Month: January 2018

Scratching Jordie Benn was meant to send a message to a Montreal Canadiens defence corps that has struggled throughout the season. Unfortunately for head coach Claude Julien, defense was the least of his team’s issues versus the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. As it has for most of the season, the Canadiens’ inability to
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It’s official, the Nashville Predators have announced that forward and former captain Mike Fisher is ending his retirement and returning to the team amid their strong season. The news was originally broken by The Tennessean. Fisher spent parts of seven seasons with the Predators between 2010-11 (traded by the Ottawa Senators) and 2016-17. He was
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The Ottawa Senators failed to pick up a win during the five-game stretch between their bye week and the All-Star break, pushing them even closer to the last place in the Eastern Conference. Just past the midway point of the season, the Senators have played themselves out of playoff contention and the tension between players
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It didn’t take long for bad injury luck to strike the Bruins after the team was relatively healthy for a few months. After being recalled on an emergency basis and playing in a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, Anders Bjork was re-assigned to Providence for the All-Star Break before being recalled without the emergency
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1:45 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said it was “ridiculous” that Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones wasn’t forced to miss the team’s game on Tuesday night, having pulled out of the All-Star Game with an illness. Jones was named to the 2018 NHL All-Star Game in Tampa, Florida, by the
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Only two weeks ago, everything was rolling along perfectly for the Calgary Flames and their fans. The team had just won their seventh straight game, and had climbed into a divisional playoff spot. Fast forward to the present day, and the Flames have now lost four straight games, and according to many fans, big changes
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Beginning in the 2009-10 season, the Wild abandoned the rotating captain setup that they had, and gave Mikko Koivu the privilege of being the first permanent captain in franchise history. After the conclusion of the 2017-18 season, Koivu will have been captain for nine total seasons in his 13-year career. The club has qualified for
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Here we are, at the conclusion of the NHL All-Star weekend, sitting through yet another break in the action for the Chicago Blackhawks. It’s unfortunate that this break and the team’s five-day mandated break came with only four games in-between. All this waiting is getting frustrating, because, for better or for worse, everyone is anxious to
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