At face value, Montreal Canadiens Jesperi Kotkaniemi is having a very good rookie season. It’s only when you start to look at it from the proper perspective that it becomes clear just how valuable he’ll be to this franchise in the years to come. And sooner rather than later. Kotkaniemi Keeps Scoring With his goal
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Just another Philadelphia Flyers’ mailbag:   Dave Isaac of the Courier Post:  Again, the big question becomes what happens to Wayne Simmonds. Does he get traded? Chuck Fletcher and the Philadelphia Flyers face this question now and the growing sense is Simmonds goes. Where does he end up? That is anyone’s guess. Furthermore, the return could
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8:52 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Coach Scott Gordon says veteran goaltender Brian Elliott will start the Philadelphia Flyers‘ Stadium Series outdoor game Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins instead of rookie sensation Carter Hart. Gordon told Elliott and Hart of his difficult decision before Philadelphia’s outdoor practice under the lights Friday at Lincoln
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The NHL has suspended Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid two games for an illegal check to the head of New York Islanders defenceman Nick Leddy. The incident occurred in the first period of Edmonton’s 4-3 overtime win over New York on Thursday, in which McDavid scored the winning goal. Leddy bobbled the puck as he chipped it into the Oilers zone. McDavid, who was backchecking,
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Wayne Simmonds is one of the most-discussed players leading into the NHL’s Monday Trade Deadline. The lanky winger has been a Philadelphia Flyers stalwart for the last eight seasons, but his contract ends this summer. The Flyers’ once-flickering playoff hopes have dimmed after a pair of thumpings this week, quickly vaulting them closer to a
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Edler and the Canucks talking contract extension Irfaan Gaffar: It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Vancouver Canucks re-sign defenseman Alexander Edler next week. Darren Dreger: “Talks have progressed on an Alex Edler extension with the Vancouver Canucks Not done yet, but heading in that direction which should kill all trade speculation.” Pierre LeBrun: “As
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3:31 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Washington Capitals upgraded their blue line Friday by acquiring defenseman Nick Jensen from the Detroit Red Wings. Washington sent a 2020 second-round pick and defenseman Madison Bowey to Detroit for Jensen and a 2019 fifth-round pick. Washington landed perhaps the best rental defensemen on the market,
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Alex Galchenyuk took the puck behind the goal and had to make a choice: Which way to come out? With goalie Jacob Markstrom was leaning one way, Galchenyuk went back the way he came, scoring 1:54 into overtime on an impressive individual effort to lift the Arizona Coyotes over the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Thursday night. Galchenyuk used a sweeping deke to get
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