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Op-Ed: Blackhawks have Stanley Cup edge based on experience

There are compelling arguments that suggest the Chicago Blackhawks are about to become as close to a dynasty as possible in an NHL salary cap world.

Op-Ed: Blackhawks vs Lightning: Who'll hoist Lord Stanley's grand prize?

Tampa - It's Toews versus Stamkos, Quenneville versus Cooper and fate versus perseverance as two elite NHL franchises in Chicago and Tampa Bay collide when the Stanley Cup final begins Wednesday night.

'Hawks, Lightning only two still standing at NHL's playoff party

Jonathan Toews was a true leader for the Chicago Blackhawks in a decisive NHL win Sunday, while counterpart Ryan Getzlaf came up short for the Anaheim Ducks.

Both impending NHL semi-final series evenly matched

A classic clash of styles is guaranteed in the Stanley Cup final no matter what happens in the next round of the playoffs.

Ovietime joy elusive for frustrated Washington Capitals

After a 2-1 overtime victory Wednesday by the New York Rangers, they and the Washington Capitals are going in opposite directions in terms of playoff results.

Ducks subdue plucky Flames, Rangers force Game Seven

The NHL's Western Conference champion Anaheim Ducks eliminated the determined Calgary Flames 3-2 Sunday and the Eastern champion New York Rangers won 4-3 to force one more game with the Washington Capitals.

Op-Ed: Which four hopefuls will survive to continue Stanley Cup quest?

Stanley Cup pretenders are being separated from the real contenders with half of the original 16 hopefuls eliminated in the first round.

One good shot enough for Tampa in 'knife fight' with Red Wings

Although Steven Stamkos kept firing blanks, defenseman Braydon Coburn scored early in the third period as Tampa eliminated the Red Wings from the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Capitals in NHL second round, Lightning remain in contention

The eight best-of-seven-game NHL preliminary series have provided eye-popping saves, highlight-reel goals, comebacks, heroic comeback attempts and nasty stickwork as well as vicious hits that enflamed the emotions of players and fans.

Report: The 5 cities NHLers don't want to play in

A new report says that cities like Winnipeg and Edmonton are the most common places on no-trade clauses by NHL players. Canada in general fares pretty badly.

Coaches banned from touching players in girls hockey league

Toronto - A Toronto girls hockey league has implemented a zero tolerance policy that bans coaches from touching benched players, even on the helmet.

The business of hockey Special

Canadian hockey enthusiast? Business background? Wishing there was a way to combine these two into a career? Welcome to a program that will allow you to do just that.

Australian Treasurer Hockey welcomes Cabinet reshuffle

Canberra - Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey has welcomed two new appointments to the treasury team, following Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s recent statement on his cabinet reshuffle.

Leafs look to continue hot streak against slumping Devils

The Toronto Maple Leafs seek their fifth win in six games, and third in a row, Thursday when they welcome the New Jersey Devils to the Air Canada Centre for a 7:30 p.m. puck drop.

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.

Toronto Maple Leafs seek fourth straight win as they host Boston

The Toronto Maple Leafs are out to collect their sixth point in three games Wednesday when they host rival Bruins from Boston in a national televised matchup.

Ducks goalie John Gibson temporarily reassigned

The Anaheim Ducks have reassigned young, emerging netminder John Gibson to its American Hockey League Affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, the club announced this week.

Op-Ed: Islanders good bet to be most-improved NHL team

Many NHL teams are upwardly mobile, but only one will be the most-improved squad during the coming season, likely helping its coach to the Jack Adams Trophy.

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 ...

Op-Ed: Leafs demise is one based on high expectations, not failure

Following three straight years of missing the playoffs heading into the 2008-09 season, the Toronto Maple Leafs hired head coach Ron Wilson to return the team to a winning culture. What followed is one of the most confusing rides in professional sports

Staying Alive: Reimer redemption in OT win over Boston Special

Toronto - Filled with energy and optimism just two periods earlier, tension crept near the boiling point late in the third period at the Air Canada Center Thursday night.

Leafs fan Flames in hopes to prevent year from going up in smoke Special

Margin for error the slimmest it's been all season, The Toronto Maple leafs snapped an eight game losing streak while playing host to the Calgary Flames Tuesday night at the Air Canada Center, keeping their playoff hopes alive for at least one more game.

Goalie leaves team mid-game

An Ontario Hockey League (OHL) goaltender left a playoff game before the end of the 2nd period stating that this past season has "ruined" the game for him.

Leafs without a clue to stop the Blues in sixth consecutive loss Special

Toronto - The return of Jonathan Bernier failed to spark the play of the Maple leafs as the ship continues to sink in Toronto. Meanwhile, the rest of the Division continues to climb in the standings.

Hockey becomes a game of four quarters

Hockey will no longer be a game of two halves at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, with the sport announcing on Thursday a change to a four-quarter format to broaden its appeal to broadcasters and fans.

Leafs' Lupul takes flight in 4-3 Overtime win over Philadelphia Special

The Toronto Maple Leafs narrowly escaped a third period collapse Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre when the Philadelphia Flyers tied it up on separate occasions late in the game.

Russia coach Bilyaletdinov steps down: federation

Russia men's ice hockey head coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov is stepping down following the team's poor performance at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, the national federation said on Wednesday.

Ice Hockey: Canada take gold, Backstrom fails dope test

Canada swept past Sweden 3-0 on Sunday in the Winter Olympics men's ice hockey final, a game Swedish forward Nicklas Backstrom missed due to a failed a dope test.

G20 united on need to tackle tax reform: Australian Treasurer

Finance officials of the world's 20 major economies discussed the impact of the Federal Reserve's withdrawal of stimulus on emerging markets and were united on the need to address problems of tax minimization, Australian Treasurer Jo...
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Canada s Rick Nash is checked by Sweden s Daniel Alfredsson (top) during the second period of their ...
Canada's Rick Nash is checked by Sweden's Daniel Alfredsson (top) during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014
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Calgary Hitmen show off the thousands of Teddy Bears donated during the annual Teddy Bear Toss for Alberta children's charities.
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Canadian players pose with their gold medals after defeating Sweden in the men's ice hockey final game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014
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Fans flocked to the IIHF World Championships in Helsinki despite frustrations over high ticket prices.
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Canada's Chris Kunitz (R) is congratulated by teammates, including goalie Roberto Luongo (L) and Alex Pietrangelo (3rd L), after scoring against Sweden during the third period of their men's ice hockey gold medal match at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014
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Toronto Maple Leafs drop fourth straight (03.22.2014)
Toronto Maple Leafs drop fourth straight (03.22.2014)
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Kovalchuk playing for Russia against the Czech Republic on Feb 21, 2010.
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L.A. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick
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Mike Milbury awaiting a face off with Brian Sutter of the St. Louis Blues (pictured right) and Bruins teammate Charlie Simmer (pictured center) at the Boston Garden on March 21, 1985
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Canada's Jonathan Toews celebrates after scoring on Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the first period of the men's ice hockey gold medal game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, February 23, 2014
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
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Player and referee abuse from hockey parents has prompted Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador to institute an online course designed to teach respect.
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NHL player Jarome Iginla
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Canada's Sidney Crosby (87) scores on Sweden's goalie Henrik Lundqvist during the second period of their men's ice hockey gold medal game at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 23, 2014
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Washington Capitals hockey player Joel Ward
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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel (81) during warm ups prior to a game
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel (81) during warm ups prior to a game
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Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Mason Raymond (12) is pressured from behind by Dallas Stars defenseman...
Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Mason Raymond (12) is pressured from behind by Dallas Stars defenseman Brenden Dillon (4) at Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Stars 3-2 in overtime
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The evil stanchion (post) that caused the fluke goal Thursday, at Marlies AHL loss to Norfolk