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Doug Gilmour talks about new memoir: 'This is my life in hockey'
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Hockey fans clamoring for a book celebrating Doug Gilmour’s Hall of Fame hockey career have finally been granted their wish. Gilmour’s memoir, titled “Killer: My Life in Hockey,” hit bookstores Tuesday. It chronicles Gilmour’s journey from undersized seventh-round pick to eventful 20-year career in which he recorded 1,414 points in 1,474 games with seven NHL […]

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Hitchcock 'doesn't feel great' about tying Arbour's win mark
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Ken Hitchcock is in uncomfortable territory. The Dallas Stars bench boss tied Al Arbour for third in all-time wins with a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. But the mention of his name alongside the Hall of Fame coach doesn’t sit well with Hitchcock. “I don’t really know why, but I don’t […]

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Braden Holtby was not happy about Sidney Crosby's hit
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Braden Holtby took a hit from Sidney Crosby in the first period of Wednesday's game between the Caps and Pittsburgh Penguins that sent the netminder to the ice. "It's a penalty," Holtby told reporters after the game. In this case, however, they let it go and it was a costly call as the Penguins were […]

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Penguins, NHL remain silent about White House visit on social media
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The Pittsburgh Penguins attended the White House on Tuesday to celebrate their second consecutive Stanley Cup championship. If you looked at their social media, and the NHL’s for that matter, you’d have no idea that such a controversial meeting was taking place. On Twitter, the Penguins were silent for almost the entire day. They had […]

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McPhee: Shipachyov demotion not about performance
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George McPhee says Vadim Shipachyov's status has nothing to do with what the prized KHL import is, or isn't, doing on the ice. On Monday, the Vegas Golden Knights general manager attempted to explain the reasoning behind his decision to send Shipachyov down to the AHL's Chicago Wolves before the season opener. Shipachyov and his […]

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Penguins say White House visit not about politics
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PITTSBURGH (AP) Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins view their trip to the White House on Tuesday as the final moment of celebration for a championship season, not some sort of statement about where they stand on President Donald Trump. “From my side of things, there’s absolutely no politics involved,” Crosby said […]

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Stinson: Hockey fans deserve to be upset about NHL's Olympic decision
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One of the oft-stated reasons behind the National Hockey League's decision to skip the 2018 Olympics was that the international break blew up the momentum of the domestic season. It was hard to keep fans drawn in, the explanation went, when the NHL season paused just as things were getting interesting

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What's at stake for the Isles this season? Oh, just about everything
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Islanders Point Blank founder and former SNY contributor Chris Botta will be back with us this season, posting multiple columns each week. When we last left off about five years ago, the New York Islanders were a franchise without a long-term home — a team entering each season merely yearning to grab one of the […]

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The Rangers are excited about their PP for this season
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12:40PM: Alain Vigneault spoke to John Giannone on MSG and said the following about the cuts, "their performance, how certain guys played and earned a spot to start with us. With six exhibition games it's a good read but now the real competition against all NHL teams start. Still need to figure out different role […]

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Joel Ward opens up on Twitter about racism, his reasons for standing during the anthem
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San Jose Sharks forward Joel Ward has clarified his comments on taking a knee during the national anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality. On Tuesday, the The Mercury News’ Paul Gackle reported that Ward was considering taking a knee in an upcoming NHL game, becoming one of the first hockey players to think […]

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John Carlson is trying not to think about his contract…but he is
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There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson this season. There is always uncertainty when a player enters a contract year, but now add in the fact that Carlson has spent training camp not knowing who is partner is going to be. Thats a problem considering how important this season is […]

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Nolan Patrick raves about Flyers’ future – maybe even in short term
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers bet their future on Nolan Patrick. The Flyers are counting on a blend of young and old to return to the postseason after a one-year absence. The Flyers, long held up as one of the league’s showcase franchises, haven’t won a postseason round since 2012 and missed the playoffs three […]

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