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Hockey June 17, 2019

Howie Draper and his staff went online to formulate a group identity that would drive Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team to gold at the 2019 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship. Ideally, the team-building notion would connect to Japanese culture, with the northern city of Obihiro hosting the eight-nation competition. They found their answer by uncovering […]

Hockey June 17, 2019

By The Canadian Press June 17th, 2019 report this ad ANAHEIM, Calif. — Dallas Eakins is the Anaheim Ducks’ new coach. The Ducks announced the move Monday, filling the NHL’s last head coaching vacancy with the veteran coach of their AHL affiliate in San Diego. The Ducks have hired Dallas Eakins as head coach. He […]

Hockey June 17, 2019

Colleen Fidler chuckles as she reminisces about a frigid February day in 2014 when a north Edmonton community held a grand reopening of an outdoor rink. “I think Eberle was there. I’m not much of a hockey person,” she says with a laugh. Yes, Jordan Eberle, then a member of the Edmonton Oilers, was there […]

Hockey June 17, 2019

report this ad One of the New Jersey Devils’ biggest off-season priorities is improving their blue line. With an aging Andy Greene whose best days are behind him, Ben Lovejoy traded to the Dallas Stars and one year left on Sami Vatanen’s contract, general manager Ray Shero needs to take a good look at the […]

Hockey June 17, 2019

report this ad The Pittsburgh Penguins have started shaking up the roster already this offseason, shipping defenseman Olli Maatta to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. The move gives Pittsburgh some extra forward depth as well as extra cap space over the next […]

Hockey June 16, 2019

report this ad Trying to get the lay of the land for the first round of this year’s NHL draft is daunting, deceiving and, frankly, fool’s gold. Everybody lies around draft time, as Elliotte Friedman likes to remind us. Trust nobody and take everything with a grain of salt. Nothing can be taken to the […]

Hockey June 16, 2019

report this ad With the Winnipeg Jets currently shopping 25-year-old defenseman Jacob Trouba, all signs lead to a bidding war between the New York Rangers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils, amongst other teams, to acquire his services. Any trade will likely come at a steep cost, in terms of the combination of NHL-ready […]

Hockey June 16, 2019

By The Canadian Press June 16th, 2019 report this ad ARLINGTON, Va. — The Washington Capitals have signed winger Carl Hagelin to an $11 million, four-year deal. Hagelin counts $2.75 million against the salary cap through the 2022-23 season. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the deal Sunday. Washington acquired Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings […]