Month: June 2020

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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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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Ryan Merkley was a polarizing player before the San Jose Sharks picked him 21st overall in 2018. Projected to be a top-ten talent, top-five by some, the conventional wisdom on why the Oakville, Ontario native slid back so far in the first round was related to his poor attitude. There were reports that he lashed
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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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The Los Angeles Kings recently signed a quarterback. Wait, what? Among the Kings’ recent signings is defenseman Jordan Spence, who has the “quarterbacking” skills that are making inroads as a hot commodity in the NHL. Think Torey Krug. (from ‘Kings sign Arthur Kaliyev, Jordan Spence to entry-level contracts,’ Daily Bulletin, 06/03/2020) Related: Kings’ Top 10
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