Bandy played at the Asian Winter Games (A.Burgermeister) The sound of blades grinding the ice of players skating at high speeds, blistering 100+ mph slap shots, beautiful end to end rushes with tape to tape passes, and sprawling kick saves by goaltenders are major components of the great game of bandy. Most people: “Wait what?
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I knew I shouldn’t have bet against Carter Hart, but three out of four ain’t bad. That brings me up to 10-for-12 through two rounds of my WHL playoff predictions, also getting the number of games right for five of those series. Yes, I’m on a bit of a roll this year. Our @LarryFisher_KDC has
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Young Washington Capitals fan Keelan Moxley was standing near the ice before her team’s playoff game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday, watching warmups, when Capitals winger Brett Connolly noticed her and tried to toss her a puck. A man behind her caught the puck and gave it to the boy next to Keelan
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The one consistent throughout the Tampa Bay Lightning’s history is their affinity for having star forwards on their roster. Over the course of 25 years, the franchise built themselves around the philosophy of score first and score often, sometimes at the expense of the other positions on the ice. Even when the team was going through
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The Buffalo Sabres may have missed the playoffs for the seventh consecutive year, but their American Hockey League farm team, the Rochester Americans, ended their three-year playoff drought. It’s a silver lining for the organization in an otherwise disappointing season. Baby steps. The Amerks first-round, best-of-five series starts Friday, April 20, against their I-90 rival,
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Heartbreak. It’s defined as crushing grief, anguish or distress. Fans of Washington’s four major sports teams know it better than anyone. Consider: The knee of the Washington Redskins‘ prized rookie quarterback is shredded in a playoff game; he’s never the same. A team once known as the Bullets – the Washington Wizards — becomes known
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The body’s not even cold yet, but that hasn’t stopped idle speculation from heating up as to just what went wrong with the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens. More specifically, speculation as to who were the main culprits. The People vs. Pacioretty and Price Whereas some interpreted general manager Marc Bergevin’s post-mortem press-conference comments as an attempt
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The Columbus Blue Jackets are full of wonderful stories these days. Everywhere you look up and down their lineup, players at different points in their career are making a major impact. Collectively, they have jumped on the Washington Capitals by winning two straight from them at Capital One Arena. Game 3 and the momentum all
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The Boston Bruins are two games into their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs and so far, the main storyline is the production from the B’s top line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron, and David Pastrnak, who have accumulated a total of 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) and helped guide the
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To get their quarterfinal series back on track against the Boston Bruins, the Toronto Maple Leafs are considering any and all options. In essentially every facet of the first two games, the Maple Leafs have struggled to contend with the Bruins who have looked tougher, quicker, more talented and have had better goaltending through the
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What can be said about a man that everyone knows so much about? If you’re a fan of the NHL you likely know the Pat Burns story: A police officer for 17 years, three-time Jack Adams award winner (as coach of three different Original Six teams: Montreal, Toronto, Boston), a Stanley Cup champion with the
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With the 2017-18 NHL season over, it’s time for the Detroit Red Wings to evaluate their performance and make roster decisions heading into the 2018 NHL Draft and free agency. As the rebuild progresses, this time becomes more and more important in producing Detroit’s next winner. During his press conference on locker clean out day,
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have given up 12 goals in the first two games of their best-of-seven series with the Boston Bruins, and very quickly it’s turning into a potential four-game sweep of the blue and white. While the Leafs were able to get three behind Tuukka Rask in Game 2 on Saturday, the Leafs
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Apr 13, 2018 Emily KaplanESPN WINNIPEG, Manitoba — In late March, when Patrik Laine limped off the ice against the Los Angeles Kings after blocking a shot, the status of the Winnipeg Jets winger’s left leg quickly became a minor international incident. In Laine’s native Finland, newspapers published dueling doctors’ prognoses. Fans tweeted at the
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The Calgary Flames didn’t make the playoffs following a disappointing 2017-18 regular season. Much of the time teams have hefty to-do lists in the off-seasons following a playoff miss, and the Flames are no exception. A contract extension for Matthew Tkachuk tops the Calgary Flames’ summer to-do list. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports) However, don’t expect
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The Anaheim Ducks finished the regular season with five consecutive victories and a 26-10-5 home record. Things were looking up for them as they got to open the postseason at home against the San Jose Sharks. Those positive feelings quickly disappeared. The Sharks dominated the Ducks en route to a convincing 3-0 victory in Game
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