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Author: Toni Inglis

Ilya Samsonov Receives an Exciting Visitor From Washington

SOCHI, RUSSIA – AUGUST 6, 2017: HC Metallurg Magnitogorsk’s goaltender Ilya Samsonov makes a save in their Sochi Hockey Open 2017 match against SKA St Petersburg at the Bolshoi Ice Palace. Artyom Korotayev/TASS (Photo by Artyom KorotayevTASS via Getty Images) Young goaltender Ilya Samsonov receives an exciting visitor, in Russia this week, in the form of Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan. This 20-year-old top prospect was selected as first round pick in the 2015 draft. His contract finishes with Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Kontinental Hockey League) in the spring. Sport-Express’s Igor Eronko and TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported on the visit. #Caps...

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Opportunity Knocking for Ondrej Pavelec

PITTSBURGH, PA – DECEMBER 05: Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the New York Rangers makes a save on a shot by Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period during the game at PPG PAINTS Arena on December 5, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) There have been whispers regarding Ondrej Pavelec of the New York Rangers getting his chance between the pipes again. However, it is safe to say that he was just as surprised as fans to be in the starting lineup against the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier this week.  With...

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Ryan McDonagh: Good To Be Back

COLUMBUS, OH – JANUARY 7: Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers controls the puck during the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 7, 2017 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) Ryan McDonagh is back on the ice tonight after recovering from an abdominal strain that led him to miss the last four consecutive games for the New York Rangers. The Madison Square Garden faithful breathe a sigh of relief as the devoted captain is deemed fit enough to return this evening against the Carolina Hurricanes. After a successful training session on Thursday,...

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Washington Capitals Nathan Walker: Aftermath Of The Storm

Its safe to say that there was a lot of hype when Nathan Walker or “stormy” as he is affectionately known, made his NHL debut on October 7th for the Washington Capitals. There were stadium visits from the Australian Ambassador and a congratulatory phone call from the Australian Prime Minister.  Many believed the first Australian in the NHL would have a pretty promising season ahead. However, since then he has completely fallen off the radar. There has been very little said about Nathan Walker recently. He has been scratched a lot and played only seven games this season. His last...

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