Once in November, two consecutive in January. Those are the three games this season that New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson was not in the lineup. But he wasn’t injured, instead, he was taken out of the lineup by the coaching staff because they weren’t happy with parts of his game. Severson is also a
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The Vancouver Canucks selected Finnish defender Olli Juolevi fifth overall in the 2016 NHL entry draft. He’s been hyped to be the future of the Canucks’ blue line but the question is, should you believe the hype? He was the highest drafted defenceman in 2016, but so far, he’s been outclassed by some fellow draft-mates.
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This offseason wasn’t an easy one for NHL general managers. The expansion draft forced many to make hard decisions, and none had a harder time than Nashville Predators GM David Poile. He had to make a decision to protect either Calle Jarnkrok or James Neal, both of whom were key contributors during the Stanley Cup Final
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In the short history of the Minnesota Wild, defense has almost always been the team’s strong suit. Most recently with the expansion draft, the Wild were willing to part with a top-tier prospect in Alex Tuch to ensure that they could hold their strong defensive core together. Tuch has succeeded in Vegas to this point,
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What’s the best trade destination for Evander Kane? Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: I’m a sci-fi geek, and part of being one is the suspension of disbelief. If you’re stressing about explosions that make sound in space, you’re probably not going to enjoy “The Last Jedi.” Yet I can’t apply the same lack of logic to
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The State of Hockey… What does it mean? Where does it come from? It’s hardly a secret that Minnesota has long been a hockey Mecca. The first hockey teams in Minnesota were formed a couple of decades before Henry Ford’s Model-T changed the world. The University of Minnesota first organized a hockey team in 1895 and
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In today’s Rumor Rundown we look at the most popular names on the trade market. One day after a big trade that sent defensemen Dion Phaneuf to the Los Angeles Kings, will the dominos fall when it comes to other trades that might have been contemplated? What is the standing on trades that include players
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With every passing day that the Oilers don’t announce an extension for Patrick Maroon, it would appear his days are numbered in Edmonton. That may be stating the obvious, with the Feb. 26 trade deadline looming less than two weeks away, but Edmonton general manager Peter Chiarelli is reportedly negotiating a new contract with the
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2:52 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN A recap of the Pyeongchang men’s and women’s hockey tournaments, with a focus on Team USA’s gold medal quests. Three Stars 1. Jan Mursak, F, Slovenia He’s the only Slovenian player with NHL experience (46 career games with the Detroit Red Wings) and my, oh my, did he come up
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