Month: April 2018

Without a doubt, the Vegas Golden Knights’ success is unheralded. Of the four major leagues in North America, no expansion franchise had a .500 record in their first season. The Carolina Panthers of the NFL came closest with a 7-9 mark in 1995. Even in the playoffs, the Golden Knights continue to bewilder their opponents.
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The Chicago Blackhawks have some of the most historic rivalries in National Hockey League history. Although many of them are in the past, the Hawks have earned plenty of enemies in the past decade with their three Stanley Cups in six seasons. Here are the top three current rivals of the Blackhawks. St. Louis Blues Although it
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7:00 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN NASHVILLE, Tenn. — At least I had been warned. When I agreed to meet Jake Waddell — aka Catfish Jake — on Friday morning before the Nashville Predators‘ first game of their second-round series against the Winnipeg Jets, he messaged me: “Hope the smell of fish in the morning doesn’t
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“The Great Expansion” of the NHL in 1967 served as the catalyst that enabled a number of players to jump from barely getting a sniff of an “Original Six” roster to becoming perennial All-Stars. Perhaps no player was a finer example of this concept than Minnesota North Stars’ great Bill Goldsworthy. To this day, he
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Ever wonder which Marvel Cinematic Universer character matches up best with each of your favorite Montreal Canadiens? Well, you will now. In light of the release of the most recent Avengers movie, which features a cast of what seems like thousands, why not re-imagine the movie with Habs playing starring roles? Their collective season may
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11:57 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Buffalo Sabres won the NHL draft lottery Saturday night, earning the opportunity to draft potential franchise defenseman Rasmus Dahlin. “We’re really looking forward to adding a great player to the team,” general manager Jason Botterill said. The Sabres haven’t selected first overall since drafting center Pierre Turgeon in 1987.
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The Sedins have left Rogers Arena for good, and they’ve also left a gaping hole in the Vancouver Canucks lineup. With Henrik Sedin calling it quits, the Canucks look especially thin at centre heading into next season. This has led to rumours that they will sign someone like Tyler Bozak, but does it make sense
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New Jersey’s Taylor Hall, Los Angeles’ Anze Kopitar and Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon are finalists for the 2018 Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player. Hall, 26, was sixth in the NHL in scoring with 93 points (39 goals, 54 points) in his second season with the Devils, who have had only one previous MVP
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For the first 40 minutes of Friday’s Game 1 against Pittsburgh, a Washington Capitals victory seemed imminent, especially after they went up 2-0 early in the third thanks to a goal from Alex Ovechkin. However, Sidney Crosby’s line generated three unanswered goals as the Capitals experienced yet another collapse after leading by two goals, and
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Keep your tongue to yourself. In other words, stop licking, lickety split. That’s the gist of the message from the National Hockey League to Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand. The veteran winger who has developed into a bonafide scorer, also has a reputation for figuratively getting under the opposition’s skin. He took that characteristic to
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Jake DeBrusk has made a lot of memories in his first season with the Boston Bruins. He scored his first goal and assist in his NHL debut against the defending Western Conference champion Nashville Predators back on Oct. 8, and went on to bury 16 goals and 27 assists in his rookie season, including 9
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