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Sand Knights? Las Vegas NHL team name mystery deepens

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — Getty Images They won’t be the Las Vegas Knights because of complicated trademark issues with the London Knights of the OHL. They won’t be the Las Vegas Black Knights because owner Bill Foley received pushback from the U.S. Army, and moved on. They won’t be the Las Vegas Aces, Deuces, Blackjacks, Jackpots, Pit Bosses or Craps, because “the NHL has made it very clear that the name really...
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Captain Plekanec; Yahoo fantasy hockey is open; Youppi! and the Expos (Puck Headlines)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com . https://twitter.com/ovi8/status/769914269014036480 • Mazel tov, Ovi! • Yahoo Fantasy Hockey is open for the 2016-17 season. Register your...
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Why won’t the NHL close Coyotes’ salary cap loophole?

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) —     Chicago Blackhawks’ Dave Bolland celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 24, 2013. REUTERS/Adam Hunger What if I told you that your team could have two Hall of Famers and a former Stanley Cup champion for $1.675 million in total combined salary? Granted,...
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KHL team unveils statue to adopted cat outside arena (Photos)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — HC Admiral To understand why a professional hockey team would honor a dead cat with a statue outside of its arena you have to go back two years to Dec. 2014 and inside a seafood store at Vladivostok International Airport. As patrons shopped, a curious little cat was hungry and decided to have itself a meal. That meal was a pricey one. About $1,000, in fact, as Stephen Douglas of...
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Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Washington Capitals

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Yahoo Sports Staff) — [Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments that defy prediction or, in some cases, logical explanation. Welcome to WEIRD NHL.] By: Scotty Wazz of FaceOffHockeyShow.com and ...
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What We Learned: Inside the NHL’s coach-hiring trend

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Ryan Lambert) — Getty Images (Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) One of the big recent trends in hockey over the past few years has been teams in need of coaches going outside the “old boys network” of the...
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Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Vancouver Canucks

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Yahoo Sports Staff) — [Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments that defy prediction or, in some cases, logical explanation. Welcome to WEIRD NHL.] By: Ryan Biech of Canucks Army and Daily Hive...
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Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Toronto Maple Leafs

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Yahoo Sports Staff) — [Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments that defy prediction or, in some cases, logical explanation. Welcome to WEIRD NHL.] By: Steve “Dangle” Glynn of Sportsnet.ca How on...
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Thief in goalie gear robs Canadian beer store (Video)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — A man wearing hockey goaltending equipment broke into a Russell, Manitoba convenience store and stole three cases of Budweiser. According to the Winnipeg Free Press , the thief and an accomplice threw a rock through the store’s glass door before breaking in to take the brew. “It was different,” RCMP Cpl. Brett Church told the Free Press. “I’ve never seen that before. Very bizarre.” He...
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Blues GM: Vladimir Sobotka expected to join team after World Cup

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — Photo by Mark Buckner/NHLI via Getty Images Someday, Vladimir Sobotka will return to the NHL and fulfill the year of service he owes the St. Louis Blues following the 2014 arbitration decision that was made a week after he signed with Omsk of the KHL. He could have returned this past season, but Sobotka elected to remain in the KHL and posted an 18-goal, 34-point season and helped Omsk...
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Enroth replaces Lehner at World Cup; Savard on health, hockey (Puck Headlines)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Jen Neale) — Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at  puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com . Dwight Schrute’s cousin Mose Larkin! Best regards from your uber driver @dylanlarkin71 #redwingslookalikes #theoffice #schrutebeetfarm...
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Save By Sakic: Jared Bednar and return of Colorado Avalanche

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — Jared Bednar As Joe Sakic thanked the Columbus Blue Jackets for the improbable opportunity to hire away their American Hockey League coach, his voice had the timbre of someone whose wealthy relative surprised him by posting his bail. “It was a time-sensitive matter,” said the Colorado Avalanche general manager, with a virtual exhale. Yeah, no [expletive]. Patrick Roy quits on Aug. 11, ...
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Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Tampa Bay Lightning

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Yahoo Sports Staff) — [Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments that defy prediction or, in some cases, logical explanation. Welcome to WEIRD NHL.] By: John Fontana, JustinG., and Brett of Raw Charge ...
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Why NHL cap space can be its most vital asset (Trending Topics)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Ryan Lambert) — Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images Not everyone can be Jeff Gorton. On Thursday, Gorton signed Brandon Pirri to a one-year, $1.1 million contract, capping a summer in which he added a slew of inexpensive bets that come as low-risk and potentially high-reward acquisitions. So far this summer, the New York Rangers lost Keith Yandle, Dan Boyle, Viktor Stalberg and Eric Staal (who was a...
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Jared Bednar wants to 'attack' with 'up-tempo' style in Colorado

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Bednar The Colorado Avalanche brought in Jared Bednar as head coach not just for his winning pedigree, but also because of his strategy as a bench boss. Bednar, who was hired Thursday morning , said he likes to push an attack mostly based on speed and pressuring the puck. The team believes will mesh will with fleet-footed forwards like Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene. “I have a style...
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