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The Top 10 moments for 2014-15

By Ryan Kennedy 1. Hawks win the Stanley Cup – June 15, 2015 Thanks to the (literally) tireless efforts of Conn Smythe winner Duncan Keith, the Chicago Blackhawks claimed their third Stanley Cup in six seasons, dusting off the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. Keith, who played an otherworldly average of 31 minutes per game in the post-season, scored the game-winning goal by following up his own rebound on Bolts goalie Ben Bishop. Patrick Kane, who always seems to come through in big contests, added the dagger on a beauty feed from Brad Richards. In terms of sentiment, it…

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Marcus Johansson gets one-year, $3.75 million deal with Capitals through arbitration

By Jared Clinton It took an arbitrator to determine the terms, but Marcus Johansson has officially re-signed with the Washington Capitals to a one-year, $3.75 million contract. Johansson, 24, produced the best offensive season of his young career in 2014-15, scoring 20 goals and 47 points in 82 games for the Capitals. Heading into the off-season as a restricted free agent, Johansson chose to take Washington to arbitration for a new contract. In arbitration, Johansson’s ask was a deal worth $4.75 million, while the Capitals countered with an offer of $3 million on a one-year term. Friday evening, two days…


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Will Canucks prospect Shinkaruk become Jeff Skinner or a third-liner?

By The Hockey News By Casey Ippolito Hunter Shinkaruk could be excused for not setting the AHL ablaze during his first season. Having missed most of his final junior term with a torn labrum, he had a ready-made excuse for making a slow transition to pro. But he wasn’t prepared to indulge that narrative. “To be honest, I don’t really feel like I was too far behind when I went into camp,” Shinkaruk said. “I was fortunate it didn’t really hold me back as much as I thought it would. The initial plot points in Act I of Shinkaruk’s pro…


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RE-LIVE THE EDMONTON OILERS 2000-01 SEASON

By Robin Brownlee **The first post in an ongoing series Robin Brownlee re-lives the 2000-01 Oilers season ** Aside from Edmonton’s unlikely run to the 2006 Stanley Cup final, Craig MacTavish’s first year as head coach after moving up from assistant coach and taking over from Kevin Lowe was probably his most successful behind Edmonton’s bench. …read more Source:: Oilers Nation


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Rumor Roundup: Franson, Ehrhoff inching closer to deals

By Jared Clinton It’s officially one month since the beginning of free agency, and the biggest names remaining on the market are free agent blueliners Christian Ehrhoff and Cody Franson, but it might not be long before both are scooped up. Late this week, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reported that the Blue Jackets had made a “low-ball offer” to Ehrhoff for his services, but added the fit wasn’t right for the veteran defenseman quite yet. The problem for Columbus – and what’s keeping Ehrhoff from getting the contract he desires – is lack of cap space. Ehrhoff likely…




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Kings play Ping Pong for charity

Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Clayton Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, hosted the third-annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose event Thursday night at Chavez Ravine. Four Kings players participated in the event, which included a celebrity ping pong tournament,… …read more Source:: Kings Team News


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