Month: December 2017

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As the calendar runs out on 2017, the Carolina Hurricanes season really got going in earnest Friday night as they began a deep dive into competition in the Metropolitan Division. The Pittsburgh Penguins came calling for the season’s first matchup with the Hurricanes. Raleigh’s Pittsburgh Penguins forward, Phil Kessel, leads his struggling team in points
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Heading into the NHL’s mandated Christmas Break the Edmonton Oilers appeared to have finally started to right the ship. Despite going into the annual hiatus on a four-game win streak and with seven consecutive solid outings on their dance card, the next ten games on their schedule were always going to be imperative in determining
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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The NHL isn’t going to get drawn into any discussions about participating in future Winter Olympics until after the Pyeongchang Games are complete. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said that’s the answer he provided to International Ice Hockey Federation general secretary Horst Lichtner on Friday. Daly and Lichtner happened to sit together
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In today’s Rumor Rundown we take a look at some of the names most likely to be on many insider’s trade-watch list. As the NHL Trade Freeze comes to a close, among those garnering the most attention are Kris Letang from the Pittsburgh Penguins, Mike Hoffman of the Ottawa Senators and Max Pacioretty from the
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Just because 2017 was a bad year for the Montreal Canadiens, it doesn’t mean it was all bad. As we cheers to a better 2018, here’s a countdown of the top moments that made Habs fans jump out of their seats in unison (and not to scream at the television): 5) Jonathan Drouin Gets Acquired
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The 2013 NHL Entry Draft saw several current superstars make their first appearance on stage in their new threads including Nathan MacKinnon, Aleksander Barkov and Sean Monahan. Nine players from the first-round have been traded since, most notably, Jonathan Drouin, Seth Jones and Shea Theodore. Eight players from that draft class have dressed in less than
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The New York Rangers are set to host the Buffalo Sabres at Shea Stad… err, Citi Field (usual home of the New York Mets) in the latest edition of the NHL’s Winter Classic outdoor game on New Year’s Day. It’s the 10th time the league is putting on the special showcase. Do you still care
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According to statisticians, it happened with 1:09 remaining in regulation. That’s when the New York Islanders rallied with a goal to tie their game against the Sabres, 2-2. Not according to Robin Lehner. “Everything is predetermined against us,” Lehner said after the game in Barclays Center. “I know Toronto already made up their mind it
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Ottawa Senators defenseman Fredrik Claesson has been suspended two games for an illegal check to the head of Boston Bruins forward Noel Acciari during Wednesday night’s game. Claesson was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the check in the opening period of Boston’s 5-1 victory. Acciari, who was knocked to the ice
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The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is filled with great opportunities for sports fans across the spectrum. College football bowl games, the winding down of the NFL season, featured NBA marquis-matchups and of course “holiday hockey” fill the sport menu. Like filling up on holiday food, the sports fan can overdose on a
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By now, you should know that the world has lost yet another legend – both for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the game of hockey – in Johnny Bower when the 93-year-old passed on December 26. For some, the mourning process has just begun, while others are still finding the words to describe just what
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As the Buffalo Sabres have meandered at the bottom of the NHL standings this season, fans have understandably shifted their attention toward the future. When speculating which prospects are most likely to crack the Sabres’ lineup in 2018-19, players like Brendan Guhle and Casey Mittelstadt tend to dominate the conversation. Sabres top defensive prospect, Brendan Guhle
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The Ottawa Senators are far from where they expected to be by the end of December. Sitting at seventh place in the Atlantic Division, any hopes of a playoff spot are quickly starting to fade. The math certainly isn’t in their favour, as the Senators are 15 points back of the final playoff spot in