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Goaltending has been a heated topic in the city of Boston, Massachusetts in recent months. It started with the Boston Bruins’ loss of 23-year-old Malcolm Subban to the Vegas Golden Knights via waivers in October. Then there was ‘The Great Goalie Debate’ in recent weeks: Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin split the crease with five
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After last night’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Blackhawks dropped their record to 7-17-5, the most glaring hole on this year’s Buffalo Sabres continues to be their lack of grit and toughness. When they traded Marcus Foligno in the offseason, few of us could have imagined how badly this team would miss him. Now some would
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In today’s Rumor Rundown, we look at trade options in different positions. From a top-six forward to a depth center, goaltenders and a defenseman, everyone and everything is needed around the NHL as the season progresses. Wayne Simmonds is a player multiple teams would have interest in. But, are the Flyers looking to move him
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The question of which National Hockey League rivalry is the most competitive often sparks a bitter argument. In recent years, though, one rivalry that has been nowhere near the center of those arguments is the Battle of Alberta between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers – and for good reason. Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau
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Dec 8, 2017 Greg WyshynskiESPN Hello, and welcome to the Weekly Reader, which will run every Friday and collect news and views from around the hockey world on the week’s biggest stories. Seen something worth highlighting here? Hit me at greg.wyshynski@espn.com, or do the same if you have suggestions for the column going forward. Enjoy!
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Let’s face it, we’re all a little tired of the Chicago Blackhawks. Given how often they’re on national television, how many of them were named to the National Hockey League’s Top 100 (despite questionable qualifications) and, of course, the league’s insistence on sending them to every single outdoor game ever, the NHL seems to view
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Despite the long-term ramifications of the trade that brought him here, there is no denying Shea Weber remains one of the top defensemen in the game. That’s not just due to his reputation, but overall effectiveness, as evidenced by his 500th career point, scored against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. Weber Hits Two Milestones
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ARLINGTON, Va. — Alex Ovechkin hopes the Russian hockey team participates in the 2018 Winter Olympics, even though it would have to wear neutral uniforms. After the International Olympic Committee banned Russian athletes from playing under their flag, Ovechkin said he supports the team’s decision and is “pretty sure they’re going.” At the Washington Capitals‘
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Winning in the NHL is anything but easy. When considering how hard it is to win each individual battle within the game while also trying to come out ahead in the games themselves over the course of a season, the difficulty level increases exponentially. This is why winning a Stanley Cup is something that has
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Will you care about the men’s Olympic hockey tournament if neither NHL nor KHL players can participate? Greg Wyshynski: Admittedly, the Olympic men’s hockey tournaments that have involved NHL players have been absolutely extraordinary. Imagine the NHL All-Star Game, except instead of winning a big car after playing methodical exhibition hockey, the players are battling
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Dec 5, 2017 Greg WyshynskiESPN The International Olympic Committee’s decision to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, promises to further dilute a men’s ice hockey tournament that is already missing NHL talent. The IOC ban, announced on Tuesday, followed the completion of its investigation into a state-sponsored athlete doping program