Month: June 2020

For years, the NHL draft hasn’t made much sense. It’s something that got made up, or was copied from other professional leagues, when NHL owners wanted an artificial means of controlling prospects and costs. Over the years, people have come to believe in the fairy tale that the draft is about fairness of competition, about
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The Canadian Hockey League (CHL) is set this week for another Import Draft. It is an opportunity for young import players to come to the CHL and experience the North American style of hockey, while also heightening their exposure to scouts and potential NHL teams. Here is a look at five successful NHLers who were
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6:30 PM ET New York Rangers star Artemi Panarin said that if the NHL and the NHLPA can’t agree on a fix for the league’s financial system, then players should not report to training camps this summer. “For nearly two decades, the players have protected the owners’ income with escrow, including throughout this pandemic crisis,
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8:43 PM ET The NHL and the players are closing in on a new collective bargaining agreement that includes remedies for the league’s revenue losses due to the COVID-19 shutdown, sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday. One source indicated that a memorandum of understanding could be announced “as early as Sunday.” But that timing was
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On June 26, 2019, Roberto Luongo announced that he was closing the curtain on his legendary 19-season National Hockey League career, and what a career it was. He leaves the game with 489 wins, which ranks him third amongst all goaltenders behind only Patrick Roy and Martin Brodeur. If he played the 2019-20 season, he
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10:20 PM ET Associated Press Alexis Lafreniere was supposed to walk on stage Friday night in Montreal as the top pick in the NHL draft. After the COVID-19 pandemic paused the hockey season and postponed that possibility, Lafreniere was supposed to find out Friday night where he’d be going when the league held its draft
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