Month: September 2020

Chris Cuthbert called the last NHL regular-season game prior to the pandemic-induced pause. It was a March 11 game featuring the Ottawa Senators against the Los Angeles Kings, with a Staples Center lightly attended and fans rightly skittish about the spread of the coronavirus. “We found out about the NBA had postponed the rest of
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Although the Toronto Maple Leafs don’t have the prospect pool that they used to, they still have some really solid options that will look to make an impact in the lineup soon. Having one of the best developmental programs in the entire NHL has allowed them to develop prospects with more efficiency and that has
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EDMONTON—While the New York Islanders were celebrating Brock Nelson scoring the first goal of the game, Tampa Bay Lightning centre Yanni Gourde was steaming about giving it up. Coach Jon Cooper decided to keep him on the ice for some redemption. “I’m not really happy out there after that goal,” Gourde said. “I’m like, ‘Let’s
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One of the Carolina Hurricanes’ biggest strengths lies within their defense. Their squad is stacked on the back end and will be for years to come. Yet, quality depth scoring on offense was a shortcoming last season. With such a good core of defenders, should the club subtract from defense to address their lack of
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In today’s Montreal Canadiens News and Rumors rundown, there’s news on American Hockey League (AHL) players loaned to European leagues, general manager Marc Bergevin making trades to add depth, what will Ryan Poehling do to take his next developmental steps and a plethora of trade rumours. European Loans Hayden Verbeek — who was signed as
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Much consideration has been given to the legacy of Jonathan Toews, long-time captain of the Chicago Blackhawks. Now heading into his 14th NHL season, Toews has seen an incredible amount of success. But he’s also 32 years old, and many feel his inevitable decline has already begun. So what can we currently infer about the
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