NHL

NHL says crackdown on faceoff cheats is about safety, integrity of game

Faceoffs were a group effort and penalty boxes were full as the NHL opened it’s pre-season schedule this week. Centres were repeatedly tossed out of the faceoff circles, while disbelieving players were sent to the box for what looked to be waving their sticks in the general area of an opponent’s gloves. It was all part of the league’s crackdown ...

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How Jagr can win an Olympic medal and Stanley Cup this season

With NHL training camps well underway, the league’s second-leading all-time point-scorer remains without a contract for 2017-18. That would be Jaromir Jagr, who recorded 16 goals and 30 assists in 82 games for the Florida Panthers last season while playing on a one-year deal that amounted to $ 5.515 million. That followed a 2015-16 campaign in which he led the ...

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2017-18 team-by-team NHL season outlook: Previewing the Montreal Canadiens

As October creeps closer, another NHL season creeps with it. In the 25th of a series of team-by-team summer reviews and season previews, here’s a glimpse at the … Montreal Canadiens A year after a sub-.500 finish, just the second time in eight years they didn’t earn a postseason berth, the Canadiens soared back to the top of the Atlantic ...

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Blues' Sanford, Bouwmeester injured during training camp

St. Louis Blues forward Zach Sanford will undergo surgery and miss five to six months of action after dislocating his left shoulder during training camp. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced the injury on Tuesday. He also said defenceman Jay Bouwmeester has a left ankle fracture and will be re-evaluated in three weeks. The 22-year-old Sanford joined St. Louis in February ...

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Scut Farkus from 'A Christmas Story' named CEO of new NHL stock-like exchange

Here’s a headline you never thought you’d read: Canadian actor Zack Ward, or Scut Farkus from “A Christmas Story,” has been tabbed to run a new stock-like exchange that allows fans of the NHL and other pro sports leagues to buy and sell their favorite teams. Ward, who has also appeared in “Transformers” and TV shows like “Lost,” “NCIS,” and ...

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