National Hockey League

Dancing with the hockey star

Former NHLer Sean Avery is Dancing With The Stars

NHL commish gives lengthy interview on gays


Gary Bettman says he doesn't know why no current or former NHL players are out, but he is confident in the league's culture one someone does.

All NHL teams now rep'd in You Can Play videos


Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog makes it a clean sweep: All NHL teams have been represented in the anti-homophobia campaign.

Brian Burke saved my life


A gay hockey player and fan tells about the catalyst for his coming out as gay.

NHL hires Patrick Burke


Burke moves from the Philadelphia Flyers to the League offices in New York

Olympic roundup: Athletes, USOC talk about gay law


The USOC says the Russian law isn't consistent with the Olympic Games. Swedish hockey players from the NHL oppose the law. And what will NBC do?

Tyler Seguin has another homophobic tweet


Newest Dallas Stars says his account was hacked with "steers and queers" comment.

Bay Area pro teams in You Can Play video


The Giants, 49ers, Raiders, Warriors, Athletics, Sharks and Earthquakes come together with Comcast SportsNet to produce an LGBT-inclusive PSA

NHL, Players Partner For Gay Inclusion


The groups join with the You Can Play Project

Trans Woman's Night with the Columbus Blue Jackets

Lyssie presents publicly as a woman for the first time, and chooses an NHL game to do it.

Straight Montreal Canadien Isn't Coming Out As Gay


Baseless rumors only put straight athletes, in this case Josh Gorges who is engaged to his girlfriend, in a terrible position

22 Tampa Bay Lightning Players OK With Gay Athlete


Steven Stamkos (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports) In a survey by the Tampa Bay Times, 22 of the 23 players on the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning s...

Vancouver Canucks Welcome Transgender Goalie


Cory Oskam took the ice with his favorite player, Cory Schneider

Brian Burke and Toronto Maple Leafs part ways


Brian Burke President and general manager Brian Burke was let go by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday after four years with the team....

Vancouver Canucks March in Pride Parade


Manny Malhotra, Jason Garrison and Vancouver Canucks march next to You Can Play

Tim Thomas Opposes Same-sex Marriage


Tim Thomas (Photo: Bob DeChiara-US PRESSWIRE) Former Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas has waded into the same-sex marriage debate, standing...

Former NHL player Mike Modano would have 'no issue' with gay teammate


For the next two weeks we’re running a daily series of our conversations on the red carpet at the ESPYs. This is the seventh in the series. On the day Mike Modano was named to the U.S. Hockey Hall...

NHL commish Gary Bettman supports 'You Can Play'


Bettman offers his verbal support for the group aiming to end homophobia in the NHL, though he avoids using the word "gay"

San Jose Sharks refuse to make 'It Gets Better' video, petition circulating


The San Jose Sharks have rejected a request by a lesbian Sharks fan that the team join the growing list of pro-sports teams to create an 'It Gets Better' video. Gloria Nieto made the request over...

NHL's Sean Avery arrested for alleged battery against Los Angeles police officer


New York Rangers hockey player Sean Avery was arrested in Los Angeles on a misdemeanor charge that he shoved a Los Angeles police officer. From the L.A. Times: Authorities responded about 1 a.m....

Stanley Cup, game 7: It doesn't get any better


There are few moments in sports with the excitement of a game 7 in hockey. With hard hits and goals at such a premium, every pass, every check takes on such importance that tension in the arena is...

Worse to lose in 4...or lose like the Blackhawks?


We won't be seeing this scene again this year After the Blackhawks-Canucks game, I started wondering what's a worse way to get knocked out...

Meet the "Hockey Luvin' Homos"


Two gay Vancouver Canucks fans are causing an Internet stir by dressing as the "Hockey Luvin Homos." They go by the monikers Henrietta and Daniella, spoofing the Canucks' Sedin twins, Henrik and...

Blackhawks win first Stanley Cup since '61


Jonathan Toews Patrick Kane scored on a bizarre goal four minutes into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 win over the...

Flyers, Blackhawks in Stanley Cup finals


Here's a Stanley Cup final that no one saw at the start of the playoffs -- the Philadelphia Flyers vs. the Chicago Blackhawks. But it's a reality after the Flyers beat the Montreal Canadiens in...

Mikey and Jimmy's NHL preview


Hottest player? Jimmy says it's this guy. Editor's note: Mikey writes the awesome blog HockeyKidMn and lives in Minnesota. Jimmy did an...

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