Smashfest: Charitable yet competitive ping-pong by NHL players

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Yahoo Sports Staff) — He did it again! Congrats to back-to-back champ @Patrick_Eaves ! #SmashfestV pic.twitter.com/tq5M7Oqdjn — NHLPA (@NHLPA) July 22, 2016 TORONTO – – For the second time in as many years Patrick Eaves walked away from the annual Smashfest Ping-Pong tournament as the champion. The Dallas Stars forward defeated Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks to reclaim his title at the charity...
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Kevin Hayes avoids arbitration, signs two-year deal with Rangers

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy Kevin Hayes and the New York Rangers salary arbitration appointment on July 27 is officially cancelled. The two sides came to an agreement on Friday. First reported by NHL pundit Aaron Ward , Hayes signed a two-year, $5.2-million contract keeping him as an RFA at the end of the deal. In two seasons with the Rangers, Hayes has 31 goals, 81 points in 158 NHL regular season games. After a...
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Which NHL goal scorers were luckiest this season? (Trending Topics)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Ryan Lambert) — Joel Auerbach/Getty Images The concept of luck in hockey is a contentious one. Fans generally don’t like to hear that a goal was a result of a lucky bounce, or that an entire season’s worth of results — in terms of wins and losses — came because a team simply had the puck go their way for the majority of the year. After all, this somewhat assumes that all things in hockey are created...
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Joe Pavelski on his golf game, Stanley Cup run, World Cup of Hockey (Puck Daddy Q&A)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — Christian Petersen/Getty Images Joe Pavelski is modest when asked about his golf game. “It’s alright. It’s respectable,” he said from Lake Tahoe on Thursday. The San Jose Sharks captain will put his game to the test this weekend at the American Century Championship featuring over 80 celebrities from the entertainment and sports worlds. Pavelski enters the tournament a 30/1 favorite....
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Devils' prospect sued; McPhee talks roster, analytics (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 . Found my first Pokemon “pikachu ” pic.twitter.com/XBE60fdn3j — Kristopher Letang (@Letang_58) July 21, 2016 • QUICK! Someone tell...
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Kris Versteeg leaving NHL for Switzerland: Report

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — NHL Kris Versteeg was one of those names still floating in the unrestricted free-agent pool that surprised you. He split last season with the Carolina Hurricanes and Los Angeles Kings, amassing 15 goals and 23 assists in 77 games, playing an average of 15:23 per night. (His Kings average brought that down, as he was a spare part after the deal.) Versteeg is a serviceable and versatile...
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Evander Kane arrested for criminal trespass, other charges

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — Evander Kane Evander Kane of the Buffalo Sabres has been arrested for “misdemeanor criminal trespass” among other charges, according to the Buffalo News. Police sources had said that Kane was facing “non-criminal harassment charges” after a June 24 incident involving two women at a local club called Bottoms Up. (A third woman involved in the incident had yet to come forward to police as...
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Rangers win big on Chris Kreider contract, at the buzzer

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — Chris Kreider This is what the New York Rangers and Chris Kreider do. They wait until the door to the arbitrator’s office is nearly open and then end the drama with a new contract before walking in. Two years ago, it was a two-year deal with an annual cap hit of $2.475 million. On Friday, it ended up being a four-year contract with an annual cap hit of $4.625 million. After a...
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Has the NHL killed creativity in hockey?

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 27: Detroit Red Wings center Brad Richards (17) celebrate his game winning goal with Detroit Red Wings center Luke Glendening (41) during the third period February 27, 2016 at Coors Field. The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Colorado Avalanche 5-3. (Photo By John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Brad Richards had 932 points in his NHL career, which began in 2000...
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Winners, losers in NBC Sports’ 2016-17 NHL TV schedule

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — Pierre McGuire NBC Sports Group announced its 2016-17 NHL schedule on Thursday, with 106 NHL regular-season games spread between the networks. Some teams made out great. Some teams … not so much. Here’s a look at the winners and losers in NBC’s 2016-17 TV schedule. (A nd here is a look at last year’s winners and losers .) WINNER: Wednesday Night Rivalry Night It does appear that...
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Watch Phil Kessel’s grandma chug booze from Stanley Cup (Video)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — Via @karikessel Phil Kessel winning the Stanley Cup is glorious for so many reasons . One of the primary ones, of course, is that he was able to take his time with the Stanley Cup and make the most of it. Last Sunday, Kessel had the Cup in Madison, Wisconsin. He took it to a children’s hospital . And then he partied with friends and family, which meant a chance to drink from the Cup, as...
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Auston Matthews signs entry-level deal with Maple Leafs

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — Jeffrey T. Barnes/Getty Images The panic can now end. Auston Matthews has signed his entry-level deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet , Matthews, the No. 1 overall pick in last month’s NHL Draft,  will receive the maximum in salary ($925,000) and a possible $2.85 million in bonuses, equal to that of the deals signed by Connor...
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Islanders planning Brooklyn escape to Queens: Report

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 24: Fans gather in the plaza prior to the game between the New York Islanders and the Florida Panthers. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images) Are the New York Islanders planning their escape from Barclays Center? The Islanders are in talks with the Wilpon family, owners of the New York Mets, about building an arena adjacent to Citi Field in Queens , according to...
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Richards talks retirement; Avs ink Grigorenko; NCAA tables 4-on-4 OT (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 . Keeper of the Cup / Twitter • Eric Fehr and his wife get a little help lifting the Cup. [ Keeper of the Cup ] • Brad Richards on retiring:...
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Why NHL fired arbitrator from Dennis Wideman case (repost)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — (GETTY IMAGES) James Oldham has been the neutral arbitrator for the NHL and NHLPA for over a decade , hired to preside over grievances concerning the Collective Bargaining Agreement. But he no longer will. Oldham confirmed to Sports Business Daily’s Liz Mullen that the NHL had dismissed him after he overturned Gary Bettman’s ruling on one of the most controversial cases in NHL...
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