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After a stunningly abrupt and ugly end to an uneven season, the Anaheim Ducks appear intent on retaining veteran coach Randy Carlyle heading into the 2018-19 season. The 62-year-old bench boss has coached the Ducks during two separate stints, compiling the most victories (363) in the franchise’s brief history. Now, though, a new challenge awaits him,
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From the Ted Lindsay Award to the James Norris Trophy, hockey (and sports) have a history of naming things after former players, coaches and integral people. It’s no different when it comes to the Gordie Howe hat trick. No, we’re not talking about a three goal performance of some kind. Rather, a Gordie Howe hat
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The Royal wedding took place on Saturday morning in jolly old England. The celebration was filled with the pageantry and splendor that one would expect. As an ode to this momentous occasion, I reckon that we crown the best all-time blokes…err…Los Angeles Kings from each country, shall we? Brilliant. Well, let us carry on, then.
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2:14 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Boston University coach David Quinn has informed school officials that he intends to leave for the vacant New York Rangers head-coaching position, sources have told ESPN’s John Buccigross. Quinn, 51, would replace Alain Vigneault, who was fired after amassing a 226-147-37 record over five seasons. Quinn and the Rangers, according
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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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12:50 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Marian Hossa‘s playing career appears to be over. The Chicago Blackhawks winger told the Slovakian publication Novy Cas, “I will not play hockey anymore,” in an interview published Saturday. Hossa, 39, played 19 seasons in the NHL with the Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings
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Ever since he was chosen in the second round (59th overall) in the 2010 draft, Jason Zucker has slowly worked to become a fan favorite in the State of Hockey. At 26-years-old, he is just beginning to reach the prime of his career. He is one of the fastest players in hockey and knows how to
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3:23 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN There’s an annual tradition in the Stanley Cup Playoffs where the last remaining Canadian franchise, attempting to bring the chalice north-of-da-border for the first time since 1993, is anointed “Canada’s team” by the barometer of public sentiment, the newspaper editorial page. “The Winnipeg Jets are the perfect team for all
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It’s hard to imagine there could be greater divide over a single player on the Buffalo Sabres roster more than Robin Lehner. But, times have changed. Move over Robin — it’s Ryan O’Reilly’s turn. After O’Reilly’s comments at locker room cleanout day that he’d “lost passion for the game at times this year,” he’s become
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Minnesota Whitecaps, welcome to the National Women’s Hockey League! After three exhilarating seasons in which three different Isobel Cup champions were named, the league finally has a new team in addition to the “Founding Four”. And while NWHL proponents knew that increasing the number of hockey clubs was always inevitable, it makes the introduction no
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Author’s Note: This article was published before an announcement was made by the Edmonton Oilers confirming the signing of Joel Persson to a one-year entry-level contract (ELC). Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli has stated Persson will be loaned to the Vaxjo Lakers of the SHL for the 2018-19 season. Edmonton does have recall rights if
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