Habs celebrate career of popular former captain Koivu

From the day he was drafted by the Canadiens in June 1993 until the day in July 2009 that he signed as a free agent with the Anaheim Ducks, Saku Koivu was a member of the Habs for 16 years and five days. On Thursday, walking an emotional tightrope from the moment he awoke, his body clock still on Ca...

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Dave Stubbs
Montreal Gazette, Sportswriter
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Travis Hamonic, Johnny Boychuk expected back Friday night

advertisement | advertise on newsday The Islanders have done decently enough in the past six games without Johnny Boychuk and Travis Hamonic, going 3-3. Considering how important those two defensemen are to them, .500 is about the best they could hope for. Hamonic and Boychuk are all but certain to ...

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Arthur Staple
Newsday, Hockey Writer
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Canadiens honor long-time captain Saku Koivu

The Montreal Canadiens sure do honor their past greats and legends with class. On Thursday, long-time captain Saku Koivu, who played in Montreal from 1995 to 2009, received a lengthy ovation and was honored prior to puck drop between the Canadiens and Anaheim Ducks, the team he played his final four...

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Koivu’s impact in Montreal went beyond hockey

“I was in a dark place,” says Raphael Leclaire, and you can’t blame him. Twice diagnosed with cancer before he turned 16, Leclaire was tired of chemotherapy. During his second fight with the deadly disease, he was scheduled for eight cycles of treatment. “Eight cycles of hell,” his father,...

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Elliotte Friedman
Hockey Night In Canada, Reporter
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Will Puck Luck Cause the Buffalo Sabres to Miss out on Connor McDavid?

The Buffalo Sabres are not a good hockey team. The consensus pick for dead last in the NHL before the 2014-15 season even started, the Sabres in an average game allow the opposition two shots on net for every one they take. This is a team so self-admittedly terrible that it had presumptive first ove...

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Jonathan Willis
Nation Network, Managing Editor
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Sidney Crosby plays Thursday

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, who had missed three games after being diagnosed with the mumps, returned to the lineup Thursday night against Colorado. The team officially announced the move less than an hour before faceoff. The Captain is back http://t.co/QZwEuX34qj Crosby participated ...

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Crosby back for Pens after missing three games with the mumps

Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby will return to the lineup tonight when the Pens take on the Avs at Consol, the team has announced: Tonight’s #Pens lines: Spaling-Crosby (he’s back!)-Hornqvist Malkin-Sutter-Comeau Klinkhammer-Goc-Downie Farnham-Adams-Rust — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) Dece...

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Crosby back for Pens after missing three games with the mumps

Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby will return to the lineup tonight when the Pens take on the Avs at Consol, the team has announced: Tonight’s #Pens lines: Spaling-Crosby (he’s back!)-Hornqvist Malkin-Sutter-Comeau Klinkhammer-Goc-Downie Farnham-Adams-Rust — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) Dece...

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Edmonton Oilers keep Leon Draisaitl out of the World Juniors, doubling down on a poor centre depth chart and bad development strategy

The Edmonton Oilers made it official on Thursday: Leon Draisaitl will not be loaned out to Germany for the World Juniors this year. It’s nice news for Draisaitl. For the Oilers, it’s yet another indication that the team’s management is unable or unwilling to address the team-crushing inadequac...

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Jonathan Willis
Nation Network, Managing Editor
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Trade: Jets get d-man Harrison from Carolina

Well, that didn’t take long. The Winnipeg Jets, who we learned today would be without all four of their top-four defensemen until the New Year, have acquired veteran blue-liner Jay Harrison from Carolina in return for a sixth-round pick in the 2015 draft. Harrison has played 20 games for the Hurri...

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Throwback Thursday: Saku Koivu

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Crosby a game-time decision - 12-18-14

Penguins center Sidney Crosby could to the lineup for tonight's home game against the Avalanche after missing three games due to the mumps. He centered the team's first line with Evgeni Malkin on the left wing and Patric Hornqvist on the right wing at today's morning skate. “It's been a boring wee...

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Seth Rorabaugh
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pens Beat Writer
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GIF: Tyler Seguin Licks His Glove, Flips Off A Vancouver Canuck (Apparently)

On Wednesday night the Stars were playing in a tightly contested and physical game on the road against the Vancouver Canucks, when Tyler Seguin attempted to sneak in something rather...interesting. There were no signs of anything specific to lead up to this. Perhaps Seguin was merely just licking hi...

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Goalie nods: Andersen to start 20th straight for Ducks

All the latest from the blue paint… Busy Freddy Frederik Andersen will start for the Ducks tonight. Of course he will. The Danish netminder, who’s been an absolute workhorse for Anaheim this season, will make his 20th consecutive start this evening when the Ducks take on the Habs in Montreal. Mo...

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Rumblings: James Neal first singled out by new diving rule

James Neal has the unfortunate, dubious honor of being the NHL first player singled out by the new rule designed to punish repeat divers. The league announced Wednesday that Neal received his second citation for diving and thus a $2,000 fine, which automatically triggers an official announcement. Th...

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Fanatical devotion to fitness key to Duncan Keith’s durability

Blackhawks 1 min The Blackhawks didn’t arrive in Nashville two weeks ago until about 2:30 in the morning, thanks to a home game the night before. Then a fire alarm at their hotel went off at about 4:30 a.m. and blared for almost a half-hour, sending several players up and down 16 flights of stairs...

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Mark Lazerus
Chicago Sun Times, Blackhawks Beat Writer
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Sidney Crosby could play Thursday

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby skated with his teammates on Thursday morning and could return to the lineup on Thursday night against Colorado. Crosby has missed each of Pittsburgh's last three games after being diagnosed with the mumps last weekend. Crosby spent several day...

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