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Can Joel Ward finally find Stanley Cup glory with the Sharks?

By The Hockey News By Carter Brooks Joel Ward is looking for a fresh start. Between sets in the gym, mini scrimmages and off ice strength and speed conditioning, he has a lot on his mind. With a new team, city, house and coach to get used to, he knows this season will be an important test of character and hopefully an appropriate fulfillment of his recently negotiated three-year contract. As a veteran of more than 500 NHL games, Ward has yet to make it past the second round of the playoffs. He believes San Jose is the place to…

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By Lowetide The moves this summer by Peter Chiarelli (is he done?) offer us insight into the mindset of management and new coach Todd McLellan. When a new GM and coach arrive, and follow up with massive additions ‘up the middle’ it shows what caught their eye in regard to the weakness of last year’s crew. It’s one thing to send a distant bell to the ‘Hawks for a possible backup goalie, but are the Oilers seriously considering running an inexperienced goalie combination? Or will he ADD an experienced hand to the four men already heading to camp? …read more…

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Report: Henri Richard battling Alzheimer’s, condition has ‘worsened’

By Jared Clinton One of the most successful players in league history, Henri Richard, is battling Alzheimer’s disease, according to a report. Le Journal De Quebec reported Friday evening that Richard, 79, was absent from the 22nd Hector “Toe” Blake Alzheimer Celebrity Golf Tournament, a tournament that was created in support of the Alzheimer Society of Montreal. Blake, the legendary Canadiens coach who won eight Stanley Cup patrolling the Habs’ bench, passed away in 1995 after a battle with Alzheimer’s. Richard’s condition is said to have worsened lately, according to Le Journal’s Pierre Durocher. “It’s very sad to see what…

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FullTilt Rangers 2015-2016 Announcements

By Anthony Scultore Fulltilt Rangers First off, I’d like to apologize for the lack of content on the site but I was on vacation. The break allowed me to recharge my battery and prepare for the upcoming season. In the last few months I contemplated shutting down FullTilt Rangers and the FullTilt Hockey Network. Well…I’ve decided against it for now. The general feedback from you readers is that you genuinely enjoy the site and more importantly our writing. Hopefully the talented new writers we’ve added will help me in the long run. My goal is to write a little less…

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Which teams have best capitalized on their expected Stanley Cup opportunities?

By Dominik Luszczyszyn If goals are the currency of the league, then the Stanley Cup is what teams are saving their pennies for. Great teams have great goal differentials and those teams tend to win the Stanley Cup. The better a team’s goal differential is, the more likely they are to win it all. To show that, here’s every team’s era adjusted goal difference compared to how often those teams won the Cup. For reference, a plus-50 season was equivalent to roughly plus-33 last season. It’s an unmistakable pattern that should be pretty obvious to most: the Stanley Cup is…

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Martin's Academy

There’s a red foam pad on the blue line at Twin Rinks in Eisenhower Park. The relay obstacle is long and only about 10 inches wide and high, but to the four-feet-and-under crowd (on skates), it’s a formidable challenge. Some leap over with gr… …read more Source:: Islanders Team News

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10th Annual Fishing For Kids Tournament

At the 10th Annual Fishing for Kids Tournament $1 million was raised for the Canucks Autism Network. This event connects business and community leaders who are determined to make a meaningful impact through charitable giving. Kirk McLean, Dan Hamh… …read more Source:: Canucks Team News

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