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The family of an NHL player who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered as an enforcer and for his addiction to prescription painkillers.
The federal lawsuit was filed Tuesday morning in Trenton by the NCAA, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL. But lawmakers say the suit was not a surprise.
Dan Girardi is finally getting national recognition for his value to the Rangers.
The Devils remain on a roll thanks to their 3-2 shootout victory over the Islanders Sunday. New Jersey came into the season having participated in 62 shootouts, just three behind the Boston Bruins for the most since the NHL began using the tie-breaker back in the 2005-06 season.
Now on a two game winning streak, the Rangers head out west to play the Ducks and Sharks. This has been the time of the season when they have played their best hockey … down the stretch.
Brian Monzo, producer for WFAN and hockey writer for WFAN.com, joined Neil Keefe again to talk about the outlook for the metro hockey teams down the stretch.
Zenon Konopka is ready to rumble — again. This time Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux is drawing the ire of the Islanders’ enforcer.
There are three main problems with the NHL and the way they currently police problems in the league that just need some slight modifying to make the game better and safer.
The Islanders have suspended goalie Evgeni Nabokov for not reporting to the team after being claimed off waivers from the Red Wings last week.
Here are five things that I thought about at length during and following Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss to the Canadiens.
The NHL announced the additional 36 All-Stars and 12 Rookies who will join fan-voted top six, including the Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist and Marc Staal.
Dan Rosen of NHL.com joined me from Heinz Field to talk about the crazy work hours he has been enduring along with the ice crew for this year’s Winter Classic, and to detail the whole process of turning an NFL field into an NHL rink.
The goal scoring numbers are not pretty for New Jersey’s 2010-11 season. The Devils begin the week with just 53 goals, fewest in the NHL.
The Devils finished up November with three wins in four games, thanks to the goaltending of Johan Hedberg who also led New Jersey to its first back-to-back victories of the season.
The Devils reached their 20-game milestone in the 2010-11 season Saturday night in St. Louis and are just 5-13-2. The 20-game point total ranks as the 3rd-worst in club history since the team moved to New Jersey in 1982.