Mike Beaver

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  • 14 years ago

    With this season's Stanley Cup making three championships in the past nine seasons, the New Jersey Devils have bumped the Sopranos off the top of the heap as the hottest thing going in Jersey. These chalice-toting titans' forechecks from hell and ...

  • 14 years ago

    A funny thing happened in the NHL the last month of the regular season: A case of old-school hockey broke out. The St. Louis Blues took a trip in the wayback machine to the days of the old "Chuck" Norris Division, shedding the mitts and renewing t...

  • 14 years ago

    Fighting is down in the NHL this season, there's no doubt about it. Run the numbers and you'll find around a 25 percent drop of activity in the neighborhood of the rough guys. And you don't have to be a member of Mensa to figure out why: rule chan...

  • 14 years ago

    Not many eyebrows were raised on November 16 when word spread throughout the NHL that Bob Probert was slated to start broadcasting games for the Blackhawks. But you can bet that fight fans of the league's legion of fist wondered for a long moment ...

  • 14 years ago

    Capone had Nitti. Gotti had Sammy the Bull. Scooby-Doo had Shaggy. Notice a theme here? Strength needs support to stay on top, and it's no different in the world of the professional hockey fighter. No matter how battle-tested he might be, no heavy...

  • 15 years ago

    Advil, anyone? There are more than a handful of NHL players who took two after the rugged opening round of action on the road to the sacred chalice, the Stanley Cup. This somewhat surreal landscape of blood on the ice and fire in the fists had bee...


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