Archive for June, 2016

Retiring No. 9; Sheahan re-signs; Lucic, Kings talking (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

By at 15 June, 2016, 9:24 am

Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com .

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Pittsburgh Penguins favored to win 2017 Stanley Cup (Puck Daddy)

By at 13 June, 2016, 10:38 am

Can the Pittsburgh Penguins win back-to-back Stanley Cups?  Gambling odds-maker Bovada believes the Penguins are the favorite to win it all next year, one day after Pittsburgh captured their fourth Cup in franchise history. It lists the Penguins as 8/1 to win next year’s Cup, with the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals tied at 10/1 right behind Pittsburgh. The next team is the St. Louis Blues at 12/1. The San Jose Sharks, who lost in six games in the Cup Final, are listed at 14/1 along with the Los Angeles Kings and Tampa Bay Lightning. This is interesting, considering the fact the Sharks bounced the Blues in six games in the Western Conference Final.  San Jose has all their core players under contract while the Blues may lose key veterans David Backes and Troy Brouwer to free agency. Also the Blackhawks are favored over the Blues, even though the Blues beat Chicago in the first-round. But odds-makers generally have reasons behind these.  Odds to win the 2017 Stanley Cup Pittsburgh Penguins 8/1 Chicago Blackhawks 10/1 Washington Capitals 10/1 St. Louis Blues 12/1 Los Angeles Kings 14/1 San Jose Sharks 14/1 Tampa Bay Lightning 14/1 Anaheim Ducks 16/1 Dallas Stars16/1 Detroit Red Wings 18/1 Minnesota Wild 18/1 Nashville Predators 18/1 New York Rangers 18/1 Montreal Canadiens 20/1 New York Islanders 20/1 Boston Bruins 25/1 Florida Panthers 25/1 Philadelphia Flyers 25/1 Colorado Avalanche 33/1 Calgary Flames 40/1       Edmonton Oilers 40/1 Ottawa Senators 40/1 Arizona Coyotes 50/1 Carolina Hurricanes 50/1 Columbus Blue Jackets 50/1 New Jersey Devils 50/1 Vancouver Canucks 50/1 Winnipeg Jets 50/1 Buffalo Sabres 66/1 Toronto Maple Leafs 66/1 Last season when odds came out after the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, the Penguins were listed at 14/1 to win this season. The Sharks were at 40/1. Pittsburgh had just lost in the first-round of the playoffs to the New York Rangers and the Sharks didn’t make the postseason. Which team with lower odds will jump up and surprise the hockey world next season? MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY – – – – – – – Josh Cooper is an editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @joshuacooper

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List of Conn Smythe Trophy winners (Reuters)

By at 12 June, 2016, 8:59 pm

(Reuters) – List of Conn Smythe Trophy winners, given to the most valuable player for his team in the National Hockey League playoffs. …

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NHL-List of Conn Smythe Trophy winners (Reuters)

By at 12 June, 2016, 8:57 pm

June 12 (Reuters) – List of Conn Smythe Trophy winners,given to the most valuable player for his team in the NationalHockey League playoffs. …

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List of Stanley Cup champions (Reuters)

By at 12 June, 2016, 8:56 pm

(Reuters) – List of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup champions: 2016 – Pittsburgh Penguins def. San Jose Sharks 4-2 2015 – Chicago Blackhawks def. Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 2014 – Los Angeles Kings def. New York Rangers 4-1 2013 – Chicago Blackhawks def. Boston Bruins 4-2 2012 – Los Angeles Kings def. New Jersey Devils 4-2 2011 – Boston Bruins def. Vancouver Canucks 4-3 2010 – Chicago Blackhawks def. Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 2009 – Pittsburgh Penguins def. Detroit Red Wings 4-3 2008 – Detroit Red Wings def. Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 2007 – Anaheim Ducks def. …

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NHL-List of Stanley Cup champions (Reuters)

By at 12 June, 2016, 8:48 pm

June 12 (Reuters) – List of the National Hockey League’sStanley Cup champions: 2016 – Pittsburgh Penguins def. San Jose Sharks 4-2 2015 – Chicago Blackhawks def. Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 2014 – Los Angeles Kings def. New York Rangers 4-1 2013 – Chicago Blackhawks def. Boston Bruins 4-2 2012 – Los Angeles Kings def. New Jersey Devils 4-2 2011 – Boston Bruins def. Vancouver Canucks 4-3 2010 – Chicago Blackhawks def. Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 2009 – Pittsburgh Penguins def. Detroit Red Wings 4-3 2008 – Detroit Red Wings def. Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 2007 – Anaheim Ducks def. …

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Before 99, the NHL had No. 9: ‘Mr. Hockey,’ Gordie Howe (The Associated Press)

By at 11 June, 2016, 10:21 am

With apologies to Maurice Richard, that player was ”Mr. Hockey,” Gordie Howe, the exceptionally rugged, skilled and seemingly ageless farm boy from Floral, Saskatchewan, whose career spanned six decades and became an inspiration for many of the NHLer…

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The Latest: Thurman Thomas grew up a fan of Howe in Houston (The Associated Press)

By at 10 June, 2016, 2:52 pm

Gordie Howe’s death transcends hockey as Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas took time to reminisce about Mr. Hockey. Growing up in Houston, Thomas told The Associated Press about how Howe’s days playing for the World Hockey Associa…

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Matt Murray Avenue; NHL17 features; Cherry returns to HNIC (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

By at 7 June, 2016, 11:59 am

Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at  puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com . Don’t believe me? Behold. pic.twitter.com/8oy1zs8VEZ — Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) June 7, 2016 • Is Joe Thornton’s beard impacting his performance? What do squirrels have to do with it? Sports Science investigates. Hey, at least ESPN is covering hockey…? [ ESPN ] • The morning after Game 4 for the San Jose Sharks. Their late push is not enough. [ Fear the Fin ] • Ian Cole and Eric Fehr join the list of unlikely heroes for the Penguins in the playoffs. [ Tribune Live ] • A look at how the Pittsburgh Penguins are using Kris Letang to shield Justin Schultz. [ Pensburgh ] • Heavy and hard hockey by the Penguins is taking a physical toll on the Sharks. [ CBC ] • San Jose mayor Sam Liccardo hosted several homeless and newly housed veterans at the Sharks game in a private box. [ Mercury News ] • The Sharks first team in franchise history was an ‘exercise in futility’ and bordered on Absurdist Theater. [ SI ] • Congrats to Matt Murray! Not only is he leading his team to a possible Stanley Cup, but he’s also getting a street in Squirrel Hill renamed after him. [ Post-Gazette ] • “Your job was to make sure nobody got killed” from retired referee Kerry Fraser writing about officiating in the playoffs. [ The Players Tribune ] • The Arizona Coyotes and Shane Doan are working on a one year deal. [ AZ Central ] • ‘Nothing new’ between the New York Islanders and potential free agents Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin. [ NBC Sports ] • According to Milan Lucic’s agent, there has been no progress between the player and the Los Angeles Kings in reaching a new deal. [ The Hockey News ] • The Tampa Bay Lightning have hired former Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards as an assistant. [ Tampa Bay Times ] • Dave Barr and Scott Allen have been added to the Florida Panthers coaching staff. [ Panthers ] • New NHL17 features announced including World Cup of Hockey rosters. Now you can fix what USA Hockey broke. [ Operation Sports ] • Don Cherry has signed a ‘multiyear’ deal to return to Hockey Night in Canada. His personal tailor is thrilled! [ Globe and Mail ]  • Steve Dangle takes a look at what’s ahead for the Toronto Maple Leafs not named Auston Matthews. [ Sportsnet ] • All the focus is on the Leafs taking Matthews at No. 1. Who else should they draft? [ Leafs Nation ] • The unofficial guide to being an Edmonton Oilers fan. [ Copper & Blue ] • “Diversity, hockey and living in a post-Julie Chu era.” [ Excelle Sports ] • For some trailblazers in the NWHL, they could find themselves without a team to play on this season. [ ES ] • Quebec’s notorious fight-happy hockey league tries to evolve with the times. [ Vice Sports ] • Kenora, Ontario will host next season’s ‘Hockey Day in Canada.’ [ Kukla’s Korner ] • Braden Holtby will march in the Capital Pride Parade this weekend to support the LGBTQ community. [ CSN Mid-Atlantic ] • Fantasy hockey offseason outlook for the Florida Panthers and New York Rangers. [ Dobber ] • Finally, Wayne Gretzky’s tribute to hockey dads with videos of adorable tiny hockey players. – – – – – – – Jen Neale is an editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow her on Twitter! Follow @MsJenNeale_PD . MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY:

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Malkin’s higher level; Sharks ‘must win’ Game 4 (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

By at 6 June, 2016, 12:53 pm

Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at  puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com .   A 16-year old Joe Thornton from junior hockey, before the beard #SJSvsPIT Story & pics: https://t.co/ilWupwfmcz pic.twitter.com/OTTwijtAAv — Sal J. Barry (@PuckJunk) June 6, 2016 • Joe Thornton’s first hockey card, when he was a 16-year-old with the Soo Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League. [ Puck Junk ] • Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin has “another level” to his game. He has been held without a point so far in the Stanley Cup Final. [ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ] • How Penguins goaltender Matt Murray played Saturday’s game-winning goal by the San Jose Sharks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. [ Pensburgh ] • Game 3 was the ‘one that got away’ for the Pittsburgh Penguins [ The Pens Blog ] • The Sharks’ Game 3 win doesn’t change their situation going to into Game 4. It’s another must-win. Going down 3-1 is tough for a comeback. [ San Jose Mercury News ] • Some of the top players for the Penguins and Sharks have struggled to produce this Cup Final. After three games the “heat is on” to produce. [ Sportsnet ] • The Sharks say they’re “not too worried” about how the Pittsburgh Penguins have outshot them in the Cup Final. [ CSN Bay Area ] • Listen to all the calls for Joonas Donskoi’s Game 3 overtime winner. One of which is from Sharks’ ‘Day One’ radio broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky, who is calling his first Cup Final. [ Fear the Fin ] • Famed rock band Metallica will perform the national anthem prior to Game 4 of the Cup Final at SAP Center. Each of the guitars used during the performance will be signed by the members of the band, displayed on the concourse during the game and then donated to the Sharks Foundation to be auctioned off. [ NHL.com ] • The Sharks’ young stars are finally stepping up in this Cup Final. [ Blades of Teal ] • From the Cow Palace to the Cup Final – the long history of the San Jose Sharks. [ TSN ] • The Pittsburgh Penguins’ defense has been rock solid. They’re generally considered the team’s weaker part.  [ ESPN ] • Should the Toronto Maple Leafs give an offer sheet to New York Rangers forward T.J. Miller? [ Editor in Leaf ] • Boston University freshman defenseman Charlie McAvoy is the type of blueliner the Bruins need in the upcoming NHL Draft. [ CSN New England ] • Can the New York Rangers land prized college free agent Jimmy Vesey this summer? Vesey was a 2012 draft pick by the Nashville Predators, but opted for free agency instead of signing with Nashville. [ New York Post ] • A lot of the chatter about the Calgary Flames is that they need to improve their goaltending. But really the Flames need to improve their defense as well. [ Today’s Slapshot ] • Former Chicago Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo opens up about a tough stretch following his retirement from the NHL. [ The Athletic ] • The top-100 prospects in the upcoming NHL Draft. [ The Hockey Writers ] • Defenseman Jakob Chychrun would be happy to play for the Buffalo Sabres if the team picks him in the upcoming NHL Draft.  [ Buffalo Hockey Beat ] • Dominique Ducharme will coach Team Canada in the upcoming World Junior Championships. [ Hockey Canada ] •  Re-signing P.A. Parenteau would be a good move for the right value for the Toronto Maple Leafs. [ Pension Plan Puppets ] • Goalies shined at the NHL Draft combine. But does fitness testing matter all that much? [ Buzzing the Net ] • Stan Fischler opines about potential expansion, and what an upcoming ownership change means for the New York Islanders. [ Daily Freeman ] • The Dallas Stars need to make a blockbuster trade to find a long-term partner for defenseman John Klingberg. [ Dallas Morning News ] • Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones leads the pack of top fourth-year players to keep an eye for next season from a fantasy perspective. [ Dobber Hockey ] • Finally, Dylan Larkin, Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening go racing around the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.   MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY        

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