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It was recently revealed that veteran defenseman Trevor Daley has asked general manager Steve Yzerman for a trade from the Detroit Red Wings. (from ‘Report: Trevor Daley open to trade to Stanley Cup contender,’ Detroit News, 01/23/2020) Given the team’s current spot in the standings, Daley would like to finish out the season with a […]

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Author: Devin Little
Posted: January 24, 2020, 10:00 pm

ST. LOUIS — Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews has been playing with a bum wrist. Judging by his offensive output, it’s hard to tell. The 22-year-old is tied for second in the NHL with 34 goals this season to match his jersey number, with eight coming in his last nine games. Matthews worked to rehab the […]

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Author: The Canadian Press
Posted: January 24, 2020, 8:45 pm

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Carolina Hurricanes are closely watching the Chicago Blackhawks, the Boston Bruins are rumored to be contemplating a big trade and there are updates from Pierre LeBrun on all 31 NHL teams heading into the deadline. Hurricanes Watching and Waiting on the Blackhawks According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, […]

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Author: Jim Parsons
Posted: January 24, 2020, 6:40 pm

Six weeks ago, the Tampa Bay Lightning were 15 points behind the Boston Bruins in the Atlantic Division standings. As the teams head into the All-Star weekend, things have changed and fast. What once seemed like a large enough lead that Tampa Bay was fighting for a wild card berth, the Lightning are now eight […]

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Author: Scott Roche
Posted: January 24, 2020, 6:25 pm

Sweden has produced some very talented hockey players over the years. The country is stocked with world-class-skating forwards and talent-rich defensemen. Arguably the most famous of them all include Mats Sundin, Niklas Lidstrom, the Sedin brothers–Henrik and Daniel, Henrik Zetterberg, Daniel Alfredsson and Peter Forsberg. The Buffalo Sabres (6), Toronto Maple Leafs (6), Columbus Blue […]

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Author: Jeff Seide
Posted: January 24, 2020, 3:51 pm

Prospects can make or break an NHL organization. Properly scouting, drafting and developing players can set up a team for a decade of success. Trading off those pieces and draft picks for an immediate fix may help that season, even the next one, but it will hurt the franchise in the long run. Every NHL […]

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Author: Josh Bell
Posted: January 24, 2020, 2:55 pm

When rugged defenseman Jim Schoenfeld broke into the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres during the 1972-73 season, you would have been hard-pressed to find a tougher hockey player. A 20-year-old, fiery redhead who was larger than most of his contemporaries at 6-foot-2 and over 200 pounds. With a mane of sweat-laden hair that touched upon […]

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Author: Nathaniel Oliver
Posted: January 24, 2020, 2:43 pm

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is detailing in a documentary his recovery and rehab process from the major knee injury he sustained last season. ‘Connor McDavid: Whatever It Takes’ will air on Sportsnet on Friday night after the NHL all-star skills competition. The documentary, made by longtime Oilers filmmaker Don Metz, details McDavid’s decision not to have surgery on his badly injured […]

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Author: The Canadian Press
Posted: January 24, 2020, 1:50 pm