Month: October 2020

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed goaltender Michael Hutchinson to a two-year, two-way contract. Hutchinson returns to the Maple Leafs organization after being dealt to Colorado by Toronto on on Feb. 24, 2020. Last season, Hutchinson was 5-9-1 in 16 regular-season NHL appearances between the Leafs and the Avalanche, with a 3.47 goals-against average and
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6:13 PM ET Former Boston University hockey player Travis Roy, who was paralyzed after an injury in 1995 and became a philanthropist for spinal cord injury treatment, has died at 45. A family spokesperson told WCVB in Boston that Roy died in Vermont due to complications from a procedure he needed to maintain his quality
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The Forum. The Olympia. The Stadium. The names of the Original Six’s arenas were instantly recognizable to hockey fans around the world, shorthand or not. Well, for fans of the Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, at least. Fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs (the Gardens), New York Rangers (the Garden, singular. One
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The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed defenseman Guillaume Brisebois to a one-year, two-way contract. Brisebois, 23, completed his third pro season in 2019-20, notching four goals and 11 assists for 15 points along with a team-best plus-21 rating in 48 games for the AHL’s Utica Comets. A third-round pick by Vancouver in the 2015 NHL Draft,
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There’s no local bias involved in the Vegas Golden Knights being among the most probable Stanley Cup contenders in the early odds for the upcoming 2020-21 season. At +900, they rank just behind the Colorado Avalanche (+450) and defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning (+800) as the third-largest favorite heading into next season. And it’s easy
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The Dallas Stars have signed defenseman Julius Honka to a one-year, two-way contract. Honka, 24, spent the 2019-20 season in Finland, skating in 46 games for JYP Jyvaskyla. A first-round pick (14th overall) by Dallas in the 2014 NHL Draft, Honka made his pro debut with the American Hockey League’s Texas Stars in 2014-15 and
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5:01 PM ET Associated Press The Ontario Hockey League will not have bodychecking this season because of COVID-19. Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s minister of sport, said Friday that removing purposeful physical contact from the game was necessary in preventing the spread of the coronavirus. MacLeod said the decision was influenced by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey
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The late Roger Neilson will forever go down as one of the most unique coaches in NHL history. His style, personality, and willingness to do anything to gain an upper hand is the stuff of legends. He was an innovator who was responsible for many of the rules the NHL has today because he just
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