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Hockey December 18, 2018

News The Oilers coach called out officials for allowing teams to get away with abusing superstar Connor McDavid, and Hitchcock has a point. Connor McDavid|Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images The Edmonton Oilers orchestrated their complaints about officiating so well, if you didn’t know any better you’d swear Ken Hitchcock and Connor McDavid were in cahoots […]

Hockey December 18, 2018

There was something so wonderfully nonchalant about the way Mark Scheifele celebrated scoring the overtime winner for the Winnipeg Jets Sunday night. After firing a rebound past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, Scheifele held his arms out, as if embracing the throngs of screaming fans packed inside Bell MTS Place as he glided slowly […]

Hockey December 18, 2018

There was something so wonderfully nonchalant about the way Mark Scheifele celebrated scoring the overtime winner for the Winnipeg Jets Sunday night. After firing a rebound past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, Scheifele held his arms out, as if embracing the throngs of screaming fans packed inside Bell MTS Place as he glided slowly […]

Hockey December 18, 2018

News The holiday classic approaches fast, while a couple other tournaments have already finished up. Learn about all the latest in the prospect world with our weekly wrap-up. Jared McIsaac|Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images This will be the last Prospect Need to Know of the calendar year, as I prepare for the World Junior Championship in Vancouver […]

Hockey December 17, 2018

News Though some folks are still catching on, the top American junior league has been producing some excellent NHL talent and you need only to look at the circuit’s leaderboard to figure out the future stars. Brock Boeser|Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images Brock Boeser had another big night for the Vancouver Canucks – ho hum, […]

Hockey December 17, 2018

Podcast It’s your world juniors primer! Before the tourney begins Dec. 26, The Hockey News’ experts bring you team previews, predictions, players to watch and more. Maxime Comtois|Nicholas T. LoVerde/Getty Images This week on The Hockey News Podcast: It’s a special World Junior Championship Preview edition! Led by prospect expert Ryan Kennedy, we give you […]

Hockey December 17, 2018

News It’s become increasingly clear that Dave Hakstol’s days are numbered in Philadelphia. Now it’s time for the Flyers to do the right thing and let the coach go in the wake of weekend reports that he had been fired. Dave Hakstol|Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images The man who endured the worst weekend in hockey […]

Hockey December 17, 2018

News Almost one year to the day after suffering a head injury that sidelined him for 10 months, Corey Crawford has been diagnosed with another concussion. Corey Crawford|Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images There are untold ways in which this season has been a grand disappointment for the Chicago Blackhawks. The once-perennial powerhouse wakes up […]

Hockey December 17, 2018

BONNYVILLE, Alta. – Team Canada West capped off its 2018 World Junior A Challenge with a bronze medal, defeating the Czech Republic 3-1 at the R.J. Lalonde Arena in Bonnyville on Sunday.  After suffering a 3-2 overtime loss to the United States in the semifinals, Team Canada West rebounded in the bronze medal game by […]