Okay, this is weirder yet.
I went from the scores page on NHL to the home page on NHL, and the NHL site ran.
However, loading it cold again froze it. Then I realized I had the zoom at 125%, on the scores page, so I loaded the NHL site at zoom 125% and surprise, it loaded! So did the sites for the Penguins, Blues, Sharks, Ducks and Coyotes!
So the Home page works if I load it at 125% but freezes at 100% but can be taken down to 100% after loading it and it still works, but the words are crammed together more, so the zoom factor is a good idea.
I thought initially it was a problem with my resolution, because I have a CRT monitor and use resolution of 800 X 600 so I can see. But earlier tests ran on the NHL site changing that resolution to a higher one failed to produce any result.
Oddly enough, zooming does the trick. I have absolutely no idea why. But my goal was to get this fixed before the regular season starts on October 8th, and it looks like I found a fix!
If anyone has a theory as to why this worked, feel free to enlighten me.
I have no clue!