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Dec 7, 2017 Greg WyshynskiESPN On Thursday, New Jersey Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy became the first active NHL player to announce he’s donating his brain to concussion research, making the announcement with the Concussion Legacy Foundation in an effort to find treatment for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). “If announcing this gains awareness, I’m very excited,”
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The goaltender is one of the most fascinating positions in sports because no single player has more influence over a hockey team’s fortunes, yet it can be almost impossible to predict which goalies will get cold — and how long it will last. Here are the 10 teams facing the greatest challenges in net this
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ARLINGTON, Va. — Alex Ovechkin hopes the Russian hockey team participates in the 2018 Winter Olympics, even though it would have to wear neutral uniforms. After the International Olympic Committee banned Russian athletes from playing under their flag, Ovechkin said he supports the team’s decision and is “pretty sure they’re going.” At the Washington Capitals‘
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Will you care about the men’s Olympic hockey tournament if neither NHL nor KHL players can participate? Greg Wyshynski: Admittedly, the Olympic men’s hockey tournaments that have involved NHL players have been absolutely extraordinary. Imagine the NHL All-Star Game, except instead of winning a big car after playing methodical exhibition hockey, the players are battling
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3:58 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The International Olympic Committee’s decision to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, promises to further dilute a men’s ice hockey tournament that is already missing NHL talent. The IOC ban, announced on Tuesday, followed the completion of its investigation into a state-sponsored athlete doping program
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Just over a quarter of the way into the NHL season, we’re starting to see contenders separate themselves from the field and struggling teams define themselves as more than just slow starters. Looking through each division, it’s clear that some clubs at the bottom of their divisions are already turning to the future and others
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The 2017-18 season has been following a pretty similar script to previous seasons in the Atlantic Division. There are a few strong teams at the top of the division, and everything else looks a little less inspiring. There’s not a ton of depth. So as we hit December, where there’s not a ton of movement
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8:27 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Seattle’s chance to land a National Hockey League franchise improved greatly on Monday, when the Seattle City Council overwhelmingly approved a memorandum of understanding for the $660 million, privately financed redevelopment of KeyArena. The council vote was 7-1. The Oak View Group was given the MOU months after unveiling plans
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The Anaheim Ducks are no longer viciously depleted down the middle. In what’s generally being characterized as a hockey trade benefiting both sides, the Ducks acquired centerman Adam Henrique, prospect Joseph Blandisi and a conditional 2018 third-round draft pick from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenseman Sami Vatanen. For Anaheim, Henrique fills a
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Emily Kaplan: If I was asked this question two months ago, I would have answered McDavid, without hesitation. I believed that the Edmonton Oilers were poised to win a Stanley Cup as soon as this season. Given where things stand now in Edmonton, I’m not as bullish. I do see Auston Matthews hoisting a Cup
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6:20 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero asked center Adam Henrique for a chat on Thursday morning. It seemed routine. It wasn’t. “I was shocked,” said Henrique, who was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in a package for defenseman Sami Vatanen on Thursday. “It wasn’t something I was expecting. In
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