They’ve played over 200 hockey games in the past two seasons, they’re missing one of the world’s best defenseman and they got embarrassed in Game’s 3 & 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the 16th seeded team in the playoffs. Hockey analysts will try to pinpoint reasons why the Penguins are losing but at the
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What the 2017 NHL Entry Draft lacks in franchise-altering star power it makes up for with depth and intrigue. Over the past four drafts, Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, Aaron Ekblad and Nathan Mackinnon were all slam-dunk selections at first overall. This year, we’ve been treated to intrigue and debate right from the get-go between Nolan Patrick
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Candy canes, eggnog and the World Juniors – few things are as closely related to the holiday season as those three delightful traditions. Sorry, Santa. Although the IIHF World Junior Championship officially began in 1977, it was a relatively unknown tournament until the late ‘80s. Thanks to the infamous fight between Canada and the Soviet
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At face value, the Montreal Canadiens re-signing depth forward Andreas Martinsen is a nothing transaction. It means very little in the grand scheme of things. The one-year, $675,000 price tag is little more than a drop in the bucket. It’s damn-near inconsequential to all parties involved. The optics are just horrible, though. one year, $675,000
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Ok, Vegas Golden Knights fans we’re down to the final three teams on our rundown of players you should be familiar with. Take a second and educate yourselves on the 108 players we’ve covered to this point. The NHL universe thanks you in advance. As a reminder, teams will submit their lists of players protected
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As the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins scratch and claw for supremacy, they’re bound to develop bad blood for one another. But bad breath? Things got personal following the Preds Game 3 win, when the wildly popular P.K. Subban claimed he was the victim of a vicious verbal attack from Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby. The Penguins’ captain accused the defender
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‘The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news, opinion and analysis column that runs every Monday throughout the regular season, and every second Monday throughout the off-season. News Canucks Sign Phillip Holm The Canucks recently announced the signing of defenceman Phillip Holm to a one-year, entry-level contract. The 25-year-old spent the 2016-17 season as a member
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CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada is looking ahead to a busy 2017-18 season, and it starts with the annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp, June 9-11 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. The weekend-long camp brings together some of the country’s top goaltending talent with elite-level instructors from across
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For several years, the Wild were known for their depth at defense. Dating back to 2008, the Wild drafted a defenseman with their first pick five different years. This enabled them to put together a very promising and talented prospect pool of blueliners. The Wild took it a step further in the summer of 2013
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Welcome to the Stanley Cup Final, where a cast can indicate a day-to-day injury. Nick Bonino joined the Pittsburgh Penguins at their practice on Sunday, which is fairly ridiculous given that Bonino made his way into Bridgestone Arena for Game 3 yesterday on crutches and in a walking boot. But who cares if the man can’t
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The Pittsburgh Penguins should be embarrassed; not because of the final score of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final but because of the way they conducted themselves in the final minutes of the third period. Forty-four penalty minutes, three game misconducts, and an ungodly amount of undisciplined plays all equal a very concerning loss
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It may seem like the sky is falling in the Steel City since the Pittsburgh Penguins dropped Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final in ugly fashion, 5-1, against the Nashville Predators. The fact remains, though, that it was just one loss, and Pittsburgh still controls the series with a 2-1 lead. The Penguins have
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