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Coming Back (Again)

Sidney Crosby’s return to the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup for the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs became a stronger possibility on Thursday. Crosby, who broke his jaw in a March 30 game against the...
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Sens Star Returns To Practice

OTTAWA - There was no denying the sense of excitement as Erik Karlsson took to the ice Friday morning for the Ottawa Senators' practice.Karlsson suffered a 70 per-cent tear to his Achilles February 13...
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NHL Divisions Step Closer To A Shake Up

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL moved a step closer to realignment Thursday as the players' association approved a proposed plan that is set to go into effect next season.Now that the league has gotten the g...
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It's Time the NHL Makes Visors Mandatory

We get it, hockey people (myself included). We know you like to act tough. But, please, please, please... Everybody in the NHL, for the love of whatever imaginary friend in the sky you believe in WEAR A VISOR! Fact is, visors don't save you from everything. They're not supposed to. But, they can still save your career. They can save you from something far worse.

Don Cherry Is Holding CBC Hockey Back

Don Cherry's regressive rhetoric betrays Canada's reputation as a nation of inclusiveness and cultural tolerance. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has tolerated this treatment for too long. Don Cherry's distasteful diatribes belong in hockey's past, not in the Canadian national pastime's present or future.

Fans Make Oilers The NHL's Hottest Draw

Story by Karen Evenden Vacay.ca Writer EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- If you happen to visit Edmonton this week, one of the first things you will notice is the buzz. After a 113-day lockout, the NHL is back and...

Outdoor Skating Rinks Are On Thin Ice

One benefit of the National Hockey League strike: it gave people time to play outside on real ice! But outdoor skating could face the same difficulties as the NHL -- a drastically shorter season or outright cancellation. Research from Montreal's McGill and Concordia universities shows global warming is already having an effect on outdoor rinks in Canada.
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Nothing Says 'Sorry' Like Swag, Right?

NHL teams have been wooing fans back with apologies, open practices and free pop and popcorn the last few days.They're saying sorry for the games lost to the lockout with the promise of giveaways and...
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Back On The Ice

Hockey fans across Canada welcomed the return of the NHL on Saturday, as the puck dropped on a season that has been shortened by a four-month-old lockout. NHL players returned to the ice on Saturday,...
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How Don Cherry spent the NHL lockout

What was Don Cherry doing while the NHL owners and players were feuding? Turns out he spent one memorable evening leading a tour of his hometown and the historical sites related to Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first prime minister. Macdonald and Cherry were both raised in Kingston, Ontario.
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Looking Forward to a Short and Sweet Hockey Season

Perhaps not everyone north of the border is altogether enamoured with the return of hockey. Some Canadian fans will surely refuse to forgive the league and the players for the absurd, avaricious four-month disruption to their puck fix. But I suppose we rejoice. Hockey's back. With a brand-new season. Sweet -- and short.

Why I No Longer Give a Puck About NHL Hockey

As I'm sure you all know by now, a tentative deal has been reached between the players and the owners of the NHL. For most of the world, this means absolutely nothing. I find the NHL more and more irrelevant every time it returns from another one of these temper-tantrums. As a recovered NHL addict, I can't help but wonder why we want to put so much energy and passion, offer so much devotion and piety, to a league that has done this to its fans four times in the past 20 years. Why do both the league brass and the players' union continue to overestimate Canada's passion for the NHL?
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NHLers In Europe Set To Return

The great migration of NHL players to Europe is about to go into reverse.Some of the nearly 200 players who spent the lockout with European clubs had already started trickling back in recent days. Tha...
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Highlights Of NHL's New Tentative Deal

The NHL and NHL Players' Association reached a tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement around 4:45 a.m. ET Sunday. While the deal still needs to be ratified by the players and the leag...
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NHL Talks Slow To A Crawl

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL's collective bargaining talks appear to be heading towards the brink.With the process still in mediation and the sides spending another day apart, negotiations slowed to a cra...
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'Some Progress'

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL's labour talks remained on track after a marathon day of negotiating ended with the NHL Players' Association electing to let a self-imposed deadline to file a "disclaimer of i...