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report this ad Since beginning play in the 1917-18 season, the NHL and it’s teams have seen drastic changes as well as improvements regarding team uniforms. Not only have jersey designs changed throughout history, but so too has technology, with development constantly adapting to bring players ultimate benefits without inhibiting their skill or style of play. Typically,
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report this ad Rookies (or “first-year players” as captain Zdeno Chara prefers) figured to play an integral role this season for the Boston Bruins. Eschewing the big-name free agent signings of years past and opting instead to ride the youth wave, success was to be largely predicated on the readiness of several promising prospects within
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report this ad The Toronto Maple Leafs inked 21-year-old center and cornerstone Auston Matthews to a new contract on Feb. 5, a five-year, signing bonus-laden deal for $58.17 million that comes with an average annual cap hit of $11.634 million. Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette) Being the second-highest paid NHL
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report this ad Roman Cechmanek was one of these European players whose star risen as fast as declined. He was not a widely known draft pick, burst onto the scene in the NHL later in his career and had several solid to great seasons in the NHL. Then all of a sudden he disappeared. (Photo by
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report this ad Darryl Sittler, the most popular player in Toronto Maple Leafs history, captured the imagination of hockey fans everywhere. In his 15-year NHL career, he scored 484 goals, 637 assists, and 1,121 points in the regular season. And although he scored another 29 goals in the playoffs, his most famous tally came in overtime against Czechoslovakia
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You’ve probably heard of Bobby Orr. Widely considered the best defenseman to ever play the game, and even considered by some the best player ever, the legendary No. 4 took his first strides in the NHL during the 1966-67 season — but, it was during Orr’s prime that he dominated the league. From the 1969-70 season
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The Winnipeg Jets have always been a bit of an odd bunch in the aesthetics department. Their World Hockey Association days saw them change their uniforms nearly every single year. Once they reached the National Hockey League, they wore a stolen jersey template for an entire decade. The return of the Jets to Winnipeg in
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In hockey, wingers have a simple job: score goals. As easy as it sounds, it takes a lot to be a top winger in the NHL. The Chicago Blackhawks are lucky to have had plenty of strong wingers throughout the history of their franchise, but a few stand out much more than the others. Here is
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Long before he became one of the biggest and most disappointing contracts in New York Islanders franchise history, Alexei Yashin was traded to the Islanders from the Ottawa Senators back on June 23, 2001. At the time, Yashin was a talented forward with a high-skill level and offensive upside that was clearly appealing to the
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– latest update: Jan 2019 Table of Contents: Jamie and Jordie Benn Marcus and Nick Foligno Markus and Mikael Granlund Jimmy and Kevin Hayes Caleb and Seth Jones Adrian and Mario Kempe Brock and Jamie McGinn Brett and Nick Ritchie Brayden and Luke Schenn Jordan and Nick Schmaltz Brendan and Reilly Smith Eric, Jordan, and
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The saying is that records are meant to be broken, but in certain cases, they simply won’t be broken. Barring radical changes to the playing style and rules of the NHL, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll ever see anything like the below occurrences. Some relate to scoring, others awards, and a few singular oddball events
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Winnipeg Jets’ general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff is often heralded for his deftness at the draft table, and deservedly so. Through a patient draft-and-develop strategy, he’s turned the second incarnation of the Winnipeg Jets from a team nearly no assets and laughable depth into a legitimate contender. He’s largely avoided drafting busts and many of his picks
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