The Nashville Predators, unquestionably, field the most talented collection of defensemen in today’s NHL. Other teams may boast a bigger star or one electric pairing but no one offers the depth of that in Music City. More than any of its forward lines, Nashville’s defense demonstrates the impressive abilities of general manager David Poile. Even
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4:58 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN ESPN presents the best player in the world of the week. Each Tuesday, we’ll honor the skater or goalie from around the hockey world — every league, every level, every player — who had the best previous week, Monday through Sunday. If there’s a player you’d like to nominate, from
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Trade speculation continues to swirl around Montreal Canadiens Captain Max Pacioretty. Pacioretty is the Canadiens’ best and most moveable asset as the Habs move inexorably toward a reset. What’s a reset you ask? Something less than a rebuild and more than a re-tool apparently. Call it what you want. It is past time to start
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The Boston Bruins have acquired veteran defenseman Nick Holden from the New York Rangers. In exchange for the 30-year-old blueliner, the Bruins sent 24-year-old defender Rob O’Gara and a 2018 third-round draft pick to the Rangers. This deal came shortly after the Washington Capitals sent a third-round pick to acquire Michal Kempny from the Chicago
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CHICAGO — The Blackhawks have banned four fans from their home games for directing racist taunts toward Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly. The Blackhawks also apologized to Smith-Pelly and the Capitals. “Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks,” team spokesman Adam Rogowin said Monday in a statement. Smith-Pelly was
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As the first-overall pick in the 2014 National Hockey League Draft, there were, and still are, massive expectations heaped upon the shoulders of Aaron Ekblad. The Florida Panthers defenseman has done nothing but perform, quickly establishing himself as the Panthers’ number one rearguard after stepping into the NHL at 18. He’ll no doubt continue to
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The day after four fans were ejected from the Chicago Blackhawks‘ game against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night for making racist comments toward Devante Smith-Pelly, the Caps forward said the situation was “sad” and “disgusting.” Smith-Pelly, who is black, was in the penalty box in the third period after a fight with Blackhawks defenseman
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4:12 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Four fans were ejected from the Chicago Blackhawks‘ 7-1 home victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night after making racist comments toward Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly. Smith-Pelly, who is black, was in the penalty box in the third period after a fight with Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy. He was
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Our Kristyn Repke posed a great question to Cam Atkinson after Friday night’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Cam Atkinson was asked tonight by @kristynrepke why #CBJ have been so consistently inconsistent this season. His answer ->> pic.twitter.com/3sYBEawdUu — Brian Hedger (@JacketsInsider) February 17, 2018 Notice Atkinson’s answer. He first says “I can’t really
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Once in November, two consecutive in January. Those are the three games this season that New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson was not in the lineup. But he wasn’t injured, instead, he was taken out of the lineup by the coaching staff because they weren’t happy with parts of his game. Severson is also a
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The Vancouver Canucks selected Finnish defender Olli Juolevi fifth overall in the 2016 NHL entry draft. He’s been hyped to be the future of the Canucks’ blue line but the question is, should you believe the hype? He was the highest drafted defenceman in 2016, but so far, he’s been outclassed by some fellow draft-mates.
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