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Hayley Wickenheiser Leads 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame Class

SOCHI, RUSSIA – FEBRUARY 20: Gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser #22 of Canada celebrates during the flower ceremony for the Ice Hockey Women’s Gold Medal Game on day 13 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Bolshoy Ice Dome on February 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) The 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame class was announced. The Hall added six new members, including Hayley Wickenheiser, who becomes the seventh women to be inducted. Other honorees are Sergei Zubov, Guy Carbonneau, Czech star Vaclav Nedomansky and builders Jim Rutherford and Jerry York. Hayley Wickenheiser She joins Canadians...

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2019 Nashville Predators Draft Review

ST CATHARINES, ON – OCTOBER 11: Christopher Cameron #5 of the Barrie Colts struggles to contain Philip Tomasino #26 of the Niagara IceDogs during the first period of an OHL game at Meridian Centre on October 11, 2018 in St Catharines, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) The 2019 Nashville Predators draft may have been overshadowed by the P.K. Subban trade. However, general manager David Poile made some picks to try and build for the future. The Predators decided that speed and skill would be the directive from Poile and many think the team had a solid draft. Ben...

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Philadelphia Flyers Extend Travis Sanheim

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – DECEMBER 06: Travis Sanheim #6 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Wells Fargo Center on December 06, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Blue Jackets defeated the Flyers 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed restricted free agent defenceman Travis Sanheim to a two-year contract extension worth $7.5 million, or $3.25 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. It’s official! ✌️ more years for @Sanheim17! https://t.co/amyieAtfPA — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) June 24, 2019 Sanheim has played only for the Philadelphia Flyers...

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NHL Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers

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) It’s Monday and it’s time for our NHL rumours. The draft has come and gone and we’re a week away from the start of free agency. Things are going to get hot and heavy as teams try to woo free agents to come to their teams. We look at rumours surrounding the...

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Detroit Red Wings Gamble Big with Moritz Seider Pick

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – JUNE 21: Moritz Seider reacts after being selected sixth overall by the Detroit Red Wings during the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena on June 21, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Detroit Red Wings selection of Moritz Seider raised a few eyebrows when his name was called with the sixth selection of the 2019 NHL Draft. Seider was the first pick of new general manager Steve Yzerman.  Detroit wanted to beef up its defence, but Bowen Byram fell to the Colorado Avalanche with the fourth pick....

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Options Open for Nashville Predators First Pick

DALLAS, TX – JUNE 23: (l-r) David Poile and Luc Robitaille attend the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) General manager David Poile has plenty of the Nashville Predators first pick. Nashville holds the 24th selection in the first round of the 2019 Draft. The Predators can go multiple directions barring a trade.  Offensive depth was a problem for Nashville as scoring dropped off after the “JoFA” line. The Predators could add another young forward in the vein of an Eeli Tolvanen.  Nashville’s defence has been...

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Report: Philadelphia Flyers Sign Kevin Hayes

WINNIPEG, MB – MARCH 14: Kevin Hayes #12 of The Winnipeg Jets skates against the Boston Bruins during 1st period action on March 14, 2019 at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by David Lipnowski/Getty Images) The Philadelphia Flyers have signed free agent forward Kevin Hayes to a seven-year contract worth $50 million, or $7.14 million per season. This contract carries him through the __ season. The news comes from TSN’s Bob McKenzie. Seven years, $50 million, $7.14M AAV. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 19, 2019 This season, he scored 19 goals and 36 assists for 55...

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Tampa Bay Lightning Re-Sign Braydon Coburn

OTTAWA, ON – APRIL 01: Tampa Bay Lightning Defenceman Braydon Coburn (55) prepares for a face-off during first period National Hockey League action between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators on April 1, 2019, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed free agent defenceman Braydon Coburn to a two-year contract worth $3.4 million, or $1.7 million per season. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. COBY! ☑️ We have re-signed Braydon Coburn to a two-year contract worth an AAV of $1.7...

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NHL Rumours: Jacob Trouba, Detroit Red Wings, N.Y. Rangers

WINNEPEG, MB – NOVEMBER 15: Hawks Jonathan Toews (19) is checked by Jets Jacob Trouba (8) during the NHL game between the Winnipeg Jets and the Chicago Blackhawks on November 15, 2016 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg MB. (Photo by Terrence Lee/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) It’s Monday and it’s time for another helping of our NHL Rumours. We’re edging closer to the NHL Draft and the start of free agency on July 1. Teams are trying to make that move that will develop them into a contender or kickstart a rebuild. Today we look at the feeding...

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Uncertainty Surrounds Detroit Red Wings First Pick

TORONTO, ON – NOVEMBER 13: Steve Yzerman walks the red carpet before the 2017 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Brookfield Place on November 13, 2016 in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photograph by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) There’s an air of uncertainty around the Detroit Red Wings first pick of the 2019 NHL Draft. New general manager Steve Yzerman holds the sixth pick in the first round much like predecessor Ken Holland did last season.  Holland had talented winger Filip Zadina fall into his lap after he projected in the top five in plenty of mock drafts....

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Nashville Predators Look For Juuse Saros to Develop

The Nashville Predators already stated that Juuse Saros will be their next goalie. He and fellow Finnish goalie Pekka Rinne form one of the best 1-2 punches in goal in the NHL. He started 31 games this season and came in relief for Rinne twice. Once during the regular season and another time during the post-season.  Rinne has been known for eating up loads of starts during his tenure in the Music City. However, Saros has been slowly working his way into the net. He went 17-10-2 with a 2.62 goals-against average and .915 save percentage. Saros also registered three shutouts this...

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NHL Rumours: Vancouver Canucks, N.Y. Islanders, Carolina Hurricanes

NEWARK, NJ – NOVEMBER 24: Vancouver Canucks right wing Brock Boeser (6) during the National Hockey League game between the New Jersey Devils and the Vancouver Canucks on November 24, 2017, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) It’s time for another edition of our NHL rumours. We look at some of the possible moves coming this off-season. We’ve got one NHL game left in the 2018-19 season and general managers are making moves in preparation for 2019-20. Today we talk about NHL rumours surrounding the Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders,...

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Looking Into the Future of the Detroit Red Wings Goalies

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard. (Getty Images) The situation surrounding the Detroit Red Wings goalies is a lot different than what people thought. Many speculated that Jimmy Howard would have been traded at the 2019 deadline. Jonathan Bernier was signed as a veteran backup that could have stepped in if Howard was dealt.   However, Bernier faltered, and Howard was re-signed to a one-year extension. The Red Wings look to be set in net for the 2019-20 season, but there are questions about the future. Detroit does have Filip Larsson ready to compete for a starting spot in...

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Dante Fabbro Looking for Spot with Nashville Predators

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – APRIL 20: Dante Fabbro #57 of the Nashville Predators plays against the Dallas Stars during the second period of Game Five of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on April 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) The Nashville Predators season ended earlier than expected after being eliminated in the first round by the Dallas Stars. Nashville’s defence surprisingly struggled last season and were bested by Dallas’ up-and-coming defensive group. However, one player that made a strong impression was Dante Fabbro. The Predators have...

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NHL Rumours: San Jose Sharks, Philadelphia Flyers, L.A. Kings, More

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI – MAY 15: Erik Karlsson #65 of the San Jose Sharks looks on against the St. Louis Blues during the third period in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Enterprise Center on May 15, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) It’s Monday and it’s time for another edition of our NHL rumours. We look at what teams may be making moves this coming off-season. Today we discuss NHL rumours surrounding the San Jose Sharks, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, and Arizona Coyotes.  All NHL...

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Torey Krug Helps Boston Bruins Roll in Game 3

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI – JUNE 01: Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins is congratulated by his teammate David Pastrnak #88 after scoring a second period goal against the St. Louis Blues in Game Three of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Enterprise Center on June 01, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Torey Krug provided a goal and three assists Boston Bruins scored the first four goals of the game to down the St. Louis Blues, 7-2, in Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final. Boston leads the best-of-seven series, two games to one....

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Detroit Red Wings Can Build Off of IIHF Worlds Performances

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – FEBRUARY 26: Filip Hronek #17 of the Detroit Red Wings looks to head up ice in front of Paul Byron #41 of the Montreal Canadiens during the first period at Little Caesars Arena on February 26, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) The Detroit Red Wings were well-represented at the 2019 IIHF Worlds. Detroit head coach Jeff Blashill coached Team USA, which included Dylan Larkin. Three other Red Wings performed well at the tournament in Slovakia. Filip Hronek and Anthony Mantha turned in some great games while new acquisition Oliwer Kaski got himself...

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St. Louis Blues Oskar Sundqvist Suspended for Game 3

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 04: St. Louis Blues’ Oskar Sundqvist skates up ice with the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game between the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks on April 4, 2018, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. (Photo by Tim Spyers/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has been suspended for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. This is his first career suspension. St. Louis’ Oskar Sundqvist has been suspended for one game for Boarding Boston’s Matt...

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Carl Gunnarsson Leads St. Louis Blues to Game 2 Victory over Boston Bruins

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – MAY 29: Carl Gunnarsson #4 of the St. Louis Blues is congratulated by his teammates Ivan Barbashev #49 and Alex Pietrangelo #27 after scoring the game winning goal during the first overtime period against the Boston Bruins in Game Two of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden on May 29, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Carl Gunnarsson scored three minutes, 51 seconds into overtime as the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins, 3-2, in overtime. The Blues have tied the best-of-seven series at one game apiece. Boston had...

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NHL Rumours: Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks, New York Islanders

CALGARY, AB – MARCH 10: Calgary Flames Left Wing Matthew Tkachuk (19) kneels to score on Vegas Golden Knights Goalie Malcolm Subban (30) to make it 5-3 for the Calgary Flames during the third period of an NHL game where the Calgary Flames hosted the Vegas Golden Knights on March 10, 2019, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. (Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) It’s time for another edition of our NHL rumours. We’re a maximum six games away from the start of the off-season and the speculation is already running rampant. We dissect possible moves...

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