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Montreal Canadiens choose player with 31st pick who asked not to be drafted

Montreal choose player who was convicted of crime last yearLogan Mailloux asked teams not to select him in NHL draftBuffalo Sabres select Michigan’s power with first overall pickThe Montreal Canadiens stunned the rest of the NHL on Friday night by taki…

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Luke Prokop’s choice to live an open and authentic life marks a new normal in sport | RK Russell

After finally moving past outdated notions of consequence and loss based on little to no actual evidence, we’re on the cusp of the most open and progressive era of male pro sports in historyLuke Prokop of the Nashville Predators became the first active…

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Predators’ Luke Prokop becomes first player on NHL contract to come out as gay

Defenseman hopes announcement will help his gameTeam and league welcome 19-year-old’s statementNashville Predators defenseman Luke Prokop has become the first active player under NHL contract to announce he is gay.The 19-year-old made the announcement …

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‘A spiritual necessity’: the cultural heft of the Montreal Canadiens’ playoff run

The Habs’ ultimately doomed title challenge served as a reminder of just how deep the storied team’s social imprint goes across the north. Just don’t call them Canada’s teamFor such a storied team, it’s inevitable that you step back into the past to fi…

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Lightning strikes twice: Tampa Bay mint NHL dynasty with Stanley Cup repeat

Lightning win 1-0 in Game 5 to clinch second straight Cup titleTampa Bay goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy named playoff MVP Quieting the din inside Amalie Arena for just a moment, Gary Bettman looked over to the Tampa Bay Lightning and reached back into t…

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Dogged Canadiens take Game 4 from Tampa Bay to avoid Stanley Cup sweep

Josh Anderson’s OT winner lifts Habs to 3-2 win over LightningTampa Bay still hold 3-1 lead in best-of-seven Stanley Cup finalJosh Anderson jumped back into the play, and the Montreal Canadiens killed Tampa Bay’s chance for a Stanley Cup sweep.Anderson…

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Blue Jackets’ Matiss Kivlenieks dies in fireworks-related accident aged 24

Kivlenieks, 24, dies after fleeing hot tub and hitting headLatvian Hockey Federation confirmed death on MondayLatvia’s Matiss Kivlenieks, a candidate to be the Columbus Blue Jackets’ future starting goaltender, died in Michigan on Sunday night after fl…

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Tampa Bay Lightning on cusp of Stanley Cup repeat after Game 3 blitz of Montreal

Lightning score twice in opening minutes of 6-3 win over HabsTampa Bay take commanding 3-0 lead in best-of-seven seriesTyler Johnson and the quick-strike Tampa Bay Lightning moved a victory away from successfully defending their title, beating the Mont…

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Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid wins second Hart Trophy as NHL’s top player

Oilers captain joins Gretzky as only unanimous MVP winnersVegas’ Fleury wins first career Vezina Trophy as best goaltenderRangers’ Fox wins first Norris trophy as NHL’s top defensemanConnor McDavid’s award-winning season came with one regret. In earnin…

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Kucherov stars as Lightning crush Canadiens in Stanley Cup final opener

Stanley Cup final Game 1: Montreal 1-5 Tampa BayCanadiens appear in their first final since 1993Playoff scoring leader Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 18 saves to outplay Carey Price and lead the Tampa B…

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Kucherov stars as Lightning crush Canadiens in Stanley Cup final opener

Stanley Cup final Game 1: Montreal 1-5 Tampa BayCanadiens appear in their first final since 1993Playoff scoring leader Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist and Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 18 saves to outplay Carey Price and lead the Tampa B…

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Would bringing back NHL’s brawling enforcers make hockey safer?

As the Stanley Cup finals start on Monday night, it’s worth considering whether we need to rethink how the game is playedThe 2021 Stanley Cup finals start on Monday night as the Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning prepare to scrap for the title….

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Lehkonen propels Montreal Canadiens into first Stanley Cup final since 1993

Lehkonen’s overtime winner lifts Montreal to 3-2 win in Game 6Canadiens back in final for record 35th time but first since 1993Artturi Lehkonen scored 1:39 into overtime, Carey Price stopped 37 shots and the Montreal Canadiens advanced to the Stanley C…

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‘I’m a lighter me’: Can Mike Tyson and psychedelics help boxers with brain trauma?

The former heavyweight champion says psychedelics would have helped him with his mental health during his career. Some scientists and companies agreeThe peyote cactus is central to many of the rituals of the indigenous Huichol tribe of Mexico. The brig…

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Seattle Kraken officially become 32nd NHL team after final $650m payment

Kraken make final payment, officially become 32nd NHL teamSeattle club will build roster through 21 July expansion draftThe Seattle Kraken are free to make trades and sign players after making their final expansion payment to the National Hockey League…

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Seattle Kraken officially become 32nd NHL team after final $650m payment

Kraken make final payment, officially become 32nd NHL teamSeattle club will build roster through 21 July expansion draftThe Seattle Kraken are free to make trades and sign players after making their final expansion payment to the National Hockey League…

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Republicans want Black people to disappear. Sports leagues can help stop them | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I know from personal experience that protest has its costs. But by banding together we can stop those who would subvert democracyAthletes, politicians and even corporate America have been speaking out about the recent Republican-led legislation in Geor…

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‘Miracle on Ice’ star Mark Pavelich killed himself, examiner rules

Former player died at Minnesota treatment center aged 63Pavelich assisted on goal that beat USSR at 1980 OlympicsLast month’s death of “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey player Mark Pavelich was ruled a suicide a Minnesota medical examiner said on Monday….

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Eighteen is enough: Buffalo Sabres finally snap historic losing streak

Sabres defeat Flyers to end franchise-record winless streakBuffalo went 0-15-3 since previous win on 23 FebruaryEmbarrassment for Brandon Montour and the Buffalo Sabres turned into relief on Wednesday night.The Sabres ended their 18-game skid – the NHL…

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NHL magic, north London derby memories and very long drives | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup includes big six-hitting from Kieron Pollard and a desperate last-ditch challenge1) It’s the north London derby this weekend and no one has a clue which Arsenal or Tottenham will turn up at the Emirates. What is known is that there …