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Video: ECHL team botches number retirement ceremony, raises banner upside down

If you can’t stand watching people embarrass themselves on a grand scale in public, the video below is not for you. The Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL held a special ceremony for Colin Chaulk as they prepared to retire his #91 and raise a commemorative banner to the rafters. There was just one big problem – the banner was upside down. Instead of cutting things short after seeing...
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WATCH: Ducks prospect Max Jones ejected for cross-check to Jonah Gadjovich’s face

Anaheim Ducks prospect Max Jones lost his temper in a recent OHL game between the London Knights and the Owen Sound Attack and it resulted in a brutal attack on Jonah Gadjovich. Jones wasn’t too pleased that Gadjovich was still fighting for the puck in his team’s crease and it led to a slash to the back of the legs and a cross-check to the face. That’s just ugly.Jones should...
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Video: Jagr fakes out Gibson, scores an awesome goal

If you’re wondering whether or not Jaromir Jagr still has what it takes to hold his own in the NHL, watch the goal he scored on John Gibson on Friday night. After scooping up a loose puck the Ducks gifted to the veteran in their own zone, Jagr found himself standing all alone in front of Gibson’s crease. He then pulled out a series of nasty dekes to pull Gibson out of his skates...
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Babcock says Maple Leafs fans should “find something else to do” at the trade deadline

Toronto Maple Leafs fans probably shouldn’t expect too much from the team during the trade deadline. Mike Babcock personally warned fans that the team isn’t planning on being active and even mentioned that Leafs fans should find other things to do during the festivities of the deadline instead of waiting for the club to make a move. Babcock’s comments, as seen in the Toronto...
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This Week in NHL Stupid: That’s not how you use your stick

Welcome once again to “This Week in NHL Stupid”. As you know, we track the silly, ugly and just plain stupid in the world of hockey. Now this week, we have to return to basics, because some players have forgotten the proper way to use a stick. Sticks, in hockey, are used to handle, pass, and shoot pucks. For those who are advanced, they can even do something like this: But some...
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Report: Former NHL player Mike Comrie under investigation for rape

Mike Comrie is reportedly being investigated by police over a rape allegation, according to TMZ.com.According to reports, Comrie met with the unnamed accuser at a Los Angeles bar on Saturday, where they went back to his apartment. She claims that while there Comrie raped her multiple times. TMZ reports sources close to Comrie allege the two have known each other for a prolonged period...
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The Senators say “it doesn’t make sense” to make a trade with the Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche are a popular team as the trade deadline approaches as they’re one of just a few clear sellers this season. Many teams have reached out to inquire about several players on the Avs’ roster, but to date no deals have come to fruition. The Ottawa Senators were one of those teams, but they’re now stepping away as there isn’t a deal which makes sense. Via...
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Antoine Vermette slashes ref, given abuse of official penalty and ejected

What was Antoine Vermette thinking?The Arizona Coyotes forward slashed an official during Tuesday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks. What provoked him? It appeared Vermette didn’t like the way the official dropped the puck, so he gave him a whack with his stick – a big no, no. For those thinking, “he didn’t hit him that hard,” that won’t fly. The NHL has a zero...
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Jack Edwards mocks Kellyanne Conway and Bowling Green Massacre during Bruins game

Jack Edwards has got jokes. The Boston Bruins play-by-play announcer was calling the B’s matchup against the San Jose Sharks, when he noted Ryan Carpenter went to Bowling Green University. Referencing recent comments made from Donald Trump aide Kellyanne Conway, Edwards commented that Carpenter somehow survived the non-existent Bowling Green Massacre. “Three years at Bowling...
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Robin Lehner ripped his teammates following loss to Canucks

Robin Lehner has never been one to hold back his emotions and following the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the Sabres goaltender ripped his team’s effort.Speaking with Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, Lehner called out his teammates for acting like Chicago, when they “haven’t done anything in this league.”“We haven’t done anything,” Lehner told...
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WATCH: The Sabres smack down Alex Burrows

I’m sure Alex Burrows has had better nights than the one he had on Sunday, as he learned that when you rough house with the Sabres, they will rough house back with you twice as hard. The Canucks tough guy battled hard in front of the net with Justin Falk and goalie Robin Lehner. Then after Lehner and Burrows instigated a little something with each other, he got mauled by Lehner...
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WATCH: Gustav Nyquist’s vicious high stick on Jared Spurgeon

Gustav Nyquist might have a bit of an anger problem. After he was cross-checked to the ice by Jared Spurgeon, Nyquist spun around and nailed Spurgeon in the face with a high stick.When you watch the video, note how Nyquist makes sure to catch Spurgeon in the face with the blase of his stick as opposed to the shaft. That’s a horrible, horrible play.Nyquist received a double-minor...
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Video: Logan Couture congratulates Henrik Sedin on 1,000 points during a faceoff

A player reaching 1,000 points in their NHL career is a pretty special accomplishment applauded by fans and players alike. Henrik Sedin recently hit the 1,000-point milestone and received a special congratulatory message from Logan Couture right before a faceoff. Some accomplishments transcend any rivalries and competitions. That’s a special moment and fans are lucky it was captured.
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The full Goon 2 trailer is here and it kind of gives away the whole movie

The first full trailer for Goon 2 is finally here! Hockey fans who are clamoring for the sequel were treated to a quick look a few months back, but the trailer below offers a more complete look at the March sequel. WARNING The trailer below gives away a lot from the movie. If you don’t want plot details, leave now. If we’re being honest, the first trailer for Goon 2 wasn’t...
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This Week in NHL Stupid: Mistaken identity

Welcome to yet another edition of This Week in NHL Stupid. We track the ugly, the silly, and the plain ol’ stupid in the World of Hockey. This week, we celebrated the 500th goal from Patrick Marleau, all of which came with the San Jose Sharks. Awesome. I’m sure the NHL paid tribute in an appropriate way … Well, maybe Patrick Kane wanted to congratulate Patrick Marleau on doing...
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Dallas Stars score on themselves during delayed penalty

The Dallas Stars haven’t had a very good season. On Thursday, things got a bit worse.Jiri Hudler accidentally scored on his own net after attempting a drop-pass during a delayed penalty. It’s a hockey player’s nightmare. Woof. How often do you see that?When things don’t go well in the NHL, sometimes they really, really don’t go well. There’s no telling what will happen...
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Sabres say they’re not trying to trade Evander Kane

Tim Murray isn’t actively pursuing a trade of Evander Kane.The Buffalo Sabres GM made a radio appearance where he said he’s not looking to deal the enigmatic 25-year-old.“I wouldn’t rule it out, (but) I’m not pursuing a trade with him,” the Buffalo Sabres general manager told WGR 550’s Mike Schopp.Murray further elaborated he thinks Kane is a player the Sabres need...
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Tyler Seguin is 'sick of talking about' the Stars' piling losses

Tyler Seguin is tired of losing.On the heels of losing to the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Tuesday night, Tyler Seguin expressed frustration about where the Dallas Stars sit in the standings. With only 21 wins in the organization's first 54 games, Seguin admitted he was sick of talking about losing.“I’m just so sick of talking about it,” Seguin told Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning...
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Bryan Bickell optimistic about returning soon to Canes following MS diagnosis

Bryan Bickell is getting close to returning to NHL action.Bickell announced he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis back in November. Acquired from the Blackhawks in the trade which brought Teuvo Teräväinen to the Carolina Hurricanes, Bickell’s appeared in just seven games in 2016-17. His last game came in late October.The diagnosis didn’t stop Bickell’s hopes of returning...
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Report: NHL players will give feedback on ice surfaces in new postgame surveys

The NHL and NHLPA are looking for feedback on arena ice conditions. According to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet.ca, the NHL is forming a new subcommittee titled the NHLPA/NHL Playing Environment subcommittee. After games, players will be able to provide ratings on ice conditions through each period. The subcommittee will give players a platform to air grievances about poor ice surfaces while...
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Boston Bruins fire Claude Julien; what’s next for the team?

The Boston Bruins have fired their Stanley Cup winning coach Claude Julien in a bit of surprising news. For the past few years the conversations began to grow louder and louder for his removal. The consensus among many in the media was there wasn’t a good replacement for the longtime coach. He has long been considered one of the best in the league. The Bruins have only a handful...
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Patrik Elias considering retirement over NHL return

Patrik Elias has missed the entire 2016-17 recovering from knee surgery, throwing his NHL career in doubt. Now, it appears Elias is leaning toward retirement.Elias, who’s not under contract with the Devils and an unrestricted free agent, spoke with NHL.com. He revealed while he might be physically ready to come back, he isn’t quite mentally prepared to take the ice one last time...
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The five best hockey fights from weeks 16 and 17 in the NHL

The roughhousing returns! And with the All-Star break getting in the way, we give you the best of two weeks worth of fisticuffs. So here they are: the five best fights from weeks 16 & 17: 5. Patrick Maroon (EDM) vs Cody McLeod (NSH) Cody McLeod always gives you your money’s worth when he drops ’em. As for Patrick Maroon, he has to be tough as long as he’s on the wing...
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Good guy Phil Kessel is now telling people to chase their dreams on Twitter

What’s not to love about Phil Kessel? When he’s not an elite goal scorer on the ice with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Kessel’s now using his platform to inspire. He reached out to a Pens fan who tweeted their nerves about going to hockey practice. His advice? “Don’t give up, chasing your dream is never easy.” Phil Kessel is the best.
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Lawson Crouse’s dad was totally jacked after seeing his son fight

Lawson Crouse got in a fight with Brendan Dillon with his dad in attendance, and his pop’s reaction was even better than the tilt itself. Crouse’s dad waved his son’s jersey with pride following the bout. It’s safe to assume where Crouse’s dad stands on fighting in the league. [theScore]
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