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What is a Gordie Howe hat trick?

Gordie Howe was the embodiment of all things hockey — a graceful, skilled scorer and a mean-as-hell bruiser. So it’s only fitting that he has a statistical achievement that requires several different aspects of the game named after him. A Gordie Howe hat trick is when a player scores a goal, records an assist and […]

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Smelly situation: Bruins’ Zdeno Chara cautions about Tuukka Rask’s farts

As the NHL’s 2019-20 season continues its pause due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the league has conducted Zoom chats to keep people engaged. During Monday’s Atlantic Divison conference call, the players were asked to name a teammate they would least want to be quarantined with. After thinking it over, Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara provided a moment […]

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Top-12 Avalanche moments of the 2019-2020 season

The Avalanche entered the NHL’s “pause” for the coronavirus pandemic a close second in the Western Conference standings and in position to reach 100 points for just the second time in 15 years. With 12 remaining games, the Avs (42-20-8) amassed 92 points — two more than they produced the entire season a year ago. […]

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Avalanche gives AHL defenseman Jacob MacDonald two-year extension

A day after extending its top American Hockey League scorer in forward T.J. Tynan, the Avalanche on Friday extended the Colorado Eagles’ second-leading scorer in defenseman Jacob MacDonald. MacDonald, who leads all AHL defensemen with 16 goals, agreed to a two-year contract through the 2021-22 season. The two-way deal is on a prorated pay scale […]

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Rewind to 2005: The last time the NHL postponed the draft

When it comes to work stoppages in professional sports, every sports league in the world bows down and kneels before the altar of the NHL. After never having a single season interrupted in the first 74 years of existence, the world’s premier hockey league shut down four times between 1992 and 2013 because of labor […]

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Taylor Hall chirps Ryan Strome for slapshot video

While the NHL’s 2019-20 season is currently on pause and players are quarantined, many players have taken to Twitter to show fans just what they’re doing with their newfound spare time. On Thursday, the New York Rangers’ Ryan Strome posted a video of himself firing off slapshots … with tennis balls … on a basketball […]