Hockey

October 12, 2021

Uni Watch: The Official 2021-22 NHL Season Preview: What other way is there to celebrate the new NHL season than to review their uniform changes, so let uni-watch's Paul Lukas guide you through those changes. Also, The Athletic's Down Goes Brown gives you an oddly specific prediction for each team for the new season. (Link to a 30-day guest pass for The Athletic.)

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July 29, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem Champion: Tahoemoj: The SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem has been won by Tahoemoj with 132 points. Tommybiden is runner up with 114 and the coveted Costanza goes to Rumple.

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July 24, 2021

Logan Mailloux a polarizing pick by Canadiens in first round of draft: The Canadiens selected the 6-foot-3, 212-pound London Knights defenceman with their first-round pick (31st overall) at the NHL Draft Friday night. The 18-year-old from Belle River, Ont., had renounced himself from the draft this week after paying a fine for an offence of a sexual nature in Sweden last year, which had several NHL teams vowing not to select him this weekend. “Being drafted into the NHL is an honour and a privilege that no one takes lightly,” Mailloux said in a statement released on social media before the draft. “The NHL draft should be one of the most exciting landmark moments in a player’s career, and given the circumstances, I don’t feel I have demonstrated strong enough maturity or character to earn that privilege in the 2021 draft. I know it will take time for society to build back the trust I have lost, and that is why I think it is best that I renounce myself from the 2021 NHL Draft and ask that no one select me this upcoming weekend.” Bergevin picked him anyways.

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July 05, 2021

NHL Player Killed by Firework in Michigan: Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks died Sunday night after being struck in the chest by a firework in Novi, Michigan. The 24-year-old Latvian reportedly was in a hot tub when a mortar-style firework malfunctioned and headed towards a group of people.

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June 28, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem, Stanley Cup Edition: The Stanley Cup Finals between the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning begin tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN. In the SportsFilter Pickem, Tahoemoj leads with 112 with Jagsnumberone one point back and Tommybiden 14 points back. Pick the winner and games along with six props.

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June 25, 2021

Canadiens Advance to Stanley Cup Final: The Montreal Canadiens are returning to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since winning it in 1993. There hasn't been a winner north of the Maple-Poutine Line (or whatever the border is actually called) since that championship. Montreal will attempt to do what couldn't be done over that span by finalists Vancouver (1994, 2011), Calgary (2004), Edmonton (2006) or Ottawa (2007).

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June 14, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem: Conference Finals Edition: The Montreal Canadians and Vegas Golden Knights begin their NHL playoff series tonight after the New York Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning to take a 1-0 series lead Sunday. In our contest, Jagsnumberone leads with 107 over Tahoemoj at 87. Make your picks in the NHL Playoff Pickem by 9 p.m. Eastern tonight.

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June 07, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem Round 1 Leader: Cixelsyd: The first-round leader in the NHL Playoff Pickem is Cixelsyd with 75 points, followed by Jjzucal with 72 and Tahoemoj with 70. Cixelsyd got three of the four props correct and seven of eight serieseseses, missing only on the Maple Leafs.

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June 02, 2021

NHL Playoff Pickem: Pick the Canadiens/Jets Series: There's one last round 2 playoff series left to pick in the NHL Playoff Pickem. Before the puck drops at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, pick the winner of the Montreal Canadiens/Winnipeg Jets series and the number of games it will take.

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May 29, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem Round 2: There's still the Canadiens/Leafs series to be decided, but round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight at 8 p.m. when the Islanders face the Bruins. Cixelsyd and Tahoemoj currently lead with 70 points after getting six series winners and two team props. Make your picks.

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May 18, 2021

Enter the NHL Playoff Pickem: The playoffs are underway in hockey and the SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem has returned. Pick the teams that will win each series, the games each series takes, and three prop bets. First prize is an official game puck and eternal glory. The first picks are due Wednesday night.

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March 28, 2021

Minnesota Duluth knocks University of North Dakota out in the longest game in NCAA tournament history : Bulldog forward Luke Mylymok scores at 2:13 of the fifth overtime to send the Bulldogs to a fourth-straight Frozen Four.

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March 24, 2021

NHL Dumps Referee After Open-Mic Admission of Bias: The NHL has removed referee Tim Peel from all future games after he was caught on an open mic Tuesday night saying, "It wasn't much, but I wanted to get a fucking penalty against Nashville early." Before this incident, Peel's most memorable moment on the ice was taking a puck to the groin that ended up in the net.

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March 10, 2021

I Was In Net For...: CBC has put together a collection of short videos that interview goaltenders that were in net for famous hockey goals. The night Gretzky scored his 50th goal in 39th game? The "Michigan" goal? Marek Malik's legendary shootout goal? Find out what the goalies thought about those goals as they replay the historic goals.

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March 09, 2021

NHL, ESPN reach seven-year U.S. broadcast deal: ESPN is believed to have reached a seven-year deal to become one of the league's media partners starting next season, according to multiple league and industry sources...an agreement that is expected to see ESPN get the rights to broadcast four Stanley Cup Finals between 2022 and 2028, plus streaming rights for Disney.

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February 10, 2021

Pittsburgh hires Ron Hextall to be their new G.M. Brian Burke as President of Hockey Operations: Less than 2 weeks after Jim Rutherford surprisingly resigned, the Penguins dramatically reshaped their front office with a pair of hires. Ron Hextall, a fiery former goalie and a member of the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame, fills the vacant G.M. spot. Brian Burke was hired in a newly created position as president of hockey operations.

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January 23, 2021

Columbus Blue Jackets ship Dubois & 3rd round pick to Winnipeg Jets for Laine, Roslovic: Blue Jackets trade the disgruntled center to the Winnipeg Jets and a 3rd round pick for 2 skilled forwards – Patrik Laine and Jack Roslovic, an unsigned restricted free agent from Columbus who is currently training with the Ohio AAA Blue Jackets while unsigned. Dubois, 22, requested a trade upon signing a two-year contract extension the week prior to the start of training camp Jan. 4 at Nationwide Arena. The team’s former No. 1 center didn’t publicly offer a reason, but it’s believed to be multi-faceted – tied to both prolonged contract negotiations and a feuding relationship with coach John Tortorella.

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October 06, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem Champion: Geneparmesan: The Stanley Cup was hoisted this year by the Tampa Bay Lightning, victorious in six games over the Dallas Stars. The second-most storied competition in the NHL season, the SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pickem, is metaphorically held aloft by Geneparmesan, who took the lead in round 2 and never gave it back. Second place goes to Cixelsyd and the coveted Costanza is claimed by Rumple.

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September 18, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem: Stanley Cup Finals: The Stanley Cup Finals drop the puck at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on Saturday when the Dallas Stars face the Tampa Bay Lightning. Never before has the NHL come down to two Sun Belt teams. For the NHL Playoff Pickem, predict the series winner and games required, six props and a tiebreaker. Geneparmesan leads with 171, 23 over Cixelsyd. Good luck!

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September 06, 2020

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Round 2 Leader: Geneparmesan: The conference finals of the Stanley Cup playoffs begin Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern as the Dallas Stars face the Vegas Golden Knights. The New York Islanders play the Tampa Bay Lightning 24 hours later. In SportsFilter's pick 'em, Geneparmesan has jumped into first over Cixelsyd after scoring 47 by getting three series and the goalscorer and goalie props. Make your picks!

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August 22, 2020

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Round 2: Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight at 8 p.m. when the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche resume their postseason rivalry. Cixelsyd leads our NHL Playoff Pick 'Em with 86 points, 9 ahead of Geneparmesan. Make your picks by the time each series drops the puck.

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August 19, 2020

NHL Playoff Pickem Round 1 Scores (in Progress): With two teams advancing to the second round (Lightning over Blue Jackets and Golden Knights over Blackhawks) and some teams getting shutouts or topping 5 goals, the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em has been updated with live scoring for Round 1. Follow the link to see how you're doing so far.

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August 11, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: The NHL playoffs begin Wednesday night with five games. Our annual NHL Playoff Pick 'Em has returned. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require along with four prop bets. The winner over the entire playoffs receives a New Era 59Fifty cap of their favorite NHL team.

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July 23, 2020

July 18, 2020

Jeremy Roenick Sues NBC Sports for Anti-Straight Discrimination: Sportscaster and former NHL star Jeremy Roenick has sued NBC Sports in New York state court claiming that when he was fired for joking on a podcast he wanted a threesome with his wife and his on-air colleague Kathryn Tappen, the network discriminated against him as a heterosexual. The kitchen sink suit also asserts that the former NHL star was fired for supporting failed USFL owner Donald Trump.

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June 18, 2020

Explosive and shocking allegations against junior hockey in newly filed lawsuit: Just three days after a former major junior hockey player alleged that he was forced to do cocaine in a bathroom as a rookie with the Kitchener Rangers in 2016, two former CHL players have launched a class-action lawsuit alleging that players aged 15 to 17 were, “routinely victims to hazing, bullying, physical and verbal harassment, physical assault, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.”

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May 19, 2020

Hockey Is Not for Everyone: You ever fought for your life? Like, really fought for your life? In 2005, in a tiny arena in Windsor, Ontario, I fought for my life.

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February 10, 2020

Keep your freaking head up: The most interesting and damning details from the unsealed documents in the NHL concussion lawsuit.

An ongoing lawsuit between the NHL and former players has unveiled a treasure trove of unsealed emails and documents between the highest level of NHL executives.
Almost 300 documents from the case were originally published by the Globe & Mail on Tuesday, revealing candid discussions about fighting, concussions and the sport between some of the most notable and powerful names in hockey.



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September 26, 2019

Koharski's Donuts Returns on ESPN Fantasy Hockey: SportsFilter's ESPN Fantasy Hockey league Koharski's Donuts is back for its seventh consecutive season. We'll be drafting Sunday night at 9 p.m. Eastern. If you'd like to play, please leave a message. There could be openings or we might expand the league from 10 teams to 12 depending on interest.

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July 19, 2019

Russian NHL Star Artemi Panarin Has Opinions: ...very strong opinions.

Artemi Panarin is one of the most dynamic hockey players in the world. Nicknamed Breadman (because of the similarity of his last name to the popular Panera Bread bakery chain) he also has a reputation of one of the most sincere, charismatic, likeable players in the NHL. Recently, Panarin has signed with the New York Rangers after refusing better deals from other teams. But earlier this week, Artemi did something truly unthinkable: he utterly trashed Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and his regime in an extremely candid interview with the Vsemu Golovin Youtube channel.

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June 30, 2019

NHL Playoff Pick 'Em Champion: Werty: The SportsFilter NHL Playoff Pick 'Em champion for 2018-19 is Werty, who managed the feat by being so far ahead after the third round that he won without making an entry in the fourth round! Congratulations!

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June 12, 2019

St. Louis Blues Win First Stanley Cup: The St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 to claim the first Stanley Cup in the 52-year existence of the franchise. No team in NHL history has taken longer to win one. After the Blues scored two first-period goals, including a back-breaker with seven seconds left to intermission, the outcome was never in much doubt.

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May 29, 2019

Blues Win in Overtime to Tie Stanley Cup Final at 1: The St. Louis Blues have won their first game in a Stanley Cup Final on their 14th attempt. Carl Gunnarsson beat Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask three minutes into overtime Wednesday night for a 3-2 win. The teams each scored 2 goals in a wild first period and then couldn't get another in regulation. Game 3 is in St. Louis on Saturday.

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May 27, 2019

Bruins Take Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final: After falling down 2-0 in the first period to the St. Louis Blues, the Boston Bruins shook off 10 days of rust and scored the next 4 goals to win game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. During the pregame on NBC, Denis Leary noted that it had been four months since Boston had won a championship. "End the drought!" he implored. The series resumes Wednesday.

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NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: Stanley Cup Final: The Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues meet tonight at 8 p.m. in game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Pick the winner, the number of games and 7 props. The contest winner receives a New Era 59Fifty cap of their favorite team.

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May 09, 2019

Enter Round 3 of the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: The third round of the NHL playoffs begins tonight at 8 p.m. Pick the two teams that will compete for the Stanley Cup, the games required, the top goalie and scorer and two team prop bets.

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April 25, 2019

Enter Round 2 of the NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: The second round of the NHL playoffs begins tonight at 7 p.m. Pick the four teams that will advance out of the second round, the games required, the top goalie and scorer and two team prop bets.

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April 21, 2019

Flyers Put Kate Smith Statue on Waivers: The unusual relationship between Kate Smith and American pro sports has hit its final note. The Philadelphia Flyers have removed the old-time radio star's statue outside the arena and will no longer play her version of "God Bless America" at games, a good-luck tradition that began in 1969. The New York Yankees also dropped her song. Smith's ouster was sparked by two songs she performed in the 1930s that are staggeringly racist today.

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April 16, 2019

Alex Ovechkin Knocks Out Chippy Opponent in Fight: In only the fourth fight of his storied NHL career, Alex Ovechkin squared up against Andrei Svechnikov and knocked out the 19-year-old winger, putting him out of the first-round playoff game and into the league's concussion protocol. Carolina Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour wasn't happy about what happened to Svechnikov. "He's played 90 games, he's never fought in his life, and I'm pretty sure Ovi knew that," he said. "That stuff bothers me." Later he softened his tone and said, "He said our guy challenged him, so if that's the case, it's a little different."

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April 10, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NHL Playoff Pick 'Em: The NHL playoffs begin Wednesday night with five games. Our annual NHL Playoff Pick 'Em has returned. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require along with four prop bets. The winner over the entire playoffs receives a New Era 59Fifty cap of their favorite NHL team.

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