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Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek drafted seventh overall in KHL

Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek drafted seventh overall in KHL

thehockeynews.com Updated 9 hours ago
The Detroit Red Wings drafted netminder Petr Mrazek in the fifth round, 141st overall, of the 2010 draft. Less than five years later and Mrazek’s draft stock has risen significantly – at least in the KHL. In Sunday’s first round of the 2015 KHL draft, M…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Sweeney’s decisions could shape Bruins’ future

    Rumor Roundup: Sweeney’s decisions could shape Bruins’ future

    thehockeynews.com May 23 (2 days ago)
    Lost amid news of the Toronto Maple Leafs hiring Mike Babcock were reports of the Boston Bruins hiring a new GM. Over a month after firing Peter Chiarelli, the Bruins promoted assistant GM Don Sweeney. The Boston media wasted little time dreaming up “to…
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  • Captain Foligno; Hedman's arrival; 'Uptown Puck' (Puck Headline…

    Captain Foligno; Hedman's arrival; 'Uptown Puck' (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com thehockeynews.com NHL.com May 20 (5 days ago)
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . • Nick Foligno has been named capt…
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  • Columbus Blue Jackets assistant general manager McFarland leavi…

    Columbus Blue Jackets assistant general manager McFarland leaving organization for new job

    NHL.com May 18
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Assistant general manager Chris MacFarland is leaving the Columbus Blue Jackets organization for another position. The club did not disclose on Monday what job McFarland had taken. MacFarland originally joined the Blue Jac...
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  • Sought after NCAA defenseman Mike Reilly to test free agent mar…

    Sought after NCAA defenseman Mike Reilly to test free agent market

    Defenseman Mike Reilly could be the latest drafted college player to forego signing with the team that selected him to test unrestricted free agency. According to a report from TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Reilly, 21, has officially informed the NHL and Columbus…
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  • Blue Jackets prospect Oliver Bjorkstrand named WHL player of th…

    Blue Jackets prospect Oliver Bjorkstrand named WHL player of the year

    NHL.com May 6
    CALGARY - Portland Winterhawks forward Oliver Bjorkstrand has been named the Western Hockey League's player of the year. Bjorkstrand, a native of Herning Denmark, led the WHL with 63 goals, 118 points and a plus-60 rating over 58 regular-seas...
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  • Blue Jackets will name captain on Wednesday

    Blue Jackets will name captain on Wednesday

    NHL.com May 5
    The Columbus Blue Jackets will name their next captain at a press conference Wednesday. "We know who it's going to be," Davidson told Columbus Business First in an interview published April 30. "... He's popped, he's a person that's carried him...
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  • Vladimir Tarasenko: Start your Brinks truck!

    Vladimir Tarasenko: Start your Brinks truck!

    St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong had a front-row seat in Traverse City, Mich., last fall for the ugly imbroglio between the Columbus Blue Jackets and restricted free agent Ryan Johansen. It was during the annual prospect tournament there that Blue Jack…
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  • Prospect Hot List: Jack Eichel suiting up for Team USA again

    Prospect Hot List: Jack Eichel suiting up for Team USA again

    Once again, Team USA has won the world under-18s thanks to a roster made up almost entirely of NTDP kids. Though one interesting takeaway from the tourney was goaltending. The Americans went with underager Evan Sarthou of WHL Tri-City, while Canada had …
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  • Sabres with Eichel; Maple Leafs draft prospects; Blue Jackets o…

    Sabres with Eichel; Maple Leafs draft prospects; Blue Jackets optimism? (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Apr 20
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . • The only beard is Nashville that…
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  • Hi, my name is Ken…and I’m addicted to the draft lottery simula…

    Hi, my name is Ken…and I’m addicted to the draft lottery simulator

    Spoiler alert: The Buffalo Sabres will win tonight’s NHL draft lottery with the numbers 11, 5, 6 and 7. Your trusty correspondent knows this because he went to this really cool website that simulates the NHL draft lottery and it told him so. Then he did…
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  • Draft lottery odds: the most likely outcome for your team

    Draft lottery odds: the most likely outcome for your team

    It’s amazing how things will change by Saturday night. Connor McDavid will know which NHL team he will belong to. The McDavid parents will know in which city their son’s adult life will begin to unfold and flourish. Vendors will go crazy preparing McDav…
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  • Columbus Blue Jackets to have Lake Erie Monsters as their Ameri…

    Columbus Blue Jackets to have Lake Erie Monsters as their American Hockey League affiliate

    NHL.com Apr 17
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have reached an agreement with the Lake Erie Monsters to have the Cleveland-based team serve as the NHL club's American Hockey League affiliate. The Blue Jackets ended their five-year relationship wi...
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  • Todd Richards to coach U.S. at World Championship

    Todd Richards to coach U.S. at World Championship

    NHL.com Apr 13
    Columbus Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards will coach the United States men's national team at the 2015 IIHF World Championship, USA Hockey announced on Monday. Richards will be joined Dan Bylsma and Greg Carvel, who will each serve as assistan...
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  • Atkinson, Wennberg score in shootout to lift Blue Jackets in 5-…

    Atkinson, Wennberg score in shootout to lift Blue Jackets in 5-4 win over Islanders

    NHL.com Apr 11
    UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Cam Atkinson and Alexander Wennberg scored in the shootout to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a wild 5-4 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night in the last regular season game at Nassau Coliseum. Atkinson, Wennb...
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  • Buffalo ‘McEichel’ billboard celebrates Sabres’ successful fail…

    Buffalo ‘McEichel’ billboard celebrates Sabres’ successful failure (Photo)

    yahoo.com Apr 11
    It took a little longer than expected, but the Buffalo Sabres finally clinched No. 30 overall in the NHL this season with their loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. While that still doesn’t assure them the services of Connor McDavid – than…
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  • Blue Jackets leave Columbus fans with plenty of hope for next s…

    Blue Jackets leave Columbus fans with plenty of hope for next season

    Columbus fans won’t get to see a home playoff game this month, but they did get to witness a franchise record-tying point streak in the Blue Jackets’ last home game of the season. The Jackets dropped the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 in Columbus Friday to extend t…
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  • Columbus can’t escape season without another injury, Atkinson’s…

    Columbus can’t escape season without another injury, Atkinson’s wrist cut as team celebrates

    Entering play Wednesday, the Columbus Blue Jackets had players miss 499 games this season, according to Man Games Lost. As they took the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the counter officially turned over to the half-millenium mark, which is the mos…
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  • Playoff scenarios: who makes it, who misses and why the Kings s…

    Playoff scenarios: who makes it, who misses and why the Kings still have a chance

    With only two games remaining in the season for every team save the Boston Bruins and Columbus Blue Jackets, one would have expected playoff matchups to be set and the post-season-bound teams separated from those who are heading towards early summers. H…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Dion Phaneuf could still be a target for Detroit

    Rumor Roundup: Dion Phaneuf could still be a target for Detroit

    Leading up to the recent NHL trade deadline, the biggest rumor making the rounds claimed the Detroit Red Wings were interested in Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf. While trade talks between the two clubs ultimately fell through, speculation p…
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  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals 01:16

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross and Barry Melrose count down the top three goals of the week from the NHL, including a superhero-like diving goal from Panthers forward Derek MacKenzie.
  • Video - Malone Wins It For Hurricanes 00:44

    Malone Wins It For Hurricanes

    Mar 15
    Brad Malone's seventh goal of the season broke a tie in the second period to give Carolina a 3-2 win over Columbus.
  • Video - Blue Jackets Beat Devils 00:40

    Blue Jackets Beat Devils

    Mar 6
    Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist in Columbus' 3-2 win over New Jersey.
  • Video - Leopold Traded To Wild After Daughter's Letter 01:39

    Leopold Traded To Wild After Daughter's Letter

    Mar 3
    Barry Melrose discusses the Wild's trade with the Blue Jackets to acquire Minnesota native Jordan Leopold just before the trade deadline.

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