Month: April 2018

Without a doubt, the Vegas Golden Knights’ success is unheralded. Of the four major leagues in North America, no expansion franchise had a .500 record in their first season. The Carolina Panthers of the NFL came closest with a 7-9 mark in 1995. Even in the playoffs, the Golden Knights continue to bewilder their opponents.
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The Chicago Blackhawks have some of the most historic rivalries in National Hockey League history. Although many of them are in the past, the Hawks have earned plenty of enemies in the past decade with their three Stanley Cups in six seasons. Here are the top three current rivals of the Blackhawks. St. Louis Blues Although it
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While the penalty kill has always been a driving force for the Washington Capitals, the four players that grace the ice for their opponents’ power-play opportunities have been sensational, warranting deafening applause from the spectators at Capital One Arena. The Capitals have killed off 22 straight penalties since allowing two power-play goals in Game 2
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Adam Boqvist 2017-18 Team: Brynas IF (#3)Date of Birth: August 15, 2000Place of Birth: Falun, SWEHt: 5’11” Wt: 170 lbsShoots: RightPosition: DNHL Draft Eligibility: 2018 first-year eligible Rankings While all the attention of this upcoming draft is focused on the top-three of Rasmus Dahlin, Andrei Svechnikov and Brady Tkachuk, there’s a player available if you
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“The Great Expansion” of the NHL in 1967 served as the catalyst that enabled a number of players to jump from barely getting a sniff of an “Original Six” roster to becoming perennial All-Stars. Perhaps no player was a finer example of this concept than Minnesota North Stars’ great Bill Goldsworthy. To this day, he
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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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For the first 40 minutes of Friday’s Game 1 against Pittsburgh, a Washington Capitals victory seemed imminent, especially after they went up 2-0 early in the third thanks to a goal from Alex Ovechkin. However, Sidney Crosby’s line generated three unanswered goals as the Capitals experienced yet another collapse after leading by two goals, and
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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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Keep your tongue to yourself. In other words, stop licking, lickety split. That’s the gist of the message from the National Hockey League to Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand. The veteran winger who has developed into a bonafide scorer, also has a reputation for figuratively getting under the opposition’s skin. He took that characteristic to
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