Month: November 2017

3:18 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Hello, and welcome to the Weekly Reader, which will run every Friday and collect news and views from around the hockey world on the week’s biggest stories. Seen something worth highlighting here? Hit me at greg.wyshynski@espn.com, or do the same if you have suggestions for the column going forward. Enjoy!
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7:13 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Hello, and welcome to the Weekly Reader, which will run every Friday and collect news and views from around the hockey world on the week’s biggest stories. Seen something worth highlighting here? Hit me at greg.wyshynski@espn.com, or do the same if you have suggestions for the column going forward. Enjoy!
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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says he isn’t trying to make a political statement by voicing his support for Vladimir Putin ahead of the Russian presidential election. Ovechkin posted a message in Russian on his Instagram account Thursday, saying that he’s starting “a social movement called Putin Team. Ovechkin added that he has never hidden
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Choosing a jersey number sometimes has a philosophy of its own. Each NHL player has his own number logic and usually keeps this number for the rest of his career if possible. How are the numbers chosen and do they have a specific meaning? Well in some cases they are just numbers which are still
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As he always does when he releases his “31 Thoughts” articles, SportsNet insider Elliotte Friedman has people talking with some of his latest comments. In today’s Rumor Rundown we’ll cover the struggling Edmonton Oilers and their need for offense. Will they trade a prospect they would have once deemed untouchable? We’ll also look more closely
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The NHL’s first month has brought all kinds of excitement, with scoring up across the league and the standings starting to take shape. Today, more than ever, fans have opportunities to watch teams all over the NHL, rather than just focusing on their home club. Access to more hockey, however, brings tough decisions. Whom should
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The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins split the first two games of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, each winning a game in overtime. The last time this happened was in the 1951 NHL playoffs, featuring two hard working underdog teams in the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. Every single game in this series went
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This month marks the six-year anniversary of Boston Bruins’ forward Milan Lucic steamrolling then-Sabres’ franchise goalie Ryan Miller. More than the hit itself, it marked the anniversary of no one making him pay for it, revealing a void of pride, character and leadership. Andrej Sekera, Thomas Vanek, Tyler Myers, Jason Pominville and Paul Gaustad were
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Who is the most underrated goalie in the league? Emily Kaplan: I’d like to offer some appreciation for John Gibson. He certainly hasn’t had an easy start, with the Anaheim Ducks wading through a ton of injuries. Anaheim began the season without Patrick Eaves, Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, Hampus Lindholm, Sami Vatanen and Gibson’s backup,
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Perhaps one of the most revolutionary players to ever play the game of hockey, Maurice Richard brought hockey in Montreal to an elite level and set the bar high for every generation to come. Richard overcame nearly every level of adversity to become the greatest hockey player of his generation and one of the best
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It seemed like a typical Friday night at Snuffers in Highland Village, Texas. There wasn’t a seat available at the bar as patrons chatted about the end of another work week, the movies playing next door at the AMC and the local sports scene. Making the customers’ favorite drinks from behind the bar was Kristina
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When the Islanders announced last week that they were demoting Josh Ho-Sang to their AHL-affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Isles fans took to social media (especially Twitter) to express their vehement opposition to the move.  A 21-game stint last season provided glimpses of Ho-Sang’s game-breaking and play-making ability. His assertive confidence (read: not overt cockiness) in
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