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Islanders’ John Tavares Focuses on Coming Season, Not Contract

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Islanders’ John Tavares Focuses on Coming Season, Not Contract

- Photo John Tavares, who is entering the final season of his contract with the Islanders, sounds like a player who wants to stay right where he is. Tavares, 26, is the Islanders’ captain and has led the team in scoring in seven of his eight seasons since being the No. 1 pick in 2009. But he can be an unrestricted free agent next July and could command the type of eight-year, $100 million deal recently signed by the Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid
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He's back: Former Spud Matt Cullen returning to Minnesota for 20th NHL season

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He's back: Former Spud Matt Cullen returning to Minnesota for 20th NHL season

- On Wednesday, Aug. 16, Cullen signed a one-year contract worth $1 million and $700,000 in potential bonuses with the Minnesota Wild. For the second straight summer, Cullen had a chance to end his career as a Stanley Cup champion, but the 40-year-old keeps coming back to the sport he began playing in his living room at the age of 2. There was interest from other teams as soon as Cullen decided against retirement, but the decision came down to the Wild or returning to the Pittsburgh Penguins to attempt three straight Stanley Cup titles
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Putting Sin City on ice: Golden Knights eager to turn Las Vegas into a hockey town

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Putting Sin City on ice: Golden Knights eager to turn Las Vegas into a hockey town

- In the western suburb of Summerlin, a planned community painted in hues of beige and brown and with a dizzying amount of roundabouts, there is an anonymous business park the Vegas Golden Knights temporarily call home. In the fall, they will move operations into a nearly $30 million practice facility. For now, an office building 14 miles from the Las Vegas Strip is where the NHL hopes its next ice age dawns
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Longtime NHL coach, GM Bryan Murray dies at 74 of cancer

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Longtime NHL coach, GM Bryan Murray dies at 74 of cancer

- OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Longtime NHL coach and general manager Bryan Murray has died at 74. He worked in the league in some capacity for 35 consecutive seasons. The Ottawa Senators said in a statement Saturday he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2014. Murray most recently served as general manager of the Senators from 2007-2016 before stepping down, citing health and family concerns
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Red Wings denounce use of logo at white nationalist rally in Virginia

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Red Wings denounce use of logo at white nationalist rally in Virginia

- The Detroit Red Wings say they are considering legal action to stop white nationalists from using their logo as part of a “disturbing” rally in Charlottesville, Va. The team said in a statement Saturday it “vehemently” disagrees with the rally and is in no way associated with it. The logo of the NHL club could be seen on items held by people at the rally
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Blackhawks analyst Eddie Olczyk announces he has colon cancer

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Blackhawks analyst Eddie Olczyk announces he has colon cancer

- Blackhawks and NBC national hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk said he has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Olczyk, 50, said in a statement released by the Hawks that he is undergoing treatment for the disesase and hopes to be back in the broadcast booth soon. "I have been working with outstanding health care professionals and expect to be back in the broadcast booth after I complete my treatment," Olczyk said in the statement
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Manitoba Moose to play Iowa Wild in hockey at Scheels Arena

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Manitoba Moose to play Iowa Wild in hockey at Scheels Arena

- FARGO—The Manitoba Moose, the affiliate team of the National Hockey League's Winnipeg Jets, announced that for the third straight season it will play two-preseason games in Grand Forks and Fargo against the Iowa Wild, the Minnesota Wild's affiliate team.
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Tony Granato to coach U.S. men’s hockey at Olympics

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Tony Granato to coach U.S. men’s hockey at Olympics

- PLYMOUTH, Mich. — Tony Granato was honoured to get a call, offering him a chance to coach the U.S. men’s hockey team at the 2018 Olympics, the first without NHL players since 1994. When the Wisconsin coach heard and read some of the players he may lead in South Korea, he got even more fired up. “There are a lot of attractive players,” Granato said Friday
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Red Wings' DeKeyser: NHL made bad call on no players in 2018 Olympics

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Red Wings' DeKeyser: NHL made bad call on no players in 2018 Olympics

- Counting down the top-10 athletes playing on Detroit's four major professional sports teams right now! Check out our other video for Nos. 20-11! Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press. The NHL announced in April its players won't be allowed to play in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. That didn't sit well with most of its players, including Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser
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Predators captain Fisher retires after 17 seasons in NHL

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Predators captain Fisher retires after 17 seasons in NHL

- NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher has retired in what he calls the hardest decision he's had to make, leaving the defending Stanley Cup finalists in need of a new captain. The 37-year-old Fisher said in a letter to Predators fans that "I know I've made the right one." Fisher had 276 goals and 309 assists in 1,088 regular-season games during an NHL career that lasted 17 seasons
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Blues add affiliate in AHL

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Blues add affiliate in AHL

- The Blues have a new affiliate in the American Hockey League, although it will be another year before the club actually takes control of the minor-league organization. The Blues are soon expected to announce a five-year agreement with the San Antonio Rampage, a deal that will take effect beginning with the 2018-19 season, according to multiple NHL and AHL sources. The Rampage, who are owned by Spurs Sports & Entertainment (SS&E), are currently the top affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche
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Bruins promote Jay Leach to coach Providence of the American Hockey League

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Bruins promote Jay Leach to coach Providence of the American Hockey League

- The Bruins checked off one of the final items on the offseason to-do list yesterday by officially naming Jay Leach as coach of their American Hockey League affiliate in Providence. An assistant with the P-Bruins last season under Kevin Dean, Leach steps up to the head job after Dean was added as an assistant on Bruce Cassidy’s NHL staff. During an afternoon conference call on the Leach hiring, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was asked about the No
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How a Canton High grad with no NHL experience landed in Nashville

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How a Canton High grad with no NHL experience landed in Nashville

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Cole sees MSU hockey on the rise again

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Cole sees MSU hockey on the rise again

- New Spartans hockey coach Danton Cole talks about returning to coach his alma mater during an interview at Munn Ice Arena in East Lansing. Dale G. Young, The Detroit News. East Lansing — The chill inside Munn Ice Arena, the 43-year-old home to Michigan State hockey, is a welcome relief from a late-July dose of humidity. Inside, the new head coach, Danton Cole, prepares for his first season with the Spartans since some glory days 30 years ago, when he skated for the late, great Coach Ron Mason
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MSU's new hockey coach talks about his experience

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MSU's new hockey coach talks about his experience

- New Spartans hockey coach Danton Cole talks about returning to coach his alma mater during an interview at Munn Ice Arena in East Lansing.
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Strand wants to push the pace in second stint as Musketeers coach

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Strand wants to push the pace in second stint as Musketeers coach

- SIOUX CITY | Long and fast. Sioux City Musketeer skaters found out on the first day of this week’s training camp that those words are the stamp Luke Strand has implemented in his second stint as the franchise’s head coach. “I think he really wants to push the pace a lot and have the guys moving and advancing in the zones,” said forward Micah Miller following Monday morning’s practice at the IBP Ice Center
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Single game tickets listed at $99 for UND-Minnesota hockey games are highest ever charged in Grand Forks
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Single game tickets listed at $99 for UND-Minnesota rivalry
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VIDEO: Brawl erupts between Canada, Russia at pre-Olympic ice hockey tournament
VIDEO: Brawl erupts between Canada, Russia at pre-Olympic ice hockey tournament The Sochi Hockey Open is supposed to offer teams like Canada an opportunity to evaluate available talent since NHL players won't be participating in the upcoming 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang. But during the group stage of the tournament on Monday, Canada and Russia offered everyone a more violent picture reminiscent of the old battles between Team Canada and the Soviets. The two teams combined for 64 penalty minutes before the Russians triumphed, 3-2   Read More ...
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Blackhawks analyst Eddie Olczyk announces he has colon cancer
Blackhawks analyst Eddie Olczyk announces he has colon cancer Blackhawks and NBC national hockey analyst Eddie Olczyk said he has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Olczyk, 50, said in a statement released by the Hawks that he is undergoing treatment for the disesase and hopes to be back in the broadcast booth soon. "I have been working with outstanding health care professionals and expect to be back in the broadcast booth after I complete my treatment," Olczyk said in the statement   Read More ...
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Fired Iowa field hockey coach lands at Duke after settlement
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says former Iowa field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum has joined the Blue Devils as a volunteer assistant coach. Griesbaum spent 14 seasons coaching the Hawkeyes before being fired weeks before the 2014 season amid claims by former players that she mistreated them, which Griesbaum denied. Her partner, former top athletic administrator Jane Meyer, was later fired as well   Read More ...
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YMCA hockey player thanks Elmhurst first responders for saving his life
YMCA hockey player thanks Elmhurst first responders for saving his life The emergency call came to the Elmhurst Fire Department late on a cold night this past February. An ambulance was needed at the Elmhurst YMCA, 211 W. 1st St. For the firefighters and paramedics who responded, the call was almost routine. For 58-year old Frank Sangiacomo, who was having a heart attack, it was anything but routine. Sangiacomo told the story Monday to the Elmhurst City Council as Andrea White of Elmhurst Hospital recognized first responders with a Run of the Month award for their actions that saved Sangiacomo's life   Read More ...
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Manitoba Moose to play Iowa Wild in hockey at Scheels Arena
Manitoba Moose to play Iowa Wild in hockey at Scheels Arena FARGO—The Manitoba Moose, the affiliate team of the National Hockey League's Winnipeg Jets, announced that for the third straight season it will play two-preseason games in Grand Forks and Fargo against the Iowa Wild, the Minnesota Wild's affiliate team.   Read More ...
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NHL players under contract –even in minors – can’t go to Olympics
NHL players under contract –even in minors – can’t go to Olympics By STEPHEN WHYNO Associated Press Not only will Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and most of the best hockey players in the world not be going to the Olympics, neither will anyone on an NHL contract. The league has decided that players with active NHL contracts, even those in the minors, will not be allowed to participate in the Olympics next February in South Korea   Read More ...
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