Chris R. Barron

Articles by Chris R. Barron

The Pittsburgh Penguins Make Hockey Great Again

The Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup championship isn’t just a victory for Penguins fans – it is a victory for the future of the sport and hockey fans all across the U.S. and Canada.

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Four Things to Watch: A Stanley Cup Final Preview

The Stanley Cup Final matchup is set and about to get underway. This year, the San Jose Sharks will represent the West and the Pittsburgh Penguins will represent the East in the battle to see who will get to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup.

Tomas Hertl, Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton

Pens Finish Off Rangers in 5, Await Caps-Flyers Victor

Two years ago, the Penguins blew a 3-games-to-1 lead against the Rangers. That loss in the playoffs likely sealed the fate of then Pens head coach Dan Bylsma, who was fired just five years after winning the Stanley Cup.

Bryan Rust #17 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates after scoring his second goal in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round against the New York Rangers during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on April 23, 2016

NHL Concussion Emails More Embarrassing Than Incriminating

A U.S. federal court in Minnesota, as part of an ongoing lawsuit over concussions in the NHL, unsealed a mountain of emails from and among league executives. There is a lot of information contained in the emails –not surprisingly, it’s not all flattering. What is surprising, however, is the raw, sometimes cavalier, manner in which league executives discussed head injuries and related issues.

John Scott, Patrick Kane

Blind Hockey Event Proves Game For Everyone

A few months ago, Craig Fitzpatrick, a buddy and former rec league hockey teammate, told me that he planned to organize a blind hockey event in Washington, DC. Fitzpatrick suffers from a degenerative eye condition that has rendered him legally blind. While I thought the event sounded like a great idea, I really wasn’t sure what kind of turnout to expect.

Blind Hockey Event DC

NHL Rejects Concussion Defense for Hit on Ref

The NHL rejected a “concussion defense” for Dennis Wideman cross-checking a referee and upheld a suspension of the Calgary Flames defenseman for 20 games on Wednesday.

Don Henderson

Teen Sam Bennett Nets Four Goals in Single NHL Game

Entering this year, there was a ton of buzz about the current rookie class. Most of that buzz centered around Connor McDavid (C, Edmonton) – who by all accounts was and is a once in a generation talent. McDavid’s arrival in the NHL was likened to the arrivals of Sidney Crosby (C, Pittsburgh), Mario Lemieux (C, Pittsburgh) and Wayne Gretzky (C, Edmonton) in years past.

Sam Bennett AP

Top Four NHL All Star Snubs

Yesterday, the NHL announced the rosters for this year’s new and “improved” All Star Game. Here is a quick look at what the NHL got wrong—the top 4 players snubbed.

Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane

NHL Announces Plan to Test for Cocaine

Police arrested Ryan Malone, then of the Tampa Bay Lightning, for possession of cocaine in April of this year. That same month, cops apprehended Jarret Stoll, then of the Los Angeles Kings, and charged him with felony cocaine possession.

Gary Bettman

Ranking the NHL’s Best Rookie Class in Years

NHL teams can take a look at a young player for nine games, before returning the player to the AHL or Juniors or an international team without burning a year off the prospect’s initial entry contract. It is why this week, where most teams are hitting the nine and ten game mark on the season, makes a perfect time to check in for the first look at where the race for the Calder Trophy stands.

Connor McDavid

NHL Week Three Power Rankings

Welcome to week three of the NHL Power 10. Believe it or not, we are going to hit the quarter pole of this shortened season this weekend! There is still plenty of hockey to be played, but with almost a

NHL Week Three Power Rankings

NHL Power Rankings: Top 10 Teams After Week Two

Two weeks into the NHL season and the lockout seems like a distant memory–a bad dream that has been wiped out by two weeks of on-ice action. After two weeks it is fair to say that–to my surprise–the Western Conference

NHL Power Rankings: Top 10 Teams After Week Two

Top 10 NHL Teams After Week One

NHL Power 10:  Week One edition One week into the NHL season and it already feels like we are in the middle of a playoff run and with good reason — in this compacted 48 game season, every game is

Top 10 NHL Teams After Week One

NHL Power Rankings: Top 10 Teams on Opening Weekend

Every week, I will write an NHL Power 10 list at Breitbart Sports with commentary of where teams stand in the NHL. Before the puck drops on opening weekend, here is my pre-season Power 10 list.    This weekend, we

NHL Power Rankings: Top 10 Teams on Opening Weekend

Three Up, Three Down: Six NHL Teams to Watch

After a 113-day lockout, it is great for hockey fans everywhere to actually talk about hockey. The NHL announced a shortened and more compact 48-game season that kicks off this Saturday. Here are three teams that should get off to

Three Up, Three Down: Six NHL Teams to Watch