Month: July 2018

There’s no debate on who the best shooter on the Winnipeg Jets is. Patrik Laine may be the best shooter in the entire NHL. His release is lightning quick and his shot is fast and accurate. Laine’s shot gets a lot of attention both from opposing teams and the media. Of course, he may be
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After 20 seasons in the National Hockey League and over 1,500 regular season games, Jarome Iginla has finally called it a career. One of the legendary figures in the game – both in Canada and in the broader hockey world – Iginla made a name for himself as a high-scoring power forward. Jarome Iginla has
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CALGARY, Alberta — Jarome Iginla closed his 20-year NHL career in the city where he was the face of the franchise. The 41-year-old winger made his retirement official Monday in Calgary, where he spent 16 seasons with the Flames. Iginla entertained a packed news conference at Scotiabank Saddledome with humorous stories about his career and
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From a salary cap standpoint, the past two offseasons have been difficult for the Detroit Red Wings. Hampered by expensive contracts doled out to depth players, the organization has been near the cap’s upper limit despite being a rebuilding team. Much to the relief of Red Wings fans everywhere, financial freedom is on the way.
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The Boston Bruins didn’t panic this summer when they had every reason to panic. The Toronto Maple Leafs were one period worse than Boston in the playoffs and added John Tavares. The Tampa Bay Lightning reached Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final, and return basically the same team while also pursuing Erik Karlsson. Even
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The off-season is typically used for National Hockey League clubs to make tweaks to their roster and re-sign their organization’s restricted free agents. Generally-speaking, negotiations become more tense and contentious as the cap hits involved grow – more important players demand larger cap hits, but their contracts also make the margin for error razor-thin. Calgary
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The morning of July 27, the Michigan Wolverines announced that their Freshman of the Year and highest-scoring defenseman Quinn Hughes will be returning for his sophomore year. Hughes was drafted by the Canucks seventh overall this June and had shown great interest in making his NHL debut this fall, but decided to go back to college
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The 2017-18 edition of the Buffalo Sabres was terrible. While winning only 25 of 82 games, the Blue and Gold allowed 81 more goals than they scored—a differential approaching 100 goals more than the worst playoff team. They were dreadful at home and horrible on the road. They finished dead last in the standings. Their
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In today’s rumor rundown the Flyers are sorting out plans for Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny, Carolina is still trying to trade Justin Faulk and Johnny Hockey wants James Neal. Flyers Working on Their Own Guys Dave Isaac of the Cherry Hill Courier-Post reports, the Philadelphia Flyers have had internal discussions about early extensions for defenseman Ivan
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7:33 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN CHICAGO — Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford, who missed the last three-plus months of Chicago’s season with an undisclosed injury, admitted he has been “a little bit” concerned about his long-term health. Crawford, 33, was emotional when addressing reporters at the Blackhawks’ fan convention Friday. He made his first public comments
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