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Oilers drop 11th straight, 3-2 (OT) in Winnipeg

Despite leading in a game for just the fourth time since Remembrance Day, the Edmonton Oilers lost again Wednesday night — a crippling 3-2 overtime defeat in Winnipeg.

HBO dumps National Hockey League series 24/7

According to well-placed sources at Home Box Office (HBO), it can be confirmed the network has decided not to renew its deal to broadcast the 24/7 series that follows participants during the run up to the Winter Classic.

Op-Ed: Do we really need analytics to tell us Dion Phaneuf stinks?

A new analytics-based study of NHL defenseman ranks Leafs' blueliner Dion Phaneuf in the bottom ten. It took a lot of work to come to this and other similar conclusions.

Op-Ed: What's the over/under on when the Leafs fire Randy Carlyle?

Toronto Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan has his fall guy in place headed into the season. But will he have to use him?

Op-Ed: The NHL should suspend Milan Lucic

You can get the lowdown (in words and video) on how Boston's Milan Lucic handled himself after the Montreal Canadiens eliminated the Bruins from the NHL Playoffs Wednesday night ...

Sony acquires Gabe Polsky’s Red Army (VIDEO)

Ahead of its special screening in Cannes next month, Sony Classic Pictures has released a trailer for “Red Army,” which tells the story of one of the most successful hockey teams in the history of the sport.

Coyotes' goalie Mike Smith scores in OT, with his butt

In what has to be one of the strangest goals in NHL history, Phoenix Coyotes' goalie, Mike Smith, scored the winning goal for the Buffalo Sabres on Dec. 23, 2013, taking the puck into his net – in the seat of his pants.

Op-Ed: Shawn Thornton suspension is a complete joke

The National Hockey League (NHL) makes Boston's Shawn Thornton a scapegoat by making an example out of him. He gets 15 games for his attack on Pittsburgh's Brooks Orpik. And, as usual, the NHL does nothing to address the core issue.

Op-Ed: If Brooks Orpik fights, he doesn't end up unconscious

I have watched the replays a million times. And I'm convinced that what happened between Boston and Pittsburgh Saturday night could have been prevented if the National Hockey League (NHL) stopped messing with "The Code."

Op-Ed: Maybe Rogers should fire Don Cherry

Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC) needs to change or Rogers Communications will make changes. I'm not a television producer. But I think like one. And whoever calls the shots at HNIC must start doing the same.

Hossa surprise scratch part of NHL injury culture

Marian Hossa is one of the Chicago Blackhawks leading scorers in the playoffs, having notched three winning shots so far this postseason. And then in game three, Hossa wasn't in the lineup for a team which desperately needed his help.

NHL issues new proposal aimed at retaining 82-game schedule

The NHL has finally decided that it's time to take collective bargaining agreement negotiations seriously - and in doing so, has put the ball back in the court of the players' association.

NHL player Krys Barch talks lockout in passionate Twitter string

With drinks in hand and computer at the ready, New Jersey Devils forward Krys Barch made headlines over the weekend with his candid comments about the ongoing NHL lockout.

Alexander Ovechkin says players prepared to sit out 'a full year'

Alexander Ovechkin has been one of the more outspoken players during fractured negotiations between the NHL and its players' association - and his latest quote doesn't offer much in the way of optimism for fans.

Western Hockey League's Vancouver Giants offer 'lockout discount'

With NHL arenas expected to be dark for a while in the wake of the league locking out its players, at least one junior team is planning to take advantage of the absence of pro hockey.

Op-Ed: An open letter to NHL owners, players and fans

Dear players and owners: As we steamroll toward yet another work stoppage, the collective patience of hockey fans around the world has been ground down to a nub. And it's all your fault. All of you.

Shane Doan signs four-year deal to remain with Phoenix Coyotes

Despite being one of the most sought-after unrestricted free agents on the market, Shane Doan made it clear he never really wanted to leave the Phoenix Coyotes - and now he doesn't have to.

Players already on the move as NHL CBA nears expiry

With the NHL's collective bargaining agreement set to expire midnight Saturday, several players have reportedly made arrangements to join other teams - and in some cases, they'll be suiting up immediately.

KHL only taking 'top-level' NHL players in lockout scenario

Players considering the Kontinental Hockey League as an alternative in the event of an NHL lockout may find themselves turned away at the door.

Boston Bruins ink Tyler Seguin to six-year extension

One day after saying a contract extension was "looking good," Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin has put his signature to a new six-year pact.

Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke thinks ESPN's hockey coverage stinks

Brian Burke has lashed out at an ESPN survey ranking the Toronto Maple Leafs as the worst professional sports franchise in North America.

New deal for Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin 'looking good'

On the heels of fellow third-year players Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Jeff Skinner earning lucrative multi-year deals, it appears Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin may be next in line for a huge payday.

Hockey world honors one-year anniversary of Lokomotiv tragedy

Fans, players and organizations across the globe took the time Friday to remember those who died as the hockey world honors the one-year anniversary of the plane crash that killed 44 people, including most of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl hockey team.

Alexander Ovechkin on NHL CBA negotiations: Blame the Bettman

Alexander Ovechkin believes he knows why the NHL and its players' association remain far apart in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement.

NHL: Leafs win home finale 3-2 over Lightning in overtime Special

Toronto - On a day the Toronto Blue Jays kicked off its 2012 season in Cleveland, the Toronto Maple Leafs were getting ready for its home finale against the Tampa Bay Lightning. What’s the connection you ask?

NHL: Sharks take bite out of struggling Leafs Special

Toronto - With the trade deadline just days away, Thursday’s performance by the Toronto Maple Leafs did little to quell the rumours surrounding the team lately. If anything the trade chatter and speculation, whether fact or fiction, will probably only intensify.

NHL: Leafs shutout by Rangers at home Special

Toronto - After sweeping a four-game home stand and reeling off consecutive victories the Toronto Maple Leafs lost back-to-back games to New York state rivals in as many nights.

NHL: Leafs rout Lightning 7-3 Special

Toronto - After a dreadful and disappointing December, the Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off January and 2012 with a bang on Tuesday night.

NHL: Leafs rout Lightning 7-3 Special

Toronto - After a dreadful and disappointing December, the Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off January and 2012 with a bang on Tuesday night.

NHL: Devils outlast Leafs in overtime Special

Toronto - James Reimer is back. The Toronto Maple Leafs goalie made his first start on home ice since returning from a head injury and went toe-to-toe with New Jersey Devils’ Martin Brodeur on Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre.
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It was 'blue and white day' in Toronto as Leafs fans crowded Maple Leafs Square in Toronto. Leafs lose to Bruins 5-2 in first home playoff game since 2004
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The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association reached agreement on the framework of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement announced jointly by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr
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Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin hopes to have his signature on a new contract before the current collective bargaining agreement expires this weekend.
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