The Arizona Coyotes are looking to rebound after a disappointing 2016-17 season. The Coyotes finished 27th in the league, one point ahead of the Vancouver Canucks. Coyotes GM John Chayka (Wikimedia Commons) The NHL draft lottery did not provide any comfort for Coyotes fans when the news broke that Arizona would pick seventh overall. The
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Since Brady Skjei’s selection at 28 in 2012, the Rangers haven’t picked in the top 40 of an NHL draft. Surprising? Some will say no, of course not, they make trades every year. Others will say yes, the Rangers always have new youth talent on the roster! New York Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei (Adam Hunger-USA
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It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks in Washington. Today we’re covering the Capitals on our list of players that fans of the Golden Knights should know. We didn’t include Alexander Ovechkin, whose name has been linked to a new club every couple of days or so. Vegas general manager George McPhee made
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They’ve played over 200 hockey games in the past two seasons, they’re missing one of the world’s best defenseman and they got embarrassed in Game’s 3 & 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the 16th seeded team in the playoffs. Hockey analysts will try to pinpoint reasons why the Penguins are losing but at
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What the 2017 NHL Entry Draft lacks in franchise-altering star power it makes up for with depth and intrigue. Over the past four drafts, Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, Aaron Ekblad and Nathan Mackinnon were all slam-dunk selections at first overall. This year, we’ve been treated to intrigue and debate right from the get-go between Nolan
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Candy canes, eggnog and the World Juniors – few things are as closely related to the holiday season as those three delightful traditions. Sorry, Santa. Although the IIHF World Junior Championship officially began in 1977, it was a relatively unknown tournament until the late ‘80s. Thanks to the infamous fight between Canada and the Soviet
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At face value, the Montreal Canadiens re-signing depth forward Andreas Martinsen is a nothing transaction. It means very little in the grand scheme of things. The one-year, $675,000 price tag is little more than a drop in the bucket. It’s damn-near inconsequential to all parties involved. The optics are just horrible, though. one year, $675,000
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Ok, Vegas Golden Knights fans we’re down to the final three teams on our rundown of players you should be familiar with. Take a second and educate yourselves on the 108 players we’ve covered to this point. The NHL universe thanks you in advance. As a reminder, teams will submit their lists of players protected
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As the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins scratch and claw for supremacy, they’re bound to develop bad blood for one another. But bad breath? Things got personal following the Preds Game 3 win, when the wildly popular P.K. Subban claimed he was the victim of a vicious verbal attack from Penguins’ captain Sidney Crosby. The
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‘The Nuck Stops Here’ is a Vancouver Canucks news, opinion and analysis column that runs every Monday throughout the regular season, and every second Monday throughout the off-season. News Canucks Sign Phillip Holm The Canucks recently announced the signing of defenceman Phillip Holm to a one-year, entry-level contract. The 25-year-old spent the 2016-17 season as
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CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada is looking ahead to a busy 2017-18 season, and it starts with the annual Program of Excellence goaltending camp, June 9-11 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. The weekend-long camp brings together some of the country’s top goaltending talent with elite-level instructors from across
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For several years, the Wild were known for their depth at defense. Dating back to 2008, the Wild drafted a defenseman with their first pick five different years. This enabled them to put together a very promising and talented prospect pool of blueliners. The Wild took it a step further in the summer of 2013
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