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Trade grades: Horvat fills a need for the Islanders … but at a high cost

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The rumor and speculation is now over regarding Vancouver Canucks center Bo Horvat. The New York Islanders have traded forwards Anthony Beauvillier and Aatu Raty, along with a conditional first-round pick in the 2023 draft (top-12 protected), in exchange for Vancouver’s now-former captain. The Canucks are retaining 25% of Horvat’s salary. In 49 […]

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Islanders deal for former Canucks captain Horvat

Ryan S. Clark is an NHL reporter for ESPN. Bo Horvat leaving Vancouver was always thought to be a possibility. Then, it became a reality Monday with the Canucks trading their captain to the New York Islanders. Horvat heads to Long Island in exchange for forward Anthony Beauvillier, prospect forward Aatu Raty and conditional first-round pick in this year’s draft, […]

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NHL All-Star skills adds dunk tank, golf event

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The NHL announced its 2023 All-Star Game skills competitions Tuesday, including an event where players will try to drop their opponents into a dunk tank on the Fort Lauderdale beach. The “Splash Shot” is one of seven events scheduled for the 2023 NHL All-Star skills, which will be held Friday, Feb. 3 at […]

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Flames fans pause boos to cheer Gaudreau return

Ryan S. Clark is an NHL reporter for ESPN. Johnny Gaudreau had a penalty shot and two assists and played a role in his new team forcing his old one into overtime. But his first game back in Calgary after leaving to sign with the Columbus Blue Jackets in free agency ended with Gaudreau facing pressure, losing his balance after […]

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Tortorella defends Provorov’s Pride Night boycott

PHILADELPHIA — Flyers coach John Tortorella defended Russian defenseman Ivan Provorov’s decision to cite religious beliefs as his reason to boycott the team’s pregame Pride celebration. “Provy did nothing wrong,” Tortorella said Thursday. “Just because you don’t agree with his decision doesn’t mean he did anything wrong.” Provorov is Russian Orthodox, and he said after the game that he respected […]

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Flyers’ Provorov boycotts Pride night, cites religion

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov did not take the pregame skate on Tuesday night because he refused to wear the team’s LGBTQ+ Pride Night warmup jersey, citing his religious beliefs. Provorov, 26, told reporters after the Flyers’ 5-2 home win over the Anaheim Ducks that it was his choice “to stay true to […]

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