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RENOUS, N.B. — A tiny New Brunswick community, known mainly for its federal maximum-security prison, has been transformed into Hockeyville in celebration of the game — and in memory of a young player who died too soon.
With a p...

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Author: The Canadian Press
Posted: September 18, 2019, 12:10 am

ARLINGTON, Va. — Connor McMichael in his NHL exhibition debut made a no-look pass to set up a goal that junior coach Dale Hunter knows was no accident.
"He knew that guy had an empty net backdoor," Hunter said. "You can't teach that. That's a feeling o...

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Author: The Canadian Press
Posted: September 17, 2019, 11:55 pm

Last season was undoubtedly a nightmare for the New Jersey Devils across the board. Offense, goaltending, and defense need to be better for them to have a successful season. Adding players like Jack Hughes and Nikita Gusev should help clear up the scoring problems and in goal, Mackenzie Blackwood is expected to take the next […]

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Author: Dan Rice
Posted: September 17, 2019, 11:40 pm

In year number two of head coach Barry Trotz on Long Island, the New York Islanders have high expectations after reaching the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs a season ago. They have completely moved on from the loss of their captain, John Tavares, and surprised the NHL with their sweep over the Pittsburgh […]

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Author: Matt Rothman
Posted: September 17, 2019, 9:45 pm

Injuries are a fact of life in professional sports. They close doors for some, but they open doors for others. While the 2019-20 Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t dealing with any serious ailments as the Oct. 2 season opener against the Ottawa Senators draws near, the ones they do have will have an impact on the […]

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Author: Brenton Kemp
Posted: September 17, 2019, 8:55 pm

On May 2, 2012, the Montreal Canadiens announced that former NHL defenseman Marc Bergevin would be serving as the team’s new general manager. The announcement came a month after the firing of former GM Pierre Gauthier when the Canadiens finished last in the Eastern Conference. Before Bergevin Served the Canadiens Before becoming a part of […]

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Author: Peter Kapelanski
Posted: September 17, 2019, 8:12 pm

The Washington Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin is this generation’s greatest goal-scorer, and up on the Mt. Rushmore of all-time snipers. He has 646 goals since entering the NHL in 2005-06, 210 more than Sidney Crosby, who’s next on the list. But it was an assist that earned Ovechkin his latest milestone. With a helper on T.J. […]

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Author: THW Archives
Posted: September 17, 2019, 8:06 pm

French forward Betty Jouanny is in a good place right now, though that wasn’t always the case. She has gotten a fresh start in her SDHL career by joining a new club. This will be Jouanny’s seventh season in the league but her first with Leksands IF. She feels welcomed with her new squad and […]

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Author: Nathaniel Oliver
Posted: September 17, 2019, 6:30 pm