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2:26pm - Fri 21 Jun

r/hockey - BREAKING NEWS: Julien BriseBois stated today that forward Ryan Callahan has been diagnosed with degenerative back disease and recommended that he no longer play professional hockey.

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11:07pm - Wed 19 Jun

The 20 best names available in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft

The Canucks have drafted extremely well over the last couple years. No, I’m not talking about drafting future superstars or quality NHL depth; I’m talking about drafting players with great names. At the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Canucks selected one of the best names available in the fourth round when they picked defenceman Jack Rathbone. In 2018, they grabbed another defenceman with one of the best names in the draft when they got Jett Woo in the second round. That’s two elite names in back-to-back drafts. Add in some solid depth names like Petrus Palmu and Artem Manukyan, and the Canucks have clearly made out like bandits at the draft, name-wise.
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11:45pm - Thu 06 Jun

Chara dons a shield and hits the ice. Don't be surprised if he's in the line-up tonight...

Zdeno Chara reminded everyone why he's considered a warrior for the Bruins after showing up to the morning skate two-and-a-half days after suffering a broken jaw and it didn't go unnoticed by his teammates.
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10:21pm - Tue 04 Jun

30 Funny Hockey Meme Images, Pictures & Photos

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10:17pm - Tue 04 Jun

As the Crow flies...

The Chicago Blackhawks have added veteran coach Marc Crawford to Jeremy Colliton's staff for the 2019-20 season.
News Circle
10:15pm - Tue 04 Jun

Shot to the face breaks Chara's jaw in Game 4

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara sustained a broken jaw after a shot deflected off his stick into his face during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, a source told The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford on Tuesday.
NHL Circle
10:13pm - Tue 04 Jun

B.C.'s Bowen Byram aiming to be next Morgan Rielly

We submit yet another piece of evidence that the blueprint for the ideal NHL defenceman today and beyond has changed for the smaller, the quicker, and the more offensive-minded.
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5:13am - Tue 04 Jun

O'Reilly takes the boys on his back as the series does a U-turn

With the St. Louis Blues season effectively hanging in the balance, Ryan O'Reilly scored twice to help them squeeze out a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.
NHL Circle
7:02am - Sun 02 Jun

Upon further examination...

Bowen Byram voiced what every prospect at the NHL's scouting combine was thinking going into the event's final day.
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6:58am - Sun 02 Jun

Bruins crush the Blues in Game 3 rout

Torey Krug had a goal and three assists as the Boston Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 7-2 in Game 3 on Saturday to take a 2-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final.
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6:21am - Thu 30 May

For those who will be in withdrawl after the Finals, you'll still have this to look forward to...

There are no shortage of names out there in the summer rumour mill already, but today we focus on 10 players who, if they were traded, would constitute a blockbuster.
6:18am - Thu 30 May

A popular move for the Sharks. Well-liked Boughner returns to San Jose

Bob Boughner, who was an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks from 2015-17, is returning to the role.
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6:16am - Thu 30 May

Complete list of 108 players at the NHL Scouting Combine

The NHL Combine is back in Buffalo, N.Y. again this week, and while the drills don't start until the weekend, players and teams meet during the week. Here is the full list of players who will be at this year's combine.
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6:14am - Thu 30 May

Avoiding misery in Missouri. St. Louis takes game 2 in Boston and ties up the series

The St. Louis Blues have their first-ever Stanley Cup Final victory. Carl Gunnarsson's got his first-ever playoff goal. And, after a Game 2 overtime win that evened things up at one game apiece, we've got a series.
7:27pm - Tue 28 May

Behind the mask with Tuukka Rask...

Tuukka Rask sits down with Christine Simpson to talk about his third time being in the Stanley Cup Final and dealing with internal competition.
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7:15pm - Tue 28 May

Upon further review....the NHL brass discuss several hot-topic subjects

NHL commissioner Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke for more than 30 minutes on Monday night ahead of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. Here are five things you should know that were covered.
7:10pm - Tue 28 May

Flame-out. Treliving discusses Calgary's post-season fall, and what they're looking to change

In a wide-ranging interview Brad Treliving addressed Johnny Gaudreau’s playoff struggles, the importance internal growth will play in his team’s evolution, trade speculation, and his focus on signing Matthew Tkachuk, David Rittich and other free agents.
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7:06pm - Tue 28 May

The future looks bright-er in Edmonton today

Dave Tippett spoke about his experience with Team North America a few years ago, where Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews fed off each other, and how he sees Leon Draisaitl filling a similar role as Matthews did.
3:36am - Tue 28 May

Just the facts ma'am...

The Washington Capitals say they have confirmed star Evgeny Kuznetsov is shown in a now-deleted video on social media that appears to show him in a hotel room with lines of white powder on a table in front of him.
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3:26am - Tue 28 May

Good start for St. Louis but a better finish for Boston. Bruins take Game 1

Sean Kuraly scored five minutes into the third period to complete the comeback as the Boston Bruins overcame a 2-0 deficit to take Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final over the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Monday.
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11:00pm - Mon 27 May

Don't know who this Brady guy is, but the video's pretty cool... : )

Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara was wise to turn to New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady for help with a Stanley Cup hype video.
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3:27pm - Mon 27 May

The Spirit of St. Louis. Blues look to continue their historic run against the odds

The St. Louis Blues will be making their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Final in 49 years when they hit the ice for Game 1 against the Boston Bruins on Monday as +130 road underdogs.
3:24pm - Mon 27 May

2019 Memorial Cup standings and top scorers

The 101st Memorial Cup has started in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Check in here for up-to-date standings and top scorers.
3:23pm - Mon 27 May

Huskies win their first Memorial Cup with a comeback in hostile territory

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies have captured their first Memorial Cup.
3:21pm - Mon 27 May

All the glitters is not gold for Canada. Finland takes top spot at World Championships

The Finns continued their dominant run at the 2019 IIHF World Championship, holding on to claim a 3-1 victory over Canada in the gold-medal game.
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8:40pm - Sat 25 May

Casting a net...

We've already looked at NHL teams that desperately need one or two goalies this summer, but who are the netminders those teams could target?
8:39pm - Sat 25 May

Oilers sign Swedish forward Joakim Nygard to entry-level deal

The Edmonton Oilers have confirmed the signing of Swedish forward Joakim Nygard to a one-year, entry-level contract.
8:38pm - Sat 25 May

Canadiens sign defenceman Brett Kulak to three-year deal

The Montreal Canadiens have inked defender Brett Kulak to a three-year deal, the club announced Saturday.
8:37pm - Sat 25 May

Jets sign goalie Laurent Brossoit to one-year contract

The Winnipeg Jets have signed goaltender Laurent Brossoit to a one-year contract, the team announced on Saturday.
8:35pm - Sat 25 May

Going for Gold. Canada set for showdown vs Finalnd at World Champoinships

Mark Stone scored his tournament-leading eighth goal and Matt Murray made 39 saves as Canada downed the Czech Republic 5-1 on Saturday to advance to the gold medal game at the world hockey championship.
7:02pm - Sat 25 May

Why an offer sheet for Flames' Sam Bennett could make sense for Canucks

Is Sam Bennett coveted enough outside Calgary for a team to try sticking it to the cap-strapped Flames with an offer sheet? While it may sound like an odd name to attach to a practice even rarer than payphone use, it may not be the craziest of possibilities.
6:36am - Sat 25 May

Dog day afternoon. Huskies advance to Cup final against Halifax

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies will face the host Halifax Mooseheads in the Memorial Cup final.
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3:52am - Sat 25 May

Are we there yet?? Monday can't come soon enough...

In St. Louis we have a new team in the final that came from the bottom of the standings. In Boston, we have a team that's been here a couple times before in recent seasons. Andrew Berkshire looks at the strengths that brought both of them to the Stanley Cup Final.
3:42am - Sat 25 May

It could be a Wild summer for Kessel...

Pittsburgh Penguins star Phil Kessel has been traded twice during his NHL career and this off-season could see it happen a third time, according to reports.
3:41am - Sat 25 May

Maple Leafs' prospect Sean Durzi leading Memorial Cup in scoring

Guelph Storm's Sean Durzi joins the Memorial Cup panel to discuss what's allowed him to lead the tournament in scoring to this point.
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5:58am - Fri 24 May

Conn Smythe Power Rankings: It's Tuukka Rask's trophy to lose

Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins and Jordan Binnington of the St. Louis Blues both have the capability of stealing games.
5:58am - Fri 24 May

Martin staying put in Pittsburgh

Veteran NHL coach Jacques Martin will return to the Pittsburgh Penguins after being passed over for two head coaching positions, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports is reporting.
5:56am - Fri 24 May

Making progress...

The National Women's Hockey League is increasing salaries, offering a 50-50 split of sponsor-related revenues and improved benefits in an agreement reached with its players' association.
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5:54am - Fri 24 May

The Sens are hoping to change the tune in Ottawa with a new D.J.

Despite the off-ice drama of the past year, D.J. Smith said he didn't hesitate to choose the Ottawa Senators, calling it the perfect fit for a new head coach.
5:51am - Fri 24 May

Somewhere in Canada, a large lady is singing.....

Mark Stone scored in overtime to give Canada a dramatic 3-2 win over Switzerland in a quarterfinal at the world hockey championship.
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6:21am - Thu 23 May
History makes this series even more exciting....
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6:16am - Thu 23 May

We'll get back to ya' in a week. Repeat of 1970 St. Louis vs Boston final starts Tuesday.

The Boston Bruins now know who their opponent will be in the Stanley Cup Final after the St. Louis Blues eliminated the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Tuesday.
6:06am - Thu 23 May

Given no quarter. Canada's leading scorer to be a Swiss miss at worlds

Team Canada forward Anthony Mantha has been issued a one-game suspension for a hit to the head infraction, the IIHF Disciplinary Panel announced Wednesday.
6:02am - Thu 23 May

Winners are losers at the Memorial Cup

Jakub Lauko scored the winner with 54 seconds to go in regulation as the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies beat the Halifax Mooseheads 4-3 on Wednesday in the final round-robin game of the Memorial Cup.
5:43am - Wed 22 May

Blue horizon. St. Louis earns a berth in the Finals for the first time since Bobby scored "That Goal"

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1970 with a 5-1 win against the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final at Enterprise Center on Tuesday.
5:39am - Wed 22 May

Canada treks onward to the Alps....

After being tested only a couple times in the Group stage, Canada saved its best game for when they needed it most. Ray Ferraro joins Gord Miller to talk about their performance and how the depth of Canada wore down Team USA.
5:36am - Wed 22 May

Will Canada be a Mantha down for their next game?

Canada's leading scorer Anthony Mantha was a assessed a hit to the head penalty for his hit to the head of Colin White. Will the IIHF decide to suspend the forward? Brent Wallace at Darren Dreger share their thoughts.
3:26am - Wed 22 May

WHL champion Raiders succumb to the Storm at Memorial Cup

Nick Suzuki had two goals and an assist as the Guelph Storm beat the WHL champion Raiders 5-2 on Tuesday, eliminating the Prince Albert Raiders from the Memorial Cup.