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When Canadians were introduced to Russian hockey at the Summit Series in 1972, many were surprised at the skill and grace the Soviet’s exuded. They rarely retaliated when they were met with physical adversity. Their stoic nature was amazing to watch, but they were labelled as “soft”. Many experts thought you couldn’t win a Stanley Cup with Russians on
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4:36 PM ET Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is dealing with an upper-body injury and is out indefinitely. The team placed Maatta on the injured list on Tuesday. The 24-year-old played just 4:57 in Monday night’s 4-1 win over Philadelphia before leaving the game. He did not return. Maatta has one
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The American Hockey League has a well-earned reputation for developing hockey’s top young prospects. But the AHL also has become a place for reclamation projects to put themselves back into contention for NHL work. Here is a look at players whose performances this season already have put them back into the NHL and others who
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There’s no question that this Toronto Maple Leafs’ team continues to be an exciting commodity for the NHL from a business standpoint. They have a top six with more raw talent than most of the league and that includes two of the game’s young superstars in Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews. On top of that,
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12:31 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The boldest move at the NHL trade deadline is usually no move at all. But that means ignoring the siren song of trading the future for the present and the allure of finding that final piece to complete the puzzle a team has meticulously constructed for months — or at
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The Vancouver Canucks have acquired goaltender Marek Mazanec from the New York Rangers in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. Mazanec, 27, has appeared in 20 games with the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack this season, posting a record of 7-8-4 with a 3.01 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage. The
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TAMPA, FLA.—The high-powered Tampa Bay Lightning just keep on rolling. NHL points leader Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists, Brayden Point added a goal and two assists, and the Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 6-3 on Tuesday night. Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy reaches back to make a save against Calgary Flames’
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The Toronto Maple Leafs had one powerful surge against Colorado, and it came from their re-energized power play. Nazem Kadri and Kasperi Kapanen scored power-play goals 22 seconds apart in the second period, Frederik Andersen stopped 34 shots and the Maple Leafs beat Colorado 5-2 on Tuesday night, extending the Avalanche’s winless streak to eight
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