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Sources: NHL focusing on Canada for hub cities

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. The NHL has shifted its focus to selecting two Canadian hub cities, sources confirmed to ESPN. That would have the NHL resuming its season in Toronto and Edmonton later this summer. Nothing is final until players vote on the return-to-play proposal, which is not expected to happen until […]

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Chambers: Hockey Hall of Fame injustice to Pierre Turgeon

Congratulations, Jarome Iginla. You’re a first-ballot Hockey Hall of Famer. Apologies, Pierre Turgeon. You were denied — again. The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto is missing a key figure — a former player deemed legendary on and off the ice, with plenty of points to prove it. But somehow, Turgeon’s name wasn’t called last […]

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Rare Connor McDavid rookie card sells for $135K

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Connor McDavid just made a retired carpenter from San Diego more than $100,000 richer. McDavid’s 2015-16 Upper Deck “The Cup” rookie patch autograph card sold for a final bid of $135,811.20 in the Lelands Spring Classic Auction on Friday. The sale price includes a 20% fee that goes […]

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Colorado youth hockey outgrowing ice availability on Front Range

LITTLETON — The sound of wood slapping asphalt echoes down a quiet neighborhood street. Three children and their parents are sprinting in sneakers after an orange ball. It’s rolling in the empty road between a pair of large red plastic nets set roughly 40 feet apart. Their voices are rising. Don’t let the old man […]

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NHL plans to test players daily if games resume

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said NHL players will be tested for the coronavirus daily if games start happening. “We will have a rigorous daily testing protocol where players are tested every evening and those results are obtained before they would leave their hotel rooms the next morning, so we’ll know if we have a positive […]

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The NHL’s 2020 draft lottery explained: Everything you need to know

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced a new format for the 2020 NHL draft lottery as part of the league’s “return to play” plans for completing the 2019-20 season this summer. This version will retain some aspects of previous lotteries, with important updates to account for the unprecedented nature […]