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#nhl-playoffs
RMNB
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Brad Marchand says the quiet part out loud after taking controversial hit: 'Part of playoffs is trying to hurt every player on the other team'

Playoffs involve trying to hurt opponents for an advantage, physicality is crucial for success. [ more ]
RMNB
2 months ago
National Hockey League

Connor McDavid gets cross-checked in the face after final buzzer of Oilers' Game 3 loss to Canucks

Edmonton Oilers face adversity in playoffs, with McDavid targeted physically. [ more ]
Maple Leafs Hotstove
3 months ago
Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Lightning gain ground on Maple Leafs as Andrei Vasilevskiy wins the goaltending battle, Maple Leafs pay for big mistakes

Ryan Reaves showcasing physicality and energy boosted Leafs' performance.
Leafs faced challenges against Lightning's strong power play despite a solid start. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston Bruins

'That's what it's going to be the rest of the year': Bruins' Jim Montgomery explains why every game feels more physical

Boston Bruins face tough competition in final 10 games
Physicality and desperation are challenges for the Bruins [ more ]
RMNB
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Brad Marchand says the quiet part out loud after taking controversial hit: 'Part of playoffs is trying to hurt every player on the other team'

Playoffs involve trying to hurt opponents for an advantage, physicality is crucial for success. [ more ]
RMNB
2 months ago
National Hockey League

Connor McDavid gets cross-checked in the face after final buzzer of Oilers' Game 3 loss to Canucks

Edmonton Oilers face adversity in playoffs, with McDavid targeted physically. [ more ]
Maple Leafs Hotstove
3 months ago
Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Lightning gain ground on Maple Leafs as Andrei Vasilevskiy wins the goaltending battle, Maple Leafs pay for big mistakes

Ryan Reaves showcasing physicality and energy boosted Leafs' performance.
Leafs faced challenges against Lightning's strong power play despite a solid start. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston Bruins

'That's what it's going to be the rest of the year': Bruins' Jim Montgomery explains why every game feels more physical

Boston Bruins face tough competition in final 10 games
Physicality and desperation are challenges for the Bruins [ more ]
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The Hockey News
3 years ago
National Hockey League

Nathan MacKinnon and the Avalanche Are Putting the NHL on Notice

The Colorado Avalanche, led by Nathan MacKinnon, demonstrated a dominant performance against the Arizona Coyotes, both offensively and physically. [ more ]
#playoff-hockey
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins' Brad Marchand Speaks Out On Sam Bennett Hit For First Time

Brad Marchand reflects on being injured by Sam Bennett in a playoff hockey game and highlights the physical nature of the sport. [ more ]
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Panthers Didn't 'Worry About Retribution' From Bruins In Game 3

Teams focused on winning over physicality, with Panthers leading the charge and excelling in special teams in Game 3. [ more ]
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins Sent Panthers Message With Haymaker-Tossing Ending To Game 2

The Boston Bruins displayed a willingness to engage in physicality and fights, despite a significant defeat in Game 2. [ more ]
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins' Brad Marchand Speaks Out On Sam Bennett Hit For First Time

Brad Marchand reflects on being injured by Sam Bennett in a playoff hockey game and highlights the physical nature of the sport. [ more ]
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Panthers Didn't 'Worry About Retribution' From Bruins In Game 3

Teams focused on winning over physicality, with Panthers leading the charge and excelling in special teams in Game 3. [ more ]
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins Sent Panthers Message With Haymaker-Tossing Ending To Game 2

The Boston Bruins displayed a willingness to engage in physicality and fights, despite a significant defeat in Game 2. [ more ]
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#pittsburgh-steelers
Steelers Depot
2 months ago
Pittsburgh Steelers

Rodney Harrison Likes Steelers 'Getting Back To Their Roots' Defensively With Physical Presence

Former NFL safety Rodney Harrison believes the Pittsburgh Steelers can succeed in the 2024 season by returning to their roots as a physical team, particularly on defense. [ more ]
Steelers Depot
2 months ago
Pittsburgh Steelers

'Is This The 70s?': PFF Analyst Excited By 'Rugged' Steelers' Draft Class

The Pittsburgh Steelers' 2024 NFL Draft Class prioritized toughness, physicality, and versatility. [ more ]
Steelers Wire
2 months ago
Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers OT on his motivation: 'I've always had the want to go hit someone in the mouth'

Troy Fautanu brings a throwback, physical mentality to the Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive line. [ more ]
Steelers Depot
3 months ago
Pittsburgh Steelers

'Those Three S.O.B.s Are Gonna Truck Everything In The World': Steelers' Angry Backfield Gets Even Angrier

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a formidable running back room filled with angry runners.
Cordarrelle Patterson's signing adds to the physical dimension the Steelers are aiming for, despite his primary role of a kick returner. [ more ]
Steelers Depot
2 months ago
Pittsburgh Steelers

Rodney Harrison Likes Steelers 'Getting Back To Their Roots' Defensively With Physical Presence

Former NFL safety Rodney Harrison believes the Pittsburgh Steelers can succeed in the 2024 season by returning to their roots as a physical team, particularly on defense. [ more ]
Steelers Depot
2 months ago
Pittsburgh Steelers

'Is This The 70s?': PFF Analyst Excited By 'Rugged' Steelers' Draft Class

The Pittsburgh Steelers' 2024 NFL Draft Class prioritized toughness, physicality, and versatility. [ more ]
Steelers Wire
2 months ago
Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers OT on his motivation: 'I've always had the want to go hit someone in the mouth'

Troy Fautanu brings a throwback, physical mentality to the Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive line. [ more ]
Steelers Depot
3 months ago
Pittsburgh Steelers

'Those Three S.O.B.s Are Gonna Truck Everything In The World': Steelers' Angry Backfield Gets Even Angrier

The Pittsburgh Steelers have a formidable running back room filled with angry runners.
Cordarrelle Patterson's signing adds to the physical dimension the Steelers are aiming for, despite his primary role of a kick returner. [ more ]
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Pitchfork
2 months ago
Music

Keeley Forsyth: The Hollow

Keeley Forsyth sings with intense physicality, emphasizing the strain in her voice. [ more ]
#hockey
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Pat Maroon pushes back against narrative about Bruins' response vs. Panthers

Physicality is crucial in hockey, but ultimately winning games is the main priority. [ more ]
Maple Leafs Hotstove
7 months ago
Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: No Matthews, no problem as Maple Leafs receive contributions from all over the lineup in blowout win over Penguins

Sheldon Keefe started the game with an unconventional forward line and defensive pairing.
The Leafs had a promising start with some good scoring chances.
Matthew Knies showed his physicality by getting into a fight early in the game. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Pat Maroon pushes back against narrative about Bruins' response vs. Panthers

Physicality is crucial in hockey, but ultimately winning games is the main priority. [ more ]
Maple Leafs Hotstove
7 months ago
Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: No Matthews, no problem as Maple Leafs receive contributions from all over the lineup in blowout win over Penguins

Sheldon Keefe started the game with an unconventional forward line and defensive pairing.
The Leafs had a promising start with some good scoring chances.
Matthew Knies showed his physicality by getting into a fight early in the game. [ more ]
morehockey
#nhl
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins' Charlie McAvoy Sports Nasty Black Eye After Game 3 Loss

Bruins defenseman McAvoy sporting a shiner after physical playoffs series. [ more ]
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Panthers Defenseman Addresses Taunt Toward Brad Marchand

The Bruins and Panthers had another scuffle besides Pastrnak and Tkachuk's fight in Game 2. [ more ]
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

How Bruins' Brad Marchand Reacted To David Pastrnak's Fight

Marchand and Pastrnak showed physicality in the game, surprising with a fight and raising concerns about injuries. [ more ]
NESN.com
3 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins Wrap: Boston Pulls Out Chippy OT Win Against Rival Panthers

Intense rivalry between Bruins and Panthers evident in recent game
Physicality and aggression played significant roles in the matchup [ more ]
NESN.com
3 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins Notes: 'Desperate' Teams Causing Boston Trouble

Montgomery is concerned about the physicality affecting Bruins' performance in recent losses.
Bruins' playoff spot is secured, but final regular season games hold significance for teams vying for postseason spots. [ more ]
Maple Leafs Hotstove
3 months ago
Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes - Preview, Projected Lines & TV Broadcast Info

Utilizing depth with back-to-back games for Leafs' defense
Emphasis on physicality and assertiveness as playoffs near [ more ]
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins' Charlie McAvoy Sports Nasty Black Eye After Game 3 Loss

Bruins defenseman McAvoy sporting a shiner after physical playoffs series. [ more ]
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Panthers Defenseman Addresses Taunt Toward Brad Marchand

The Bruins and Panthers had another scuffle besides Pastrnak and Tkachuk's fight in Game 2. [ more ]
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

How Bruins' Brad Marchand Reacted To David Pastrnak's Fight

Marchand and Pastrnak showed physicality in the game, surprising with a fight and raising concerns about injuries. [ more ]
NESN.com
3 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins Wrap: Boston Pulls Out Chippy OT Win Against Rival Panthers

Intense rivalry between Bruins and Panthers evident in recent game
Physicality and aggression played significant roles in the matchup [ more ]
NESN.com
3 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins Notes: 'Desperate' Teams Causing Boston Trouble

Montgomery is concerned about the physicality affecting Bruins' performance in recent losses.
Bruins' playoff spot is secured, but final regular season games hold significance for teams vying for postseason spots. [ more ]
Maple Leafs Hotstove
3 months ago
Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Carolina Hurricanes - Preview, Projected Lines & TV Broadcast Info

Utilizing depth with back-to-back games for Leafs' defense
Emphasis on physicality and assertiveness as playoffs near [ more ]
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#boston-bruins
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins Game 3 lineup: Andrew Peeke expected to make return from injury

Peeke adds physicality and hometown pride to Bruins' blue line against Panthers. [ more ]
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

David Pastrnak's Game 2 Fight 'Fired Up' Bruins Teammate

David Pastrnak got involved in a rare fight during Game 2, showcasing his passion and determination to win. [ more ]
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins Notes: Depth Powers Boston Past Leafs In Game 1 Victory

Boston Bruins dominated Game 1 against Toronto Maple Leafs in physicality and execution. [ more ]
NESN.com
3 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins Notes: Boston Finding Right 'Attitude' At Perfect Time

Bruins displayed a physical style of play to secure a win over the Panthers.
Boston focused on executing their game plan and building confidence for the postseason. [ more ]
Boston.com
5 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins bemoan lack of physical pushback in lopsided loss to Flames

The Bruins did not match the Flames' physicality in their 4-1 loss.
Boston's penalty kill struggled in the game. [ more ]
NESN.com
5 months ago
Boston Bruins

Why Legendary Bruins Enforcer Jay Miller Always Loved Playing Canadiens

Jay Miller reminisces about the intense rivalry between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens.
Miller enjoyed the physicality and the opportunity to fight in games against the Canadiens. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins Game 3 lineup: Andrew Peeke expected to make return from injury

Peeke adds physicality and hometown pride to Bruins' blue line against Panthers. [ more ]
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

David Pastrnak's Game 2 Fight 'Fired Up' Bruins Teammate

David Pastrnak got involved in a rare fight during Game 2, showcasing his passion and determination to win. [ more ]
NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins Notes: Depth Powers Boston Past Leafs In Game 1 Victory

Boston Bruins dominated Game 1 against Toronto Maple Leafs in physicality and execution. [ more ]
NESN.com
3 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins Notes: Boston Finding Right 'Attitude' At Perfect Time

Bruins displayed a physical style of play to secure a win over the Panthers.
Boston focused on executing their game plan and building confidence for the postseason. [ more ]
Boston.com
5 months ago
Boston Bruins

Bruins bemoan lack of physical pushback in lopsided loss to Flames

The Bruins did not match the Flames' physicality in their 4-1 loss.
Boston's penalty kill struggled in the game. [ more ]
NESN.com
5 months ago
Boston Bruins

Why Legendary Bruins Enforcer Jay Miller Always Loved Playing Canadiens

Jay Miller reminisces about the intense rivalry between the Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens.
Miller enjoyed the physicality and the opportunity to fight in games against the Canadiens. [ more ]
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NESN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Do Bruins Anticipate Spill Over After Third-Period Melee?

The Bruins and Panthers show intense physical rivalry with high penalty minutes, yet both teams aim to move forward in Game 3. [ more ]
ESPN.com
2 months ago
Boston Bruins

Tkachuk, Pastrnak trade punches in confrontation

Physicality was a prominent feature in Game 2 between Boston and Florida, with unexpected fighting between top stars Tkachuk and Pastrnak. [ more ]
Boston.com
2 months ago
Boston Celtics

What Jaylen Brown said about confronting Caleb Martin after hard foul on Jayson Tatum

Jaylen Brown defended his teammate and emphasized the importance of ensuring fair play and integrity during games. [ more ]
#playoffs
ESPN.com
2 months ago
LA Clippers

'Passive' Mavericks come out flat in Game 1 loss

Coach Jason Kidd called out Dallas Mavericks for lack of physicality in playoff loss against the LA Clippers. [ more ]
Maple Leafs Hotstove
3 months ago
Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs' balanced offense continues to roll in high-scoring win over Florida

Leafs narrowly avoid blown lead with a 6-4 victory
First 40 minutes' strength crucial for Maple Leafs [ more ]
ESPN.com
2 months ago
LA Clippers

'Passive' Mavericks come out flat in Game 1 loss

Coach Jason Kidd called out Dallas Mavericks for lack of physicality in playoff loss against the LA Clippers. [ more ]
Maple Leafs Hotstove
3 months ago
Toronto Maple Leafs

Game in 10: Maple Leafs' balanced offense continues to roll in high-scoring win over Florida

Leafs narrowly avoid blown lead with a 6-4 victory
First 40 minutes' strength crucial for Maple Leafs [ more ]
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#boston-celtics
ESPN.com
2 months ago
Boston Celtics

Tatum, Celtics: Scary collision 'playoff basketball'

Jayson Tatum's smart and unselfish play led to his first career playoff triple-double while also showing toughness against the physical Miami Heat. [ more ]
Bleacher Report
2 months ago
Boston Celtics

Celtics' Jayson Tatum Talks Late Foul by Heat's Caleb Martin: 'S--t's Gonna Happen'

Physicality in NBA playoff games is expected, and players like Jayson Tatum must be prepared for hard fouls without overreacting. [ more ]
ESPN.com
2 months ago
Boston Celtics

Tatum, Celtics: Scary collision 'playoff basketball'

Jayson Tatum's smart and unselfish play led to his first career playoff triple-double while also showing toughness against the physical Miami Heat. [ more ]
Bleacher Report
2 months ago
Boston Celtics

Celtics' Jayson Tatum Talks Late Foul by Heat's Caleb Martin: 'S--t's Gonna Happen'

Physicality in NBA playoff games is expected, and players like Jayson Tatum must be prepared for hard fouls without overreacting. [ more ]
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NESN.com
3 months ago
Boston Bruins

Confidence, Physicality Coming At Right Time For Bruins Before Postseason

Jeremy Swayman actively gets involved in scrums to support teammates
Linus Ullmark prefers to avoid engaging in physical altercations [ more ]
#nba
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston Celtics

Jaylen Brown says Celtics 'gotta be ready to fight' down the stretch

Teams are increasing physicality to challenge the Celtics.
Celtics are adapting to officiating changes and increased physical play. [ more ]
www.amny.com
4 months ago
Brooklyn Nets

Paolo Banchero scores 21, leads Magic over Nets 114-106 | amNewYork

Paolo Banchero excelled with 21 points and 9 assists for the Magic.
Orlando Magic displayed strong physicality in their win over the Brooklyn Nets. [ more ]
Boston.com
3 months ago
Boston Celtics

Jaylen Brown says Celtics 'gotta be ready to fight' down the stretch

Teams are increasing physicality to challenge the Celtics.
Celtics are adapting to officiating changes and increased physical play. [ more ]
www.amny.com
4 months ago
Brooklyn Nets

Paolo Banchero scores 21, leads Magic over Nets 114-106 | amNewYork

Paolo Banchero excelled with 21 points and 9 assists for the Magic.
Orlando Magic displayed strong physicality in their win over the Brooklyn Nets. [ more ]
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ESPN.com
5 months ago
Soccer (FIFA)

Five ambitious Asian nations on course for the 2026 World Cup in North America

The gap between football powerhouses and smaller nations is shrinking in international tournaments.
Even smaller nations have access to coaching and sports science, allowing them to challenge larger nations physically and tactically. [ more ]
Blueshirt Banter
5 months ago
New York Rangers

Bantering Points: 1/23/24

Larry Brooks highlights Will Cuylle's physicality and willingness to go to the net as qualities the Rangers need more of.
Filip Chytil is returning to New York as he continues his recovery from a concussion. [ more ]
Bavarian Football Works
6 months ago
Bayern Munich

Thomas Tuchel calls to see more from Leroy Sane after Bayern Munich's 3-0 win over Hoffenheim

Leroy Sané picked up assists in Bayern Munich's win over Hoffenheim, but coach Thomas Tuchel wants him to utilize his physicality more.
Tuchel believes Sané has the potential to be more impactful and wants him to elevate his game. [ more ]
NESN.com
7 months ago
Boston

Bruins Notes: Boston Reestablishes Identity, Effort In Home Victory

Bruins return to their roots and elevate their play after a string of poor performances.
Boston emphasizes physicality and checking to turn the game around. [ more ]
New York Post
7 months ago
Brooklyn Nets

Nets pass Heat physicality test this time

Miami exposes lack of physicality
Nets' victory over Heat helps correct physicality issues
Spencer Dinwiddie's improved performance [ more ]
#Brooklyn Nets
New York Daily News
7 months ago
Brooklyn Nets

Nets seek to improve defense amid three-game losing streak: 'Definitely a big problem right now'

The Brooklyn Nets have depth on defense, including players like Mikal Bridges, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Cam Johnson.
Despite their defensive talent, the Nets have been struggling and have allowed high point totals in recent games.
Head coach Jacque Vaughn has highlighted a lack of physicality and trust in their defensive system as issues for the team. [ more ]
New York Amsterdam News
7 months ago
Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn looks to move up in the East during upcoming homestand - New York Amsterdam News

The Brooklyn Nets are looking to recover from a significant loss and improve their standing in the Eastern Conference.
Head coach Jacque Vaughn is emphasizing the need for the team to show more physicality and resilience in their games.
Lonnie Walker IV, a summer free agent acquisition, has been performing well for the Nets, setting season highs in consecutive games. [ more ]
New York Daily News
7 months ago
Brooklyn Nets

Nets seek to improve defense amid three-game losing streak: 'Definitely a big problem right now'

The Brooklyn Nets have depth on defense, including players like Mikal Bridges, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Cam Johnson.
Despite their defensive talent, the Nets have been struggling and have allowed high point totals in recent games.
Head coach Jacque Vaughn has highlighted a lack of physicality and trust in their defensive system as issues for the team. [ more ]
New York Amsterdam News
7 months ago
Brooklyn Nets

Brooklyn looks to move up in the East during upcoming homestand - New York Amsterdam News

The Brooklyn Nets are looking to recover from a significant loss and improve their standing in the Eastern Conference.
Head coach Jacque Vaughn is emphasizing the need for the team to show more physicality and resilience in their games.
Lonnie Walker IV, a summer free agent acquisition, has been performing well for the Nets, setting season highs in consecutive games. [ more ]
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Editor In Leaf
8 months ago
Toronto Maple Leafs

I Miss Luke Schenn On the Toronto Maple Leafs Roster

Luke Schenn's return to the Toronto Maple Leafs was short but memorable, and many fans miss his impact on the team.
Schenn's defensive style allowed Morgan Rielly to play to his strengths and contribute offensively.
Schenn signed a three-year contract with the Nashville Predators this past offseason, but his impact on the Leafs is still missed. [ more ]
#nhl-draft
The Hockey Writers
1 month ago
LA Kings

Kings Must Trade Up to Draft Konsta Helenius - The Hockey Writers NHL Entry Draft Latest News, Analysis & More

The Los Angeles Kings may trade up in the draft to select Finnish prospect Konsta Helenius to address issues of physicality and depth in their forward core. [ more ]
Maple Leafs Hotstove
2 weeks ago
National Hockey League

Alexander Plesovskikh selected 152nd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

Plesovskikh, drafted by Maple Leafs, is a young winger with physicality, average offensive output, and potential for a bottom-six role in the NHL. [ more ]
The Hockey Writers
1 month ago
LA Kings

Kings Must Trade Up to Draft Konsta Helenius - The Hockey Writers NHL Entry Draft Latest News, Analysis & More

The Los Angeles Kings may trade up in the draft to select Finnish prospect Konsta Helenius to address issues of physicality and depth in their forward core. [ more ]
Maple Leafs Hotstove
2 weeks ago
National Hockey League

Alexander Plesovskikh selected 152nd overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

Plesovskikh, drafted by Maple Leafs, is a young winger with physicality, average offensive output, and potential for a bottom-six role in the NHL. [ more ]
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Miami Herald
1 month ago
National Hockey League

The various contributions of Sam Bennett to the Panthers' Game 1 Stanley Cup Final win

Sam Bennett's impactful performance in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final highlighted his versatility and physicality, contributing to the team's victory. [ more ]
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