The National Hockey League has witnessed a number of sensational rookie campaigns throughout its storied history and this trend is set to continue. With the next squad of exceptional young stars, the NHL is stronger than ever in terms of elite young talent. However, despite the incredible skills of these players, it is highly unlikely that any
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The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Adam Cracknell to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2020-21 season. Entering his 15th pro season, Cracknell has played 530 regular-season games in the AHL with Omaha, Quad City, Peoria, Chicago, Springfield, Hartford, Laval, Toronto and San Diego, totaling 144 goals and 165 assists for 309 points. He established
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8:01 PM ET Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon has won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, the NHL announced Friday. The award goes to “the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.” MacKinnon had a career-low 12 penalty minutes during the regular
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The Edmonton Oilers have not made the playoffs since the 2016-17 season. Prior to that they had not made the playoffs since 2005-06 season when they lost in the Stanley Cup Final to the Carolina Hurricanes. This is a stark contrast to when the team was winning five Stanley Cups from the 1983-84 season to
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Occasionally I will be asked for my thoughts as to whether hitting (bodychecking) should be allowed in women’s hockey. For those unfamiliar with the rules for the women’s game, while body contact is allowed and happens quite regularly, bodychecking is not. Delivering a bodycheck constitutes a two-minute minor penalty. If you really want to know
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