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Flames Cleaning Up Some Bad Habits

The issue of complacency has been on the mind of Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters for a while now. After all, when things are going well, it is easy to want to relax, ease up on the gas pedal and just “enjoy the ride.” Even the best of teams are vulnerable to succumbing to this allure of resting on one’s laurels. Calgary is no exception. As of late, the Flames’ accomplishments have been piling up, with much temptation to simply sit back and enjoy the spoils. At this moment, Calgary le...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Calgary, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers, Pacific Division, Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay, Peters, Arizona Coyotes

Blues’ Blue Line Shakeup Is Coming

Over the past several seasons, the St. Louis Blues have been constant in one area: defense. Particularly since the Ken Hitchcock era, the Blues have focused on having a stout defense, and their personnel has not changed much. But the times, they are a changin. For a number of different reasons, the cast of characters on the Blues’ blue line is about to face a significant turnover. What does that mean, who will be affected, and who, if anyone, is safe? Five Plus Years of Pietrangelo & Bouwmeeste...
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NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Senators, and Chaos with the Oilers

In today’s rumor rundown, there are massive updates in Edmonton after the organization relieved GM and President, Peter Chiarelli of his duties. There are also updates on Matt Duchene’s negotiations in Ottawa and who the Montreal Canadiens will be holding onto. Oilers Will Search for a New GM After firing Peter Chiarelli late on Tuesday evening (actually, during the second intermission of last night’s game versus the Red Wings), Oilers Entertainment Group CEO & Vice Chair Bob Nicholson held a ...
Tags: Usa, Los Angeles, Sport, Gm, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Ottawa, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Ottawa Senators, Nicholson, Connor McDavid

Oilers Could No Longer Justify Keeping Chiarelli

On April 24, 2015, the Edmonton Oilers hired Peter Chiarelli to serve as their president of hockey operations and general manager, becoming the sixth individual in that role since the Oilers joined the NHL in 1979. Chiarelli was generally well regarded at the time, having won a Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins in 2011 and reaching another Stanley Cup Final with the team in 2013. The Oilers were certainly excited to have him, with CEO Bob Nicholson noting that “a person of Peter Chiarelli’s cal...
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NHL News & Notes: Chiarelli, Gardiner & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Edmton Oilers  have fired Peter Chiarelli from his role as general manager, Jake Gardiner is a game-time decision for the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Arizona Coyotes will be without Oliver Ekman-Larsson due to a knee injury. Related: NHL News & Notes: Perry, Eaves & More Chiarelli Fired By Oilers After spending three-plus seasons as the general manager of the Oilers, Chiarelli has been relieved of his duties. This was an expected firing and actually reportedly took...
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Top 5 Teemu Selanne Moments With Ducks

In June 2017, Anaheim Ducks legends Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya were elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The two formed a scintillating duo of offensive talent with the (Mighty) Ducks in the mid-late 1990s, helping grow interest in Anaheim’s new team. As both are now Hall-of-Famers, their careers are inevitably littered with a plethora of highlights. Kariya was the club’s longtime captain in its early years, while Selanne retired after the 2013-14 season holding the all-time franchise records ...
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Flames’ Monahan an Understated Star

The Calgary Flames head into the All-Star break in the midst of another stellar run as they continued their winning ways with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. A key contributor during this impressive 8-0-1 stretch has been Sean Monahan.  The talented 24-year-old has registered five goals and five assists in the past nine contests and continues to chug along as one of the NHL’s understated superstars. While it’s been Monahan’s dynamic linemate Johnny Gaudreau and captain...
Tags: Usa, Sport, San Jose, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes, All Star, Sergei Belski, Steven Stamkos, Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm, Johnny Gaudreau

Player and Puck Tracking in the NHL

Mark Giordano and John Tavares are keen to see what player and puck tracking brings to the NHL. They're just not exactly sure how all the data — the new technology is expected to provide as many as 10,000 statistical categories compared to the hundreds the league now has — will impact the on-ice product, if at all. "A lot of analytics have come into the game in recent years, but I still believe you really have to watch the game and the eye test is the best one," said Giordano, captain of t...
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Coyotes Sink Senators – Hinostroza Has 3-Point Night

OTTAWA — Vinnie Hinostroza scored twice and added an assist to lead the Arizona Coyotes to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. Derek Stepan also scored for the Coyotes (23-22-4), who are now 6-1-1 in their past eight games. Darcy Kuemper stopped 25 shots. Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports) Bobby Ryan and Ryan Dzingel scored for the Senators (19-26-5), as Craig Anderson, making just his second start after missing 12 games with a concussion, ma...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Arizona, Hockey, Montreal, Ottawa, Canadiens, Feb, Ottawa Senators, Craig Anderson, Coyotes, Bobby Ryan, Ryan, Arizona Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Richard Panik

Peter Chiarelli Fired by Edmonton Oilers

In an announcement that came late Tuesday night, the Edmonton Oilers have fired general manager Peter Chiarelli. In a Twitter post from TSN’s Ryan Rishaug, it was reported and confirmed by TSN that the Oilers have released Chiarelli after a third consecutive loss, this time to the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday evening. Peter Chiarelli has been fired by the Oilers. Done deal — Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) January 23, 2019 The firing brings an end to the question of whether or not the Oilers...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Hall, New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, TSN, Milan Lucic, Chiarelli, Ken Hitchcock, Peter Chiarelli

Islanders Getting a Trotz Culture Change

Barry Trotz didn’t scan the rafters for the banner. Back in Washington, he never once looked up for the championship flag hanging high above the home ice of the Capitals. Yet when he turned around for the national anthem, Trotz said he saw the big white letters standing out on the red banner: “STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS 2018” around the Capitals logo. When the anthem was over, he turned back to the visitors’ bench and got back to work on trying to earn some more banners to hang — in New York. New Yo...
Tags: Usa, Washington, Toronto, Sport, Blues, Nashville, Hockey, NHL, Barry, New York Islanders, Lee, Islanders, Lou Lamoriello, Ottawa Senators, Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin

2018 Senior Bowl week

Take a look at 2019 NFL draft prospects as they work out in preparation for the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Canucks Locked in Big Western Conference Battle

This season was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the fresh-faced Vancouver Canucks. But heading into this weekend’s all-star break, the team is firmly entrenched in a battle for the playoffs in the tightly bunched Western Conference. “Every game is huge right now,” said Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom as his team geared up for Wednesday’s contest against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes. “(The playoff race is) so tight and this is when most teams make an impression, try to run away with it. T...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Vancouver, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, Canucks, Colorado Avalanche, Western Conference, Ben Hutton, Horvat

Where to find Bolivar vs. Defensor Sporting on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Bolivar vs. Defensor Sporting on US TV in Copa Libertadores, you’ve come to the right place. It’s the debut night of Copa Libertadores coverage on US television with Bolivar against Defensor Sporting kicking things off in Spanish-language on beIN SPORTS en Español. With Comcast Xfinity and DIRECTV dropping beIN SPORTS en Español, be sure you don’t miss out on the new Copa Libertadores season, which you can watch for free with a trial to fuboTV. Mor...
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Bruins Hope to Be Healthy After Break

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins almost made it into their mid-winter break completely healthy. Forward Joakim Nordstrom is recovering from a fractured lower leg and goaltender Tuukka Rask is dealing with a concussion sustained against the New York Rangers on Saturday. Otherwise, the Bruins’ lineup from the start of the season was on the ice when they completed their 49th game with a 3-2 loss to the Rangers. Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask is helped off the ice after taking a hit. (AP Photo/Mary...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, Rangers, The Boston Bruins, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, Bruins, Patrice Bergeron, Tampa Bay, Zdeno Chara

Opinion: MLB celebrates most diverse Hall of Fame class with Rivera, Martinez, Halladay, Mussina, Smith and Baines

For the first time since the inaugural Baseball Hall of Fame induction class in 1936, there will be four minorities in the same election group.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Edmonton Oilers Last Few Days: ‘Of Course, They Did’…

Fans of the Edmonton Oilers are doing one of two things over the past 24-72 hours; either pulling their hair out in frustration or eagerly waiting for the next shoe to drop. For the first group of fans, it’s easy to become frustrated; the moves made by GM Peter Chiarelli seem to be further proof he’s no longer fit to manage this Oilers’ team. While speculation is that he alone is not deciding on the path or making these moves, the series of events that have transpired recently is baffling, to sa...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Detroit Red Wings, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Edmonton, Jones, Don, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, TSN, Sergei Bobrovsky, Connor McDavid, Cam Talbot, Talbot

Predators Prowl: Adjustments on the Blue Line

The Predators Prowl is a weekly post on how the Nashville Predators performed the previous week. Generally published on Tuesdays, Predators Prowl isn’t a recap of games, but rather a look at the themes, news and rumors that occurred throughout the week. Let me know in the comments below your thoughts on how the team performed this week, your views on the week’s themes and any other ideas or questions you have about the team. Related: Last Week’s Predators Prowl Since the last Predators Prowl, th...
Tags: Usa, Colorado, Sport, Ap, Nashville, Jets, AHL, Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Washington Capitals, Central Division, Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets, All Star, Phillip Di Giuseppe

NHL News & Notes: Perry, Eaves, Chychrun & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Anaheim Ducks saw Corey Perry and Patrick Eaves return to practice, Jakob Chychrun is a game-time decision and some other quick hits from around the NHL. Related: NHL News & Notes: Teravainen, Spooner, Johnsson & More Perry and Eaves Return to Practice The Ducks could be getting some veteran reinforcements soon as both Perry and Eaves participated in practice Tuesday. This is significant news given the fact that Perry has yet to make his 2018-19 season debut and Ea...
Tags: Column, Usa, News, Sport, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Anaheim Ducks, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Jakob Chychrun, Ottawa Senators, Coyotes, Arizona Coyotes

Montage Los Cabos is Their First Outside the USA

That sitting area pictured above is at one of the swimming pools at Montage Los Cabos, one of the newest luxury resorts to open in the corridor between the two anchor cities of the region. There's another pool with lounge chairs and daybeds below that, then a lovely crescent beach in a small bay that's a rarity in these parts. You can actually walk right in from shore and go for a swim. No red beach flags or giant crashing waves. Opened in 2018, this is the first Mexican location for Montage, ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, California, Mexico, Golf, Prices, Luxury Hotels, Los Cabos Hotels, Mexico Hotels, Villa Rentals, New Hotels, Top Hotels, Spas, Mexico Luxury Hotels, Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos

Why Mercedes-Benz Stadium's Super Bowl LIII concession prices are lower than usual

When Atlanta and the Falcons submitted their bid to host the Super Bowl, they stipulated the NFL keep its mitts off concession pricing in the stadium.            [Author: Special to USA TODAY]
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NFL looking into report that laser was pointed at Tom Brady in AFC Championship Game

Video shared by KMBC-TV showed two instances of green light flashing in Patriots QB Tom Brady's eyes prior to snaps in the AFC Championship Game.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Flames Surge to the Top Powered by Potent Power Play

CALGARY — A propellant in the Calgary Flames’ surge to the top of the NHL’s Western Conference is a power play with pop. Calgary’s man advantage was not a strength last season, when the Flames finished tied for third-last in the NHL in that department. It took a few weeks for Calgary’s power play to build steam under new coaches this season, but the Flames have scored a league-leading 12 goals with a man advantage so far in January. Flames Top Performers Performing on the PP Top-line centre Se...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Calgary Flames, Calgary, New Jersey Devils, Raleigh, Ottawa Senators, Tampa Bay, Peters, Sam Bennett, Dougie Hamilton, David Pastrnak, Gaudreau

Sabres’ 10-Game Win Streak – a Blessing or Curse?

On Nov. 27, as the Buffalo Sabres tallied their 10th straight win, a 3-2 overtime victory over the San Jose Sharks, excitement and euphoria filled KeyBank Center. They seemed as sure of a thing as ever to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2010-11 season. That feels like eons ago.  The Sabres’ 10-Game Winning Streak Looking back, “The Streak” may have been the worst thing to happen to the team at the time. While wins are wins–they all look the same in the standings–the 10-game...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Rochester, Hockey, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Atlantic Division, Vancouver Canucks, Jeff Skinner, Timothy T Ludwig

Super Bowl and pizza: Say hello to Pizza Hut Hut

The chain was named the NFL official pizza sponsor last year; this is its first Super Bowl. The previous company to have the title was Papa John's.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Looking forward to Super Bowl pizza? Say hi to new NFL sponsor, Pizza Hut Hut

The chain was named the NFL official pizza sponsor last year; this is its first Super Bowl. The previous company to have the title was Papa John's.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Quarq DZero Power Meter Spider Review

Training with power is an expensive but potentially game-changing prospect, so while it’s currently the most effective way to train, it remains an elusive tool for many cyclists. But, if you are serious about increasing your performance, and want one of the most capable power meters that’s also a breeze to configure, the Quarq DZero is a great choice. Quarq DZero Power Meter Spider Features: Bluetooth LE and ANT+ compatibility Power accuracy within 1.5% 10K temperature compensation AxCad cadenc...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Cycling, Strava, Pioneer, Shimano, Black Hills, Gear Reviews, Quarq, BMC Roadmachine, Road Biking, Quarq DZero Power Meter Spider Review, Spearfish South Dakota Quarq, Cannondale Synapse Red eTap, Trek Emonda SLR Disc, HD Power Meter

Wild Outlast Golden Knights – Coyle Nets Winner Late

LAS VEGAS — Charlie Coyle scored his second game-winning goal of the season with 5:31 remaining to lift the Minnesota Wild past the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Monday. With the win, the Wild moved past Colorado and Vancouver into the top wild-card slot in the Western Conference. Minnesota takes on Colorado on Wednesday, the final game before the All-Star break for both teams. With the puck was loose in front of the net, Jared Spurgeon sent a perfect pass to Coyle, who beat Vegas goaltender Marc-...
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Did Ciara, Russell Wilson respond to Future saying the NFL pro is 'not being a man'?

Ciara and Russell Wilson seem to be taking the high road, posting Instagram messages that seem directed at her ex, who dissed their relationship.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Koskinen Signs Contract Extension With Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Mikko Koskinen to a three-year, $13.5 million contract extension, Elliotte Friedman is reporting. The deal will carry a $4.5 million cap hit that will keep the 31-year-old netminder under contract through the 2021-22 season. Hearing EDM re-signing Koskinen to a three-year deal at $4.5M AAV — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 21, 2019 Koskinen signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with a full no-movement clause after posting a very impressi...
Tags: Usa, News, Sport, Chicago, Hockey, NHL, Calgary, New York Islanders, United Center, Edmonton Oilers, Oilers, Cam Talbot, Sergei Belski, Ty Rattie, Ryan Spooner, Ryan Strome

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