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Lindros, Vachon, Makarov, Quinn make Hockey Hall of Fame

Eric Lindros knew exactly what day and time the Hockey Hall of Fame would call. He was just hoping his phone would ring this time after six years of silence. Rogie Vachon had given up hoping after 30-plus years of eligibility. And when his moment came, Sergei Makarov exclaimed, “Oh ...

Jun 25, 2016

Chinese team to join Kontinental Hockey League

The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League has confirmed that it will add a Chinese club next season as it competes against the NHL in Asian markets. The move means the 2022 Winter Olympic host city of Beijing now has a team in what is widely ...

Leafs select Matthews with No. 1 pick in draft

Jun 25, 2016

Leafs select Matthews with No. 1 pick in draft

On the heels of the NHL expanding into Las Vegas, the Toronto Maple Leafs pinned their future on Arizona-born center Auston Matthews with the first pick in the NHL draft. The 18-year-old from Scottsdale sparked an international-themed parade to the podium Friday night that ...

New NHL franchise headed to Las Vegas

Jun 23, 2016

New NHL franchise headed to Las Vegas

The NHL is making a big bet on Las Vegas. The league will expand to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season after awarding its 31st franchise to billionaire businessman Bill Foley on Wednesday. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced the decision after the league’s board of ...

Gretzky among those paying respects to legendary Howe

Jun 15, 2016

Gretzky among those paying respects to legendary Howe

Gordie Howe’s casket was guided down a hallway, flanked by some of the biggest names in sports: Wayne Gretzky, Scotty Bowman and Al Kaline. The pallbearers moved Mr. Hockey’s brown, rose-adorned casket down a long strip of red carpet through the middle of a ...

Ducks bring back Carlyle as coach

Jun 15, 2016

Ducks bring back Carlyle as coach

Randy Carlyle walked back into Honda Center and discovered he still knew just about everyone, from the guard at the front door to the accountants in the Anaheim Ducks’ offices. “Everybody welcomed me back with open arms,” Carlyle said, a grateful smile on a ...

Jun 13, 2016

Tanaka sidelined with shoulder injury; Hosoda handed two-week ban

Japan scrumhalf Fumiaki Tanaka has left the team due to a dislocated right shoulder and is unlikely to play against Scotland this month, the Japan Rugby Football Association announced Monday. Tanaka, who also plays for Panasonic Wild Knights and the Super Rugby champion Highlanders, ...

Setoguchi's life, game back on track after Swiss stint

Jun 13, 2016

Setoguchi's life, game back on track after Swiss stint

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Devin Setoguchi resurrected his professional hockey career this past season in, of all places, Switzerland. The tranquility of his surroundings helped him focus solely on hockey after a life-transforming decision in April 2015: to enter rehab and quit drinking. In a recent interview with ...

NHL reacts to passing of all-time great Gordie Howe

Jun 11, 2016

NHL reacts to passing of all-time great Gordie Howe

Reaction to Friday’s death of NHL great Gordie Howe at the age of 88: ___ “Unfortunately we lost the greatest hockey player ever today, but more importantly the nicest man I have ever met. Sending our thoughts and prayers to the Howe family and ...

Jones keeps Sharks alive in Game 5

Jun 10, 2016

Jones keeps Sharks alive in Game 5

There’s very little flash to Martin Jones. The San Jose Sharks goaltender speaks in a polite monotone, only too eager to deflect attention elsewhere. Call it a reflex action honed from years spent wearing a mask while intentionally standing in the way of a ...