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MONTREAL (AP) — If there are any misgivings about the NHL's crackdown on slashes to the hands, they are not shared by the general managers. Teams are scoring about half a goal more since officials made the quick tap to the hands or the top of the stick the NHL's most frequently...
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — It may be the best phrase a young NHL player can hear, even better than being told he has made the team. Get a place. Making the opening night roster is certainly an accomplishment, though it can be fleeting. The time-honored tradition of a coach or general...
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — It may be the best phrase a young NHL player can hear, even better than being told he has made the team. Get a place. Making the opening night roster is certainly an accomplishment, though it can be fleeting. The time-honored tradition of a coach or general...
Not a lot of things rattle John Scott. Come on. He was a 6-foot-8, 260-pound NHL enforcer. Then he tried acting — and was terrified. "It's a different kind of nerves," Scott said. "I've been in front of big stadiums, I've fist-fought tough guys and that's nerve-wracking. It's so...
TORONTO (AP) — Dave Andreychuk sensed his numbers would be good enough to get him into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He just had to stay patient. Andreychuk retired in 2006 after a 23-year NHL career, and his 640 goals make him the 14th-highest scoring player. Of the 17 retired...
Well, this is awkward. Stricter rule enforcement in the National Hockey League has led to more defensemen taking draws this season and, well, it has been a challenge — even for some of the best players in the world. "It's a little bit unnatural," Arizona Coyotes defenseman Luke...
When Rick Tocchet returns to Pittsburgh, he will see another Stanley Cup banner in the rafters and be celebrated for his part in earning it. Tocchet doesn't plan on reminiscing too much about the Penguins' back-to-back titles, except perhaps for one important moment. "I'm...
As impressive as it was that the Nashville Predators reached the Stanley Cup Final last spring without their top two centers, it was still a glaring need. Losing to Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins last June showed the Predators the shallowest part of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has voiced his support for Vladimir Putin ahead of the Russian presidential election. Ovechkin posted a message in Russian on his Instagram account Thursday announcing he's starting "a social movement called Putin Team...