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Three Calder Trophy candidates not named McDavid or Eichel

The 2015-16 Calder trophy race will likely be a two-man battle between generational talents Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. However, that doesn’t mean other competitors won’t emerge. Here are three candidates for the Calder Trophy not named McDavid or Eichel who should receive some votes. Andrei Vasilevskiy CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 10: Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa...
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Blue Jays fans ask sluggers to play for the Maple Leafs

The Toronto Blue Jays have the hottest and most lethal offense in all of baseball. That offense has been fueled by the long ball as the Blue Jays have hit the most home runs (184 as of August 30th) in Major League Baseball. As the Blue Jays continue to roll along and dominate opponents, fans in Toronto have another sport in mind. Below is a sign seen during the most recent Blue Jays...
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Keith Ballard and Jordan Leopold are considering retirement

Keith Ballard and Jordan Leopold may have reached the end of the road in the NHL. Ballard, 32, is still experiencing concussion symptoms from a brutal hit he took back in December of 2014 and he’s worried about long-term effects. Meanwhile, Leopold hasn’t been offered a new contract and at the age of 35 he might be willing to hang up his skates in order to focus on his family...
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Fan delivers In-N-Out Burger to Tyler Seguin during game

When a Dallas Stars fan Tweeted Tyler Seguin asking if he wanted anything from In-N-Out Burger prior to a charity sled hockey game, it seemed unlikely that the forward would respond. It turns out that not even professional athletes are immune to the draw of free In-N-Out. Seguin placed his order and the fan delivered, giving Seguin something to snack on between periods. @lindsfromda1975...
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Curtis Glencross regrets taking discount to stay with Flames

Athletes are usually commended for taking a “hometown discount” in order to stay with a specific team. Curtis Glencross took such a contract when he accepted a four-year, $10.2 million contract with the Calgary Flames back in 2011. Fans were thrilled to see Glencross locked in at such an affordable rate, but the 32-year-old forward regrets his old contract. Glencross spoke...
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WATCH: Steven Stamkos takes BP, fielding practice, hits homer

How is Steven Stamkos preparing for the 2015-16 season? Unlike Erik Karlsson, Stamkos is practicing … but probably not the sport you’d expect. Watch as Stamkos takes BP and fielding practice with the Toronto Blue Jays. Look closely and you’ll see Stamkos send one pitch over the fence, which is the topic he’s discussing with the broadcasters. Stamkos looks like a pretty...
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LA Kings offer Peter Budaj a professional tryout

The LA Kings may be looking for a bit of additional depth in goal. The club has extended a professional tryout offer to goaltender Peter Budaj and he will join the Kings in training camp.  Goaltender Peter Budaj will attend #LAKings training camp on a PTO, hockey ops confirms. — Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) August 28, 2015   Budaj turns 33 in September and last skated...
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The Buffalo Sabres have a 96% season ticket renewal rate

The Buffalo Sabres announced that the club has had 96% of season ticket holders renew their tickets for the upcoming 2015-16 season. This is the 10th straight season which the club’s renewal rate has eclipsed the 90% mark. The Sabres have capped their season ticket sales in 2015-16 at 16,000 tickets. “The fact that we had such a high rate of renewal from our season ticket...
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Mike Richards charged with possession of a controlled substance

The RCMP of Manitoba announced today that former Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards has been charged with possession of a controlled substance while entering Canada. According to Rick Westhead of TSN, Richards has not yet entered a plea. Richards had his contract terminated by the King earlier this offseason after an incident at the Canadian border. Here’s more from the initial...
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Devils pass on Scott Gomez, what’s next for the veteran?

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero announced that the club won’t be offering long-time Devils forward Scott Gomez a tryout invitation to camp this year. “With Scott, as I’ve said before, it really wasn’t so much about him but more us going in a different direction and giving an opportunity to younger players. We drafted (Pavel) Zacha and I’ve talked about...
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Erik Karlsson doesn’t do any conditioning during the summer

Erik Karlsson is arguably the best defenseman in the NHL, particularly when it comes to his offensive contributions and his skating. What does he do to hone his skills during the summer? Surprisingly, not much. Karlsson spoke with TSN and mentioned that he doesn’t do any conditioning during the summer, but it’s not because he’s lazy. “I do all my conditioning on the...
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Five stories to watch in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division

PDL’s look around the league continues with the Metropolitan Division. Things have become a bit of a divisional arms race and chances are if you’re a fan of a team in the Metro that your side improved. Yet, we start the list with a team that did almost nothing this offseason. 5. Are the Islanders good enough to just stand pat? NEW YORK, NY – JULY 08: A player skates...
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Plekanec believes the Canadiens will have a youth movement

The Montreal Canadiens sat mostly idle this summer, outside of acquiring Alexander Semin and Zack Kassian. Neither deal shook the NHL and the Canadiens opted to mostly stand pat, believing that their young skaters will provide plenty of competition in training camp. Tomas Plekanec believes the Canadiens have a wealth of young talent and that it might rise to the surface in 2015...
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The Flames lock up captain Mark Giordano to a six-year deal

The Calgary Flames continued their impressive offseason today by signing captain Mark Giordano to a six-year deal worth $40.5 million, which is a 6.75 AAV per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. There’s few other ways of putting this – this is a huge win for Calgary. Giordano’s asking price was said to be close to the $8-9 million per season range, so getting him at just under...
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Maple Leafs sign Devin Setoguchi to a professional tryout

Devin Setoguchi has agreed to a professional tryout with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 28-year-old most recently skated with the Calgary Flames and how heads to training camp with the Leafs in the hopes of resurrecting his career. At 28, Setoguchi’s career is at a crossroads and the Leafs hope to cash in with a low-risk, high-reward tryout. Setoguchi’s 12-game stint with the...
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Video: The Blues show off some terrible skating

The St. Louis Blues have started holding informal skates and it’s clear they want to start the year with some fun after a disappointing conclusion to 2014-15. Several players emerged for the first skate (prospects, most likely) and put on their best “bad” skating display for the camera. Day 1 of Informal Skates. The coaches have their work cut out for them. #stlblues ...
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5 stories to watch in the NHL’s Atlantic Division

Over the next couple weeks I will be breaking down each division and highlighting all of the most interesting stories to follow from the good, the bad and the ugly. To get things started, we will begin with the Eastern Conference Champions. 5. Will the Lightning face a post Stanley Cup appearance hangover? TAMPA, FL – MAY 22: Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers scores a...
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Los Angeles Kings sign Christian Ehrhoff

The Los Angeles Kings announced the club has signed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million. Ehrhoff is taking a similar approach to the one he took last year. He signed a one-year deal worth $4 million with the Pittsburgh Penguins last offseason, hoping signing a less lucrative contract would give him a better chance at his first Stanley Cup ring. That...
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San Jose Sharks are ditching “Rock and Roll, Part 2″ as their goal song

The San Jose Sharks have been criticized for continuing to use “Rock and Roll, Part 2″ by Gary Glitter after Glitter was sentenced to a 16-year prison term in the UK for sex crimes against children back in the 1970s. The Sharks used “Rock and Roll, Part 2″ throughout the remainder of 2014-15 after Glitter was sentenced in February, but now the team is looking to make a...
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Hurricanes' Eddie Lack gets taco tattoo

Eddie Lack likes tacos. He really, really likes tacos. We’ve already seen him have a taco night with a cardboard cutout of Ryan Kesler, but now he has a more permanent way of showing off his love. I don't wanna Taco bout it!! pic.twitter.com/SlYD8EiTQu — Eddie Lack (@eddielack) August 23, 2015   This is either awesome or crazy. Maybe both, but it’s clear that Lack...
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Nail Yakupov believes he’s too young to mentor Connor McDavid

When Connor McDavid breaks into the NHL, which Edmonton Oilers skater is going to take him under their wing? Though McDavid will likely skate on the same line as Nail Yakupov, the 21-year-old Russian forward believes he’s too young to teach the prized top overall pick. Yakupov, who is preparing for his fourth year in the NHL, spoke on the topic with the Edmonton Journal: ...
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Wild assistant coach charged with drunk driving, endangerment of a child

Darryl Sydor, former NHL defenseman and current assistant coach for the Minnesota Wild, has been charged with drunk driving and child endangerment after he reportedly drove with a blood alcohol level of .30. The incident took place on Thursday evening as Sydor drove his 12-year-old to the child’s hockey game. According to the Star Tribune, another drive called the police after...
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Report: Slava Voynov released from 'luxury jail' after 45 days

According to The Fourth Period, Slava Voynov has been released from jail after serving 45 days. Voynov had been given a 90-day sentence after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of corporal injury to a spouse. The news, if factual, contradicts an earlier report in which NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated Voynov wasn’t going to be released quite yet. It’s worth noting...
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Antropov is talking with a ‘couple teams’ about an NHL return

Nik Antropov may be coming back to the NHL. The Russian forward, who played from 1999-2013 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Atlanta Thrashers and Winnipeg Jets, told the Toronto Sun’s Lance Hornby that he thinks he’s still got the talent to play in the league and that he’s even talking with a couple of teams about a return. “I have a year or two in me for sure,” Antropov...
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Video: Brent Seabrook’s day with the Stanley Cup

Are you curious how Brent Seabrook spent his day with the Stanley Cup? Blackhawks TV has the answer with a beautiful video which captures not only a look at what Seabrook did with the Cup, but also how he spends his time away from the rink. The post Video: Brent Seabrook’s day with the Stanley Cup appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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