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LA Kings hope late-season surge indicates brighter future

LA Kings hope late-season surge indicates brighter future

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings were the NHL's hottest team before the coronavirus pandemic ended the regular season prematurely. They're hoping they can eventually build on that success whenever they get back on the ice.
Canucks GM says team could hold camp in U.S. due to Canada's quarantine rules

Canucks GM says team could hold camp in U.S. due to Canada's quarantine rules

Jim Benning says his team might take its show on the road — south of the border.

Calgary Flames have a lot of time to think about the Winnipeg Jets

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames' first opponent if and when the NHL resumes is a team they saw once this season outside. The Winnipeg Jets edged the Flames 2-1 in overtime Oct. 26 in the Heritage Classic outdoor game in Regina.

Kenney, Horgan differ on NHL hub takes as league looks for host cities

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney wants the federal government to help clear the way for NHL players to come to Edmonton. His counterpart in British Columbia, John Horgan, says his province isn't interested in making any concessions.
NHL monitoring situation before choosing where to play games

NHL monitoring situation before choosing where to play games

Concerns about Canadian coronavirus restrictions could push hockey south of the 49th parallel into the U.S. this summer.
Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto vying to be NHL hubs, but there's a catch

Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto vying to be NHL hubs, but there's a catch

Tim Shipton lets out a deep breath. A laugh quickly follows.
Leafs eager for chance to compete in what would be a season like no other

Leafs eager for chance to compete in what would be a season like no other

TORONTO — John Tavares expects hockey's restart — if it gets off the ground — to be a sprint. The Toronto Maple Leafs captain is eager to see how his team matches up.
Criticism doesn't alter Sabres GM's plan to build with youth

Criticism doesn't alter Sabres GM's plan to build with youth

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Jason Botterill is very much aware of the criticism he’s attracted overseeing a Buffalo Sabres team that extended its playoff drought to nine years by failing to even qualify for the NHL’s expanded 24-team format.

Pens F Bjugstad out for season after having spinal surgery

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins will head into whatever becomes of the NHL post-season without forward Nick Bjugstad. The team announced Wednesday that Bjugstad underwent spinal surgery to repair a herniated disk.
Steve Yzerman says Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill keeping job

Steve Yzerman says Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill keeping job

Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman is keeping coach Jeff Blashill despite another lacklustre season. Yzerman told reporters on Wednesday his previously announced plans to keep Blashill behind the bench have not changed.