Welcome back to our weekly column Despair For Lafreniere. In just its second edition, we have a new leader of the pack to discuss. In case you missed our debut, you can read it here. We will track the teams most in the hunt or on the verge of the hunt of being in the Alexis Lafreniere sweepstakes. We
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5:11 PM ET Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — The NHL suspended Columbus forward Nick Foligno for three games for a hit that leveled Colorado Avalanche forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. The Department of Player Safety announced the penalty for the Blue Jackets’ captain on Monday. Foligno dropped Bellemare with the open-ice hit with his elbow to Bellemare’s
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9:25 PM ET Toronto Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner will be out a minimum of four weeks after sustaining an ankle injury Saturday night against the Flyers. Marner, 22, is the Leafs’ second-leading scorer with 18 points (4 goals, 14 assists) in 18 games this season. Marner signed a six-year contract worth almost $11 million
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Sportsnet: It’s not looking likely that the New Jersey Devils will be getting Taylor Hall signed to an extension in-season. “I think the Devils now know it’s unlikely they are going to be able to get a contract done during the year,” said Elliotte Friedman during the Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday. “I
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1:28 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — A Canadian broadcast company has apologized for hockey commentator Don Cherry’s remarks about what he believes are new immigrants not honoring the country’s fallen soldiers. The 85-year-old Cherry, who has been criticized in the past for his outspoken conservative politics, seemed to single out new immigrants in Toronto
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Defining an athlete by their moment of triumph is easy. Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz is best understood when it seems the sky is falling. Sixty minutes between the pipes each night in the NHL for the unprepared is a chaotic nightmare with league netminders facing an average of 31 shots per game entering the weekend.
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Hockey commentator Don Cherry was the target of an online backlash after complaining that he rarely sees people he believes to be new immigrants wearing poppies ahead of Remembrance Day. The 85-year-old Cherry said on Saturday on his weekly Coach’s Corner segment on “Hockey Night in Canada” that he’s seeing fewer people wearing poppies to
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