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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin (9) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during the second period of an NHL hockey game in New York. The New York Rangers' rebuild just took a giant leap forward. Winger Artemi Panarin, the top free agent available this offseason, signed a seven-year, $81.5 million deal to join the Rangers, a person with knowledge of the signing told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team didn't announce terms of the deal Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
July 01, 2019 - 6:53 pm
The much-anticipated breakup of the Columbus Blue Jackets' star-laden core came quickly. Once Artemi Pararin completed the exodus of talent leaving Columbus by signing with the New York Rangers a little over an hour into the NHL's free agent signing period Monday, the real intrigue began. The...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2013, file photo, hockey pucks are stacked on the boards as Vancouver Canucks players skate past during an informal NHL hockey practice at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. NHL free agency day began with two rivals helping each other out of a jam by way of a trade. The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired defenseman Cody Ceci, a 2020 third-round pick and minor leaguers Ben Harpur and Aaron Luchuk from the Ottawa Senators for defenseman Nikita Zaitsev, forward Connor Brown and minor leaguer Michael Carcone. The teams announced the trade early Monday, July 1, 2019, roughly 3½ hours before the start of free agency. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck, File)
July 01, 2019 - 3:01 pm
The Latest on NHL free agency (all times Eastern): 2:45 p.m. The Montreal Canadiens have tendered an offer sheet to Carolina Hurricanes restricted free agent forward Sebastian Aho. The offer sheet is worth $42.27 million over five years, an annual salary cap hit of $8.54 million. If Carolina does...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019 file photo, Terry Pegula, arrives to the NFL football owners meeting in Key Biscayne, Fla. Rather than fullfilling his promise of delivering Buffalo a championship, Pegula has instead overseen a team that's endured fitful starts and stops, gone through a revolving door of players and coaches, and is in the midst of a franchise-worst eight-year playoff drought, the NHL's longest active streak. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File )
June 29, 2019 - 2:22 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Terry Pegula leaned into the table and got directly to the heart of the matter when assessing the more downs than ups he has experienced over eight-plus years of owning the Buffalo Sabres. "The one thing I think about is it's time to start winning. That's why we'...
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June 28, 2019 - 4:38 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic to a two-year contract. The team announced the deal Friday. It is a two-way deal for the 2019-20 season, paying Nedeljkovic $725,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 at the American Hockey League level with a $125,...
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June 28, 2019 - 3:41 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto has extended the contracts of impending restricted free agents Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson, shoring up a second- and third-line that helped the Maple Leafs net a triple-digit point total for consecutive seasons. Kapanen signed a three-year, $9.6 million extension,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2019, file photo, Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo (1) skates onto the ice after being awarded the number one star of the game after an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings, in Sunrise, Fla. Luongo has decided to retire after 19 seasons. The 40-year-old Luongo made the announcement Wednesday, June 26, 2019, on his Twitter account. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach, File)
June 26, 2019 - 3:27 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo wanted to keep playing and keep chasing the elusive Stanley Cup, largely because he believes the Florida Panthers are finally in position to be a playoff contender. His body wanted otherwise. And Luongo ultimately listened. The most popular player in Panthers...
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Hayley Wickenheiser poses for a portrait in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Canadian women's hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser is expected to headline the Hockey Hall of Fame's class of 2019 that could also include Daniel Alfredsson among the former NHL player inductees. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 25, 2019 - 4:56 pm
Hayley Wickenheiser was a lock to make the Hockey Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility and is the headliner of the induction class of 2019. The Canadian hockey star was announced as part of the six-member class Tuesday that includes former NHL players Sergei Zubov and Guy Carbonneau, Czech...
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Toronto Blue Jays catcher Luke Maile, left, watches from behind the plate as New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks reacts after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 25, 2019 - 12:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees' most recent power feat qualifies as "obscure" to manager Aaron Boone. Just not unexpected. Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton stretched New York's home run streak to a record-tying 27 games, and the Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-8 Monday night. Hicks and Stanton...
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June 24, 2019 - 8:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Calvin de Haan in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Blackhawks also received minor league forward Aleksi Saarela from the Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Gustav Forsling and goaltender Anton Forsberg. Chicago has been...
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June 23, 2019 - 4:47 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — While the selections of Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kaako and the P.K. Subban trade all got their deserved attention during the NHL draft, one of the biggest crowds of the weekend surrounded a 59-year-old team executive and a Hollywood filmmaker. More than six months...
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