December 16 2011 02:49PM
Today, CBC hockey analyst Mike Milbury was charged with assault in relation to an incident that occurred with an opposing player as he helped coach his son’s pee wee hockey team.
How serious the incident was is not entirely clear; but from the reports today it sounds like it’s fairly unexceptional hockey parent behaviour. That may change depending on what exactly Milbury said – the reports also indicate he was charged with uttering threats, after all – but everyone who has spent any amount of time around the game has seen, heard or at the very least read about the line-crossing actions of hyper-competitive hockey moms and dads.
The actions alone weren’t the reason the internet quickly filled with Mike Milbury jokes this morning.
December 13 2011 09:01PM
The World Junior Championships are less than two weeks away, and Team Canada is poised to make their final cuts tomorrow morning. It won’t be an easy decision, as the team boasts incredible depth at almost every position.
December 13 2011 12:44PM
The Jets added another forward to their NHL line-up today, claiming Antti Miettinen off waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Miettinen was available because he was attempting to return to the NHL after playing 20 games with Kazan Ak-Bars of the KHL, and league rules required Tampa Bay to place him on waivers before he could join the NHL team.
December 11 2011 10:05PM
Another week, another update of the Nation Network Hockey Pool. This week features a new leader in the standings.
December 10 2011 02:18PM
Entering action on Saturday, the Winnipeg Jets find themselves somewhere more than a little surprising: on the threshold of a playoff spot, just one point back of the Washington Capitals for eighth in the NHL’s Eastern Conference.