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8 general manager candidates the Canucks could hire if they don't re-sign Jim Benning

With just over a month to go before the NHL trade deadline and less than three months remaining in the regular season, the Jim Benning watch is …

David Poile

Drew Doughty: Best Goal Celebrations

"I get excited not only for the guy scoring, but happy for the team," Doughty said. "Every goal is an important goal and I enjoy watching them go in."<p>…

Anze Kopitar

Hornqvist scores twice, Pens beat slumping Kings

LOS ANGELES — Until Pittsburgh goalie Casey DeSmith got the start at Staples Center on Thursday night, his entire NHL experience consisted of two …

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Ask Me Anything: What should the return for Max Pacioretty be?

What would 'Patches' fetch in a trade? Who has the higher ceiling: Marner or Nylander? Is Russia the Olympic favorite? And more.<p>We took a break from …

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Kings can't handle Penguins, and suffer their fifth straight loss at home

Patric Hornqvist scored two goals and Evgeni Malkin got the tiebreaking goal early in the third period of the Pittsburgh Penguins' fifth win in six games, 3-1 over the slumping Kings on Thursday night.<p>Casey DeSmith stopped 28 shots to earn his first NHL victory in his third career appearance for …

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January 18 postgame quotes: Brown, Doughty

Dustin Brown, on if he thought the game misconduct for his hit on Justin Schultz was too severe:<br>I’m going to close on him. He stumbles, toe picks. I …

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Leafs D Rielly blossoming into an offensive threat

Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly knew he could be a better offensive player.<p>In his final season with the Moose Jaw Warriors of the …

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Toronto Maple Leafs Must Trade For A Defenseman

TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 8: Auston Matthews<p><i>The Toronto Maple Leafs’ blueline depth desperately needs help</i><p>If the Toronto Maple Leafs hope to make an …

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Gajtka: Penguins three keys to victory vs. Kings

Email Comments<p><b>LOS ANGELES</b> — After getting their four-game win streak <b>cut down</b> Wednesday night in Anaheim, the Penguins (24-20-3) are back at it …

Tristan Jarry

Columbus Blue Jackets Seth Jones Norris Trophy Outlook

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 12: Seth Jones #3 of the Columbus Blue Jackets warms up before a game against the Vancouver Canucks on January 12, 2018 at …

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Why isn't Stars' Klingberg getting more love as a Norris Trophy contender?

Drew Doughty and Victor Hedman were the consensus 1-2 favorites in Norris Trophy voting at the mid-season mark, and Alex Pietrangelo wasn't far …

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Kid Rock as an NHL All-Star Game entertainer got an icy reaction. But Jerermy Roenick approves.

The NHL proudly announced Tuesday its headlining entertainer for the league's All-Star Game, to be played in Tampa on Jan. 28. Apparently, more than a few fans felt that "Only God Knows Why" the league went with Kid Rock.<p>In other words, plenty of folks were willing to give the NHL "All Summer Long" …

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January 17 notes: Carter video; Muzzin on the verge; Jokinen claimed; CHLA pics

Good afternoon from El Segundo, Insiders. Stick taps to @Neil for the reminder that the Northridge Earthquake was 24 years ago today. Enough time has …

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Mailbag: Green return to Capitals; draft options for Senators

<b>Can Alex Ovechkin have another 50-goal season? And do you think maybe the Washington Capitals can get Mike Green back as a rental? -- @MeierGilles</b><p>Yes …

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Drew Doughty Says He's Better Than Ever for the LA Kings

Doughty, 28, has won the Stanley Cup twice with the Kings, in 2012 and 2014, and two Olympic gold medals with Canada in 2010 and 2014, all before he …

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Toronto Maple Leafs: Franchise Defencemen Don’t Get Traded

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 04: Oliver Ekman-Larsson<p>The most glaring need for this current Toronto Maple Leafs team is undoubtedly a minute-munching, …

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Kings' Jake Muzzin is hopeful he can play Thursday after missing three games with upper-body injury

The streak was and was not a point of pride for Jake Muzzin.<p>The Kings defenseman played in 281 consecutive games, or more than three seasons, before an upper-body injury ended it this month. It was minuscule compared to the 830-game streak that recently ended for Ducks winger Andrew Cogliano, but …

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Which New NHL Coach Is Having The Biggest Impact?

Coaching changes can occur for a number of reasons. Sometimes, a coach doesn’t agree with an organization’s philosophy, or vice versa. Other times, a …

Rick Tocchet

Mark Giordano deserves at least a game suspension for hit on Canes’ Aho

A concussion and lower-body injury, incurred on the same malicious hit from Calgary’s Mark Giordano on Aho, deserved a suspension handed from the …

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McKenzie Does Not Expect Leafs To Land Doughty Or Karlsson

The possibility of Drew Doughty wearing an NHL jersey other than the team that drafted him first overall in 2008 remains a dream, at least for …

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Morgan Rielly, Alex Pietrangelo and waiting on all-star to call

TORONTO – When Toronto Maple Leafs thoroughbreds and tight friends Auston Matthews, Morgan Rielly and Frederik Andersen jetted off to the Bahamas to …

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Countdown to TradeCentre: How will Leafs handle UFAs?

<i>The National Hockey League's Trade Deadline is on Monday, Feb. 26 and teams will be making decisions on whether to buy or sell and decide which</i> …

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Roster moves: Amadio, LaDue up; Fantenberg, MacDermid down; Jokinen on waivers

The Los Angeles Kings were busy on Tuesday morning, recalling defenseman Paul LaDue and forward Michael Amadio from AHL-Ontario and assigning …

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January 16 practice quotes: John Stevens

<b>On today’s roster moves, and what he expects from Michael Amadio and Paul LaDue:</b><br>Well, Amadio’s gone down and played really well. He’s a player who …

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Fantasy studs, duds and surprises halfway into NHL season

Tampa Bay Lightning</a> studs <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nhl/players/4471/" data-ylk="slk:Steven Stamkos">Steven Stamkos</a> and <a …

Andrei Vasilevskiy

McKenzie Revisits Tavares Free Agency Dynamics

John Tavares has yet to put pen to paper on a contract extension, and it’s been nearly a month since the New York Islanders received the good news …

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A Little More Bob

Sunny Monday in January, probably in the 70s. Why not play NHL hockey? That’s what the Kings and Sharks were saying by the very act of dropping the …

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SIMMONS: Just who are Marner and Nylander? The Leafs need to know

Mike Babcock understands the template as well as anyone.<p>When he won his only Stanley Cup a decade ago, his team was led by a Hall of Fame defenceman …

William Nylander

Bob Miller statue at Staples Center is dreamy stuff

LOS ANGELES – Bob Miller stood outside Staples Center about 6:45 on Saturday night. He was about to see the statue of his likeness unveiled, a …

Shaquille O'Neal

Commando raids, car crashes, arrests: The fake-news Obamas lead wild, exciting lives

If a grab bag of dodgy sites are to be believed, the Obamas live much more exciting lives now than they ever did in the White House. Consider:<p>As he …

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