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Five NHL jerseys players should have refused to wear

Five NHL jerseys players should have refused to wear

thehockeynews.com Updated 5 hours ago
On Saturday, Chicago White Sox all-star pitcher Chris Sale was scratched from his start and sent home because he refused to wear the team’s throwback uniform. It went beyond that, of course. Sale reportedly went into the clubhouse and cut up his own jer…
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  • Coyotes add depth to blue line, sign Luke Schenn

    Coyotes add depth to blue line, sign Luke Schenn

    thehockeynews.com Jul 23 (2 days ago)
    The Arizona Coyotes added depth to the right side of their blue line on Saturday afternoon inking veteran defenseman Luke Schenn to a two-year deal worth a reported $2.5 million. Schenn split last season between the Philadelphia Flyers and L.A. Kings sc…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Trading Yakupov won’t be easy for Oilers

    Rumor Roundup: Trading Yakupov won’t be easy for Oilers

    thehockeynews.com Jul 23 (2 days ago)
    Throughout last season, Edmonton Oilers right wing Nail Yakupov was frequently mentioned as a potential trade candidate. Entering this off-season, speculation persisted the 2012 first-overall draft pick would be dealt at some point. Oilers GM Peter Chia…
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  • Smashfest: Charitable yet competitive ping-pong by NHL players

    Smashfest: Charitable yet competitive ping-pong by NHL players

    yahoo.com Jul 22 (3 days ago)
    Reporting by Dhiren Mahiban TORONTO – – For the second time in as many years Patrick Eaves walked away from the annual Smashfest Ping-Pong tournament as the champion. The Dallas Stars forward defeated Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks to reclaim his…
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  • Joe Pavelski on his golf game, Stanley Cup run, World Cup of Ho…

    Joe Pavelski on his golf game, Stanley Cup run, World Cup of Hockey (Puck Daddy Q&A)

    yahoo.com Jul 22 (3 days ago)
    Christian Petersen/Getty Images Joe Pavelski is modest when asked about his golf game. “It’s alright. It’s respectable,” he said from Lake Tahoe on Thursday. The San Jose Sharks captain will put his game to the test this weekend at the American Century …
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  • Kris Versteeg leaving NHL for Switzerland: Report

    Kris Versteeg leaving NHL for Switzerland: Report

    yahoo.com Jul 22 (3 days ago)
    NHL Kris Versteeg was one of those names still floating in the unrestricted free-agent pool that surprised you. He split last season with the Carolina Hurricanes and Los Angeles Kings, amassing 15 goals and 23 assists in 77 games, playing an average of …
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  • Huge if True: How will the Canucks get a scoring winger?

    Huge if True: How will the Canucks get a scoring winger?

    yahoo.com Jul 21 (4 days ago)
    (Getty Images) [Breaking down the plausibility of the week’s biggest rumor.] For some inexplicable reason, the Vancouver Canucks continue to pursue a Jay Feaster-like pursuit of “going for it.” In this case, as in the case of the Calgary Flames several …
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  • The five early off-season moves that will have the biggest impa…

    The five early off-season moves that will have the biggest impact

    thehockeynews.com Jul 19 (6 days ago)
    There’s still nearly three months until the NHL campaign opens, which will leave the league’s 30 teams with ample time to tune and tweak their rosters as opening night approaches. However, a few teams have made big splashes this off-season. Some have go…
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  • Brandon Prust on return: 'Right now, I’d take a job anywhere'

    Brandon Prust on return: 'Right now, I’d take a job anywhere'

    yahoo.com Jul 19 (6 days ago)
    Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Vancouver Canucks wanted to get younger after the All-Star break so that meant goodbye to Brandon Prust and his poor season. Now an unrestricted free agent, Prust is keeping his door wide open. “Right now, I’d take a job a…
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  • Wild try to shame Jordan Schroeder into contract surrender

    Wild try to shame Jordan Schroeder into contract surrender

    yahoo.com Jul 19 (6 days ago)
    Getty Images Jordan Schroeder hasn’t exactly lit the NHL on fire during his four-year career, after being taken 22nd overall in 2009 by the Vancouver Canucks. He has 27 points in 107 games, including four points in 26 games with the Minnesota Wild last …
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  • Sharks re-sign forward Matt Nieto to 1-year contract

    Sharks re-sign forward Matt Nieto to 1-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 18
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks have signed forward Matt Nieto to a one-year contract. The 23-year-old Nieto was a restricted free agent, whose rights were retained by the Sharks last month. He had eight goals and nine assists in 67 ga...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Bruins need to look to free agents for blueline …

    Rumor Roundup: Bruins need to look to free agents for blueline help

    The Boston Bruins efforts to bolster their defense via the trade market hasn’t panned out so far. The asking prices for available blueliners such as St. Louis’ Kevin Shattenkirk, Minnesota’s Matt Dumba and Anaheim’s Cam Fowler are rumored to be expensiv…
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  • Arizona Coyotes re-sign forward Tyler Gaudet

    Arizona Coyotes re-sign forward Tyler Gaudet

    NHL.com Jul 15
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Coyotes re-signed forward Tyler Gaudet to a one-year, two-way contract Friday. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. The 23-year-old Gaudet had a goal and two assists in 14 games for the Coyotes last sea...
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  • Canucks sign forward Michael Carcone to three-year, entry-level…

    Canucks sign forward Michael Carcone to three-year, entry-level contract

    NHL.com Jul 15
    VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks signed forward Michael Carcone to a three-year, entry-level contract on Friday. Carcone appeared in 66 games for the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2015-16, where he tied...
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  • Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?

    Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?

    Four players became first-time captains in the NHL ahead of the 2015-16 season, each to varying degrees of success. In San Jose, Joe Pavelski took over as captain after years of speculation that he was the next in line to wear the ‘C’ for the Sharks. In…
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  • Rangers agree to terms with Jooris, McIlrath, Hughes

    Rangers agree to terms with Jooris, McIlrath, Hughes

    NHL.com Jul 15
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Rangers have agreed to terms with forward Josh Jooris and restricted free agent defencemen Dylan McIlrath and Tommy Hughes. Jooris joins the Rangers from the Calgary Flames. The undrafted 26-year-old out of Union College ...
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  • Coyotes renew deal with ECHL's Rapid City Rush

    Coyotes renew deal with ECHL's Rapid City Rush

    NHL.com Jul 14
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Arizona Coyotes have renewed their affiliation agreement with the ECHL's Rapid City Rush. The Coyotes announced the one-year deal Thursday. "Rapid City is a first class organization and we are looking forward to anoth...
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  • Oilers sign fourth-overall  pick Puljujarvi to entry-level cont…

    Oilers sign fourth-overall pick Puljujarvi to entry-level contract

    NHL.com Jul 13
    EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have signed Jesse Puljujarvi, the fourth-overall pick at the 2016 NHL draft, to a three-year entry level contract. The 18-year-old forward spent last season with the Finish Elite League's Oulu Karpat, recording ...
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  • Penguins bring back Justin Schultz with one-year, $1.4 million …

    Penguins bring back Justin Schultz with one-year, $1.4 million deal

    yahoo.com Jul 13
    AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez Justin Schultz found a home with the Pittsburgh Penguins after being dealt in February from the Edmonton Oilers. On Wednesday, he extended his stay by another year in hopes of winning a second Stanley Cup. The Penguins annou…
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  • Remember this, Ducks fans: Anaheim almost hired Travis Green

    Remember this, Ducks fans: Anaheim almost hired Travis Green

    It may not happen immediately, but at some point Anaheim fans will want to remember this news: Travis Green, who has been pegged as the next in line for an NHL coaching job for a couple years now, could have been the Ducks’ bench boss for 2016-17. In an…
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  • Video - Ducks Edge Avs In Overtime 01:11

    Ducks Edge Avs In Overtime

    Mar 20
    Corey Perry's overtime goal lifted the Ducks past the Avs 3-2.
  • Video - Sharks Skate Past Maple Leafs 00:56

    Sharks Skate Past Maple Leafs

    Mar 19
    The Sharks beat the Maple Leafs 4-1 to snap their two-game losing streak.
  • 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.