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‘Needed to happen,’ but current team values ‘first class’

Chicago Blackhawks players were briefed by team management Wednesday after an investigation into a sexual abuse case led to general manager Stan Bowman resigning one day earlier.Blackhawks CEO Danny Wirtz spoke with the team."The overriding message was that 'the...

1-32 poll, plus early takeaways for every team

We're two weeks into the 2021-22 NHL season, and there have been many surprises in the early going -- both positive and negative.Here is our updated ranking of all 32 clubs, plus the key takeaways that stand out most...

New York Islanders sign forward Ross Johnston to four-year extension

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders have signed tough guy forward Ross Johnston to a four-year contract extension.The team did not release contract terms in making the announcement on Tuesday.Johnston has seven goals and eight assists in...

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby inches closer to return, joins team’s optional skate

PITTSBURGH -- Penguins captain Sidney Crosby participated in an optional skate Tuesday morning and is nearing a return after undergoing left wrist surgery in early September.Crosby skated in an individual workout first, then joined his teammates for the morning...

In ‘best interests of USA Hockey,’ Stan Bowman steps down as GM of 2022...

Stan Bowman informed USA Hockey Tuesday that he is stepping down as general manager of the 2022 U.S. Olympic men's ice hockey team.The announcement came hours after Bowman "stepped aside" as general manager and president of hockey operations of...

Chicago Blackhawks report out; president Stan Bowman resigns

Chicago Blackhawks president of hockey operations Stan Bowman has resigned after investigators released their findings on how the team handled sexual assault allegations against former video coach Brad Aldrich during the 2010 Stanley Cup run.Senior director of hockey administration...

Fantasy hockey rankings – The Erik Karlsson renaissance

We are still at the very difficult phase of the early season in which you need to balance your preconceived evaluations against a growing sample size from the season. I'm not gonna lie, it's not an easy task.The easier...

Struggling Chicago Blackhawks put Jonathan Toews on COVID-19 list

As if things couldn't go worse for the Chicago Blackhawks to start the season, now they're being hammered by COVID-19.Captain Jonathan Toews and fellow forward Henrik Borgstrom are the latest players to be added to the COVID protocols list...

Viewers guide to Avalanche-Golden Knights, Sharks-Predators

7:00 AM ETESPN staffAs the third week of the 2021-22 NHL season gets rolling, we have two captivating games on the docket on Tuesday night. At 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, two Western juggernauts take aim at one another...

Columbus Blue Jackets’ Elvis Merzlikins, provoked by fan over teammate’s death, ‘didn’t get upset’...

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins claimed that a Dallas Stars fan taunted him by mentioning his late teammate, Matiss Kivlenieks, before their game on Monday night.Merzlikins made 31 saves in the Blue Jackets' 4-1 home win over Dallas,...
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