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VIDEO: Toronto Maple Leafs have awesome pregame 3D ice special effects

It seems like traditional laser-light shows have taken a back seat in today’s times.  Special effects are alive and well in Air Canada Centre in Toronto, where their Maple Leafs defend home ice.  Check out this awesome pregame sequence that will literally have you wondering how they do it (via Toronto Maple Leafs YouTube) Since the team has lost five straight and sits in 10th...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State hockey gives tribute to Joe Paterno on helmets

After several years of being the national spotlight for a horrific crime, the NCAA finally appears to be ready to absolve Pennsylvania State University to some extent, and move on from the Jerry Sandusky abhorrent and unforgivable crime.  The NCAA announced today that the 112 wins that legendary head coach Joe Paterno had stripped from 1998 – 2011 will be reinstated.  This gives...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch KHL player Tomi Maki get trapped in the glass

In one of the mos bizarre and strangest plays in professional hockey this season, a KHL player is trapped by the plexiglass  after receiving a hit.  Tomi Maki of Helsinki Jokerit was checked into the boards by CSKA Moscow’s Igor Makarov. in Sunday nights game between ths sides    The result was Maki needing assistance from several teammates and officials to free him. The attempt...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

UK-based EIHL bans player 18 games for violent actions (Video)

The Elite Ice Hockey League which is based in the United Kingdom hit one of their players with one of the longest suspensions in the history of the league.   Edinburgh Capitals forward Joe Grimaldi was suspended for 18 games for his actions in a game against the Nottingham Panthers. Grimaldi, who is from New York, delivered an illegal hit to the heart of a Panthers player. ...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Columbus extends Sergei Bobrovsky’s contract

Columbus has locked up franchise netminder Sergei Bobrovsky to an extension. Photo: Michael Miller   Looks like Bobrovsky will be on the case in Columbus for a while. The Blue Jackets inked the Russian goaltender to a four-year, $29.7M contract extension yesterday, a deal which will kick in next season and keep him with the team until 2019. Bobrovsky, 26, originally entered the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL reveals uniforms for 2015 All-Star game

For this years NHL All-Star game, the players will be wearing black, white and neon.  Surely you can’t be serious?  I am serious and don’t call me Shirley.  As we can see from the images below, neon yellow is used often. NHL unveils 2015 All-Star game jerseys – http://t.co/x4lB8TTwijpic.twitter.com/Wyn0dbQOQo — Comcast SportsNet (@CSNChicago) January 9, 2015 I think...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Oilers’ Nail Yakupov invade the crease, buries Blackhawks

Edmonton Oilers’ forward Nail Yakupov now has four goals in eight career games against the Chicago Blackhawks after burying this beauty late in the third period against them on Friday night.  Yakupov was the first overall pick by the Oilers in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Yakupov has five goals and si assists in 42 games this season as the Oilers continue to struggle.  The Oilers...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wisconsin-Superior hockey team to wear ugly Christmas sweater jerseys

Christmas might have ended a few weeks ago but it seems like ugly Christmas sweaters are still fashionable no matter what time of the year it is.  That’s at least according to the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellow Jackets hockey team who will take the ice on Friday and Saturday night wearing these monstrosities. “Surely you can’t be serious?” I am serious and don...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch a Latvian rap song about Sabres’ Zemgus Girgensons

AP Image Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons is a very popular man.  Not only did he lead the voting for the 2015 NHL All-Star game, partly thanks to people in his native Latvia voting for him online, but he also has a rap video dedicated to him. That’s right.  A Latvian rap group called Olas wrote a song dedicated to their idol.  It’s rather catchy as you can hear from...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs fire head coach Randy Carlyle

AP Image The Toronto Maple Leafs have decided to part ways with head coach Randy Carlyle.  The team announced the firing of Carlyle on Tuesday morning.  General manager David Nonis wished Carlyle the best in a statement. “I want to thank Randy for all of his hard work and dedication,” said Nonis. “It’s never an easy decision to make when changing your leadership but our...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Winter Classic Preview

On New Year’s Day, Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., will host the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, a hockey game played annually that has been called the Sports Event of the Year. This year, the Washington Capitals face off against the Chicago Blackhawks. Each team is off to a quality start for the 2014-2015 season, currently sitting in the top half of their respective divisions...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils fire head coach Peter DeBoer

In a surprise move, the New Jersey Devils relieved head coach Peter DeBoer of his duties this morning. DeBoer had spent the last three-plus years behind the bench in New Jersey, posting a solid 114-93-41 record, with one Stanley Cup Finals appearance (2011-12, when New Jersey lost in five games to the Los Angeles Kings). Though the Devils are currently seventh out of eight teams...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks unveil Stadium Series jerseys

The San Jose Sharks have officially unveiled their jerseys for the 2015 Stadium Series game against the Los Angeles Kings on February 21st.  The jerseys come with an orange collar, a Northern California patch and a message  on the inside of the collar.  The game will be played at Levi’s Stadium, the home of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. The following images all come courtesy...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Sens’ Bobby Ryan scores sensational goal vs. Kings

Bobby Ryan has always had a penchant for jaw-dropping goals. It’s been a while, but his goal tonight against the Los Angeles Kings seems like something out of a video game. He rushes halfway up the rink by himself, dangles the puck through Brayden Mc…..ah forget it. Don’t read this. Just watch it. Clip is below.   The post Watch: Sens’ Bobby Ryan scores sensational goal...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Seguin becomes first NHL player to score 20 goals this season

USA TODAY Sports The Dallas Stars snapped a three game losing streak when the beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Saturday night.  The most interesting thing about the game was Stars’ forward Tyler Seguin becoming the first player to break 20 goals this season. He now has 21 goals for the season after netting twice against the Canadiens.  Seguin also has 35 points which puts...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Feared enforcer George Parros retires after nine years

AP Image George Parros, one of the most feared enforcers in the NHL, has decided to call it a career and retire from the sport that was his home for nine eventful years.  Parros announced the decision on the NHLPA’s website. “It’s been an honor to play in the greatest league in the world. Thanks to the organizations I’ve had the good fortune to play for, especially to the...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets’ Brian Little scores teams first hat-trick since rebirth

USA TODAY Sports The Winnipeg Jets returned to Winnipeg four years ago.  The move came 16 years after the original Winnipeg Jets up sticks and moved to Arizona to become the Coyotes   Since the teams triumphant return to Manitoba (at the expense of the Atlanta Thrashers), no player has scored a hat-trick for the team. That skid ended om Friday night when Brian Little scored three...
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December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars’ Tyler Seguin: ‘I’m tired of losing’

USA Today Sports The Dallas Stars lost 5-2 to the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night to record their 12th loss in 26 games.  For star forward Tyler Seguin, this is unacceptable and he’s tired of losing. “I’m just sick of losing,” Seguin told reporters “There’s no excuse for it. Losing sucks. The taste of losing is terrible. So, we’re going to move on and go home...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres, Lightning rack up 110 penalty minutes in brawl-filled game

The Tampa Bay Lightning faced off against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.  The Lightning cruised to a 5-0 win but what made the game interesting was not the score, it was the 110 penalty minutes dished out to players of both sides in what was a brawl-fulled game. The Buffalo Sabres gave a break down of the penalties dished out for the third period alone. Updated list of penalties...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp likely back next week

ESPN.com Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp likely will return from a lower-body injury next week, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said on Thursday. Sharp has been out since suffering of an apparent leg injury against the Montreal Canadiens on Nov. 4. He was expected to miss 3-4 weeks. He began practicing with the team again on Tuesday. Sharp will add to a hot Hawks team...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild’s Zach Parise calls out booing fans

AP Image The Minnesota Wild won a tough game against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.  The final score was 2-1 to the Wild.  One of the most notable stats from the game was the Wild not scoring a goal in five powerplays, something that got the Wild fans very heated.  So heated that they started booing their own team. ans had started to boo during the third minute of...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Alfredsson retires as member of Ottawa Senators

AP Image Daniel Alfredsson is hanging up the skates after 18 seasons in the National Hockey League.  Aldredsson has decided to retire after failing to land another contract with another team after leaving the Detroit Red Wings, a team he signed for in 2013. Alfredsson was once the captain for the Ottawa Senators and played for the team for 17 seasons before moving south to join...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Corey Crawford out 2 to 3 weeks

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford will miss the next two-to-three weeks because of a left foot injury suffered at a concert. Crawford, who is wearing a walking boot, said he sustained the injury after leaving a recent concert. Crawford had been scheduled to start against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night at the United Center, but backup Antti Raanta instead will get...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings re-sign Alec Martinez

  NHL.com The Los Angeles Kings have re-signed defenseman Alec Martinez to a six-year contract extension. A source told ESPN.com the new deal is worth on average $4 million per season. Martinez, who scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal last June, was slated to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. The Kings also re-signed blue-liner Jake Muzzin to a five-year deal worth $4...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Toronto Maple Leaf Season So Far And Carter Ashton’s Suspension

The Maple Leafs’ season continues to show signs of improvement after hitting quarter point into the National Hockey League season. Their main players in particular, have shown signs of commitment to playing a three-zone, pressing type of game. Over the past few seasons, this type of commitment has been lacking in the team- but it is now a big reason why the squad is starting to...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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