With just one win in their last eight games, Saturday evening cannot come soon enough for the Edmonton Oilers. Yes, it has not been a pleasant start to the New Year for Todd McLellan’s crew but with tonight’s tilt against the Arizona Coyotes and their first official visit to Las Vegas next on the docket,
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Morning Skate: Which playoff bubble team could actually win the Stanley Cup? Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: The Anaheim Ducks were my pick to win the Pacific Division and to emerge from the Western Conference. I also predicted that the Nashville Predators would miss the playoffs and the Edmonton Oilers would finish second, so it’s entirely
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This Boston Bruins team is the best the NHL has seen in years. From a Stanley Cup-winning team in the prime of their run with two appearances in a span of three seasons to missing the playoffs for two consecutive years, the Bruins have certainly seen their ups and downs in recent years. Still, with
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Getting their name engraved on the Stanley Cup is the ultimate goal of every player on all NHL teams. Each year, the league also recognizes its outstanding players and coaches for individual accomplishments through a collection of annual awards. Some of these almost date back to the NHL’s inception. Related: Longest Stanley Cup Droughts Only
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The United States Army filed a challenge with the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board on Wednesday, saying the Vegas Golden Knights‘ name is associated with the military branch. In its filing, the Army says the NHL team “has chosen and used a similar black+gold/yellow+white color scheme on uniforms, marketing, advertisements and its hockey arena,
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NHL TV analyst Pierre McGuire underwent surgery for prostate cancer but expects to be ready for NBC’s coverage of the Olympics. Broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick, who is also a prostate cancer survivor, made the announcement during the “Wednesday Night Rivalry” game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild. McGuire, 56, told USA Today that the
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Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is known for stealing games, but he just got away with highway larceny. Carey Price vs. the Atlantic Division Carey Price – (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports) Despite being named the Habs’s All-Star Game representative, Price is in the midst of a mediocre season. He has a 2.89 goals-against average and
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Throughout the history of the Buffalo Sabres, the organization has been fortunate with the goaltending position. They’ve had some of the biggest names that have played the position don the blue and gold, as well as the red and black at one point. Thinking back on the history of goalies that have played for the Sabres,
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Mark Streit became only the third Swiss-born player to win the Stanley Cup (Photo Credit: By Michael Miller (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons) Through the 2017 NHL season, only three different Swiss-born hockey players have won the Stanley Cup. The first was goaltender David Aebischer who did so with the Colorado
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The Flyers have reached the official midpoint of the 2017-18 season. After their win against the Buffalo Sabres on Jan. 7, the Flyers have 46 points with a 19-15-8 record through 42 games. They had a 10-game losing streak. They had a six-game winning streak. Their inconsistent play has been evident, but they are still
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The Ottawa Senators find themselves on the outside looking in at the Eastern Conference playoff race for a number of reasons, but maybe the biggest is the team’s lack of offence. Despite their impressive top-six forward group, the Senators are tied for 17th in the league in goals-per-game. Through a combination of injuries, bad luck
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Morning Skate: If a Jaromir Jagr–Calgary Flames divorce is imminent, what’s next for No. 68? Greg Wyshynski: The end. Sadly, but seriously. That Jagr found an NHL home for the 2017-18 season was exhilarating. There was no guarantee that he would have gotten a contract had he taken the Kladno-to-Olympics-to-Maybe-The-NHL path instead. The Calgary Flames
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4:02 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Chicago Blackhawks took a chainsaw to their blue-line logjam on Monday, waiving veteran defenseman Cody Franson. The Blackhawks had been carrying eight defensemen. The emergence of Jordan Oesterle, 25, as a top-pairing partner of star Duncan Keith as well as the improved play of third-pairing defenders Gustav Forsling and
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