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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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Lehner Conquering Demons and Competition

Robin Lehner may have signed a one-year free-agent contract with the New York Islanders last summer, but the 27-year-old Swede signed a much more important deal with himself. After being let go by the Buffalo Sabres, living through panic attacks, dealing with substance abuse and being diagnosed as bipolar with ADHD, PTSD and trauma, Lehner sought treatment to save himself, his family and his career. He made a pact to live a clean life. The turning point came on Mar. 29 when he asked for help fol...
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NHL Rumors: Talbot, Matthews, Devils, Wild, More

In today’s rumor rundown, there is an update out of Toronto on the negotiations with Auston Matthews, a potential plan in place when it comes to the goaltending situation in Edmonton and speculation about the trade plans for the Minnesota Wild and New Jersey Devils. Auston Matthews Deal Getting Closer? While it’s been made clear by Mitch Marner’s representation that he likely won’t negotiate or sign an extension until after the season with Toronto, there is the potential Auston Matthews might....
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Schedule Takes A Toll On The Chicago Blackhawks

from Mark Lazerus of The Athletic, I casually asked Jonathan Toews if he ever thought about the differences in travel playing in the Eastern Conference, particularly the New York area, versus the Western Conference, particularly Chicago, the second-easternmost city in the West. “Yup,” he said sharply, as if he had been waiting for this question all his life. “A lot.” Toews then beat me to the follow-up. “And from what I hear,” he continued, “Phoenix is getting added to our div...
Tags: New York, Sport, Chicago, Seattle, Denver, Long Island, Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix, Eastern Conference, Islanders, Blackhawks, Jonathan Toews, Athletic, Toews, Mark Lazerus

Canucks Need to Stop Winning

As we approach the All-Star break, the Western Conference playoff race is a mess. By “mess,” I mean extremely tight and unpredictable, so perhaps “chaotic” is a better word. As of Jan. 21, just five points separate the first Wild Card team — right now the Dallas Stars — from the 13th-place St. Louis Blues. In that cluster of teams are the Vancouver Canucks with 52 points, which is just good enough to be inside the playoff picture. While their 23-21-6 record is ordinary, they are an impressive 12...
Tags: Sport, Nashville, Vancouver, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Dallas Stars, TSN, Jeff Blashill, Blashill, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, Red Wings, Athletic, St Louis Blues

NHL Rumors: Stone, Duchene, Karlsson, Bruins, Blackhawks, More

In today’s rumor rundown, the Ottawa Senators are pitching hard for Mark Stone and Matt Duchene to stay, the Sharks are starting their negotiations with Erik Karlsson and the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs are looking at what’s out there for them on the trade market. Senators Make Duchene an Offer It appears the Ottawa Senators and GM Pierre Dorion have taken the first step in keeping one of their big-three pending free agents in Ottawa. According to Nick Kypreos, Dorion met with Matt D...
Tags: Boston, Sport, Gm, Philadelphia, AHL, Hockey, NHL, St Louis, San Jose Sharks, Sharks, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Flyers

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Bilbao bemused by offside ruling in draw at Villarreal

Villarreal Athletic Bilbao 1 1 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats (Adds Rayo result, Athletic coach quotes)Jan 20 (Reuters) - Villarreal remained in the relegation zone after drawing 1-1 at home to fellow strugglers Athletic Bilbao on Sunday but w...
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Afternoon Line- Eric Duhatschek

Sometimes, a change of scenery is exactly what a player needs, especially if he’s grown stale in an organization that’s also lost patience with him. We’re seeing that more and more in the NHL these days – GMs willing to make what appear to be lateral trades, hoping that a change in scenery breathes new life and energy into a player. -Eric Duhatschek of The Athletic where you can read more (paid) on recent trades plus other topics.
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AP source: Angels, Allen agree to $8.5M, 1-year contract

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says closer Cody Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to an $8.5 million, one-year contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement was subject to a successful physical. The deal, first reported by The Athletic, […]
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Report: Anthony has 'multiple options' for return to NBA

Carmelo Anthony has "multiple options" available to him if he wants to return to the NBA, The Athletic reported Friday. Anthony, 34, is on the roster of the Houston Rockets, but he and the team divorced in mid-November. It is unclear whether the Rockets would try to trade him or waive him.
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Analyzing the Ducks’ Transaction Frenzy

It’s been a wild week so far in Anaheim Ducks country and amazingly, they’ve only played two games. The action has been more intense on the Ducks’ roster than on the ice. General manager Bob Murray has gone on a trading spree that has received mixed reaction among fans and media, the best of which came from Yahoo Sports’ Pete Blackburn. Trying to figure out what exactly the Ducks are doing — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) January 17, 2019 He’s not alone in his con...
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Hurricanes Have Chased Some Goaltenders…No, Really

The Carolina Hurricanes chased some goaltenders. Really. Yes, the same Hurricanes team that has struggled for as long as anybody can remember to score goals, ran some opposing goaltenders off the ice. Of course, Tuesday night they were on the verge of their own goalie being chased as the New York Rangers held a clinic and beat the ‘Canes 6-2. Nevertheless, since Dec. 31, 2018, the Hurricanes have forced four opposing goalies to the bench. That was the night that Philadelphia Flyers goalten...
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Blockbuster Trade Scenario for Oilers and Blue Jackets

As the NHL Trade Deadline approaches, teams are scouting and calling each other, players are listening and looking and fans are gitty with excitement at a time of year where chaos often overpowers logic. Half the fun for fans is creating trade scenarios between teams, wondering if the names and players rumored to be available on the trade market might, somehow, make their way into town. Until an interview I conducted with Aaron Portzline of The Athletic and the NHL Network concluded, I nev...
Tags: New York, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Columbus, Edmonton, Edmonton Oilers, Brian Burke, Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Sergei Bobrovsky, All Star, Athletic, Cam Talbot, Talbot, Artemi Panarin

3 Bold Canucks Predictions for the Second Half

With the Vancouver Canucks just two points out of a playoff spot, all eyes are currently on the health status of rookie sensation Elias Pettersson after he suffered a knee injury against the Montreal Canadiens on Jan. 3. Although he will not play Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators, Pettersson said he is hoping to return to the lineup Friday against the Buffalo Sabres. The sooner he can return to the lineup, the more likely it is the Canucks will qualify for the postseason — that’s a no-braine...
Tags: Sport, Ap, Green, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Ottawa, Montreal Canadiens, TSN, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, Canucks, Athletic, American Hockey League, Hutton, Nikita Kucherov

NHL Rumors: Penuins, Maple Leafs, Ducks, More

In today’s rumor rundown, the Penguins look to be busy, the Leafs are hitting up the rental market and the Ducks will be hanging onto one of their forwards because he simply won’t let them trade him. How Busy Will the Penguins Be? Darren Dreger of TSN, Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now and Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette all seem to agree that the Penguins have something going on, potentially before the NHL Trade Deadline on Feb 25. Derick Brassard Dreger says that center De...
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NHL Rumors: Penguins, Maple Leafs, Ducks, More

In today’s rumor rundown, the Penguins look to be busy, the Leafs are hitting up the rental market and the Ducks will be hanging onto one of their forwards because he simply won’t let them trade him. How Busy Will the Penguins Be? Darren Dreger of TSN, Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now and Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette all seem to agree that the Penguins have something going on, potentially before the NHL Trade Deadline on Feb 25. Derick Brassard Dreger says that center De...
Tags: Usa, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Dallas, Penguins, AHL, Hockey, NHL, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Derick Brassard, Leafs, Maple Leafs, TSN

Should the Red Wings Trade Howard?

As the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline approaches, the Detroit Red Wings have a series of important discussions ahead of them regarding potential trade chips and pending free agents. One important conversation is what to do with Jimmy Howard? There are a number of factors that come into play with Detroit’s netminder that don’t impact typical rental players. Most notably, how he has been instrumental in the little bits of success the Red Wings have had this season. He’s been their backbone and has ...
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CBA Talks Moving In A Positive Direction

from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, You’re looking at a guy who still wears the scars of covering a few NHL lockouts in his day. But I must say, what I’m hearing from both sides these days on the NHL labour front is almost unheard of for this sport. You’re talking about a league that’s had three lockouts in 25 years. But at this hour, for what it’s worth in the here and now, we seem to have two sides genuinely hoping to avoid missing games this time around. Under the auspi...
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Lowdown: Landing LeMahieu

Landing LeMahieu The Yankees raised some eyebrows on Friday, when Jack Curry of the YES Network reported that the team was closing in on a two-year contract with longtime Rockies' second baseman D.J. LeMahieu. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic followed shortly thereafter and reported that the deal would be for $24 million over two seasons. Curry noted that the Yankees plan to use LeMahieu in a utility role, where he'll see time at second base, third base and first base.
Tags: News, Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Curry, Rockies, Athletic, LeMahieu, YES Network, Jack Curry, D J LeMahieu Ken Rosenthal

Hurricanes Need to Sign Ferland

The Carolina Hurricanes traded for Micheal Ferland in the offseason. Along with Dougie Hamilton and Adam Fox, Ferland came from the Calgary Flames virtually unknown to Hurricanes fans. The spotlight of the trade was on Hamilton as he was the more familiar name. Ferland has played his way into the spotlight, however, and the Hurricanes would be well-served to make sure he sticks around beyond this season. What Ferland Brings I wrote when the trade happened, “The biggest thing that makes this le...
Tags: Usa, Sport, Gm, Hockey, Calgary Flames, Hamilton, Wilson, Carolina Hurricanes, Jeff Skinner, Athletic, Dougie Hamilton, Sportsnet, Carolina, Friedman, Ferland, Elliotte Friedman

NHL Rumors: William Karlsson, Ducks, Devils, More

In today’s rumor rundown, there is news about the status of contract negotiations between the Vegas Golden Knights and William Karlsson, there is speculation the New Jersey Devils will be sellers at the deadline and there is bound to be a massive change coming to the Anaheim Ducks. Golden Knights Not Rushing to Sign Karlsson In the face of rumors that offer sheets might exist in the NHL marketplace this summer, one team isn’t worried. The Vegas Golden Knights have superstar William Karlsson on...
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Yankees reportedly land D.J. LeMahieu; are they out on Manny Machado?

Yankees reportedly land D.J. LeMahieu; are they out on Manny Machado? originally appeared on The New York Yankees are set to pay a new infielder eight figures -- but it's not Manny Machado. The Yankees and free agent second baseman D.J. LeMahieu have agreed to a two-year contract worth $24 million, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Friday.
Tags: News, Yankees, New York Yankees, Athletic, Manny Machado, Ken Rosenthal, D J LeMahieu

Rick Nash Officially Retires From NHL

In what will likely be considered a non-shocking turn of events, on Friday morning, a statement released by Rick Nash and his agency, Top Shelf Sports Management, made the announcement that he is retiring from the game of professional hockey. The statement read: Due to unresolved issues/symptoms from the concussion sustained last March, Rick Nash will be forced to retire from the game of hockey. Under the advice of his medical team, the risk of further brain injury is far too great if Rick retur...
Tags: Usa, News, Sport, Hockey, NHL, Boston Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Athletic, Rick, Rick Nash, Nash, Aaron Portzline, Jarome Iginla, Portzline, Darren Dreger, Top Story

Yankees close to signing DJ LeMahieu to a two-year, $24 million deal

The New York Yankees are close to signing free agent infielder DJ LeMahieu to a two-year, $24 million deal, Jack Curry of YES and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic report. This is somewhat unexpected as LeMahieu, a second baseman, wouldn't seem to have a place to play in New York given that Gleyber Torres is currently at second base. Curry says, however, that the Yankees envision LeMahieu playing multiple infield positions, including first and third base, in addition to second.
Tags: New York, News, Yankees, Curry, New York Yankees, Athletic, Ken Rosenthal, LeMahieu, DJ LeMahieu, Gleyber Torres, Jack Curry of YES

Gustav Nyquist Could Be A Trade Option For The Colorado Avalanche

Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic writes about some possible trades leading up to the trade deadline... A lot will depend on where Colorado is in the standings closer to the Feb. 25 deadline but rest assured the idea of adding some secondary scoring would be the prime objective if the Avs decide to pull the trigger. Teams that have heard from the Avs aren’t sure yet how committed Colorado might be to making that kind of move. But there’s been chatter. This is what I think: The Avs aren’t ...
Tags: Colorado, Sport, Wings, Colorado Avalanche, Athletic, Avs, Gustav Nyquist, Pierre Lebrun, GM Joe Sakic

Patriots' Tom Brady voted QB players least want to face in big game

Patriots' Tom Brady voted QB players least want to face in big game originally appeared on There's been a lot of talk this season about how New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn't as good as he used to be, and while that might be the case, he still strikes a lot of fear into opposing players. The Athletic recently conducted a poll of NFL defensive players asking them to rank quarterbacks in different categories. One of the categories was "which quarter...
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Where to find Athletic vs. Sevilla Copa del Rey on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Athletic vs. Sevilla in the Copa del Rey, you’ve come to the right place. In LaLiga, Sevilla is flying high as the club is currently in third place ahead of Real Madrid. And with Sevilla being a good cup team, the team will be looking forward to their trip to Bilbao for the Copa del Rey match against Athletic on Thursday. For soccer fans in the United States, the game will be shown live on beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Espanol, which can be stream...
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Coyotes Weekly: The Injury Bug Strikes Again

Antti Raanta. Michael Grabner. Christian Dvorak. Jason Demers. Nick Schmaltz. What do these key Arizona Coyotes players all have in common? They’re all missing from the lineup with long-term injuries. Coyotes Licking Their Wounds Schmaltz and Demers, a top-nine center and a top-four defenseman, respectively, are likely out for the rest of the season with lower-body injuries. Dvorak, another top-nine center who underwent surgery to repair an upper-body injury, will probably finish 2018-19 witho...
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Should the Ducks Press the Playoff Panic Button?

Monday’s loss to the Edmonton Oilers may be the lowest point of the Anaheim Ducks’ season. The 4-0 defeat meant the Ducks dropped their eighth straight game, tying a franchise record. Specifically, the Oilers’ fourth goal might have been rock bottom. Milan Lucic dominated Brandon Montour to the point where he did exactly what the Ducks are doing now (falling on their backside), eventually leading to Leon Draisaitl scoring the goal. All is not lost though. The Ducks are firmly in the playoff h...
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Clippers hope vocabulary lessons help them improve their defense

LOS ANGELES — While they were studying film recently in an effort to identify ways to improve their transition defense, the Clippers realized they needed also to do some vocab cramming, too. “One of the things we found is that the guys were late a lot on stuff,” Coach Doc Rivers said. “And the big would say he called it out and the guard would say he didn’t hear it, then the big would say, ‘I said it,’ and the guard would say, ‘it was the wrong terminology.’ ” “It’s a pretty open team where ever...
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