2 days ago

Flames GM Treliving thinks RFA class could slow draft trade activity

Trade rumours thrive around the NHL Draft and often this is when big moved are made. Calgary's Brad Treliving is usually one of the more active GMs this time of year, but he believes the strong class of unsigned RFAs could throw a wrench into any trade plans.
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2 days ago

NHL Draft host Canucks keeping all options open with 10th overall pick - Sportsnet.ca

Vancouver hasn't had much lottery luck in recent years, but they have found luck at the draft where great players have fallen to them. Hosting the draft later this week, all eyes are on the Canucks. Trade up? Trade down? Take the best player available? GM Jim Benning says he's considering anything.
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2 days ago

Spencer Knight on track to join exclusive goalie group at 2019 NHL Draft

With the USNTDP set to dominate the 2019 NHL Draft, team netminder Spencer Knight seems a sure thing to become just the 20th goaltender selected in the first round over the past 15 years. Here's a look back at how the first 19 of those selections panned out for their draft clubs, as Knight gets set to join the list.
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2 days ago

Anaheim names Dallas Eakins as new head coach

The Anaheim Ducks have officially named Dallas Eakins as their new head coach.
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2 days ago

Jets trade defenceman Jacob Trouba to Rangers for Pionk, 1st-round pick

The Winnipeg Jets have traded defender Jacob Trouba to the New York Rangers, the club announced Monday.
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2 days ago

Show me the money. Karlsson cashes in with huge deal in San Jose

The San Jose Sharks re-signed pending free agent Erik Karlsson to a $92 million, eight-year deal on Monday, turning a one-year rental into a long-term commitment to one of the league's most dynamic defencemen.
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Mike MacWilliam @Mac24 posted a video
4:42am - Thu 13 Jun
Craig Berube Takes Us Through The Blues Miraculous Turnaround
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4:08am - Thu 13 Jun

From the outhouse to the frickin' penthouse!! St. Louis wins the Stanley Cup.

Play Gloria! Sing it loud and say it proud: Against all odds, the Blues are Stanley Cup champions.
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2:05pm - Mon 10 Jun

And then there was one. Bruins maul Blues to force a Game 7 for the Stanley Cup

For the first time since 2011, the Stanley Cup Final is going to Game 7 after the Boston Bruins beat the St. Louis Blues 5-1 in Game 6.
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5:41am - Fri 07 Jun

Shine on you Rookie diamond. Blues Binnington one game away from a glass slipper

Jordan Binnington made 38 saves while Ryan O'Reilly and David Perron scored as the St. Louis Blues hung on for a 2-1 victory in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday and took a 3-2 series lead.
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11:53pm - Thu 06 Jun

Conn Smythe Power Rankings : Blues' Tarasenko heats up down the stretch

As we dig into a best-of-three with the series shifting back to Boston for Game 5 Thursday night, here's a look at how the Conn Smythe picture is looking.
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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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10:17pm - 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.
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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.
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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.
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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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11:42pm - Sat 01 Jun

ECHL trophy stolen by champions and never returned

The Kelly Cup was just straight up stolen by the Colorado Eagles.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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9:16pm - Mon 27 May
The Finnish Air Force escort the Finnish IIHF 2019 World Champions home
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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3:19am - Wed 22 May

From the Outhouse to the Penthouse. What a story.....so far. #stlblues

The former 31st-place Blues added another chapter to its storybook season Tuesday night, eliminating the Sharks with a victory that ended the Western Conference Final in six games — and also, perhaps, San Jose icon Joe Thornton’s NHL career.
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8:49pm - Tue 21 May

Missing pieces. Sharks' without some key names as they try to stay alive

The San Jose Sharks acquired Erik Karlsson to win a Stanley Cup, but Tuesday night they’ll try to save their National Hockey League season without him.
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5:40pm - Tue 21 May

Yep, the off-season fun has begun.....

Some of the casualties of the Carolina Hurricanes' run to the Eastern Conference final have emerged.
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1:07pm - Tue 21 May

Pro women hockey players form union in step toward league

The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association said Monday the paperwork was filed Friday to help push for the creation of a “single, viable women’s professional league in North America.”…
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8:07pm - Mon 20 May

The Sharks looked more like JabberJaw than a predator in Game 5

Jordan Binnington made 21 saves and Jaden Schwartz scored three times to guide the St. Louis Blues to a 5-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 to give St. Louis a 3-2 series lead.
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6:34am - Sun 19 May

Senate investigation. Roy to meet with Ottawa as a possible bench boss. #NHL

The Ottawa Senators are set to interview Patrick Roy for their vacant head coaching position.
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6:05am - Sat 18 May

Binnington really has been that good. Sets Blues record in huge Game 4 victory

Tyler Bozak scored the winner on a power play as the St. Louis Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Friday night to even their Western Conference Final series at two games apiece.
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11:35pm - Fri 17 May

The 2019 Memorial Cup: A look at each of the four teams at this year’s tournament

As players hit the ice and fans climb into the stands here is what you need to know about the four teams competing in the 101st edition of the Canadian Hockey League tournament.
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9:25pm - Fri 17 May

Heading home. Former Rangers' tender Davidson is named new G.M.

The New York Rangers have named veteran NHL executive John Davidson as their new president. They announced the hiring on Friday, just hours after the former Blue Jackets president of hockey operations resigned from his post in Columbus.
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5:46am - Fri 17 May

Swept under the rug. The storm is over and the Bruins are off to the Finals

The Boston Bruins swept the Carolina Hurricanes out of the Eastern Conference final Thursday night to reach their third Stanley Cup Final in nine years.
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7:18am - Thu 16 May
This is why St. Louis has become the team they are.....
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7:07am - Thu 16 May

Hmmm. I actually expected a bit more from Jumbo.....

Joe Thornton talked about the overtime goal that got his Sharks a Game 3 win over the Blues, saying it was straight up a "4-3 win." That's all.
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7:03am - Thu 16 May

No excuses. It's simply ridiculous that play isn't reviewable, in the Playoffs, in OT, in the Conference Final.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are one of the greatest tournaments in all of sports. It should be hockey at its best, not its most controversial.
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3:54am - Wed 15 May

Longtime Richmond hockey store closing due to high operating costs

A family-owned hockey store that's been serving Richmond residents for decades is closing up shop at the end of May.
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3:52am - Wed 15 May
Prince Albert Raiders claim first WHL Championship in 34 years
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3:48am - Wed 15 May

B's on final approach. Bruins take Game 3 and are one away from another Stanley Cup Final appearance

Brad Marchand's power-play goal in the second period was the winner as the Boston Bruins moved one game away from the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.
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3:48am - Wed 15 May

B's on final approach. Bruins take Game 3 and are one away from another Stanley Cup Final appearance

Brad Marchand's power-play goal in the second period was the winner as the Boston Bruins moved one game away from the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.
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5:24am - Tue 14 May

Stone's late goal caps wild game as Canada beats Slovakia - Sportsnet.ca

Mark Stone scored a power-play with 1.8 seconds left in regulation to give Canada a 6-5 win over host Slovakia on Monday at the world hockey championship.
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5:21am - Tue 14 May

All's well that ends well. The Blues struggled in Game 1, but tie the series up heading back to St. Louis

Robert Bortuzzo scored his first goal of the playoffs as the St. Louis Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 4-2 in Game 2 to even the Western Conference final at 1-1.
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An extremely Happy HockeyCircles Birthday wish to our very own Pearl Fong!! Have a great day Pearl : )
With thanks to Pinterest for the non-playoff cake picture : )
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