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4:40 PM ET PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The NHL’s cautious optimism about the next World Cup of Hockey arriving in February 2021 has turned into absolute fatalism. Commissioner Gary Bettman said there will not be a World Cup held 14 months from now, despite deputy commissioner Bill Daly’s speculation during the offseason that the sequel
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10:09 PM ET PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The NHL will create a platform for whistleblowers and an annual training program on diversity and inclusion in response to recent abuse scandals in its coaching community, commissioner Gary Bettman announced at the league’s Board of Governors meeting in Pebble Beach on Monday. “Our message is unequivocal: We
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12:00 PM ET Every week, we’ll mine the waiver wire for lesser-owned assets to help your squad, whether you favor dynasty or the redraft format, and we’ll also toss in some tips for DFS players out there. Finally, we will look at some former go-to fantasy assets who may be overvalued – in the short-
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11:44 AM ET Philadelphia Flyers forward Travis Konecny is out indefinitely with a concussion, the team announced Monday. Konecny didn’t return to the Flyers’ 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday after a hard, open-ice hit by Mark Borowiecki late in the first period. Konecny, 22, scored a goal in that game and is
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2:21 PM ET Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. — Nicklas Backstrom had a smile on his face and no concerns about missing another game. “I’m good to go,” Backstrom said. “It’s like that guy in ‘Mighty Ducks.’ I woke up, no pain.” Backstrom was referring to the fictional Adam Banks character who returned from a wrist
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7:00 AM ET Coaches kicking their players in the back, or punching them in the head, is unacceptable. That’s a given, right? That a superior assaulting a subordinate is wrong? That these power dynamics discourage any pushback, because the victim risks a reduction in playing time, outright removal from the team or escalating physical and
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7:15 PM ET Forward Gabriel Landeskog will return from a lower-body injury Thursday night when the Colorado Avalanche take on the Montreal Canadiens. Landeskog, 27, Colorado’s captain who missed 16 games, confirmed coach Jared Bednar’s decision before pregame warm-ups at Bell Centre. Throughout the course of the injury, the team was vague about details. Landeskog
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4:53 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames have a deal for a new downtown arena, a 35-year agreement that keeps the NHL club in the city for that time. The team, the city and the Calgary Stampede rodeo signed an agreement Thursday to replace the 36-year-old Scotiabank Saddledome. The new 19,000-seat
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3:07 PM ET Montreal Canadiens goaltender Cayden Primeau will make his NHL debut Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche. Coach Claude Julien, preparing for back-to-back games the next two nights and looking to give starting goaltender Carey Price a rest, confirmed the decision after the morning skate at Bell Centre. “My message to him tonight,
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2:00 PM ET As follow up to last week’s Black Friday-inspired view of potential steals on the fantasy trade market, here’s a complementary round-up of overachieving assets to deal away in the here and now. As always, expect to see some prominent names on this list. One key to fantasy success is knowing when to
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1:47 PM ET The Minnesota Wild will be without defenseman Jared Spurgeon for about two weeks, while team captain Mikko Koivu is considered day-to-day after both players were injured during Tuesday’s win over the Florida Panthers. The team said Spurgeon suffered an upper-body injury in the first period of the 4-2 win. Spurgeon, 30, has
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11:49 AM ET San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane was fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for elbowing Capitals defenseman Radko Gudas, the league announced Wednesday. With just over five minutes left in Tuesday night’s game in San Jose, Kane and Gudas were skating to a loose puck. Kane raised his right glove,
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