First Liners

The last time the Detroit Red Wings failed to make the Stanley Cup playoffs, Danny DeKeyser wasn’t even born. And if he has anything to do with it, that streak will remain alive for as long as...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 12:08
Torey Krug always dreamed of playing college hockey in Boston. While that dream never came true, wearing the Spoked B on the front of his Bruins jersey is the next best thing. Krug exploded on the...
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 15:47
  Waterloo Black Hawks coach P.K. O’Handley hears the question from NHL scouts all the time. Who’s his program’s better prospect, Brock Boeser or Tom Novak? “It all...
Monday, February 2, 2015 - 15:06
An explosive first stride is a great way to make a good first impression. Just ask Anthony Noreen. The head coach and general manager of the Youngstown Phantoms remembers the first time he saw Kyle...
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 16:49
Like a delicious appetizer, Tyler Johnson’s 14-game “taste of the NHL” at the tail end of the 2012-13 season only whetted his appetite for the full-course smorgasbord in The Show....
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 11:49
Coach Jim Plumer calls it the "turning point" in Amanda Pelkey's career. The senior forward says it was the jolt of self-confidence she needed.  After being cut from the U.S. Women's National...
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 15:34
As the old adage goes, ‘Good things come to those who wait.’ For Nic Dowd — whose hockey odyssey has taken him from the Deep South to within a step from the top rung of the game...
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 14:22
When Cal Petersen’s school day ended in sixth grade, he didn’t head home like many of his classmates.  Rather, he had a three-hour drive ahead of him. And that was just one way. Such...
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 16:06
When kids reach a certain age they tend to forget things about their childhood, like the details of a hockey tournament they played in when they were 12 years old. Tommy Wingels falls into this...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 13:50
When kids reach a certain age they tend to forget things about their childhood, like the details of a hockey tournament they played in when they were 12 years old. Tommy Wingels falls into this...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 13:46
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