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Erik and Melinda Karlsson launch anti-bullying charity

A new charity set up by Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson and his wife Melinda launched Sunday night with a walk to raise funds for anti-bullying programs in Ottawa schools.  Hundreds of supporters — including several of Karlsson’s teammates, city councillors and Mayor Jim Watson — attended the first annual fundraising event for the couple’s new charity, Can’t Dim My Light.  “Thousands of kids and teenagers deal with ...

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'The Broncos remind us of Darcy': Why head coach's widow is stepping away from hockey

Christina Haugan’s brown leather bracelet is engraved with the phrase, “Take care of the seconds and the minutes take care of themselves.” It’s something her husband, Darcy Haugan, used to say to his hockey players. That was before April 6, when Haugan and 15 others were killed when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos and a semi-trailer collided about 30 kilometres north of Tisdale, Sask., ...

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Canadiens trade captain Max Pacioretty to Vegas

Max Pacioretty is headed to a warmer climate as the Montreal Canadiens have traded the 29-year-old captain to the Vegas Golden Knights. In return for the seventh captain Montreal has traded since the 1989-90 season, the Canadiens receive  forwards Tomáš Tatar, 27, prospect Nick Suzuki, 19, and a second-round pick in 2019. “We lost our captain, we lost a good player, but we ...

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Nate Schmidt's suspension for PEDs shocks current, former Golden Knights teammates

Marc-Andre Fleury was surprised and T.J. Oshie said he was shocked to see Nate Schmidt suspended 20 games for violating the NHL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Current and former teammates expressed degrees of disbelief about the suspension this week after the NHL announced the Vegas Golden Knights defenceman’s punishment on Sunday. Schmidt insisted he didn’t intentionally take a banned substance and ...

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John Tavares's move draws keen interest from pending free agents

When John Tavares decided to pass on signing an extension with the New York Islanders and test free agency, he became the most interesting man in hockey. NHL stars don’t ordinarily get to that point, and it led to Tavares going home to Toronto to sign a $ 77 million US, seven-year contract with the Maple Leafs. Fellow players were ...

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Leafs GM Dubas says team in no rush to name captain

The Toronto Maple Leafs approach training camp with one of their deepest rosters in years — but no team captain. That fact likely will not change anytime soon, Toronto general manager Kyle Dubas told TSN on Wednesday. The Maple Leafs have not had a team captain since trading Dion Phaneuf to the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 9, 2016, and they ...

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December earliest NHL would vote on Seattle expansion

​December is the earliest the NHL Board of Governors will vote on potential expansion to Seattle, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday. Daly also called it “doubtful” any formal vote will happen on a Seattle franchise between meetings in October and December. Seattle Hockey Partners, the group looking to bring the NHL to the Pacific Northwest, will make a ...

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Ex-NHLer Tiger Williams's assault trial set for June 10

Former NHL star Dave (Tiger) Williams is set to stand trial next year on sexual assault and assault charges over an alleged incident on a military morale-boosting trip last December. A lawyer for the former Toronto Maple Leaf and Vancouver Canuck, who holds the NHL record for most penalty minutes, says the trial will begin on June 10 and is ...

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