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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The worlds of sports and politics collided over the weekend when President Donald Trump rescinded the Golden State Warriors' White House invitation then criticized NFL players who have been protesting during the national anthem.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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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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Mitchell signed PTO with Blue Jackets — shortly after getting cut by Blackhawks
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When the Chicago Blackhawks announced their roster moves yesterday, John Mitchell was among the cuts. It can be an uphill battle to make an NHL roster for veterans on professional tryouts. #Blackhawks did Mitchell a favor by letting him go early.

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Blackhawks rout Red Wings behind Saad's hat trick
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CHICAGO (AP) — Brandon Saad scored a hat trick to spark the Chicago Blackhawks' 6-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings Thursday night. A member of the Blackhawks Stanley Cup-winning teams in 2012-13 and 2014-15, Chicago re-acquired Saad in a NHL Draft day

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Looks like Matt Duchene will make preseason debut tonight vs. Stars
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According to reports, there is substantial interest from other teams in Matt Duchene. Earlier this week, Darren Dreger reported on TSN that as many as eight teams have interest in Duchene, with the Senators aggressively pursuing the 26-year-old forward. According to Mike Chambers of The Denver Post, Duchene will be in the lineup tonight versus […]

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Panarin trying to ‘find chemistry’ with new teammates in Columbus
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Artemi Panarin faced his old team, the Chicago Blackhawks, on Tuesday. It was only preseason and Panarin didn’t register a point in just over 22 minutes of ice time, and 8:17 on the power play. Panarin was loose and comfortable, occasionally chatting in English and frequently devolving into giggle fits with teammates Vitaly Abramov and […]

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