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Daniel And Henrik Sedin Announce Their Retirement

from Daniel and Henrik Sedin,

Dear Canucks fans,

Earlier this year we wrote a letter to the city, and to everyone who has supported us for the past 18 years. Many people were asking what the future holds. We said we'd take it one year at a time. We said when the time was right, we'd talk with our families and sit down with management to discuss it.

We started the year with the mindset that a decision would be made in the postseason. But it became clear, after discussions with our families throughout the year, that this will be our last season. This feels right for all of us.

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Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (April 2, 2018) – Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson, Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta and Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending April 1.

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Reselling Stanley Cup Playoff Tickets

from Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times,

Knights owners aren’t keen about having playoff games filled with opposing fans. So they’ve offered an interesting solution: Give season-ticket holders who take a “Knights Vow’’ not to resell seats through the team’s StubHub official secondary market partner a specially discounted playoff price.

Fans that opt out won’t get the discount.

At first, this seems an ideal compromise. It’s far better than some sports teams that block sales to fans outside of specific area codes or force season-ticket holders to resell only on certain partner platforms.

But it’s still a restriction of sorts. And that’s something fans here should be aware of before making the very expensive decision to buy season tickets for the NHL expansion franchise expected in June.

Simply put: the ability to resell seats has become a key factor in any season-ticket-buying decision. But being allowed to make those sales is hardly a constitutional guarantee. Teams employ fine print to warn they can revoke your season tickets at any time for a host of transgressions — some of which include reselling seats.


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Video- A Slowed Down Monday

The last Monday of the regular season, so let's slow down the NHL action.


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Brad Marchand Fined For A Cross-Check

NEW YORK (April 2, 2018) – Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald during NHL Game No. 1218 in Philadelphia on Sunday, April 1, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 18:55 of the second period. Marchand was assessed a minor penalty for cross-checking.

added 10:26am,


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A Look At The Carolina Hurricanes

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer,

It's fair to say the first few months of Tom Dundon's tenure as majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes haven't gone swimmingly. The night of the press conference announcing his ownership, the team blew a one-goal lead with four minutes to play and lost in regulation, an unfortunate harbinger of the early days of the long-awaited change in owners.

Throw in the stuttering and abortive search for a new general manager after the firing of Ron Francis last month and the team's general slide into further irrelevance, and there's not a lot Dundon can hang his baseball hat on, so far

With the Hurricanes' elimination from the playoffs Saturday with three games to play, the offseason can begin in earnest, and with that Dundon's plans for overhauling the franchise. There's only so much any owner can do in midseason; the window for real change opens now

Start with the general manager search, which was folly to do during the season. Not only was it going to be difficult to convince anyone to leave their current team in the midst of a playoff run, the Hurricanes were offering half of the market rate, which runs about $1 million per season, in hopes that someone would be intrigued enough by the challenge. That didn't happen, nor did anyone blow Dundon's socks off to the point where he was willing to up his offer to seven figures.


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The Western And Eastern Conference Playoff Race

Important games tonight- Colorado Avalanche at Los Angeles Kings and the Blues host the Capitals.



The teams in the East appear to be set but not the seedings.

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Video- NHL Action From The Games Played On Sunday

Just south of 5 minutes long.


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NHL Short Notes




Home Team in Caps
Nashville 4, TAMPA BAY 1
New Jersey 2, MONTREAL 1
Washington 3, PITTSBURGH 1
ANAHEIM 4, Colorado 3 (OT)

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Video- Chris Chelios On Hometown Hockey

via Sportsnet,

Chris Chelios talked about playing multiple musical instruments before discovering hockey, and then how he went from forward to defence.


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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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