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Hawerchuk to join Jets Hall of Fame prior to game vs. Coyotes
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The Winnipeg Jets will pay tribute to a local legend this season. Prior to a Nov. 14 contest against the Arizona Coyotes, the Jets will induct former captain Dale Hawerchuk into the Winnipeg Jets Hall of Fame. Hawerchuk becomes the fourth inductee after Anders Hedberg, Bobby Hull, and Ulf Nilsson were added last season. Hawerchuk […]

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Vinnie Hinostroza training with Patrick Kane to help elevate game going into 'prove-it' year with Blackhawks
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It's been months since there was a meaningful hockey game played in Chicago, but that changed Saturday when Patrick Kane and Vinnie Hinostroza teammed up to play in a charity game benefitting the Special Olympics Chicago. And the turnout was a sight to see. Nearly 1,700 fans packed the Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva […]

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3 downs, no licensing deal: Canadian football gets its first video game
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Sports video games have been popular among armchair warriors for decades. From EA Sports' NHL and Madden NFL series' to the 2k Sports MLB franchise of games, it seems every major league has a video game counterpart — except for the Canadian Football League. "I just felt it was about time

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Western Pa. Ice Rink Must Forgo Honor Of Hosting NHL Preseason Game
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It is still a young tradition, but since 2015, Kraft Heinz Co. and the NHL have taken annual submissions from communities across the U.S. — written pleas arguing why their small town's ice rink deserves to be crowned Kraft Hockeyville USA. The honor — which includes $150,000 in money for rink renovations and the opportunity […]

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Penguins preseason game moved from "Hockeyville" winner
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PITTSBURGH (AP) A suburban Pittsburgh ice rink that won the right to host a Pittsburgh Penguins preseason contest will instead have to settle for a ticketed practice by the Stanley Cup champions after the facility was deemed unfit to host an NHL game.

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Former Oilers forward breaks out familiar spinning shootout move in KHL exhibition game
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Even in the doldrums of the NHL offseason, there’s sometimes a wave or two of fun hockey moments. This time, it’s former Oilers and Sabres forward Linus Omark providing the spark in the form of a silky shootout goal. In a KHL exhibition game for Salavat Yulaev Ufa, Omark took the puck on his backhand […]

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Quick Strikes: A hockey game 5 minutes away from the Korean War
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The Game Felt like this story should go first: This is a really cool story about Canadians, hockey, and the Korean war. “We played the French Regiment, the Royal 22 R "Van Doos," in January 1952 on the frozen Imjin River in the middle of the war. Our front line positions and the "bad guys" […]

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Managing after Markov: What is Marc Bergevin’s end game?
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Andrei Markov will not be a member of the Montreal Canadiens next season, having instead signed a contract with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL. Naturally, this has sparked tremendous discussion and opinion regarding the nature of the negotiations and the state of the Habs’ blue line. Ultimately, the question everyone circles back to is: […]

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There's a new game in town: The Philadelphia Rebels
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VOORHEES, N.J. — Brendan Warren never expected the phone call. It was a late Friday night in mid-June. Coyotes development camp was 10 days away, so Warren had been training in preparation. The Michigan product had plans for Fourth of July, too, to follow the annual summer visit with his NHL organization. Then his phone […]

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[Bits] Prince charity game, Bourne to Saskatchewan Hall of Fame
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It’s Saturday. It’s hot. Be well. Examining the impact and talents of Cal Clutterbuck using his late goal against the Rangers in 2016 as a starting point. One of my favorite recent Islanders tallies. [LHH] Brett Cyrgalis says the Tavares contract wait is just Tavares being Tavares. [NY Post | Encyclopedia] The Islanders need Jordan […]

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Patrick Eaves is taking his training for a charity ping pong game very seriously
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Never let it be said that Patrick Eaves doesn’t take the game of ping pong seriously. Tuesday morning, the Anaheim Ducks forward posted a video of himself training for an upcoming charity ping pong challenge, set to none other than the famous Rocky montage music. Smashfest is a Toronto-based charity ping pong tournament in support […]

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Penguins’ Pouliot feeling good about his game
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The eighth overall draft pick in 2012, it’s been a while since Derrick Pouliot was considered a prized prospect. The Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t use the 23-year-old defenseman at all in the 2017 playoffs, despite having a number of injuries on the back end. During the regular season, Pouliot only appeared in 11 games for Pittsburgh.

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