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The Stew: Raw Knuckles Podcast, Glen Cochrane

February 3, 2024 - 2:47 PM ET

Raw Knuckles Podcast I have always enjoyed my conversations with Chris "Knuckles" Nilan. We both broke into the NHL in 1979-80, although his playing career at the game's top level lasted much longer than my own. As a referee, I always considered the fellow Bostonian to be a straightforward old-sc...

Chirping Zebras Podcast

February 8, 2024 - 9:12 AM ET

I've been staying busy lately with several recent interviews. The other day, I posted my discussion with Chris Nilan on the Raw Knuckles podcast. I also spent an enjoyable 90 minutes on the Chirping Zebras podcast. We talk about how friction is part of the game. I recount some of my favorite stor...

Greig, Rielly and "The Code"

February 13, 2024 - 6:40 PM ET

Hockey is an emotional game. Friction and confrontation have always been part of the game when emotions run high. Everyone who has ever played the game has done things on the ice in the heat of the moment they'd never do in another context. Nevertheless, there are limits to what's allowable. I'm...