Jets Say Hit on Patrik Laine Just Part of the Game

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Patrik Laine has accomplished a lot of firsts this season, but the first superstar of the modern Winnipeg Jets era could have done without this one. Laine suffered his first NHL concussion on the weekend and, like his impact on the Jets lineup so far this season, it wasn’t exactly subtle. Like many of the Finn’s goals, the hit that ...

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Mid-season NHL Report: Revisiting 5 key off-season Moves

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The 2016 NHL off-season punched the hockey world in the face. From the 23 minutes of mayhem on June 29 (P.K. Subban/Shea Weber trade, Taylor Hall/Adam Larsson trade, Steven Stamkos re-signing) to some intriguing bargain-bin acquisitions, it was a summer filled with unexpectedness. It’s now January and, as the 2016-17 season approaches the midway point, it feels appropriate to check ...

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The Case for Calgary as Host of the 2026 Olympic Games

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CALGARY – One of Canada’s biggest sports stories of 2017 is set to unfold not on ice or grass but in council chambers at Calgary City Hall. Come late summer, Calgary’s elected officials are expected to vote on whether the city should bid for the 2026 Olympics in hopes of recreating the magic of the 1988 Winter Games. A 17-member ...

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Maple Leafs Can Move Into Playoff Spot with Win Against Devils

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NEWARK, N.J. – Playoffs? Yes, we’re talking about the playoffs. The Maple Leafs, 30th-place finishers in the National Hockey League last season, would move into a playoff spot if they beat the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on Friday night. The players didn’t have to be told following the morning skate. “These last two games before the break are kind ...

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Walmart-Visa Truce Could Mean Higher Fees: CFIB

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The head of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says he is concerned that a deal struck between Walmart Canada and Visa over merchant fees could lead to higher costs for smaller businesses. Details of the agreement, which was announced Thursday and ended a months-long dispute between the two corporate behemoths, have not been provided by the companies. But Dan ...

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Patrick Maroon Registers Hat Trick as Edmonton Oilers Exorcise Demons in Boston with 4-3 Victory Over Bruins

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BOSTON — In a season where the Edmonton Oilers have been exorcizing ghost after ghost on their road to redemption, they put one away Thursday that had been haunting them for two decades. Edmonton blew 20 years worth of dust and cobwebs off a result they haven’t seen in Boston since before their current captain was even born, beating the ...

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Maple Leafs Down Devils, Climb Into Playoff Spot

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NEWARK, N.J. – Hands up if you figured the Maple Leafs would be in a playoff spot in the first week of January. OK, put them down. We know you’re not telling the truth. Yet that’s where the Leafs, 30th-place finishers last season, find themselves following a 4-2 victory against the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. The win at the Prudential ...

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Kyle Lowry Pours in 33 Points to Lift Toronto Raptors 101-93 Over Utah Jazz

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Toronto – Toronto Raptors’ first home game in 16 days played out quite a bit like the first contest of its tough six-game road swing. Though this game wasn’t in Utah, the Jazz once again were the opponents and the Raptors rode another brilliant fourth quarter Kyle Lowry performance to another victory over a solid Western Conference opponent, 101-93. At ...

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Heartbreak for Team Canada as U.S. Works Overtime to Capture World Junior Hockey Gold in Shootout

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MONTREAL — We had been expecting something special. Memorable. One of those “where-were-you?” type moments that comes along only so often. We were not disappointed. Well, that might depend on where you were born. The last time Canada and the United States had met in the final at the world junior hockey championship, American-born defenceman John Carlson became a national ...

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Canadiens Finding Their Groove in Overtime

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TORONTO — On Dec. 12, Canadiens coach Michel Therrien explained a 2-1 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins by noting that his team hasn’t spent a lot of time practising three-on-three situations. After scoring in overtime in a 4-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday, captain Max Pacioretty said there still hasn’t been a lot of work done on the OT format, but he noted the Canadiens are learning on the ...

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