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  1. NHL -- Players fight because we let them fight

    Jeff MacGregor

    Without fighting, the beauty of the NHL would still remain.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  2. Detroit is bust, Detroit is an idea, Detroit memories

    Jeff MacGregor

    Detroit is bust. Detroit is an idea. The city will live on in memories of the 1968 World Series, Gordie Howe and automobiles. Bankruptcy, or no, the Red Wings, Tigers, Lions and Pistons will play on.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  3. Islanders, Kings and the pro sports stadium racket

    Jeff MacGregor

    You can't put a price on glory. Or maybe you can. Owners threaten to move and demand new arenas. In the late age of money, cynicism and American mobility, what does it mean to be the "home" team?

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  4. Sports and pain, lessons and limits

    Jeff MacGregor

    Is pain a means to grace? To clarity? Is it an "instrument for perfecting" ourselves? Where's the line between the instructive and the destructive? What are sports meant to teach?

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  5. Hockey memories and revisiting the NHL after the lockout

    Jeff MacGregor

    Maybe fans at the post-lockout NHL game go to rekindle something. Not just to admire the high level of play or to root for the local colors, but to feel, however briefly and imperfectly, the thing itself.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  6. Will Gary Bettman blow up the NHL season? An action-packed thrill...

    Jeff MacGregor

    Will Gary Bettman blow up the NHL season? Read the script of another action-packed, thrilling episode of "Home Ice" to find out.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2012
  7. The NHL labor cliff, the U.S. fiscal cliff, brinksmanship, gamesm...

    Jeff MacGregor

    The NHL season is slipping away. The U.S. faces a "fiscal cliff." Suddenly everything everywhere is brinksmanship. Gamesmanship. Stalemate. Staredown. Everything is Us against Them!

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  8. In NFL lockout of referees, no thought of safety or the middle cl...

    Jeff MacGregor

    If the NFL were serious about player safety and player conduct, it wouldn't have locked out the refs. If the general public were serious about saving the middle class, people would be standing up for those officials.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2012
  9. Sports-packed Saturday featured everything but football

    Jeff MacGregor

    If it wasn't the best sports day in history it was certainly one of the busiest. From tennis to soccer to baseball to tracks to hockey to basketball to boxing, June 9 had everything but football.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2012
  10. Sports week in review

    Jeff MacGregor

    The week in review from death to life, from loss to win, from political metaphors to sports clichés.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  11. Martin Brodeur, Mariano Rivera, greatness and midlife

    Jeff MacGregor

    It is a rare and happy thing to grow old and great in your craft. Thoughts on Martin Brodeur and Mariano Rivera.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2012
  12. Flyers G Ilya Bryzgalov and mysteries in the crease

    Jeff MacGregor

    Tuesday night's game was Ilya Bryzgalov's untidy season in miniature: a brilliant mess, an expensive oddball thought-experiment on the persistent unfairness of fairness, and a jittery meditation on uncertainty.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  13. Devils of Newark, 'New Jersey's only real team'

    Jeff MacGregor

    Watching Game 7 in Newark: When the Devils moved from the Meadowlands a few years ago, not only were they anchoring a new urban improvement strategy, they were moving from no place to someplace.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  14. Australian Open, Patrick Witt, Phil Knight, All-Star Sunday, Sidn...

    Jeff MacGregor

    From the Australian Open to Patrick Witt, Phil Knight, All-Star Sunday, Sidney Crosby and Tim Thomas: legend-making and revisionism, back-pedaling and product placement and plausible deniability.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2012
  15. For the first time in 15 yers, the New Jersey Devils won't be in ...

    Jeff MacGregor

    The playoffs will start without Martin Brodeur and the Devils next week, and that hasn't happened in a long time. And yet as our writer watches their fans cope, he finds a spirit worth embracing.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2011
  16. What fans believe, and what they don't about sports

    Jeff MacGregor

    Jeff MacGregor asked sports fans what they believe. This week, some of their answers. All of which, in their hundreds, were terrific.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2010