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Move over, Connor McDavid. Look out, Sidney Crosby. Get out of the way, Taylor Hall. Here comes Sergei Aleksandrovich Ovechkin. The less-than-a-month-old baby is already taking the hockey world by storm. McDavid, Crosby and 2018 Hart Trophy winner Taylor Hall (not pictured) had better be prepared to step aside. (Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports) Born to
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In today’s News & Notes, the New Jersey Devils have signed their 2018 first-round pick Ty Smith to a three-year entry-level contract, the Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames made a trade and the New York Rangers have signed Dustin Tokarski to a one-year contract and the NHL Network has released their top-20 NHL winger list
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His words cut to the chase. “Right now we have a losing culture here,” said Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill at his season-ending news conference. “It stinks that we won’t be watching live playoff hockey right now.” The Sabres had missed the postseason again, extending their franchise-worst playoff drought to seven seasons. They finished
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As the hockey offseason winds down and fans are left with extra time on their hands, prospects receive special scrutiny and it’s normal to see all kinds of prospect rankings. One way to organize these is through a prospect pyramid. The St. Louis Blues have an extensive group of prospects, so this tool is a
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In March of 1965, a formal process began headed by then NHL President Clarence Campbell so that the league would expand its operation to include a second division of six teams. Gone would be the days of the so-called “Original Six” franchises. Joining them would be a half-dozen new teams that would see the NHL reach further
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Line juggling isn’t an exact science as proven by the best lines in the NHL. Coaches sometimes load their top talent on one line, hoping that the superstars will carry the team. Other coaches mix highly-skilled players with role players. Then, there are coaches who strike gold with an unlikely trio of linemates. All three of
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Every year, hockey fans long for July 1 – a day that resembles Christmas as organizations drop millions of dollars on free agents to improve their teams. This tradition comes with insomnia, your phone glued to your hand, and migraines due to an excess of blue light hitting your eyes. The intrigue stems from the fact
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There have been tremors of possible Boston Bruins activity since the 2017-18 season came to a close in June, yet there is little to show for all the commotion. General manager Don Sweeney landed John Moore, Jaroslav Halak, Chris Wagner, and Joakim Nordstrom once July 1 rolled around, marking the beginning of free agency. These
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The National Hockey League was founded on November 26, 1917. Over the league’s 100 years, countless players have left indelible marks on the game. Names like, Morenz, Shore, Richard, Howe, Beliveau, Orr, Gretzky and Lemieux are uttered in hockey circles with the utmost reverence. If one were to ask multiple generations who the best NHL players
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It’s been quite the debut for the Vegas Golden Knights. After finally revealing the roster of the National Hockey League’s newest expansion team following much wheeling and dealing, much of the hockey world was comforted by their seemingly curious roster composition. After all, there had already been many such facepalm-worthy moments in the Vegas franchise’s short
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Gord Downie, the powerful, enigmatic and wonderfully quirky Canadian singer-songwriter passed away in late 2017. It wasn’t a surprise to anyone. He chose to make his brain cancer diagnosis public in May 2016. That summer, he underwent an emotional and exhausting tour with his band The Tragically Hip. The finale in Kingston, Ontario was described by the New
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