October 8, 2009
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Former NHL star Theo Fleury says he was sexually abused by a junior hockey coach. Fleury's account is detailed in an autobiography called "Playing With Fire. " The book is to be released next week. Excerpts appeared online. The former Calgary Flames forward accuses Graham James of abuse. James was jailed in 1997 after admitting to sexually abusing two players on his junior hockey team - one being ex-NHL player Sheldon Kennedy. James could not immediately be reached for comment.
May 17, 2011 |
Sam Anas thought he had laid out the perfect road map for his hockey career when he committed to Quinnipiac last year. The Landon senior, the 2010-11 All-Met Player of the Year , saw himself playing Division I college hockey next fall. Then, the coaches at ECAC school in Hamden, Conn., hit him with an unusual question: Where are you going to play juniors next year? "It was definitely a surprise," Anas said, "but I started talking to some guys who've done it, and it settled in on me. I'm cool with it. " On Monday,...
May 23, 2008
The Washington Capitals signed defenseman Karl Alzner , their 2007 first-round draft pick, to a three-year entry-level contract yesterday. The team also announced that it has extended its agreement with its minor league affiliate in Hershey, Pa., through the 2009-10 season, with an option for a third year. Alzner, last year's fifth overall pick, recorded 36 points (seven goals, 29 assists) and was plus-26 for the Calgary Hitmen this past season. A stay-at-home defenseman, the 6-foot-2, 198-pound Alzner was...
January 29, 2010 |
When Mike Green limped off the ice after a light skate this morning, he did not look like he could play 24 hours from now. As it turns out, the NHL took the decision out of his hands. Green was suspended this morning for three games without pay for his elbow to the head of Michael Frolik on Friday night. The NHL's leading scorer among defenseman will forfeit $81,606.21. Green referred all questions about the league's decision to Coach Bruce Boudreau. But the defenseman said he didn't think he deserved a penalty.
March 25, 2011 |
NASHVILLE — Coach Bruce Boudreau noticed early on during official workouts that one young prospect wasn't content to simply enjoy his time at Kettler Capitals Iceplex and accept any preconceived conclusion that he couldn't stick with the Washington Capitals this season. In the two weeks since rookie camp opened, Cody Eakin has been all business. He knew coming in that he might be a long shot to reach the NHL at the start of this season, but he has demonstrated...
January 31, 2010 |
When the Washington Capitals attempt to match the longest winning streak in franchise history Sunday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Lightning, they'll have to do it without one of their best players. Mike Green, the NHL's leading scorer among defensemen, was suspended Saturday for three games, without pay, by the league for his elbow to the head of Florida Panthers forward Michael Frolik in the first period of Friday night's 4-1 victory at Verizon Center . Although Green does not have a history of controversial...