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5 Things Roberto Luongo Taught Us About Resilience

People much smarter about hockey than me will analyze what your departure means to the game and the Vancouver Canucks. I'm sure somewhere, at some point, some law school will run a clinic for general managers and agents on how not to handle contract negotiations. But you, Bobby Lu, you showed us all how to be stronger in our lives and on the job.
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That Time L.A. Put on a Better Outdoor Hockey Game Than Canada

How nice was it to watch an outdoor game in Los Angeles, to not have to care about all those recycled, overdone storylines about "pond hockey" and "childhood memories"? Those teams and their markets may not be perfect and they may not live up to the pretentious ideal us frigid northerners try to hold ourselves to, but they're a part of our game. And they're doing it better than us.
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Canucks Coach Suspended

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL suspended Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella without pay for 15 days and six games on Monday for his conduct after a brawl between his team and the Calgary Flames.Tortore...
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You'll Lose the Fight Against NHL Violence

Honestly, I don't know what I'm more tired of, and I don't know what exhausts me more: fighting in the National Hockey League, or the debate that has raged like a wildfire for as long as I can recall on the contentious issue of... fighting in the National Hockey League. Fighting's going nowhere. Don Cherry will stop prefacing every comment he makes with "I gotta tell ya" before fighting is banned. Players will stop wearing protective cups. And arenas around the league will stop overcharging for beer. Why? Because it's fighting that puts the National Hockey League at the top of sportscasts.
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It's Time to Celebrate the Leafs (Or at Least to Stop Laughing at Them)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have blasted out of the blocks like world-beaters -- currently sporting a sparkling 6-1 record whilst sitting alluringly atop the National Hockey League's Atlantic Division -- and Leaf fans are naturally feeling all the appropriate emotions of supporters of a squad that's really on a roll. That is anxiousness, apprehension, fear, dread and paranoia.
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NHLer's B.C. Grizzly Kill Offside?

Raincoast Conservation Foundation has asked the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the entity responsible for managing the trophy hunting of bears in the province, to investigate the killing of a grizzly on the central coast by National Hockey League player Clayton Stoner. As a result, the BC Conservation Officer Service is investigating Stoner's trophy killing of the grizzly bear in question.
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Who Will Host 2015 Winter Classic

WASHINGTON - The Winter Classic is moving south of the Mason-Dixon Line, which means it's time to check the forecast."Now what I start to worry about is, I hope it's cold enough, right?" Washington Ca...
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NHL Players Are Sochi-Bound

Sidney Crosby waited along with everyone else for an agreement to send NHL players to the 2014 Winter Olympics. It had been almost three years and five months since he scored the gold-medal-winning go...
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Young Hockey Star RETIRES

Ilya Kovalchuk considered staying in Russia when the NHL lockout ended in January. Ultimately he returned to play the 2013 season with the New Jersey Devils.But on Thursday, Kovalchuk made official wh...
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Young Hockey Star Retires

New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday. Kovalchuk played 11 seasons in the league, including the last four with New Jersey. He retires with 417 goa...

Kids, Play On! - Aggressive Parents Should Chill Out On The Sidelines

Why would millions of kids walk away from sports which are meant to be fun? Well, the reason is it's not fun, not when Mum and Dad are "Yellers". Children are embarrassed by parents behaving aggressively on the sideline of junior sports event, especially their own. Telling a 16 year-old, "you're not trying hard enough" or, "you'll be cut from the team" is bad enough. But telling a 6 year-old is, surely, unacceptable.
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'Still A BeLeafer'

TORONTO - Dismay mingled with disbelief in Toronto late Monday night as Maple Leaf fans watched their team suffer a stomach-churning Game 7 loss to the Boston Bruins, dashing any dreams of getting clo...
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Sens Not Scared By Penguins Big Guns

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have proven they can get results as an underdog. They have overcome long odds this season and are coming off an impressive series victory over Montreal.The next challenge...
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Leafs Force Game 7

TORONTO - A young Toronto team whose previous exposure to the NHL playoffs was largely watching them on TV is looking to make a little post-season history of its own.Captain Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kess...