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Photo: Amazing Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins corn maze created

Corn mazes of athletes seem to be all in the rage lately.  We’ve had one of New York Yankees baseball legend Derek Jeter as well as one of Arizona Cardinals star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Now hockey gets it’s turn with this masterpiece created outside Pittsburgh which is of Pittsburgh Penguins legend Mario Lemieux and even includes the Pittsburgh Penguins logo.  Check...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars troll fan wearing Maple Leafs jersey

During last night’s preseason game between the Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Stars’ arena crew noticed someone a little out of place in the crowd. So, they decided to have a little fun with a guy who was wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey- which, needless to say, had little place at a game that the Leafs were not playing in. Check out what they put up on the...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predators sign Ryan Ellis to a five-year deal

Ryan Ellis remains with the Predators, thanks to a new five-year contract. Photo: Danny Murphy, Icon SMI The Nashville Predators have locked up one of their top young defensemen, Ryan Ellis, to a five-year deal, as per the team’s website. The contract has a total value of $12 million (average annual value of $2.5 million). Ellis was the No. 11 pick in the 2009 draft, and spent...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pavel Datsyuk to miss approximately 4 weeks with shoulder injury

AP Image The Detroit Red Wings will be without star Russian center Pavel Datsyuk for approximately four weeks after the 36-year old suffered a second-degree shoulder separation in the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night. Per Ken Holland, #RedWings Pavel Datsyuk 2nd degree R shoulder separation. Out 2-4 weeks depending healing process. — Helene St. James...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Ochocinco wants to play in the NHL

(CBS Sports) The National Hockey League already has one Chad Johnson. Can it make room for a second? Chad Johnson, better known as Chad Ochocinco, wants to play hockey. Johnson has been away from the NFL for a while now, but continues to play wide receiver in the CFL for the Montreal Alouettes. Chad Johnson has the athleticism to outrun a race horse, but does he have the strength...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Football to the NHL?

(CBS Sports) The National Hockey League already has one Chad Johnson. Can it make room for a second? Chad Johnson, better known as Chad Ochocinco, wants to play hockey. Johnson has been away from the NFL for a while now, but continues to play wide receiver in the CFL for the Montreal Alouettes. Chad Johnson has the athleticism to outrun a race horse, but does he have the strength...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NHL plans to have regular-season games in Europe

The New York Rangers were one of the last teams to play in Europe in 2011 (theScore) The National Hockey League is considering a return to regular season games played cross the Atlantic in Europe starting next year. The NHL are no stranger to playing games across the pond, between 2007 and 2011 they would send teams to compete in a series of exhibition games across Europe in places...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos: The Dallas Stars’ crazy new mascot

Following up on last year’s “victory green” re-branding of the team, the Dallas Stars have introduced a new member of their team: Victor E. Green, the first mascot in franchise history. It was revealed at the Ice Breaker Event in downtown Dallas, with most of the team and coaches on hand to meet and greet fans. It’s a bit unclear what exactly it is- it’s got horns, or possibly...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Flames prospect scores sweet goal in rookie tourney

Here is a great goal scored by Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames during their game between the Winnipeg Jets in the Young Stars tournament for rookies and prospects.   Drafted by the Senators in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Gaudreau has spent the last four years with the Boston College Eagles where he won the Hbey Baker Award for being college hockey’s best...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Former NHLer Ladislav Nagy scores incredible goal in KHL

The KHL season is only a few days old but there’s already a challenger for the Goal of the Season award.  The game was between AK Bars Kazan and Bratislava Slovan.  The scorer was former NHL forward Ladislav Nagy playing for Bratislava. Nagy received the puck behind his goal.  What followed was a masterclass of balance and control as Nagy skated through the entire Kazan defense...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lightnings’ Steven Stamkos does the ‘Field Goal Challenge’

Have you ever wondered how far Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning can hit a hockey puck through the uprights of a football goal using a hockey stick?  Well wonder no more!  Stamkos teamed up with Bauer and used the MX3 stick to create this amazing video. He scores from 91 yards.  NINETY-ONE YARDS!  It reminded me instantly of ‘Happy Gilmore’, the 1996 movie that saw...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ukrainian KHL team has arena raided, ransacked by armed men

The only Ukrainian team in the Russian-based KHL, Donbass Donetsk, had their arena ransacked by armed men in May.  The rid came after the team was eliminated from the Gagarin Cup playoffs in the second round. The armed men ransacked the arena for all it’s computers. During the playoff run, the team had to move to an arena in Bratislava, Slovakia after tensions between Russia and...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars’ Jack Campbell honors Navy Seals with new mask

Jack Campbell, the Dallas Stars’ top goaltending prospect and current starting netminder for their American Hockey League affiliate (Texas Stars) has a new mask for the 2014-15 season, and it is just great. His new cage pays tribute to the Navy Seals of Operation Red Wing, a 2005 military excursion in Iraq, and most identifiably Marcus Luttrell, a Texas native and former Navy Seal...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Hockey in Vegas – Should it and Could it Happen?

Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province stated last week that an NHL expansion into Las Vegas is a “done deal”. Vegas is a formidable metropolis and a decent-sized television market thanks to a decades-long population boom that has largely leveled off. In the next step toward big-city credibility, developers in Las Vegas are building an arena in the hopes that the city can attract...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers re-sign Schultz to one-year deal

Defenseman Justin Schultz will be staying in Edmonton for at least one more year. He and the Oilers inked a one-year deal that will keep him in copper and blue for the 2014-15 season to the tune of $3.675 million, according to NHL.com. Schultz, a blueliner who swings more towards the offensive side of the game, was a big free agent signing for the Oilers two years ago. His signing...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Teemu Selanne builds Finnish hockey academy

(NHL.com) In the next three years, Anaheim Ducks great Teemu Selanne plans to establish his own hockey academy in Finland. Selanne hopes his own academy can develop goal scorers. Teemu Selanne’s hockey academy focuses on young hockey players with aspirations to play in the NHL. His academy will bring junior hockey players from Sweden, Russia and even the USA. Developing the top...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicklas Lidstrom turns down coaching role with Red Wings for now

AP Image Nicklas Lidstrom is one of the greatest hockey players of all time   He spent his entire NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, a career that spanned 20 seasons.  Lidstrom retired after the 2011-12 season after having helped the team win four Stanley Cups. With a man of such legendary status, it’s understandable to think that his former team would want to bring him...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Swiss forward Praplan scores filthy, filthy goal

Just watch it. Clip is below. Dekes. Spin moves. Embarrassment of the other team. Vincent Praplan, a 20-year-old forward for the Kloten Flyers of the Swiss league, does it all on this tally, which came in a Champions League game against HV71, a Swedish team. Just….just ridiculous.
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kevin Hayes signs with the Rangers

Coveted college free agent Kevin Hayes, originally a first-round draft pick of the Blackhawks, has signed with the New York Rangers today. The 6’2″, 201 lb. right wing just finished up a collegiate career at Boston College where he scored 44 goals and had 132 total point in 142 games. The Blackhawks made Hayes the No. 24 pick in the 2010 draft, but could not agree to a contract...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets’ 2014 first-round pick Milano to play in OHL?

It looks like Sonny Milano will be headed to the junior hockey ranks rather than college. The 2014 first-round draft choice of the Columbus Blue Jackets (No. 16 overall) originally indicated that he would commit to Boston College for the upcoming season, which likely (but not definitely) would have meant that he’d be there for the next four years. However, according to Rob Mixer...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Fantasy Players Who Could Regress During the 2014-2015 NHL Season

Every fantasy season, a number of players are drafted too early based on their performances the previous year. Some fans and pundits label these as breakout seasons, but the truth is that these players merely ride unsustainable percentages and end up with career highs in goals and points. Special players, such as Steven Stamkos, always have high shooting percentages. Most players...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Grabovski, Kulemin post hilarious #ALSIceBucketChallenge vid

As you may or may not have heard, the #ALSIceBucketChallenge is all the rage on the internet these days. It involves someone posting a video of themselves dousing themselves with (you guessed it) a bucket of ice water, then nominating other people to do the same. It’s all for a good cause- again, as you may have guessed, to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, aka...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Boy finds Montreal Stanley Cup ring in New Brunswick river

Winning the Stanley Cup is one of the highest pinnacles in all of sport, and the Stanley Cup ring is one of the most visible ways for players to remember their grand accomplishment. Imagine the astonishment when a boy from Eastern Canada found a ring sitting in a river! A Montreal Canadiens championship ring was found in the Restigouche River in New Brunswick by eight-year-old Anthony...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings to honor Robitaille with statue

This upcoming season, the Los Angeles Kings will honor former player Luc Robitaille with a statue outside of Staples Center. The unveiling will occur on March 7, 2015 before the Kings game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Robitaille was a ninth-round draft choice of Los Angeles’ in 1984, but he went on to far exceed his draft position. In 1986-87, his first NHL season, he tallied...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Player Files Another Concussion Law Suit Against the NHL

Yet another former hockey player is taking legal action against the NHL for not doing enough to prevent brain injuries brought on by concussions. Jon Rohloff, the man behind this most recent suit, played for the Boston Bruins from 1994 to 1997. During the 150 games he played in those years, Rohloff alleges that he suffered “multiple head traumas” that the NHL did very little...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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