Fan Who Wanted His Eagles To ‘Let Him Down One Last Time’ Made It Happen

Jeffrey Clayton Riegel died earlier this month on August 18, and listed in his obituary, was his dying wish of having 8 Eagles players serve as pallbearers at his burial to “let him down one last time.” His family made it happen. Unable to get Eagles players up to his burial Thursday, his family did their best to…

NHL Rumors: Thomas Vanek, Drew Stafford and Will Butcher

TSN: Veteran forwards Thomas Vanek and Drew Stafford are still looking for a contract for next season. Their agent Steve Bartlett said that interest in both has picked up lately and new deals could be coming soon. ”I do feel optimistic that something will come through for both of these guys in the next week…

GearGeek.Com Launches The First Online NHL Equipment Database

Hockey players and fans are now able to search the world’s first comprehensive database of equipment and sticks used by active NHL players. Newly launched GearGeek.com catalogs the sticks, gloves, pants, skates and helmets used by each NHL player. Equipment data is updated daily so visitors to the site see the most current information. With summer well…

Why there are Detroit Red Wings logos at the Nazi rally in Charlottesville

This weekend’s Nazi demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, are an ugly reminder of our current situation. Since Friday night, theUnite The Right rally has brought together various factions representing white supremacy, white nationalism, fascism, and Nazis to the University of Virginia for marches an violence. It’s a sobering reality, and it takes on a pall of surreality…

NHL Rumors: Jagr, Kucherov, Penguins and Butcher

On Jaromir Jagr and Nikita Kucherov … Larry Brooks of the NY Post: [Brooks] notes that Jaromir Jagr was told after the season by the Florida Panthers that after the expansion draft he would be getting a contract offer from them. This didn’t happen. [Brooks] wonders if something had changed after they hired Bob Boughner as their new head coach. Other…

NHL Rumors: Jagr, Semin, Islanders and Penguins

On Jaromir Jagr … Zdenek Janda: Jaromir Jagr is skating with Kladno – his hometown team – but is still hoping to sign with a NHL team: “I don’t think I am so bad that I couldn’t play there.” On Alexanders Semin … Slava Malamud: Alex Semin is still trying to find a KHL that will sign him….

Rangers Defenseman Announces Retirement From NHL

The veteran defenseman, who played parts of 12 seasons for the Nashville Predators and Rangers, announced his retirement from the NHL on Friday. “Thank you to the fans of both cities for their appreciation,” Klein, 32, said. “I couldn’t have been happier to play in front of you. I’ll miss all the friends I’ve made…

NHL Rumors: Devils, Kovalchuk, Franson and Free Agents

On the New Jersey Devils and Ilya Kovalchuk …. Andrew Gross of The Record: Ilya Kovalchuk’s agent, Jay Grossman confirmed yesterday that Kovalchuk will be playing next season in the KHL and not coming back to the NHL. The New Jersey Devils retain his rights until next July 1st. Grossman had been talking to teams about a…

THE TOP FREE AGENTS OF 2017

Last year’s stacked unrestricted free agent group gave us David Backes, Andrew Ladd, Kyle Okposo, Milan Lucic and Keith Yandle, to list just a handful of the top names. And while Steven Stamkos didn’t make it to July 1 unsigned, he did reach the early free agent negotiation window, so he was essentially part of…