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GIF: Chris Kunitz dives, gets some big air

Chris Kunitz may not be the first name you think of when you hear the word “diver” thrown around, but maybe it should be following this act of embellishment against the Philadelphia Flyers. Here’s another look:
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WATCH: Penguins perform 'O Canada' following tragedy

The Pittsburgh Penguins decided to add “O Canada” before their game against the Philadelphia Flyers following the horrible tragedy on Parliament Hill. While that gesture would have been nice enough, the Penguins took things a step further and transformed their arena into one giant “We Love Canada” display. Great move by the Penguins organization.
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Sadly, Justin Bieber is still Canadian and can therefore probably play hockey better than you

Justin Bieber, like a lot of celebrities, loves sports. He doesn’t really lay his loyalty with any particular team, but then again, neither do Kenny Chesney, Drake or Rihanna. His two favorite pastimes seem to be basketball and hockey, since its where we see him turn up most often. His Canadian roots, of course, mean that he has likely laced up skates once or twice or a hundred...
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“O Canada” to be sung before PIT-PHI game

In an effort to show their support for Ottawa and Canada, the Canadian anthem will be sung before the Penguins take on the Flyers in Pittsburgh tonight. This is a simple, yet extremely effective way to show support and we hope other NHL squads join in. A nice touch from #Penguins who host #Flyers tonight: Canadian National anthem will be performed pre-game in support of events in...
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Bruins, Predators, and Red Wings the most expensive games for Blackhawks tickets

Following a trip to the Western Conference Finals last season, the Chicago Blackhawks will again see one of the most expensive NHL home averages on the secondary ticket market in the 2014-15 season. The average secondary price for Blackhawks tickets at the United Center this season is $275.62. The team will play its most expensive home games against the Bruins, Predators, Red Wings...
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NHL postpones game in Ottawa following shooting

The NHL made the correct decision and has decided to postpone the game between the Senators and Maple Leafs following the shootings surrounding Parliament Hill. NHL announces tonight's Leafs-Sens game postponed — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) October 22, 2014
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Slava Voynov’s lawyer: “There was no crime here.”

Slava Voynov’s lawyer Craig Renetzky is pretty confident that his client will not be charged with a crime and the entire situation was just an accident. This comes from a report found on The Hockey News which contains several statements from Voynov’s legal representative. Renetzky: “It’s clear to me there was no crime here. Hopefully, the police will get that. And we...
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Patrick Roy on Avs: “We’re not sharp mentally.”

Following a 2013-14 that saw the Colorado Avalanche rise to become one of the most formidable teams in the Western Conference, the Avs entered 2014-15 with high expectations. Instead of building off of their very successful 2013-14, the Avs have arrived in 2014-15 with a thud. The Avs have collected just four points through their first seven games and have often looked completely...
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Fan holds up an extremely inappropriate sign for Kevin Bieksa

Signs asking a hockey player to marry you are so last year. The new thing to do is to hold up a sign asking an extremely inappropriate question. Such as this one held up by a fan for Kevin Bieksa. If you can’t make it out, that says: Bieksa Can I Swallow Your Juice? The family-friendly NHL, everyone! (H/T Reddit Hockey)
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John Tavares praises Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid is widely believed to be the best upcoming NHL prospect and most have penciled his name in to be called first during the 2015 NHL Draft. He has received praise from nearly every hockey outlet, but some recent comments from a former top overall pick go a long way in describing the youngster’s talent. John Tavares, the first overall pick back in 2009, had some big...
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Video: The strangest hip check you’ll see

The KHL’s junior league brought us one of the most bizarre hip checks we’ve ever seen. We won’t even bother trying to describe it, but we imagine it’ll be one of the most satisfying checks of the player’s career.
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A brutal look at Martin Havlat’s face injury

Martin Havlat suffered a brutal injury when the New Jersey Devils battled the Washington Capitals last week. Jason Chimera drove Havlat into both the official and the boards, resulting in some pretty nasty lacerations on Havlat’s face. Here’s video of the hit and injury. Be warned, there’s a decent amount of blood shown. The end result was 55 stitches and a reattached upper...
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Slava Voynov arrested on domestic abuse charges, victim reportedly hospitalized

Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL after details surfaced regarding his arrest on charges of domestic abuse. TMZ reports that Voynov accompanied the woman to the hospital where staffers then reported him to the authorities. Details regarding the severity of the woman’s injuries haven’t been released, but they were apparently bad enough to warrant a trip to...
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Hockey fights of the week

Welcome back to Hockey Fights of the Week! In our third year of Hockey Fights of the Week, we will once again highlight the best scraps and bouts from the week that was. We’ll rank our five favorite fights and, like always, we’ll encourage you to offer your feedback in the comments. 5. Mats Zuccarello (NYR) vs T.J. Oshie (STL) – Oct. 9 Here’s an unlikely matchup. Zuccarello...
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Kyle Clifford accidentally kicks Jason Zucker in the face

Jason Zucker took out Kyle Clifford’s legs and was handed a two-minute penalty for tripping. As Clifford fell to the ice, his skates flew up and crashed against Zucker’s face. The situation looked grim, but remarkably Zucker escaped a serious injury and returned to the ice later in the game. That was a close shave. (We’ll show ourselves the door)
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Video: Rangers score two goals in four seconds

The New York Rangers set a new franchise record for scoring two goals in four seconds without an empty net in their 4-0 win over the San Jose Sharks. First, Martin St. Louis scored at 19:16 in the second period. Next, Rick Nash scored just four seconds after the puck was dropped following the St. Louis goal. Nash made it look easy as he slips through the defense and pokes a loose...
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Report: Avalanche pass on Ilya Bryzgalov

The Colorado Avalanche had a rough day in Ottawa earlier this week. On the same day, the Avalanche lost both goaltender Semyon Varlamov and goaltender Reto Berra to injuries. Varlamov suffered a groin injury during the morning skate and Berra suffered a head/neck injury after a collision. With both goalies on the shelf for an undetermined amount of time, the Avs are a team who...
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P.K. Subban swoops around the net, scores a beauty

P.K. Subban burst out of the penalty box, collected the puck and swooped around the Colorado net. Finding more time and space than he expected, Subban then made a nifty move and scored a beauty. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
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Tomas Hertl models his game after Jaromir Jagr for an unlikely reason

Tomas Hertl’s idol Jaromir Jagr has a ton of qualities hockey players try to mimic. From his heavy shot to his work ethic which never seems to quit regardless of his age, Jagr’s skills have produced a career which can be labeled as one of the best in the NHL. Many players have tried to copy Jagr’s style because they want to copy his success, but Hertl has a slightly different...
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Ryan Whitney mocks the Edmonton Oilers

Ryan Whitney, a current defenseman for HC Sochi and former skater for the Edmonton Oilers, had a bit of fun at the expense of his old side. With just one point through their first five games, the Oilers are once again looking like a team competing for a high draft pick as opposed to a playoff spot. Whitney’s face says it all:
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Canucks sellout streak to end at 474 games

The home sellout streak for the Vancouver Canucks is about to end. The Canucks anticipate their streak will officially end when the club hosts the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, October 18th. The streak, which began in 2002, will conclude after an incredible 474 games. Recognizing the streak’s days were numbered, the Canucks Tweeted out a fun graphic paying tribute to all of...
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Mike Babcock is not answering questions about his future

Where will Mike Babcock coach beyond 2014-15? That’s the question everyone has been asking and Babcock is tired of talking about the matter. Following his team’s morning skate, the Red Wings announced he will not be answering any questions regarding his coaching plans for the future. Interestingly, Babcock post-morning skate presser began with Wings PR guy saying Babcock not...
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WATCH: Milan Lucic makes obscene gesture to Habs fans

Milan Lucic wasn’t too happy when he was called for boarding. He was even less happy with the Canadiens fans who were celebrating as he was stepping into the penalty box. Given the recent playoff history between the two clubs, emotions were running high and Lucic deemed it appropriate to give the crowd a … colorful gesture. The gesture in question occurs right around the 22...
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WATCH: The sick hands of John Tavares

John Tavares showed off some quick hands in his shootout attempt against the San Jose Sharks and he made goaltender Alex Stalock look silly.
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GIF: David Moss gets his glove caught in the penalty box door

David Moss was eager to escape from the penalty box. Perhaps a bit too eager as he somehow managed to get his glove caught in the door as he was leaving. While that moment alone is GIF-worthy, the look on his face as he debates trying to retrieve it is incredible. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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