Month: September 2021

One call from Connor McDavid was all Zach Hyman needed to put unfinished business with the Toronto Maple Leafs behind him upon joining the Edmonton Oilers. Hyman left his hometown team to sign a $38.5 million, seven-year contract with McDavid and the Oilers, who are similarly trying to get over the hump in the playoffs.
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The 2020-21 Philadelphia Flyers fell drastically short of expectations, in large part due to the failure of their young players to progress into the roles that the organization hoped they could play for a Stanley Cup contending team. Goaltender Carter Hart finished as the worst statistical goaltender in the NHL in most major categories. Winger
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4:40 PM ET HC Kremenchuk forward Andrei Deniskin is facing disciplinary action from the Ukrainian Hockey League after making a racist gesture toward American-born defenseman Jalen Smereck of HC Donbass, who is Black. In the second period of their game on Sunday, Deniskin shouted at Smereck and then pantomimed unpeeling a banana and eating it.
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The Colorado Eagles have signed center Gabriel Fontaine to an American Hockey League contract for the 2021-22 season. Fontaine, 24, appeared in four games with the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack in 2020-21, collecting one assist. He also spent time on the New York Rangers’ taxi squad. Over four pro seasons, Fontaine has notched 21 goals
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The New York Rangers are loaded with talented young defensemen this season, including Norris Trophy winner Adam Fox. The team also got strong play from Ryan Lindgren and K’Andre Miller last season, and skilled prospects Zac Jones and Nils Lundkvist will have a shot at making the opening day lineup this season. However, veteran Jacob
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12:45 AM ET Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — The concourses of the Spokane Arena were jammed. The merchandise lines snaked through the crowds, causing bottlenecks as fans filed in for their first glimpse of the Seattle Kraken. There seems to be little doubt about the popularity and reach of the NHL’s newest franchise, even when
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4:19 PM ET ESPN News Services OTTAWA, Ontario — The Ottawa Senators acquired Zach Sanford on Saturday, sending St. Louis native Logan Brown to the Blues in exchange for the veteran forward. St. Louis also received a conditional 2022 draft pick from Ottawa. Sanford had 10 goals and 16 points in 52 games for the
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