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Author: Robert MacDonald

Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin Chasing Wayne Gretzky’s All-Time Goal Record

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 15: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals in action against the Buffalo Sabres at Capital One Arena on December 15, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) At the end of the 1998-99 season, the NHL watched as The Great One, Wayne Gretzky, hung up his skates. His 2,857 career points dwarf all other players throughout history, with Jaromir Jagr sitting almost a full 1,000 points behind him for second all-time. Now, 20 years later, Washington Capitals forward and captain Alex Ovechkin might be the only player capable of matching Gretzky’s goal total. Gretzky retired...

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Florida Panthers Climbing Back into Playoff Contention

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: Florida Panthers Climbing Back into Playoff Contention SUNRISE, FL – FEBRUARY 09: Aleksander Barkov #16 of the Florida Panthers and Derek Forbort #24 of the Los Angeles Kings fight for the puck during a game at BB&T Center on February 9, 2017 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Roughly a third of the way through the 2018-19 season, the playoff race has become quite crowded. This is to be expected to some degree with so many games left to play, but it appears more teams are sticking in the...

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Seattle Unanimously Approved for NHL Expansion in 2021-22

KeyArena at Seattle Center is located north of downtown Seattle, USA on the grounds of Seattle Center (the site of 1962’s Century 21 Exposition, a World’s Fair). After years of discussion and rumors, the NHL finally firmly set and approved an expansion to Seattle, Washington. The team will become the league’s 32nd franchise and begins play in the 2021-22 season. Congratulations, @NHLSeattle_! 👏🏼 The NHL’s 32nd franchise will begin play in the 2021-22 season!!! pic.twitter.com/bekbMiwZos — NHL (@NHL) December 4, 2018 For sports fans in Washington, this is fantastic news. The city of Seattle has long sought an NHL...

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J.T. Compher Solving Depth Scoring Problem for Colorado Avalanche

SAN JOSE, CA – APRIL 05: J.T. Compher #37 of the Colorado Avalanche in action against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on April 5, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Not many teams in the NHL have a line quite as strong as the first one of the Colorado Avalanche. Between Mikko Rantanen, Gabriel Landeskog, and Nathan MacKinnon, the Avs have 99 points and 39 goals. That is the highest amount for any three individual players in the whole NHL right now. Their team’s 86 goals scored ranks second behind only the Tampa Bay Lightning, and their...

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Dale Tallon And The Florida Panthers Need A Major Shake Up

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: Dale Tallon And The Florida Panthers Need A Major Shake Up DALLAS, TX – JUNE 23: Dale Tallon attends the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Florida Panthers have been given time. General manager Dale Tallon has done everything he set out to do. The roster features eleven players drafted by the organization itself, most of them filling primary roles on the team. They struggled for a long time, built through the draft, and now are reaping...

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