NHL on NBC color commentator Eddie Olczyk is set to make his return to the broadcast booth just two months after being diagnosed with colon cancer. Olczyk will be part of Wednesday’s broadcast, a rivalry-night showdown between the Central Division’s Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues. Olczyk, 51, has completed three rounds of chemotherapy, and […]
Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry, left, and center Rickard Rakell, right, assist Katie Hawley as she is introduced as the “21st Duck” during opening night. When the Anaheim Ducks opened their 2017-18 at home on Thursday night, coach Randy Carlyle made a late addition to his roster to counter the strengths of the visiting […]
Dave Strader, the hockey broadcaster known affectionately as ''The Voice,'' has died after battling bile duct cancer for more than a year. The Dallas Stars said Strader died Sunday at his home in Glens Falls, New York. Strader was a play-by-play man with the Stars and a national broadcaster on NBC Sports.
Longtime NHL coach and general manager Bryan Murray has died at 74. He worked in the league in some capacity for 35 consecutive seasons. The Ottawa Senators said in a statement Saturday he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2014. Murray most recently served as general manager of the Senators from 2007-2016 before stepping down, […]
CHICAGO (AP) Former NHL forward and coach Eddie Olczyk has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Olczyk, who turns 51 on Aug. 16, had surgery last week, and Chicago Blackhawks team physician Dr. Michael Terry said Tuesday he ''will be undergoing further treatment in the coming weeks, including chemotherapy.'' Olczyk is a color analyst for TV […]
Blackhawks TV analyst Eddie Olczyk said he has been diagnosed with colon cancer but hopes the disease won't keep him out of the broadcast booth for long. Olczyk, 50, said in a statement the Hawks released Tuesday that he is undergoing treatment and is likely to miss the start of the season. He is also […]
NBC Sports lead hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk is said to be “recovering well” from surgery to remove a tumor after being diagnosed with a form of colon cancer last week, Chicago Blackhawks team physician Dr. Michael Terry said in a statement Tuesday. Olczyk played 1,031 NHL games for six teams, including the Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, […]
Former NHL player, coach, and current NHL on NBC color commentator Eddie Olczyk has been diagnosed with colon cancer, he announced Tuesday. He's already undergone surgery to remove a tumor following his diagnosis last week and "will be undergoing further treatment in the coming weeks, including chemotherapy," according to Chicago Blackhawks team physician Dr. Michael […]
CHICAGO (AP) Former NHL forward and coach Eddie Olczyk has been diagnosed with colon cancer.
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby brought the Stanley Cup to his hometown in Nova Scotia but also made a quick stop at a local hospital to surprise a three-year-old girl battling leukemia. Harper Saunders is just three years old but has been battling cancer since May. On Sunday afternoon, her father, Robbie Hall, woke her […]
Former Edmonton Oilers forward Dave Semenko has passed away after a short battle with cancer. Semenko was 59 years old. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Oilers legend Dave Semenko after a short, but courageous battle with cancer.
How would you spend your last days? It was a decision Christina Wynter had to make when she was diagnosed with Stage IV terminal cancer. Faced with what to do with the rest of her life, Wynter’s thoughts turned to one of her true passions: Nashville Predators hockey.