Afternoon Update

schultz.jpgSchultz kills ’em with words, not fists

Dave Schultz doesn’t believe his career as a hockey player was a joke, but that doesn’t stop him from presently soliciting laughs at his own expense.
Now 55 and more than two decades removed from his tenure as the biggest bully on Philadelphia’s legendary “Broad Street Bullies” team, Schultz has leveraged his hockey fame to embark on a new career as a motivational speaker.

U.S. goalies wonder why they play position

Ty Conklin became a goalie out of necessity — his dad and brother needed someone to shoot pucks at. Rick DiPietro was drawn to the position because he thought the masks were really cool. Ryan Miller demanded to be a goalie because he couldn’t stand watching his 8-year-old teammates do it all wrong.

Sabres blueliner Patrick retires

Buffalo Sabres defenseman James Patrick has retired from the NHL after a 21-year career. The 42 year-old accumulated 639 points in 1280 career games with the New York Rangers, Hartford Whalers, Calgary Flames and Buffalo Sabres.

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