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5 Stanley Cup-winning goalies who were “just OK”

5 Stanley Cup-winning goalies who were “just OK”

thehockeynews.com Updated 15 hours ago
A hot goalie can take his team deep into the playoffs, but a cold one can also go pretty far with a strong enough team in front of him. A goaltender has won the Conn Smythe Trophy six out of the last 20 years, but we’ve also seen some pretty mediocre pe…
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  • Los Angeles Kings named 2015 Sports Team of the Year

    Los Angeles Kings named 2015 Sports Team of the Year

    thehockeynews.com May 21 (4 days ago)
    They’re not playing for the Stanley Cup this season, but the Los Angeles Kings have been named the 2015 Sports Team of the Year at the eighth annual Sports Business Awards. The Kings, who won their second Stanley Cup in the past three seasons in 2014, w…
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  • George McPhee, Mike Futa reportedly in running for Maple Leafs …

    George McPhee, Mike Futa reportedly in running for Maple Leafs GM job

    The Toronto Maple Leafs’ search for a GM could come to a close soon, and among those who could be taking over the reins for the NHL’s richest franchise include former Washington Capitals GM George McPhee and current Los Angeles Kings vice president of h…
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  • Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Western Conference Final

    Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Western Conference Final

    yahoo.com May 14
    For the third straight year, the Chicago Blackhawks will play a team in the Southern California area for the Western Conference championship and the chance to look really weird not touching the Clarence Campbell Bowl. Only the Hawks will not play the Lo…
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  • Kelowna Rockets sweep Brandon Wheat Kings to win WHL, advance t…

    Kelowna Rockets sweep Brandon Wheat Kings to win WHL, advance to Memorial Cup

    The Memorial Cup has its second competitor as the Kelowna Rockets will be heading to Quebec to compete for major juniors grandest prize following a sweep of the Brandon Wheat Kings in the WHL final. The Rockets, who defeated the Wheat Kings 3-0 in the f…
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  • WHL: Chartier powers Rockets past Wheat Kings 5-3; Kelowna lead…

    WHL: Chartier powers Rockets past Wheat Kings 5-3; Kelowna leads series 3-0

    NHL.com May 12
    KELOWNA, B.C. - Rourke Chartier scored twice — including the eventual winner — as the Kelowna Rockets downed the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-3 on Monday in Game 3 of the Western Hockey League final. Kelowna leads the best-of-seven series 3-0. Le...
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  • California puck love: Hockey popularity surging in the Golden S…

    California puck love: Hockey popularity surging in the Golden State

    yahoo.com May 10
    The song “California Dreaming” blared from the loudspeaker at Honda Center in mid-March. Fans clad in orange, black, gray – maybe a little purple, crowded into the building for that night’s tilt between the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks. There was…
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  • Merkley nets two as Rockets beat Wheat Kings for 2-0 lead in WH…

    Merkley nets two as Rockets beat Wheat Kings for 2-0 lead in WHL final

    NHL.com May 9
    BRANDON, Man. - Nick Merkley's short-handed goal midway through the third period was the eventual winner as the Kelowna Rockets held on for a 5-3 victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings on Saturday in Game 2 of the Western Hockey League final. K...
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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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  • WHL Roundup: Wheat Kings rout Hitmen 8-2 to win Game 5 and adva…

    WHL Roundup: Wheat Kings rout Hitmen 8-2 to win Game 5 and advance to WHL final

    NHL.com May 2
    BRANDON, Man. - The Brandon Wheat Kings are off to the Western Hockey League final. Jayce Hawryluk had two goals and two assists as the Wheat Kings routed the Calgary Hitmen 8-2 on Friday in Game 5 to win their Eastern Conference final series...
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  • Why the Los Angeles Kings need to spend smart to plan for the f…

    Why the Los Angeles Kings need to spend smart to plan for the future

    After a disappointing season in which the Los Angeles Kings failed to make the post-season – let alone defend their Stanley Cup championship – there was little doubt that changes would be coming to the roster. However, whatever moves the Kings do make, …
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  • Drew Doughty, Erik Karlsson, P.K. Subban voted Norris Trophy fi…

    Drew Doughty, Erik Karlsson, P.K. Subban voted Norris Trophy finalists

    Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators and P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Norris Trophy “given to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-…
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  • WHL Roundup: Quenneville leads Wheat Kings to victory in Game 1…

    WHL Roundup: Quenneville leads Wheat Kings to victory in Game 1 of East final

    NHL.com Apr 25
    BRANDON, Man. - John Quenneville scored twice and tacked on three assists as the Brandon Wheat Kings toppled the Calgary Hitmen 9-4 on Friday in Game 1 of the Western Hockey League's Eastern Conference final. Braylon Schmyr added a pair of go...
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  • Patrice Bergeron, Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Toews voted Selke Trop…

    Patrice Bergeron, Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Toews voted Selke Trophy finalists

    Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins, Anze Kopitar of the Los Angeles Kings and Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Frank J. Selke Trophy, which is awarded “to the forward who best excels in the defensive as…
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  • Kopitar, Datsyuk and Hudler named finalists for Lady Byng

    Kopitar, Datsyuk and Hudler named finalists for Lady Byng

    At the NHL awards in June, Los Angeles’ Anze Kopitar and Calgary’s Jiri Hudler will stand in the way of Pavel Datsyuk tying one of Wayne Gretzky’s marks. The NHL announced Tuesday that Kopitar, Hudler and Datsyuk have been selected as finalists for the …
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  • Details on Jarret Stoll drug case emerge in arrest report

    Details on Jarret Stoll drug case emerge in arrest report

    yahoo.com Apr 21
    The arrest report of Jarret Stoll for suspicion of possession of cocaine and Ecstasy was released Monday. And according to details in a story from the Los Angeles Times, it does not sound good for the Kings forward and pending unrestricted free agent. S…
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  • Video - Ducks Edge Kings In Overtime 01:11

    Ducks Edge Kings In Overtime

    Mar 18
    Ryan Kesler's overtime goal lifted the Ducks past the Kings 3-2.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 16:06

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside kick around the rule changes proposed by the general managers, look at the turmoil in San Jose and make their picks at the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy.
  • Video - Kings Blank Coyotes 00:34

    Kings Blank Coyotes

    Mar 16
    Jonathan Quick had 25 saves in the Kings' 1-0 win over the Coyotes.
  • Video - Predators Claw Past Kings 00:48

    Predators Claw Past Kings

    Mar 14
    Viktor Stalberg's first goal of the season lifted the Predators past the Kings 2-1.

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