Posts by Ken Dryden
Miracle Off Ice
The Americans’ win in 1980 offered inspiration. Just as important for the U.S. was the success of European teams, especially the Soviets, when they played Canada. The Soviets had shown that more than one style of play and more than one approach to development could produce victory at the highest level. If two could succeed, why not three?
The Third Choice
The unfair question we ask of athletes with brain injuries.
The Game Goes On
An excerpt from the 30th-anniversary edition of The Game, which includes this new chapter on the author’s day with hockey’s most cherished prize.
After the Hit
Did the NHL do the right thing when it suspended Eric Gryba for his hit on Lars Eller? And what is the right thing, anyway?
Band of Brothers: On Facing Off Against Family
On Sunday, John and Jim Harbaugh will be the first brothers to coach against each other in a Super Bowl. Two years ago, they were the first brothers to coach against each other in an NFL game. In 1971, my brother, Dave, and I were the first brothers to play against each other as goalies […]
Gregory, Scotty, and Steve
A subtle difference that isn’t: How a TV doctor, a Hall of Fame coach, and a billionaire mogul taught us to win.
An anatomy of three hits.
The Hot Goalie
Ground down, sore on Saturday night when the regular season ends. Ready to explode Wednesday as the playoffs begin. It’s the miracle of April. When playoff energy returns, defense returns. Shooters get harassed and forced to bad angles; rebounds are cleared. Great chances become good chances that good goalies can stop. Every goal not scored […]
Where Does the Fight in Us Come From?
The battle the NHL needs to keep is the unwavering spirit and will to win, not head shots and dropping the gloves.
Concussions in the NHL: Waiting for Science
What do you do before you know (for sure)?