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Seattle Band, Team Disagree on Reason for Cancellations

Musicians say it was the lyrics knocking Bezos, while Kraken blames drinking

(Newser) - A Seattle band says singing about Jeff Bezos being "a total jerk" ended the group's three-game residency early at the city's NHL arena, for which Amazon owns the naming rights. The Kraken suggested the group's drinking and unprofessional behavior were the problem, the Seattle Times reports,...

Fans Stood When Bobby Hull Wound Up for a Slap Shot

NHL Hall of Famer scored 610 times in NHL

(Newser) - Bobby Hull, a Hall of Fame winger and two-time NHL MVP who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 1961, has died. He was 84. The Blackhawks and the NHL Alumni Association announced Hull's death on Monday, the AP reports. There were no further details provided by...

NHL Star Blasts Trudeau on Gun Bill

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price calls PM 'unjust': 'I am not a criminal or a threat to society'

(Newser) - Canada has stricter gun laws than the United States, and after the April 2020 massacre in Nova Scotia—the country's deadliest mass shooting ever, with 22 fatally shot—Bill C-21 came into existence. It seeks to ban the purchase and import of handguns and "assault-style" guns across the...

After Broadcaster Mocks Him, NHL Player Has Classy Response
After Broadcaster
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Player Has
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After Broadcaster Mocks Him, NHL Player Has Classy Response

Pat Maroon donates to a mental health charity, encourages others to do the same

(Newser) - When a TV broadcaster mocked an NHL's player's weight, the player fired back on Twitter—but maybe not in the way you'd expect. Pat Maroon of the Tampa Bay Lightning donated to a mental health charity in the broadcaster's name and encouraged others to do the...

Evander Kane to Miss Months After Player Skates Over Wrist

Left with a deep cut, Evander Kane says he's still in shock after' extremely scary moment'

(Newser) - An NHL player was taken to a hospital Tuesday night after an opponent inadvertently skated over his wrist, leaving him with a deep cut. The injury occurred when Evander Kane, a forward for the Edmonton Oilers, fell to the ice during a game at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, CNN...

Young Hockey Player's Past Bullying Costs Him Again

Boston Bruins rescind contract with Mitchell Miller

(Newser) - For the second time , a young NHL prospect's history of bullying has cost him a shot at the big leagues. And it's not clear if 20-year-old Mitchell Miller will ever be allowed to play hockey in the NHL. The latest developments unfolded over the weekend, when the Boston...

NHL Has a New Scandal to Contend With

Tampa Bay Lightning suspends Ian Cole after woman alleges he sexually abused her as a minor

(Newser) - The Tampa Bay Lightning suspended defenseman Ian Cole pending an investigation into allegations made on social media that he sexually abused a woman when she was a minor. The Lightning said Sunday night they were fully cooperating with the NHL on an investigation and were making the decision to suspend...

Star Goalie's Career Takes Unexpected Turn in Russia
Star Goalie's
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Star Goalie's Career Takes Unexpected Turn in Russia

Ivan Fedotov, under contract with Philadelphia Flyers, detained over military service at home

(Newser) - Ivan Fedotov is a 25-year-old star goalie in Russia who seemed destined to duplicate the feat in the NHL, especially after the Philadelphia Flyers signed him to a contract in May. Now, however, his hockey future is very much in doubt—he was detained last week in Russia as a...

Stanley Cup Shows Up at Wrong House
Stanley Cup
Shows Up at Wrong House

Stanley Cup Shows Up at Wrong House

Neighbors of Colorado Avalanche's Gabe Landeskog got a memorable surprise

(Newser) - Lord Stanley arrived at the wrong house in Denver, and the mistake is making headlines. It seems the NHL's famed Stanley Cup (named after the aforementioned lord) was delivered to the wrong address on Monday, reports 9News . It was supposed to go to Colorado Avalanche captain Gabe Landeskog, but...

Stanley Cup Win Ends One Player's Remarkable Streak

Colorado championship denies Tampa's Patrick Maroon of his fourth straight

(Newser) - After years of playoff disappointments, the Colorado Avalanche are back atop hockey’s mountain after dethroning the two-time defending champions. Behind a goal and an assist from Nathan MacKinnon, the Avalanche won the Stanley Cup for the third time in franchise history and first in more than two decades by...

Punches Were Thrown on the Ice—and Then Off

New York Rangers fan facing assault charges after sucker punch caught on video

(Newser) - Thursday's hockey game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers ended with punches on and off the ice. Shortly after players traded blows to mark the end of the Lightning's 3-1 victory over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden, which put the Lightning up 3-2 in...

Police, NHL Probing Racist Threats Against Nazem Kadri

Colorado Avalanche player says a bottle was thrown at him also

(Newser) - The NHL said Monday that St. Louis police are investigating threats made toward Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri, who has been the subject of racist social media posts since he was involved in a collision that knocked Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington out for the rest of the series. Deputy Commissioner...

'RIP Flower': Another NHL Legend Is Gone
'We'll Miss You No. 10'

'We'll Miss You No. 10'

NHL legend Guy Lafleur is dead at 70

(Newser) - Last week, Mike Bossy died . Now, another NHL legend is gone: Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70, per the AP . That's why the hashtag #RIP Flower was trending on Twitter Friday, a...

China's Hockey 'Ringers' Lose 8-0 in Olympic Debut

15 of 25 players were born overseas

(Newser) - China's unusual Olympic men's hockey team had a rendezvous with reality in Beijing Thursday night. The team, described by the Guardian as a "squad of ringers" China put together when the country automatically qualified for the Olympic hockey tournament as host nation but didn't have a...

Report: NHL Is Pulling Out of the Olympics
NHL Confirms Players
Won't Be Going to Olympics

NHL Confirms Players Won't Be Going to Olympics

COVID disruptions mean going to Beijing is now unfeasible, commissioner says

(Newser) - Update: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed Wednesday that players would not be allowed to participate in the Beijing Olympics, making official what seemed inevitable in recent days when a rash of positive COVID-19 test results caused several teams to shut down, the AP reports. The league will use the previously...

NHL Institutes Leaguewide Shutdown Through Saturday
COVID Delivers
More Bad News to NHL

COVID Delivers More Bad News to NHL

League shuts down early for holiday

(Newser) - The NHL is beginning a leaguewide shutdown Wednesday amid a rise in positive COVID-19 test results among players, and with 10 of the league's 32 teams' schedules already paused and their facilities closed. The league announced Monday night that it will open its annual holiday break two days earlier...

Disarray Due to COVID in Sports World Continues

NBA postpones 5 mores games, NHL shuts down 2 more teams

(Newser) - The NBA on Sunday postponed a total of five games involving nine teams in response to rising coronavirus numbers, raising the number of contests that have been pushed back this season to seven, the AP reports. Called off were three Sunday games: Cleveland at Atlanta, Denver at Brooklyn and New...

With 10% of Players on COVID List, NHL Makes Changes
Next, NHL Tightens
COVID Protocols

Next, NHL Tightens COVID Protocols

The league has 10% of its players out of action

(Newser) - The NHL reintroduced stricter COVID-19 protocols Saturday that include daily testing and other steps in a bid to limit a growing outbreak among players and team personnel. The enhanced protocols will be put into effect immediately and last through Jan. 1, with an evaluation of their impact to take place...

NFL Reschedules 3 Games Over COVID Outbreaks

NHL and NBA also getting hit

(Newser) - Sports fans of any league: If you planned to watch some games this weekend, better check the schedules often, because COVID outbreaks are taking a toll:
  • NFL: The NFL is shifting three games that were scheduled for this weekend. The Browns-Raiders game is moving from Saturday to Monday, while the

Outbreaks Affect Leagues, and Outcome of Games

NFL Changes
COVID Protocols

NFL Changes COVID Protocols

Mask mandate is back after bad week for infections

(Newser) - Update: The NFL is adjusting its COVID-19 protocols in the face of increasing infections. Some of the changes could provide relief to teams that are shorthanded after outbreaks this week, ESPN reports. The policies, negotiated by the league and the players association, call for returning to a mask mandate in...

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