The Straight Edge

The Straight Edge: Enforcers are alive and well

The Straight Edge: Enforcers are alive and well

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.


The Straight Edge: Pulling together for Baird

The Straight Edge: Pulling together for Baird

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.


The Straight Edge: Players need to use good judgment away from the rink

The Straight Edge: Players need to use good judgment away from the rink

by Ryan Kennedy - July 18, 2008 12:12 PM EDT

Former NHLer Ryan VandenBussche’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.


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