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Flames Sign Deal For New Downtown Calgary Arena

Dec 6, 2019 2:01 AM

The Calgary Flames have a deal for a new downtown arena, a 35-year agreement that keeps the NHL club in the city for that time.

The team, the city and the Calgary Stampede rodeo signed an agreement Thursday to replace the 36-year-old Scotiabank Saddledome.

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Matt Stajan Retires After 14 NHL Seasons

Dec 3, 2019 5:25 PM

Matt Stajan retired Tuesday after 14 seasons in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames.

The 35-year-old two-way center announced his decision in a statement through the NHL players' union.

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Devils Fire John Hynes, Name Alain Nasreddine Interim Coach

Dec 3, 2019 5:23 PM

The New Jersey Devils have relieved John Hynes of his head coaching duties after a disastrous start to the season.

The Devils are 9-13-4 this season. Their 22 points are second fewest in the NHL, and they have the fourth-worst record in the NHL over the last two seasons at 40-54-14.

Hynes, who was hired in 2015, finishes his Devils stint with a 150-159-45 record. The team made the playoffs once in his previous four seasons behind the bench. He ranks second in team history in games coached, wins and points (345).

Assistant coach Alain Nasreddine will become interim coach while Peter Horachek, currently a pro scout for the team, will join the coaching staff as an assistant.

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Blackhawks Investigating Conduct Of Marc Crawford

Dec 3, 2019 1:54 AM

Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Marc Crawford will be away from the team as it conducts a "thorough review" of "recent allegations that have been made regarding his conduct with another organization," the team said Monday.

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Bill Peters Out As Flames Head Coach

Nov 29, 2019 3:20 PM

Bill Peters is out as Calgary Flames coach, four days after a former player came forward and said the coach directed racial epithets toward him while they were in the minors 10 years ago.

At a news conference Friday afternoon, Flames general manager Brad Treliving said Peters resigned.

"Effective immediately, Bill Peters is no longer a member of the Calgary Flames organization," Treliving said.

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Flames Coach Bill Peters Apologizes For 'Hurtful' Comments

Nov 28, 2019 2:38 AM

Flames coach Bill Peters acknowledged in a letter of apology on Wednesday that he used offensive language in dealing with a Nigerian-born player 10 years ago in the minors.

GM Brad Treliving confirmed receipt of the letter, which was first posted on Twitter by TSN, a Canadian sports cable network, during the third period of Calgary's 3-2 overtime victory at Buffalo. Treliving would only say the Flames are reviewing the letter as part of their continuing investigation into Peters, and that the GM could have an update as early as Thursday.

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Flames Say Bill Peters Not Fired Amid Investigation

Nov 26, 2019 2:39 PM

Flames general manager Brad Treliving announced Tuesday that coach Bill Peters has not been fired, citing an ongoing investigation into whether Peters directed racial slurs toward a former player.

Treliving cited the "serious nature" of the investigation, saying that the Flames "take it with extreme seriousness."

Sportsnet reported earlier Tuesday that the Flames had fired Peters, but Treliving told reporters he "has not been relieved of his duties; we are continuing this ongoing investigation right now."

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New Coach Sheldon Keefe Believes Leafs Have Talent For Turnaround

Nov 22, 2019 1:30 AM

New Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe spent a decent chunk of a 30-minute morning skate Thursday teaching instead of running drills.

The 39-year-old Keefe is now in charge of the Maple Leafs after veteran coach Mike Babcock was fired Wednesday with the team mired in a six-game losing streak. That streak was snapped Thursday, with the Leafs posting a 3-1 win over the Coyotes in Keefe's debut.

Hours earlier, Keefe was officially introduced as the 31st head coach in the franchise's history. He has a long history with general manager Kyle Dubas, who hopes Keefe is the right choice to help Toronto bounce back from a disappointing 9-10-4 start.

"We've got a lot of talent and the ability to make life hard on the other team in a lot of ways," he said. "Focusing on that, we believe, will produce positive results. Because the players are good enough for that to happen."

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Leafs Fire Mike Babcock

Nov 20, 2019 7:09 PM

The Toronto Maples Leafs have fired Mike Babcock as head coach.

Brendan Shanahan, who hired Babcock in 2015, flew to Arizona on Wednesday to break the news along with general manager Kyle Dubas

"It wasn't an easy conversation to have and it wasn't pleasant, days like today are not," Shanahan said in Scottsdale, Arizona. "But it was what we felt was important for the club. Once you realize there's something you should do, and have to do, then it's best to act on it."

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Kings Bench Veteran Ilya Kovalchuk

Nov 13, 2019 1:25 AM

Left winger Ilya Kovalchuk was a healthy scratch for the Los Angeles Kings against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night, and general manager Rob Blake refused to say how long the veteran will be out of the lineup.

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Bettman: NHL To Play In Europe Again Next Season

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Adam Boqvist Practices With Hawks Before Likely Debut

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Jim Hughson Apologizes For 'Inappropriate' Auston Matthews Take

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Red Wings Senior VP Jim Devellano Undergoes Brain Surgery

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LA Kings Cover Banner Due To Taylor Swift 'Curse'

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Lee Stempniak Retires After 14 NHL Seasons

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Seattle Hires Cammi Granato, NHLs First Female Pro Scout

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Flames, Matthew Tkachuk Agree To Three-Year Deal

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Blues Acquire Justin Faulk From Hurricanes

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Auston Matthews Faces Disorderly Conduct Charge

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Nate Schmidt Seeking Revision Of PED Testing

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Lightning Sign Brayden Point To Three-Year, $20.25M Deal

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Islanders Break Ground On $1.3 Billion Arena At Belmont Park

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Thomas Chabot, Senators Agree To Eight-Year, $64M Extension

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Dan Girardi Retires From NHL After 13 Seasons

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NHLPA Agrees To Stick With Current CBA

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Flyers Sign Travis Konecny To Six-Year, $33M Deal

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Bruins Sign Brando Carlo To Two-Year Deal

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Canucks, Brock Boeser Agree To Three-Year Extension

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Team Of Investors Buy NWHL's Boston Pride

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