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Hockey Night in Canada podcast: Don Koharski and the infamous 'donut incident'

Referees take centre ice this week on the HNIC Podcast. Why would they choose their line of work? When everything goes perfectly, and they do their job as well as it can be done, theoretically, they go unnoticed. That’s the best scenario.  On the flipside, a ref makes one little mistake at the wrong time, and everyone knows who they are — for all the wrong ...

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NHL DFS: Best DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy hockey picks for October 17

NHL DFS tournaments continue heating up as we get deeper and deeper into the 2018-19 NHL season. On Wednesday, October 17, there’s a four-game slate of NHL action and with FanDuel offering a $ 40,000 NHL Breakaway and DraftKings offering a $ 50,000 Two-Man Advantage, there’s a lot on the line. But whether you’re playing big-money NHL DFS tournaments or ...

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Sidney Crosby thinks Connor McDavid is the best player in the NHL

With Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews both off to hot starts to the NHL season, many hockey fans are choosing sides in a familiar debate: who’s the best player in the world? Connor McDavid: 9 record-setting points in 90 seconds: Connor McDavid rewrote the record book this week by factoring in on the first 9 goals of the Oilers season. Rob Pizzo ...

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Calgary Flames co-owner helped pay ransom to free hostage Amanda Lindhout

A Calgary businessman and philanthropist paid roughly $ 750,000 to help free kidnapped journalist Amanda Lindhout in Somalia. Allan Markin, a co-owner of the Calgary Flames, didn’t know Lindhout when she was taken hostage in 2008. But the 73-year-old believes in helping people. “I was just glad that she survived,” he told The Canadian Press on Tuesday. “I think she’s ...

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Junior hockey league can't boot Surrey Knights over owner's role in fight, judge says

A B.C. junior hockey league’s attempt to expel an entire team because of its owner’s actions during an on-ice brawl has been halted by a judge, who called the move “unfairly prejudicial and oppressive.” In a decision last week, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Janet Winteringham ordered the Pacific Junior Hockey League to immediately end all proceedings against the Surrey Knights ...

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Nilsson and surprising Canucks down Penguins on Boeser's OT winner

The arrival of 19-year-old Elias Pettersson has provided Vancouver with a much needed jolt. Yet the Canucks believe they’re far more than their fresh-faced rookie. Going toe-to-toe with Pittsburgh near the end of a draining road trip offered proof they might be right. Brock Boeser fired a wrist shot by Casey DeSmith’s stick and into the net 34 seconds into ...

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McDavid sets NHL record as Oilers comeback for OT win against Jets

Todd McLennan made no apology for his bias toward Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid. The coach only had to watch McDavid score twice and add two assists as the Oilers overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 Tuesday on Darnell Nurse’s goal 1:25 into overtime. “He’s our captain, he’s our leader,” McLellan said of McDavid. “He’s, in ...

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