Jashvina Shah

58 Added | 23 Magazines | 2 Following | 2 Followers | @icehockeystick | I'm a multimedia hockey journalist who covers the CWHL for The Victory Press and Big Ten hockey for College Hockey News. I covered Princeton hockey from 2013-16 and BU from 2011-13. BU' 13

Fire on ice

The puffy jersey and oversized helmet belies Kunzes Angmo’s petite frame. It’s an aberration of sorts when you meet her off the ice, and once the …

Graves of the Dead

<i>Ken Otterbourg | The New New South | April 2015 | 10 minutes (2,439 words)</i><p>After starting in Pittsburgh, the Ohio River heads north and then quickly …

History

ONE LAST FIGHT

Robert Frid fought hundreds of times over three years of junior hockey and eight seasons in the lower minor leagues. He's had at least 75 concussions and been knocked unconscious many times. Declared permanently disabled in his 30s, Frid, now 41, doesn't think he has much time left<p>Robert Frid is in …

Ice Hockey

Rachel Nichols returns to ESPN, and she isn't pulling punches

As reputations go in journalism, it doesn’t get much better than being known as a reporter who asks tough questions.<p>That’s the common narrative in …

Journalism isn’t dying. But it’s changing WAY faster than most people understand.

The New York Times made a smart move when it named Jim Rutenberg its new lead media writer. Rutenberg’s latest — on the ongoing BuzzFeed-ification of news and how journalism must/should change — is a very good read. And, while I don’t agree with every word in it, I think there’s something very …

Journalism

How Muhammad Ali Woke Up Sportswriters

Muhammad Ali, who died Friday, may be the most important figure in the history of sportswriting. Grantland, Red, Jimmy, Bob — they’re all ranked …

Boxing

When the Madness Becomes the Blueprint

Honestly, it was an understandable mistake to make. Phil Kessel had finished a playoff game only moments earlier, but already he had cameras and …

Ice Hockey

Hamilton

<i>This story originally ran on Joe Posnanski’s blog.</i><p><i>”How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore<br>And a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a<br>Forgotten spot</i> …

Mad Men
NFL
Ice Hockey

What A Mostly Black Hockey Club For Kids Tells Us About The Sport's Future

Neal Henderson couldn’t find a place to teach his son to play hockey. A native of St. Croix who fell in love with the sport while growing up in Canada, he relocated to the suburbs of Washington, D.C., early in the 1970s, when the city didn’t have a public hockey rink.<p>So the former minor leaguer …

Ice Hockey

As the Bruins, Canucks and Sharks learned when they embraced sleep science, more Z's can lead to more W's

In 2011, Dr. Charles Czeisler was in Minnesota, waiting to give a lecture, when his phone rang. Czeisler, a professor of sleep medicine at Harvard …

Ice Hockey

Red Wings & the Media

<b>[Editor's Note: The following article was put together by Michael Petrella, formerly of Red Wings' blog The Production Line. You can still find him</b> …

In Chicago, two brothers are using Instagram to engage new audiences for investigative reporting

In early 2015, Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, a freelance investigative journalist, published a story in <i>The Chicago Reporter</i> about a reverse mortgage scheme …

Media Circus: ESPN to air 30 for 30 on Ric Flair, ‘cleaning up’ quotes, more

<i>Get all of Richard Deitsch’s columns as soon as they’re published. Download the new Sports Illustrated app (iOS or Android) and personalize your</i> …

Mike Scioscia

Four Years A Student-Athlete: The Racial Injustice of Big-Time College Sports

While the NCAA’s rules governing college athletes are colorblind, the impact of amateurism is anything but—disproportionately costing black football and men's basketball players and benefiting white stakeholders by as much as $2 billion a year.<p><b>Before Robert and Amy McCormick could see the racial</b> …

College & University

Inside the backstage drama at the MLB Winter Meetings

It’s 11 a.m. on a Tuesday in Nashville, and the manager of the reigning National League champions is standing in a bustling hotel lobby, carefully …

Major League Baseball

Predators Contract Tracker gives fans what they want

A memo to the other 29 NHL teams: Follow the Nashville Predators‘ lead.In a salary cap world where so many teams refuse to reveal player salaries, …

NHL

The Worst Question in Sports: What We Talk About When We Say ‘Talk About’

<b>Reporter:</b> “Talk about your ability to process information. Is that something you’ve always been able to do?” <b></b><p><b>Marcus Mariota:</b> “I don’t know …</i> …

NFL
Ice Hockey

May the words be with you: What writers can learn from 'Star Wars'

After more than 20 years, the Force is still with us. "Star Wars" is everywhere.<p>Among the journalists we know, none is more knowledgeable about the …

New Jersey

Dozens Suspected of Cheating to Enter Boston Marathon

Investigation of 2015 race reveals bib swappers, bib mules, and course cutters.<p>Most runners get into the Boston Marathon in one of two ways: Meet strict qualifying standards or raise thousands of dollars for charity.<p>But some choose a third option. They cheat.<p>That’s what a firefighter in his 50s did …

Marathons

The art of the tough interview

<b>I thought about the</b> art–and craft–of interviewing after seeing Donald Trump’s response to Megyn Kelly last month during the 2016 Republican …

Ray Bradbury on Storytelling, Friendship, and Why He Never Learned to Drive: A Lost Vintage Interview, Found and Animated

“You write to please yourself. You write for the joy of writing. And then your public reads you and it begins to gather around.”<p>In the fall of 2012, Lisa Potts discovered a cassette tape behind her dresser. On it was a long-lost interview she had conducted with <b>Ray Bradbury</b> (August 22, 1920–June 5, …

Literature

What NHL announcer Mike Emrick can teach you about language and journalism

I approached Mike Emrick with a request prior to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at the United Center in Chicago Monday.<p>I told him that I thought …

The uncommon art of inspiring inspiration.

<i>How to find your creative flow in art or business.</i><p>I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp. …