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Jan 26, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN The NHL Weekly Reader publishes every Friday. Seen something worth highlighting here? Hit me at greg.wyshynski@espn.com. Inside the offices of the National Hockey League, they had a special phrase for Chris Pronger‘s various suspensions during his playing days: That he “samples the menu.” The hit to Pat Peake‘s throat with
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8:07 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand was suspended five games Wednesday by the NHL Department of Player Safety for elbowing Marcus Johansson of the New Jersey Devils, the maximum amount allowable without an in-person hearing. The NHL told ESPN on Wednesday that despite the suspension, Marchand is still eligible to play
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HARTFORD, Conn. — The Hartford Whalers left Connecticut 20 years ago, but their beloved logo will soon appear on vehicles in the state. The Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday unveiled a new commemorative license plate that bears the former professional hockey team’s green-and-blue insignia. Forty-five dollars from the sale of each plate, which usually
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The Edmonton Oilers have hired Hall of Famer Paul Coffey to serve as their skills development coach, the team announced Sunday. Coffey played for nine teams, including the Oilers, over 21 NHL seasons. The four-time Stanley Cup winner earned three titles with Edmonton in 1983-84, 1984-85 and 1986-87. Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
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The Edmonton Oilers will be without leading scorer Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for five to six weeks after the center suffered cracked ribs in the team’s 3-2 victory last weekend against Vegas. The Oilers haven’t played since Saturday. Coach Todd McLellan updated Nugent-Hopkins’ status Friday. “The initial indications were he’d be OK, then he came home and
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Following up on Thursday’s Eastern Conference edition, here’s a look at one widely available player from each team in the West to add from waivers in your fantasy hockey league. Central Division Chicago Blackhawks: Anton Forsberg, G (Rostered in 8.2 percent of ESPN.com leagues) While goalie Corey Crawford battles post-concussion symptoms off-ice, Forsberg has been
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Thompson and Curry reign threes on the Bulls Klay Thompson made seven three-point field goals in a 38-point performance and Stephen Curry made six shots from beyond the arc while scoring 30 points in the Warriors’ win over the Bulls on Wednesday night. It’s the 12th time that Curry and Thompson each made at least
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Hockey players are at home on ice, however, the same can’t always be said of hockey fans. The AHL’s Charlotte Checkers played host Wednesday to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at an empty Bojangles’ Coliseum thanks to inclement weather in the area. when the snow comes #BehindClosedDoors2 pic.twitter.com/QEFUOdIuYu — Charlotte Checkers (@CheckersHockey) January 17, 2018 “It
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According to a recent report, veteran Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has requested a trade to a team where he can play a more prominent role and position himself better for the upcoming 2018 free-agent season. With such defensemen likely to be in particularly abundant supply and demand at the deadline, what kind of
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