Mike Commito

Hockey

This Is the Most Haunting Sports Logo in History

The Beast of New Haven lasted two seasons in the AHL but the hockey team lives on thanks to its unique and ugly logo.
Mike Commito
3.27.18
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How Detroit's Octopus-Tossing Tradition Started

It dates back to 1952 when local fish market owner Pete Cusimano chucked the first octopus at the Red Wings' former home, Olympia Stadium. The unique custom carried on to Joe Louis Arena, and is still going strong today.
Mike Commito
4.30.17
NHL

How Detroit's Octopus-Tossing Tradition Started

It dates back to 1952 when local fish market owner Pete Cusimano chucked the first octopus at the Red Wings' former home, Olympia Stadium. The unique custom carried on to Joe Louis Arena, and is still going strong today.
Mike Commito
4.28.17
Toronto

How City Curfews Used to Affect Toronto Sporting Events

Sundays were not a time for sports thanks to a national piece of legislation called the Lord's Day Act. It forced the Leafs and Bruins to halt a 1951 playoff game in overtime, and it was never made up.
Mike Commito
3.30.17
NHL

Remembering Montreal's St. Patrick's Day 'Richard Riot'

All hell broke loose at the Montreal Forum on March 17, 1955, following NHL president Clarence Campbell's decision to suspend superstar Maurice Rocket Richard for the remainder of the season.
Mike Commito
3.17.17
NHL

Why Baltimore Failed to Land an NHL Franchise During the Expansion Era

When the NHL doubled in size in the late-1960s, it appeared certain that Charm City would be awarded a team. But it didn't quite play out like that.
Mike Commito
3.10.17
VICE Sports

Mayhem in Philly: An Oral History of the Epic Senators-Flyers Brawl

We spoke to seven players involved in the infamous 2004 Senators-Flyers fight that set an NHL record for most penalty minutes in a single game.
Mike Commito
3.4.17
NHL

Mayhem in Philly: An Oral History of the Epic Senators-Flyers Brawl

We spoke to seven players involved in the infamous 2004 Senators-Flyers fight that set an NHL record for most penalty minutes in a single game.
Mike Commito
3.4.17
Hockey

How a Former Pro Hockey Player Chilled with Paul Newman and Landed a Cameo in 'Slap Shot'

We spoke to Bob Jones, who had a cup of coffee in the NHL and the cult classic film "Slap Shot"—which was released 40 years ago.
Mike Commito
2.23.17
Hockey

Canada's Destruction of Denmark, and the Most Lopsided International Hockey Games

Sixty-eight years ago this week, Canada crushed Denmark 47-0 at the world amateur ice hockey championship in Stockholm. There's been even bigger blowouts since.
Mike Commito
2.9.17
NHL

When the Red Wings Played an Outdoor Prison Game Against Inmates

The Red Wings, including Gordie Howe, played their first outdoor game on Feb. 2, 1954. But there was a twist: it was against inmates at Marquette State Prison in Michigan.
Mike Commito
2.2.17
NHL

John Scott, Owen Nolan's Called Shot, and the NHL's Best All-Star Game Moments

As John Scott showed us last year, All-Star Games can deliver from time to time.
Mike Commito
1.26.17
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