Tag Archives: Sports/Hockey/NHL

Gary Bettman set to unveil 24-team NHL playoff format if play resumes

By | May 26, 2020

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is expected to announce the league’s return-to-play format Tuesday afternoon. Bettman is set to make a televised address at 4:30 p.m. ET about what hockey will look like if the NHL can resume the season this summer. That means a 24-team straight-to-playoffs format with the league’s other seven teams having their seasons ended. The… Read More »

Winnipeg Jets will be part of 24-team playoffs if NHL resumes play, league announces

By | May 26, 2020

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league and the NHL Players’ Association have agreed on a return-to-play format in the event the 2019-20 season can resume. The 24-team plan would see the top-4 clubs in the Eastern and Western Conference play two mini round-robin tournaments to determine seeding for the playoffs. The other eight teams in each conference… Read More »

Capitals waive Brendan Leipsic after misogynistic comments made public

By | May 8, 2020

The Washington Capitals placed Brendan Leipsic on unconditional waivers on Friday, two days after it was revealed the forward made misogynistic comments in a private group chat. The team said the move was made with the intention of terminating Leipsic’s contract. The 25-year old signed a one-year, $700,000 deal in July. The Washington Capitals have placed Brendan Leipsic… Read More »

Winnipeg NHLer Brendan Leipsic apologizes after ‘inappropriate and offensive’ comments go public

By | May 6, 2020

Washington Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic is apologizing after a private group chat that included misogynistic comments was leaked on Wednesday. Screenshots from the chat featuring Leipsic, who is from Winnipeg, were published on the Instagram account @angelszeee2020. That account has since deleted them, but they continue to circulate on social media. In a statement on Twitter, Leipsic said his friend’s account… Read More »

Winnipeg-born NHLer Brendan Leipsic apologizes after ‘inappropriate and offensive’ comments go public

By | May 6, 2020

Washington Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic is apologizing after a private group chat that included misogynistic comments was leaked on Wednesday. Screenshots from the chat featuring Leipsic, who is from Winnipeg, were published on the Instagram account @angelszeee2020. That account has since deleted them, but they continue to circulate on social media. In a statement on Twitter, Leipsic said his friend’s account… Read More »

NHL goalies getting creative with at-home training during pandemic

By | April 26, 2020

Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom is using a tennis ball machine as part of his training to stay sharp. Columbus Blue Jackets counterpart Joonas Korpisalo doesn’t have that technology at his disposal during the COVID-19 pandemic, so a wall has had to do the trick. Toronto Maple Leafs netminder Frederik Andersen, meanwhile, might have the best option of… Read More »

Playing sports while sequestered harder for athletes with families

By | April 17, 2020

For many athletes, the prospect of professional sports slowly emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic to resume play in empty sports complexes is reason for optimism. Sure, the stadiums and arenas will be devoid of the fan atmosphere that’s so integral to the professional sports experience, but players currently sitting at home bingeing Netflix shows would be able to… Read More »