League finally gets punishment right for longtime NHL goon

League finally gets punishment right for longtime NHL goon

Welcome back for another season of The Backcheck, where apparently we have walked into an alternate NHL reality where Tom Wilson is actually handed a lengthy suspension for doing something completely in line with his regular, buffoonish behavior. For all the bad…

There’s an inevitable sadness to these Stanley Cup playoffs

There’s an inevitable sadness to these Stanley Cup playoffs

Somehow, the early part of this year’s NHL playoffs feels way too much like the NBA. What has made hockey’s postseason so intriguing over the years is its intensity, and in low-scoring games, that means anyone can win — and every series…