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At last: Blues are first!

BOSTON -- The 2018-19 Blues, a team once given up for dead, on Wednesday achieved hockey immortality. The Blues completed the longest road back in hockey history with a 4-1 win over the Bruins at TD Garden, giving the franchise its first Stanley Cup... stltoday.com


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Thursday, June 13, 2019

2019 Minnesota Wild Draft Preview: Defenseman

For Paul Fenton, it was an auspicious start to his tenure as the Minnesota Wild’s new general manager. The NHL Entry Draft was his first opportunity to make an impression on the fanbase. Since Fenton was considered a ‘draft guru’ prior to arriving in... thesportsdaily.com

Buyouts are 'on the table' for Rangers this summer

Regarding the Rangers, 10 days away from Kakko or Jacko. 1. Buyouts. The initial buyout period of June 15-30 opens Saturday. There is a second, shorter window later in the summer for clubs with salary arbitration filings. “In all honesty, we haven’t... nypost.com

Gordo: Dream come true: Blues reign as Stanley Cup champions

The scene was surreal, almost beyond comprehension. Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo hoisted the Stanley Cup Wednesday night in Boston. It happened. It really happened. The star-crossed franchise won the Cup. That this thrilling title run came when it... stltoday.com

6/13/2019 3:05 AM

Lessons for the Maple Leafs in The Russian Five

The brilliance was of course in Scotty Bowman, the NHL’s winningest coach, in deciding to use the five as a unit, letting them play Russian-style hockey – no dumping and chasing – just continual puck control and puck movement on top of puck retrieval... thestar.com

6/13/2019 3:15 AM

Lindros backing anti-concussion efforts in native Canada

TORONTO — Hockey Hall of Famer Eric Lindros is hoping a new campaign launched across Ontario will help amateur athletes, parents and coaches better identify the signs and symptoms of a concussion after his career was cut short by repeated blows to... theintelligencer.com

6/13/2019 3:01 AM

Wilderness Walk: Good Seats Available

Due to flagging sales, the Wild have removed the hurdle to season ticket ownership, offering tickets to anyone who signs up. On the plus side, it’s good for those who haven’t been able to get tickets in the past. However, the Wild’s struggle to sell... hockeywilderness.com

6/13/2019 5:57 AM

Cree Nation Bears Hockey benched for 2019-2020 as funding cut

The president of the Eeyou Istchee Sports and Recreation Association made the announcement last week, saying the move was necessary after losing $375,000 in funding from the Board of Compensation, a body set up to manage funds flowing from the 1975... cbc.ca

KC hockey fans gather for winner-take-all Stanley Cup Game 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City’s love of hockey was on full display Wednesday as crowds of fans gathered inside the Blue Line in River Market for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. Patrons packed the bar and others sat on chairs outside for the... kshb.com

The Daily Skate: Who will the Ducks pick as head coach?

The Anaheim Ducks are whittling down candidates for their next head coach. The Athletic reported Wednesday morning that two candidates -- Dallas Stars assistant coach Todd Nelson and New York Islanders assistant coach Lane Lambert -- are out of... grandforksherald.com

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask on the verge of legendary status

Game 7s are where legends truly are born in every sport. It’s also where past failures and transgressions go to get eradicated. Wednesday night at TD Garden Tuukka Rask and his Boston teammates are on the cusp of hockey immortality. And Tuukka has a... weei.radio.com

Cassidy, Berube ride second chances to brink of a Stanley Cup

BOSTON — Bruce Cassidy went nearly 14 years between NHL head coaching gigs. Some believed Craig Berube might never get another shot after being fired in Philadelphia in 2015. One man will walk out of TD Garden on Wednesday night forever known as the... tsn.ca

6/12/2019 7:19 AM

Consistent Bruins face final exam in Game 7 against the Blues

The strains of Jay-Z and Linkin Park’s Numb/Encore mash-up emanated from a small speaker on the hallway floor outside the visiting locker room after the Boston Bruins’ morning skate. “I don’t know what you’re expecting of me … put under the pressure... theglobeandmail.com

6/12/2019 7:45 AM

Cup champ Myles Lane: New England’s first hockey hero

Ninety years ago, Myles Lane was such a New England hockey hero that the New York Rangers hoped the Boston Bruins would be so dazzled by Lane’s fame and popularity that they would trade their best player for him. A Melrose, Mass., native and a... hockeyjournal.com

How Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final will be won

It's all come down to Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues. It's time to debate all the hot topics heading into the final showdown, including keys to victory for each team, the players currently ahead for the... espn.com

Showstopper: Blues' magical run ends tonight, one way or the other

BOSTON — You go day-to-day, game-to-game — and then series to series. Summer fades. Leaves drop. Winter, snow. Leaves come back. April showers. Summer nears. You look up and all of a sudden it’s Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Blues have played... stltoday.com

6/12/2019 7:24 AM

Stanley Cup Finals: Bruins vs. Blues Game 7 time, TV info

The St. Louis Blues' bid to complete a remarkable comeback from last place on Jan. 2 to Stanley Cup champion was disrupted by the Boston Bruins' 5-1 rout in Game 6. Now the NHL championship will come down to one game when the Bruins host the Blues in... usatoday.com

6/12/2019 7:12 AM

The Blues Are In Trouble Unless Their Goalie Steps Up In Game 7

For just the fourth time since the NHL lockout of 2004-05, the Stanley Cup Final will be decided by a Game 7. The series between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues has been partially defined by one team’s inability to direct shots at its... fivethirtyeight.com

6/12/2019 7:07 AM

Boudreau training youth hockey players at new academy - WPTA

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — New Komets head coach Ben Boudreau helped launch the inaugural Fort Wayne Hockey Academy on Tuesday. The Academy, run through the Fort Wayne Amateur Hockey Association, includes instruction from a group of current and former... wpta21.com

6/12/2019 7:08 AM

Bruins fans ready for hockey's biggest night

The region is buzzing this week in anticipation of hockey's biggest night. On the eve of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, B's fans were daydreaming Tuesday of a possible third celebratory parade through the city this sports season. "They'll do it for... eagletribune.com

Do you agree with Brendan Gallagher? (Yes.)

I absolutely would tell men, and have told men not to over celebrate goals when the game is out of reach. Keep playing, keep scoring. But no need to show the other team up with celebrations like these. Just hope all the young kids watching know better kuklaskorner.com

For Bruins, deep playoff runs become a hairy situation

A tradition that is said to have started with the 1980 New York Islanders was welcomed with open arms in Boston this postseason. The concept is simple: No shaving until elimination. The deeper the Bruins go in the playoffs, the longer the bearded men... boston.com

6/12/2019 7:08 AM

STL hockey makes a comeback after 49 years

Bringing St. Louis together, Blues fans have been on the edge of their seats as the team returns to the Stanley Cup Finals after 49 years. With only one game left against the Boston Bruins, the team will have to fight hard for the title. The Blues... alestlelive.com

6/12/2019 7:33 AM

Who has the 'Hall of Fame' advantage in Game 7?

The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues have one more game to challenge for the Cup and both teams have great players. But champions always have Hall of Fame players, so which current members of these teams measure up? thehockeynews.com

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

BRENNAN: Karma serves the Bruins well, extends Cup final to Game 7

ST. LOUIS — Believe it or not, karma is definitely a thing. And some of the bad kind was doused all over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. In anticipation of the first Stanley Cup in the team’s 52 year history, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran online ads... ottawasun.com

Bruins carry first-hand experience into a seldom-seen event

The crowd was going nuts, both inside and outside the arena, eager to be part of history, to see something that had never happened in the franchise’s history. That’s what the Blues had to deal with on Sunday night in St. Louis in Game 6, and it’s... stltoday.com

6/11/2019 6:33 AM

Cassidy’s Game 7 playbook already written

Nine months removed from the opening of the 2018-19 regular season, we need one last day to decide this year’s Stanley Cup champion. The Boston Bruins forced a Game 7 with one of their most impressive road performances of the playoffs in a 5-1... tsn.ca

Ten potential heroes for Game 7 of thrilling Stanley Cup final

BOSTON — Game 7 is all about heroics. It’s where legends, like Justin “Mr. Game 7” Williams, made a name for himself. And it’s where another legend could be born on Wednesday, when the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis battle it out in a... torontosun.com

JONES: New hire improves Oilers business, if not on-ice product

If the proclamation by owner Daryl Katz to Oilers fans to “build an elite organization in all aspects of what we do” sounded hollow at the time, it didn’t three weeks later. The Oilers owner, after missing the playoffs for the 12th time in the last... edmontonsun.com

Who has the 'Hall of Fame' advantage in Game 7?

The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues have one more game to challenge for the Cup and both teams have great players. But champions always have Hall of Fame players, so which current members of these teams measure up? thehockeynews.com

Hockey East: Boston College alum, Blues role player Sanford finding playoff success playing against hometown Bruins

ST. LOUIS — When the 2019 Stanley Cup Final began, former Boston College standout Zach Sanford may not have understood what lay ahead of him. But now just one win away from his St. Louis Blues hoisting Lord Stanley’s Cup, Sanford’s postseason... uscho.com

Thursday, June 13, 2019

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

ACHA: Montana State Northern to add hockey programs

This announcement comes after MSU-Northern was approved by the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) to compete at the ACHA Division 2 level. This will begin as a men’s hockey club and will potentially expand into a women’s club sport. montanasports.com

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

6/11/2019 7:06 AM

Notes from the recruiting trail

It’s been a positive start the off-season for Cushing Academy right wing Jake Hewitt. The Ashburnham, Mass., native spent the past week at the USHL’s Omaha Lancers Main Camp. On Monday, the rising senior committed to play college hockey at Army... hockeyjournal.com

WCHA: Frederick - New women's commish wants to increase exposure

Jennifer Flowers admits that she’s not “proficient” in the sport of hockey. Not yet, anyway. “I will be,” she insisted. Flowers last week was named the women’s commissioner of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, and while she doesn’t know much... mankatofreepress.com

BCHL: Fuelling the Future - Alex Newhook, NHL Draft prospect

In the history of the NHL draft only four have players from Newfoundland have ever gone in the first round, Alex Newhook has the chance to become the fifth and he can thank the rest of Canada for that. sportsnet.ca

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

6/11/2019 7:06 AM

QMJHL: 42 New Englanders drafted by league's teams

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) held its annual draft and American draft over the course of the last three days. Junior-eligible players born in 2003 or before from any of the six New England states were able to be selected in either... hockeyjournal.com

6/11/2019 7:00 AM

USHL: Draft Preview - Green Bay Gamblers - CHRIS GIRODAY

The Green Bay Gamblers have four defensemen with ties to the team listed on the final NHL Central Scouting rankings, all defensemen, including Chris Giroday. The Toronto native is #154 among North American skaters after registering 14 points in 38... ushl.com

AHL: Chicago Wolves' Stefan Matteau is the Toughest Athlete on the Damn Planet

Stefan Matteau, a forward for the Las Vegas Golden Knights AHL affiliate Chicago Wolves, put just about everything on the line in pursuit of a Calder Cup. Matteau is the son of Stéphane, a member of the 1994 New York Rangers Stanley Cup team known... 12up.com

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

 

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Monday, June 10, 2019

6/10/2019 6:57 AM

AHL: Charlotte Checkers celebrate Calder Cup championship

Something basic drove the Charlotte Checkers to their Calder Cup-clinching 5-3 victory Saturday night over the Chicago Wolves: The Checkers were ready for the season to be over. “We had no intention of going back home and going to practice on Monday... charlotteobserver.com

Cream of draft crop comes from U.S. NDT. Would program work in Canada?

Opinion: Since its inception more than 20 years ago, the USNDT has evolved into a model developmental program that challenges many of the game’s existing orthodoxies. theprovince.com

Thursday, June 13, 2019

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Germany Is Quickly Becoming A Hockey Powerhouse

Germany in recent years have risen to become a great Hockey country. Established players like Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers and Philipp Grubauer of the Colorado Avalanche stand out, but they have a lot of young talent. puck77.com

Robert Petrovicky to coach Slovakia U20

Former Slovak national team forward Robert Petrovicky is the new head coach of the Slovak U20 national team that will compete at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship. He replaces Ernest Bokros, who has coached the team during the past eight years. iihf.com

6/12/2019 7:37 AM

UK: New format for National Ice Hockey League.

The second tier of British hockey is to undergo a re-vamp from season 2019-2029. The new ten-team national division will sit above the long-standing Divisions One and Two, which will continue to be regionalised into North and South. eurohockey.com

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

6/11/2019 6:53 AM

Wahlsten passes away

Former Finnish national team player Juhani “Juuso” Wahlsten passed away in Turku at the age of 81 on Sunday. He played top-level ice hockey in Finland from 1957 to 1971 and in 200 games racked up 219 points including 139 goals. In 1960 he won the... iihf.com

KHL: Trevor Murphy - Headed for Russian league

Murphy was shipped from Arizona to Anaheim during the season, but was unable to break into the NHL with either team. Instead the blueliner appeared in 64 AHL games with Tucson and San Diego in which he recorded eight goals, 23 assists and 74 PIM... cbssports.com

SHL: FEATURE - Q&A with Jesper Boqvist

Playing against men full-time for the first time in his career, Boqvist had an outstanding season where his 35 points in 52 games put him in the top 20 in scoring, top 16 in assists and tied for second in points by players under the age of 21 in the SHL. nhl.com

WI H.S.: Decision time for Superior boy's hockey

For years, it’s been schools like Superior and Hudson duking it out in the Wisconsin boy’s hockey sectionals. But that will be coming to an end next season Well, at least temporarily. The WIAA has separated boys hockey into two divisions, splitting... kbjr6.com

Thursday, June 13, 2019

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

MA H.S.: Christian Wright hired as new Peabody boys hockey coach

PEABODY — Longtime youth hockey coach Christian Wright has waited patiently for an opportunity to take over a high school program. Last week, Wright finally got his chance. A former hockey standout at Belmont High, Wright has been hired as the new... itemlive.com

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

6/11/2019 7:15 AM

MN H.S.: Blake's Tristan Broz on Twitter yesterday

Happy to announce my commitment to play college hockey and continue my education at the University of Minnesota. Thank you to my family, coaches, and everyone who put the time in recruiting me. Excited to be a Gopher! twitter.com

6/11/2019 7:04 AM

NJ H.S.: Putting heart in hockey for late classmates

HARDYSTON -- The Newton-Lenape Valley ice hockey program hosted its Newton Strong Charity Hockey Game on Sunday afternoon at Skylands Ice World. It was originally put together to celebrate the life of Alexis Faye, a Newton High School junior who died... njherald.com

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