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4:02 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Chicago Blackhawks took a chainsaw to their blue-line logjam on Monday, waiving veteran defenseman Cody Franson. The Blackhawks had been carrying eight defensemen. The emergence of Jordan Oesterle, 25, as a top-pairing partner of star Duncan Keith as well as the improved play of third-pairing defenders Gustav Forsling and
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It takes some time to digest the 12 days and 31 games of the World Junior Championships. Canada is the champion again after an incredible team effort that saw contributions from everywhere, right down to 13th forward Tyler Steenbergen. He became the unlikely hero by scoring the gold-medal-winning goal with just 1:40 remaining in the
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11:40 AM ET ESPN.com Staff Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Every team has a mandated break of at least five days in a row during the 2017-18 season. Find out when your team is on a bye here. Anaheim Ducks: Jan. 7-12 Arizona Coyotes: Jan. 7-11 Boston Bruins: Jan. 8-12 Buffalo Sabres:
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3:20 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The silver medal was placed around Swedish captain Lias Andersson’s neck, the traditional award for the team that loses the final game at the Under-20 IIHF World Junior Championship. Canada had defeated Sweden for gold on Friday night. Andersson frankly wasn’t having any of it. He glanced at the silver
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GUELPH, Ontario — Bruce Hood, the former NHL referee who worked 1,100 games over 21 seasons, died Friday of prostate cancer. He was 81. Kevin Hood said his father died at a hospice surrounded by family in Guelph. Bruce Hood was on the ice for some of the NHL’s most iconic moments, including Bobby Orr’s
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Canada and Sweden will face off for gold medal at the world junior hockey championship Friday night. “I think it’s the two best teams that are going to meet,” Swedish goaltender Filip Gustavsson said. Gustavsson made 29 saves and Sweden had a three-goal third period to beat the defending champion United States
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