2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game One

No Plans For NHL Expansion

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman is flattered that North American cities without hockey teams are interested in adding one to their towns, but it just isn’t in the plans.


Joel Quenneville (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images,) Kevin Dineen (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Former Whalers Teammates Back Together Again

Joel Quenneville and Kevin Dineen are together again. Dineen was hired Monday as an assistant coach to Quenneville with the Chicago Blackhawks. They were teammates with the Hartford Whalers for six seasons from 1984 to 1990.


LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13:  Goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings attempts to make a save in double overtime against the New York Rangers during Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hamden’s Quick, Kings Beat Rangers In 2OT, Win Stanley Cup

Alec Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Friday night.


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5 ‘Easiest Targets’ in Sports

After last week’s Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Heat forward LeBron James called himself the “easiest target in sports” after leaving the game in the fourth quarter with cramps. But he is not alone in being an “easy target” around the sports world.


Jonathan Quick, LA Kings (Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Big Night For Connecticut’s Jonathan Quick At Garden

Connecticut’s Jonathan Quick, All-Star goalie for the Los Angeles Kings, had his best game of the NHL finals by far, making 32 saves in their 3-0 victory over New York in Game 3 on Monday night. Quick played for Hamden High and Avon Old Farms.


NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29:  Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014 in New York City. The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1 to 0.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sports Commentary 5/30/14 We Own A Piece Of This…

The last time the New York Rangers reached the Stanley Cup Final their only connection to us was their head to head competition with the Boston Bruins as the team most hated by Hartford hockey fans. 20 years later the Rangers are headed back to the final and this time they have our fingerprints all over them.


Matt Fraser #25 of the Boston Bruins scores his overtime goal against Carey Price #31, Douglas Murray #6, Mike Weaver #43 and Lars Eller #81 of the Montreal Canadiens in Game Four of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 8, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Fraser Lifts Bruins Past Canadiens, 1-0 In OT

Making his NHL playoff debut after being called up from Providence of the American Hockey League, 23-year-old Matt Fraser scored at 1:19 of overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.


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Sports Commentary 4/23/14: The Islanders or Whalers Aren’t Coming

Don’t you people know you’re being used. Everyone knows how to push your buttons, what rumors to float to mobilize you for their own purposes. The latest case was a simple radio station promotion and you fell for it.


TD  Garden, Boston (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Fans Injured At TD Garden

Authorities say two young women suffered minor injuries when a metal pole holding up protective netting behind one of the goals at the TD Garden fell and struck them after a Boston Bruins game.


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Sports Commentary 3/6/14 – The Hartford NHL Pipedream

I admire the Hartford Whalers Booster Club. I even commend them for keeping the dream of an NHL return to Hartford alive since the Whalers left 17 years ago. If there is a windmill worth titling at, maybe this is it. I admire their determination and persistence.