For fathers and sons, professional sports have always been a fun way to bond and grow closer together, and hockey is no different. Plenty of kids from big Eastern metropolises, to rural Canadian farmland, and everywhere in-between develop a love for hockey from their parents.
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Longtime left winger Simon Gagne on Tuesday announced his retirement, after 14 NHL seasons.
Gagne last suited up for the Boston Bruins, scoring three goals and one assist over 23 games in 2014-15. He took a leave of absence from the team in December to be with his father, Pierre, and did not return following his death.
The New Jersey Devils are in the midst of one of the most polarizing offseasons in franchise history — arguably their most drastic offseason since relocating to New Jersey in 1982.
The ownership group for the proposed NHL expansion club in Las Vegas has ponied up the non-refundable deposit, and appears to be on track to secure the city’s first professional sports team. Read more
The first round of the NHL Draft has come and gone, bringing about its usual excitement, unpredictability and the inevitable booing of Gary Bettman.
The Manchester Monarchs closed the book on their time in the American League with a bang on Saturday, as they won the franchise’s first-ever Calder Cup with a 2-1 win over the Utica Comets.
Courtesy of a Sven Baertschi natural hat trick, the Utica Comets on Thursday took a 2-1 series lead over Grand Rapids in the Western Conference final.
While the Rangers convincingly forced a Game 7 on Tuesday (not a bad problem to have when you have a goalie as automatic in seventh games as Henrik Lundqvist is), their American League counterparts aren’t enjoying as much success in their Eastern Conference final against Manchester. Read more
In the only Calder Cup playoff game of the night, the Hartford Wolf Pack on Tuesday beat Providence 2-1 to force the deciding Game 5. Read more
The top-seeded Manchester Monarchs took the first game of their series with Portland on Thursday, winning 5-2 thanks to two-goal efforts from Jordan Weal and Brian O’Neill. Vincent LoVerde scored as well in an empty net, and added two assists. Jean-Francois Berube’s work in goal was essentially cut out for him as he saw just 16 shots, but let two of them in. Read more