Skip to main content

Playfair and Cooke tarnish the sport

Christiaan Honig, Collegeville, Pa.

For years I have wondered why even some of the most important events in the hockey season receive, at best, a one-page article.

The only time hockey is ever reported on the same level as other sports is after the Stanley Cup has been claimed.

This week I finally discovered why.

The reason: people like Jim Playfair and Matt Cooke.

I have heard numerous comments from non-hockey fans about the disgraceful actions of both and how hockey is a thug sport.

Both Cooke and Playfair succeeded in damaging hockey's already floundering reputation and in setting the game back even more.




Cole Schwindt Is Now One To Watch in Calgary

Cole Schwindt might have been an afterthought in the Matthew Tkachuk trade. But his value to the Calgary Flames could be extremely important moving forward.

Nick Robertson

What's It Like to Compete For an NHL Roster Spot?

The stress of the NHL roster bubble is intense this time of year. How do two players at different ends of their careers handle the stress of trying to crack the lineup?


Five Of The Coolest NHL Preseason Moments Ever

From Pavel Bure's skate-to-stick goal to Manon Rhéaume making NHL history, let's take look at some of the coolest moments to happen during the preseason.