Welcome to the Stanley Cup Final, where a cast can indicate a day-to-day injury. Nick Bonino joined the Pittsburgh Penguins at their practice on Sunday, which is fairly ridiculous given that Bonino made his way into Bridgestone Arena for Game 3 yesterday on crutches and in a walking boot. But who cares if the man
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The Pittsburgh Penguins should be embarrassed; not because of the final score of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final but because of the way they conducted themselves in the final minutes of the third period. Forty-four penalty minutes, three game misconducts, and an ungodly amount of undisciplined plays all equal a very concerning loss
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It may seem like the sky is falling in the Steel City since the Pittsburgh Penguins dropped Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final in ugly fashion, 5-1, against the Nashville Predators. The fact remains, though, that it was just one loss, and Pittsburgh still controls the series with a 2-1 lead. The Penguins have
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The St. Louis Blues have added another former player to their coaching regime with the signing of Barret Jackman as the team’s development coach. Jackman, 36, spent 14 years in the NHL after being drafted by the Blues in 1999. Last October, he announced his retirement after signing a one-day contract to end his career
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Anton Lander made it official last week that his time with the Edmonton Oilers and Bakersfield Condors is complete. He’ll be heading to the KHL and trying his luck in a different professional hockey league. Thank you Oilers, Barons and Condors fans for these 6 years, you guys are awesome! ???????????? — Anton Lander (@Landie51)
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Every NHL team will be busy this summer but there are rumblings the Edmonton Oilers are close to set on a few items. Four very major pieces are on the team’s immediate agenda and deals might be imminent, perhaps announced later in the summer. McDavid and Draisaitl Deals (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports) Darren Dreger and
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After exiting the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the first round this spring, the San Jose Sharks find themselves with the 19th selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. The Sharks have some decent success drafting in the middle third of the opening round. Mirco Mueller (18th – 2013), Tomas Hertl (17th – 2012), Ty Wishart
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There are certain teams that some players love facing, and then there are other squads that players would really rather never see again. Sometimes these preferences are created because of matchups, and in other cases, there’s no rhyme or reason to it. For Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, the team he would love to never
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The Montreal Canadiens are a very capable hockey club and have been for a handful of seasons, but that’s all they’ve been, capable. Equipped with depth and a few All-Stars including goaltender, Carey Price, one might think the blue, blanc et rouge have what it takes to win their astonishing 25th Stanley Cup. However, There’s
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Many hockey specialists and coaches profess that before anything else, a good hockey player should be an athletic player. What this means is that in order to achieve their full potential, young hockey players should develop skills beyond hockey and practice other sports. “The ability to learn agility, balance, and coordination that comes from playing
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The Boston Bruins offseason started a little earlier than they would have hoped. The team has already started making moves though with Anders Bjork leaving Notre Dame and signing his entry-level contract with the Bruins. Shortly after that signing though, it appears Bruins’ general manager Don Sweeney is ready to continue a potentially busy offseason.
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Steve Yzerman versus George McPhee is the conference room battle of NHL general managers that hockey fans deserve. Tampa Bay is up next our rundown of players fans of the Vegas Golden Knights should be familiar with. The dealings with the Lightning should be fun to watch. Jon Cooper’s club is just two years removed
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For Boston Bruins fans, Memorial Day Weekend ended with a bang. Anders Bjork, arguably the organization’s top forward prospect, inked a three-year, entry-level contract with Boston. With a quest for a national championship, likely participation in the 2018 Olympics and a college degree serving as legitimate grounds for a return to Notre Dame, the issue
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The St. Louis Blues celebrated their 50th year in existence this season (1967-2017). It was a roller coaster ride filled with its fair share of bad times, but there’s no doubting the good moments outweighed the bad. Unfortunately, the 49th season of hockey ended the same way their previous 48 seasons have ended, without a
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“The series doesn’t start until the home team loses a game.” NBA analysts will spew this age-old adage any time an away team falls down 0-2 in a playoff series. As it turns out, the logic of that phrase is idiotic when applied to the NBA. However, this moronic basketball cliché is surprisingly applicable to
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The Anaheim Ducks face an interesting next couple of weeks as the expansion draft approaches. Their issues stem from having four quality defensemen they’d like to keep. On top of the salary cap maneuvering that would require in future years, the parameters around the expansion draft complicate matters further. In figuring out what to do
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On Wednesday, Notre Dame goaltender and 2013 fifth-round Buffalo Sabres draft pick Cal Petersen announced he will leave school to turn pro. The decision gives the Sabres and new GM Jason Botterill 30 days to sign Petersen before he becomes an unrestricted free agent, a la Jimmy Vesey. Cal Petersen (Notre Dame Athletics) Starting Friday,
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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
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