Western Conference

Jets’ Wheeler: ‘It just felt right to take a stance’
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Winnipeg Jets captain Blake Wheeler was one of the few NHL players to make some sort of an unprompted statement in response to President Donald Trump’s weekend comments regarding NFL players and their protests during the National Anthem. During a speech in Alabama on Friday the President urged NFL owners to fire players that “disrespect” […]

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Winnipeg Jets players criticize ‘disrespectful’ Donald Trump
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The worlds of sports and politics collided over the weekend when President Donald Trump rescinded the Golden State Warriors' White House invitation then criticized NFL players who have been protesting during the national anthem. Amid vocal responses from prominent NBA players and widespread protests across the NFL, the NHL remained relatively quiet — with the […]

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Brandon Saad back in veteran-like form for Blackhawks
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Brandon Saad seems like more of an NHL veteran than he is. From his size to his composed style of play to what he’s already accomplished at this level, Saad gives off that vibe that he’s been around much longer than he actually has. Even his teammates forget that. “You think he may be 27, […]

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Bruised Blues: Add Robby Fabbri to a worrisome list for St. Louis
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It sure looks like the St. Louis Blues are going to limp into the 2017-18 season (sometimes literally). The team announced that promising young forward Robby Fabbri will miss the remainder of training camp after injuring his surgically repaired left knee. The Blues say that they will re-evaluate Fabbri, 21, in 10 days.

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Nick Schmaltz's confidence, hold on second-line center, continues to grow
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It’s preseason: you don’t need a lot of build-up. Let’s just delve right in, shall we? 1. Lots of shots, but… The same Joonas Korpisalo that the Blackhawks’ youngsters scored five goals against on Tuesday was on top of his game on Saturday. The Blackhawks peppered him with 54 shots but only two got through, […]

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Ekman-Larsson suffers lower-body injury vs. Sharks, will be re-evaluated today
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According to reports, Ekman-Larsson suffered a lower-body injury during overtime and had to be helped off the ice. “He will get re-evaluated tomorrow — lower body,” said head coach Rick Tocchet, per Arizona Sports. At 26 years of age, Ekman-Larsson is a huge piece of a rebuilding Coyotes team and, based on previous comments from […]

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NHL-Ice hockey makes push to help China get its skates on
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The National Hockey League went to great lengths to win over the home crowd when the Los Angeles Kings took on the Vancouver Canucks in the first ever NHL pre-season game played in Beijing on Saturday. The Kings won the first of two China exhibitions between the sides 5-2 in Shanghai on Thursday and repeated […]

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Jankowski ‘continues to impress’ at Flames camp
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Mark Jankowski made his Calgary Flames debut last season. It appears he’s making quite a case to at least start the new campaign in the National Hockey League. On Friday, he notched his third goal of the preseason, helping the Flames to a 4-2 victory over the Coyotes.

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Report: NHL has already made adjustment on slashing, faceoff calls
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The NHL preseason began with the league trying to crackdown on slashing and faceoff violations. Former NHL referee Paul Stewart griped on Twitter that it was taking away from the officials ability to call a game by feel and hockey sense. The Winnipeg Jets brought in retired referee Paul Devorski to work with their players […]

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Jets' Blake Wheeler joins social conversation against Donald Trump
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What began Friday with President Donald Trump speaking in front of a crowd at Alabama has since become a national and global conversation involving many from the NBA and NFL. Blake Wheeler of the Winnipeg Jets tweeted what appears to be a disagreement with a stance taken by Trump, the first NHL player known to […]

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Hossa undergoes ‘independent medical evaluation’ to determine if he’s eligible for LTIR
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Marian Hossa and the Chicago Blackhawks announced in June that the 38-year-old forward will miss the entire 2017-18 season with a skin disorder. “Marian Hossa underwent an independent medical evaluation several days ago,’’ NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘‘We are waiting for the report. If the Blackhawks place Hossa on LTIR, […]

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Canucks’ Horvat out a week with upper-body injury
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The Canucks will resume their preseason schedule on Thursday, although it appears right now that Bo Horvat will likely not be in the lineup. Just prior to puck drop against the L.A. Kings on Saturday, the Canucks announced that Horvat is expected to be out a week with an upper-body injury. The good news for […]

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