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Video- A Look At Rasmus Dahlin

via Sportsnet's YouTube channel,

The consensus overall No. 1 NHL draft prospect Rasmus Dahlin is in heady company, already drawing comparisons to countryman Erik Karlsson.

 

 

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Coverage Of The World Junior Championship On The NHL Network

December 18, 2017 – As the exclusive U.S. TV home of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, NHL Network will provide extensive coverage of the tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., including live game telecasts plus comprehensive previews, highlights, analysis and interviews within its studio programming and via @NHLNetwork on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Morning Line- Jari Kurri On The 2018 Winter Olympics

It’s definitely not the same tournament. It’s a sad story that the NHL players won’t be there and the best players won’t be there. I think, it will hurt hockey and it will hurt the fans because they would like to see the best players.

For the players who grew up playing hockey it was a dream to play in the Olympics, put their country’s flag on and to celebrate the Olympics with the whole family. The Olympics are not about hockey, they are about other sports. Cross-country skiers, ski jumpers are there, they are like a big family enjoying the Olympics. It’s a sad story.

There’s a lot of politics, money involved. I don’t want to still see it as a secondary tournament. I think, players who are going to be invited there should be proud of having the chance that other players enjoy.

-Jari Kurri at RT.com where you can read more or watch a 26 minute video of the interview.

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Recap Of USA Hockey Hall Of Fame Inductions

from Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com,

Scott Young knows what it is like to be part of an influx of talent. He was there in 1996 on the USA Hockey roster that won the World Cup of Hockey, part of a group of American players that would come to be known as the greatest generation, one that included Pat LaFontaine and Brian Leetch and Mike Modano and Keith Tkachuk.

He sees something familiar happening now.

"USA Hockey has done such a tremendous job," said Young, who was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Wednesday. "I think you see right from the grassroots of it now when you look at the ADM [American Development Model], the NTDP [National Team Development Program]. There's a clear path now.

"Right now, USA Hockey is in the hunt for all the gold medals in the world championships at every level. They've obviously done it right, and I think there are a lot of countries that are trying to copy the U.S. now."

It was a hot topic amongst the inductees to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. In addition to Young, Ron Wilson, the all-time winningest American head coach in NHL history; Jack Parker, the longtime Boston University coach; Ben Smith, who served as head coach of the 1998, 2002, and 2006 women's Olympic teams; and Kevin Collins, who officiated more than 2,000 NHL games, were honored. Peter Lindberg and Dave Ogrean received the Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding contribution to hockey in the United States.

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Below, USA Hockey press release on the inductees...

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The TSN Insiders Tonight

The TSN Hockey Insiders discuss the likelihood of the Senators trading Erik Karlsson, Ottawa's need of recouping draft picks, the latest on Evander Kane potentially being moved, and injuries to a pair of Team Canada WJC returnees.

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Russian doping scandal could endanger the Winter Games

By Stacy,

Who would want to be on the International Olympic Committee? When the NHL announced that it would not be participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics, it dealt a cruel body blow, but now, the absence of one of the most significant nations in winter sports has to cast the viability of the event itself into doubt.

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Morning Line- Ilya Kovalchuk

"Going to the Olympics is a must. Refusal means surrender. We understand perfectly that the IOC decision is simply politics, and who it is directed against. [We] more or less knew there would be such a decision. But if the athletes go [to Pyeongchang] it will bring the country together. All clean athletes must go. We are athletes, we have nothing to do with politics. For us, it will be an important tournament, it won’t be different from any other.” 

“Patriotism and love for our country is in our hearts. There’s no need to shout about it, or even to carry the flag on our chest. God willing, we will manage to perform well and we will sing the anthem.”

“The Olympics is a significant event in ice hockey, in any case. I can’t say that we hold any sort of grudge. Rather, it’s a lack of understanding. After all, we are just athletes, who train every day, practice our craft and dream about representing our country. Yes, they took our flag and anthem, but not our honor and convictions! We know that we are Russians and represent the best country in the world. I believe our fans will supports us even more. We will try to do everything to justify their hopes.”

-Ilya Kovalchuk, RT.com has a bit more on this topic.

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The TSN Insiders Tonight

The TSN Hockey Insiders discuss how Russia's Olympic ban could affect the hockey tournament in PyeongChang, why the KHL's decision to go or not go might affect the way Hockey Canada builds its Olympic team, the latest on the NHL's interest in Seattle, and the Hurricanes' future in Carolina.

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Russia Banned From The Winter Olympics

from Rebecca R. Ruiz and Tariq Panja of the New York Times,

Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound. Any athletes from Russia who receive special dispensation to compete will do so as individuals wearing a neutral uniform, and the official record books will forever show that Russia won zero medals.

That was the punishment issued Tuesday to the proud sports juggernaut that has long used the Olympics as a show of global force but was exposed for systematic doping in previously unfathomable ways.

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Sid’s Sister

from Seth Berkman at the New York Times,

In her third year at St. Cloud State, Taylor Crosby has become absorbed in ethics and philosophy courses.

“I like those because they’re open-ended,” said Crosby, a goalie on the Huskies’ women’s hockey team. “There’s like a billion answers.”

Through much of her adolescence, hockey seemed to be the only topic anyone wanted to discuss with her. That’s natural when your older brother is one of the sport’s biggest stars.

The comparisons, the constant questions from the news media and strangers wanting to know more about her brother, Sidney, were overwhelming and invasive at times. Carving her own identity, particularly on the ice, became more challenging as her only sibling’s spotlight grew with each Stanley Cup (three so far) and individual accolade.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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