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Author: Myles Stedman

Nathan Walker is the Start of Something Big After NHL Debut

Washington Capitals forward Nathan Walker may not have been on many fans radars when he made the roster to start the season. However, in his native Australia it marked the start of something big. Nathan Walker Scores in NHL Debut, Could be Start of Something Big Before Washington’s 6-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, no Australian had ever played in the NHL. However, almost as soon as the 23-year-old had skated his first shift, he’d scored, off a second period deflection from Devante Smith-Pelly to bring his sides score to six. Ace goal, mate! Congrats, @NathanWalks10! #NHLFirsts...

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Tragedy and Sports: Vegas Golden Knights Chance to do Something Special Starts Now

On October 1, 58 people were killed and over 500 injured when a gunman opened fire on a country music concert on the Las Vegas Strip. The disaster ranks as the worst shooting in United States history. It eclipsed the 49 killed at an Orlando, Florida nightclub last year. It is the worst tragedy in the history of Nevada, and the city of Las Vegas. The tragedy has nothing to do with sports; however, sports and tragedies have been inextricably linked over the years. A community rallying around the inaugural season of their first professional sporting team is the...

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Dallas Stars go Back to the Future with Ken Hitchcock

KANSAS CITY, MO – OCTOBER 05: Head coach Ken Hitchcock of the St. Louis Blues watches from the bench during the preseason game against Washington Capitals at Sprint Center on October 5, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) A year after finishing first in the Western Conference, the Dallas Stars were barely recognisable last season, crashing from 109 to 78 points and not surprisingly, out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The collapse resulted in head coach Lindy Ruff not being invited back for a fifth season, replaced by 65-year-old Ken Hitchcock, who took Dallas to...

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Will the Chicago Blackhawks Resist the Temptation of Alex DeBrincat?

CHICAGO, IL – JULY 21: Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat (23) participates during the Chicago Blachawks Development Camp on July 21, 2017 at Johnny’s IceHouse in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Not since 2007 has there been this much excitement among the Chicago Blackhawks over a teenager who is still a long shot to start the season in the NHL. Back then it was Patrick Kane. Now it’s Alex DeBrincat. Listed at 5’7″ and 165 pounds, the 19-year-old forward recently helped the Erie Otters to an OHL title. He is unequivocally Chicago’s most exciting...

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