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Toronto Maple Leafs hockey is finally back. It’s the preseason and while the Leafs have yet to win an exhibition game, there is still an electricity in the air. The wins and losses don’t mean anything in the preseason. Most educated hockey fans are fully aware of this. The games do mean something for the
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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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This article was originally written in September, 2010. Lorne “Gump” Worsley, born and raised in Montreal, was the last NHL goalie to play without a mask.  “My face is my mask,” he would say, refusing to don facial protection.  He acquired the nickname Gump as a youngster due to his facial resemblance to Andy Gump,
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This article was originally written in August, 2009. “Pavel Bure was – and is – the best player to ever wear a Canucks’ uniform.” —Pat Quinn, former Canucks GM The Beginning of Pavel Bure’s Iconic Career Discussions involving Pavel Bure’s talent always inspire an incredible amount of praise. Songs were written after his arrival, fans
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The hockey world lost a true icon Saturday with the passing of long-time executive Bryan Murray. The 74-year-old succumbed to the Stage 4 colon cancer he had been fighting for the last three years. Murray began his NHL executive career in 1981-82 with the Washington Capitals, the start of what would be an illustrious career
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With the bulk of the NHL offseason transaction activity behind us, the start of the 2017-18 NHL season is just two short months away. For the New York Rangers — who suffered a disappointing six-game defeat at the hands of the Ottawa Senators in the Atlantic Division finals in 2016-17 — things had to change
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On the opening day of free agency, the New York Rangers made an enormous splash, signing Kevin Shattenkirk to a four-year, $6.65 million AAV deal. Shattenkirk was driven to play for the Blueshirts and even approached the Rangers with this deal, which they did not turn down. Kevin Shattenkirk (bridgetds/Flickr) This all but completes the defensive
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With the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft just days away it seemed appropriate to look back on the previous 10 expansion drafts in NHL history. Looking back through the history of each expansion draft should make the Vegas Golden Knights appreciate the situation they’re in. Vegas isn’t expected to be playoff bound, but they should be
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Jonathan Drouin (Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) With the Montreal Canadiens trade to acquire Jonathan Drouin from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, the organization gave up a very sound prospect from their blue line. There’s no proof that the Canadiens traded away a for-sure top-pair defenseman in Mikhail Sergachev, but the Canadiens decided that their
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There’s a scene at the end of the movie Goodfellas where Henry Hill, the notorious gangster played by Ray Liotta, speaks directly to the camera and laments the sudden end to the life he once knew. “Everything was for the taking. And now it’s all over.” Just like that, with a crack of a judge’s gavel, the high
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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has scheduled an emergency hearing for the entity known as Smashville. The list of violations committed over Games 3 and 4 hosted by the Predators includes Excessive Cheering, Unsportsmanlike Volume and Gathering with Intent to Party. Bettman has vowed to personally show the rowdy Volunteer bunch that there are consequences to
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Normally when the Stanley Cup Final is in full swing the hockey world is focused on the outcomes of games and news surrounding the two clubs involved. Instead, we decided to look at two specific players involved in the seven-game series – two players that were traded for each other nearly three years ago. It
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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 the
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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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This past April, Kevin Westgarth stood in the visitor’s locker room at the Prudential Center grinning ear-to-ear. The former Los Angeles King had just wrapped up a charity ice hockey game with several former NHL players. In the game he did something he had only done seven times during his NHL career – he scored a goal. While
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Smashville has to feel duped. For the first two games of the franchise’s first Stanley Cup Final appearance, the Nashville Predators have looked nothing like the team they were a month ago. Up until now, the story was about Nashville getting hot at the right time, but after a disheartening 4 – 1 loss in Game
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From the eighth seed in the Western Conference to the Stanley Cup Final, the Nashville Predators have provided hockey fans with a wild ride through the 2017 NHL Playoffs. In doing so, the Predators have received contributions from just about everyone in the lineup en route to the franchise’s first chance to take home the
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