NHL

Canada vs. Europe: 5 keys to World Cup of Hockey final

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Sidney Crosby #87 of Team Canada stickhandles the puck with pressure from Mats Zuccarello #63 of Team Europe during the World Cup of Hockey 2016 at Air Canada Centre on September 21, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Getty Images) TORONTO – When professionals play one another in a ‘best-on-best’ tournament, one team beating the other shouldn’t be considered a big upset. But at the World...
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NHL ‘negative’ on 2018 Winter Olympics, addresses Ovechkin threat

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — Sidney Crosby and Team Canada (Getty Images) TORONTO – As the 2016 World Cup of Hockey enters its final games, attention turns to that other big hockey tournament coming up in PyeongChang, South Korea. But the chances that the NHL is going to bring its players to the 2018 Winter Olympics are dwindling by the day, according to the League. “I think time is very short to make a decision,...
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Puck Daddy's 2016-17 NHL Preview: Montreal Canadiens

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Yahoo Last Season:  38-38-6 (82 points), 6th in the Atlantic, 13th in the East The Canadiens had a roller coaster ride of a season in 2015-16. They started the year an NHL record 9-0-0 and quickly looked like big time contenders. Then the injury bug hit Carey Price and the team went down an unrecoverable spiral. Price suffered a lower body injury in late October. Came back to...
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NHL may dump Team North America, Europe for 2020 World Cup

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 27: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman unveils the League’s Centennial celebration plans for 2017 during a press conference at the World Cup of Hockey 2016 at Air Canada Centre on September 27, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) TORONTO – The NHL and NHLPA aren’t ready to tell us how the 2020 World Cup of Hockey will be formatted,...
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NHL wants to go big with 2017 Centennial celebration

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman unveils the League’s Centennial celebration plans for 2017 during a press conference at the World Cup of Hockey 2016 at Air Canada Centre on September 27, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Getty Images) TORONTO – The NHL’s centennial celebration for 2017 isn’t just a passion project for commissioner Gary Bettman. It’s important to Steve Mayer. The league’s...
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Wayne Gretzky’s hilarious story about incognito Hall of Fame visit

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — TORONTO – Wayne Gretzky has always been a special kind of sports legend. Not just that he’s considered the greatest hockey player of all-time, but because he’s also an unabashed hockey fanboy. His passions for the game’s history are as considerable as his talent playing it. But when you’re Wayne Gretzky, getting a chance to indulge in that history at a place like the Hockey Hall of Fame in...
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NHL announces its 2017 Centennial celebration schedule

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — NHL TORONTO – The NHL announced plans for its centennial celebration beginning in 2017 with a number of events that will reach out to hockey fans in every market. Along with the celebration calendar, the league announced that Wayne Gretzky has been named NHL Centennial Ambassador and will appear at various events throughout 2017. The centennial party will end in November and December...
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Artemi Panarin wants $6M per season on new deal: Report

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) —   Chicago Blackhawks winger Artemi Panarin won the Calder Trophy last season and helped Patrick Kane to his Hart Trophy with outstanding play on their top line. He’s entering the last year of his entry-level contract, and he’s looking to get paid. Which, if you know your recent Blackhawks history, is sort of a problem. According to the Chicago Tribune , Panarin is seeking a six-year...
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Mike Babcock says changes would help World Cup of Hockey

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Head Coach of Team Canada Mike Babcock speaks to the media during the World Cup of Hockey 2016 practice sessions at Air Canada Centre on September 26, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/World Cup of Hockey via Getty Images) TORONTO – If Mike Babcock has his way, the next World Cup of Hockey will have some changes. The Team Canada coach was asked about the...
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Canada’s NHL superstars swallow pride, ice time for wins

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — TORONTO – Usually, it’s a welcome sight when a team’s fourth line hits the ice against yours. It might be a high-energy, low-talent group that’ll make you hustle, or maybe an ill-fitting group of spare parts that exists to give the other nine players a breather once every few shifts. But when Canada’s fourth line hits the ice at the World Cup of Hockey? You’re staring at Joe Thornton, a...
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Puck Lists: Who could the Winnipeg Jets land for Jacob Trouba?

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Ryan Lambert) — TORONTO, ON – NOVEMBER 4: Jacob Trouba #8 of the Winnipeg Jets skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on November 4, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Jets defeated the Maple Leafs 4-2. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) So the word is finally on the street that Jacob Trouba requested a trade before the NHL draft  last June and that the...
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Is Ralph Krueger the man to defeat Canada juggernaut?

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — Team Europe’s head coach Ralph Krueger (Getty Images) TORONTO – There are similarities between Ralph Krueger and Mike Babcock. Their international success as hockey coaches. Their cerebral, psychological approach to the game. Their wry humor in postgame press conferences. And also water skiing. Water skiing? “We’re both fanatic water skiers, so we compare our best water ski results on...
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Vladimir Sobotka set to stay in KHL with Omsk

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Sobotka in action during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) We finally have an answer as to whether Vladimir Sobotka will return to the NHL and St. Louis Blues this season. He’s not. According to Omsk of the KHL, the 29-year-old Sobotka will stay in Russia to fulfill the final...
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Puck Daddy's 2016-17 NHL Preview: Minnesota Wild

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Jen Neale) — Yahoo Last Season: 38-33-11 (87 points); 5th in Central; 2nd Wild Card spot in West The first two-thirds (ish) of the season wasn’t an easy one for the Minnesota Wild. The team was constantly dancing around the ‘will they, won’t they’ question of firing head coach Mike Yeo. Fifty five games into the season, a 23-22-10 record, and an eight game losing streak later, Yeo was sent...
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Carey Price gets Canada’s offense get ‘well-prepared’ for World Cup Final

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 16: Carey Price #31 of Team Canada makes a glove save during practice at the World Cup of Hockey 2016 at Air Canada Centre on September 16, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) TORONTO – John Tavares has 207 career NHL goals, so it’s not too often a goaltender gets him frustrated. But seeing Carey Price make saves against your...
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