The best current articles on the topic Hockey in USA Hockey 144 144 Logo Dallas Stars Video Board Operator Pokes Fun at Toronto Maple Leafs Fan with Meme If a fan wears a random team's jersey to a game, that fan deserves what is coming to him or her. A man decided to wear a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey to Tuesday's Tampa Bay Lightning-Dallas Stars preseason game. That led to the Stars video board operator to perfectly trolling the fan with a meme. It turns out the video board operator was on fire, calling out anyone who wasn't a Stars fan. Next... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:03:09 GMT Concussion-Prone Ryane Clowe Knows He Should Give Up Fighting but Can't NEWARK, N.J. — It was December 28, 2013, when Ryane Clowe delivered a simple, clean body check to New York Islanders defenseman Brian Strait. Before Strait could discard his broken stick, teammate Matt Carkner “came to his teammate’s defense,” as they say, and asked Clowe to fight. Clowe obliged, and he and Carkner tangled in a brief fight that was mostly unremarkable but one that Clowe... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:52:35 GMT Which Carolina Hurricanes Prospects Are Making Strong Pushes for NHL Jobs? Ryan Murphy and Zach Boychuk have been here before, dueling for an opening night job at training camp. Victor Rask hasn't. For all three, though, the race for a valuable NHL roster spot has now pushed on into October—and considering the current ambiguity of the Hurricanes' lower lines and pairings, all three stand respectable chances of indeed earning such valuable spots. What has each done... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:42:25 GMT Sports Briefing | Hockey: Rangers Fall to Flyers in Preseason Game Carl Hagelin and the rookie Anthony Duclair scored for the Rangers, but host Philadelphia won. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:18:47 GMT Ranking the Top 25 Goaltenders for the 2014-15 NHL Season With all due respect to the four lines of forwards and three pairs of defencemen who take to the ice for each team in every game, nobody has pressure like the one guy in net. A goaltender is tasked with being the last line of defence for his NHL team and for getting everything right. There are no little plays; a weak shot flubbed is just as backbreaking (and often more so) than a goal against... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:51:52 GMT Chicago Blackhawks Players with the Most to Prove During the 2014-15 Preseason Winning games in the preseason is not a high priority for the Chicago Blackhawks. Leading one of the elite teams in the NHL and possessing a roster loaded with superstars, head coach Joel Quenneville knows that his top players are going to perform when the bell rings and the season begins in Dallas Oct. 9. However, four role players need to make statements in the preseason to either justify their... Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:03:15 GMT Complete Preview for the Arizona Coyotes' 2014-15 Season In a decision that brought joy to approximately 14,000 people in the summer of 2013, the Glendale City Council decided by a 4-3 vote to approve an arena lease that kept the Phoenix Coyotes from leaving the desert for a new location. There would be new ownership, new revenue and new excitement for one of the least popular franchises in the and perhaps all of sports. Yet here we are one year... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:16:22 GMT Burning Questions Ahead of the 2014-15 Washington Capitals Season As the near Barry Trotz's regular-season debut as the team's head coach, many questions remain unanswered. There are crucial decisions to be made with regard to line combinations, player movement and strategies, and there's no question that these final preseason games will help Trotz and new general manager Brian MacLellan moving forward. We know that Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and half... Thu, 02 Oct 2014 01:47:24 GMT Pittsburgh Penguins Players with the Most to Prove During the 2014-15 Preseason The Pittsburgh ' 2014 preseason schedule wraps up on Wednesday when the team visits Detroit to take on the . Even without or Evgeni Malkin taking to the ice, a wide range of storylines have swirled for the past 10 days around a team that's in a state of flux. Plenty of new faces are eager to show that they belong, while some of Pittsburgh's established veterans also find themselves with... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:11:23 GMT Ideal Homes for the Best Players on the NHL Waiver Wire Ahead of 2014-15 Season Another day, another slew of fringe players available on the waiver wire. It’s an interesting time for waivers, because there’s still a week to go before the start of the season, and the majority of teams aren’t down to their final cuts just yet. But as St. Louis Blues beat reporter Andy Strickland notes, that actually makes this time of year ideal for teams to try and slide guys through... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:02:29 GMT