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Only good thoughts from Dubas for Gardiner after defenceman signs with Carolina

Only good thoughts from Dubas for Gardiner after defenceman signs with Carolina

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Nothing but praise and best wishes for Jake Gardiner. That’s the view from the Maple Leafs front office, with general manager Kyle Dubas wishing the oft-maligned defenceman the

Russ Conway, 70, Dies; His Reporting Led to a Hockey Boss’s Downfall

He detailed the corrupt acts of the head of the N.H.L. players’ union, laying the groundwork for successful prosecutions in the United States and Canada.
Steady Tavares won’t be a distraction at Leafs camp

Steady Tavares won’t be a distraction at Leafs camp

Listing the concerns of the Maple Leafs as training camp looms goes something like this: Sign Mitch Marner, mute any talk about Mike Babcock’s future, get Zach Hyman and Travis Dermott healthy, set a
Leafs sign winger Matt Read to a professional tryout

Leafs sign winger Matt Read to a professional tryout

The Maple Leafs have added another forward to the depth ranks for training camp. The Leafs on Friday announced that they have signed 33-year-old Matt Read to a professional tryout. Read played in 12
Seattle’s New N.H.L. Team Chooses Ron Francis as G.M.

Seattle’s New N.H.L. Team Chooses Ron Francis as G.M.

The unnamed expansion team will not join the league until 2021, but the ownership group has tasked Francis, a Hall of Famer, with building the squad.
Hurricanes upset over Sebastian Aho offer sheet

Hurricanes upset over Sebastian Aho offer sheet

A third referee might be needed for the Hurricanes-Canadiens season opener on Oct. 3 — to keep the peace in the private suites. The verbal confirmation Tuesday that Carolina will match the $42.27
TRAIKOS: Blue Jackets won’t ‘close any doors’ on free agents

TRAIKOS: Blue Jackets won’t ‘close any doors’ on free agents

They are heading out the door. But, according to Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen, just because Matt Duchene, Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky are heading to free agency on July 1 does not
HAIL TO THE VISITORS: Quiet Ann Arbor a getaway destination

HAIL TO THE VISITORS: Quiet Ann Arbor a getaway destination

The Maple Leafs enjoyed their visit to Ann Arbor, Mich., five years ago — and it’s likely that you will as well. The dominant feature of Ann Arbor is that it is a university town. It’s home to the
TRAIKOS: The winners, losers of the NHL Entry Draft

TRAIKOS: The winners, losers of the NHL Entry Draft

The NHL Entry Draft is over and so the second-guessing begins. Who won, who lost and who left the weekend with a better shot at making the playoffs — and potentially competing for a Stanley Cup? A lot
Devils Acquire P.K. Subban on a Busy Second Day of the N.H.L. Draft

Devils Acquire P.K. Subban on a Busy Second Day of the N.H.L. Draft

A day after taking the American center Jack Hughes with the No. 1 pick of the N.H.L. draft, the Devils landed Subban, a star defenseman, and also right wing John Hayden, from Chicago.

N.H.L. Awards: Nikita Kucherov Wins M.V.P. Honors, and Barry Trotz Is Named Top Coach

Barry Trotz of the Islanders won his second Jack Adams Award as the best coach.
Eakins older, wiser, for next NHL coaching stint

Eakins older, wiser, for next NHL coaching stint

When Dallas Eakins departed the Maple Leafs organization in 2013, most thought he would strike it rich with talent-laden Edmonton. But Eakins — and others who came before and after in the most
TRAIK-EOTOMY: Overpaid Karlsson wasn’t something Senators needed

TRAIK-EOTOMY: Overpaid Karlsson wasn’t something Senators needed

Erik Karlsson has re-signed with the San Jose Sharks and that gigantic sigh of relief you just heard came from Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion. Come July 1, he doesn’t have to pretend that he’s
TRAIKOS: Erik Karlsson signs massive 8-year deal with Sharks

TRAIKOS: Erik Karlsson signs massive 8-year deal with Sharks

Sorry, Ottawa. The same goes for you, Montreal. And Detroit and the New York Rangers. And pretty any of the other teams that already had PowerPoint presentations ready to try and entice Erik Karlsson
When the Boston Bruins Won Their First Stanley Cup. Twice.

When the Boston Bruins Won Their First Stanley Cup. Twice.

Confusion reigned over the Stanley Cup when the Bruins notched their first N.H.L. title. During a transition from an old era to a new one, Boston claimed a double win.
TRAIKOS: Bruins’ defence more than just about Zdeno Chara

TRAIKOS: Bruins’ defence more than just about Zdeno Chara

ST. LOUIS — Sooner or later, the Boston Bruins knew there would come a day when Zdeno Chara would no longer be anchoring their defence. They probably didn’t think it would happen in Game 4 of the
The N.F.L. Has Been Consumed by the Concussion Issue. Why Hasn’t the N.H.L.?

The N.F.L. Has Been Consumed by the Concussion Issue. Why Hasn’t the N.H.L.?

The N.H.L., with a lower profile and fewer dead players than the N.F.L., has fought hard against mounting evidence of a connection between head injury and the degenerative brain disease C.T.E.
Boston’s Latest Would-Be Champs Are Truly Boston’s

Boston’s Latest Would-Be Champs Are Truly Boston’s

The Bay State’s teams have won several championships in the 21st century, but unlike the others, a title by the Bruins this year would mean a duck boat parade with some hometown heroes.
Boston’s Latest Would-Be Champs Are Truly Boston’s

Boston’s Latest Would-Be Champs Are Truly Boston’s

The Bay State’s teams have won several championships in the 21st century, but unlike the others, a title by the Bruins this year would mean a duck boat parade with some hometown heroes.
The N.F.L. Has Been Consumed by the Concussion Issue. Why Hasn’t the N.H.L.?

The N.F.L. Has Been Consumed by the Concussion Issue. Why Hasn’t the N.H.L.?

The N.H.L., with a lower profile and fewer dead players than the N.F.L., has fought hard against mounting evidence of a connection between head injury and the degenerative brain disease C.T.E.