Toronto Maple Leafs’ forward Nazem Kadri has been suspended three games by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety following his illegal and forceful hit to the head of Boston Bruins’ forward Tommy Wingels in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Kadri was assessed a five-minute major penalty for the charging and was also handed
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LAS VEGAS — Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty called his one-game suspension after an illegal check to the head of Vegas Golden Knights forward William Carrier “B.S.” and “awful” before missing Game 2 of their Stanley Cup playoff series on Friday. “I don’t think it’s suspension-worthy,” Doughty said after participating in the team’s morning
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As one of the oldest teams in North American sports history, the New York Rangers have a rich past. They are one of the NHL’s exclusive Original Six teams. What follows are some of the pivotal moments, players and franchise memories. How Well Do You Know the Rangers’ History? Which player won his fifth Stanley
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With the 2017-18 regular season ending this past weekend, many experts and pundits are releasing their picks for this season’s awards. Among the most hotly debated topics is who will win the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman. Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning appears to be the favorite but I would argue that
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Apr 13, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN Watching the parade of postseason news conferences from eliminated teams has been like watching the NHL as scripted by “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci, minus the colorful prose. It’s a collection of empty suits spackling over their own backsides and deflecting blame as if they have a force field up. Patrik
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Because of their loss to the Florida Panthers on Sunday, the Boston Bruins failed to win the Atlantic Division. They now have a harder start to the playoffs. Their opponent, the Toronto Maple Leafs, have had immense success against them this season and won three out of four meetings. This is mainly due to the
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The Florida Panthers were on the cusp of a playoff position since the all-star break, but with the 2017-18 regular season in the books, they came up one point short. While at one time only a point behind the New Jersey Devils, the Panthers found themselves five points back with four games to play. Perhaps
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As the San Jose Sharks prepare to take on the Anaheim Ducks in their opening round playoff series, there is no shortage of questions. But some questions are more critical than others, and we’ll explore three of them here. Is Paul Martin the Right Choice? The Sharks appear to have benched rookie defenseman Joakim Ryan
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LAS VEGAS — The NHL Awards will remain in Las Vegas the next three years, commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday night before the Vegas Golden Knights opened the playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings. The NHL Awards will be held Wednesday, June 20, at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which was
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7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN For 16 years, Mitch Korn was the goaltending coach for the Nashville Predators, earning the nickname “The Goalie Whisperer” for his success with several netminders. He followed coach Barry Trotz to Washington, but not before coaching current Predators goalie Pekka Rinne for eight seasons. He oversaw two seasons in which
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The 2017-18 season was one to forget for the St. Louis Blues. Not because they were terrible throughout the season, but because they were terrible during crucial stretches. Inconsistency plagued the team after a blazing hot start and, while the team managed to claw their way back into the picture, the Blues ultimately came up
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Alexander Alexeyev 2017-18 Team: Red Deer Rebels (#4)Date of Birth: November 15, 1999Place of Birth: St. Petersburg, RussiaHt: 6’3″ Wt: 190 lbsShoots: LeftPosition: DefensemanNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings For some reason, European defensemen have developed the reputation for excelling at the finesse game but shying away from the physicality that has punctuated the
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If the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens season had been a play, their embittered fans had likely been hoping for a tragic ending during which management fell on its sword. After all, the first two acts certainly fit the bill anyway. Unfortunately, what they got was a comedy as owner Geoff Molson and general manager Marc Bergevin
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As demonstrated by the Stanley Cup champion Penguins last season, experience can be a deciding factor in an otherwise evenly matched playoff series. That’s good news for teams like the Predators and Lightning, who have big advantages in playoff experience over their first-round opponents, the Avalanche and Devils, respectively. Using the previous career totals of
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