by Ryan Kennedy - August 8, 2008 1:13 PM EDT
If you think the NHL is turning its back on the fighter, think again. Enforcers have always been a part of the game, though their skill set has had to adapt.
James DeLory knows what has got him this far in his hockey career. At 6-foot-5, 225 pounds, the recently graduated Oshawa Generals defenseman was known as one of the toughest customers in the Ontario League, dropping the gloves and physically intimidating the other team whenever necessary.
by Ryan Kennedy - August 1, 2008 11:37 AM EDT
Jason Baird was living the dream of playing hockey for a living until an accident at his summer job put his life in danger.
Jason Baird is not a household name in Toronto, New York or Boston. He doesn’t have a high-priced agent and fantasy poolies do not call out his name.
by Ryan Kennedy - July 18, 2008 12:12 PM EDT
Former NHLer Ryan VandenBusscheâ€™s case shows players must err on the side of caution during their extracurricular activities.
At this point in the off-season, players are generally engaged in two activities: training and golfing. The training takes place in the morning, the golf in the afternoon.