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Ryan Johansen and finding comparable talent (What We Learned)

Ryan Johansen and finding comparable talent (What We Learned)

yahoo.com Updated 32 minutes ago
(Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) The Ryan Johansen…
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  • Former Ranger, 6-time All-Star Vadnais dies

    Former Ranger, 6-time All-Star Vadnais dies

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    Former NHL defenseman Carol Vadnais, a six-time All-Star, has died. He was 68.
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  • Sick shootout move by Patrick Seifert on German ‘Hockey Day’ (V…

    Sick shootout move by Patrick Seifert on German ‘Hockey Day’ (Video)

    yahoo.com 7 hours ago
    The Augsburger Panther held their “hockey day” on Saturday, in which the Deutsche Eishockey Liga’s players competed for who had the hardest shot, the fastest stride and could eat the most saurerbraten in one sitting. (Honestly, we’re a little hazy on th…
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  • Posing naked with your hockey trophy is very Australian (Photo)

    Posing naked with your hockey trophy is very Australian (Photo)

    yahoo.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    The Melbourne Mustangs of the Australian Ice Hockey League captured the Goodall Cup over their archrivals the Melbourne Ice on Sunday, the first title in franchise history. The celebration was expectedly raucous, the combination of championship elation …
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  • Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Toronto Maple Le…

    Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Toronto Maple Leafs Edition

    yahoo.com Aug 30 (2 days ago)
    (Ed. Note: There’s entirely too much sunshine in the summer. So your friends at Puck Daddy are offering a month of thrown shade and perpetual gloom. Behold, our Summer of Disappointment series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to recall the biggest …
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  • EA Sports under fire for sexist selfies in NHL 15

    EA Sports under fire for sexist selfies in NHL 15

    yahoo.com Aug 30 (2 days ago)
    Fun fact: The Entertainment Software Association recently revealed that more women over the age of 18 play video games than boys under the age of 18. They encompass 36 percent of all gamers in the U.S. So one assumes one or two women will pick up “NHL 1…
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  • Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Vancouver Canuck…

    Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Vancouver Canucks Edition

    yahoo.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    (Ed. Note: There’s entirely too much sunshine in the summer. So your friends at Puck Daddy are offering a month of thrown shade and perpetual gloom. Behold, our Summer of Disappointment series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to recall the biggest …
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  • Jersey Fouls: An Avalanche of failure; Wild consolidation; Kova…

    Jersey Fouls: An Avalanche of failure; Wild consolidation; Kovalchuk hate

    yahoo.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    Jersey Fouls is our ongoing exploration of the rules and etiquette for proper hockey jersey creation and exhibition. If you spot what you think may be a foul in your arena, email a photo to us at for inclusion in future installment. We begin this instal…
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  • Puck Headlines: Minnesota goalie controversy; women's hockey fa…

    Puck Headlines: Minnesota goalie controversy; women's hockey fancy stats; Sarich on crash

    yahoo.com Aug 29 (3 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. NECA created this Jason Vorhees figure based on the weird not-very-classic "…
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  • Schultz agrees with Oilers after career year

    Schultz agrees with Oilers after career year

    ESPN.com yahoo.com thehockeynews.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    The Edmonton Oilers agreed to terms with defenseman Justin Schultz on a one-year deal, the team announced Friday.
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  • Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron sing their hearts out for NHL 1…

    Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron sing their hearts out for NHL 15 (Video)

    yahoo.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    Marketing anything related to the NHL is always difficult because (a) mining the players for some semblance of individuality requires a deep-sea drilling platform and (b) once you locate that personality, it’s frequently as vibrant as a vanilla-flavored…
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  • What if NHL expansion is actually a really good idea? (Trending…

    What if NHL expansion is actually a really good idea? (Trending Topics)

    yahoo.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    It feels as though the NHL's maybe-maybe not plans to expand the league have been kicked around more or less since the 2004-05 lockout with various markets trotted out as possibilities here and there. Usually, though, you hear one city as being in the m…
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  • Slash autumn in the shins with your hockey stick rake (Puck Tre…

    Slash autumn in the shins with your hockey stick rake (Puck Treasures)

    yahoo.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    The temperatures are dropping, which means, depending on your drought conditions, the leaves will be doing the same soon. Say, is there a way to combine your love of hockey with the rigors of leaf collection each fall? WHY YES THERE IS! The Hockey Stick…
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  • AHL gets drug testing program; Szabados re-signs in SPHL; Kesle…

    AHL gets drug testing program; Szabados re-signs in SPHL; Kesler wears short-shorts for ALS (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Aug 28 (4 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. Here's some professional shots of Backstrom receiving his silver medal. Look how…
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  • Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Pittsburgh Pengu…

    Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Pittsburgh Penguins

    yahoo.com Aug 28 (4 days ago)
    (Ed. Note: There’s entirely too much sunshine in the summer. So your friends at Puck Daddy are offering a month of thrown shade and perpetual gloom. Behold, our Summer of Disappointment series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to recall the biggest …
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  • August Sucks—The NBA Or NHL Playoffs Should Move There

    August Sucks—The NBA Or NHL Playoffs Should Move There

    deadspin.com Aug 28 (4 days ago)
    In non-Olympic years, there's no wider chasm of utter sports emptiness than late July and August. NBA and NHL free agency have pretty much wrapped up, and most NFL "news" involves players describing the best shape of their lives. Thankfully, f…
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  • The 10 most fascinating NHL teams in 2014-15

    The 10 most fascinating NHL teams in 2014-15

    yahoo.com Aug 28 (4 days ago)
    Earlier this week, we covered the 10 most fascinating NHL players of the 2014-15 season. Now it’s time for the teams. Some of them have new coaches or general managers or both. Some are trying to reclaim glory, others trying to build on it. And at least…
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  • Does hockey need ‘warning track’ to prevent devastating injurie…

    Does hockey need ‘warning track’ to prevent devastating injuries?

    yahoo.com Aug 28 (4 days ago)
    An outfielder runs full-speed to catch a fly ball hit towards the centerfield wall. Suddenly, the grass gives way to dirt under his feet, triggering a response in his mind: ‘Hey, slow down, because after the warning track comes the collision.’ The warni…
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  • Video - Deal For Transfer Of Islanders Ownership In Place 02:45

    Deal For Transfer Of Islanders Ownership In Place

    Aug 19
    Katie Strang discusses the deal that will eventually make a group led by Jon Ledecky the majority owner of the New York Islanders.
  • Video - Ice Bucket Challenge To The Extreme 01:33

    Ice Bucket Challenge To The Extreme

    Aug 12
    NHL player Paul Bissonnette withstood gallons of glacier water for his Ice Bucket Challenge.
  • Video - Sharks-Kings Playing Outdoor Game 02:28

    Sharks-Kings Playing Outdoor Game

    Aug 6
    Katie Strang reacts to the announcement that the Sharks and Kings will play an outdoor game in the 49ers' new stadium.
  • Video - Report: Bid For Bills Tops A Billion 02:33

    Report: Bid For Bills Tops A Billion

    Jul 30
    ESPN Bills reporter Mike Rodak discusses the report that Terry Pegula's bid for the team was over $1 billion.

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