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Use of Actual Penguins at NHL Game Rankles PETA

They were 'terrorized,' says group, but zoo calls that nonsense

(Newser) - The zoo calls it an "enrichment experience" for penguins, but PETA thinks it amounts to "shy animals terrorized." Such is the controversy over the NHL's decision to put live penguins on the ice before a rare outdoor game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers. In... More »

Hockey Great Gordie Howe Dead at 88

'Mr. Hockey' died Friday morning

(Newser) - Hockey legend Gordie Howe is dead at age 88, the Detroit Red Wings confirmed to CBS Detroit Friday. His son, Marty Howe, tells CNN he died Friday morning. Howe, a Hockey Hall of Famer and six-time NHL MVP, had an incredible career that led to his nickname, "Mr. Hockey"... More »

Players Sue: NHL Promoted 'Extreme Violence' for Profit

It's the second suit against the NHL since November

(Newser) - The National Hockey League is being sued by nine of its own, who claim the league "intentionally created, fostered, and promoted a culture of extreme violence" with an eye on profit, the suit reads. Ex-players brought a similar suit against the NHL in November , but the New York Times... More »

NHL Blitzes North America With an Apology

Full-page ad in 40 newspapers apologizes for lockout

(Newser) - The National Hockey League finally kicks off its 2012-2013 season tomorrow, but before it drops the puck, it has something to say to its fans: So sorry 'bout that four-month lockout. The NHL took out full-page ads in about 40 newspapers in Canada and the United States yesterday, including... More »

NHL, Union Make Last Push to Save Season

But commissioner says time is running out

(Newser) - 2012 vanished without any deal to finally get the 2012-13 NHL season under way, but fans now have reason to be hopeful, AP reports. The league and the players' association are back on speaking terms and held their first face-to-face meeting since Dec. 13 yesterday. The lockout has caused games... More »

Victim of NHL Lockout: Coors Light

Not nearly as many Canadians drinking beer these days

(Newser) - With the NHL lockout still ongoing, Canadians apparently don't have nearly as many excuses to drink beer. Molson Coors Brewing Co. says beer sales are down across Canada thanks to the lockout, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. The CEO of the company, which makes Coors Light and Molson Canadian,... More »

Kings Fans Taunt Devils With Jersey Shore Heads

4-0 puts Kings one win away from first Stanley Cup

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Kings are now just a game away from the first Stanley Cup in their 45-year history—and Snooki may have helped. Kings fans taunted their rivals by holding up huge cardboard cutouts of Jersey Shore characters directly behind the New Jersey Devils' bench during last night's... More »

NHL Fan Sues Penguins for 3 Texts Too Many

Fred Weiss says he agreed to only 3 a week, got 9 in 2 weeks

(Newser) - Fred Weiss signed up to get text message alerts from the Pittsburgh Penguins, and was assured by the promotional agreement he would only receive up to three texts per week. When he started receiving more than that, rather than simply unsubscribing, he filed a lawsuit. Weiss alleges that the NHL... More »

Trio of Enforcer Deaths Puts Spotlight on NHL Fighting

Wade Belak third NHL tough guy to die this year

(Newser) - A trio of deaths has put the spotlight on the role of tough guys in hockey like never before. Recently retired player Wade Belak was found hanged in a hotel room this week. His death follows that of Rick Rypien, who died in apparent suicide last month, and New York... More »

Hockey Finds Itself in a Whole New Brawl Game

NHL rough stuff has risen every year since the lockout despite rule changes

(Newser) - Fighting has been as much a part of hockey as skating for generations, but the rough stuff has been on the rise in the NHL since the 2004-05 lockout. By one account, fights are up by 15% from last season. With the enforcer's role becoming more vital, the New York ... More »

NHL Snaps It Up Online

Boosts online coverage of hockey games

(Newser) - The National Hockey League is increasing its online footprint with expanded game coverage on the web. One game each day will be offered online to America's 20 million hockey fans with multiple camera angles and on-demand playback. The league has moved to Flash-based video that more Mac and PC users... More »

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