Toronto Maple Leafs’ president Brendan Shanahan on Mike Babcock firing: ‘The attention to detail’ was missing

Brendan Shanahan brought Mike Babcock to the Toronto Maple Leafs back in 2015, so he felt it was only right he was there in person in Arizona on Wednesday to tell the head coach he had been fired. “It wasn’t an easy conversation to have, it wasn’t pleasant,” Shanahan, who flew to Glendale for the in-person meeting with Babcock that included general […]

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Caps’ Hathaway suspended 3 games for spitting

NEW YORK — Washington Capitals forward Garnet Hathaway has been suspended three games for spitting on an opponent. The NHL announced Hathaway’s suspension Wednesday after a hearing with him. He will forfeit $24,194 in salary. Toward the end of a heated brawl between the Capitals and Ducks on Monday night, Hathaway responded to a rabbit punch from Erik Gudbranson by […]

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Born in the UK: Red Wings’ Brendan Perlini on his English upbringing, a fresh start in Detroit, and the Inbetweeners

NEW YORK — “Whatcha got for me? Funny questions?” After a long morning skate for his Detroit Red Wings at Madison Square Graden on Wednesday, Brendan Perlini requests a “fun” interview, one that lives up to his expectations. The fun-loving forward casually settles into his stall in the visiting locker room, legs stretched out and a grin on his face. From his calm, collected demeanor, it’s […]

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Don Cherry, hockey analyst fired for controversial remark, to start ‘tell it like it is’ podcast

Don Cherry, fired from his "Hockey Night in Canada" segment over a controversial remark, tweeted last week, "You'll be hearing from me soon." On Monday, that format was revealed: a podcast. The Toronto Sun reported that the podcast, named "Grapevine," will be available Tuesday morning, then every Monday during the NHL season. The popular, outspoken former coach told the newspaper that […]

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Washington Capitals’ Garnet Hathaway receives game misconduct for spitting on Erik Gudbranson

In an intense game between the Washington Capitals and Anaheim Ducks on Monday, a brawl with 33.4 seconds remaining in the second period led to an altercation and the ejection of Garnet Hathaway. Brendan Leipsic delivered a heavy hit to Derek Grant behind the Ducks’ net, and fourth-liners from both sides engaged in fights. Grant and Hathaway dropped the gloves. Then, Gudbranson and Nick Ritchie went after […]

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How to watch the 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Hockey’s finest will be honored on Monday as the 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame class is officially inducted into the Hall in Toronto. This year’s inductees include women’s hockey trailblazer Hayley Wickenheiser, Hockey Night in Canada voice Jim Hughson, NCAA coach Jerry York, longtime sports reporter Frank Brown, two-time Stanley Cup defenseman Sergei Zubov and Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Carbonneau. […]

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Toronto Maple Leafs’ Zach Hyman returns: What it means from an analytics standpoint

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — After missing the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first 19 games this season to complete his recovery from a torn ACL, Zach Hyman returned to the lineup Wednesday night, slotted back in his usual spot alongside John Tavares. While he wasn’t on the ice for Tavares’ late goal or assist on new linemate Kasperi Kapanen’s goal, Hyman’s presence was felt throughout […]

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Calgary Flames’ T.J. Brodie collapses during practice

Calgary Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie was taken to hospital after collapsing on the ice during practice on Thursday. The 29-year-old was taken off the ice in a stretcher and was responsive following the incident, per multiple reports from the Scotiabank Saddledome. According to Postmedia’s Kristen Anderson, Brodie was standing alone during a drill before collapsing and convulsing on the ice. […]

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