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It was only four years ago that Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin shocked the hockey world and traded fan-favorite defenseman P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Shea Weber. The trade immediately split the Canadiens fanbase into two sides: one that despised the trade, the other that loved it. On the one
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On June 26, 2019, Roberto Luongo announced that he was closing the curtain on his legendary 19-season National Hockey League career, and what a career it was. He leaves the game with 489 wins, which ranks him third amongst all goaltenders behind only Patrick Roy and Martin Brodeur. If he played the 2019-20 season, he
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The New York Rangers may not have the greatest overall success when it comes to gaining stars from the NHL Entry Draft, especially when it comes to early draft picks. However, there have been diamonds and hidden gems that the team has selected since the draft’s inception in 1963. Some may feel the Rangers’ draft
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The 2020 Draft Lottery is now set for June 26, and the teams hoping for the first overall pick are starting to dream of adding that next great piece to their roster. The majority of top NHL draft picks do work out in some form or fashion, but not always. In 1993, the Ottawa Senators
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Every year renews the age-old debate as to whether or not the Georges Vezina Trophy and the other major NHL awards should be renamed. The argument usually goes that the names of bygone hockey legends (often men such as Frank Calder and Conn Smythe who laid the foundations for hockey becoming a major sport in
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This article was originally written in October, 2015. TD Garden, home of the Boston Bruins, has only been open for a few decades. But in that time, it’s seen countless unforgettable moments. Playing host to the Bruins, Celtics, the Beanpot, Hockey East championships, figure skating, concerts, professional wrestling, and even box lacrosse has given plenty
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Before the days of Wayne Gretzky shattering every scoring record in the NHL books, there was Gordie Howe, who, on the day of retirement, was the highest scoring player in NHL history by 383 points over Stan Mikita. Before Gordie Howe’s career was finished, there was Maurice Richard, who retired with 544 goals, 98 more
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On June 7, 2018, after 44 years of trying, the Washington Capitals finally lifted the Stanley Cup. In Oakland, California, 43 years, 2 months, and 10 days earlier, the same team took turns lifting a trash can around the ice in mock jubilation. The achievement they were celebrating? A regular-season road win. It would turn
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have their 22-year-old center and cornerstone Auston Matthews locked in for four more years on a five-year, signing bonus-laden contract for $58.17 million that comes with an average annual cap hit of $11.634 million. Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) Being the second-highest paid NHL player, behind
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Since their founding in 1926, the Chicago Blackhawks (and Black Hawks) have won six Stanley Cup championships. They’re one of the “Original Six” NHL teams along with the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. There are only three Blackhawks to reach the 50-goal mark. (Vince Richards/THW) From
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Since beginning play in the 1917-18 season, the NHL and it’s teams have seen drastic changes as well as improvements regarding team uniforms. Not only have jersey designs changed throughout history, but so too has technology, with development constantly adapting to bring players ultimate benefits without inhibiting their skill or style of play. Typically, NHL team uniforms and
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Roman Cechmanek was one of these European players whose star risen as fast as declined. He was not a widely known draft pick, burst onto the scene in the NHL later in his career and had several solid to great seasons in the NHL. Then all of a sudden he disappeared. Roman Cechmanek (Photo by Jeff
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The Winnipeg Jets have selected 10 players in the first round of the National Hockey League Entry Draft since their return to Winnipeg in 2011. They have had a first-round pick in eight of the nine drafts, only missing the 2018 NHL Entry Draft after sending their first-round selection in a huge trade deadline deal
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The Dallas Stars are once again considered a contender thanks in large part to superstars Tyler Seguin, Jamie Benn and Ben Bishop. However, it will be organizational depth that will determine how far the club goes in coming seasons. Second and third-round picks such as Roope Hintz and Esa Lindell have filled important roles, but
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