Hockey

The NHL's "great expansion" of 1967 delivered hockey to California, led to the "Broad Street Bullies" and legitimized the league as a major force in North American professional sports. Fifty years ago this week, the owners of the original six teams unanimously approved doubling...
When Brent Burns packs his bags for road trips, the San Jose Sharks defenseman often leaves something behind: his cosmetic teeth. "I don't wear them often," he said. "I usually find them in a drawer a couple months down the road and put them somewhere safe, forget where that is...
When Brent Burns packs his bags for road trips, the San Jose Sharks defenseman often leaves something behind: His cosmetic teeth. "I don't wear them often," he said. "I usually find them in a drawer a couple months down the road and put them somewhere safe, forget where that is...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Martin Brodeur tried to start his thank you speech only to be drowned out by the roaring crowd. Finally, he stepped away from the podium and simply soaked it all in. The New Jersey Devils retired Brodeur's No. 30 jersey Tuesday night during a pregame ceremony...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Martin Brodeur tried to start his thank you speech only to be drowned out by the roaring crowd. Finally, he stepped away from the podium and simply soaked it all in. The New Jersey Devils retired Brodeur's No. 30 jersey Tuesday night during a pregame ceremony...
TORONTO (AP) — The Ottawa Senators acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday in a nine-player blockbuster trade weeks before the deadline. Ottawa gets Phaneuf, forwards Matt Frattin, Casey Bailey and Ryan Rupert, and defensive prospect Cody...
TORONTO (AP) — The Ottawa Senators have acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf from the Toronto Maple Leafs in a nine-player trade weeks before the deadline. Ottawa gets Phaneuf, forwards Matt Frattin, Casey Bailey and Ryan Rupert, and defensive prospect Cody Donaghey from the Maple...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Even after retiring, Marty Brodeur is still the face of New Jersey Devils' hockey. The NHL's winningest goaltender was back in New Jersey on Saturday to conduct a youth hockey clinic, talk about a career that earned the Devils three Stanley Cups and look...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Long after the end of his NHL career, Steve Payne is living an empty-nest life with his wife and three dogs in western Wisconsin. There is one problem: His brain has aged about a decade ahead of his body. "I've been examined by several experts, and they've...