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NHL suspends Capitals’ Kuznetsov for 3 games

[ad_1] Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended three games for inappropriate conduct, the NHL announced Saturday.Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the 2019 IIHF World Championship on May 26. He will not appeal the suspension."I am once again sorry that I have disappointed my family, my teammates, and the Capitals organization and fans," Kuznetsov said in a statement. "I promise to do everything in my power to win
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Knights’ Theodore says he was treated for cancer

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS -- Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore says he underwent surgery for testicular cancer during the offseason and is expected to make a full recovery.Theodore revealed his cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment in an essay Thursday in The Players' Tribune.Theodore didn't indicate whether he will be ready for the start of training camp but did write that he "can't wait to be back doing what I love."
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NHL next? Four women officials blazing a new trail in pro hockey

[ad_1] Growing up in Massachusetts in the late 1980s and early '90s, there weren't as many opportunities for girls hockey, so Katie Guay played with the boys until ninth grade. She always tucked her hair under her helmet. "I did it so when I was going into the boards, I wasn't as easy of a target," says Guay, now 36.After graduating from Brown University in 2005, Guay began a post-hockey
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Inside Matt Duchene’s decision to sign with the Predators

[ad_1] When center Matt Duchene signed a seven-year, $56 million contract with the Nashville Predators this summer, the rest of the league barely batted an eye. "Come on," one prominent agent told me recently. "Everyone knew that was going to happen."Indeed, the 28-year-old Duchene -- who has also played for the Avalanche, Senators and Blue Jackets -- has been linked to the Predators for years. In a conversation with ESPN,
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‘We’re not going anywhere’ – NWHL’s Dani Rylan bullish on league’s future

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Dani Rylan believes professional women's hockey should grow and thrive. She doesn't believe that her league needs to be sacrificed for that to happen."We're not going anywhere," said Rylan, the commissioner of the National Women's Hockey League, during an hour-long conversation with ESPN last week in Brooklyn. "It's definitely disappointing, to say the least, when the people that you built a business for, or a platform
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Sharks sign Thornton, 40, to 1-year, $2M deal

[ad_1] SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Joe Thornton is coming back for another season at age 40, signing a one-year, $2 million contract with the San Jose Sharks on Friday after briefly contemplating retirement at the end of last season.Thornton decided in the offseason that he wasn't ready to hang it up after 21 seasons in the NHL, saying he'd only play in San Jose. The Sharks were eager to bring
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A way-too-early look at the NHL’s 2020 RFA panic

[ad_1] This summer, the NHL was split into two camps when it came to restricted free agents and their unsigned contracts covered in nervous droplets of flop sweat from general managers: Those who believed this was the new normal, and those who believed this offseason was an anomaly.I've been Team Anomaly. Things got weird this summer, and not just because our culture was briefly ruled by spiked seltzer and a
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NHL informs union it won’t terminate labor deal

[ad_1] The NHL has informed the NHL Players' Association it won't use its option to terminate the existing labor deal next year.The league announced its decision Friday, two days before its deadline to notify the union whether it would reopen collective bargaining talks. The union has until Sept. 15 to decide whether to terminate the agreement as of September 2020, two years before the existing deal expires.If the players opt
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Six ways the NHL can improve the in-arena experience

[ad_1] Show me someone in the sports media who is criticizing fans, and you're undoubtedly showing me someone who has forgotten what it's like to be one.I was reminded of this when Indianapolis Colts fans were called "just too stupid to breathe the same air we breathe" for booing their franchise quarterback off the field within hours of finding out that he was removing himself from the franchise.After hearing Andrew