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Philadelphia Flyers celebrate 50th anniversary with garbage jerseys

A lot of teams are celebrating their heritage this year, which means lots of jerseys are being unveiled. Some have been good and some have been bad. When the Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their own creation, the consensus was that the jerseys were less than stellar. Flyers’ 50th anniversary jersey revealed https://t.co/FWPzG6G68s pic.twitter.com/hcTkPOyGKi — Sean Leahy (@Sean_Leahy...
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New goalie equipment won’t be in the NHL until 2017-18

After complaints about low goal scoring in hockey, it seemed like changes were going to be inevitable. We even covered it back in March when the league said they would be changing equipment for this upcoming season. They were hopeful to implement it for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, but now it looks like any change this season may just be a tall tale. The Canadian Press is reporting...
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Video: Jakub Voracek jams out with Radko Gudas at Bruce Springsteen concert

Everyone, including hockey players and hockey media, love Bruce Springsteen. I don’t know whether it is a nostalgia kick or something else, but everyone seemingly loves him. Jakub Voracek on the other hand really loves him as evidenced by the video below. Oh my pic.twitter.com/B0MVgtdkxz — Jakub Voracek (@jachobe) August 31, 2016 Voracek has always been a bit eccentric...
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Video: Datsyuk scored a beauty to tie things up late for SKA Saint Petersburg

Pavel Datsyuk is showing no signs of slowing down in the KHL even at the age of 38. With SKA Saint Petersburg trailing with less than a minute in the game, Datsyuk received a long pass off of his skate, knocked the puck past the defender and roofed a beauty with four seconds left. Pavel Datsyuk's beautiful game-tying goal with 4 seconds remaining vs AK Bars Kazan in the KHL tonight…...
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Surprise, surprise: Don Cherry thinks Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest is “so very wrong”

You didn’t really think Don Cherry would stay out of the Colin Kaepernick story, did you? San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick protested the U.S. national anthem last week, admitting he was tired of standing up “to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” The takes to Kaepernick’s decision were pure fire (and garbage...
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KHL team immortalizes adopted cat with statue outside of their arena

Statues are normally reserved for legendary figures that changed a sport. Like Michael Jordan outside of the United Center in Chicago or Wayne Gretzky outside of Rexall Place in Edmonton. So why the hell did a team in the KHL decide to make a statue for a cat outside of their arena? It may have all started with the $1,000 worth of seafood it ate. As people were shopping in this...
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Pierre-Luc Dubois thinks he has a good shot at winning Calder Trophy

The Columbus Blue Jackets selected Pierre-Luc Dubois with the third overall pick at the 2016 NHL Draft. Though Dubois didn’t grab all of the headlines, he’s still confident he could be the best rookie to skate in the NHL in 2016-17 … if he makes the NHL roster. Dubois recently spoke with NHL.com and stated he thinks he has a pretty good shot at winning the Calder Trophy....
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In case you’re wondering, the NHL doesn’t really have an anthem policy

Unless you’ve managed to completely tune out the sporting world over the past several days (we’re jealous if you have), you’ve probably heard of Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the U.S. national anthem. Just about every sporting news outlet has created a hot take on his decision which frankly only represents how little real news there is in the sporting world at...
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Report: Phil Kessel may not be ready for the start of the season

The Pittsburgh Penguins might be without Phil Kessel for the start of the 2016-17 season. Josh Yohe of DKPittsburghSports.com reports Kessel might not be ready for the Penguins' season opener on Oct. 13 against the Washington Capitals. Yohe was told by Jim Rutherford that Kessel is still recovering well, but made no guarantees he’d be ready by season’s start. Kessel had hand...
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Stars GM Jim Nill continues to be one of the best with Jiri Hudler signing

As the league begins to embrace analytical approaches, some are still doing it better than others. You have the obvious teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers and Arizona Coyotes buying in, but maybe it is time to include the Dallas Stars on that list. Jim Nill, the current general manager of the Dallas Stars, has long been apart of the NHL. He may not be taking an...
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European hockey team has the oddest/best team headshots

Hockey has a tough time generating interest despite the fast nature of the sport. Sometimes you have to think outside the box to get attention. In the case of HC Davos of the Swiss National League A, they decided to do ridiculous headshots. The results are definitely mixed, but they’re certainly unique.   These aren’t fan made photos by the way. They are on the team’s...
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Video: Guy in full goalie gear robs Canadian beer store

Canada takes their hockey very seriously. Even their criminals embrace the sport, as evidenced by this person in full goalie gear robbing a Canadian beer store in Russell, Manitoba. The whole thing is so ridiculous that it’s almost impossible to believe this actually happened and it wasn’t some sort of skit for a TV show. He even has the stick! Why does he need that? Roberto...
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Vladimir Sobotka’s situation with the Blues is still unresolved

The St. Louis Blues have been planning on having Vladimir Sobotka back in their lineup for the 2016-17 season, but whether or not he’ll actually appear remains a mystery. Sobotka bolted from the Blues in favor of the KHL after an arbitration decision back in 2014, but due to the ruling, he still owes the Blues a year of service should he ever return to the NHL. Sobotka could have...
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The Penguins roasted the Senators on Twitter

Twitter is a fun medium for hockey fans and even hockey teams to poke fun at their rivals. The NHL’s official account asked a simple question – Which defensemen will put up the most points? – and the Senators put the ball on a tee for the Penguins to knock off. Which defensemen are most likely to put up points? https://t.co/Vil4P7DPom #WCH2016 pic.twitter.com/RyJnthUVwp —...
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Video: Trailer for “Ice Guardians”, a documentary about fighting in hockey

If you watch any hockey, you know how tough the internal dialogue can be when watching fighting. While they are doing it for our entertainment, the people doing it are still people. The damage that is done when fighting can sometimes last a lifetime. In the trailer for Ice Guardians, a documentary about the perils of fighting, we see just how much it effects the people throwing the...
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Video: SKA Saint Petersburg may have the best promo video we’ve seen

SKA Saint Petersburg have a dominant team on paper heading into the new KHL season, deploying the likes of Ilya Kovalchuk, Pavel Datsyuk and a host of other talented skaters. As if fans weren’t excited enough after acquiring Datsyuk over the summer, the team made sure their fans were amped by creating this incredible hype video. Their slogan “New Season, New Power” is pretty...
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Report: Las Vegas NHL team might be called the Desert Knights

It has always been the desire of the Las Vegas NHL team to somehow have the word “Knights” somewhere in their name. The owner, Bill Foley, is a graduate of the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York, and he wanted to name his team after his alma mater. After some hemming and hawing, he may have just gotten his wish. Three domain names have been registered to...
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Matthew Tkachuk wears 'RIP Harambe' shirt during Memorial Cup parade

As far as internet memes go, “Harambe” the dead ape from the Cincinnati Zoo has some legs. The poor animal was shot back in May, but the internet has refused to let it go. It has even gone as far as the Cincinnati Zoo deleting their presence from all of social media. Calgary Flames draft pick Matthew Tkachuk is apparently on the bandwagon of people wanting Harambe’s name to...
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Jared Bednar named head coach of Avalanche

After a surprising exit by Patrick Roy, the Colorado Avalanche were up against the clock to hire a coach before the season starts. It looks as though they have found their man. First reported by Darren Dreger, Jared Bednar is now the head coach of the Avalanche. Bednar beat out other names like Lane Lambert and Kevin Dineen for the job. Lambert and Dineen both have experience in...
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Panthers deal Lawson Crouse and Dave Bolland to Coyotes for draft picks

The Florida Panthers have traded prospect Lawson Crouse and Dave Bolland to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a 2017 third-round pick and a 2018 second-round pick, reports Elliotte Friedman and Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.ca. Craig Custance of ESPN.com reports the second-round pick is conditional and will become a third-round pick if Crouse doesn’t suit up with Arizona in 2016...
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Jay Bouwmeester’s selection to Team Canada’s World Cup roster is a head-scratcher

We now know who will be replacing Duncan Keith on Canada’s 2016 World Cup roster, and it’s a puzzling decision. Hockey Canada announced on Wednesday that St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester will replace Keith on the roster. In a press release, team Canada GM Doug Armstrong said Bouwmeester was added to ensure roster continuity and to gain experience. “First and foremost...
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Tomas Jurco has back surgery after injuring himself while working out

Tomas Jurco is one of the most intriguing players on the roster for the Detroit Red Wings, but the 23-year-old will get off to a slow start in 2016-17. Jurco recently had back surgery for ab injury he suffered while working out in Slovakia. The Red Wings brought Jurco back to the United States for the operation, and he is expected to need approximately two months to recover. The...
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Arizona Coyotes hire first full-time female coach in NHL history

The Arizona Coyotes have hired Dawn Braid as the organization’s skating coach which marks the first time in league history a woman has held a full-time coaching position in the NHL. OFFICIAL: Mike Van Ryn, Steve Potvin and Dawn Braid have been added to the coaching staff. https://t.co/r1YBjZ1IrI pic.twitter.com/bVCWTlAxHI — Yotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) August 24, 2016 Braid has...
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Rapper Lil B gives special distinction to Canadiens affiliate

When Lil B “The Based God” talks, you better listen. The rapper is known for cursing multiple sports stars such as Kevin Durant and LeBron James. While curses are just silly voodoo, it is scary how accurate his curses have been. He hasn’t gotten involved in hockey curses quite yet, but he did just gave his blessing to an ECHL club. @BramptonBeast @ECHL you are blessed...
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Blue Jackets GM passed on Kopitar in draft, mocked his training

The Columbus Blue Jackets could have had Anze Kopitar and passed on the talented Slovenian partly due to his training regimen. Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch revisited the 2005 NHL Draft, writing that the Blue Jackets had a real chance at landing Kopitar. He was ranked 3rd on the team draft board, compared to Vancouver Giants star Gilbert Brule who was in the 6-8 range...
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