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Greg Wyshynski: For any NHL team with a tenuous grip on a playoff spot, the phrase “week to week” is the last one you want to hear describing a goalie’s injury. Yet here we are with starter Matt Murray, who was injured on Monday night against the Philadelphia Flyers and is “week to week.” Funny
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What do the Vegas Golden Knights need to do to convince you they are a legit playoff threat? Greg Wyshynski: I’ll be a zealous believer if the Knights still have James Neal, David Perron and a significant portion of their current defense corps come the trade deadline of Feb. 26, 2018. The Blackhawks have a
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Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog was suspended four games Monday for cross-checking the Calgary Flames‘ Matthew Tkachuk, the NHL’s department of player safety announced. Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog suspended four games for cross-checking Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk. https://t.co/krr34oXIiy — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) November 27, 2017 Landeskog cross-checked Tkachuk in the head during the first period of
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Greg Wyshynski: For better or worse, I had the Blackhawks as a playoff team in the Western Conference. In October, it was worse. In November, it’s been better, as the Blackhawks (11-8-3, 25 points) are on a 4-1-1 run against decent teams and looking a lot better. The Capitals are their usual soap opera, but
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The Los Angeles Kings have placed forward Brooks Laich on unconditional waivers with the intent of mutually terminating his contract. General manager Rob Blake confirmed the move Sunday. The Kings had assigned Laich to the American Hockey League’s Ontario Reign on Saturday after the 34-year-old cleared regular waivers. Laich’s future is uncertain. Agent Roland Thompson
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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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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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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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