Getting To Know

Ron Greschner

Ron Greschner

by Mark Malinowski - August 14, 2011 12:24 PM EDT

This week's Q and A features the long-time Rangers defenseman from the 1970s and '80s.
Status: New York Rangers defenseman from 1974-1990. Currently operates www.Greschnersports.com which specializes in authentic, customized memorabilia.


Mark Hardy

Mark Hardy

by Mark Malinowski - August 7, 2011 8:40 AM EDT

The long-time NHL defenseman and assistant coach get the Q&A treatment from THN.
Status: NHL defenseman from 1979 to 1994 for the Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers and Minnesota North Stars. Served as an assistant coach from 1999 to 2010 for the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks.


Mike Peluso

Mike Peluso

by Mark Malinowski - July 31, 2011 10:35 AM EDT

The tough-as-nails veteran of 458 games spills the beans on his life in hockey on and off the ice.
Status: NHL left winger from 1990 to 1998 for Chicago, Ottawa, New Jersey, St. Louis, Calgary. Currently serves as a scout for Edmonton.   DOB: Nov.


Darius Kasparaitis

Darius Kasparaitis

by Mark Malinowski - July 24, 2011 9:20 AM EDT

We catch up with controversial former NHLer Darius Kasparaitis to talk about life on and off the ice.
Status: NHL defenseman from 1992 to 2007 with New York Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins, Colorado Avalanche and New York Rangers. Also played for Dynamo Moscow and SKA St.


Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray

by Mark Malinowski - July 17, 2011 10:15 AM EDT

In this week's Q and A, we talk to Columbus' Andrew Murray about his memorable moments in hockey and more.
Status: Unrestricted free agent. Former Columbus Blue Jackets center. DOB: Nov. 6, 1981 In: Selkirk, Man. First Hockey Memory: "Going on the rink back home and not being able to skate.


Getting to Know: Evgeny Grachev

Getting to Know: Evgeny Grachev

by Mark Malinowski - July 10, 2011 9:35 AM EDT

The former Ranger and current Blue talks about his hockey career both on and off the ice.
Status: St. Louis Blues right center Ht: 6-foot-4 Wt: 222 pounds DOB: Feb. 21, 1990 In: Khabarovsk, Russia First Hockey Memory: "I think it was the brother's practices because I went to a lot of them.


Paul Stewart

Paul Stewart

by Mark Malinowski - July 3, 2011 12:11 PM EDT

The former NHLer and NHL referee dishes about memorable moments from his career in both fields.
Status: Former NHL forward for Quebec Nordiques in 1979-80. Also played for WHA's Cincinnati Stingers. Former NHL referee. Currently serves as men’s league supervisor of officials for ECAC hockey.


Bernie Nicholls

Bernie Nicholls

by Mark Malinowski - June 26, 2011 10:56 AM EDT

The one-time 70-goal scorer answers questions about his NHL career both on and off the ice.
Status: NHL center from 1981-1999 for Los Angeles, New York Rangers, Edmonton, New Jersey, Chicago and San Jose. Ht: 6-foot Wt: 185 pounds DOB: June 24, 1961 In: Haliburton, Ont.


Mike Smith

Mike Smith

by Mark Malinowski - June 19, 2011 11:52 AM EDT

The focus of our weekly Q and A this time is Mike Smith, the backup goaltender of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Status: Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender. Ht: 6-foot-4 Wt: 215 pounds DOB: March 22, 1982 In: Kingston, Ont. First Hockey Memory: "Growing up in Canada, I grew up on a little river in the back of my house.


Barry 'Bubba' Beck

Barry 'Bubba' Beck

by Mark Malinowski - June 12, 2011 10:30 AM EDT

In this week's Q & A, we catch up with Barry Beck who answers about his favorite arena, uniform and much more.
Status: NHL defenseman from 1977-1990 for the Colorado Rockies, New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings. Currently manages the Hong Kong Academy of Ice Hockey in China.


Jim Nill

Jim Nill

by Mark Malinowski - June 5, 2011 12:18 PM EDT

The Detroit manager talks about his memorable and funny moments plus much more.
Status: Detroit Red Wings vice president/assistant GM. 1980 Olympian. NHL right winger from 1981-1990 with St. Louis, Vancouver, Boston, Winnipeg and Detroit.


Bill Torrey

Bill Torrey

by Mark Malinowski - May 29, 2011 12:32 PM EDT

The Hall of Fame manager answers questions ranging from his funniest hockey moment to his favorite uniform and more.
Status: Former president and GM of the New York Islanders and Florida Panthers.  DOB: June 23, 1934 In: Montreal, Que. First Hockey Memory: "Do you know how old I am? Do you know how long ago that was (laughs)?! Off the cuff, I was born and raised in Montreal.


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