NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vernon Fiddler is retiring from the NHL after playing 877 games over 14 seasons in the league with four different teams. Fiddler announced his decision Wednesday in a story for The Players Tribune. Vernon Fiddler returned to Nashville for the Predators’ Stanley Cup run. John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images The 5-foot-11 center says
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Vladimir Tarasenko is an elite sniper. For the past three years in St. Louis, he has consistently scored over 30 goals a season. He’s also contributed at least 30 assists in each of those years as well. At only 25-years-old he’s in the prime of his career and should be for the next five or six seasons,
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In the future, we might look back at the 2016-17 class of rookies as one of the best the NHL has ever seen. From depleted depth in Washington and Pittsburgh to a lack of defensive improvements elsewhere, these teams, players and coaches now seem further from a Stanley Cup. Who are the top rookie-eligible players
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This post was originally published in October, 2009. Ex-NHL player Bob Sirois wrote a book examining the NHL’s treatment of French Canadian players called Le Quebec mis en echec: la discrimination envers les Quebecois dans le LNH (Quebec body checked: discrimination against Quebecers in the NHL.) The book contends that prejudice is alive and well in
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Scenario: you wake up in the morning with the incredible urge to spend your own money on 31 National Hockey League jerseys, one from the history of each franchise. Which ones would you choose? More importantly, whose name would be on the back? There’s a lot that would go into such decisions. Do you value
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Over the next couple of months, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. Projected to be the NHL’s youngest team in 2017-18, the Arizona
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After an exceptionally long offseason, there’s less than a month to go until the Chicago Blackhawks’ first game! That’s right, Oct. 5 marks the beginning of the 2017-18 season. Over the last eight years, fans have gotten used to seeing good things from the Hawks. They’ve won three Stanley Cups (2010, 2013, 2015), and made
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The first task of any marketer is to find the starving crowd. This applies to every business, from the local sandwich shop to the billion-dollar sports franchise, because no matter how brilliant a business idea might seem at first glance, if there isn’t a starving crowd waiting in the wings it’s going to fail. Enough
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With training camp around the corner, the Washington Capitals find themselves with questions. Can their young, promising prospects fill the voids on their main roster left by high-scorers like Marcus Johansson and Justin Williams? And more importantly, if they can’t, what’s the next step? For general manager Brian MacLellan, the answer lies in professional tryouts.
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In today’s edition of the Rumor Rundown we take a look at the Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres. Detroit Red Wings Making Moves? Elliotte Friedman was recently on Sportsnet 960 and was talking about how the Detroit Red Wings might be active on the trade market as they begin the rebuild of
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