Gary Bettman turns up heat on Ottawa, Calgary to get arenas built

MONTREAL – So, have you heard that they need new NHL arenas in Calgary and Ottawa? The commissioner is certainly aware. Amid growing talk about Houston’s desire to land a hockey team, and with Seattle pushing towards finally getting an NHL-ready building, Gary Bettman gently pointed out that his league has some budding dance partners. Lest anyone More...

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Maple Leafs’ chances are improving with the fewer they allow

Whether they are with or without Auston Matthews, the Maple Leafs want to emulate the type of defensive effort they gave in a 1-0 overtime win over New Jersey on Thursday. That task would be easier with Matthews, More...

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Q&A: Canadian captain Poulin sets bar on and off ice

When you step onto the ice with Canadian national team captain Marie-Philip Poulin, even to do an interview, you realize very quickly that this is one special hockey player. She grabs a puck and flips it into More...

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TFC’s Jozy Altidore avoids longer suspension over halftime tunnel fight with Red Bulls players

By Neil DavidsonThe Canadian Press Fri., Nov. 17, 2017 Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore has escaped a longer ban over his red card for a halftime tunnel melee during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal. Toronto More...

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Houston’s NHL bid changes relocation, expansion landscape

Earlier this year Tilman Fertitta bought the NBA’s Houston Rockets and the Toyota Center for a cool $ 2.2 billion. And now that he has the Rockets and the arena, Fertitta’s next task is securing more guaranteed More...

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5 things we learned in NHL: Can anyone stop Stamkos, Kucherov?

The NHL’s leading scorers continued their sensational form, while the Toronto Maple Leafs keep winning without Auston Matthews. Here are five things we learned in the NHL on Thursday night. Live stream More...

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Top pick Nico Hischier flying high with Devils

Nico Hischier was all smiles before another huge media scrum at the Air Canada Centre Thursday morning. The top pick in last June’s draft is flying high in his rookie season — tied for third in freshmen scoring More...

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Oilers fail to live up to West’s best in loss against Blues

It was the kind of night you were going to remember for a while. The best line in the Western Conference on the best team in the Western Conference was in town — the Edmonton Oilers were going to go head to head More...

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Joey Votto says losing closest MVP vote in nearly 40 years is ‘so cool’

By The Canadian Press Thu., Nov. 16, 2017 When Canada’s Joey Votto heard that he had narrowly lost out on the National League MVP award, the Cincinnati Reds star was more shocked than disappointed. Not More...

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Relief finally comes as Nylander ends scoring drought

TORONTO – William Nylander was twisting himself up in knots. He had gone 11 games without scoring a goal and came out like a dog on a bone trying to change his fortune. He forechecked, forced turnovers, fought More...