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Fear gripped every St. Louis Blues fan, and indeed the entire hockey community, as news spread that veteran defenseman Jay Bouwmeester had collapsed on the bench in a game last Tuesday night against the Anaheim Ducks. When it became clear that paramedics on the scene had brought him back from the brink, fear became panic,
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Amid the buzz of the playoff hunt and impending trade deadline, the Toronto Maple Leafs are making moves behind the scenes. Most notably, they’re reportedly inching towards a long-term contract extension with defenceman Jake Muzzin. Jake Muzzin’s rumoured contract extension may force moves elsewhere. (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Muzzin and
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The 2008 NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa will always be notable as the draft which produced generational player Steven Stamkos. It is also notable for the number of defensemen drafted in the first round (12), including current high-calibre blueliners Drew Doughty, Alex Pietrangelo, Luke Schenn, Tyler Myers, Erik Karlsson, Jake Gardiner, Michael Del Zotto, and
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It might not feel like it for most New Jersey Devils fans, but Feb. 4, 2020, marked the 10-year anniversary for the team acquiring Ilya Kovalchuk in a blockbuster trade with the then-Atlanta Thrashers. Ilya Kovalchuk (left) (Icon SMI) While most Devils fans are still upset about Kovalchuk’s early departure from New Jersey and the
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The American Hockey League’s Central Division has two teams pulling away from the pack while the remaining six teams battle it out for two playoff spots. After another busy week, the top players in the division came together at the AHL All-Star Classic and nearly won it all. Admirals Keep on Trucking The Milwaukee Admirals
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Since the collapse of the Montreal Canadiens’ 2017-18 NHL season, general manager (GM) Marc Bergevin has been working on a retool. The Canadiens have focused on building a younger, faster team that frames better in an NHL that has been trending in that direction for several seasons. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin (THE CANADIAN
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On the walls of a small house in Landrienne, Quebec, a tiny rural community in the Abitibi region 645 kilometers north of Montreal, hung three pictures: one of Pope Pius XII, one of Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis and the other of Maurice “The Rocket” Richard. These iconic personalities not only represented the main areas of
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It’s time for the final piece of the Colorado Avalanche All-Decade team – the forwards. In some ways, this is the most difficult compilation. The past decade saw the Avalanche move away from wily veterans who played during the team’s Stanley Cup days, to forwards who slogged through the mid-decade turbulence, onto those who are
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Although just one point separates the Vancouver Canucks from the four-way tie mayhem between the Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Vegas Golden Knights, and Arizona Coyotes for second place in the Pacific Division, the view from atop must look pretty sweet. It’s been eight years since Vancouver last led their division going into the All-Star break,
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As we have moved past the halfway point of the 2019-20 season, the top two teams in the American Hockey League’s Central Division have comfortable leads when it comes to a postseason spot. The remaining six teams are just separated by seven points as they duke it out for the final two Calder Cup playoff
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