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Slava Voynov taken into custody by U.S Immigration

Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Time is reporting that currently suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been taken into custody by the United States Immigration and Custom Enforcement. Voynov had recently been in a luxury jail following a 45-day stay following his no contest plea for misdemeanor domestic violence. The same report says Voynov is being held at detention...
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Jakub Voracek will donate $1,000 for every point he scores

If you’re not rooting for Jakub Voracek this season, you will be after reading this story. The Philadelphia Flyers forward is planning to donate $1,000 for every point he records in 2015-16. The donations will go towards helping those with multiple sclerosis – a disease which impacts Voracek’s sister. Voracek's sister has multiple sclerosis. Every point he gets this season...
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5 stories to watch in the NHL’s Pacific Division

While the California based teams have dominated the headlines in this division in years past, multiple teams are trying to dethrone them. The first team on the list is no stranger to the depths of the Pacific Division and are looking to improve immensely. 5. Will the Oilers challenge the other contenders within the division? PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 12: Jordan Eberle #14 of the...
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Report: Islanders to unveil black and white alternate jerseys

The New York Islanders are starting a new chapter in their history when the puck drops for 2015-16 in Brooklyn. The move has ushered in a lot of changes, including the reported unveiling of new alternate jerseys. According to Islanders Point Blank, new black and white uniforms will be unveiled on September 21st and fans will be able to start purchasing them on September 23rd....
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Evander Kane buys billboard in West Hollywood to win back girlfriend Mara Teigen

Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane had a relationship which was in trouble, so he did what any 24-year-old would do – he bought a billboard on the sunset strip in West Hollywood in an attempt to win model girlfriend Mara Teigen back. TMZ reported Kane and Teigen broke up, and in a last ditch attempt to win her back, Kane purchased the billboard. While some might say that’s desperate...
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Patrick Kane is reportedly drawing trade interest and that’s messed up

On the night of Patrick Kane’s alleged rape, the victim and her friend were invited home for a private party after they met the Chicago Blackhawks star at a bar. After going into a room by herself, Kane reportedly followed the victim, overpowered her and raped her. The woman left Kane’s home and called a relative immediately. The victim then went to the hospital for an examination...
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Report: Antii Raanta wanted Blackhawks to lose in playoffs

It has been a few months since the Blackhawks won the Cup, but it doesn’t mean some players aren’t still thinking about their playoff run. Antti Raanta, part-time back up goaltender to the Blackhawks last year, was quoted as saying, “With fingers crossed I hoped Nashville would beat us (CHI) in four so I could get back to Finland sooner. I was so pissed.” This information...
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Jack Eichel plans to move in with teammate Matt Moulson

All eyes are on Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel as teams around the NHL prepare for training camp. McDavid may enter the season with higher expectations, but Eichel will certainly be under a microscope as fans hope he’ll lift the Buffalo Sabres into relevancy. As we’ve seen with other skilled youngsters, Eichel won’t be living on his own during his first NHL season. The current...
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Milan Lucic says playing with Canucks is ‘dream of mine’

When pressed if whether Milan Lucic saw himself playing with the Vancouver Canucks when his contract expired at the end of next season, the power forward said it was a dream of his. “I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen moving on,” Lucic told TSN 1410 Radio’s Bro Jake show in response to a direct question on the topic. “I mean I have one year left on my contract...
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New York Islanders are getting rid of their Ice Girls

The New York Islanders have discontinued their Ice Girls. With the Islanders moving to the Barclay’s Center for the 2015-16 season, the club decided it was time to stop the Ice Girls who were scantily dressed women in charge of shoveling the ice. Ice Girls have received their fair share of criticism for promoting sexism. The Islanders have had a crew since 2001.   Barry...
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Connor McDavid isn’t focusing on offensive stats

Connor McDavid will be under a microscope in his first NHL season. That’s putting things rather lightly as McDavid has already drawn comparisons to Wayne Gretzky before even skating in his first game with the Edmonton Oilers. Heading into the new season, fans are trying to predict how many goals and how many points McDavid will post as a rookie. Answers have varied significantly...
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5 stories to watch in the NHL’s Central Division

What are some of the stories you should be following in the Central Division this year? It is mostly a division of pretenders hoping to compete and move out of the shadow of the defending champs. Will this be the year? It certainly brings us to our first story. 5. Will the Wild or Blues ever get over the hump? ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 18: Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St. Louis...
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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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