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Author: Dan Mount

Steve Yzerman Has Tools To Fix Detroit Red Wings In Time

VANCOUVER, BC – FEBRUARY 13: GM Steve Yzerman answers questions from the media. The Canadian men’s hockey management team today held a press conference in Vancouver. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images) The hiring of Steve Yzerman to become the Detroit Red Wings new general manager made it a good Friday for their fans. Yzerman returns to the city he spent all 22 years of his NHL career in. It’s a franchise where he brought home two Stanley Cups as a player and one as an executive. The Cranbrook, British Columbia native comes back to Hockeytown after nearly eight...

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New York Islander Johnny Boychuk Out 3-4 Weeks

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – New York Islanders defenceman Johnny Boychuk faces off with Philadelphia Flyers Dale Weise on Oct. 27. (Kate Frese/Last Word on Hockey) The New York Islanders have announced that defenceman Johnny Boychuk is sidelined for for three or four weeks with a lower-body injury. Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello announced the injury to the media on Friday. Lamoriello: Johnny Boychuk is out 3-4 weeks with a lower-body injury. Clutterbuck and Mayfield are taking a maintenance day. #Isles — x – New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) April 19, 2019 The 35-year-old defenseman was injured blocking a shot by Pittsburgh...

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Pekka Rinne Powering Nashville Predators in Tight Series With Dallas Stars

DALLAS, TEXAS – APRIL 15: Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators skates the puck off the boards against Andrew Cogliano #17 of the Dallas Stars in the first period of Game Three of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 15, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) The Nashville Predators have rallied to grab a two games to one series lead over the Dallas Stars after a 3-2 win in Game 3. Pekka Rinne stopped 40 shots as Nashville got a game-winning goal from...

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Filip Larsson Playing for Spot in Detroit Red Wings Net

jBUFFALO, NY – APRIL 11: Massachusetts Minutemen Defenseman Cale Makar (16) has his stick lifted as he get set to take a shot on Denver Pioneers Goaltender Filip Larsson (30) during the semifinals of the NCAA Men’s Frozen Four game between Massachusetts Minutemen and Denver Pioneers on April 11, 2019 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, NY. (Photo by Jerome Davis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images). Denver University played its third straight Frozen Four and just missed out on reaching the National title game. The Pioneers fell to the runner-up Massachusetts Minutemen, 4-3, in overtime. However, Denver goalie Filip Larsson had...

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Colorado Avalanche Sign Hobey Baker Winner Cale Makar

AMHERST, MA – NOVEMBER 9: Cale Makar #16 of the Massachusetts Minutemen skates against the Providence College Friars during NCAA hockey at the Mullins Center on November 9, 2017 in Amherst, Massachusetts. Massachusetts won 5-2. (Photo by Richard T Gagnon/Getty Images) The Colorado Avalanche signed college defenceman Cale Makar to to a three-year, entry-level contract. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. No financial terms are known at the moment. The deal starts right away. BREAKING: Avalanche top prospect Cale Makar has signed his ELC with the team and his deal starts this season, per a team spokesman....

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Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators First Round Series Preview

NASHVILLE, TN – FEBRUARY 07: Nashville Predators center Brian Boyle (11) battles for position with Dallas Stars left wing Andrew Cogliano (17) during the NHL game between the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars, held on February 7, 2019, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators is a series that’s never happened in the post-season. However, it’s one of the more intriguing matchups in the opening round of the 2018-19 Stanley Cup playoffs. Nashville is hoping to get back to the final after being eliminated by the...

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Predictions for 2018-19 Selke Trophy

LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 20: Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings poses with the Frank J. Selke trophy given to the top defensive forward in the press room at the 2018 NHL Awards presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The 2018-19 NHL season is coming to a close and what better way to cap off the year by taking a look at the front runners for the NHL Awards? The Awards ceremony, held in Las Vegas, does not take place...

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Buffalo Sabres Fire Head Coach Phil Housley

BUFFALO, NY – OCTOBER 20: Buffalo Sabres head coach Phil Housley watches play from the bench during the first period against the Vancouver Canucks at the KeyBank Center on October 20, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images) The Buffalo Sabres have announced it has fired head coach Phil Housley. General manager Jason Botterill made the announcement on Sunday. Buffalo Sabres General Manager Jason Botterill has announced that Head Coach Phil Housley has been relieved of his duties. — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) April 7, 2019 Sabres Fire Coach Phil Housley The Buffalo Sabres have parted ways...

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Florida Panthers Fire Coach Bob Boughner

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: Florida Panthers Fire Coach Bob Boughner Florida Panthers coach Bob Boughner reacts during the team’s press conference on October 28, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland, ahead of the ice hockey NHL Global Series matches against Winnipeg Jets. (Photo by Jussi Nukari / Lehtikuva / AFP) / Finland OUT (Photo credit should read JUSSI NUKARI/AFP/Getty Images) The Florida Panthers have announced that it has fired coach Bob Boughner. General manager Dale Tallon made the announcement on Sunday. #FlaPanthers Relieve Head Coach Bob Boughner of Duties » https://t.co/biW1j40uI3 pic.twitter.com/gtn1GKE7UF — Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers)...

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Detroit Red Wings Taro Hirose Adjusting Quickly to NHL

DETROIT, MI – APRIL 20: Detroit Red Wings left wing Taro Hirose (53) hustles after the puck during the Detroit Red Wings game versus the New York Islanders on March 16, 2019, at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) There haven’t been many bright spots this season for the Detroit Red Wings. The team will miss the playoffs for the third straight season. However, there have been signs of life near the end of the season and Taro Hirose has played well since coming from Michigan State. The Calgary native joined...

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Vegas Golden Knights Sign Jimmy Schuldt

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA – JANUARY 04: Jimmy Schuldt #22 of the St. Cloud State Huskies controls the puck against Greg Campbell #20 of the Union Dutchmen in the third period during the game at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex on January 4, 2019 in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) The Vegas Golden Knights have signed collegiate free agent defenceman Jimmy Schuldt to a one-year, entry-level contract that runs him through the end of this season. Financial terms are yet to be disclosed. Jimmy Schuldt has signed a one-year, entry-level deal with the #goldenknights. — Michael Russo (@RussoHockey)...

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Detroit Red Wings Extend Coach Jeff Blashill

DETROIT, MI – NOVEMBER 30: Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill complains about a penalty with the referee during the Detroit Red Wings game versus the Montreal Canadiens on November 30, 2017, at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Detroit Red Wings have announced that they have signed head coach Jeff Blashill to a two-year contract extension. This new deal will run him until the end of the 2020-2021 season. Looks like the Red Wings are announcing a two-year contract extension for Jeff Blashill this week. https://t.co/gG7EBMCD63 — Brad...

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Minnesota Wild Sign Clarkson University’s Nico Sturm

MANCHESTER, NH – MARCH 29: Clarkson University Golden Knights forward Nico Sturm (17) shoots during a Northeast Regional semi-final between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Clarkson Golden Knights on March 29, 2019, at SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Minnesota Wild have signed college free agent forward Nico Sturm to a one-year, entry-level contract. Financial terms are yet to be disclosed. This contract carries him through the end of the current season. NEWS: #Mnwild signs Nico Sturm to a one-year, entry-level contract for the remainder of the 2018-19...

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Tampa Bay Lightning Sign Jon Cooper to Mulit-Year Extension

TAMPA, FL – MAY 11: Head Coach Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning looks on against the Washington Capitals during the second period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 11, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images) The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that they have signed head coach Jon Cooper to a multi-year contract extension. Team vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced the deal earlier on Tuesday. The coach’s deal was to expire at the end of the season....

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Detroit Red Wings Fans Should Show Patience With Filip Zadina

MONTREAL, QC – MARCH 12: Detroit Red Wings right wing Filip Zadina (11) skates while looking towards his right during the Detroit Red Wings versus the Montreal Canadiens game on March 12, 2019, at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Detroit Red Wings first-round pick Filip Zadina wrapped up his first stint with the big club last week. He was sent back to AHL Grand Rapids. Zadina didn’t exactly light up the stat sheet as he had a goal and two assists in nine games. Some hoped Zadina would have hit the...

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