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The New Jersey Devils have hired Lindy Ruff as their new head coach, as per NHL.com’s Kevin Weekes. Ruff, 60, has served as an assistant coach with the New York Rangers since the 2017-18 season. He will cross the Hudson River to take on his first head coaching gig since 2017. Ruff will bring 1493 […]

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Author: Declan Schroeder
Posted: July 8, 2020, 11:15 pm

The 2010s were an interesting decade for the Calgary Flames. For the most part, their first-round picks did not pan out as they had hoped. Usually, this would result in a very unsuccessful franchise. However, thanks to some great picks in the later rounds, they have made the playoffs in four of the last six […]

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Author: Colton Pankiw
Posted: July 8, 2020, 8:25 pm

As we inch closer to the qualifying rounds, teams are preparing for Aug. 1. While we’re still in the midst of a pandemic, the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto offer reassurance that the players will be in a safe environment where cases are on the decline. With everyone’s safety in mind, fans are hoping […]

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Author: Peter Baracchini
Posted: July 8, 2020, 8:10 pm

As good as the Toronto Maple Leafs have been recently, it’s been 51 years since they last won the Stanley Cup, longer than any other team. They are also second to the Florida Panthers in that they haven’t won a playoff series in 14 years. With a young, talented roster, is this the season? Related: […]

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Author: The Old Prof
Posted: July 8, 2020, 7:10 pm

Growing up in the 1970’s as a hockey fan in Los Angeles, I was intimately familiar with three things very few Angelenos had even a remote grasp upon: 1) Los Angeles had an NHL hockey team, 2) said hockey team was named the Kings, and 3) the Triple Crown Line was bitchin’, man. Thirty years […]

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Author: THW Archives
Posted: July 8, 2020, 6:19 pm

There are many skills that a hockey player can have to make them an asset in the NHL. But you cannot win games without the puck hitting the back of the net, so there’s a reason that goal scorers have almost always been the most celebrated superstars during every era. In this article, we will […]

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Author: Stephen Ground
Posted: July 8, 2020, 5:31 pm

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, Chris Tanev talks about wanting to play alongside Quinn Hughes, while there’s talk about Hughes and Elias Pettersson extension. Meanwhile, the Vegas Golden Knights could be seeking a backup goalie. Where will they find one? For both the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers, they could be without two key […]

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Author: Jim Parsons
Posted: July 8, 2020, 4:40 pm

The hockey world is anxiously waiting for any news about when the 2020-21 season might start for the various leagues around the world. For the QMJHL’s Gatineau Olympiques in particular, the excitement is sky-high. Despite finishing 16th in the league in 2019-20, the team has a number of young, exciting players either returning or that […]

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Author: Josh Bell
Posted: July 8, 2020, 3:20 pm