Professional hockey

FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Carl Hagelin skates with the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa, Fla. Hagelin is one of several players who could’ve probably cashed out even richer contracts by going to free agency and opted instead to re-sign with their current teams. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)
June 25, 2019 - 11:09 pm
Erik Karlsson wanted some time and space. When the San Jose Sharks acquired the Norris Trophy-winning defenseman in a trade last September, he and his wife told them up front they wouldn't sign a long-term contract until they played a season to see if it was a fit. They gave general manager Doug...
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St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube carries the Stanley Cup after the Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 25, 2019 - 2:52 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues made official Tuesday what everyone had expected the moment Craig Berube led St. Louis to a remarkable turnaround capped by the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history. They stripped the interim tag from his title and signed him to three-year contract. Berube...
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Hayley Wickenheiser poses for a portrait in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Canadian women's hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser is expected to headline the Hockey Hall of Fame's class of 2019 that could also include Daniel Alfredsson among the former NHL player inductees. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 25, 2019 - 1:56 pm
Hayley Wickenheiser was a lock to make the Hockey Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility and is the headliner of the induction class of 2019. The Canadian hockey star was announced as part of the six-member class Tuesday that includes former NHL players Sergei Zubov and Guy Carbonneau, Czech...
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New Jersey Devils forward Jack Hughes, center right, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NHL draft, poses for photographers with former NHL player Kevin Weekes, far left, Josh Harris, second from left, managing partner of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, and Ray Shero, Devils executive vice president and general manager, during a news conference introducing the prospect to local media, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
June 25, 2019 - 12:15 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Devils introduced No. 1 overall pick Jack Hughes to New Jersey on Tuesday — even though he is already sharing the spotlight. The Devils have given notice they might be re-emerging as a contender with an encouraging draft and the stunning acquisition of six-time All-Star...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets' Matt Duchene, left, battles Boston Bruins' Jake DeBrusk (74) for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston. Duchene is one of the top players available in free agency.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
June 24, 2019 - 2:05 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Where many express concern, Jarmo Kekäläinen says he sees only opportunity regarding the uncertain state of the Columbus roster a week before NHL free agency. To Kekäläinen, the fear of possibly losing stars such as Matt Duchene, Artemi Panarin and goalie Sergei...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, part-owners, from left to right, Jerry Bruckheimer and David Bonderman pose with Tod Leiweke and a hockey stick during a news conference naming Leiweke as the president and CEO for a prospective NHL expansion team in Seattle. More than six months after the NHL announced its 32nd franchise, what's happening in Seattle remains a curiosity in the hockey community. With the draft in Vancouver and Seattle team president and CEO Leiweke and part-owner Bruckheimer hanging out for the weekend, it amplified the questions about what is to come next for the yet-to-be-named franchise a couple hours to the south. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 23, 2019 - 5:42 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — While the selections of Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kaako and the P.K. Subban trade all got their deserved attention during the NHL draft, one of the biggest crowds of the weekend surrounded a 59-year-old team executive and a Hollywood filmmaker. More than six months...
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June 23, 2019 - 1:15 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and union chief Don Fehr are in favor of rebooting the World Cup of Hockey tournament and holding it every four years. The stumbling block to laying out a long-term calendar of international competition, however, revolves around the...
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New York Rangers draft pick Kaapo Kakko, left; New Jersey Devils pick Jack Hughes, center; and Chicago Blackhawks pick Kirby Dach pose for photos during the first round of the NHL hockey draft Friday, June 21, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 7:00 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The traditional team-by-team roll call to open the second day of the NHL draft hadn't yet begun when the league's looming salary-cap crunch began overshadowing the final six rounds Saturday. Norris Trophy-winning defenseman P.K. Subban is off to New Jersey...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019 file photo, Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) looks on during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo, N.Y. The New Jersey Devils have acquired Subban from the Nashville Predators in exchange for Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies and a pair of draft picks, Saturday, June 22. . (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
June 22, 2019 - 2:17 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The revamp of the New Jersey Devils now includes one of the top defensemen in the NHL to go along with No. 1 overall draft pick Jack Hughes. The Devils made the biggest move of the second day of the NHL draft Saturday before any picks were made by acquiring All-...
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Top draft picks New York Rangers' Kaapo Kakko, New Jersey Devils' Jack Hughes and Chicago Blackhawks' Kirby Dach pose during the first round of the NHL hockey draft Friday, June 21, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 22, 2019 - 11:10 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on the NHL draft (all times local): 11:08 a.m. Another Q is coming to Chicago. The Blackhawks have acquired John Quenneville in a trade with the New Jersey Devils. Quenneville is the second cousin of former Chicago coach Joel Quenneville, who led the...
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