Natalie Spooner had just gotten off the ice on Tuesday night when she heard the news.
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Michael Traikos is the National Hockey Writer for Postmedia Network. He spent the past 10 years covering the Toronto Maple Leafs for the National Post and was also the Maple Leafs correspondent for The Hockey News. If he’s not at the rink, then he’s on the squash court pretending to be the next Jonathon Power. Married, with two beautiful children and a Beagle named Charlie, he also has a tattoo of the band the Pixies on his shoulder. He lives in Newmarket, Ont.
Here we go again. Another year, another player demanding a trade from the team that drafted him.
They won the final game of the round robin. But it came with an asterisk. And now we wait.
It wasn’t the first time Todd McLellan had been asked the question. But like the day before and the day before that, he once again had to revise his answer.
Forward William Nylander was ruled out by Sweden for the rest of the world junior hockey championship on Sunday.
Just how good was Montreal Canadiens’ Carey Price last season? Well, he won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s best goaltender and both the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award as league MVP.
It was supposedly the late Herb Brooks who had the famous line about not bringing an All-Star Team to the 1980 Olympics. “I am not looking for the best players,” said Kurt Russell, who played the U.S. hockey team’s head coach in the movie Miracle. “I am looking for the right ones.”
Alex Ovechkin, who used to leap against the glass after goals and once pretended his stick was on fire after scoring, was spending Sunday morning trying to argue that the playoffs are not about individual performances.
One player called it "cool" and another said it was "crazy." But if Auston Matthews decides to spend next season playing in Switzerland, many top scouts and general managers believe it would have zero impact on whether he is the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL draft.
The distance between New York City and Washington, D.C., is not very long. From take-off to landing, you’re looking at about an hour. Of course, that does not include the drive to the airport, passing through security or going through baggage claim.
Wearing a pair of flip flops, board shorts and a team hoodie, Barry Trotz casually strolled up to the dais at the Washington Capitals practice facility and broke out in a big open-mouthed yawn.
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes — and salary structures — in the Stanley Cup playoffs.