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Swedish defender Dahlin expected to go first in NHL Draft

New York (AFP) - Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin is expected to be taken by the Buffalo Sabres with the first selection of the 2018 National Hockey League Draft, which begins Friday in Dallas.The 18-year-old for Swedish league side Forlunda was the youngest Olympic hockey player since 1984 when he took

Candidates for the Bruins’ top pick in the 2018 NHL draft

It's difficult enough to project players to be taken in the first round of an NHL Draft, so it gets really dicey when that's extended to the second round and beyond. But the Bruins will have to wait until the 57th overall pick before taking a player next weekend at the

A look at Bruins free agents: Nick Holden

The unfortunate part of Nick Holden's stint with the Bruins last season is that he never really was able to consistently show what he could do in a Black and Gold sweater. Holden, 31, played 18 games for the Bruins after arriving via a deal with the New York Rangers

Bruins may look to make a splash by signing Kovalchuk

Clearly, the Bruins fell short in the offensive depth department during this spring's postseason run. Now it seems like they're making significant plans to address that shortcoming. According to a report from TSN's Darren Dreger, the B's are one of the interested suitors for the services of free agent winger Ilya

NHL: List of Stanley Cup champions

(Reuters) - List of the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup champions (best-of-seven series introduced in 1939):2018 - Washington Capitals def. Vegas Golden Knights 4-12017 - Pittsburgh Penguins def. Nashville Predators 4-22016 - Pittsburgh Penguins def. San Jose Sharks 4-22015 - Chicago Blackhawks def. Tampa Bay Lightning 4-22014 - Los Angeles

Quinn: Rangers’ job is an ‘opportunity I could not pass up’

NEW YORK (AP) — David Quinn had been contacted by other NHL teams in recent years, and chose to remain at Boston University. When the New York Rangers came calling, it was different.As talks with general manager Jeff Gorton and assistant GM Chris Drury — both of whom he's known

Rangers hire Boston University’s David Quinn as coach

1 / 2FILE - In this April 5, 2015, file photo, Boston University head coach David Quinn talks to his players during an NCAA hockey practice before the Frozen Four tournament in Boston. The New York Rangers have hired Boston University’s David Quinn as their new head coach. General manager

Reports: BU’s Quinn to become Rangers head coach

Boston University coach David Quinn is expected to become the next head coach of the New York Rangers, according to multiple reports on Saturday.ESPN reported that Quinn informed the school of his plans to leave on Saturday morning. The Rangers and Quinn have discussed a five-year contract worth around $2.5

Report: BU hockey coach Quinn to take Rangers job

Boston University hockey coach David Quinn has agreed to a five-year, $12 million contract to become the New York Rangers coach, according to an ESPN report.If your just logging on...Boston University Head Hockey Coach David Quinn has informed his athletic director, Drew Marrochello , he is taking the @NYRangers head-coaching

How the NHL trade deadline impacted the 4 remaining teams

Paul Stastny has been a revelation for the Jets since being acquired from the Blues. (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images)The NHL trade deadline creates a stir each and every season, and while the pageantry can sometimes go overboard, what should not get lost in the spectacle is the

Kucherov relishes chance to face Ovechkin in East Final

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Like many young Russian hockey players, Nikita Kucherov grew up following Alex Ovechkin's career, hoping to someday become a prolific scorer and maybe even compete against his countryman in the Stanley Cup playoffs.The 24-year-old Tampa Bay Lightning winger has spent five seasons fulfilling the first portion

Daily Dose: Bearing Down

The Stanley Cup playoffs are heating up, and Saturday was full of surprises. The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning opened their series in Florida, and the B's didn't seem to have any kind of a hangover despite going the distance with the Toronto Maple Leafs in Round 1. In

Sabres win NHL Draft Lottery, rights to draft Rasmus Dahlin

Rasmus Dahlin is expected to come off the draft board first. (Getty)For another spring, NHL executives were seated in rows in a television studio and made to await the results of the NHL Draft Lottery in the most uncomfortable manner imaginable.It was, once again, all very silly — but apparently not

Three of a grind: Playoff rematches crank up the hatred

When the Washington Capitals faced the New York Islanders in the playoffs five years in a row in the 1980s, players knew everything. They knew where Mike Bossy loved to shoot from, that Bob Nystrom was going to run them over and that they'd better watch out for Denis Potvin in

The 2009 Caps are proof that Washington can still beat the Blue Jackets

The Capitals have dug themselves a 0-2 series hole against the Columbus Blue Jackets and will have a difficult time digging their way out. Washington has been in this position before and, as you would expect, they rarely end up winning those series.But they have done it before.Here's a look

NHL roundup: Blue Jackets upend Capitals in OT

Artemi Panarin scored 6:02 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals in an Eastern Conference first-round series Thursday night in Washington.Panarin raced up the left wing, worked his way past Dmitry Orlov and flicked a quick wrist shot past goalie Philipp Grubauer

Past Stanley Cup Champions: Pittsburgh Penguins Look to Continue Success

The NHL playoffs are finally here and the schedule is set.The chase for the Stanley Cup will commence on Wednesday, April 11 with three series openers. The Pittsburgh Penguins host state rivals Philadelphia Flyers and the Vegas Golden Knights play their first playoff game in franchise history.Thursday, April 12 will

Rangers all in on rebuild, seeking new coach to lead charge

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- After missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years, the New York Rangers are going all in on a makeover.Several star players were jettisoned at the trade deadline for youngsters and draft picks, there's tough decisions to be made with free agents, and they're

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