Month: August 2017

The Nashville Predators knew what they were getting when they drafted Pekka Rinne. It only took 258 picks in the 2004 draft to land him. Not only was his 6-foot-5 stature impressive, but his mobility and athleticism at such a size made Rinne even more valuable. After a brief stint with the AHL-affiliate Milwaukee Admirals
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to build on their impressive 216-17 campaign. They were an upstart team that made the playoffs and took the powerhouse Washington Capitals to six games. The Leafs have upgraded their team for the upcoming season. The additions of Patrick Marleau, Dominic Moore and Ron Hainsey should help propel the
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The Dallas Stars were busy this summer signing arguably the two best unrestricted free agent forwards on the market to multi-year contracts. First, they signed mountainous Martin Hanzal to a three-year deal worth $14.25 million. The 30-year-old Czech native is 6 foot 6 and 230 pounds. Hanzal excels at faceoffs and brings needed help to
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September is almost here and that can only mean one thing: the hockey season, at long last, is almost upon us. For the Ottawa Senators, the 2017-18 season can’t come soon enough after a tremendous 2016-17 run that saw them take the Pittsburgh Penguins to a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Final. With few
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Defenseman Eric Gelinas’ tumultuous career has taken another turn, hopefully for the positive with the Montreal Canadiens. Gelinas’ professional tryout agreement (PTO) with the team qualifies as a risk-free, potentially high-reward move by general manager Marc Bergevin. Gelinas Can’t Make It Work in Colorado Eric Gelinas – (Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports) There’s little sugarcoating Gelinas’
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It’s hard to top the summer Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins had, as they celebrated all over the world with the Stanley Cup. Phil Kessel won the offseason when he ate hot dogs — and trolled some critics — out of the trophy. And perhaps no one had more fun partying
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As those signed to NHL contracts look ahead to the start of training camp, there’s one veteran that will be hanging up his skates rather than tying them this fall. Long-time Arizona Coyotes’ captain Shane Doan announced on Wednesday that he is retiring from the NHL after 21 seasons in the league. Doan, a first-round
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With training camp just a few weeks away, the Toronto Maple Leafs were running out of time to re-sign restricted free agent (RFA) Connor Brown. Neither the Etobicoke native nor Leafs’ management seemed overly concerned about getting a deal done. Many players have gone to training camp without a contract and some, like Nikita Kucherov last
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The Windsor Spitfires have begun their training camp in advance of the 2017-18 season. Still fresh, though, is the historic season in which the Spitfires captured the 2017 Memorial Cup. Throughout the 2016-17 season, fans were treated to moments that they won’t forget. Big goals, timely trades and defensive gems are engrained in the mind
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This article was originally written in December, 2013. The Montreal Canadiens recently faced the St. Louis Blues, making it the fourth head to head battle of former Canadiens crease-mates Jaroslav Halak and Carey Price. Pierre Gauthier. Halak vs. Price was a constant refrain in Montreal during the Spring of 2010, one that forced then General
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