Month: June 2020

Over the past few seasons, the major talking points regarding the Ottawa Senators have revolved around their owner, Eugene Melnyk, and their plethora of talented youngsters. Some of these young guns currently hold roster sports, while others are flexed between the NHL and Ottawa’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. With Ottawa granted
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NHL.com’s Q&A feature called “Five Questions With …” runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and latest news. The latest edition features Dave Andrews, who is retiring Tuesday after 26 years as president and CEO of the American Hockey League.
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National Hockey League fans who love blockbuster trades have had plenty to be happy about on June 29 over the years. There was an action-packed day in 2016 and two Hall of Famers were traded to their hometowns in 1990. A Crazy 23 Minutes The news couldn’t break fast enough on June 29, 2016, during
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June 28 saw two huge trades go down that benefitted a pair of Original 6 franchises for years to come. Also, this date in 1994 was one of the busiest in recent memory with drafts, trades and coaching moves. Canadiens Change Their Future The first step in the Montreal Canadiens dominating the 1970s occurred on
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For years, the NHL draft hasn’t made much sense. It’s something that got made up, or was copied from other professional leagues, when NHL owners wanted an artificial means of controlling prospects and costs. Over the years, people have come to believe in the fairy tale that the draft is about fairness of competition, about
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It’s hard to be part of an NHL franchise that’s in a rebuild. The team loses more games than they win, fans stop showing up, and there is less of a buzz around the arena and the city. Luckily for the Los Angeles Kings, the ping pong balls fell the right way at last Friday’s
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In a statement released by owners Terry and Kim Pegula on Tuesday last week, the Buffalo Sabres announced that they would be replacing Jason Botterill with Kevyn Adams at the general manager position. Adams comes into the role with no former NHL management experience after being promoted from the team’s senior vice-president of business administration.
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