Professional athletes often have a way of making enormous differences in the lives of their fans, and Alex Ovechkin is definitely not an exception to that. It may be a few years old, but you've got to see this story.
Who knew that throwing a slimy octopus onto a hockey rink was a 50-plus year tradition? Die-hard Detroit Red Wings fan Charlie Graves did. But what the Farmington resident didn't know was that following through with that tradition could --and would -- land him with a court date.
The NHL certainly hasn't lost its fight: San Jose Sharks defense-man Jason Demers was trying to punch Dallas Stars center Steve Ott when linesmen Brian Mach jumped between the two of them in an attempt to break up the fight.
For doing his job, the official got a knuckle sandwich right in the jaw. The incident took place on Saturday, and so far the NHL has declined to take action against Demers fo