Month: August 2018

For the last few summers, the Dallas Stars have become known for making a big splash. Whether it’s from acquiring new players through trade or free agency, a change in coaching staff or front office, or drafting a generational talent, the team’s exciting offseasons have made up for the lack of playoff hockey. But however quiet
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In today’s rumor rundown the Columbus Blue Jackets have received offers for forward Artemi Panarin. Are they good enough to consider a deal? The situation in Montreal between Max Pacioretty and the team gets stranger by the day and the Flyers are looking to add another player before the season starts. Blue Jackets Receiving Offers for
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  August 8, 2018 marked the 30th anniversary of the trade that sent icon Wayne Gretzky to Los Angeles and sent shockwaves around the hockey world. Gretzky, along with Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski, was shipped to the Los Angeles Kings for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, three first-round picks, and $15 million. Even more shocking
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For almost their entire existence, the Winnipeg Jets have been the blueprint for drafting and developing in the NHL. Their first round picks have been almost universal hits and their later picks have frequently struck gold as well. With that in mind, Winnipeg often ranks at or near the top of the league’s prospect systems
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A decade of futility for the New York Rangers that started in the late 1990’s began with one event in July of 1997. It wasn’t a game the Rangers lost, a trade they made, or a free agent they signed (although there would be many to follow). No, the day that led to seven straight
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Jack Eichel dominated his only year playing college hockey. As a freshman at Boston University, he put up 71 points in 40 games. It was the best season by an NCAA freshman in more than 20 years. He led his Terriers to the national championship game, earned the Hobey Baker Memorial Award (as the NCAA’s
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Martin Brodeur is coming home. The former goaltender, who became a household name by leading the New Jersey Devils to three Stanley Cup titles in his 21 seasons in New Jersey, will be named the team’s executive vice president of business development Wednesday. Welcome home, @MartinBrodeur! The 🐐 has been named the #NJDevils Executive VP
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In today’s rumor rundown, Tyler Seguin is losing faith in a deal getting done with the Dallas Stars, Max Pacioretty isn’t even getting offers to stay from the Montreal Canadiens, Jacob Trouba isn’t ruling out another extension with the Winnipeg Jets and Auston Matthews isn’t concerned about what’s happening in Toronto with their pending contracts.
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As we prepare for the 2018-19 season, we have seen two players native to the Czech Republic sign with NWHL teams. Kateřina Mrázová, a University of Minnesota-Duluth alum, has joined the Connecticut Whale while former Northeastern Huskies player Denisa Křížová signed with the team who drafted her, the Boston Pride. Moves such as these may have begun
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will be one of six speakers and one of three athletes participating in Sen. John McCain’s memorial service in Phoenix on Thursday. Fitzgerald was asked by Cindy McCain, wife of the late senator, a couple of months ago to speak at the service during a short
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SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers have agreed to terms with veteran right winger Troy Brouwer to a one-year contract. General manager Dale Tallon announced the move Monday, saying Brouwer adds depth and should provide leadership for Florida’s young core. Brouwer became a free agent when the Calgary Flames bought out the final two years
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Future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur has stepped down from his role as assistant general manager of the St. Louis Blues to pursue other opportunities, the team said. The 46-year-old has spent four years working for GM Doug Armstrong, but his contract ran out in June. The NHL’s all-time leader in goaltending wins has connections
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