Month: November 2017

The Anaheim Ducks are no longer viciously depleted down the middle. In what’s generally being characterized as a hockey trade benefiting both sides, the Ducks acquired centerman Adam Henrique, prospect Joseph Blandisi and a conditional 2018 third-round draft pick from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenseman Sami Vatanen. For Anaheim, Henrique fills a
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Emily Kaplan: If I was asked this question two months ago, I would have answered McDavid, without hesitation. I believed that the Edmonton Oilers were poised to win a Stanley Cup as soon as this season. Given where things stand now in Edmonton, I’m not as bullish. I do see Auston Matthews hoisting a Cup
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The losses keep piling up for the Sabres. After 25 games, Buffalo is officially tied for dead last in the league with a record of 6-15-4. The team is in the express lane to the golf course – its seventh consecutive season without seeing postseason action. They’ve become boring, depressing and unwatchable. The atmosphere in KeyBank Center
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The Windsor Spitfires are finding that, despite early-season success, rebuilds aren’t always easy. A few bright spots in November, however, have kept playoff hopes alive in the Rose City. The Spitfires started the season 9-5-1-0 but hit an inconsistent streak in November with a record below .500. It’s not what you want to see, however,
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The Vegas Golden Knights and defenseman Brayden McNabb have come to terms on a four-year contract extension worth $10 million, the team announced Wednesday. The deal comes with an annual cap hit of $2.5 million per season and will keep the 26-year-old (soon to be 27-year-old) locked up until he’s 31 years old. NEWS: The
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Recent rumors indicate that the Boston Bruins have expressed interest in Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Nick Kypreos mentioned the Bruins on Hockey Night in Canada as a team that has checked on the 24-year-old pivot’s availability. The Bruins may be looking for a center for any number of reasons. For starters, Ryan Spooner is a restricted free agent (RFA) again at
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After going one-quarter of the way through the 2017-18 season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have finally found their top line. On paper, they are a band of misfits. On the left, there is charismatic Russian sniper Artemi Panarin, who at 26 years old has already built up quite the resume. In the middle, 19-year-old rookie
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The World Junior Championships are going to be highly entertaining this year, as each national team plays a completely different style of hockey. The international tournament features a display of culture and style and yeah, it will prove which country is the best because there can be only one winner. Step 1: World Junior Summer
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Bah Gawd! That’s meLVin’s music! As minor-league hockey promotions go, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ “Wrestling Night” celebration for Saturday’s game against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers should go down as one of this season’s most memorable, if not the most entertaining. The mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers‘ American Hockey League affiliate, meLVin, didn’t take too kindly
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When a team puts an NHL player on the trading block, and when those players are reportedly allowed to explore trades, it naturally creates a stir among the hockey community. Which team will put together a package to acquire that player? Is that player even worthwhile? During times like this, players will often see their
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Twenty-two games into the season, Florida Panthers head coach Bob Boughner has done everything but go on the record and announce what six defensemen he plans on having in the lineup every night moving forward. Unfortunately, Alexander Petrovic has found himself as the odd-man out and a healthy scratch for the past eight games. For
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