Agent for Ottawa Senators’ Nikita Zaitsev responds to child custody dispute after ex-wife shares video

The ex-wife of Nikita Zaitsev shared a video on social media and accused the Ottawa Senators defenseman of forcibly removing their children from her custody in Russia. Zaitsev, who had been away from the Senators last month for “personal reasons,” on Friday denied the claim via his agent, Dan Milstein, who addressed the situation with a statement on Twitter requesting privacy on behalf of the family. “The story that […]

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‘Miracle on Ice’ star Pavelich committed by judge

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — A Minnesota judge on Wednesday ordered that a former member of the “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team should be committed to a secure treatment facility, saying the hockey star is mentally ill and dangerous. Mark Pavelich, 61, of Lutsen, was charged with felony assault in August for allegedly beating a friend with a metal […]

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Senators’ Borowiecki stops attempted robbery

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Mark Borowiecki fights crime on his days off from hockey. The Ottawa Senators defenseman stopped an attempted robbery Sunday while out for a walk, Vancouver police said. He saw someone breaking into a parked car and confronted the person before wrestling away what was taken. The alleged thief got away but the property was returned, police […]

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Last-place Devils fire Hynes hours before faceoff

The New Jersey Devils have relieved John Hynes of his head coaching duties after a disastrous start to the season. The Devils are 9-13-4 this season. Their 22 points are second fewest in the NHL, and they have the fourth-worst record in the NHL over the last two seasons at 40-54-14. Hynes, who was hired in 2015, finishes his Devils […]

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Chicago Blackhawks to investigate assistant coach Marc Crawford after allegation of physical abuse

The recent onslaught of NHL coaches under the limelight for physical or verbal abuse of players continues to accumulate. Most recently, Marc Crawford has been put on the spot, with former NHLer Sean Avery alleging that Crawford kicked him while the two were in Los Angeles with the Kings. “He kicked me after a too-many-men-on-the-ice call I took,” Avery told the New […]

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Hockey player-created app lets others review coaches, agents

American Hockey League defenseman Josh Healey has developed an app that he believes allows players to report abusive coaches without damaging their careers. Since launching The Sports Aux on Jan. 25, 2019, Healey has attracted 3,500 users, including 1,500 verified hockey players, with more than 90% of the players coming from the American Hockey League, ECHL, junior hockey or the college […]

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