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There's No Real Olympic Hockey Rivalry Between the U.S. and Canada

To be fair, that could change this week. But Canada has been better for the last 90 years.<p>For the second straight Winter Olympics, the U.S. and Canada are in each other’s way for hockey gold. The American and Canadian women face off in the gold medal game on Thursday at noon Eastern, while the men …

Kings try to get L.A. talking hockey on brink of Game 7 vs. Blackhawks

All the empty seats began to frustrate Jack Kent Cooke.<p>The Canadian entrepreneur brought professional hockey to Los Angeles with an expansion team — the Kings — in the mid-1960s. At the very least, he expected to sell tickets to fellow Canadians who had relocated to the area.<p>Paltry attendance at …

Report: World Cup of Hockey expected to return in 2016 in Toronto

The World Cup of Hockey will be back according to a report from Sportsnet. It is expected to be held in September of 2016 in Toronto.<p><b>More NHL</b> …

Bad British Hockey Commentary

(YouTube link)<p>It’s fun to see how a British commentator would call particularly American sports- we’ve already seen it done with American football, …

‘We Got the Drone, We Got the Drone!’: Was an LAPD Drone Knocked Out of the Sky by Celebrating Hockey Fans?

A swarm of hockey fans outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday knocked down a drone that was rumored to be used by the Los Angeles police for riot control.<p>The Los Angeles Times-described “melee” had gathered outside the arena in celebration of the 2014 Stanley Cup win for the Kings over …

Hockey Hall of Fame 2014: Complete List of Inductees for This Year's Class

Toronto's 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame class has been announced, and it's a historic one for the sport.<p>After players like Brendan Shanahan and Chris Chelios made it into the Hall last season, the 2014 class brought much of the same notoriety. The top names in this class include Rob Blake, Peter …

Draft prospect Draisaitl wants to be an ambassador for German hockey

When he's back home in Germany, Leon Draisaitl sees soccer gear everywhere. In North America, he sees Sidney Crosby jerseys.<p>If he has it his way, kids in his native country will be wearing "DRAISAITL" on their backs in no time.<p>The 18-year-old centre doesn't just want to be a top-five pick in …

NHL Scores: Bruins, Blues overtake conference standings with big wins

The NHL has new overlords after some exciting games on Sunday.<p>It took a while, but St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins finally completed a long climb to the top of the NHL standings. After grabbing two points apiece in big wins on Sunday, the Blues and Bruins now sit atop their respective conferences.<p>…

NHL general managers meetings: Extended video review, longer overtime to be discussed

The NHL's general managers will meet in Florida to discuss a varying degree of topics, but longer overtime and extended video review are expected to be the primary points of discussion.<p>Ken Holland, this is your time to shine.<p>The NHL's general managers will meet in Boca Raton, Florida, over the next …

Mirtle: Relying on skill over size has Leafs back to winning ways

It has been a long, long lasting issue during Randy Carlyle's tenure behind the Toronto Maple Leafs bench.<p>His player selection has often skewed to those with size over skill, fighting over finesse and checking over scoring, at least when you get down to the bottom half of the roster.<p>And, earlier …

Jordan Nolan suspension: Kings forward suspended 1 game for punching opponent

Jordan Nolan has been suspended for punching Edmonton's Jesse Joensuu on Sunday.<p>Punching Jesse Joensuu in the face on Sunday is going to cost Los Angeles Kings forward Jordan Nolan a one-game suspension and $3,589.44 in salary.<p>The NHL announced on Monday that Nolan has been suspended for punching …

USA vs. Canada: Matchup Proves Hockey Most Exciting Sport of 2014 Olympics

It’s almost cliche to say sports are games of inches, but it truly was in the women’s hockey gold medal game between the United States and Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.<p>With just more than one minute separating the Americans from the Olympic title that has eluded them for 16 years, …

Olympic Hockey Results 2014: Takeaways from Men's Semifinal Action

Friday featured plenty of pulse-pounding action inside the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi as the final four men's hockey teams competed for a berth in Sunday's gold-medal game.<p>Reigning Olympic gold medalists Canada are headed back to the final for the second consecutive year after shutting out Team USA …

"Loser Keeps Bieber" Billboard Raises Stakes in Canada-USA Olympic Hockey Game

If you did not have an opinion about the outcome of the United States vs Canada Olympic men’s hockey game, this sign may get you to start rooting for …

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Mocking The US Women's Hockey Team For Crying Over Their Loss To Canada Is Sexism, Pure And Simple

On February 15, American skeleton athlete John Daly was in third place, and with very strong hopes for a medal, before his final time down the mountain. Unfortunately, on his running start, his sled slipped out of one of the guiding grooves at the beginning of the icy track, an unrecoverable error …

Hockey Program Recalls Lost Michigan Stories – and Plymouth-Canton Connection at Sochi 2014

Be sure to wear your favorite hockey jersey to Sunday's presentation at the Canton Public Library, part of Hockey Weekend Across America.<p>Michigan's …

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Bronze- And Gold-Medal Hockey Games

bronze-medal-game-bronze-gold-medal-hockey-games<p>Bronze-Medal …

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Sochi Olympics: Canada's on the ball, beats Sweden 3-0 in hockey final

Canada's on the ball, beats Sweden in Sochi Olympics hockey final<p>Team Canada, which bonded last summer playing ball hockey, completes dominant run in the puck-and-ice variety with a 3-0 victory for second straight gold.<p>February 23, 2014|Helene Elliott<p>Center Sidney Crosby celebrates after scoring …

Canadian Hockey Reigns Supreme

Four years ago, the gold-medal game was a late-afternoon business, as I recall; this time around, I was up early making coffee and oatmeal—with Quebec maple syrup, of course—for the big one between Team Canada and the Swedes. As I did so, I wondered when the unique, backward formulation of “Team” …

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Girls Hockey Ends Season

This post was contributed by a community member.<p>In baseball, there are pitcher duos, last night it was all about the goal tending at Loring Arena. …

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Latvian hockey team facing possible disqualification from Olympics for doping

The little team that almost took down Team Canada at the Olympics may end up having their efforts wiped out of the record books.<p>Latvia's national men's hockey team is facing possible disqualification from the Games – which could include nixing their eighth place finish and the resulting boost in …

Canadian women’s hockey goalie Szabados plans to sign with men’s pro team

Fresh off her second Olympic gold medal and a practice with the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, goaltender Shannon Szabados will join the Columbus Cottonmouths of the Southern Professional Hockey League next week.<p>The Cottonmouths announced Friday the team intended to sign the Edmonton goalie. Szabados would …

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Fresh off her second Olympic gold medal and a practice with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers, goaltender Shannon Szabados will join the Columbus Cottonmouths of the Southern Professional Hockey League next week.<p>The Cottonmouths announced Friday the team intended to sign the Edmonton goalie. Szabados would …

PHOTO: Jonathan Bernier's Winter Classic mask honors pond hockey

Jonathan Bernier's beautiful Winter Classic mask includes scenes of kids playing pond hockey, paying tribute to the game in its purest form.<p><b>More NHL:</b> …

Joe Hockey warns of spending cuts after $68bn budget deficit blowout

Australians will have to accept cuts to government spending and services, treasurer Joe Hockey has warned, as he unveiled a mid-year economic and fiscal outlook report showing a “substantial deterioration” in expected economic growth as the major cause of a $68bn blowout in forecast budget deficits …

'All options on the table': Hockey unveils MYEFO, experts react

Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey’s first budget update has revealed a massive blowout to the bottom line and a warning of a decade of deficits ahead.<p>The …

The 10 greatest hockey games of 2013 (Puck Daddy Year in Review)

<i>(Puck Daddy presents its annual look back at the year in hockey. Check back every day through the New Year for our many lists and hot takes.)</i><p>Look, we …