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Edmonton Oilers place Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on injured reserve with sternum injury

Edmonton Oilers centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has a bruised sternum and has been placed on injured reserve, possibly missing only Saturday’s home game …

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At The Cult of Hockey: Which Edmonton Oiler would be "Plan B" to Connor McDavid, at the NHL All-Star game

In a season that has lacked so much of what we had all hoped, it continues to be some solace that at least Connor McDavid is a member of the Edmonton …

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Flames Roundtable: How they got so good, and what they need to get better

The Calgary Flames will return to work Friday, likely sporting suntans — or possibly sun-burns — after brief vacations during their CBA-mandated bye …

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New Jersey Devils: Taylor Hall Playing Like A Clutch Superstar

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 18: Taylor Hall<p>The New Jersey Devils were able to end a lot of woes they’ve had against the Washington Capitals in a 4-3 …

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2018 Midseason UFA Power Rankings: 1-10

With the halfway point of the season now behind us and the trade deadline fast approaching, it’s time to take a preliminary look at the UFA Class of …

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The (Overwhelming) Case for Not Trading Auston Matthews

Last week, Rob Vollman of ESPN.com wrote a pretty provocative piece concerning the legitimacy of an Auston Matthews trade out of Toronto. When I read …

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Future contracts impact current decisions: Jets have several more big moves pending

Kevin Cheveldayoff has often spoken about having to keep a sharp focus on both the present and the future.<p>And while the present outlook of the …

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Francis: Crazy days in KHL all part of the game for Calgary’s Jeff Glass

Jeff Glass never got paid with a bag of Rubles.Nor was he ever approached by a Russian mobster proposing he throw hockey games.However, while …

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Toronto Maple Leafs: Fixing the Power-Play In One Move

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 20: Auston Matthews<p>The Toronto Maple Leafs have been awful lately.<p>The Last time the Toronto Maple Leafs won a game in …

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Edmonton influx shows how visiting fans can influence pro sports in Las Vegas

Shirley, you can’t be serious — how cold did you say it was when you took off from Edmonton to watch some hockey in Las Vegas?<p>“It was minus-30 when …

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Claude Julien Finally Makes Return To Boston With Habs

<i>By Steve Silverman</i>Claude Julien was fired by the Boston Bruins nearly a full year ago.He makes his first return to Boston as head coach of the …

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Cambridge's former NHL player Scott Walker goes to Olympics as coach

Walker dreamed of going as an athlete but coaching is still 'a big honour'<p>Scott Walker, former NHL player from Cambridge, said he always dreamed of …

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2018 midseason UFA power rankings: 11-20

With the halfway point of the season now behind us and the trade deadline fast approaching, it’s time to take a preliminary look at the UFA Class of …

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Q&A: Lanny McDonald on Hockey Day, Flames, Olympics, Johnny Bower

With his sunny disposition, a sincere smile that peeks through his legendary moustache and an unbridled passion for grassroots hockey — not to …

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Revisiting Edmonton Oilers' roster: Youth must be served, even as it sometimes GETS served

Good news has been thin on the ground for fans of the Edmonton Oilers this season. The club is currently on its mid-season mini-vacation while rival …

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NHL Power Rankings: Scalding Flames surge, Penguins also on the move

There are several teams on significant winning streaks, and that alters this week's NHL power rankings as a result.<p>The Flames and Avalanche make …

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Dreger | Tavares-To-Canadiens Dream Dampened By Tax Deterrent

If John Tavares were to opt to take his services elsewhere this summer, would the Montreal Canadiens be a possible destination?<p>Possible? …

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Statistically Speaking: McDavid, Matthews generate high-quality chances

<i>McDavid and Matthews create high-quality chances; no, really. Tavares, Barzal, Tierney, Bernier and more in Scott Cullen’s Statistically Speaking.</i><p>A …

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Riley Scorgie is the best player in the world of the week

<i>ESPN presents the best player in the world of the week. If there's a player you'd like to nominate, from your local team to a high school team to</i> …

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Dallas Stars Tyler Seguin: What Is He Really Worth?

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 15: Tyler Seguin<p>After Tyler Seguin set Boston on fire with his overtime winner, Dallas Stars Twitter erupted with please for the …

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TradeCentre: Western Conference needs, wants, wishes

Just less than six weeks remain until the NHL’s trade deadline, so here is a look at each Western Conference team’s needs, wants and</b> …

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Minor hockey numbers bumped by last year's Oilers playoff appearance

Nothing makes Edmonton come alive like having the Oilers in the National Hockey League playoffs.<p>And while these days, it’s something that appears to …

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How the Oilers gifted the Islanders with hockey's best 2nd line

The Edmonton Oilers could sure use this trio right about now.<p>Already owning arguably hockey's most dynamic line in captain John Tavares flanked by …

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Lindros sees similarities when watching Matthews and McDavid

Eric Lindros is reminded of his early playing days when watching Edmonton’s Connor McDavid and Toronto’s Auston Matthews.<p>From the hype they generated …

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NHL trade deadline preview

The thing with the NHL is that everyone thinks they’re in the playoff hunt right up until they’re mathematically eliminated from it. And it’s in no …

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Death by a 1000 Chia’s Part 1

No Oilers this week. Thought it’d be a nice time to share my views. It turns out I’m quite angry at Chia so I had to split this into 2 parts. Until …

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Vegas Golden Knights headline a town full of headliners

LAS VEGAS – Vegas is full of headliners, but the Golden Knights continue to be a hot ticket every night at the T-Mobile Arena, the rink wedged …

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GENE'S BLOG: What Happens in Vegas

The Oilers couldn't have asked for more support from their fans. Many I ran into on Friday night said they were going to Las Vegas on Saturday night. …

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Nathan MacKinnon emerging as Hart Trophy contender after years of stalled development

The Avalanche center deserves to be in the NHL MVP conversation.<p>A year ago around this juncture, Nathan MacKinnon was “stressed all the time.” The Avalanche forward was struggling in the midst of a disastrous season where seemingly nothing went right, and it was starting to get to his head.<p>“Losing …

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Barzal's rookie brilliance could be important part of Islanders' pitch to Tavares

Islanders rookie Mathew Barzal is on pace to join exclusive company in the post-lockout era with his excellent performance this season, and it …

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