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The Hockey Writers
On Jan. 18, 1958, Willie O’Ree suited up for the Boston Bruins and took the ice against the Montreal Canadiens, making him the first Black player in NHL history. O’Ree opened the door for other players of colour to follow in his tracks. Names such as P.K Subban, Jarome Iginla, Wayne Simmons, and Quinton Byfield, the highest-drafted black players of all time, have been starting to show that hockey is for everyone.
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Craig Forrest on UEFA EURO 2020, Lionel Messi's quest for gold in Copa America Final. Former pro footballer Craig Forrest joins Scott Rintoul and Karen Surman to talk about a tough loss for Denmark in the semifinals, and if matches are won and lost in the midfield Italy holds the edge to England. He shares how England's Harry Kane stacks up all-time against strikers and Lionel Messi needs gold in the Copa America Final to aid his case as the best Argentinian footballer of all-time.
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Brodeur says the Devils locker rooms of his time could never quite find the 'happy medium' when it came to locker room music. The pictures of players walking into the arenas, headphones securely fastened to their heads, headphones of all different shapes and sizes. That wasn't always the case, at...
New York Post
The NHL TV free agency does not stop. The latest signing is Kevin Weekes to ESPN as a studio and game analyst, The Post has learned. Weekes, 46, is currently an analyst on NHL Network. The former goalie spent two seasons each with the Rangers and Devils and part of one season with the Islanders.
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