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Morning Skate: Which playoff bubble team could actually win the Stanley Cup? Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: The Anaheim Ducks were my pick to win the Pacific Division and to emerge from the Western Conference. I also predicted that the Nashville Predators would miss the playoffs and the Edmonton Oilers would finish second, so it’s entirely
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The U.S. Army filed a challenge to the Vegas Golden Knights‘ name with the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Wednesday, saying the name is associated with their military branch. In its filing, the Army says that the team “has chosen and used a similar black+gold/yellow+white color scheme on uniforms, marketing, advertisements and its hockey
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NHL TV analyst Pierre McGuire underwent surgery for prostate cancer but expects to be ready for NBC’s coverage of the Olympics. Broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick, who is also a prostate cancer survivor, made the announcement during the “Wednesday Night Rivalry” game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild. McGuire, 56, told USA Today that the
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4:02 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Chicago Blackhawks took a chainsaw to their blue-line logjam on Monday, waiving veteran defenseman Cody Franson. The Blackhawks had been carrying eight defensemen. The emergence of Jordan Oesterle, 25, as a top-pairing partner of star Duncan Keith as well as the improved play of third-pairing defenders Gustav Forsling and
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11:40 AM ET ESPN.com Staff Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Every team has a mandated break of at least five days in a row during the 2017-18 season. Find out when your team is on a bye here. Anaheim Ducks: Jan. 7-12 Arizona Coyotes: Jan. 7-11 Boston Bruins: Jan. 8-12 Buffalo Sabres:
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3:20 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The silver medal was placed around Swedish captain Lias Andersson’s neck, the traditional award for the team that loses the final game at the Under-20 IIHF World Junior Championship. Canada had defeated Sweden for gold on Friday night. Andersson frankly wasn’t having any of it. He glanced at the silver
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Tyler Steenbergen re-directed in Connor Timmins’ pass to break a tie with 1:40 left and Canada beat Sweden 3-1 to win the world junior hockey championship Friday night. With the mostly red-and-white, Maple Leaf-flag-waving crowd still celebrating, Alex Formenton then sealed Canada’s 17th gold medal victory by scoring into an empty net
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GUELPH, Ontario — Bruce Hood, the former NHL referee who worked 1,100 games over 21 seasons, died Friday of prostate cancer. He was 81. Kevin Hood said his father died at a hospice surrounded by family in Guelph. Bruce Hood was on the ice for some of the NHL’s most iconic moments, including Bobby Orr’s
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Canada and Sweden will face off for gold medal at the world junior hockey championship Friday night. “I think it’s the two best teams that are going to meet,” Swedish goaltender Filip Gustavsson said. Gustavsson made 29 saves and Sweden had a three-goal third period to beat the defending champion United States
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