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The Montreal Canadiens absolutely don’t need Antti Niemi. Nevertheless, it’s hard to fault general manager Marc Bergevin for re-signing the goalie, as he just did to a 1-year, $950,000 deal. Think of Niemi as that extra insurance policy you have, because, “Hey, why not?” There really isn’t a reason. Price vs. Niemi To be clear,
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Gord Downie, the powerful, enigmatic and wonderfully quirky Canadian singer-songwriter passed away in late 2017. It wasn’t a surprise to anyone. He chose to make his brain cancer diagnosis public in May 2016. That summer, he underwent an emotional and exhausting tour with his band The Tragically Hip. The finale in Kingston, Ontario was described by the New
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We’re up to the San Jose Sharks coaching staff in our review of the 2017-18 season. The prior articles are here: When it comes to San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer, it’s never simple. By any objective measure, DeBoer has taken this team at least as far as it should have gone in each of
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At first glance, the title may seem dramatic, especially from a financial standpoint. The Montreal Canadiens are the third most valuable franchise in the NHL, with a valuation of $1.25 billion. From a business operations standpoint, the Canadiens are 2nd in the NHL in both revenue ($236 million) and operating income ($92 million). Geoff Molson,
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After a stunningly abrupt and ugly end to an uneven season, the Anaheim Ducks appear intent on retaining veteran coach Randy Carlyle heading into the 2018-19 season. The 62-year-old bench boss has coached the Ducks during two separate stints, compiling the most victories (363) in the franchise’s brief history. Now, though, a new challenge awaits him,
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From the Ted Lindsay Award to the James Norris Trophy, hockey (and sports) have a history of naming things after former players, coaches and integral people. It’s no different when it comes to the Gordie Howe hat trick. No, we’re not talking about a three goal performance of some kind. Rather, a Gordie Howe hat
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The Royal wedding took place on Saturday morning in jolly old England. The celebration was filled with the pageantry and splendor that one would expect. As an ode to this momentous occasion, I reckon that we crown the best all-time blokes…err…Los Angeles Kings from each country, shall we? Brilliant. Well, let us carry on, then.
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2:14 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Boston University coach David Quinn has informed school officials that he intends to leave for the vacant New York Rangers head-coaching position, sources have told ESPN’s John Buccigross. Quinn, 51, would replace Alain Vigneault, who was fired after amassing a 226-147-37 record over five seasons. Quinn and the Rangers, according
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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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12:38 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Marian Hossa‘s playing career appears to be over. The Chicago Blackhawks winger told the Slovakian publication Novy Cas, “I will not play hockey anymore,” in an interview published Saturday. Hossa, 39, played 19 seasons in the NHL with the Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings
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Ever since he was chosen in the second round (59th overall) in the 2010 draft, Jason Zucker has slowly worked to become a fan favorite in the State of Hockey. At 26-years-old, he is just beginning to reach the prime of his career. He is one of the fastest players in hockey and knows how to
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