Backchecking

Backchecking: Paul Henderson

Backchecking: Paul Henderson

by The Hockey News - September 22, 2012 10:20 AM EDT

Paul Henderson brought Canadians to their feet in the ’72 Summit Series. Battling cancer at 68, he’s once again a role model
By Evan Boudreau In November 2009, Paul Henderson got the shock of his life. During a routine checkup, his doctor recommended an abdominal ultrasound – a seemingly harmless precaution.


Backchecking: Terry O’Reilly

Backchecking: Terry O’Reilly

by The Hockey News - September 15, 2012 11:05 AM EDT

O’Reilly was made to be a Bruin, spending his entire NHL career in Boston and loving every minute of it. Especially with ‘Grapes’
By David Salter No player has ever epitomized what it means to be a Boston Bruin like Terry O’Reilly. Tough? Check. Talented? Check.


Backchecking: Ron Duguay

Backchecking: Ron Duguay

by The Hockey News - February 25, 2012 10:20 AM EST

Helmetless Ron Duguay looked and lived the part of a playboy, especially during his Ranger days. But, man, could he ever play.
By David Salter Standing outside a tiny dressing room at a dingy arena in Sackville, N.S., Ron Duguay looks a little out of place. With long, feathered hair, tanned skin and a bright smile, he could easily pass for movie star or at the very least an understudy for Jon Bon Jovi.


Backchecking: Dennis Hull

Backchecking: Dennis Hull

by The Hockey News - February 11, 2012 10:15 AM EST

Energized by the Summit Series, Dennis Hull filled Bobby’s shoes as Chicago defied the odds to reach the final in 1972-73.
By David Salter The future looked bleak for the Chicago Black Hawks entering 1972-73. They had qualified for the Stanley Cup final two years earlier, but their superstar, Bobby ‘The Golden Jet’ Hull, had signed with the World Hockey Association’s Winnipeg Jets in the summer and left a seemingly irreplaceable void in Chicago’s lineup.


Backchecking: Laurie Boschmann

Backchecking: Laurie Boschmann

by The Hockey News - September 24, 2011 10:40 AM EDT

As the Senators mark their 20th anniversary, we catch up with the team's original captain from the modern era.
By Murray Pam This season will mark the Ottawa Senators’ 20th anniversary since their return to the NHL. During the season, the Senators are taking the opportunity to honor their legendary early-20th-century clubs and players, including Frank Nighbor and Cyclone Taylor.


Backchecking: Jaroslav Jirik

Backchecking: Jaroslav Jirik

by The Hockey News - August 28, 2011 9:30 AM EDT

The first NHL player from the Eastern bloc wasn't afraid to break down barriers.
By Ryan Whirty Right winger Jaroslav Jirik didn’t have much of a statistical impact when he played three games for the St. Louis Blues in 1969-70.


Backchecking: Jay Wells

Backchecking: Jay Wells

by The Hockey News - August 13, 2011 9:45 AM EDT

The former long-time King and Stanley Cup champion with the Rangers is now involved with the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
By Jeff Blay After suffering a heart attack in 2008, former NHL defenseman Jay Wells is back on the ice with Hockey for the Heart, skating to raise awareness for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


Backchecking: Ron Tugnutt

Backchecking: Ron Tugnutt

by The Hockey News - July 30, 2011 3:31 PM EDT

The veteran of more than 500 NHL games parlayed his career into a couple a good gigs in hockey.
By Michael Amato Ron Tugnutt may be best remembered for a single game, but the tenacious goaltender parlayed an NHL career that spanned 16 season into broadcasting and a flourishing coaching career.


Backchecking: Tim Kerr

Backchecking: Tim Kerr

by The Hockey News - July 28, 2011 12:05 PM EDT

The former Flyer great had a career to remember, one that has him splashed in the record books.
BY MARC GIRARD Most Philadelphia hockey fans can tell you who Tim Kerr is: former Flyers right winger, Masterton Trophy winner, four-time 50-goal scorer and the man who scored 14 goals in 19 playoff games in 1989.


Backchecking: Scott Thornton

Backchecking: Scott Thornton

by The Hockey News - July 23, 2011 3:25 PM EDT

Former NHLer Scott Thornton hasn't taken it easy in life after hockey. In fact, he completed an Ironman race in "record" time.
By Connie Jensen Scott Thornton had an extensive NHL career that saw him play for six different teams over 17 seasons. The rugged left winger amassed 285 points and 1459 penalty minutes over that span, but upon retirement in 2008 Thornton wanted to accomplish something that had been on his mind since before his career had even begun: An Ironman triathlon.


Backchecking: Damian Rhodes

Backchecking: Damian Rhodes

by The Hockey News - July 16, 2011 7:40 AM EDT

Damian Rhodes' career was filled with significant firsts even though he wasn't sure he'd get beyond his first career start.
By Chris Lund When Damian Rhodes put on his Maple Leafs jersey in 1991 he thought it might be his only chance to play in an NHL game. Neither Rhodes nor the Leafs knew that the 112th pick in the 1987 draft would go on to play more than 300 games in the NHL.


Backchecking: Dan Blackburn

Backchecking: Dan Blackburn

by The Hockey News - July 9, 2011 9:35 AM EDT

Picked 10th overall by the New york Rangers in 2001, goalie Dan Blackburn's career was over at age 22 because of a training accident.
By Patrick Cwiklinski At 22, most goaltenders have yet to brush the surface of their NHL careers, but for Dan Blackburn, a career-ending injury forced the New York Rangers budding netminder to leave the game and never look back.


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