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This off-season the Washington Capitals lost a number of their players to free agency and the trade market. However, no area of the team suffered more than their blue line. The Capitals lost long-time defenseman Karl Alzner and puck-mover Kevin Shattenkirk to free agency and lost one of their most promising blueliners in Nate Schmidt to
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The sale of exclusive media rights for professional sports entertainment is a global phenomenon. Sports being played at the highest levels around the world are drawing enormous crowds and so too are they drawing the interests of media networks. The result has been bigger rights deals in every league and the ripple effects are especially
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CALGARY, Alta. – Seventy of the top women’s players in the country have been invited to attend Canada’s National Women’s Development Team and Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team selection camps from Aug. 5-13 in Calgary. The camps – part of the Hockey Canada National Teams’ Summer Showcase – will be on the ice at the
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It’s been a long offseason for veteran defenseman Andrei Markov. After spending the first 990 games of his NHL career over 16 seasons since being drafted in the sixth round of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, it was announced Thursday that the 38-year-old blueliner would not be re-signed. The Canadiens made some
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Andrei Markov will not return next season to the Montreal Canadiens, the only team he has played for in his 16 seasons in the league. He is scheduled to speak on a conference call Thursday afternoon. Andrei Markov has been an alternate captain for the Canadiens. Francois Lacasse/Getty Images Markov, 38, was the longest-tenured player on
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When the San Jose Sharks acquired Mikkel Boedker as an unrestricted free agent in 2016, it looked like they had addressed their need for secondary scoring on the power play. After a not particularly close Stanley Cup Final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in which the Sharks managed only eight goals in six games, general
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The Boston Bruins and Ryan Spooner have compromised on a one-year, $2.825 million deal to avoid the arbitration meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, according to Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada. Ryan Spooner and BOS settle at $2.825M — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 26, 2017 The deal provides a bit of clarity on an
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At Canada’s national under-17 development camp, star-power is nowhere near in short supply. With 111 of the best young hockey players in the country, big names can be found around every corner, from those with NHL roots to high draft picks from all three CHL leagues. For Nova Scotia native Logan Chisholm, however, the attention
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The Buffalo Sabres have signed Robin Lehner to a one year deal for an unconfirmed $4 million AAV and avoided an arbitration hearing scheduled for this week. This deal is another smart move by new GM Jason Botterill. The key is that, remarkably, Lehner will still be an RFA when his contract expires. Lehner will become
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It was late April at the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York. There sat Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin wearing a zip-up hoodie. He went virtually unrecognized as he sat next to his head coach, Claude Julien, who signed autographs for fans in attendance. Alongside the Habs’ then-head of scouting, Trevor Timmins, Montreal’s
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The Montreal Canadiens and veteran defenseman Mark Streit have agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $700,000. The 39-year-old Streit is set to enter his 12th NHL season coming fresh off of a Stanley Cup victory with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016-17. This will be Streit’s second stint with the Canadiens after being drafted by
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Despite only being around for 24 years, the Anaheim Ducks sure do like taking walks down memory lane. After he previously spent parts of six seasons with the team, the then-Mighty Ducks brought back Teemu Selanne for the 2005-06 season (and the eight that followed), four years after shipping him to the San Jose Sharks
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