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NHL referee Garrett Rank wins Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur (Yahoo Sports)
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BROMONT, Quebec (AP) — NHL referee Garrett Rank won his third straight Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur title Friday, closing with an 5-under 67 in windy conditions for a six-stroke victory.

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Red Wings expect to remain competitive next season
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Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland is not interested in a traditional, drawn out rebuild. Simply put, that may be too much of a knee jerk reaction to the team's recent slump, which has seen three consecutive first-round playoff losses. While Holland admits that the Red Wings are "probably not" a Stanley Cup contender, […]

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NHLers celebrate #NationalDogDay
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In the dog days of the NHL offseason, a celebration of man’s best friend is only fitting. A slew of NHL and AHL players shared pictures and video of their canine companions as part of National Dog Day on Friday. Showing some love to my fishin buddy cuz it’s #NationalDogDay so how could I not? […]

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Blame Omsk: Blues continue to face questions about Sobotka's return
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Questions in regards to Vladimir Sobotka‘s planned return to the St. Louis Blues continue to be raised. A recent report out of Russia quoted Avangard Omsk’s general manager as saying Sobotka would be joining the KHL club as soon as he’s ready to play, adding “Forget about St. Louises and other nonsense.” According to Blues […]

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12 NHL teams could have perfect goal songs using these local musicians
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If NHL teams had to use a goal song from a local musician, here are a dozen that would work just fine.

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NHL referee Garrett Rank wins Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur
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BROMONT, Quebec (AP) NHL referee Garrett Rank won his third straight Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur title Friday, closing with an 5-under 67 in windy conditions for a six-stroke victory.

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Blues GM: Vladimir Sobotka expected to join team after World Cup (Puck Daddy)
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Someday, Vladimir Sobotka will return to the NHL and fulfill the year of service he owes the St. Louis Blues following the 2014 arbitration decision that was made a week after he signed with Omsk of the KHL. The 29-year-old Sobotka could have left after the 2015 IIHF World Championships via an out clause in his contract, […]

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Veteran referee Chris Rooney will miss World Cup after rupturing Achilles
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Players aren’t the only World Cup participants forced to bow out due to injury. Veteran referee Chris Rooney ruptured his Achilles while running and will be out three-to-five months following surgery, according to John Buccigross of ESPN. He will also miss a large part of the NHL regular season. Rooney has been officiating games at […]

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Las Vegas owner confirms registration of 'Desert Knights' domain names
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The search for a nickname for the Las Vegas NHL franchise appears to have another serious candidate. Owner Bill Foley has confirmed the registration of domain names that include "Desert Knights," according to Amber Dixon of NBC Las Vegas. A report from DetroitHockey.net on Thursday stated the domains lasvegasdesertknights.com, vegasdesertknights.com and desertknightshockey.com were privately registered […]

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Save By Sakic: Jared Bednar and return of Colorado Avalanche (Puck Daddy)
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As Joe Sakic thanked the Columbus Blue Jackets for the improbable opportunity to hire away their American Hockey League coach, his voice had the timbre of someone whose wealthy relative surprised him by posting his bail. “It was a time-sensitive matter,” said the Colorado Avalanche general manager, with a virtual exhale. Patrick Roy quits on Aug. […]

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Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Tampa Bay Lightning (Puck Daddy)
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The Lightning may have ended the season short of its second ever playoff berth in the then-26 team league, but the promise for the future was there in a lot of ways. The Bolts had just played their first season in their new arena (then known as Ice Palace, now known as Amalie Arena) with […]

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Enroth replaces injured Lerner for Sweden at World Cup (Yahoo Sports)
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With goaltender Robin Lehner still not fully healthy, Sweden replaced him on its World Cup of Hockey roster with Jhonas Enroth. The Buffalo Sabres’ starting goalie was bothered by a right ankle injury for much of last season that limited him to 21 NHL games. Lehner underwent surgery in March and had been working to […]

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