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NHL rookie rankings: Barzal running away with the lead

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Blue Jackets: Gerbe excited to be back in NHL, eager to play

PHILADELPHIA — As his team took the ice for their morning workout on Thursday, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said he didn’t know what his lineup would look like later that night against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Jackets, who picked up defenseman Taylor Chorney off of waivers and called up

Career Devil Patrik Elias on the A Line, Lou and nearly being a Ranger

Greg Wyshynski ESPN The New Jersey Devils will raise No. 26 to the rafters on Saturday night before their game against the New York Islanders, retiring the number of winger Patrik Elias. He’s the all-time franchise leader in goals (408) and points (1,025), having won Stanley Cups with the Devils

Traikos Power Rankings: Do dominant Bruins need deadline upgrades?

Weekly NHL power rankings by Michael Traikos, Postmedia’s national hockey writer *All statistics current through Feb. 20 1. Boston Bruins (1) Could Bruins’ trade deadline addition be 40-year-old Jarome Iginla? 2. Vegas Golden Knights (2) No way James Neal gets traded now. But do you try to re-sign

Sturm could parlay Olympic success into NHL coaching job

Marco Sturm wants to coach in the NHL. At just 39, Sturm is the biggest reason Germany has exceeded expectations at the Olympics. ”As a coach – and especially me, because I’m very young and (in) only my third year coaching – I learned so much,” Sturm said Thursday.

Canada, Russians get dream draw to reach gold-medal game

Informed Germany had upset top-seeded Sweden and would be Canada’s semifinal opponent, Eric O’Dell’s unfiltered reaction didn’t last long. Many Canadians share O’Dell’s initial surprise and happiness to face underdog Germany instead of Sweden, and the same can be said for Russians

Fantasy Nuggets Week 21

Monday’s trade deadline is just around the corner and we’ve already seen some movement.  Last week, I touched on the Dion Phaneuf-Marian Gaborik trade, but there have been eight more trades since then. Most of them have been trades that kind of pick around the edges with little fantasy relevance

DraftKings NHL: Thursday Picks

The Coyotes have actually won four games in a row, thanks in part to the strong play of Raanta. Though injuries have hindered the Finn, he actually has a 2.45 GAA and a .924 save percentage. The Flames have averaged a middling 2.78 goals per game and t…

New-look Kings host struggling Stars

STATS LLC LOS ANGELES — When the Dallas Stars meet the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night at Staples Center, they will be facing a different team than the one that defeated them in their lone matchup this season. Over the last eight days, Los Angeles…

Red-hot Coyotes seek fifth straight victory

STATS LLC GLENDALE, Ariz. — Suddenly, the Arizona Coyotes are taking on an entirely new look. They are riding a four-game winning streak — their first in more than two years. And now, going into their Thursday night home game against the Calgary Flames, they’ve got a brand-new goaltender in Darcy

Red-hot Coyotes seek fifth straight victory

Suddenly, the Arizona Coyotes are taking on an entirely new look. The Coyotes still possess the NHL’s worst record at 17-32-10, but the final two months of the NHL season aren’t feeling at all like their dismal first four months.