Month: September 2019

Sep 28, 2019 Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Canucks right winger Brock Boeser returned to practice Saturday less than a week after suffering a concussion. He wore a noncontact jersey and spent about a half hour participating in drills and skating on the first power-play unit. Boeser was placed in the concussion protocol after
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With the first puck drop of the 2019-20 season quickly approaching, general manager Rob Blake and the Los Angeles Kings will soon begin the process of rebuilding. The franchise’s schedule consists of 41 home games for Staples Center’s 20th anniversary season, 15 back-to-back matchups and an enthusiastic contest at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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Adding dynamic puck-moving defenceman Cale Makar to the high-octane Colorado Avalanche last season was like tweaking the engine of an Indy race car. When something already moves that fast, it’s difficult to notice any difference. But Makar noticed the difference in how fast he had to move, especially when he was moving up ice with
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With the Edmonton Oilers pre-season schedule officially over, the time for Ken Holland and Dave Tippett to decide who will be part of the equation in Wednesday’s season opener has arrived. Chances are both will lean towards a more experienced lineup but lets us hope that won’t be deciding factor in determining who ultimately makes
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1:53 PM ET Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Jordan Staal has been picked as the captain of the Carolina Hurricanes. The team announced Staal’s selection Sunday before its exhibition game against Washington, adding that forward Jordan Martinook and defenseman Jaccob Slavin will be the alternates. Staal shared the captaincy with since-traded defenseman Justin Faulk two
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10:36 PM ET Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby left the Pittsburgh Penguins‘ preseason finale against the Buffalo Sabres in the first period Saturday after taking a shot off his skate. Hit by a shot from Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella, Crosby played on for 6 minutes, 42 seconds before leaving. Pittsburgh forward Bryan Rust left
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By The Canadian Press September 28th, 2019 WINNIPEG ’ The Winnipeg Jets have solidified their roster in time for the regular season by re-signing their last key restricted free agent. The Jets announced on Saturday that they have signed forward Kyle Connor to a seven-year, $50-million deal ’ one day after inking fellow RFA Patrik Laine to a new contract.   Connors’ deal
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Sep 27, 2019 The Winnipeg Jets and right winger Patrik Laine have agreed to a two-year, $13.5 million contract, the team announced. Laine, who was a restricted free agent, was on pace for superstardom and a huge payday after two seasons in the league. But last season raised some questions. The 21-year-old had 36 goals
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Wolves coach Rocky Thompson tells his players if they concern themselves with the present, future opportunities will come their way. They can’t focus their energy on the NHL, just the present and getting better if and when they get called to the next level. That also holds for Thompson himself. “I approach it the same.
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