Hobey Baker Award finalist and the NCAA’s leading scorer, Adam Gaudette made his Vancouver Canucks debut Thursday night and he looked pretty solid. The hype has perhaps been over the top in regards to the 21-year-old’s debut, and expectations have not been managed as well as they probably should have. The pressure was on for
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Heading into the 2017-18 season, the Calgary Flames were expected to have one of the top defenses in the NHL, but it’s safe to say that expectation didn’t come to fruition. The offseason signing of Travis Hamonic gave the Flames arguably the best top-four in the league, at least on paper. Barring any trades, the
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T.J. Oshie has been heating up at the right time for the Washington Capitals. The 31-year-old winger hasn’t had the most impressive season to date, but that is subject to change. In his last seven games, he’s gone from feeling frustrated to returning to the form of a first-overall draft pick. Oshie, acquired from the
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10:49 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, the towering 41-year-old defenseman having a resurgent season, has decided to return for 2018-19. General manager Don Sweeney announced on Wednesday that Chara has agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with performance-based incentives that could add $1.75 million to his salary. Chara is in
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With five years remaining on a seven-year, $29.75 million contract, a Justin Abdelkader trade could happen this offseason and might be the best move for general manager Ken Holland and the Detroit Red Wings. Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the second round (42nd overall) in 2005, the two-way forward joined the NCAA’s Michigan
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NEW YORK — A change to the NHL’s protocol for goaltender interference reviews is happening quicker than expected. Beginning with games on Wednesday, all coach’s challenges for goaltender interference will be decided by the league’s situation room in Toronto instead of by on-ice officials. The NHL board of governors approved the change Tuesday that was
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Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer “tweaked” something Monday in a win over the New York Rangers, coach Barry Trotz said, so the team has again recalled Pheonix Copley from Hershey. “I’m optimistic but ultra, ultra sensitive right now to the goalie situation,” Trotz said. Copley was up last week, backing up Grubauer after starter Braden
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The pressure to succeed in New York is enormous as there’s no tougher market for pro athletes to gain acceptance from the local fanbase. Derek Jeter, Carmelo Anthony and Eli Manning have all reached the pinnacle in their own sport while playing in New York. Henrik Lundqvist is the last of this breed, and the
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‘Ducks Drill Down’ is a regular, ~weekly column that recaps the latest goings-on with the Anaheim Ducks. From a standings standpoint—and that’s all that really matters for the Anaheim Ducks right now—it’s been a successful western Canada road trip so far. The Ducks have collected five of a possible six points heading into Tuesday night’s
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Over the last six weeks or so, the Rangers power play has been one of the league’s elite units. Despite constant line shuffling and a number of different quarterbacks at the points, the unit has been explosive through the last 21 games. While a rebuilding team might not want to feature a unit capable of
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