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On anniversary of his trade, Gretzky more focused on hockey’s future

On the eve of the 30th anniversary of his stunning trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings on Aug. 9 1988, Wayne Gretzky was more focused on the future of hockey than his own past. Holding a press conference in support of the Hlinka Gretzky Cup under-18 hockey tournament in Edmonton, the top scorer in… Read More »

Grand Central situation

It was, by virtually every conceivable measurement, the toughest division in hockey. And simply escaping the Central last season — which the Winnipeg Jets did after hard-fought playoff victories over Minnesota and Nashville — certainly took a toll. The local squad just didn’t look the same in bowing out to the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in the Western… Read More »

‘I’ll get better’: Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player working to improve at sledge hockey

Ryan Straschnitzki spent an hour at his second home Tuesday. The 19-year-old Albertan, who was paralyzed from the chest down in a bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, spent an hour practising sledge hockey at the Winsport Centre in Calgary under the watchful eye of former national team member Chris Cederstrand. “It feels like when… Read More »

Remembering Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita

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No more Mr. Nice Morrissey?

Josh Morrissey is a nice guy. He’s maybe even the nicest guy in the Winnipeg Jets dressing room, if one can quantify such things. He’s gracious with his time. He’s generous with a smile. He seems, at all times, to be genuinely happy to be doing what he’s doing — which is being an elite defenceman in the… Read More »

‘Forever a Blackhawk’: Hall of Famer Stan Mikita dead at 78

When Stan Mikita got back together with the Chicago Blackhawks, it was clear how much the reconciliation meant to the Hall of Fame forward. He became a team ambassador, and then got a bronze statue outside the United Center. He was a regular at home games, drawing loud cheers when he was shown on the videoboard, often with… Read More »

Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita dead at 78

Legendary Chicago Blackhawks forward Stan Mikita has died at the age of 78, his family and the team announced on Tuesday afternoon.  “With great sorrow, the Mikita family announces that Stan passed away on Tuesday August 7, 2018 at the age of 78. He was surrounded by his loving family whom he fiercely loved,” a statement read. “Details of planned… Read More »

Tarasenko on track to begin year after reconstructive shoulder surgery

St. Louis Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko skated with the team Monday for the first time since undergoing reconstructive surgery on his left shoulder in April. Tarasenko appears to be on track to take part in training camp in September. His original timetable for recovery was set at four to six months, and he wasn’t set to be re-evaluated… Read More »

30 years ago, the Wayne Gretzky trade shook a nation

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