Month: June 2017

When a player is selected with the first overall pick in an Entry Draft, regardless of the sport, they’re expected to be the best player in the draft class. A player who can make an impact in the league they’re joining and who ultimately could one day be considered an all-time great. For Nail Yakupov,
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2:00 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment NHL teams are taking advantage of their final chance to buy out players this offseason. Among the players placed on unconditional waivers for buyout purposes were New Jersey Devils forwards Michael Cammalleri and Devante Smith-Pelly, Florida Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen, Boston Bruins
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With only one day until free agency, the pieces are starting to fall into place. It’s coming down the wire and players are using teams as leverage, making their final visits and creating backup plans in the event their first choices are not an option come July 1. Marleau and Thornton Playing Hardball? (Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA
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The Minnesota Wild have traded defenseman Marco Scandella and forward Jason Pominville and a fourth-round draft pick to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno as well as a third-round draft pick. The deal was originally announced by TSN’s Bob McKenzie after it was reported that the Sabres and Wild had
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The Los Angeles Kings are on the hunt for a couple of key players this summer, and finding the right guys for the job won’t be an easy task. With the recent buyout of defenseman Matt Greene and the selection of Brayden McNabb in the NHL Expansion Draft, the Kings will be looking for Alec Martinez’s next defensive
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On the eve of the NHL’s annual free-agent frenzy, the Anaheim Ducks find themselves in a good position. They have a strong roster with few holes, as they were able to keep Josh Manson and Sami Vatanen through the expansion draft process despite losing promising young defenseman Shea Theodore. They also shed some salary via
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PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed forward Jordan Weal to a two-year deal. General manager Ron Hextall announced the deal Thursday night. Weal agreed to stay in Philadelphia, reaching a deal less than 48 hours before he would’ve become an unrestricted free agent. The 25-year-old drew significant interest around the league after breaking out
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While names like Andreychuk, Drake, Goyette, Kariya and Recchi got the headlines as this year’s inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame, they aren’t the only Team Canada alumni to be celebrated. Across the country, provincial sports and hockey halls of fame opened their doors to players, coaches and executives who helped shape the game,
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The Boston Bruins can scratch one restricted free agent off of their “To Do” list. Noel Acciari inked a two-year, one way contract with the Bruins on Wednesday, and though his re-signing with the club likely raised few (if any) eyebrows, the salary and nature of the deal are a pleasant surprise. His $725,000 cap hit
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July 1 marks the beginning of free agency in the NHL. For fans around the league, it’s like Christmas but instead of getting toys, your team gets a fancy new hockey player (whose sweater you’ll probably want in December when it’s actually Christmas). It is a time for teams to stock up for the upcoming season, to
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After their dismal 48-point season and the fact that Matt Duchene seems likely to be traded during the offseason, it’s clear that the Colorado Avalanche are entering another rebuild. Therefore, the team should avoid making any big splashes when free agency opens up this Saturday, July 1. With holes at forward, defense, and now goaltending since
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QUEBEC, Que. – The top players in women’s hockey are set to go head-to-head in Quebec City when Canada’s National Women’s Team takes on the U.S. Women’s National Team in advance of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Canada’s 28-player Olympic centralization roster will open a cross-border exhibition series against its southern rivals in Quebec City
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After a 2016-17 season as disappointing and frustrating as the Dallas Stars and their fans endured, some changes were needed. General Manager Jim Nill and his staff have been hard at work for almost three months, and their efforts are bearing fruit. Though Nill still has work to do before he can take a break,
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Canada’s economy has seen its slowest pace of growth in 60 years, and that impact has trickled down to impact Canadian families. Some of the hardest hit by the economic slowdown are having to make difficult decisions about their children’s organized activities. All too often, those decisions result in kids who just can’t play. Thankfully,
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The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Mike Condon to a three-year contract extension worth an average of $2.4 million per season. Condon, 27, was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2017 last fall. He backed up starter Craig Anderson, who periodically took time off to be with his
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This summer, Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid and Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel have a chance to change the marketplace for young restricted free agents. Though their entry-level contracts won’t expire until after the 2017-18 season, they can agree to extensions starting on Saturday. By all indications both players — McDavid especially — will be
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Cale Makar continues to make World Junior A Challenge history. The only player to be named an all-star twice at the tournament, Makar went to the Colorado Avalanche with the fourth-overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, becoming the highest-drafted defenceman ever, the second-highest Canadian, and the third-highest alumnus overall. Makar, who helped Canada
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