'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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An ambassador, it is said, is someone who thinks very carefully before saying nothing. Never is that old saying truer than during an American presidential campaign.
Rangers coach John Tortorella was fined $30,000 by the NHL for critical comments of the league and the officials in New York's Winter Classic victory over Philadelphia.
The next player to hammer a goaltender outside the crease isn't likely to get off as easily as Milan Lucic.
Brendan Shanahan never won the Lady Byng Trophy, awarded to an NHL star exhibiting sportsmanship and gentlemanly play.
The most visible man during the NHL preseason has been Brendan Shanahan and not Sidney Crosby, a revealing fact about what holds the hockey world's attention going into the 2011-12 season: hits to the head.
Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers escaped punishment by the NHL on Tuesday night because the league doesn't have conclusive evidence he directed a homophobic slur at the Rangers' Sean Avery.
Beth Hill pauses in her telling of Fort Ticonderoga's storied history as three young men dressed in colonial garb and armed with muskets fire a volley from the stone ramparts of the reconstructed fortress located on a bluff overlooking Lake Champlain's southern end.
Canucks president Mike Gillis said Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk "used a can opener" in delivering a brutal hit on Mason Raymond that left the Vancouver forward in a Boston hospital with a back injury.
Commissioner Gary Bettman believes the NHL will adopt a more balanced schedule when the relocated Winnipeg franchise likely moves to the Western Conference in 2012.
Colin Campbell is done serving as the NHL's chief disciplinarian, handing off one of the most thankless tasks in hockey to Brendan Shanahan.
Tampa Bay's Steve Downie expressed regret. Pittsburgh's Chris Kunitz was remorseful, too.
Bobby Ryan doesn't agree with the NHL suspending him two games for stomping on Predators defenseman Jonathan Blum's foot, and the Anaheim star isn't sure how he'll handle watching Games 3 and 4 in Music City from the press box.
Matt Cooke got exactly the kind of harsh punishment Mario Lemieux challenged the NHL to hand out.
Penguins forward Matt Cooke was suspended for the remainder of the regular season and first round of the playoffs by the NHL for elbowing Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers in the head.
Islanders forward Trevor Gillies has been hit hard by the NHL again, getting a 10-game ban Friday for a dangerous shot from behind in his first game back from a nine-game suspension.
"I want to know what is real," said Colin Campbell, the NHL's senior vice president of hockey operations. "Sometimes you can get more at the problem in August after the season has gone away before we start another season."
NHL vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell says Barch "has admitted making the remark, but denies that the comment was racially motivated."