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Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Chicago Blackhawks Editi…

Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Chicago Blackhawks Edition

yahoo.com Updated 23 hours 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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  • Rumor Roundup: Flyers need help on the blueline, but don’t expe…

    Rumor Roundup: Flyers need help on the blueline, but don’t expect it to come soon

    thehockeynews.com Aug 18 (5 days ago)
    The state of the Philadelphia Flyers defense core remains a troubling issue. They’ve lacked a true top-two defenseman since Chris Pronger’s career was ended by injury nearly three years ago. They attempted to address that issue in July of 2012 by signin…
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  • Chicago Blackhawks sign G Michael Leighton to 1-year contract

    Chicago Blackhawks sign G Michael Leighton to 1-year contract

    NHL.com Aug 18 (5 days ago)
    CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks have signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year contract. The 33-year-old Leighton provides some organizational depth behind starter Corey Crawford and backup Antti Raanta. Barring injury, he could spend...
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  • Chicago Blackhawks sign G Michael Leighton to 1-year contract

    Chicago Blackhawks sign G Michael Leighton to 1-year contract

    Chicago Blackhawks sign G Michael Leighton to 1-year contract
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  • Hawks, 1st-rounder Hayes unable to agree

    Hawks, 1st-rounder Hayes unable to agree

    ESPN.com NHL.com Aug 15
    Kevin Hayes, the Chicago Blackhawks' 2010 first-round draft pick, became an unrestricted free agent after he and the Blackhawks were unable to agree on a contract prior to the deadline.
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  • Harding, Backstrom will be ready for Wild: report

    Harding, Backstrom will be ready for Wild: report

    NHL.com Aug 15
    Minnesota Wild goaltenders Josh Harding and Niklas Backstrom are healthy and will be ready for training camp and the start of the regular season, general manager Chuck Fletcher told the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune on Thursday. "Everything's a go...
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  • Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Winnipeg Jets (and Jets …

    Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Winnipeg Jets (and Jets 1.0 and Thrashers) Edition

    yahoo.com Aug 14
    (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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  • Patrick Kane adds to trophy case with beer league MVP honors

    Patrick Kane adds to trophy case with beer league MVP honors

    yahoo.com Aug 14
    It’s been a pretty good summer for Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks. Sure, his team came an overtime goal short of playing for the Stanley Cup again, but Kane has certainly enjoyed his off-season. Last month, Kane and Jonathan Toews inked separate…
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  • Patrick Kane adds to trophy case with beer league MVP honors

    Patrick Kane adds to trophy case with beer league MVP honors

    yahoo.com Aug 14
    It’s been a pretty good summer for Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks. Sure, his team came an overtime goal short of playing for the Stanley Cup again, but Kane has certainly enjoyed his off-season. Last month, Kane and Jonathan Toews inked separate…
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  • Predators hope Ellis contract done before camp

    Predators hope Ellis contract done before camp

    NHL.com Aug 14
    In what has been a busy offseason for the Nashville Predators, one more important goal has to be reached. Ryan Ellis, who was third among the team's defensemen last season with 27 points, is the lone restricted free agent from last season's ro...
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  • Hawks nix 'The Stripper' after online petition

    Hawks nix 'The Stripper' after online petition

    The Chicago Blackhawks will no longer play "The Stripper" during their Shoot the Puck contest after hearing from fans who found the song demeaning to women, a team spokesperson said Wednesday.
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  • Fisher's best-case return to Predators late-Nov.: report

    Fisher's best-case return to Predators late-Nov.: report

    NHL.com Aug 13
    Mike Fisher's recovery from an Achilles injury will keep the Nashville Predators forward out until at least late November, the team said in providing an update to The Tennessean on Wednesday. "Everything is tracking to date, but the bottom line...
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  • Blackhawks respond to #BanTheStripper fan movement, by banning …

    Blackhawks respond to #BanTheStripper fan movement, by banning 'The Stripper'

    yahoo.com Aug 13
    The Chicago Blackhawks have finally listened to their fans. "The Stripper" is no more. On Tuesday, we discussed the "Shoot the Puck" game that's become a staple of Blackhawks home games. In the intermission segment, fans are selected…
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  • Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Minnesota Wild Edition

    Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Minnesota Wild Edition

    yahoo.com Aug 11
    (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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  • Jets sign defenceman Julien Brouillette to one-year, two-way co…

    Jets sign defenceman Julien Brouillette to one-year, two-way contract

    NHL.com Aug 8
    WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Julien Brouillette to a one-year, two-way contract worth US$600,000 at the NHL level. Brouillette, 27, made his NHL debut this past season for the Washington Capitals, recording a goal and a...
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  • Jets sign defenceman Julien Brouillette to one-year, two-way co…

    Jets sign defenceman Julien Brouillette to one-year, two-way contract

    Jets sign defenceman Julien Brouillette to one-year, two-way contract
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  • Stars owner found guilty on environmental charges, can now conc…

    Stars owner found guilty on environmental charges, can now concentrate on line combos

    On the same day that it was announced that Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi would be purchasing the franchise’s AHL affiliate, the Texas Stars, he was found guilty by a provincial court judge in Kamloops of two counts of harmful alteration of fish habita…
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  • Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Colorado Avalanche Editi…

    Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Colorado Avalanche Edition

    yahoo.com Aug 7
    (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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  • Video - Blackhawks Prospect Eyes Improvement 02:56

    Blackhawks Prospect Eyes Improvement

    Jul 13
    Teuvo Teravainen, the Chicago Blackhawks top prospect, meets with the media on the first day of the organization's prospect camp in Chicago.
  • Video - Blackhawks Reach Deal With Toews, Kane 02:09

    Blackhawks Reach Deal With Toews, Kane

    Jul 9
    Scott Powers discusses whether the financial commitment the Blackhawks have made in Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane was a good deal for the organization.
  • Video - Ryan Miller Fills Goaltender Vacuum In Vancouver 04:08

    Ryan Miller Fills Goaltender Vacuum In Vancouver

    Jul 1
    Scott Burnside discusses the Canucks' signing of goalie Ryan Miller.
  • Video - Jason Spezza Sent To Stars 02:18

    Jason Spezza Sent To Stars

    Jul 1
    Craig Custance discusses the Stars' trade with the Senators for Jason Spezza.

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  • Cardinals Report: Goodbye to Camp Cupcake

    Aug 23
    Rookie John Brown has emerged as a force this summer. (Ross D. Franklin/AP) I’m in Glendale, Ariz. where the Cardinals, for the second straight year after holding camp in cool-climated Flagstaff, Ariz., are indoors at the air-conditioned University of P…
  • Team USA roster inclusion of Andre Drummond, Mason Plumlee gives Americans…

    Aug 23
    After relying so heavily on speed and athleticism in its last two major tournaments, USA Basketball officials have put an unexpected emphasis on size in its final player selections by choosing Andre Drummond to fill the last spot on a 12-man roster.
  • Gordon Hayward, Damon Lillard, Kyle Korver, Chandler Parsons among final U…

    Aug 23
    USA Basketball has decided to drop Damian Lillard, Chandler Parsons, Kyle Korver and Gordon Hayward from its roster for the FIBA World Cup in Spain.
  • Gordon Hayward among final cuts for U.S. basketball team

    Aug 22
    Gordon Hayward will be among the final four cuts for the World Cup-bound U.S. basketball team, sources said.