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4:44 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN BOSTON — Ever since the NHL decided not to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, there’s been speculation about how that decision affected its relationship with NBC, which holds the U.S. broadcast rights for both entities. That speculation intensified when Mark Lazarus, Chairman of NBC Broadcasting & Sports, recently told
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CHICAGO — The Blackhawks have banned four fans from their home games for directing racist taunts toward Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly. The Blackhawks also apologized to Smith-Pelly and the Capitals. “Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks,” team spokesman Adam Rogowin said Monday in a statement. Smith-Pelly was
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4:12 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Four fans were ejected from the Chicago Blackhawks‘ 7-1 home victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night after making racist comments toward Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly. Smith-Pelly, who is black, was in the penalty box in the third period after a fight with Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy. He was
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1:15 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN A recap of the Pyeongchang men’s and women’s hockey tournaments, with a focus on Team USA’s gold medal quests. Three Stars 1. Genevieve Lacasse, Canada This time, it wasn’t Shannon Szabados baffling the U.S. in its showdown with archrival Canada. It was Lacasse, stopping 44 of 45 shots as Team
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Feb 15, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN The National Hockey League trade deadline arrives on Monday, Feb. 26. So far, we’ve taken a look at the Metro, Atlantic and Central divisions, which means it’s time to take a deep dive into the Pacific. How deep will the Oilers go in their roster refurbishment? Which California team is
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1:31 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The National Hockey League trade deadline arrives on Feb. 26. So far, we’ve taken a look at the Metro and Central divisions, and you might have noticed a trend: many, many buyers, not many sellers. Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan give matchmaking a try for free-agents-to-be in the spirit of
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2:52 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN A recap of the Pyeongchang men’s and women’s hockey tournaments, with a focus on Team USA’s gold medal quests. Three Stars 1. Jan Mursak, F, Slovenia He’s the only Slovenian player with NHL experience (46 career games with the Detroit Red Wings) and my, oh my, did he come up
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9:33 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Seattle has officially applied to be the NHL’s 32nd team. The paperwork — plus a $10 million down payment — arrived Tuesday, nearly two months after commissioner Gary Bettman authorized an ownership group, the Oak View Group, to conduct a season-ticket drive in Seattle and invited the city to apply
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1:24 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN A recap of the Pyeongchang men’s and women’s hockey tournaments, with a focus on Team USA’s gold-medal quests. Three Stars 1. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, USA History was made in Team USA’s 5-0 win over the Olympic Athletes From Russia, as the three-time Olympian scored two goals in six seconds in the
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NEW YORK — Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown was suspended for one game without pay Sunday for kneeing Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev. Brown was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for kneeing in the second period of the Kings’ 4-3 loss Saturday night at Tampa Bay. Sergachev returned to the game
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Feb 9, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged former NHL player Dave “Tiger” Williams with sexual assault on Wednesday. According to the NIS, the charges are related to reported incidents during a Canadian Armed Forces flight to Latvia in December for a “sanctioned morale visit” to armed forces personnel overseas. Williams,
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RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes have sent forwards Marcus Kruger and Josh Jooris to their AHL affiliate in Charlotte. The team announced the moves Friday after both players cleared waivers. Both of them were acquired this offseason, with Kruger coming in from Vegas following the expansion draft and Jooris signing a one-year contract July