Breaking: Peter DeBoer isn’t blind


The Staples Center has never been considered an intimidating arena for visiting NHL teams. However, being it’s in Los Angeles and all, it does come with its share of potential distractions.

For example, the adult film star that was sitting behind the New Jersey Devils’ bench Wednesday evening.

Not surprisingly, the image of Devils coach Peter DeBoer standing in front of Taylor Stevens, or at least the most prominent portion of Taylor Stevens, has gone viral, showing up on sites like Deadspin and Barstool Sports.

DeBoer even mentioned it at today’s press conference when asked how difficult it was to stay focused during the Stanley Cup finals.

“I thought that question was going about the lady behind our bench last game,” he joked. “I thought we were heading that way. You saw my 100-percent focus on the game. That’s discipline, I’ll tell you.”


The always intrepid TMZ spoke to Stevens for her side of the story. As it turns out, she knew exactly what she was doing.

“I was trying to distract a little bit,” she said. “But the Kings, they don’t need distraction. They’ll be fine without me.”

Stevens also told TMZ her favorite team is “sadly” the Toronto Maple Leafs.

“I bleed blue and white,” she said. “I’m Canadian.”

TMZ then asked Stevens to name three players on the Kings, to which she named Jonathan Quick, Jeff Carter (ha!), and, eventually, Anze Kopitar.

Kassian sent to hospital after being involved in car accident

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Montreal Canadiens winger Zack Kassian was involved in a car accident early Sunday morning.

According to the Montreal Gazette, Kassian was a passenger in a vehicle that ran into a tree.

The Canadiens have since confirmed the incident took place and have also mentioned that Kassian was taken to hospital.

A club official described his injuries as being “minor”.

“(Kassian) was all bloodied up and stuff. He was in a daze,” said Steve Petrenko, a resident of the street on which the accident took place. “He had a hard time walking, and he almost took a fall.”

This story will be updated when more information is made available.

Habs and Fleischmann agree on one-year deal

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The Montreal Canadiens announced that they have signed Tomas Fleischmann to a one-year contract.

According to TVA Sports, the deal is worth $750,000.

The 31-year-old was invited to camp on a professional tryout, but his preseason performance showed that he could still contribute at the NHL level.

Fleischmann found instant chemistry with new linemates David Desharnais and Dale Weise, and it looks like the trio will open the regular season as Montreal’s third line.

The veteran winger started  last season with Florida, but was traded to Anaheim on Feb. 28. He had a hard time cracking the Duck’s lineup and was a healthy scratch in most of their playoff games last spring.

Fleischmann scored eight goals and 27 points in 66 games last season.