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The Joy of Six: in-game entertainment

From the sometimes deadly bombardment of the t-shirt cannon to the prowess of The Freeze, here are half-a-dozen traditions to liven up breaks in play Continue reading…

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Two weeks in hockey showed sport is no escape from society’s dark side

NHL coaches have been accused of racism and bullying this month. The only consolation is that it may force a change within the gameWho gets to decide what kind of sport hockey is? All it took was two high-profile dismissals in two weeks (with a third p…

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Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters accused of directing racist slurs at player

Team say they are taking allegations ‘very seriously’Akim Aliu made accusation earlier this weekThe future of Bill Peters, the Calgary Flames coach, is under question while the NHL and his team investigate allegations he directed racist slurs at a Nige…

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Why punching your opponent in hockey is fine but spitting on him is not

Hockey confrontations may appear as nothing more than mindless violence but there are unwritten rules even amidst the chaosWhen done properly, a hockey fight between two (or more) consenting adults is a beautiful tradition with its own rules. There’s a…

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Why punching your opponent in hockey is fine but spitting on him is not

Hockey confrontations may appear as nothing more than mindless violence but there are unwritten rules even amidst the chaosWhen done properly, a hockey fight between two (or more) consenting adults is a beautiful tradition with its own rules. There’s a…

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Garnet Hathaway ejected for spitting as Capitals and Ducks brawl

Forward spits on Erik Gudbranson after exchange of blowsStormy game ends in 5-2 victory for Washington CapitalsGarnet Hathaway was given a match penalty and thrown out for spitting on Anaheim’s Erik Gudbranson during the Washington Capitals’ 5-2 victor…

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It’s good Don Cherry is gone. It’ll be better if his successor represents today’s Canada

The problematic pundit’s sacking was long overdue. Now’s the time for Rogers Media to replace him with a truer reflection of Canada’s wonderfully diverse hockey sceneEvery Saturday night for the last 37 hockey seasons, Canadians have been subjected to …

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Don Cherry offered job by Russian hockey team to ‘talk whatever he thinks’

HC Dynamo Moscow of the KHL offers job to fired broadcasterCherry was fired by Sportsnet on Monday over racist commentsPundit stands by comments: ‘I know what I said and I meant it’Don Cherry might not be out of work for long.One day after the iconic C…

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Don Cherry offered job by Russian hockey team to ‘talk whatever he thinks’

HC Dynamo Moscow of the KHL offers job to fired broadcasterCherry was fired by Sportsnet on Monday over racist commentsPundit stands by comments: ‘I know what I said and I meant it’Don Cherry might not be out of work for long.One day after the iconic C…

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Hockey pundit Don Cherry fired by Sportsnet over xenophobic poppy rant

Famed hockey pundit fired by Sportsnet over racist commentsCherry attempted to shame immigrants for not buying poppiesLongtime Canadian hockey pundit Don Cherry has been fired by Sportsnet for on-air remarks about what he believes are new immigrants no…

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Broadcaster sorry for hockey pundit Don Cherry’s comments on immigrants

Cherry attempted to shame immigrants for not buying poppiesSportsnet apologized for pundit’s ‘discriminatory’ commentsA Canadian broadcast company has apologized for hockey commentator Don Cherry’s remarks about what he believes are new immigrants not …

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Broadcaster sorry for hockey pundit Don Cherry’s comments on immigrants

Cherry attempted to shame immigrants for not buying poppiesSportsnet apologized for pundit’s ‘discriminatory’ commentsA Canadian broadcast company has apologized for hockey commentator Don Cherry’s remarks about what he believes are new immigrants not …

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NHL 2019-20 predictions: our writers call the winners, losers and also-rans

Will Canada end the country’s title drought? Which player will dominate the league? Our NHL writers on what’s coming up this seasonFollowing some fairly disastrous calls (or non-calls) in the 2019 playoffs, the NHL altered both video review and the coa…

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New Jersey Devils acquire PK Subban from Predators in blockbuster trade

Devils add Subban hours after drafting Jack Hughes first overallSubban is three-time All-Star and former Norris Trophy winnerThe New Jersey Devils acquired PK Subban from the Nashville Predators on Saturday in exchange for Steven Santini, Jeremy Davies…

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St Louis Blues silence Boston Bruins in Game 7 to win first Stanley Cup title

Blues win 5-1 in Game 7 for first title in team’s 52-year historySt Louis center Ryan O’Reilly awarded Conn Smythe trophyGame 7: St Louis Blues 4-1 Boston Bruins – as it happenedRyan O’Reilly scored for the fourth straight game and rookie Jordan Binnin…

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St Louis Blues silence Boston Bruins in Game 7 to win first Stanley Cup title

Blues win 5-1 in Game 7 for first title in team’s 52-year historySt Louis center Ryan O’Reilly awarded Conn Smythe trophyGame 7: St Louis Blues 4-1 Boston Bruins – as it happenedRyan O’Reilly scored for the fourth straight game and rookie Jordan Binnin…

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Stanley Cup final Game 7: St Louis Blues v Boston Bruins – live!

NHL champion will be decided at TD Garden after bruising seriesEmail Beau with your thoughts or tweet @duresport 12.41am BST Hero/villain: Brad MarchandIn the first game of the season, with the Bruins suffering a 7-0 defeat in Washington, Brad Marchand…

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Stanley Cup final heads to deciding Game 7 after Bruins thrash Blues

Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask star in Bruins’ 5-1 victoryElectric home crowd in St Louis can’t prevent defeatLast Stanley Cup final Game 7 came in 2011Tuukka Rask made 28 saves, Brad Marchand had a goal and an assist, and the Boston Bruins beat the St …

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St Louis Blues silence Boston Bruins to move to brink of first Stanley Cup

Jordan Binnington makes 38 saves as Blues take 3-2 series leadSt Louis move within one win of franchise’s first Stanley CupJordan Binnington stopped 38 shots, and Ryan O’Reilly and David Perron scored for St Louis on Thursday night to give the Blues a …

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Bruins’ Chara takes puck to mouth as Blues level Stanley Cup with Game 4 win

St Louis beat Boston 4-2 in chaotic Game 4 to level series 2-2Zdeno Chara uncertain for Game 5 after painful injuryJust when the St Louis Blues had the Boston Bruins on their heels and chasing the game, they gave up a goal and the roar went right out o…