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

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

thehockeynews.com Updated 13 hours 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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  • Edmonton Oilers ticket campaign includes the McDavid 'golden en…

    Edmonton Oilers ticket campaign includes the McDavid 'golden envelope'

    yahoo.com May 22 (yesterday)
    The never-ending celebration of the Edmonton Oilers winning the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft continues. Behold the Oilers season ticket renewal package which came in of all things … a golden envelope. (S/t @solid_guarantee) Why does this loo…
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  • Generational talents: McDavid vs. Gretzky, Lemieux, Lindros and…

    Generational talents: McDavid vs. Gretzky, Lemieux, Lindros and Crosby

    thehockeynews.com May 22 (yesterday)
    Connor McDavid provided scouts, fans and NHL GMs with plenty of eureka moments throughout his draft year. But none compared to what he did April 10 in a playoff game against the London Knights. McDavid calmly, casually assaulted the OHL’s most prestigio…
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  • Top 10 coaches by points percentage: Where does Mike Babcock si…

    Top 10 coaches by points percentage: Where does Mike Babcock sit?

    thehockeynews.com yahoo.com May 20 (3 days ago)
    The Toronto Maple Leafs have been mired in the basement of the NHL for several seasons, but the hiring of coach Mike Babcock is giving Leafs Nation a reason for hope for a better and much brighter future. While he hasn’t coached long enough to make the …
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  • Rumor Roundup: Next step for Oilers is building their blueline

    Rumor Roundup: Next step for Oilers is building their blueline

    thehockeynews.com May 20 (3 days ago)
    Things certainly seem to be looking up for the Edmonton Oilers. After naming Bob Nicholson as their CEO, hiring Peter Chiarelli as GM and Todd McLellan as head coach plus winning the 2015 Draft lottery, there’s a sense this long-moribund team has finall…
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  • Should Don Sweeney consider trading Bruins captain Zdeno Chara?

    Should Don Sweeney consider trading Bruins captain Zdeno Chara?

    thehockeynews.com May 20 (3 days ago)
    At first blush, the hiring of a guy like Don Sweeney by the Boston Bruins doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. After all, will the new boss be really all that different than the old boss. Sweeney has worked in the Bruins front office for almost a decade…
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  • Crosby says McLellan 'really good' coach: report

    Crosby says McLellan 'really good' coach: report

    NHL.com thehockeynews.com yahoo.com May 19 (4 days ago)
    Sidney Crosby said he was impressed by coach Todd McLellan, who was hired by the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. McLellan was coach and Crosby was captain of Canada, which won the IIHF World Championship gold-medal game in Prague on Sunday. "He ...
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  • Memorial Cup preview: How each team wins or loses

    Memorial Cup preview: How each team wins or loses

    We know our four teams for the Memorial Cup now. Thanks to Oshawa’s ousting of Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters, the Generals will represent the OHL, joining Kelowna of the WHL, plus Quebec (the hosts) and Rimouski in the QMJHL. So who is favored to w…
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  • Oilers getting close to hiring coach: report

    Oilers getting close to hiring coach: report

    The Edmonton Oilers are close to hiring their next coach, no later than the end of the month, the Edmonton Journal reported Thursday. Reports suggest it will be Todd McLellan, who left the San Jose Sharks after coaching them for the past seven ...
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  • Why Phil Kessel should be Montreal’s top trade target

    Why Phil Kessel should be Montreal’s top trade target

    Babe Ruth, Wade Boggs, Roger Clemens, Johnny Damon and Jacoby Ellsbury, to name a few, were Boston Red Sox and then New York Yankees. Brett Favre was a Green Bay Packer and then a Minnesota Viking. Edmonton Oilers legend Grant Fuhr finished his career w…
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  • Edmonton Oilers sign goaltender Eetu Laurikainen to entry-level…

    Edmonton Oilers sign goaltender Eetu Laurikainen to entry-level contract

    NHL.com May 12
    EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Eetu Laurikainen on a two-year entry-level contract. The 22-year-old Laurikainen appeared in 37 games this season with the Espoo Blues of Finland's SM-liiga, posting a 17-10-9 record, 2.10...
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  • Mob informant: NY Rangers ‘left the Stanley Cup’ at strip club

    Mob informant: NY Rangers ‘left the Stanley Cup’ at strip club

    yahoo.com May 11
    Tales of the Stanley Cup’s odd journeys are plentiful, but we’ll probably never know how deep into debauchery the Holy Grail has descended during its travels. But we do know Mark Messier took the Cup to a strip club. At least twice. In 1987 with the Edm…
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  • Sens sign NCAA free agent O’Connor, land new big body – & b…

    Sens sign NCAA free agent O’Connor, land new big body – & big brain – for crowded crease

    For weeks, speculation has built as to the destination of Boston University goaltender Matt O’Connor, an unrestricted free agent highly-regarded and hotly pursued by a number of NHL teams. The 23-year-old made his decision early Saturday afternoon, reje…
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  • How to snuff out a superstar

    How to snuff out a superstar

    The Oshawa Generals knew they had a tall task on their hands. Facing Erie in the OHL final, the Gens had to figure out a way to stop Otters superstar Connor McDavid, who came into Game 1 with a dizzying 42 points in 15 playoff games. At the end of the n…
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  • Former Devils, Panthers coach Peter DeBoer has had talks with S…

    Former Devils, Panthers coach Peter DeBoer has had talks with Sharks, Oilers

    As if the NHL’s off-season coaching shuffle couldn’t get any crazier, there’s now a chance that former Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer is back in the league next season as a bench boss. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, DeBoer,…
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  • Red Wings will lose Mike Babcock, and they’ll be just fine

    Red Wings will lose Mike Babcock, and they’ll be just fine

    Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland knows his team will have a very good coach next season. He’s also pretty certain it won’t be Mike Babcock. That’s why after the Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers and a couple of other teams called about getting permis…
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  • Oilers' Hall, Eberle praise McLellan as coach: report

    Oilers' Hall, Eberle praise McLellan as coach: report

    NHL.com May 6
    Todd McLellan has interviewed for the coaching job with the Edmonton Oilers, according to the Edmonton Sun. The former San Jose Sharks coach, coaching Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Championship in the Czech Republic, told the newspaper he has m...
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  • Video - Elevated Plays Of The Week 01:57

    Elevated Plays Of The Week

    Mar 13
    Check out some of the best goals, hits and saves from this week in the NHL, including Hurricanes Alexander Semin's diving goal.
  • Video - Sutter Leads Penguins Past Oilers 01:06

    Sutter Leads Penguins Past Oilers

    Mar 12
    Brandon Sutter scored twice in the Penguins' 6-4 win over the Oilers.
  • Video - Pulkkinen, Red Wings Down Oilers 00:45

    Pulkkinen, Red Wings Down Oilers

    Mar 9
    Teemu Pulkkinen scored a goal and recorded an assist in the Red Wings' 5-2 win over the Oilers.
  • Video - Canadiens Pick Up Petry For Pair Of Picks 02:35

    Canadiens Pick Up Petry For Pair Of Picks

    Mar 2
    The Canadiens grabbed one of the last rental defensemen available in Jeff Petry from the Oilers for a pair of draft picks.

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