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Humboldt Broncos survivors to be honoured, reunite at NHL awards

This year’s NHL awards will recognize more than just professional hockey standouts — it will honour survivors and first responders from recent tragedies in Canada and the U.S. The award show will feature “special commemorations of three tragedies that touched the hockey world and garnered immense support from the entire NHL community,” a new release from the league says. … CBC ...

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Barry Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals

Barry Trotz abruptly stepped down as coach of the Washington Capitals on Monday after failing to agree to terms on a new contract, a stunning move that left the newly minted Stanley Cup champions without a coach with the draft later this week and with free agency coming up fast at the end of the month. Winning the Cup less ...

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Salary cap increase makes for 'more fun' NHL off-season

Thanks, Vegas. That’s what NHL general managers are saying this off-season after the Stanley Cup Final run of the expansion Golden Knights contributed to what’s expected to be a healthy increase for the salary cap. With elite centre John Tavares, No. 1 defenceman John Carlson and a strong group of free agents available soon, the ceiling for player spending will ...

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Senators trade Mike Hoffman amid scandal

The Ottawa Senators sent Mike Hoffman to the San Jose Sharks for Danish winger Mikkel Boedker after allegations Hoffman’s girlfriend had been harassing his captain’s family. Within three hours, the Florida Panthers announced they’d acquired Hoffman from San Jose in exchange for three draft picks. News broke last week that Melinda Karlsson, the wife of Senators captain Erik Karlsson, had filed an order of ...

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Canadiens send Alex Galchenyuk to Arizona for Max Domi

The NHL off-season is heating up a week before the NHL draft. Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday that the Canadiens acquired forward Max Domi from the Arizona Coyotes in return for forward Alex Galchenyuk. Domi has played 222 games with Arizona since his debut with the club in 2015-16 and has 36 goals and 135 points. The ...

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Family of paralyzed Broncos player preparing for 'daunting' next phase

The parents of a paralyzed Humboldt Broncos hockey player are preparing for the next phase of his recovery — his return home. Ryan Straschnitzki, 19, is undergoing physiotherapy at the Shriners Hospital in Philadelphia after becoming paralyzed from the chest down in a crash between a semi-trailer and a bus carrying the Broncos junior hockey team at a rural Saskatchewan ...

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Canadiens sign newly acquired Max Domi to 2-year deal

Armed with a new two-year contract and prepared for a change of scenery, forward Max Domi said Saturday that he can’t wait to get started with the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs acquired Domi from the Arizona Coyotes on Friday in exchange for fellow young forward Alex Galchenyuk. “I think everything happens for a reason,” Domi said on a conference call. ...

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