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Judge Denies Request To Block Funds For New Detroit Arena

Jun 20, 2017 4:13 PM

A judge has denied a request to block some public funding for Little Caesars Arena and the Detroit Pistons' move from the suburbs.

U.S. District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith issued his decision late Monday, saying a requested injunction would cause "catastrophic damage" to Detroit.

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NHL Salary Cap To Rise To $75M In 2017-18

Jun 18, 2017 6:46 PM

The salary cap will rise by $2 million for the 2017-18 season to an upper limit of $75 million, the NHL and its players' union announced Sunday.

The lower limit is set at $55.4 million, while the adjusted midpoint is $65.2 million, according to the joint announcement.

The expansion Vegas Golden Knights must spend at least to the salary floor in their first season.

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Andrew Barroway Becomes Coyotes' Sole Owner

Jun 12, 2017 1:00 PM

Andrew Barroway has bought out the minority owners of the Arizona Coyotes and is now the team's sole owner, according to multiple reports.

Barroway is committed to keeping the Coyotes in Arizona, according to the reports.

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Isles Looking At Belmont Park, Willets Point For New Arena

Apr 22, 2017 1:24 AM

The Islanders are looking at Belmont Park as the site for their new hockey arena and plan to submit a bid to the state of New York, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday.

Bettman also mentioned the land next to the Mets' Citi Field in Willets Point as a possible spot for the team, while noting that the team's former home, a renovated Nassau Coliseum is "not a long-term option."

"Yes, there is an RFP [request for proposal] for Belmont and I know they are going to participate in that," Bettman told a group from the The Associated Press Sports Editors in New York, according to Newsday. "I believe that everyone thinks there is a terrific opportunity there, if not at Willets Point, to create a more hockey friendly environment for the Islanders, which is something [Islanders co-owner] Scott [Malkin] is committed to do."

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IIHF Still Hopeful For An NHL Olympic Resolution

Mar 27, 2017 5:24 PM

The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation remains hopeful for an NHL Olympic resolution but again made it clear that skipping the tournament in South Korea in 2018, then coming back to play in Beijing in 2022, is not the way to go.

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Patent Office Denies Vegas Golden Knights' Trademark

Dec 9, 2016 12:33 AM

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has denied the Vegas Golden Knights' trademark application a little more than two weeks after the new NHL franchise unveiled its name and logo.

The office on Wednesday cited potential confusion with the team name for the College of Saint Rose in New York, which is also the Golden Knights. The Las Vegas franchise is set to take the ice next season.

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Lindros Says Canada Needs Concussion Standards

Dec 7, 2016 1:36 AM

Hockey Hall of Famer Eric Lindros says Canada needs a national standard to diagnose and treat concussions in sports.

He joined former pro hockey and football players at a conference Tuesday to discuss a protocol that could be taught in schools to help young athletes recognize a head injury.

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NHLPA Rejects Offer To Extend CBA For Winter Olympics

Dec 3, 2016 1:19 AM

The NHL Players' Association, as anticipated, has rejected the league's proposal to extend the collective bargaining agreement three years in exchange for Olympic participation.

The news was the result largely expected from the moment the NHLPA received a verbal offer from the league, in large part because of the players' unhappiness with escrow payments in the CBA.

The union informed the NHL officially on Friday of the offer's rejection, an NHLPA spokesman told ESPN.com.

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ESPN Host John Saunders Dies At 61

Aug 10, 2016 3:32 PM

John Saunders, one of the familiar on-air faces of ESPN for nearly 30 years, has died. He was 61.

Saunders hosted studio and play-by-play programming. He covered college football, basketball and the NHL for the network, in addition to anchoring SportsCenter. He was also host of The Sports Reporters.

Born in Canada, Saunders was an all-star defenseman in the junior hockey leagues of Montreal. He played at Western Michigan and Ryerson Polytechnical in Toronto before becoming one of the most prominent broadcasters of his time.

 

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Wayne Gretzky Rookie Card Sells For $465K

Aug 5, 2016 1:09 AM

A Wayne Gretzky rookie card sold for a hockey card record of $465,000 on Thursday night in Atlantic City.

The bidder, who requested anonymity, paid more than four times the value of the same 1979 O-Pee-Chee Gretzky gem mint card. When the card sold in 2011 for $94,000, it was then the record.

 

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Woman Sues Evander Kane For Aledged Injuries
Evander Kane's actions are described as "unwanted, unconsented to, violent and offensive in nature physical battery," according to court papers.

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Bettman: Refutes Concussions' Link To CTE
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says there is not enough data to draw conclusions between concussions and long-term brain degeneration.

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NHL Reviewing Possible Tampering By Canucks
The NHL is reviewing whether to penalize the Canucks for tampering by expressing interest in acquiring players under contract.

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NHL Salary Cap Sees Small Increase To $73M
The new NHL cap number of $73M is up just slightly from the $71.4M from last year.

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Las Vegas Is The Choice For NHL Expansion
The NHL's board of governors will hold a formal vote on June 22.

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Guilty Plea In Case Linked To Boogaard's Death
Jordan Hart entered the plea in Manhattan federal court

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Evander Kane Being Investigated For Sex Offense
Evander Kane missed practice on Sunday amid reports that he is being investigated by authorities.

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NHL Ends Draft Compensation For Hiring Coaches, Executives
The NHL will again allow teams the right to grant or deny permission to talk to coaches and executives under contract.

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Kings Suspend Patrik Bartosak
The Kings have suspended goaltender Patrik Bartosak for his actions resulting in his arrest on November 16.

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Patrick Kane Relieved For Family, Friends
Prosecutors have closed a rape investigation against Hawks star Patrick Kane.

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Patrick Kane Won't Face Rape Charges
Prosecutors have announced that they will not bring rape charges against Patrick Kane due to a lack of credible evidence.

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Kane's Accuser No Longer Cooperating With Investigation
The woman who accused Patrick Kane of raping her does not want to cooperate with the investigation.

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Slava Voynov To Resume Career After Serving Jail Time
Slava Voynov has signed a three-year deal with SKA St. Petersburg.

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Mike Richards, Kings Reach Settlement
Mike Richards and the Los Angeles Kings have officially reached a settlement.

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Report: Lack Of DNA Evidence In Kane's Case
Patrick Kane on Thursday said he had "done nothing wrong" and that he expected to be absolved.

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Fans Support Kane On Opening Day Of Camp
An estimated crowd of 4,000 people showed their support for Patrick Kane on Friday during the first day of camp at Notre Dame.

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Slava Voynov Returning To Russia
The Kings released a statement saying they had planned to terminate Slava Voynov's contract but that termination was now unnecessary because his departure ends the contract.

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Patrick Kane Expected To Attend Hawks' Camp
Patrick Kane was has been included on the Blackhawks' training camp roster.

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NHL Signs Seven-Year Deal With Adidas
Adidas will produce the NHL's uniforms beginning with the 2017-18 season.

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Patrick Kane's Grand Jury Hearing To Be Rescheduled
Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has been under investigation after a woman reportedly accused him of sexually assaulting her last month.

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