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The Dallas Stars fire head coach Jim Montgomery Sean Shapiro: “The Dallas Stars expect all of our employees to act with integrity and exhibit professional behavior while working for and representing our organization. This decision was made due to unprofessional conduct inconsistent with the core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National
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4:40 PM ET PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The NHL’s cautious optimism about the next World Cup of Hockey arriving in February 2021 has turned into absolute fatalism. Commissioner Gary Bettman said there will not be a World Cup held 14 months from now, despite deputy commissioner Bill Daly’s speculation during the offseason that the sequel
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10:09 PM ET PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The NHL will create a platform for whistleblowers and an annual training program on diversity and inclusion in response to recent abuse scandals in its coaching community, commissioner Gary Bettman announced at the league’s Board of Governors meeting in Pebble Beach on Monday. “Our message is unequivocal: We
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Evgeni Malkin steamrolling NHL in Sidney Crosby’s absence Perhaps no team has dealt with injuries to the extent of the Pittsburgh Penguins. From Kris Letang and Justin Schultz to Patric Hornqvist and Nick Bjugstad, one Penguins player after another has been forced out of the lineup. It’s okay, though, because they have Sidney Crosby and
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2:21 PM ET Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. — Nicklas Backstrom had a smile on his face and no concerns about missing another game. “I’m good to go,” Backstrom said. “It’s like that guy in ‘Mighty Ducks.’ I woke up, no pain.” Backstrom was referring to the fictional Adam Banks character who returned from a wrist
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2:00 PM ET As follow up to last week’s Black Friday-inspired view of potential steals on the fantasy trade market, here’s a complementary round-up of overachieving assets to deal away in the here and now. As always, expect to see some prominent names on this list. One key to fantasy success is knowing when to
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7:00 AM ET Coaches kicking their players in the back, or punching them in the head, is unacceptable. That’s a given, right? That a superior assaulting a subordinate is wrong? That these power dynamics discourage any pushback, because the victim risks a reduction in playing time, outright removal from the team or escalating physical and
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7:15 PM ET Forward Gabriel Landeskog will return from a lower-body injury Thursday night when the Colorado Avalanche take on the Montreal Canadiens. Landeskog, 27, Colorado’s captain who missed 16 games, confirmed coach Jared Bednar’s decision before pregame warm-ups at Bell Centre. Throughout the course of the injury, the team was vague about details. Landeskog
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4:53 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames have a deal for a new downtown arena, a 35-year agreement that keeps the NHL club in the city for that time. The team, the city and the Calgary Stampede rodeo signed an agreement Thursday to replace the 36-year-old Scotiabank Saddledome. The new 19,000-seat
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5:18 PM ET Associated Press WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Winnipeg Jets claimed center Nick Shore off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. Shore had two goals and an assist in 21 games for the Maple Leafs this season. The 27-year-old former University of Denver player signed with Toronto in the summer after spending
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