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Puck Daddy's Unofficial 2016 NHL Draft Drinking Game

Puck Daddy's Unofficial 2016 NHL Draft Drinking Game

yahoo.com Updated Jun 24 (3 days ago)
There is little drama surrounding the top three picks as the NHL Draft opens up Friday with Round 1. Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi are expected to go to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets and Columbus Blues Jackets, respectively…
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  • Winnipeg Jets add young defensive talent on second day of NHL d…

    Winnipeg Jets add young defensive talent on second day of NHL draft

    NHL.com Jun 25 (yesterday)
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Winnipeg Jets loaded up on some young defence on Day 2 of the NHL draft Saturday. The Jets selected Saint John defenceman Luke Green (third round, No. 79) and Swedish defenceman Jacob Cederholm (fourth round, No. 97) as we...
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  • Winnepeg Jets T-shirt made by company licensed to sell NHL stoc…

    Winnepeg Jets T-shirt made by company licensed to sell NHL stock shocker for fan

    NHL.com Jun 23 (4 days ago)
    KELOWNA, B.C. - A life-long Winnipeg Jets fan was shocked to learn she'd bought a T-shirt with the city's name misspelled as Winnepeg. Thirty-three-year-old Heather Prevalnig says she paid $30 for the T-shirt at a Winnipeg airport store on he...
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  • Jets sign Hutchinson to two-year deal, enter season with compet…

    Jets sign Hutchinson to two-year deal, enter season with competition in goal

    thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Jun 21 (6 days ago)
    For Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff’s, it appears the more netminders his team has to work with, the merrier. The Jets announced Tuesday that they have signed Michael Hutchinson, 26, to a two-year deal worth $1.15 million per season. The contract co…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Tyson Barrie staying put in Colorado, GM Joe Sak…

    Rumor Roundup: Tyson Barrie staying put in Colorado, GM Joe Sakic says

    In recent weeks, Colorado Avalanche restricted free agent defenseman Tyson Barrie was a hot topic in the trade rumor mill. But according to Avalanche GM Joe Sakic, the 24-year-old blueliner isn’t going anywhere. The Denver Post’s Mike Chambers reports S…
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  • European teams form alliance to get a seat at the table with th…

    European teams form alliance to get a seat at the table with the big boys

    When Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi are drafted into the NHL a week from now, their teams in the Finnish Elite League will receive a one-time payment of about $240,000. Assuming each player earns $50 million over the course of his NHL career – which …
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  • Jets GM Cheveldayoff ‘not trying to trade’ defenseman Jacob Tro…

    Jets GM Cheveldayoff ‘not trying to trade’ defenseman Jacob Trouba

    The Winnipeg Jets enter the off-season in an interesting place. After a post-season appearance in 2014-15, the Jets struggled in the tough Central Division in 2015-16 and wound up with the second-overall pick in the upcoming draft. But sometimes lost in…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Bruins looking to improve defense through trades

    Rumor Roundup: Bruins looking to improve defense through trades

    With the NHL draft and free agency fast approaching, speculation persists in the Boston media over what Bruins GM Don Sweeney will do to bolster his D-corps. CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty reports free agency isn’t Sweeney’s preferred route this summer. Howev…
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  • Jesse Puljujarvi will not be quiet any longer

    Jesse Puljujarvi will not be quiet any longer

    BUFFALO – The main attraction at today’s draft combine access was top-rated Auston Matthews, as it probably should be. But for the few reporters who went to Jesse Puljujarvi first, a new personality could be seen. Puljujarvi, it seems, won’t be taking a…
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  • Jets defenseman Grant Clitsome forced to retire at 31 due to ba…

    Jets defenseman Grant Clitsome forced to retire at 31 due to back injury

    Winnipeg Jets defenseman Grant Clitsome last suited up on Jan. 3, 2015, against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Little did he know it would be the last time ever that he would do so. Following that contest, a 5-1 Jets victory in which Clitsome would skate 20-p…
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  • Jets defenceman Grant Clitsome retires, missed last season due …

    Jets defenceman Grant Clitsome retires, missed last season due to back injury

    NHL.com Jun 1
    WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Jets defenceman Grant Clitsome has announced his retirement. Clitsome said in a statement posted Wednesday on the Jets' website that a back injury has forced him out of the game. The 31-year-old Ottawa native last playe...
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  • Longtime Jets assistant Pascal Vincent named coach of the Manit…

    Longtime Jets assistant Pascal Vincent named coach of the Manitoba Moose

    Pascal Vincent has been a mainstay of the Jets since the franchise moved to Winnipeg from Atlanta, and now the 44-year-old Quebec native is turning his assistant coaching gig with the Jets into a spot as the bench boss for the Manitoba Moose. The Jets a…
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  • More Patrik Laine! Finland gives us what we want with World Cup…

    More Patrik Laine! Finland gives us what we want with World Cup roster

    Given how important the youth have been to Finland this year, it’s probably not a shocker that the final seven roster spots for the nation’s World Cup of Hockey team skew young. But it is nice to see the kids rewarded. Leading the way is everyone’s favo…
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  • Mitch Marner is destroying the Memorial Cup, so what can we exp…

    Mitch Marner is destroying the Memorial Cup, so what can we expect from him next season?

    The London Knights are steamrolling the competition at the Memorial Cup and Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Mitch Marner is leading the way, just as he did in the OHL playoffs. All told, the right winger has 57 points in his past 21 games (13 in three Memo…
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  • Manitoba singer brings new life to beloved, old hockey songs

    Manitoba singer brings new life to beloved, old hockey songs

    By Michael Fletcher Juno-nominated singer-songwriter Del Barber grew up in southern Manitoba, so of course the Winnipeg Jets and hockey meant everything to him. His fourth album, The Puck Drops Here, is a collection of songs inspired by his love of hock…
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  • Super teen Patrik Laine hobbled in World Championship by ‘garba…

    Super teen Patrik Laine hobbled in World Championship by ‘garbage play’

    To these eyes, it was difficult to determine exactly what Corey Perry’s level of intent was when he clipped Patrik Laine of Finland with his left leg when he was coming off for a line change in today’s World Championship game. So I will defer to the obs…
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  • Winnipeg Jets donating $100,000 to relief efforts in Fort McMur…

    Winnipeg Jets donating $100,000 to relief efforts in Fort McMurray

    NHL.com May 6
    WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets announced Friday that they are donated $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alta. Wildfires have forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 residents. The Canadian Red Cr...
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  • Down Goes Brown: Five games that could have changed the 2016 dr…

    Down Goes Brown: Five games that could have changed the 2016 draft lottery results

    Back in March, we took a look back at five forgotten games from NHL history that, in hindsight, changed the results of a draft lottery. It was a reminder of just how close we came to Patrick Kane as an Oiler, or Vincent Lecavalier as a Canuck. It was me…
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  • Patrik Laine gives Winnipeg the best problem in all of hockey

    Patrik Laine gives Winnipeg the best problem in all of hockey

    Must be horrible to be Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff right now. After all, his team moved up to second from sixth in the draft order thanks to this weekend’s lottery, enabling the team to pick Patrik Laine or Jesse Puljujarvi this summer. But the …
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  • Last-place Leafs win NHL draft lottery; Jets No. 2

    Last-place Leafs win NHL draft lottery; Jets No. 2

    Last-place Leafs win NHL draft lottery; Jets No. 2
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  • Maple Leafs, Jets and Blue Jackets earn top spots in new NHL Dr…

    Maple Leafs, Jets and Blue Jackets earn top spots in new NHL Draft Lottery

    yahoo.com Apr 30
    Worst season of THE BACHELORETTE ever #NHLDraftLottery pic.twitter.com/tFY6KUcval— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) May 1, 2016 None of the Canadian teams made it into the playoffs, but in the end, Canada still won. The Toronto Maple Leafs had the highest od…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Expect changes in Boston as Bruins seek quick tu…

    Rumor Roundup: Expect changes in Boston as Bruins seek quick turnaround

    After missing the playoffs last season for the first since since 2006-07, the Boston Bruins shook up their management and roster. Having missed the postseason in consecutive years (also for the first time since ’07), more changes are expected. It was as…
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  • Prospect Need to Know: Georgetown’s hidden gem

    Prospect Need to Know: Georgetown’s hidden gem

    All hail the Frozen Four champs from North Dakota. The Fighting Hawks stomped all over Quinnipiac in the final and while Vancouver pick Brock Boeser has confirmed his return for another campaign, several free agents are drumming up interest now. Boeser’…
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  • Coach Maurice warns of more pain ahead as Jets continue youth m…

    Coach Maurice warns of more pain ahead as Jets continue youth movement

    NHL.com Apr 11
    WINNIPEG - Head coach Paul Maurice says there could be more pain ahead as the Winnipeg Jets continue their youth movement. Maurice spoke to the media as the Jets cleaned out their lockers after a disappointing season that saw them miss the pl...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Subban’s name back in rumor mill, coaching chang…

    Rumor Roundup: Subban’s name back in rumor mill, coaching changes expected

    With the NHL regular season completed, the fate of several coaches whose clubs failed to reach the playoffs is a hot topic of discussion. Much of the focus is upon Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins. Since joining the Bruins in 2007-08, Julien’s guided …
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  • Getting To Know: Jets center Mathieu Perreault

    Getting To Know: Jets center Mathieu Perreault

    Status: Winnipeg Jets center. Ht: 5-10 Wt: 188 pounds DOB: January 5, 1988 In: Drummondville, Que. First Hockey Memory: “You’re taking me back a long time ago [smiles]. I started skating at four years old and I had an older brother (Danny) fourteen mont…
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  • Video - Jets Win In Shootout 01:01

    Jets Win In Shootout

    Mar 19
    Andrew Ladd's shootout goal lifted the Jets past the Blues 2-1.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 10:33

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 10
    Jim Basquil and Scott Burnside look ahead to the final month of the regular season, the tight playoff race in the Pacific division and, with Mark Giordano out for the season, the new front-runner for the Norris Trophy.
  • Video - One Month Left In NHL Regular Season 03:54

    One Month Left In NHL Regular Season

    Mar 10
    With one month left in the regular season, the Central Division could see five teams make the playoffs for the second season in a row.
  • Video - Long-Distance Goal Lifts Blues 01:00

    Long-Distance Goal Lifts Blues

    Mar 10
    Barret Jackman scored from center ice to lift the Blues past the Jets 5-4.