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Canada names Sidney Crosby World Cup captain; happy with J-Bo

Canada names Sidney Crosby World Cup captain; happy with J-Bo

thehockeynews.com Updated 9 hours ago
It was the most obvious choice, but there was also a pretty good reason for it. Team Canada named Sidney Crosby captain of the upcoming World Cup of Hockey squad, with Jonathan Toews and Shea Weber earning ‘A’s on their sweaters as alternate captains. S…
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  • Down Goes Brown: Five teams that have had a quiet offseason, an…

    Down Goes Brown: Five teams that have had a quiet offseason, and what it means for 2016-17

    thehockeynews.com Aug 24 (yesterday)
    An NHL offseason can be a funny thing. For some teams, it represents an opportunity to blow everything up real good, hitting the reset button entirely or at the very least radically changing direction. For others, it’s a chance to double down on what’s …
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  • Tom Wilson’s mentors have both taught him and fought him

    Tom Wilson’s mentors have both taught him and fought him

    thehockeynews.com Aug 23 (3 days ago)
    Summertime in the hockey world means foes become friends again. For Washington’s Tom Wilson, it means getting reacquainted with Wayne Simmonds, his on-ice rival from Philadelphia, but also a player who means a lot to the Capitals youngster. “He’s actual…
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  • Michal Neuvirth unveils checkerboard Czech Republic mask for Wo…

    Michal Neuvirth unveils checkerboard Czech Republic mask for World Cup

    thehockeynews.com Aug 22 (3 days ago)
    Michal Neuvirth is going to have to have his work cut out for him when it comes to challenging for the starting gig in the Czech Republic goal at the World Cup, but if he’s hoping to stand out in the crease ahead of Petr Mrazek and Ondrej Pavelec, Neuvi…
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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Philadelphia Flyers

    Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Philadelphia Flyers

    yahoo.com Aug 22 (4 days ago)
    [Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments th…
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  • Weise signed with Flyers due to Hextall’s honesty, opportunity …

    Weise signed with Flyers due to Hextall’s honesty, opportunity to play important role

    Dale Weise may not have set a new career-high in points this past season, but the 28-year-old did notch a career-best 14 goals, had a higher average ice time than any season prior and looked like he could be a constant contributor to a team’s bottom six…
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  • Five notable players who could opt for retirement following the…

    Five notable players who could opt for retirement following the upcoming season

    The rough and tumble ways of the NHL are starting to go by the wayside, but veteran winger Shawn Thornton is sticking around for one more season with the Florida Panthers. But Thornton, 39, admitted that before he signed a one-year contract extension in…
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  • Five 2015 draft picks set to make impactful NHL debuts next sea…

    Five 2015 draft picks set to make impactful NHL debuts next season

    The hype surrounding Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick and first-overall selection Auston Matthews isn’t unwarranted, but sometimes lost in the excitement surround Matthews is the fact that there’s a fair chance he won’t be the rookie that makes the bigges…
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  • So why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    So why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    August marks hockey’s “silly season.” Very little happens. And idle hands are the devils’ playthings, right? Countless blog commenters and Twitter trolls dust off the “Slow news day?” insult whenever we find something to talk about. During the month bef…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Barrie’s signing sees Landeskog, Duchene back in…

    Rumor Roundup: Barrie’s signing sees Landeskog, Duchene back in rumor mill

    On Sunday, the Colorado Avalanche avoided an arbitration-awarded contract with defenseman Tyson Barrie. They re-signed him to a four-year, $22-million deal worth an average annual value of $5.5 million. For several months, Barrie’s contract status with …
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  • Three playoff teams who could miss in 2016-17, and three non-pl…

    Three playoff teams who could miss in 2016-17, and three non-playoff teams who could get in

    Playoff turnover is a hallmark of the NHL’s salary cap era. It’s rare to see a single franchise entrenched in a contending position for decades at a time. The Detroit Red Wings are the remarkable exception. Typically, we see plenty of playoff squads sli…
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  • Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

    Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

    When the NHL announced last fall its seven-year partnership that will see adidas become its official outfitter starting next season, your trusty correspondent asked commissioner Gary Bettman whether the deal would be extended by a year if there were ano…
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  • Flyers’ Brayden Schenn cashes in on big second half, signs four…

    Flyers’ Brayden Schenn cashes in on big second half, signs four-year, $20.5-million deal

    Ahead of their scheduled arbitration date with Brayden Schenn, the Philadelphia Flyers were seeking to lock the 24-year-old up to a two-year deal worth slightly more than $4.3 million per season. Schenn’s request was a one-year deal worth $5.5 million. …
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  • Good news for Flyers: Giroux returns to training ahead of sched…

    Good news for Flyers: Giroux returns to training ahead of schedule after hip surgery

    The Flyers didn’t make a big splash in free agency, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t positive news coming out of Philadelphia. After going under the knife in mid-May to repair a sports hernia and a hip injury, Flyers star center Claude Giroux is ahead …
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  • Five salary arbitrations to keep an eye on as NHLPA announces h…

    Five salary arbitrations to keep an eye on as NHLPA announces hearing dates

    Free agency is well under way but the opportunity to negotiate a new deal has led a number of restricted free agents to salary arbitration. The NHLPA announced the dates for the 24 arbitration hearings that are slated to take place between July 20 and A…
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  • Medvedev heads back to KHL, signs two-year deal

    Medvedev heads back to KHL, signs two-year deal

    Five months after saying he’d like to continue his hockey career in the NHL, Evgeny Medvedev has signed a two-year deal to return to the KHL. The 6-foot-3, 198-pound defenseman has signed with Avangard Omsk, the club announced. The 33-year-old signed a …
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  • Red Wings will take Mrazek to arbitration, close to a deal for …

    Red Wings will take Mrazek to arbitration, close to a deal for DeKeyser

    The most notable exclusion from the 24 players who filed for salary arbitration Tuesday was Petr Mrazek, but that doesn’t mean the Detroit Red Wings goaltender won’t be included in the process. Sources have told thn.com that the Red Wings will take Mraz…
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  • Here are the top 10 candidates for salary arbitration this summ…

    Here are the top 10 candidates for salary arbitration this summer

    It’s early July, so obviously there’s another important day coming up on the hockey calendar. Coming up next: the deadline for restricted free agents to file for arbitration, which is on the docket for Tuesday. This will likely be a procedural day for m…
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  • Here are the need-to-know picks from the CHL Import Draft

    Here are the need-to-know picks from the CHL Import Draft

    The CHL Import Draft establishes major junior rights for European players and it’s never a dull process. Because the kids picked are under no pressure to come over here, it’s never just a matter of Best Player Available. And since junior teams all have …
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  • Eric Lindros finally elected to Hall of Fame, along with Sergei…

    Eric Lindros finally elected to Hall of Fame, along with Sergei Makarov, Rogie Vachon, and Pat Quinn

    At last, Eric Lindros is a Hall of Famer. ‘The Big E’, the bruising power forward who, when healthy, dominated the game for periods in the 1990s with the Philadelphia Flyers, was officially elected as part of the 2016 Hockey Hall of Fame class announced…
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  • Ford: Flyers still seeking Bernie Parent's replacement

    Ford: Flyers still seeking Bernie Parent's replacement

    philly.com Jun 27
    Bernie Parent. In some ways, that is where every look at Flyers history should start, and where every attempt by the team to make more history often dead-ends.
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  • The 10 most awkward 2016 NHL Draft rookie photos (Gallery)

    The 10 most awkward 2016 NHL Draft rookie photos (Gallery)

    yahoo.com Jun 26
    BUFFALO, NY – One of our favorite moments of the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo was when the Philadelphia Flyers announced they were taking “Daniel Bernhardt” when they meant “David Bernhardt” and then someone at their draft table said “my bad” afterwards. B…
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  • Video - Senators Edge Flyers In Shootout 01:05

    Senators Edge Flyers In Shootout

    Mar 15
    Bobby Ryan's goal in the shootout was the difference in the Senators' 2-1 win over the Flyers.
  • 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 - Blues Blank Flyers In Shootout 00:24

    Blues Blank Flyers In Shootout

    Mar 12
    T.J. Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko each scored in the shootout to give St. Louis a 1-0 win over Philadelphia.
  • Video - Flyers Come Back To Beat Blues 00:55

    Flyers Come Back To Beat Blues

    Mar 5
    The Flyers scored three goals in the third period to rally past the Blues.