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Sabres send first-round pick Sam Reinhart back to juniors

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 31, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Buffalo Sabres did the best thing they could possibly do for the development of their first-round draft pick, Sam Reinhart.


They sent him out of Buffalo.


The team announced on Friday morning that it has sent Reinhart, after giving him a nine-game look in the NHL, back to his junior team, the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League. Had they kept him in the NHL it would have used up a year of his entry level contract and that ...

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Lightning finds spark with creative line combo

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 30, 2014 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The line blender turns on for many reasons during the course of an NHL season.


Impatience by the coach, bad chemistry among linemates, stagnant offense or defensive responsibility are among the many of the reasons line combinations get mixed.But sometimes, necessity is the mother of invention to whip up some chemistry.


That happened for the trio of Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov, put together for stretches of the second period...

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Will the Edmonton Oilers bring their winning ways West

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

After a dismal 0-4-1 start to the 2014 campaign the Edmonton Oilers have collected the maximum two points in each of their last four contests. Hockey fans in Edmonton are ecstatic as they should be. This is the longest winning streak the team has been on in about two seasons. Perhaps, these are even the most significant games the franchise has won since the launch of HockeyFanLand back in 2010.

To be .50...

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Who's powering the Senators and Islanders?

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 27, 2014 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Life after Jason Spezza is supposed to put the Senators in line for another struggle-filled season. So far that’s not been the case this season, however. The Senators are off to a great start. They opened the season with a 3-2 loss to Nashville, but then beat Tampa Bay 3-2, Florida 1-0, and Colorado 5-3 before capping it off with a 3-2 win over Columbus.


All told, the Senators are 4-1 and a...

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Oilers' have won three straight games

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 26, 2014 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

For the first time since January the Edmonton Oilers have strung together a three-game winning streak, after beating the winless Carolina Hurricanes 6 - 3 Friday night. With the victory the Edmonton Oilers improved to 3-4-1 on the season.  

Head coach Dallas Eakins, Has begun to show more trust in his youthful first line and it has paid off. Last night, Jordan Eberle Scored his first two goals of the season and added a helper.  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Remains...

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Las Vegas could be the new home of an NHL team

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 24, 2014 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Billionaire William Foley is betting hockey will sell in Sin City .


Foley is in advanced talks with the NHL about bringing the first major league sports franchise to Las Vegas, The Post has learned.


“He’s the real deal,” a source said. “He has deep pockets.


His goal is to bring an NHL team to Vegas starting with the 2017-18 season, which would mark the league’s 100th anniversary.


If he su...

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Zdeno Chara to Miss 4-6 Weeks With Knee Injury

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on October 24, 2014 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The Bruins are about to get a taste of what it's like to live without their most indispensable player.


Zdeno Chara, who left Thursday night's loss to the Islanders in the first period after a huge, open ice hit of Islanders' captain John Tavares, is out 4-6 weeks.


Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said Chara's injury is a tear in the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a Friday press conference.


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