Ice hockey

NHL draft selections

Friday At United Center, Chicago First Round 1. New Jersey, Nico Hischier, c, Halifax (QMJHL). 2. Philadelphia, Nolan Patrick, c, Brandon (WHL). 3. Dallas, Miro Heiskanen, d, HIFK (Finland). 4....

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

CHICAGO (AP) — The New Jersey Devils grabbed Nico Hischier, and the Philadelphia Flyers felt quite comfortable with Nolan Patrick. It was all about the forwards at the top of the NHL draft....

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

NHL considering penalty for failed challenge for offside

CHICAGO – The NHL is considering issuing a minor penalty for a failed coach’s challenge for offside. The penalty would be instead of losing a timeout for a failed challenge under the current rules....

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Devils on the clock with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

CHICAGO – The NHL stage belongs to Ray Shero and the New Jersey Devils. Then it goes right back to George McPhee and the Vegas Golden Knights. In the wake of Vegas’ expansion draft, New Jersey is...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Blackhawks unsure how they’ll address Marian Hossa’s absence

CHICAGO – Marian Hossa has been a key performer for the Chicago Blackhawks for a long time. They aren’t exactly sure what they are going to do without him. Hossa plans to sit out next season...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Edmonton’s Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

LAS VEGAS — Edmonton captain Connor McDavid has won his first Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player. McDavid claimed the award Wednesday night at the NHL’s annual postseason awards show at...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft choices

LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights finally have some players to put on the desert ice this fall. Stanley Cup-winning goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, defensemen Marc Methot and Alexei Emelin, 30-goal...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Blackhawks’ Marian Hossa to miss all next season with skin disorder

Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the entire upcoming NHL season because of severe side effects from medication to treat a progressive skin condition he’s been dealing with for...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Vegas Golden Knights hold cards as NHL expansion draft nears

George McPhee is spending a fleeting moment as The Godfather of the NHL during the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion window. He holds the cards for a significant chunk of the league’s talent,...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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All talk, few trades before NHL’s expansion roster freeze

Mike Smith went from Arizona to Calgary and a couple of defensemen traded places as NHL teams made last-minute moves before the Vegas expansion draft roster freeze. None of those defensemen came...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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Sports hernias putting strain on hockey players of all ages

Months removed from sports hernia and hip surgeries, Claude Giroux still didn’t feel like himself. The Philadelphia Flyers’ captain finally got back to normal by the end of the season, roughly nine...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

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650,000 fans at parade cheer Penguins for Stanley Cup win

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Stanley Cup championship, the first an NHL team has won back to back in almost 20 years, spawned by far the biggest victory parade of any of the franchise’s...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports