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Iginla hoping for 'one more chance to win' on playoff team
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Jarome Iginla is hoping for another kick at the can. Skating with the AHL’s Providence Bruins for the second time this week, the 40-year-old said he’s hopeful he can land another chance to compete for the Stanley Cup. Jarome Iginla after today’s second & likely last skate with P-Bruins: ‘I’d like to be a part […]

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No NHL players means more mistakes and goals at Olympics
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Hockey is a game of mistakes and it's on display in fine form at the Olympics. It doesn't look beautiful, of course, with players all outside the NHL turning the puck over for point-blank scoring chances or leaving opponents wide open in front. The talent level is lower

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More minorities in officiating, coaching is NHL’s next step
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Shandor Alphonso never envisioned his hockey career taking him to officiating. He didn't have to look far to see it was possible.

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More minorities in officiating, coaching is NHL’s next step
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Shandor Alphonso never envisioned his hockey career taking him to officiating. He didn’t have to look far to see it was possible.

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More minorities in officiating, coaching is NHL's next step
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Shandor Alphonso never envisioned his hockey career taking him to officiating. As a young, black player, all Alphonso had to do was watch ''Hockey Night in Canada'' or the Stanley Cup Final and he saw fellow minority Jay Sharrers working as a linesman. ''To be able to see someone

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3 more letters NHL teams should write to fans
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On Thursday, the New York Rangers took the unusual step of sending an open letter to their fans – from president Glen Sather and general manager Jeff Gorton – to inform them that “we consider you a part of the New York Rangers family,” and also that the team will be selling off anyone and […]

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Leivo wants to stick with Leafs but needs more playing time
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Josh Leivo wants to play hockey, plain and simple. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward has served largely as a healthy scratch this season – dressing in just 12 games – and hasn’t seen game action since Dec. 31. Subsequently, he’s reportedly requested a trade, Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos said Saturday during Hockey Night in Canada’s “Headlines” […]

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What we learned in NHL over the last week of play: Kings must be more consistent
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The Kings can't let their romp over league-worst Arizona on Saturday fool them into thinking all is well. They'll probably have to finish among the top three teams in the Pacific division in order to make the playoffs because teams in the stacked Central division are likely to grab the two West

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NHL Award Watch: New leaders in Hart, Selke, Norris and more
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Since our last edition, the PHWA released its midseason awards winners. Basically, it reaffirmed the chalk favorites for the awards, including some picks we frankly disagree with. Here’s the latest insight on all the major races.

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One More Reason To Raise A Fist At Boston Sports: The Bruins Can’t Be Beat
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For the first couple months of the season, the Boston Bruins had more problems than they could handle. They had lost more games than they had won. They were firmly out of the playoff picture. Top-line center Patrice Bergeron and his linemate Brad Marchand had both missed time with injuries. So had second-line center David […]

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Oilers need shootout to down Flames after more interference controversy
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The Edmonton Oilers rallied behind Connor McDavid's shootout winner against the Calgary Flames after yet another controversial goaltender interference call in overtime reversed the team's seemingly legitimate tiebreaker. Ryan Strome looked to have scored his first goal in 13 games in the extra period, sliding a McDavid rebound past goaltender David Rittich. RYAN STROME IN […]

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Five ways to make the All-Star Game even more fun
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Our writers have some radical ideas on how to improve the NHL’s midseason classic, such as turning it into a four-team international tourney, pitting the defending Cup champs against the world, restoring the fantasy draft and reuniting Team North America.

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