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PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers have introduced an odd-looking new team mascot — a 7-foot fuzzy creature named Gritty, with a wild, orange beard. The character’s debut triggered an outpouring of comments online, including “Good luck sleeping tonight, Flyers fans” and comparisons to ZZ Top and the Muppets. Twitter users created memes with Gritty taking
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that forward Brian Gionta is retiring after 16 NHL seasons. Gionta is 39 and a former Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres captain and two-time U.S. Olympian. He won a Stanley Cup with the New Jersey Devils in 2003. Brian Gionta
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The Detroit Red Wings will be without top defenseman Mike Green for the start of the regular season as he deals with a virus that has led to ongoing fatigue. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press that Green “hasn’t had a lot of energy,” which led to him getting blood
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11:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Claude Giroux admitted to doing something taboo. Something unseemly in today’s professional hockey world. Something that many feels tears at the very bonds that hold together the fragile chemistry of teams. Claude Giroux has … played Fortnite. How many teams will top 100 points? Will the Rangers really finish in
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5:47 PM ET Sean Allen Close Special to ESPN.com Sean Allen is a fantasy analyst for ESPN.com. He was the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Sports Writers Association Hockey Writer of the Year. You can tweet him @seanard. Victoria Matiash Close Fantasy Hockey ESPN.com Fantasy Contributor since 2010 Part-time anchor at NEWSTALK1010 When a player surpasses
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Erik Karlsson was handed a teal San Jose Sharks sweater and immediately proclaimed: “It fits.” Karlsson’s first day with the Sharks went off without a hitch Wednesday. He paired up with Marc-Edouard Vlasic on defense in practice, took part in 3-on-3 drills with fellow Norris Trophy winner Brent Burns and began
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Sportsbook operator William Hill and the Vegas Golden Knights announced a multiyear partnership Tuesday that will include in-arena signage and updated league-wide odds displayed on the video board during intermissions at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The partnership is believed to be the first in North America between a bookmaker and an NHL franchise. Terms
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12:39 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Vegas Golden Knights made an improbable run to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season, but according to ticket sellers, the magic hasn’t run out just yet. The Golden Knights are the most in-demand team for the second year in a row, according to StubHub data. Vegas is
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EDMONTON, Alberta — The Edmonton Oilers have signed Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract, ending a lengthy stalemate with one of their top defensemen. The team did not disclose financial terms. The 23-year-old Nurse led Edmonton blue liners in 2017-18 with six goals and 20 assists in 82 games. Nurse had said he wouldn’t participate
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With the NHL season around the corner, teams are evaluating what they have from a prospect standpoint. Here’s a look at each Central Division team’s prospect pool heading into the 2018-19 NHL season, including the top players in the system. Some ground rules: • Players listed as “A” prospects project more comfortably into impact roles
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With the NHL season around the corner, NHL teams are evaluating what they have from a prospect standpoint. Here’s a look at each Pacific Division team’s prospect pool heading into the 2018-19 NHL season, including the top players in each system. Some ground rules: • Players listed as “A” prospects project more comfortably into impact
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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan is taking a leave of absence to be with his family following the death of his father, George. The Penguins said George Sullivan, 81, died on Saturday in Scituate, Massachusetts. Assistant coach Jacques Martin will run the day-to-day operations of the coaching staff while Sullivan is away. “We’ll
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7:47 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN ARLINGTON, Va. — Stanley Cup-winning teams often worry about a championship hangover; a long, taxing playoff run can manifest with a slow start the following season. The Washington Capitals started training camp Friday fielding questions about an actual hangover. After all, since the moment captain Alex Ovechkin carried the Stanley
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