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  • NHL Commissioner Says 'Four Players' Remain Unvaccinated as 2021 Season Kicks Off

    10/14/2021 5:23:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | Wed, October 13, 2021 | Vanessa Etienne
    The NHL has all but four players who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. On Tuesday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that the league achieved more than 99 percent of vaccinated players by the season-opening game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins. "Our vaccination rate is incredible," Bettman said. "Four players, not four percent of players. All of our officials are vaccinated. All of the personnel that comes into contact with the players are vaccinated."
  • Oilers Forward Josh Archibald Out Indefinitely With Myocarditis

    10/04/2021 1:05:44 PM PDT · by ETCM · 45 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | OCT 3, 2021 | STEVEN ELLIS
    Edmonton Oilers coach Dave Tippett has said that forward Josh Archibald is out indefinitely after having been diagnosed with myocarditis.
  • Blue Jackets Dump Assistant Sylvain Lefebvre Over Vaccine Refusal

    09/13/2021 9:10:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 13, 202 | Andrew Crane
    Nine days before NHL training camps begin, the Columbus Blue Jackets have relieved assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre of his duties over refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, the team announced on Monday. Steve McCarthy — originally on the coaching staff of the Cleveland Monsters, their AHL affiliate — has been promoted to take over Lefebvre’s spot with the Blue Jackets to coach their defensemen. “While we are disappointed, we respect that this decision is a personal one for Sylvain and wish him well,” general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said in a team release. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported on Sept. 2 that...
  • Evander Kane’s Pregnant Wife Says NHL Star Tanked Games for Gambling Profit

    07/31/2021 9:39:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 1, 2021 | Kathianne Boniello
    NHL star Evander Kane’s pregnant wife ripped her husband in a scathing Instagram post — claiming the San Jose Sharks forward is a gambling addict who tanked games for profit and abandoned her with their toddler to party in Europe while their house is being “taken by the bank.” The Saturday Instagram stories have apparently already prompted an investigation by the National Hockey League, which said in a tweet it was aware of the posts and intended to “conduct a full investigation.” Anna Kane let loose on her husband in the blistering posts, painting him as an addict who had...
  • Columbus goalie Matiss Kivlenieks, 24, died of chest trauma after fireworks incident, autopsy says

    07/05/2021 2:37:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 69 replies
    See BS 'News' ^ | 7/05/21
    A medical examiner in Michigan says an autopsy has determined that Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks died of chest trauma from an errant fireworks mortar blast, and not a fall as authorities previously reported. Police in Novi, Michigan, said the mortar-style firework tilted slightly and started to fire toward people nearby Sunday night. The 24-year-old Kivleniek was in a hot tub and tried to get clear with several other people, police Lieutenant Jason Meier said. The fire department and EMTs got to the private home shortly after 10 p.m. and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced...
  • Canadiens legend Henri Richard passes away at age 84

    03/06/2020 8:11:38 AM PST · by OttawaFreeper · 27 replies
    Sportsnet ^ | Mar 6 2020 | Sportsnet Staff
    Henri Richard, who had a long and storied career in the National Hockey League as a player with the Montreal Canadiens, passed away on Friday. Richard was 84 years old.
  • CP: NHL working on Canadian travel exemption for playoffs

    05/31/2021 11:04:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    WGN Canadian Press ^ | May 30, 2021
    The NHL and health authorities are reportedly working on a travel exemption that would let the winner of the all-Canadian North Division and an American opponent cross the border during the final two rounds of the playoffs, including the Stanley Cup Final. The exemption would let teams enter Canada for games without having to isolate for 14 days, as is currently required for non-essential travelers because of the pandemic, The Canadian Press reported Sunday, citing two people with the federal government who spoke on condition of anoymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The NHL has been working...
  • Twins game postponed Monday afternoon due to Brooklyn Center shooting

    04/12/2021 4:04:51 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 53 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 4/12/2021 | KSTP
    <p>Monday afternoon's scheduled Minnesota Twins game has been postponed following the fatal police shooting of a man in Brooklyn Center on Sunday, which sparked civil unrest.</p><p>The Twins were set to open a four-game series at Target Field against the Boston Red Sox at 1:10 p.m.</p>
  • Researchers Have Found A Way To Regrow Teeth

    04/02/2021 1:10:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    https://www.iflscience.com ^ | 30 March 2021 | Benjamin Taub
    False teeth could one day be a thing of the past, thanks to the discovery of an antibody that sparks the regeneration of lost teeth. By inhibiting the action of a gene called USAG-1, the antibody increases the availability of certain growth factors, and could eventually be used to help people grow a new set of pearly whites. Publishing their work in the journal Science Advances, a team of researchers describes how they genetically modified mice to suffer from tooth agenesis, where some teeth fail to develop. Injecting pregnant mice from this line with the USAG-1 antibody, however, resulted in...
  • As NBA Ratings Decline, Poll Shows 34% Watched Less Sports Over Social Justice Messages

    03/30/2021 3:42:31 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 52 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 3/30/2021 | By Matthew Impelli
    As NBA ratings have declined over the current season, a new poll shows that more than 30 percent of Americans say they have watched less sports over political and social justice messaging. The poll, which was conducted by Yahoo News/YouGov, found 34.5 percent of respondents saying they have watched less sports due to social justice campaigns. According to the poll, 11 percent of people said they have watched more sports as a result of the social justice messaging, and 56.3 percent said they have watched the same amount. Looking at the different political party affiliations, 19 percent of Democrats said...
  • Lake Tahoe NHL Outdoors rink wows Golden Knights, Avalanche

    02/20/2021 5:58:21 AM PST · by airborne · 36 replies
    NHL website ^ | February 19, 2021 | Dan Rosen
    You have to see it to believe it.Peter DeBoer said those words after the Vegas Golden Knights coach put the team through a fun, spirited pregame practice Friday on the NHL's makeshift rink built atop the 18th fairway at Edgewood Tahoe Resort, a slap shot away from Lake Tahoe with the Sierra Nevada in the distance. "I think the pictures, as beautiful as they are, don't do it justice," DeBoer said. "I grew up in Canada and I know anywhere in the Northeast of the United States or Minnesota, anywhere they can build outdoor rinks, there's always a competition on...
  • Under Armour Dumps NFL Licensing Deals Ahead of Super Bowl

    02/06/2021 4:57:30 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/5/2021 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Sportswear giant Under Armour is dumping its licensing contracts with the National Football League, according to Front Office Sports. The company axed its deal for NFL players to wear its products on the field, making the coming 2021 season the first in years that Under Armour logos will not appear on the field for years, according to a recent issue of the Front Office Sports email newsletter. Under Amour’s move comes on the heels of the company’s exit from several other high-profile sports leagues, as well. Under Armour asked to end its $85 million deal with the University of California...
  • Did the NHL push a NH jet charter company to fire an ex-Trump campaign worker?

    01/14/2021 8:45:51 AM PST · by Major Matt Mason · 33 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 1/14/21 | Chip Alexander
    That opportunity ended early this week, he said, when he was called by Private Jet Services, which is handling charter flights for NHL teams such as the Hurricanes, and informed he was being fired as a travel concierge because of his work in Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
  • The public sector purge is beginning

    01/14/2021 4:27:34 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 14 Jan, 2021 | Andrea Widburg
    A former Trump worker allegedly lost his job simply because a pro sports league refused to work with a company that would employ Trump workers. Dawson Buchanan, a young Trump supporter, left a very disturbing thread on Twitter. He asserts that he was all set to begin working for a company called Private Jet Services. However, shortly before he was to begin, PJS fired him. He finally learned from the owner that PJS had a contract with the National Hockey League. When the NHL learned that PJS had hired someone who had worked for the Trump company, the NHL said...
  • NHL season should spark new rivalries, reignite old ones

    01/12/2021 12:07:05 PM PST · by airborne · 23 replies
    NHL website ^ | January 10, 2021 | Dan Rosen
    Division realignment and the intradivision schedules have the 2020-21 NHL season primed to be a sprint to the Stanley Cup Playoffs, complete with the intensity, emotion and animosity typically reserved for the spring months.(snip)Players, coaches and executives from across the NHL agree that the 56-game season will create team and player rivalries that didn't previously exist, or that were bubbling under the surface, and intensify the more known rivalries, both historic and recently developed.
  • ‘Disgrace’: Rangers’ Tony DeAngelo Dumps Twitter After Trump Ban

    01/09/2021 11:59:50 PM PST · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 09 2021 | DYLAN GWINN
    New York Rangers defenseman Tony DeAngelo deleted his Twitter account and called the social media site a “disgrace,” after the site permanently banned President Trump. The star defenseman now says he will join Parler.
  • NHL training camp more critical than ever

    01/03/2021 7:57:49 AM PST · by airborne · 30 replies
    NHL website ^ | January 3, 2021 | Nicholas J. Cotsonika
    It's only hockey. Then again, it's more than hockey. It's Jan. 3, 2021, and the NHL is back. The seven teams that didn't play in the 2020 postseason opened training camp Thursday; the rest open camp Sunday. The regular season begins in a matter of days, on Jan. 13, when the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins renew their rivalry at Wells Fargo Center to open a five-game slate (5:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN). The coronavirus pandemic affecting life around the world has not ended. It disrupted the 2019-20 season in unprecedented ways. It will impact this season in many ways too....
  • VANCOUVER CANUCKS PRESSURED TO CHANGE LOGO ... Over Cultural Appropriation Concerns

    12/29/2020 11:29:19 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Washington's NFL team, Cleveland's MLB team ... and now the Vancouver Canucks? The NHL squad is now feeling pressure to change ... this after an Indigenous Studies expert claims the main logo featured on the team's uniforms is cultural appropriation. Sean Carleton -- a University of Manitoba history professor -- spelled out his concerns in a lengthy social media thread this week ... explaining why he feels the team's orca logo should be replaced. Carleton says the whale -- which was created nearly 3 decades ago and has elements of artwork designed by Haida in it -- is hurting indigenous...
  • NHL Schedule 2020-21: Opening Day and Key Dates Released

    12/24/2020 6:22:04 AM PST · by airborne · 8 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | December 23, 2020 | Tim Daniels
    The National Hockey League announced Wednesday the 2020-21 NHL regular season is scheduled to begin Jan. 13 with plans to play a shortened 56-game campaign. (snip)At least for one more season, the pandemic's effects will continue to be felt as the league realigned its divisions in order to accommodate a Canada-only grouping:
  • Bobby Orr endorses Donald Trump with full-page ad (NHL Canada, eh.)

    10/30/2020 11:40:28 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    yahoo ^ | 10-30-20 | Kyle Cantlon
    A day after golf icon Jack Nicklaus felt the need to inform the world of what was already pretty obvious, NHL Hall of Famer and Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr made it known that he would also be voting for Donald Trump in the upcoming U.S. election by buying a full-page ad in Friday's New Hampshire Union Leader endorsing the current president.