Islanders facing tough decision with Okposo

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The New York Islanders find themselves at an interesting crossroads. Finally, after years of ineptitude, the Islanders find themselves in a position where they could be a contender over the next several years thanks to a ton of young, exciting talent and finally having the supplementary pieces in place. The thing about building a contender, however, is that it doesn’t ...

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Russians leave ice as Canadian anthem plays


The IIHF World Championships finished up yesterday, with Canada facing off against the Russian contingent. The Canadians were far more star-studded this year than in years past, including arguably the NHL’s best player in Sidney Crosby. The Canadians trounced the Russians 6-1 and after the game, the Russians decided that they had no need to stand there and listen to ...

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Report: Patrick Kane meets with investigators over rape allegations

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Patrick Kane has met with investigators as part of their rape allegations against the Chicago Blackhawks star, reports The Buffalo News. According to the newspaper, Kane met with an investigator from the Erie County District Attorney’s Office and a detective from the Hamburg (New York) Police Department. According to the News, the case is being jointly investigated by both the Erie County DA’s office and the ...

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Top 5 Vezina Trophy candidates

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We’ll take a look at all of the NHL’s major awards and look at who the contenders will be in 2015-16, starting today with the Vezina Trophy for the league’s top netminder. Like Major League Baseball’s Cy Young award, winning the Vezina is a difficult task partially because it’s not all about how you as a goaltender perform. Get stuck ...

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Las Vegas, Quebec move to Phase III of expansion

Gary Bettman

It seems as though the NHL is one step closer to expansion with both Las Vegas and Quebec City moving into Phase III of the NHL’s expansion process. Quebecor, the group bidding for expansion, announced the news on Twitter and NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed it to Yahoo Sports. Phase II reportedly began on Aug. 5. This is what ...

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Los Angeles Kings sign Christian Ehrhoff

Mar 19, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff (10) skates against the Dallas Stars during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Penguins 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

As the good teams often do, it seems like the Los Angeles Kings may have found a bargain. On Sunday, the Kings agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent defenseman Christian Ehrhoff. The two sides inked a one-year, $1.5 million contract to bring the 33-year-old Ehrhoff into the mix in Southern California. This comes after it seemed likely he would ...

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Was the 1999 NHL Draft the worst in history?


Every June, the NHL Draft is a time when struggling franchises pin their hopes on the next great thing while the contenders look to stock the cupboard with pieces that will keep them in power for years to come. Some drafts – 2003 comes to mind – have been ridiculously stacked, with seemingly every team finding value in the first ...

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Alex Ovechkin says he will play in 2018 Olympics

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

It’s widely thought that the ultimate goal for hockey players is the Stanley Cup. If you asked every North American player in the NHL whether they would lift Lord Stanley’s chalice or win a gold medal for their home country, the majority would likely say they’d rather with the Cup. The same, however, might not be said of every non-North ...

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Daniel Briere retires

Daniel Briere

Danny Briere called it a career on Monday at the age of 37, playing 17 years and 973 games in the NHL for the Phoenix Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche. “After taking a few weeks to think about it, it’s time to hang them up and spend a little more time at home with the ...

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Adidas wins NHL jersey rights


Move over, RBK. There’s a new logo in town. Beginning with the 2017-18 season, the NHL will have a new logo for the first time 2007, moving over to the Adidas brand. Reebok, the company who has produced NHL jerseys since the 2005-06 season, is actually owned by Adidas. Sound confusing? It is. It is likely that the new partnership ...

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