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Video- TSN Original: The Mystery of Paul Ranger

via TSN's YouTubee page,

In 2009, former Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Paul Ranger vanished from the NHL, the reason for his departure was a mystery. After years of pain, support and victory Paul shares his story of mental health in the deeply personal TSN Original: The Mystery of Paul Ranger.


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Goalie- A Film On Terry Sawchuk

from the CP at Sportsnet,

A biopic tracing the brutal life and extraordinary career of goaltender Terry Sawchuk is hitting the big screen in March.

"Goalie" stars Mark O’Brien as the Winnipeg-born hockey great, whose run through the ’50s and ’60s established him as one of the winningest goaltenders in the National Hockey League’s history.

Kevin Pollak of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" plays general manager Jack Adams while O’Brien’s real-life wife Georgina Reilly of "Murdoch Mysteries" plays Sawchuk’s wife, Pat. The movie was shot in Sudbury, Ont.

Producers say the film follows Sawchuk from his youth in Winnipeg to Detroit, Boston, Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York between 1950 and 1970. That includes his 103 shutouts, the 400 stitches to his face, and tragic death at age 40 in 1970....

"Goalie" is set to open March 1 in Toronto and Vancouver, before hitting other cities in the spring.


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How Professional Sports Organizations Like NHL Profit From Social Media

The success of today’s NHL, and all American professional sports for that matter, depends greatly on the state of their social media profiles. While television and sports magazines once presented the prime source of information for NHL events nationwide, today’s fans rely more on the content that gets posted on social media.

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Former NHL Player Dan Maloney Has Passed Away

He was 68 years of age.


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Video- Paul Bissonnette Shows Jalen Ramsey Some Hockey

via the YouTube page of the NHL,

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey receives an up-close experience to NHL action as Paul Bissonnette shows him some VIP treatment for the Nashville Predators' game against the Boston Bruins in Episode 1 of NHL First Timer.


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Golfer Bryson DeChambeau Suffers A ‘Hockey’ Injury

from Brentley Romine of GolfWeek,

Notice the bandage on Bryson DeChambeau’s hand Sunday at TPC Summerlin? Turns out, DeChambeau injured his right hand on Saturday night while trying to pump up the crowd at an NHL game in Las Vegas.

DeChambeau was a special guest of the Las Vegas Golden Knights and was asked to “ring the siren” before the start of the third quarter. While cranking the air horn, DeChambeau said Sunday that he “ripped part of my hand off.”

“I’m like, ‘Wow, I’m really in some doo-doo; not in a good place,’” DeChambeau said.


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Mike Keenan Is Battling Prostate Cancer

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

Mike Keenan's fearlessness comes through as clear as the stern directions he used to give his players.

"So far, so good," the 68-year-old former NHL coach said at the start of a phone interview Wednesday.

Keenan has prostate cancer. The coach who led the New York Rangers to the 1994 Stanley Cup championship and won 672 NHL games, ninth all-time, was diagnosed in May and on Sept. 18 had a procedure called prostate brachytherapy, an implantation of seeds into the prostate that slowly dissolve, releasing radiation to kill the cancer cells.

He said he could have opted for a prostatectomy, the surgical removal of the prostate, or regular rounds of daily radiation treatments, but doctors at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, where he was treated, told him his cancer made him a candidate for the brachytherapy, a one-day treatment that uses needles to implant the seeds.

He's scheduled to have a checkup early next month to determine if any of the seeds dislodged from the prostate and if the cancer has spread.

"It's a positive prognosis because they caught it early and it wasn't extreme cancer," Keenan said. "It was moderate, and you can have less moderate or more extreme. For example, the procedure I did have, not everyone qualifies for it. If you're more advanced or you have a more extreme diagnosis than I had, most likely you have to have surgery to remove your prostate."


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Morning Line- Joe Murphy

“The people here are so kind and they love hockey and I love to talk about hockey, here’s the truth. I’m sleeping on the ground right here and I’m worried about my health. I am soaking wet and cold all of the time. I have a headache. My head is pounding. I need a place to stay. I’m disappointed that no one from hockey has been in touch with me but I’m not mad at the alumni. I don’t need money. I know I wouldn’t spend it properly. But I need help. I’m also just a little disappointed with my life. I’ve made some bad choices.”

-former NHL player Joe Murphy.  Rick Westhead of TSN has more.

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Morning Line- David Booth


More tweets on this topic in Booth's timeline.

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A Defensive Back In The NFL Feels He Could Play In The NHL In 6 Months, Doesn’t Know How To Skate

viaCody Benjamin of CBS Sports,

If you haven't figured out by now that Jalen Ramsey likes to talk, well, you haven't been keeping up with the NFL this summer.

Not long after drawing a brief suspension for going after the media on Twitter, the Jacksonville Jaguars' outspoken cornerback decided to give a no-holds-barred rundown of NFL quarterbacks, several of which he deemed "trash." Now, in a sitdown with Mina Kimes for ESPN The Magazine, Ramsey has unfiltered himself yet again, calling out Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski among others.

His latest sentiments make it clear that he doesn't lack confidence in himself, but one particular remark, buried beneath the talk of fellow NFL players, makes it doubly apparent.

The remark where he suggests he could play another professional sport if he really wanted to.

"He's never tried skating," Kimes writes, "but if he trained for six months, he says, he could probably crack the NHL."

The National Hockey League! That's a bold claim for someone who admits to never setting foot on the ice before, but Kimes insists that Ramsey isn't exaggerating.

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