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Author: Ben Ramos-Salsberg

Pittsburgh Penguins Extend Goalie Casey DeSmith With a Three Year Contract

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 10: Casey DeSmith #1 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the New York Islanders at NYCB Live at the Nassau Coliseum on December 10, 2018 in Uniondale, New York. The Penguins defeated the Islanders 2-1 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) After a solid run of play in 2018-19, the Pittsburgh Penguins have extended their backup goaltender Casey DeSmith with the signing of a three-year(s)/$3.75 million contract. Promoted after the dismissal of former Penguin Marc-Andre Fleury two seasons ago, DeSmith has been a great backup for Pittsburgh over the past year and a...

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Biggest Baltimore Ravens 2019 Needs

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – AUGUST 20: Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle James Hurst (74) during the NFL preseason game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts on August 20, 2018, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) After being knocked out of the 2019 NFL playoffs via a 23-17 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, it’s time for the Baltimore Ravens to start preparing for 2019. Baltimore saw their season come to a crashing end on Sunday as the Ravens offense played their worst game of the season under Lamar Jackson in his...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Mitch Marner and Calgary Flames Sean Monahan Lead 2019 NHL All-Star Game Snubs

TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 10: Mitchell Marner #16 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the Ottawa Senators during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on February 10, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Maple Leafs defeated the Senators 6-3. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) The 2018-19 NHL All-Star game rosters were announced Wednesday night and the biggest conclusion to be drawn is once again not who made it in, but who was left out. Many desering players will be left off the rosters of the annual NHL three-on-three tournament. This is despite their terrific campaigns. The roster...

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Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin to Sit Out 2019 NHL All-Star Game

OTTAWA, ON – DECEMBER 29: Washington Capitals Left Wing Alex Ovechkin (8) skates the puck around the net during first period National Hockey League action between the Washington Capitals and Ottawa Senators on December 29, 2018, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The NHL will be without one of it’s biggest and most enigmatic stars on All Star-Weekend. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is deciding to sit out the showcase event. Ovechkin has been named to the team 11 times in his 13-year career. Ovi was voted Metropolitan division captain...

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Baltimore Ravens Playoff Hopes May Hinge on Winning Season Finale

CARSON, CA – DECEMBER 22: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens rolls out to pass during the second half of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at StubHub Center on December 22, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) The Baltimore Ravens return home on Sunday after their most impressive victory of the year. A 22-10 smothering of the Los Angeles Chargers and a Pittsburgh Steelers loss has lifted the Ravens to first place in the AFC North. On the cusp of making their first playoff appearance in three seasons, the Ravens take on the...

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San Jose Sharks Forward Timo Meier Having Under the Radar Breakout

SAN JOSE, CA – APRIL 16: Timo Meier #28 of the San Jose Sharks skates with the puck against the Edmonton Oilers in Game Three of the Western Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on April 16, 2017 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images) Three seasons after being selected 9th overall by the San Jose Sharks, Timo Meier is finally having his breakout campaign. Meier split his first real NHL season between the pros and the AHL and made the jump to a full-time contributor in 2017-18. Now in...

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