Month: June 2018

  Before the days of Wayne Gretzky shattering every scoring record in the NHL books, there was Gordie Howe, who, on the day of retirement, was the highest scoring player in NHL history by 383 points over Stan Mikita. Before Gordie Howe’s career was finished, there was Maurice Richard, who retired with 544 goals, 98
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After acquiring Patrick Eaves from the Dallas Stars in the 2016-17 season and eventually advancing to the Western Conference Final, the Anaheim Ducks were left without a first-round draft pick in 2017. This season, general manager Bob Murray exercised a conservative approach at the trade deadline, specifically mentioning his reluctance to part with another first-rounder
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While Alex Ovechkin and his teammates finished up their gallivanting with the Stanley Cup in the wee hours of Friday morning in Las Vegas, oddsmakers were hard at work drawing up odds for next year. CUP TOUR!Ovechkin and team walking through the MGM@nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/CEWFtQ07OX — dckerNBC4 (@dckerNBC4) June 8, 2018 The Washington Capitals 4-3 win
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Rookies (or “first-year players” as captain Zdeno Chara prefers) figured to play an integral role this season for the Boston Bruins. Eschewing the big-name free agent signings of years past and opting instead to ride the youth wave, success was to be largely predicated on the readiness of several promising prospects within the pipeline. It
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Reports out of Russia have confirmed that Valeri Nichushkin has re-signed with the Dallas Stars, returning to North American ice for the first time since the 2015-16 season. The two-year deal is expected to be announced on July 1. Valeri Nichushkin signed a 2-year deal with #DallasStars. Deal will be announced on Jul 1 https://t.co/phckJEjuee
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Seth Barton 2017-18 Team: Trail Smoke Eaters (#27)Date of Birth: August 18, 1999Place of Birth: Kelowna, British ColumbiaHt: 6’2? Wt: 174 lbsShoots: RightPosition: DefensemanNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 second-year eligible Rankings The junior-A level of ice hockey has become a consistent provider of talented players over the last decade of National Hockey League drafts. However,  the
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Goalies are often compared by their win-loss record, goals against average, and number of shutouts and Stanley Cups won. This article is about the lesser-known records. The obscure ones. Facts that are great to know and fun to discuss during water cooler conversation or when enjoying a few cold beverages with friends. Roberto Luongo sits
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11:43 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN LAS VEGAS — Barry Trotz could not have looked more relaxed during the Washington Capitals‘ postseason run. At the end of most news conferences, the Capitals coach grabbed a Gatorade or water bottle sitting on his podium. Before leaving the room, he blurted out: “Hydrate! Everyone hydrate!” which became somewhat
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9:43 AM ET Emily Kaplan Greg Wyshynski The Washington Capitals have finally won a Stanley Cup. Are they primed to make another deep run in 2018-19? The ESPN power panel — a group of 25 writers, editors and TV personalities — is already looking ahead to next season with a way-too-early edition of the NHL
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Jun 8, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN LAS VEGAS — Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said the tens of thousands of fans who partied in the streets of Washington, D.C., late into Thursday night, celebrating the franchise’s first Stanley Cup, were an indication that the championship parade is going to be considerably larger than anticipated. “I think
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Jun 7, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention — either mathematically, or by losing in the postseason — we’ll take a look at three keys to its offseason and a way-too-early prediction for what 2018-19 will hold. What went wrong The Vegas Golden Knights ran into a Washington Capitals
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