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Weishaupt wins CP International by a rail space
Victory marks a turnaround for the German rider, who had an emergency appendectomy shortly after arriving in Canada in June
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Monday, September 11, 2017 – Page S2
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CALGARY -- The biggest purse in show jumping, a cool $1-million, went to Philipp Weishaupt on Sunday, a German riding LB Convall, who won the CP International at the Spruce Meadows Masters by the narrowest of margins over Portugal's Luciana Diniz.  FULL STORY arrow
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Cap and trade, NHL style space
The league's salary regulations have created a strange and unintended secondary market in wounded players and costly contracts
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Saturday, September 9, 2017 – Page S3
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-- The annual pilgrimage of NHL players to training camps begins in mid-September - and it will include former Toronto Maple Leaf Dave Bolland, making his way to Arizona to take his preseason physical.  FULL STORY arrow
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White's jumping for joy at Nations Cup space
Having made a name for himself as both rider and entrepreneur, Ontario equestrian joins all-star Canadian team at Spruce Meadows
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Saturday, September 9, 2017 – Page S2
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CALGARY -- Keean White is in the midst of the finest summer of his riding career - and one of the rewards comes Saturday, when he will compete as part of an all-star Canadian team in the BMO Nations Cup at Spruce Meadows.  FULL STORY arrow
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Mario Deslauriers is set to return to the Canadian show-jumping team at Spruce Meadows. Deslauriers rode for Canada for decades, including twice in the Olympics in the 1980s, but in 2009 was recruited to the join the American squad
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- A familiar name from the past is back competing for Canada in international show-jumping circles - and, as with any story involving the return of the prodigal, everyone around Spruce Meadows couldn't be happier.  FULL STORY arrow
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STAMPS FLATTEN ESKS IN LABOUR DAY SHOWDOWN space
Calgary improves to 8-1-1 and opens up a three-point lead in the Western Division standings
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- It was midway through the second quarter of Monday's annual Labour Day Classic and the Calgary Stampeders offence was preparing to go back on the field. All of a sudden, running back Jerome Messam took quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell aside and assured him there was no hurry.  FULL STORY arrow
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Shapovalov continues to cut swath through U.S. Open space
In a year in which the Canadian's ranking started at 250, win over Britain's Edmund will almost certainly leapfrog Shapovalov into the top 50, a meteoric rise for the young star
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Saturday, September 2, 2017 – Page S1
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-- As Denis Shapovalov completed yet another U.S. Open victory against a higherranked opponent Friday, the TV cameras constantly kept a check on his private box. Seated there, front and centre, was Martin Laurendeau, his coach and Canada's Davis Cup captain. Further down, at the end of the row, was Vasek Pospisil, his Davis Cup teammate, who'd stayed on in New York to cheer on Shapovalov.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Friday, June 30, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- Nowadays, the primary byproduct of the NHL's obsession with youth is how the annual free-agent crop is overrun by older, established veterans who have to prove themselves all over again.  FULL STORY arrow
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Surprise picks at NHL draft space
Blackhawks unexpectedly trade Panarin and Hjalmarsson, as Devils use first overall pick on Hischier
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Saturday, June 24, 2017 – Page S6
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-- The NHL's annual entry draft almost always doubles as the league's version of a spring garage sale, where teams look for hidden treasures amid all the clear-out merchandise.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Friday, June 23, 2017 – Page S1
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-- The NHL gathered this past week in Las Vegas to stock its newest expansion team, but the real gambling will take place Friday at the annual draft in Chicago.As fans in Edmonton and Toronto can attest, there is no other day on the hockey calendar that can so profoundly shift a team's fortunes. Over the past two years, teams with high-end picks were spoiled by the immediate impacts made by Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine. All four exceeded the lofty expectations placed on top prospects.  FULL STORY arrow
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Awards, expansion draft shouldn't have shared spotlight space
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Friday, June 23, 2017 – Page S3
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-- Right around the time Wayne Gretzky was handing Connor McDavid his first Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player Wednesday night, most people were still digesting what had happened minutes before.  FULL STORY arrow
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The Knights in shining jerseys space
As part of the first expansion draft in 17 years, Vegas selected their first 30 players in a night of deals and reveals
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Thursday, June 22, 2017 – Page S3
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-- Early Sunday morning, the NHL's newest team, the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, posted a picture of the Statue of Liberty on Twitter above the sly caption: ''Give us your tired, your poor ... and a top-four defenceman.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Golden Knights ringmaster of NHL's expansion circus space
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- There is a temptation to say there has never been a moment quite like this before in NHL history - where George McPhee, the general manager of the Vegas Golden Knights, is acting as a broker for the mixed bag of talent made available to him Sunday morning as part of the 2017 expansion draft proceedings.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Monday, June 12, 2017 – Page S2
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CALGARY -- It was a weekend of contrasts at the Spruce Meadows National show-jumping competition.For Saturday's $500,000 RBC Grand Prix, rain fell steadily, which created a series of unpredictable results. Two unheralded Canadians, Keean White of Rockwood, Ont., and Vanessa Mannix of Calgary, crashed the party.  FULL STORY arrow
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Back-to-back champions space
Hornqvist scores late in a riveting Game 6 to help Pittsburgh win second Cup in a row, as Crosby repeats as Conn Smythe winner
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Monday, June 12, 2017 – Page S3
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-- There was a moment in the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs when things didn't look so good for Sidney Crosby - or the Pittsburgh Penguins. Crosby happened to be in the wrong place (the front of the Washington Capitals' net) at the wrong time (when Alex Ovechkin and Matt Niskanen concussed him as he was trying to make a play).  FULL STORY arrow
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Knights plan to go all in from the start space
The new Las Vegas franchise has been given much better terms than previous NHL expansion teams and, in an attempt to build a hockey following in the booming Nevada metropolis, GM George McPhee sounds determined to be competitive right from the opening faceoff
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – Page S1
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-- There are two sides to Las Vegas, and George McPhee - a resident of the city since September and an occasional visitor for decades - is getting to know both.McPhee is the general manager of the NHL's newest team, the Vegas Golden Knights, who will begin playing this fall in the T-Mobile Arena, situated at the southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard, a lights-flashing, thunderrolling block of real estate colloquially known as the Strip.  FULL STORY arrow
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Leafs well positioned for expansion draft space
Expect the Vegas Golden Knights to pull off several side deals, while some teams look to unload players they might otherwise lose
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Saturday, June 10, 2017 – Page S11
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-- No team is better equipped to emerge unscathed from the 2017 NHL expansion draft than the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have no fewer than seven regulars - including emerging stars Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner - exempt from consideration.  FULL STORY arrow
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Pens bring the hammer down space
Led by another virtuoso performance by Crosby, Pittsburgh one win away from defending the Stanley Cup
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Friday, June 9, 2017 – Page S3
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-- For two decades now, good (and occasionally great) NHL teams have tried and failed to win backto-back Stanley Cup championships. The Chicago Blackhawks won three titles in a six-year span between 2010 and 2015, but could never repeat. The Los Angeles Kings won two out of three in 2012 and 2014, but ran out of miracles in that in-between year.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- A who's who of the showjumping world has descended upon Spruce Meadows this week for the National, the start of the 2017 summer season, and that includes the newly crowned world No. 1, Kent Farrington of the United States, who is here with a massive stable and many of his top students.  FULL STORY arrow
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Energized Nashville ties series 2-2 space
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 – Page S3
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-- Even the most hard-core hockey fan may not know the name John Harms, who until Monday night was the only player in NHL history to score the first three goals of his career during the Stanley Cup finals.  FULL STORY arrow
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Guentzel adds to playoff lore space
Odds looking good for Penguins after rookie's pair of goals helps Pittsburgh take a 2-0 series lead
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Thursday, June 1, 2017 – Page S3
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-- Right around this time last year, the Pittsburgh Penguins coaxed Jake Guentzel to leave school early, on the grounds that they believed at age 21, he was ready to start his professional hockey career. So Guentzel skipped out on his senior year at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, joined the Penguins' minor-league team in Wilkes-Barre and managed to get into 10 playoff games last spring, scoring 14 points, a dazzling debut. Pittsburgh won the Stanley Cup without Guentzel, who was an engaged, interested spectator.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – Page S3
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-- Of all the things that could have happened in Monday's Stanley Cup final opener between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, how likely was this? Pittsburgh, the defending Stanley Cup champions and the highest-scoring team in these playoffs, went almost two full periods without registering a shot on goal.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – Page S5
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-- Of all the things that could have happened in Monday's Stanley Cup final opener between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, how likely was this? Pittsburgh, the defending Stanley Cup champions and the highest-scoring team in these playoffs, went almost two full periods without registering a shot on goal.  FULL STORY arrow
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How Poile's bold moves have turned the Predators into a success story space
The Nashville general manager has made a career out of high-risk, high-reward deals - and it's paid off for his team
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Monday, May 29, 2017 – Page S2
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CALGARY -- The seating chart at semiannual NHL general managers meetings may look a bit like a kindergarten class - everybody precisely grouped in alphabetical order.It's why, for years now, whenever the GMs gather to discuss rule changes and other NHL business, the Nashville Predators' David Poile has been flanked on the left by his Montreal Canadiens' counterpart, Marc Bergevin.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Thursday, May 18, 2017 – Page S1
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-- Thomas Wolfe said you can't go home again, a theory the Anaheim Ducks are trying to disprove with coach Randy Carlyle.Last summer, after yet another failed attempt to win the Stanley Cup with a team in the heart of its window to contend, the Ducks removed a very successful regular-season coach in Bruce Boudreau and replaced him with Carlyle, who was at the helm a decade ago when the Ducks won the only championship in team history.  FULL STORY arrow
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With its new Olympic women's roster, Hockey Canada marks the end of an era space
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Friday, May 12, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- Hockey Canada chose 28 players for its tentative women's Olympic hockey roster Wednesday, an announcement that officially marked the close of one era in the sport and the beginning of another.  FULL STORY arrow
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Pittsburgh drops Washington in Game 7 space
Once again, Crosby got the better of Ovechkin, this time in spite of a concussion that left the star out for a game mid-series
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Thursday, May 11, 2017 – Page S3
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-- Game 7s define individual careers and organizational narratives and for most of their respective histories, the Pittsburgh Penguins have held a decisive edge over the Washington Capitals.It's like a Road Runner cartoon, the same scene, repeated over and over. Individually, Sidney Crosby always gets the better of Alex Ovechkin - world junior championships, world championships, Olympics, World Cup and most important of all, in the Stanley Cup playoffs.  FULL STORY arrow
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Sidney Crosby concussion puts NHL rules in spotlight space
The league needs to apply the same strategy to stick infractions that it did to predatory head hits, Eric Duhatschek writes, even if it greatly alters the sport
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – Page A1
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-- The scene was repeated on television networks all day long: The NHL's best player, Sidney Crosby, is mauled by a pair of Washington Capitals players as he attacks the goal. Mr. Crosby is slashed by the Russian star Alex Ovechkin and then crosschecked in the face by defenceman Matt Niskanen before he crashes to the ice and is forced from the game with a concussion.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – Page S6
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CALGARY -- After negotiations that seemed to drag on far longer than necessary, the Calgary Flames finally ticked off an important piece of off-season business Monday by signing general manager Brad Treliving to a multiyear contract extension.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Friday, April 28, 2017 – Page S1
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-- There have been moments in Sudarshan Maharaj's hockey career when he's had to deal with racial intolerance - including a time when he was playing in Sweden and had a Molotov cocktail thrown at his car.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- What a curiously unpredictable opening round of the 2017 NHL playoffs.Four of the top seven regularseason teams are on the outside looking in, including the Chicago Blackhawks - the betting favourite going in and, by most objective standards, far and away the best team in the Western Conference.  FULL STORY arrow
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In keeping Fleury, Penguins prove insurance is not just for autos space
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- Part of being an effective NHL general manager is understanding insurance. You need collision, of course, because there are always collisions in a hockey game, and some result in injury. But really, the most important policy is comprehensive and that's what the Pittsburgh Penguins' Jim Rutherford took out this year, in an attempt to enhance his team's chances of defending the Stanley Cup. First, he went out and brought in extra defencemen - Ron Hainsey and Mark Streit - because he knew that eventually, he would need more than a starting six. Kris Letang's season-ending surgery proved him correct.  FULL STORY arrow
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Treliving should be re-signed soon so he can get on with preparations for next season, beginning with the goaltending situation
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Friday, April 21, 2017 – Page S2
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CALGARY -- Officially, the postmortems on an eventful and relatively successful Calgary Flames season will all take place Friday. Players will conduct their exit interviews and mumble words about their off-season plans. Johnny Gaudreau will update all about the progress of his university studies and explain what it was about the Ducks' defensive strategy that made him struggle at even strength in a playoff series won by Anaheim in the minimum four games.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Thursday, April 20, 2017 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- Just about everyone filing into the Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday night was wearing red at the start of the evening - and seeing red by the end.Playing in front of the 19,289 fans that constitute their ubiquitous Sea of Red, the Calgary Flames lost another close one, 3-1, to the Anaheim Ducks and thus became the first team eliminated from the 2017 NHL playoffs.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- Hope springs eternal in NHL playoff season, though hope frequently gets couched in boilerplate cliches as soon as a team falls behind 3-0 in a series, which is where the Calgary Flames found themselves Tuesday morning. Mere hours after a perplexing collapse in which they blew a 4-1 second-period lead and lost 5-4 in overtime to the Anaheim Ducks, the Flames reassembled at the Scotiabank Saddledome.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Monday, April 17, 2017 – Page S2
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CALGARY -- Calgary Flames defenceman Dougie Hamilton is struggling to find his regular-season form in a series against the Anaheim Ducks that has been close on the ice, but not on the scoreboard.  FULL STORY arrow
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Flames need one win at Honda Horror Show space
Calgary has not been able to win a game in Anaheim since 2006, but the team's mood remains relatively optimistic
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Saturday, April 15, 2017 – Page S3
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ANAHEIM -- On the final day of March, San Jose Sharks defenceman Brent Burns sat in a locker stall at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, ruminating over how to turn around a season that was quickly going off the rails.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Thursday, April 13, 2017 – Page S2
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CALGARY -- There are two X factors in the Calgary Flames-Anaheim Ducks playoff series, and as it happens, Mike Eaves has a close connection to both. Eaves's son, Patrick, was traded from the Dallas Stars to the Ducks at the NHL trade deadline, where he has made a splashy debut on the No.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – Page S2
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CALGARY -- You can't pick your playoff opponent, Calgary Flames' defenceman Mark Giordano was saying Monday, but what would happen, even if you could?With the Pacific Division standings such a closely contested jumble right until the end of the NHL regular season, the Flames would almost certainly have chosen anyone but the Anaheim Ducks to play in the opening playoff round. Anaheim is home to Disneyland, otherwise known as the Happiest Place on Earth.  FULL STORY arrow
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When it comes to back-to-back Cups, Penguins ask: 'Why not us?' space
Despite a bull's-eye painted on their backs and a long list of injuries, Pittsburgh finishes the regular season better than it did last year and shows no signs of a Stanley Cup hangover
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- Smart and thoughtful, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan both teaches and studies the game of hockey. It's why - last summer, before the 2016-17 season even started - Sullivan gave a lot of thought to what might happen in April, right now, when the Penguins' quest to win back-to-back Stanley Cup championships begins with an opening-round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets.  FULL STORY arrow
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Edmonton's Hart in the right place space
Oilers' young star is already the most dynamic offensive player in hockey, and a virtual lock for the MVP trophy
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Saturday, April 8, 2017 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- The Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL's most valuable player almost always trips up voters because of the way the award is narrowly defined. Officially, the Hart goes to the player ''adjudged to be most valuable to his team'' - a small, but nuanced difference from ''most outstanding player,'' which is actually what the Ted Lindsay Award honours and is voted on by the players themselves.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, April 8, 2017 – Page S3
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-- CALDER TROPHYRookie of the year1. Auston Matthews, Toronto;2. Patrick Laine, Winnipeg;3. Zach Werenski, Columbus.In terms of immediate impact, the NHL's rookie class of 2017 just might be the greatest in history, with up to eight first-year players who would be under serious consideration for the Calder in a different year. But Matthews and Laine genuinely lived up to their 1-2 billing in last June's entry draft. Matthews is a complete two-way talent a la Anze Kopitar and Laine a remarkable finisher, a la Alex Ovechkin. The fact that the Leafs are in the playoff hunt while the Jets aren't will ultimately tilt it toward Matthews.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Thursday, April 6, 2017 – Page A1
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CALGARY -- The NHL considers the matter closed, but the league's decision to prevent its players from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics could trigger another labour dispute the next time the two sides negotiate a collective agreement.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- A few weeks ago, in a conversation with Sean Burke, who played goal for Canada's men's Olympic hockey team during the so-called ''amateur'' era, I had a change of heart about the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and whether NHL pros really need to be there.  FULL STORY arrow
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Fresh off victory in a battle to secure respectful pay levels, players on the U.S. women's hockey team gather in Michigan to hastily prepare for a world tournament-opening match against archrival Canada
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By RACHEL BRADY, ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Friday, March 31, 2017 – Page S1
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-- There's always electricity when Canada and the United States face off at the women's world hockey championship, but Friday night's matchup in Plymouth, Mich., is expected to generate a special buzz.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- Just in the past few games, Calgary Flames' goaltender Brian Elliott has been hearing a chant that's familiar to him from the Olympic Saddledome faithful. ''Mooooo-se'' they now cheer, whenever Elliott makes a pivotal save, which has happened a lot of late.  FULL STORY arrow
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If Olympic dream team becomes B team space
With NHL players likely out, Hockey Canada scrambles to find players - it could be a work in progress until the 11th hour
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Saturday, March 25, 2017 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- Tom Renney was the last man to coach a Canadian men's Olympic hockey team before NHL players took the reins. It was 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway, an event that produced a memorable goldmedal final. Paul Kariya and Peter Forsberg competed in a heartstopping shootout duel. Corey Hirsch was heroic in goal for Canada. When Sweden ultimately won the gold medal, the championship was so well-received it was commemorated on a Swedish postage stamp.  FULL STORY arrow
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2018 OLYMPIC HOCKEY TOURNAMENT: A TALE OF TWO CANADAS space
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Saturday, March 25, 2017 – Page S3
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-- PLAN A2018 team (with NHL players) Goaltenders Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks; Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild; Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals; Carey Price, Montreal CanadiensDefencemenBrent Burns, San Jose Sharks; Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings; Aaron Ekblad, Florida Panthers; Mark Giordano, Calgary Flames; Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks; Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins; Alex Pietrangelo, St. Louis Blues; P.K. Subban, Nashville Predators; Marc-Edouard Vlasic, San Jose Sharks; Shea Weber, Montreal Canadiens  FULL STORY arrow
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It's hockey morning in China space
With Beijing holding the 2022 Winter Olympics, the NHL and the Middle Kingdom are trying to create transpacific scoring chances
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By NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE, ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Friday, March 24, 2017 – Page S1
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BEIJING, CALGARY -- Chinese companies and entrepreneurs have poured billions of dollars into buying soccer clubs across Europe. Now, those companies are turning to the sport that is sometimes referred to in China as ''soccer on ice,'' at a moment the NHL is readying a major new push into the world's most populous country.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Thursday, March 16, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- A sign of just how far Evgeni Malkin's NHL assimilation has come took place a week ago, in the Pittsburgh Penguins' game against the Winnipeg Jets. You probably saw it on the highlights.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- There is a running joke in the Gulutzan household between Glen, the coach of the Calgary Flames, and his oldest daughter, Emma, a Grade 10 student. It played out again Monday night, according to Gulutzan, after the Flames defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 to extend their winning streak to 10 games, matching a club record set in 1978, when the team was based in Atlanta.  FULL STORY arrow
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Backlund's patience pays off with Flames' power trio space
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Monday, March 13, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- Calgary Flames centre Mikael Backlund waited 10 years to become an overnight sensation, which is often the way in the NHL, where patience may be a virtue but is rarely exercised.  FULL STORY arrow
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THE BIGGEST SHIFT IN HOCKEY space
The game has changed. So has the world. Sometimes ahead of the curve, sometimes behind, NHL bench bosses adapt to new ways for getting the most from players. Eric Duhatschek reports on the evolution of coaching
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Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Page S1
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-- There was a time, just before the dawn of expansion, when the NHL coaching fraternity consisted of just six men, all of whom wore the same essential uniform: jacket, tie, fedora and dour facial expression.  FULL STORY arrow
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NHL brain trust leaves well enough alone - and too bad space
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Friday, March 10, 2017 – Page S1
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-- On the first day of their annual March meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., NHL general managers were asked to do a good thing - blue-sky any and all ideas and innovations, in the hopes of making the overall game better.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- Doug Weight, the New York Islanders' interim coach, always was a thinker and a talker, even way back when he was a kid playing hockey and his father gave him some sage advice that still resonates with him today.  FULL STORY arrow
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Mikaël Kingsbury, 24, is the most decorated moguls athlete in history. He will carry the heavy weight of expectations at the 2018 Olympics, looking to win Canada's third consecutive gold medal, but pressure is something the athlete thrives on
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – Page S1
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-- Canada's most dominant winter sports athlete largely flies under the radar outside of Quebec - unless you follow moguls skiing. Consider that, at 24, Mikael Kingsbury is already the most decorated athlete in the history of the sport, having won a record 42 World Cup races.  FULL STORY arrow
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Calgary's quiet renaissance space
Though no one outside of the city has taken too much notice, the Flames have won seven games in a row and are inching up the Pacific Division standings, marking a huge turnaround for the team that started the season 5-10-1
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Monday, March 6, 2017 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- Scoreboard watching is big for any NHL team in a playoff hunt, and it is especially riveting now in Calgary, where the Flames have been on an unexpected run this past month and have settled nicely into the postseason mix.  FULL STORY arrow
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Hometown favourite Gushue in tough space
A stacked field in St. John's stands in the way of Olympic gold-medal winner and his first Brier title
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Saturday, March 4, 2017 – Page S6
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-- The last time Newfoundland was host of a Brier, 1972, The Big O - Orest Meleschuk of Manitoba - won the event at Memorial Stadium, the former home of the St. John's Maple Leafs. The Watergate scandal was in full bloom. The Beatles were freshly into their solo careers. Canada's prime minister was Justin Trudeau's father.  FULL STORY arrow
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Deadline trade gives Iginla new life in L.A. space
Canadiens add some grit (but no scoring), Senators ship out Lazar and three teams play Ping-Pong with defenceman Streit
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Thursday, March 2, 2017 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- The NHL trade deadline always separates hockey fans into two broad categories. There are the hard-core types, interested in the grainy minutiae, who will endlessly debate the ins and outs of Curtis Lazar to the Calgary Flames for a secondround draft choice. Then there are those with more of a passing interest, and to them, the only player of genuine consequence to change teams Wednesday was the future Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla.  FULL STORY arrow
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Another year, another lifeless crawl toward the NHL trade deadline space
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- More and more, the annual NHL trade deadline plays out like the movie Groundhog Day, producing the same numbing, repetitive storyline.Just about all of the league's general managers have figured out it's smart to avoid the lastminute shopping rush, which means most of the deals that really matter get done ahead of the cutoff, Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST.  FULL STORY arrow
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L.A.'s Bishop buy more than just insurance space
The Kings are betting on elite goalie talent for the remainder of the season, paying a pretty, but worthy, penny for the privilege
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Monday, February 27, 2017 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- In a curious but intriguing move that may turn the Western Conference playoff race upside-down, the Los Angeles Kings acquired the No. 1 available goaltender on the NHL trade market Sunday, landing Ben Bishop from the Tampa Bay Lightning.  FULL STORY arrow
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Five Canadian teams - Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary - have the NHL postseason in sight. Now, the looming trade deadline presents an opportunity for GMs to increase their team's chances in the race for the Stanley Cup, Eric Duhatschek writes
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Saturday, February 25, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- For going on 10 years now, a succession of Edmonton Oilers' general managers have found themselves in the same desultory position at the NHL trading deadline: Obliged to sell off player assets to get help for some future date when their fortunes might finally turn for the better.  FULL STORY arrow
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Final weekend of the season sees Inferno and Les Canadiennes meet in Calgary with first place on the line. The players have been gearing up for the showdown for months, Eric Duhatschek reports
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Saturday, February 18, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- In her day job, Jessica Campbell is the director of communications for the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, which is why she was at Holy Cross Elementary Junior High School in southeast Calgary on a Wednesday afternoon, co-ordinating a mental-health initiative with the local middle school.  FULL STORY arrow
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Crosby notches point No. 1,000, 1,001, 1,002 space
Penguins superstar is 12th-fastest in league history to reach milestone, but points-per-game average among best of all time
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Friday, February 17, 2017 – Page S3
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-- Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby's original landlord in Pittsburgh, is usually the most reclusive of the NHL's living legends, rarely making public appearances to offer his thoughts on the state of the game.  FULL STORY arrow
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Osborne-Paradis celebrates birthday with a bronze as the senior citizens of Canada's national ski team make history by finishing 1-3 in the super G
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Thursday, February 9, 2017 – Page S1
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-- At 35, Erik Guay was already the most decorated ski racer in Canadian history, with 24 World Cup podium finishes and the 2010 World Cup title in men's super G. But on Wednesday, Guay carved out a new piece of skiing history by becoming the oldest gold medalist ever at the world championships with a win in the super G race in St. Moritz, Switzerland.  FULL STORY arrow
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Now obliged to wear slimmer leg gear, some goaltenders are welcoming the possibility of further overhauls to their gear sets
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 – Page S3
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-- Like any fraternity that finds itself under constant fire, NHL goaltenders tend to close ranks. For most of the past 40 years, goalies have been fiercely protective of the equipment they wear to fend off pucks, often fired at them at more than 100 miles an hour.  FULL STORY arrow
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Table is set for showdown between NHL and IOC space
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Friday, February 3, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- Finally, after almost three years of posturing, misdirection and otherwise negotiating through intermediaries, all the primary stakeholders in the NHL's Olympic decision-making process will be in the same room together.  FULL STORY arrow
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GM blames 'independent contractors' for paving the way to Hitchcock's firing space
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Thursday, February 2, 2017 – Page S1
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-- Just about every news conference that follows a coaching change produces the same bland, boilerplate language - the ''yadda yadda yadda'' of Seinfeld.On his way out the door, the newly unemployed coach is lauded for his diligent efforts; for his contributions to player development; and for the overall stamp he left on the organization.  FULL STORY arrow
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Showcase features three-on-three action that shows what players can do, given time and space to be creative
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Monday, January 30, 2017 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- The NHL all-star weekend began Friday with Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr gleefully cackling about what it would have been like to play three-on-three hockey when they were in their primes.  FULL STORY arrow
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He's just 19, but Calgary's 'bold' forward is more than happy to go toe-to-toe with the big boys
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Monday, January 23, 2017 – Page S2
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CALGARY -- The audacity of Matthew Tkachuk was on display earlier in January when the Calgary Flames' 19-year-old rookie forward collided with the San Jose Sharks' brute of a defenceman, Brent Burns. Burns fumbled his stick as a result of the contact and it ended up entangled in Tkachuk's equipment. Smoothly, and without missing a beat, Tkachuk took the stick in hand and skated directly to the Flames' bench, with Burns in furious, mad pursuit, trying to get it back.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, January 21, 2017 – Page S11
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CALGARY -- In the basement of Richard Hart's Pickering, Ont., home, there is a photograph taken in Nagano, Japan, where he was competing for Canada in the 1998 Olympic men's curling championships. His infant son, Joey, is sitting in Sandra Schmirler's lap, surrounded by the rest of Schmirler's women's Olympic curling team, all of them fussing over the cute, three-month old baby.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- Now that she has retired, people may wonder of the most successful female hockey player in history: What was Hayley Wickenheiser like at the beginning, in her mid-teens, when she first made Canada's national women's hockey team?  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, January 16, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- Redemption stories can be constructed many different ways and, from Saturday's close encounter in the improving Battle of Alberta, two emerged.The first involved the Calgary Flames' Brian Elliott, who was signed in the summer to provide the team with answers in goal, but started the season badly, thanks mostly to the Oilers and to Connor McDavid. Elliott lost twice to the Oilers in the first two nights of the season, by scores of 7-4 and 5-3, and McDavid contributed heavily to his misery, scoring six points in all.  FULL STORY arrow
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Is Burns the NHL's most valuable player? space
The San Jose stalwart leads all defencemen in goals and points at the season's halfway point
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Saturday, January 14, 2017 – Page S5
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CALGARY -- Joe Thornton was making a stump speech on behalf of his San Jose Sharks' teammate Brent Burns, the mid-season favourite to win the NHL's Norris Trophy as the league's top defenceman.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- The most dramatic and uplifting hockey game played at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi didn't feature Alex Ovechkin or Sidney Crosby or Patrick Kane. It occurred in the gold-medal match between the Canadian and U.S. women, a game that went down to the wire. Canada tied it in the dying seconds and then won in overtime, after a U.S. shot at the empty net in regulation came gently to rest at the goal post.  FULL STORY arrow
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The NHL glass is half full space
Taking stock at the midpoint of the 2016-17 regular season, Eric Duhatschek finds some unexpected and startling developments
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Saturday, January 7, 2017 – Page S5
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CALGARY -- On the final weekend of 2016, something happened in the NHL that had never occurred in the four major North American professional sports leagues. Two teams on win streaks of 12 or more games played each other - a collision of emerging, unexpected early-season powerhouses.  FULL STORY arrow
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Will Iginla soon be homeward bound? space
A possible trade of the Edmonton-born veteran is one of many decisions Colorado GM Joe Sakic will have to make about his team in coming months. If Sakic gives his old friend one more shot at a Cup run, either of Alberta's NHL cities could be the destination
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Thursday, January 5, 2017 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- For the first 16 years of his distinguished career, it looked as if Jarome Iginla would spend its entirety with the Calgary Flames, the team that acquired his rights in a 1995 trade before he ever played an NHL game. Iginla became the face of the Flames franchise, and meant to Calgary what Daniel Alfredsson did to Ottawa and Mats Sundin to Toronto.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- There are 19 different individual awards listed in the NHL's official guide and record book, but none for comeback player of the year, a curious omission for a league that loves its shiny trophy case.  FULL STORY arrow
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When the beards told the whole story
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Thursday, December 29, 2016 – Page S4
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-- My 2016 memorable moment was more of an encounter than an actual event. It happened on the opening day of the NHL playoffs last spring, in the San Jose Sharks' visiting dressing room at the Staples Centre. The Sharks' Joe Thornton was passing through, but stopped to say hello and catch up.  FULL STORY arrow
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From NHL tough guy to college dean space
It wasn't bruising play that ended Jim Kyte's ice time but a bad car accident. From the fog of concussion came a new career, in academia
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- The first part of Jim Kyte's life story may sound discouragingly familiar to anyone following the trials and tribulations of the NHL's ongoing concussion debate. Kyte was a 6-foot-5, 210pound defenceman, drafted 12th over all in 1982 by the Winnipeg Jets, the first legally deaf player in NHL history.  FULL STORY arrow
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Catching up with little sister space
Jamie Oleksiak tries to establish himself as an NHL regular, escaping the shadow of his younger sibling, Olympic medallist Penny
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Monday, December 26, 2016 – Page S4
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CALGARY -- There was a night, a few weeks back, when Dallas Stars defenceman Jamie Oleksiak found himself on all the nightly highlight reels, after the splashiest game of his NHL career.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- Milan Lucic spent last year playing hockey in Los Angeles, where he discovered that Neil Diamond had it right: The city's fine, the sun shines most of the time and the feeling is laid back. Lucic grew up in Vancouver but spent the first nine seasons of his professional life in the United States - until he became a free agent this summer and suddenly had a choice to make.  FULL STORY arrow
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Monday, December 19, 2016 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- Any day now, Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers will move into second place on the NHL career scoring list, behind only Wayne Gretzky.Think about that for a moment.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, December 17, 2016 – Page S6
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CALGARY -- John Tortorella is the odds-on favourite to win the NHL coach of the year honours, which may surprise some people, but not John Davidson, who never lost faith. Davidson is the Columbus Blue Jackets' president of hockey operations and currently oversees the NHL's most unexpected early-season success story. The Blue Jackets entered Friday's game with the Calgary Flames with the fewest regulation losses in the league (five) and boast a winning percentage of better than .700, both at home and on the road.  FULL STORY arrow
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- The Winnipeg Jets' lost weekend concluded in heartbreaking fashion Sunday night, if the 32nd game of any NHL season can actually be described as heartbreaking. The road-weary Jets were hanging in with the Edmonton Oilers until flashy rookie Patrik Laine did something he's done a lot of this season and conjured up another goal.  FULL STORY arrow
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Calgary overcoming rich-guy syndrome space
Gaudreau, poster boy for players trying too hard to justify lucrative contracts, has returned 'recentred' - and team is reignited
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Saturday, December 10, 2016 – Page S5
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CALGARY -- The return of Johnny Gaudreau to the Calgary Flames lineup occurred unexpectedly last Sunday, when the diminutive sniper came off the injury list weeks earlier than anticipated and immediately scored an early goal in an 8-3 romp over the Anaheim Ducks.  FULL STORY arrow
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Deconstructing Gary Bettman's negotiating tactics space
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Monday, December 5, 2016 – Page S1
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-- Those of us who are veteran Gary Bettman watchers were fascinated by the little cat-andmouse game the NHL commissioner has been playing with the players' association these past three weeks.  FULL STORY arrow
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Amid all the fuss, Flames goalie stands tall space
At 30, Johnson is getting his first real chance to be a No. 1 netminder - and he's making his hometown sit up and take notice
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Thursday, December 1, 2016 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- On Wednesday morning, in the hubbub of game day in the Calgary Flames' dressing room, there was a mad scramble to track down the latest Dougie Hamilton trade rumours, all dismissed out of hand by Calgary Flames' general manager Brad Treliving. Johnny Gaudreau, the injured forward, was around too, skating for the first time since breaking his finger, and inching closer to a return.  FULL STORY arrow
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Quarterbacking part of Calgary's DNA space
From GM Hufnagel through coach Dickenson to field general Mitchell, football's most important position thrives
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 – Page S4
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-- The quarterback culture that has transformed the Calgary Stampeders into the CFL's model franchise started with the old head coach, John Hufnagel.Among his many accomplishments, Hufnagel spent the 2003 season as the quarterbacks coach for the NFL champion New England Patriots, working with Tom Brady, that year's Super Bowl MVP. Prior to that, he was a quarterback star at Penn State and then played 12 CFL seasons.  FULL STORY arrow
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Stampeders trample Lions en route to 10-0 season at McMahon space
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Monday, November 21, 2016 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- The question of rust - and how a three-week layoff might hinder the Calgary Stampeders' performance - was settled in just a little more than two minutes of play early in the CFL's West Division final against the B.C. Lions on Sunday.  FULL STORY arrow
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Sunday's division final against Lions will be the first time in six weeks that Calgary truly has something to play for
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Saturday, November 19, 2016 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- Football players are the ultimate creatures of habit - tied to a rest-practice-play routine that rarely varies from week to week. It's what makes Sunday's CFL's West Division final between the Calgary Stampeders and B.C. Lions such a curious and intriguing anomaly.  FULL STORY arrow
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'He made us all much better players' space
Sergei Makarov, who will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday, was a pioneer of puck-possession play
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Monday, November 14, 2016 – Page S2
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TORONTO -- In an NHL career that spanned 22 years for six teams, Gary Roberts scored 50 goals in a single season just once - and he will tell you it would never have happened without his right winger at the time, Sergei Makarov.  FULL STORY arrow
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By ERIC DUHATSCHEK
Monday, November 14, 2016 – Page S2
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-- Pat Quinn (builder) Following a nine-year playing career that included stops in Toronto, Vancouver and Atlanta, Quinn began his coaching career as an assistant with the 1977-78 Philadelphia Flyers and was behind the bench for the Flyers' NHL record 35game undefeated streak in the 1979-80 season. Quinn was head coach of Canada's 2002 Olympic and 2004 World Cup championship teams. Quinn also served on the Hockey Hall of Fame's selection committee from 1998 to 2013 and was the HHOF's chairman of the board at the time of his death in November, 2014.  FULL STORY arrow
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Friday, November 11, 2016 – Page S1
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-- On the second-last Saturday of June, 1992, Larry Bertuzzi was on a canoe-shopping expedition with his son in the Haliburton Highlands. It was a typical weekend at the start of the Ontario cottage season, and Bertuzzi, a prominent Toronto labour lawyer, was blissfully disconnected - and completely unaware of the drama unfolding in Montreal at the NHL's annual entry draft.  FULL STORY arrow
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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – Page S1
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CALGARY -- At his best, Johnny Gaudreau plays the game of hockey with a brazen audacity. When he was setting the NHL afire in his first two years, it was because of his unwavering nerve.  FULL STORY arrow
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Mitchell poised to eclipse legendary Flutie - and he's well aware of significance
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Saturday, October 29, 2016 – Page S10
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CALGARY -- Doug Flutie orchestrated the Miracle in Miami, perhaps college football's most infamous play, back in 1984, or six years before Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell was born.''But if you're a football fan, you know that play,'' Mitchell said this week, ''and I'm not too far off the age of when it happened.''  FULL STORY arrow
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Calgary's new starting goalie isn't hung up on losing Wednesday's season opener to the Oilers and looks to even the score on Friday
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Friday, October 14, 2016 – Page S2
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Slow and steady builds the 'Peg space
NHL's fifth-youngest team hopes to go from an occasional postseason cameo to a consistent playoff competitor
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Thursday, October 13, 2016 – Page S4
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-- At a time when the NHL's numbers crunchers are in ascendancy, here is one not-soadvanced stat that is hard to overlook or dispute: From Feb. 18 until the end of last year's NHL regular season, the No. 1 scorer in the league was not Patrick Kane or Sidney Crosby, but the Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele.  FULL STORY arrow
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Having just led Pittsburgh to an NHL championship and Canada to a World Cup title, Sidney Crosby was riding high. But now his future on the ice is a little uncertain
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – Page S1
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-- What does the future hold for Sidney Crosby?Pittsburgh Penguins officials were cautious in discussing their star's latest head injury, reportedly suffered during Friday's practice. Crosby felt ill when he reported to the rink before a Saturday exhibition game against Columbus, and was subsequently scratched from the lineup. When his condition hadn't improved by Monday, he underwent the NHL's standard concussion protocols and was diagnosed with a concussion.  FULL STORY arrow
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Johnny Hockey ends holdout and signs a six-year contract with the Flames, giving his squad a boost going into new season
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – Page S3
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CALGARY -- Johnny Gaudreau is a communications major, and so it probably wasn't a massive surprise that, when he signed his long-awaited contract extension with the Calgary Flames Monday afternoon, he announced it himself on Twitter.  FULL STORY arrow
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Saturday, October 1, 2016 – Page S11
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TORONTO -- Five takeaways from the 2016 World Cup of Hockey tournament, which started on a positive note; sagged noticeably in the middle; and then ended on a high, with Canada sweeping the event by winning six games in a row: .  FULL STORY arrow
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