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Three first overall NHL draft picks. Two Sedin twins, Daniel and Henrik. And don't forget Pavel Datsyuk, who is regarded by his colleagues as one of the game's best all-around players.
In the absence of Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, the NHL's All-Star festivities in Ottawa this weekend aren't exactly bereft of talent. Instead, there are plenty enough stars gathered in Canada's capital to capture the imaginations of the young, old and even most casual fans.
Just don't ask Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien to guess who might grab the limelight in the skills competition Saturday or All-Star game Sunday.
Declining to throw out any names, Julien is eagerly awaiting to find out on his own in preparing to coach Team Chara.
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A California doctors says Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is recovering from a neck injury in addition to a concussion.
Crosby visited with neurological spine specialist Dr. Robert S. Bray in Los Angeles this week to treat lingering concussion-like symptoms.
The team issued a statement Saturday night saying Bray diagnosed Crosby with a concussion and an unspecified neck...
While it might not have surprised his NHL colleagues, being picked first in Thursday night's All-Star draft shocked Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk.
Sidney Crosby is in Pittsburgh, plans to continue on-ice workouts and ideally will learn this week if he has spent almost 13 months recovering from a neck injury in addition to a concussion.
When Alexander Ovechkin decided to skip the 2012 All-Star weekend, it seemed the skills competition would be jeopardized.
Who could possibly replace this?
Patrick Kane. How could I forget? You probably have seen it already. But let’s check it out again:
The Superman cape wasn’t the most original, but the Clark Kent glasses made it his own. Perhaps Kane was just...
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A California doctors says Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is recovering from a neck injury in addition to a concussion. Crosby visited with neurological spine specialist Dr. Robert S. Bray in Los Angeles this week to treat lingering concussion-like symptoms. The team issued a statement Saturday night saying Bray diagnosed Crosby with a concussion and an unspecified neck injury...
We’ll have more on this tomorrow, but quickly, NHL All-Star Draft viewers are unloading on Alyonka Larionov who is getting her big TV break as a social media sideline reporter tonight. Her dad is Igor, the famous Russian who had huge success in the NHL with Detroit. Alyonka, once the arm candy of Alex Ovechkin, has been working her way up the hockey media landscape & viewers...
Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby missed most of last season after receiving hits to his head in back-to-back games. He was diagnosed with a concussion on January 5th and missed nearly 10 months of action before returning this season. Crosby played eight games before getting hurt again after taking another hit to the head. He has been out since December.
Zdeno Chara went with offense in taking Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk with the No. 1 pick in the NHL All-Star draft. Daniel Alfredsson stuck closer to home, choosing Ottawa Senators defenseman and teammate Erik Karlsson with his club's first sel
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More than three dozen of the NHLs best players will descended on Ottawa Thursday night for the All-Star Draft, and Bovada has all the action covered from the selections to the skills competition to the game itself.
Unfortunately, Alex Ovechkin has pulled out of the game, so retribution wont be coming...
Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal will replace Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin in the N.H.L. All-Star Game on Sunday.
ESPN’s John Buccigross, one of the only ESPN folks that I actually like (probably because he likes hockey), came out with a list of the NHL’s top 100 this last week, and he showed some of our Pens some love. Five Penguins showed up on the writer’s list with all 6 being 75 or better, 3 in the top 12 and 2 of the top 3 overall. I didn’t run an overall tally of how many...
Tonight while the Celtics game is on (and being covered later by CLNS in postgame with B Paul, J Weiss and Sean”No Abbreviation” Bakke) Lee will once again commandeer the format and talk about the NHL with Josie and Ben. We’ll get to Tim Thomas saying, “No thanks,” to the White House, Alex Ovechkin ducking out of [...]