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NHL Hockey: Four More Teams by 2017?

#451351884 / gettyimages.comAccording to Chris Peters of CBS Sports, the NHL could add as many as four more teams by 2017. The more you look into this deal, the more it looks like a possibility. The NHL in Las Vegas could be a big draw. Chris Peters, CBS Sports -- Here's why it's not completely outlandish to envision Vegas as a future NHL city. For one, they have two open...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL expanding to Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas! According to the Providence, the NHL is expanding to Las Vegas, Nevada. Place your bets. I picture an arena with one armed bandits and black jack tables in it. All jokes aside, I think it's a great move. Now, I wonder if we can get a Frozen Four there? Tony Gallagher, The Providence -- Sources close to the situation have indicated Las Vegas is a done deal, the...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

This Day in Hockey History

So sitting between classes looking for something to do, I decided to look up what happened on this day in hockey history, but quickly found out that not many interesting things happened on August 26th for the sport of hockey. However, here are the few things I did find in order by year:1938- Montreal Maroons dropped from the NHL1971- Then all time shutout leader, Terry Sawchuck,...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

43 Days until the NHL season - Links...

There are 43 days until the NHL season begins. UND football starts in two days and six - nine freshmen could end up having their red shirts pulled. The UND football insider has the two-deep depth chart for the UND football team. The UND Hockey team took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. To date, that's the best one that I have seen. Apparently, the Penguins aren't in a hurry...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Hockey: Six Part Must-See Non-Conference Series

Atlantic Hockey: Five Must-See Non-Conference Series http://t.co/oXAtQNjJFu— NHLFantasyPlus (@NHLFantasyPlus) August 25, 2014I just finished up six blog posts: Five Must-See Non-Conference Series. I am in the process of writing a 10 Must-See NCAA Hockey Series. It should come out this week. As we move towards the 2014-15 college hockey season, this has been the most uneventful...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Hockey:Forty Four Days

Checking out the calendar, there's 44 days until the hockey season begins.
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Darcy Kuemper's new goalie mask

Here's the new goalie mask that Minnesota Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper will wear for the 2014-15 season.  Now, let's hope the Wild can get the young goalie locked into a new contract.
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Ric Del Basso Goal Celebration

This is from the Australian Ice Hockey League. The player that scored the goal in the sixth round of the shootout is Ric Del Basso of the Perth Thunder def Melbourne Ice. Should be the goal celebration of the year.
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Toews Ice Bucket Challenge

Former Fighting Sioux and current Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and this is by far the best ALS Ice Buckets Challenge that I have seen to date.
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Wild Forward Devin Setoguchi signed by the Calgary Flames

Former Minnesota Wild forward Devin Setoguchi has been signed by the Calgary Flames. It would appear that the Flames got a bargain signing Setoguchi for $750,000. One could make the argument, that his is a smart contract, especially if he recovers from the miserable season that he had last season and scores 20 goals. That would be a big win for the Flames. CGY signs Devin Setoguchi...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Cherry Tweets About Team Canada's Win in the Ivan Hlinka tournament

1) Just want to give a congrats to the Team Canada Under 18 team for winning the Gold Medal . We’ve won the Ivan Hlinka tournament 7 years— Don Cherry (@CoachsCornerCBC) August 22, 2014Don Cherry tweeted this today... Last weekend, team USA lost to the Canadians in the semifinals of the  Ivan Hlinka tournament. USA would go on to win the bronze against the Swedes.1) Just want...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

46 Days Till the NHL Season

There's also 43 days until the College Hockey season begins.
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Grand Forks Herald: UND, NDSU to play in 2015, 2019, ending 12-year hiatus

Good times have come our way... Finally, the North Dakota State University and North Dakota will resume their rivalry in football. It’s a start, and it’s also a step in the right direction. Seriously, the Bison didn’t have to play us and while some UND fans aren’t happy that the games will only played in Fargo for now, the series will eventually return to Grand Forks, ND...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Cherry's Ice Bucket Challenge

I've accepted @RonMacLeanCBC #ALSIceBucketChallenge Here's a link to the video http://t.co/681eaJnRer— Don Cherry (@CoachsCornerCBC) August 21, 2014 I wonder I am the only one that's getting bored with these challenges? It's for a good cause, of course. Seriously, just donate the money to the ALS. I do have to give Grapes credit, that's an awesome suit.
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Hockey: Top UFA's

Checking out Cap Geek, there's not a lot out there as far as Unrestricted Free Agents. Lot of over 30-year old players out there looking for a team.
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Can San Jose Live Up To Lofty Expectations In 2014-2015?

s/t to Guest Writer Mitchell Sansader. For the last few seasons, the San Jose Sharks have been one of the most successful teams in the Western Conference in the NHL. They have a lot of talent on offense and defense, but they have been unable to break through and actually win a Stanley Cup up to this point. While there are many people expecting them to have success this upcoming year...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kristo Resigned by the Rangers

According to Pro Hockey Talk, The New York Rangers have resigned Danny Kristo. Also, it looks like Kristo could get a chance at some playing time with the New York Rangers this season. NHL.com --The 24-year-old native of Eden Prairie, Minn., completed his first full pro season in 2013-14 after four seasons at the University of North Dakota that saw him total 68 goals and 161 points...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers to sign Kevin Hayes

Well, it looks like the New York Rangers are the team that's going to land former Boston College forward Kevin Hayes. Mike Halford, Pro Hockey Talk -- On Tuesday, various outlets (see here and here and here and here) reported that Hayes — the former Boston College standout taken 24th overall by Chicago at the ’10 draft — has agreed to sign with the New York Rangers, ending...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Hump Day Links

There's only 46 days until the University of North Dakota kicks off the 2014-15 season. Here's a few links of interest from the world of hockey.Matt Greene Brings the Stanley Cup Back to Grand Forks - http://t.co/XKBF7MXZk7 #NHL pic.twitter.com/Vq8Ns9uDjE— THW Hockey (@HockeyLinks) August 20, 2014Report: It's 'not looking good' for Bruins on Kevin Hayes http...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dane Jackson ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Dane Jackson picks T.J. Oshie for the Ice Bucket Challenge.
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UND Hockey: Ticket availability, Fan Fest set for UND hockey

I have had a few people ask me when single game tickets for hockey go on sale. Today, the University of North Dakota announced that September 12, 2014 is the day. GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota Athletics Department announced today that single-game tickets for men’s and women’s hockey will go on sale on Friday, Sept. 12, beginning at 10 a.m. Central. Additionally...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Star Tribune: Lawsuit threat dropped by Bellecourt's group

Very good news for the Warriors logo. Clyde Bellecourt has dropped his his plans to sue Warroad High School for using the Warriors logo. Here's my suggestion to Bellecourt, maybe you should have done some research before you tried to strong arm the Warroad community and Warroad High School.Patrick Reusse, Star Tribune -- Clyde Bellecourt and his cohorts caved in on the Warroad...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

DU Hockey Staff Ice Bucket Challenge

The ice bucket challenge, come to the NCHC... RT @MikeChambers: @DUCoachMonty and @DU_Hockey staff gets ALS ice bucket challenge from players http://t.co/VgKPiKYBG9…— Denver Hockey (@DU_Hockey) August 18, 2014
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Star Tribune: Henry Boucha responds to Bellecourt

If you haven't seen this, it's worth a look. Former Warroad Warrior and Minnesota North Star Henry Boucha let Clyde Bellcourt and the National Coalition Against Racism  know how he felt about their efforts to get Warroad to change it's logo. These comments were posted on his Facebook account. Patrick Reusse, Star Tribune – Henry Boucha offered this response on his...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins' Crosby healing nicely

#490360205 / gettyimages.comThe NHL and it's fans are breathing a sigh of relief. The face of the NHL is healing and hopefully, he will be okay when the NHL season begins. NHL.com -- Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby said Friday he is pleased with the way his injured right wrist has responded to treatment. "It's good," Crosby told The Associated Press...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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