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Five members of Sweden’s national junior team and their coach have been disciplined by the International Ice Hockey Federation for removing their silver medals during the closing ceremony of this past year’s tournament. The IIHF issued multiple-game suspensions against the players, including defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, who is projected to be the No. 1 pick in
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2:36 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN PITTSBURGH — After the Pittsburgh Penguins‘ Game 3 loss to the Washington Capitals, the conversation and the criticism were again focused on Caps forward Tom Wilson‘s delivering a hard, injurious hit to an opponent’s head with no consequences from the on-ice officials. With just over 10 minutes left in the
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7:00 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN NASHVILLE, Tenn. — At least I had been warned. When I agreed to meet Jake Waddell — aka Catfish Jake — on Friday morning before the Nashville Predators‘ first game of their second-round series against the Winnipeg Jets, he messaged me: “Hope the smell of fish in the morning doesn’t
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11:57 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Buffalo Sabres won the NHL draft lottery Saturday night, earning the opportunity to draft potential franchise defenseman Rasmus Dahlin. “We’re really looking forward to adding a great player to the team,” general manager Jason Botterill said. The Sabres haven’t selected first overall since drafting center Pierre Turgeon in 1987.
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New Jersey’s Taylor Hall, Los Angeles’ Anze Kopitar and Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon are finalists for the 2018 Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player. Hall, 26, was sixth in the NHL in scoring with 93 points (39 goals, 54 points) in his second season with the Devils, who have had only one previous MVP
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MONTREAL — Canadian world junior championship coach Dominique Ducharme has made the jump to the NHL as an assistant with the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens dropped assistant coaches Jean-Jacques Daigneault and Dan Lacroix and hired Ducharme away from the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Friday. The club also gave a
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10:27 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN While serving as president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Brian Burke infamously spoke about a “five-year plan” for success. He was hired in 2008 and fired in 2013. Another “five-year plan” has wrapped up for Burke, as the Calgary Flames announced Friday that he will be “stepping
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12:37 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN COLUMBUS, Ohio — For the third straight postseason, it’ll be the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Metropolitan Division semifinals. “Here we go,” declared center Nicklas Backstrom after the Capitals eliminated the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 6-3 Game 6 victory on Monday night. The Penguins also won
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10:10 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention — either mathematically or by losing in the postseason — we’ll take a look at why its quest for the Stanley Cup fell short in 2017-18, along with three keys to its offseason and a way-too-early prediction for what 2018-19 will
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