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  1. Cancer patient meets Stanley Cup, Giguere

    Lynn Hoppes

    Logan Piz, a 13-year-old cancer patient in Denver, thought it was a normal Wednesday, heading to Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children to get treatment for Ewing's sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. Instead, through Make-A-Wish, Piz got the chance to spe...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  2. Chris Nilan talks NHL film, fighting, recovery

    Lynn Hoppes

    Chris "Knuckles" Nilan turned fighting on the streets in Boston into a long career in the NHL as one of the league's most accomplished enforcers. "Fighting was easy. It was second nature to me," said the 54-year-old Nilan, who retired in 1992. "No...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  3. NHL fans want more than an apology

    Lynn Hoppes

    Apologies are flowing. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman offered this: "I read the letters, I followed the tweets, I read the blogs. We have a lot of work to do." Buffalo Sabres president Ted Black said, "We're going to do whatever we can to get ba...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  4. NHL fans are tired of not being heard

    Lynn Hoppes

    Twice a week, a group of hockey fans in Los Angeles get together to play a recreational game for a few hours. In fact, each person pays money to rent the rink on Wednesdays and Saturdays. "I love hockey enough to pay $20 twice a week to play. I...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  5. Brad Richards on NHL labor, new shirt line

    Lynn Hoppes

    With the NHL still in a lockout with no end in sight, New York Rangers center Brad Richards has been spending his free time doing charity work to help victims of Hurricane Sandy and to become the face for UNTUCKit, a new company selling button-down s...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  6. Patrick Sharp talks hockey, Chicago honor

    Lynn Hoppes

    I start: "Patrick, we're going to get to the NHL lockout and your exercise program with Gillette, but let's talk about you being one of the '50 Most Beautiful Chicagoans.' " "I was hoping no one was going to ask me about that!" said Sharp, who is ...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  7. Matthew Perry talks about NHL Awards

    Lynn Hoppes

    This post has been amended to remove passages that did not meet ESPN standards for original language. Although he was born in Massachusetts, actor Matthew Perry considers himself all Canadian. After his parents divorced, Perry was raised by h...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  8. Happy birthday, Gary Bettman!

    Lynn Hoppes

    Gary Bettman, commissioner of the National Hockey League, was born today in Queens, N.Y. The 60-year-old Bettman, a graduate of Cornell University and New York University School of Law, has been commissioner since 1993. Bettman's controversial ...

    Blog | June 02, 2012
  9. Alyssa Milano to host NHL Twitter account

    Lynn Hoppes

    Actress @Alyssa_Milano will take over the Twitter account of the @NHL during tonight's Game 3 of the Western Conference final between the Los Angeles Kings and the Phoenix Coyotes. Milano, a rabid baseball fan who has also been a Kings season-tick...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  10. SportsCenter: Barry Melrose, my friends

    Lynn Hoppes

    Is NHL's Barry Melrose the World's Most Interesting Analyst?...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  11. Happy birthday, Jerry Seinfeld!

    Lynn Hoppes

    Comic genius Jerry Seinfeld turns 58 today, and we'll look back on some of his sports moments from his amazing television show "Seinfeld," which ran from 1989 to 1998. That means his moments, not Kramer's or George's! 5. Jerry and his high school ...

    Blog | April 29, 2012