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Steve has been a writer for 20 years, and has covered the NHL, NCAA, and amateur hockey for the likes of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, the Boston Herald, and New England Hockey Journal. Follow me on twitter @stevekendallthw

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Props to Shawn Thornton For Taking Milan Lucic’s Fight

  When Boston’s Shawn Thornton dropped the gloves with Buffalo behemoth John Scott Thursday night, he earned the respect of his teammates, the fans, opposing fans, and likely Scott himself. […]

by · February 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, News/Commentary
Lundqvist makes a save here on the Caps, but ultimately loses the game (Tom Turk/THW).

News and Notes From the NHL’s Opening Weekend

After a nearly four month layoff, the NHL opened its abbreviated 2012-13 (is it still ’12-13 or just ’13?) season with some spirited action over the Martin Luther King Day […]

by · January 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
A prospective players' league would likely need to offer star players, like Sidney Crosby, NHL-competitive money. (Jeanine Leech/ Icon SMI)

NHL Predictions: Crosby, Rookies, Battles, Flops, and the Cup Winner

The sprint to the NHL playoffs begins Saturday, and with little time to prepare for the season, things could get quite interesting sooner rather than later. Predicting what may happen […]

by · January 19, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
2011-12 Kings names on the Stanley Cup (credit: Mike Bolt/Hockey Hall of Fame)

How the NHL Can Win Back Its Fans

After over 100 days of stupidity ended with the new collective bargaining agreement this week, the NHL can now turn its attention to two far more important items: playing hockey […]

by · January 11, 2013 · 4 comments · News/Commentary
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Parise, Suter signings prove hypocrisy of NHL owners

“We’re not making money and that’s one reason we need to fix our system. We need to fix how much we are spending.” – NHL owner, April 11, 2012 Those […]

Sam Kurker is expected to be taken in the fourth round (Photo courtesy of St. John's Prep)

Sam Kurker — The Next Ones: NHL 2012 Draft Prospect Profile

  Sam Kurker THW Close-Up: Date of Birth: April 8, 1994 Place of Birth: Reading, Massachusetts Ht: 6-2, 205 Shoots: Right Position: Right wing, center NHL Draft Eligibility: 2012   […]

by · June 19, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Prospects
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Jonathan Quick Showed Mettle Way Back When…

I remember the first time I saw Jonathan Quick play: It was at the 2004 New England Prep School Championships. He was already being touted by many as one of […]

by · June 10, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils, News/Commentary, Player Profiles
Tim Thomas will likely draw interest from teams such as the Flyers (and maybe the Islanders), but what will it cost to bring the netminder over? (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Tim Thomas Has Earned Some Time Away From The Game

commentary by Steve Kendall Everyone and their brother seem to have an opinion on the latest Tim Thomas saga. Thomas announced on Sunday he was taking this season off from […]

Raffi Torres Earned Every Moment of His 25-game Suspension

Raffi Torres Earned Every Moment of His 25-game Suspension

Ever since Brendan Shanahan dropped the hammer on Phoenix Coyotes’ forward Raffi Torres, suspending him for 25 games for a vicious hit on Chicago winger Martin Hossa. The suspension, the […]

by · April 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Chicago Blackhawks, News/Commentary, Phoenix Coyotes, Suspensions
Detroit looking to add depth at deadline

Detroit looking to add depth at deadline

While many teams are infatuated by the likes of Dustin Brown and Rick Nash, the Detroit Red Wings are looking to just tinker with their roster as Monday’s trading deadline […]

by · February 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings
Michael Ryder, known for his goal-scoring, made a different contribution in Saturday night's double-overtime win, robbing Tomas Plekanec with a glove save.

Trade rumors blowing hard in Boston

With just a few days remaining until the NHL trade deadline, the Boston Bruins continue to contemplate just what they should do. Rumors are rampant, and with the news on […]

by · February 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, News/Commentary, Trades Contracts and Transactions
Milan Lucic (Michael Tureski/Icon SMI)

Will Peter Chiarelli Make a Big Trade?

The Boston Bruins have been struggling since mid-January, going 9-10-1 over that stretch and suffering four shutouts in their last nine games. On top of that, the Bruins are without […]