Month: November 2017

The Anaheim Ducks are no longer viciously depleted down the middle. In what’s generally being characterized as a hockey trade benefiting both sides, the Ducks acquired centerman Adam Henrique, prospect Joseph Blandisi and a conditional 2018 third-round draft pick from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenseman Sami Vatanen. For Anaheim, Henrique fills a
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Emily Kaplan: If I was asked this question two months ago, I would have answered McDavid, without hesitation. I believed that the Edmonton Oilers were poised to win a Stanley Cup as soon as this season. Given where things stand now in Edmonton, I’m not as bullish. I do see Auston Matthews hoisting a Cup
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6:20 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero asked center Adam Henrique for a chat on Thursday morning. It seemed routine. It wasn’t. “I was shocked,” said Henrique, who was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in a package for defenseman Sami Vatanen on Thursday. “It wasn’t something I was expecting. In
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The Windsor Spitfires are finding that, despite early-season success, rebuilds aren’t always easy. A few bright spots in November, however, have kept playoff hopes alive in the Rose City. The Spitfires started the season 9-5-1-0 but hit an inconsistent streak in November with a record below .500. It’s not what you want to see, however,
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NEW YORK — Rangers center Mika Zibanejad missed practice and is out with a concussion. The Rangers and Canadiens have exchanged forwards, with Peter Holland heading to New York’s AHL affiliate while Adam Cracknell will report to Montreal’s team in Laval, Quebec. The team announced Zibanejad’s status Thursday. New York also acquired depth center Peter
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The Vegas Golden Knights and defenseman Brayden McNabb have come to terms on a four-year contract extension worth $10 million, the team announced Wednesday. The deal comes with an annual cap hit of $2.5 million per season and will keep the 26-year-old (soon to be 27-year-old) locked up until he’s 31 years old. NEWS: The
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Back in the summer of 2015, during the infancy of Don Sweeney’s tenure as general manager of the Boston Bruins, the newly-appointed bossman had a lot of work to do. With the recent departure of fan-favorite power-forward Milan Lucic, Sweeney had big shoes to fill. Eager to replace the assertive, powerful offensive presence provided by Lucic,
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After going one-quarter of the way through the 2017-18 season, the Columbus Blue Jackets have finally found their top line. On paper, they are a band of misfits. On the left, there is charismatic Russian sniper Artemi Panarin, who at 26 years old has already built up quite the resume. In the middle, 19-year-old rookie
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The Ottawa Senators could blame a lot of things for their current six-game losing streak. Goalies Craig Anderson and Mike Condon have let in questionable goals at bad times, captain Erik Karlsson has struggled to put up the point totals he usually does, and Matt Duchene has just one goal since joining the team. However,
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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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On November 25, Montreal Canadiens’ goaltender Carey Price made his return to the lineup following a 10-game stint on injured reserve (IR) with a lower-body injury. While rumours surfaced that it could might have had some relation to his previous knee injury – suffered two years ago – coach Claude Julien was quick to shut
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Twenty-two games into the season, Florida Panthers head coach Bob Boughner has done everything but go on the record and announce what six defensemen he plans on having in the lineup every night moving forward. Unfortunately, Alexander Petrovic has found himself as the odd-man out and a healthy scratch for the past eight games. For
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