Month: November 2017

PHILADELPHIA — A man was convicted Wednesday of stabbing another man to death near a popular Philadelphia park because of a comment about the killer’s New Jersey Devils hat. Philly.com reported that 42-year-old Steven Simminger had been convicted of first-degree murder for the 2016 killing of 24-year-old Colin McGovern in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square. One of
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With the tightening salary cap, NHL teams are finding the biggest bang for their bucks with rookies and players on entry-level contracts. It’s become imperative for teams to accurately forecast a draft pick’s abilities when they enter their first year of playing in the NHL because teams only have three years until they have to
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Though a Stanley Cup Championship in 2011 was probably worth it, Peter Chiarelli’s tenure with the Boston Bruins is (for better or worse) largely tainted by miscalculations. Swings-and-misses in free agency and at the draft. Rash, compromising, franchise-altering trades. Egregious misappropriations of precious funds which served to dismember one of the league’s elite franchises. You
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Possibly more than any other sport, there is a unique culture that surrounds hockey. It’s a tightly knit group that is as dedicated to their sport as any in the world. As a result of this relationship, a unique corresponding ‘hockey slang’ has developed among players to describe hockey-specific things or events. If you’re not a
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Since taking over duties as the Detroit Red Wings’ general manager in 1997 following their Stanley Cup championship, Ken Holland has been the main voice guiding Red Wings’ player personnel decisions. Along with a braintrust that includes former general manager Jim Devellano, former Red Wings players, and coach Jeff Blashill, Holland has constructed a solid
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This summer, one of the most interesting trades was between the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning that involved Mikhail Sergachev and Jonathan Drouin. In this translated interview, originally appearing on the popular Russian website championat.com, Russian defenseman Mikhail Sergachev talked about his move to Tampa Bay, his first goals in the NHL, and
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What one key fix do the Buffalo Sabres need to salvage the season? Greg Wyshynski: In leaving the Nashville Predators bench to take over as Sabres coach, Phil Housley went from the fifth-best possession team at 5-on-5 last season to the second-worst. The Sabres (5-12-4) aren’t much better this season, with a minus-104 in shot
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As the Montreal Canadiens keep losing ground, Marc Bergevin’s biggest card to play remains Alex Galchenyuk. Alex Galchenyuk – (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports) While the Habs’ general manager did come out and say the team wouldn’t give up on the forward after the team’s 1-6-1 start, things are different now. It’s a month later, the
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Today’s Rumor Rundown re-visits what’s going on in Vegas with two of the biggest trade targets in the NHL, if the Blackhawks will be able to move Connor Brown and is there a chance the Arizona Coyotes could move to Houston, Texas. Finally, the plot thickens as it pertains to the Montreal Canadiens, Carey Price,
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Although it’s been a slow week, it’s been a good one for the Chicago Blackhawks. They only suited up for two games, but won them both. Wednesday night saw the Hawks victorious over the New York Rangers, 6-3. On Saturday, they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 at PPG Paints Arena. It marked their eighth straight
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Where should the NHL expand to next? Emily Kaplan: One city makes the most sense: Seattle. Last week at a sports business conference in Toronto, Gary Bettman said the NHL wouldn’t expand simply for the sake of being symmetrical. That’s fine, but it’s glaring that the NHL is at an uneven 31 teams with an
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Geoff MolsonPresident and CEO, Montreal Canadiens1275, rue Saint-Antoine OuestMontréal (Québec)H3C 5L2 Subject: GM Position Dear Mr. Molson: I have been asked by a large number of Montreal Canadiens fans to approach you regarding the soon-to-be open general manager position. While I know you have been informally seeking a replacement for Marc Bergevin since the 2016
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