If he ends up being an option vs. the Washington Capitals, it might not be for a while. The Penguins provided a less-than-promising update on Monday: he hasn’t yet resumed skating. Considering Washington’s firepower, it would be nice for the Penguins to have two championship goalies to choose from in case things get ugly, but at the moment it seems like it’s Marc-Andre Fleury or bust.
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Here is a little fact those in pro sports don’t like to admit publicly and the leagues don’t want you to hear: Winning championships takes a considerable amount of luck. And now, for the first time in a long time, it seems like the Rangers have it on their side. First is the matchups, as the Blueshirts were all but assured of the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference with almost two weeks left in the regular season. That enabled them to cross over into the Atlantic Division side of the tournament bracket, a far easier draw than the gauntlet of their own Metropolitan Division, where the Capitals and Penguins were Nos. 1 and 2 overall in the league and where they will now beat each other
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If sheer exposure to a team translates to make that team better, then no candidate can lift the Los Angeles Kings quite like John Stevens. The hockey world tends to lose track of assistant (or “associate”) coaches far more easily than the main guys, and that is the case with Stevens. Seriously, Stevens has been with the Kings since 2010-11.
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When Nate Thompson began the grueling rehabilitation from a torn Achilles’ tendon last summer, a documentary film about Kobe Bryant got his attention. The Lakers star overcame the same injury, and Thompson could identify on some level with the “Black Mamba.” “It was impressive,” Thompson said. “A lot of the rehab he did, I did, too. He’s a Hall-of-Fame athlete. It’s the mentality that I think everyone underestimates how hard Kobe Bryant worked off the court too. I respect him as an athlete because of all that he accomplished and how hard he worked.” Thompson, from Anchorage, Alaska, isn’t about to call himself the “Alaskan Mamba,” but he is proud of successfully coming back from the second major
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The PHWA announced the three finalists for the NHL’s 2017 Bill Masterton Trophy: Craig Anderson, Andrew Cogliano and Derek Ryan. Ryan distinguished himself as a 29-year-old who battled his way to time in the NHL, managing a goal in his debut game with the Carolina Hurricanes. For what it’s worth, some believe that Bryan Bickell should have represented the Hurricanes.
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Knowing Kevin Shattenkirk wasn’t in their long-term plans, the St. Louis Blues traded the talented defenseman and braced for the immediate blow to their playoff hopes. The Blues actually got better without him. When the Blues dealt the pending free agent at the trade deadline, they seemed to be creating a giant void on their blue line and gift-wrapping the NHL-best Washington Capitals with their deepest defense in a decade.
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John Stevens spent the past seven seasons as Darryl Sutter’s assistant coach while the Los Angeles Kings rose to two Stanley Cup titles and then slipped to three straight disappointing seasons. The Kings introduced Stevens as the 27th head coach in team history Monday. Stevens was the only candidate considered by general manager Rob Blake, who took over this month after Los Angeles fired Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi.
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Craig Anderson of the Ottawa Senators, Andrew Cogliano of the Anaheim Ducks, and Derek Ryan of the Carolina Hurricanes are the finalists for the 2016-17 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Who is taking home the Masterton Trophy this year?
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Slovakia to Toronto to Kelowna all in span of a week; Abdelkader avoids surgery (for now) Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland is cramming his schedule with scouting. Today saw him travel to Toronto to catch the OHL playoff game between Mississauga and Peterborough. Next up is a trip to Kelowna, British Columbia, to see the Rockets take on the Seattle Thunderbirds in the Western Hockey League semifinals. “I’m focused on the draft,” Holland told the Free Press this afternoon. “Got to see the kids. (I) was at under-18 worlds, got to see a lot of good games there.” Holland spent last week in Slovakia taking in the U18 world championship — the Wings had eight scouts there all together,
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SAN JOSE Just like his longtime teammate and fellow pending unrestricted free agent Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau said on Monday that he would like to return to the Sharks next season. Well see if thats an option, Marleau said. When asked if there have…
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The question for the Montreal Canadiens is, can he be great? “Hopefully he took a step back this year so he can take two forward next year,” GM Marc Bergevin said Monday at the Canadiens’ season-ending press conference. More importantly, after more than 300 NHL games of experience, the 23-year-old is still not an everyday center, on a team where center depth is by far the biggest concern.
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Montreal Canadiens’ Alexander Radulov laughs as he talks with reporters in Brossard, Que., Monday, April 24, 2017. The Canadiens were eliminated by the New York Rangers in first round of NHL playoffs. When Alexander Radulov signs his next NHL contract, the one thing for certain is that it won’t be another one-year deal.
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(Ed. Note: As the Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, we’re bound to lose some friends along the journey. We’ve asked for these losers, gone but not forgotten, to be eulogized by the people who knew the teams best: The bloggers and fans who hated them the
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San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton played this postseason with a torn MCL and ACL, coach Peter DeBoer said. Thornton suffered the injury on April 3 when his knee collided with Vancouver forward Michael Chaput.
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The Islanders defeated the Senators 4-2. Dennis Seidenberg will be back in Brooklyn next season after inking a one-year, $1.25 million deal with the New York Islanders. After being bought out in June 2016 by the Boston Bruins, Seidenberg had to wait until the end of September – during the World Cup of Hockey Final – to latch on to a new team.
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Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Washington Capitals forward Justin Williams got a speeding ticket. • Recently at practice, Pittsburgh Penguins winger Patric Hornqvist found himself playing on Sidney Crosby’s line at practice.
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