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Allen: NHL expansion inevitable, but Gary Bettman mum on when and where

USA TODAY - ‎1 hour ago‎
Seattle would have been a nice fit, but the city doesn't have an arena to meet NHL standards. What that means is that if the NHL grants expansion franchises to both Quebec City and Las Vegas, it will have to realign again. What we know is that the ...
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NHL playoffs | Sharks beat Blues, will play for Cup for first time

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 25, 2016‎
... late for the Blues, who still trailed 4-2. Despite making the playoffs 16 times in 18 seasons and winning the second most games in the NHL since the start of the 2003-04 season, the Sharks have been known for their soul-crushing playoff ...

Big 12 set for one of most important meetings in conference history - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Because of that humble background, Maestas wakes up each day feeling incredibly lucky. His firm, Navigate Research has done a TV deal for Australia's national rugby league and consulted with the NHL on expansion. How hard can Big 12 expansion be?

Johnson, Dubinsky added to US roster

Columbus Dispatch (blog) - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Dubinsky, 30, has played in 620 NHL games with the New York Rangers and Columbus. He's represented the USA twice, both in World Championships, most recently in 2010.
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NHL playoffs | With Matt Murray in goal, Penguins stave off elimination

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 24, 2016‎
NHL playoffs | With Matt Murray in goal, Penguins stave off elimination. NHL | Rust scores 2, ... Each week (usually at 1 p.m.
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5 Things Canadiens Fans Can Look Forward to

The Hockey Writers - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Not counting the player they'll be drafting in June, the Habs have a bevy of near, if not completely, NHL-ready players who are a year older, including Sven Andrighetto and Daniel Carr, both of whom should be in contention for a roster spot come the ...

Michael Arace commentary | At Lake Erie playoff hopes still very alive

Columbus Dispatch (blog) - ‎May 27, 2016‎
CLEVELAND - Although the state's capital of hockey has shifted to the state's capital over the course of the past three decades, the game maintains a place in this city's crowded sports landscape.

Is 16 enough: Should the NHL expand playoff eligibility? (blog) - ‎May 17, 2016‎
If and when the NHL gets to 32 teams, presumably there will be some realignment or possible adjustment to get 8 teams in every division.
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NHL | Blues beat Sharks 6-3 to even series

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 22, 2016‎
NHL | Blues beat Sharks 6-3 to even series .... Each week (usually at 1 p.m. Wednesdays) during during the NHL season, Dispatch beat writer Aaron Portzline answers readers' questions.

Anton Forsberg's patience pays off

Columbus Dispatch (blog) - ‎May 24, 2016‎
“I couldn't do much more than work hard and practice hard,” said Forsberg, who watched from the bench, a ballcap on his head, as Korpisalo played the first seven-plus playoff games after having a stellar rookie season with the Blue Jackets in the NHL.

Wanted: a Canadian Division

Orangeville Citizen - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Initially, the gloom among Canadian hockey fans was shared by the television broadcasters, CBC and Rogers' Sportsnet, but we suspect it may have reached even the NHL board of governors, thanks to the success of small-market teams in ousting all the ...
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NHL | Todd Richards candidate for job with Red Wings

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Richards has a 204-183-37 record as an NHL coach, having also coached for two seasons in Minnesota. He's also been an assistant with Pittsburgh and San Jose.
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NHL playoffs | Penguins win on the road to take series lead

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 18, 2016‎
TAMPA, Fla. - Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Chris Kunitz scored third-period goals, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.

Shawn Michaels Teases NHL Playoff Game 5 Announcement

Wrestlezone - ‎May 19, 2016‎
With 32 teams I wouldn't mind experimenting the NFL division realignment (4 teams each division) but using the previous NHL Playoff format, with 4 division champs seeding the top 4 while the bottom 4 is from the remaining teams with the most number of pts.

Monsters Have All the Answers in Game 1

Columbus Dispatch (blog) - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The Lake Erie Monsters had an answer for everything in Saturday's Game 1 vs. Ontario, making a huge second-period surge after falling behind and scoring a big "response" goal in the third period when the Reign rallied to tie.

Blue Jackets | Rychel trying to make his mark in minors

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 20, 2016‎
One season later, in 2014-15, Wennberg was an NHL regular, learning on the fly against some of the league's best centers.

Ready For The Reign

Columbus Dispatch (blog) - ‎May 19, 2016‎
But the biggest story for Ontario this season has been the play of veteran NHL goaltender Peter Budaj, who led the AHL in wins (42), goals-against average (1.75), save percentage (.932) and shutouts (nine).

Hockey | United States routed in bronze game; Canada wins title

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 22, 2016‎
ST. PETERSBURG, Russa - Russia led 4-0 in the second period and rolled past the United States 7-2 to win the bronze medal at the hockey world championships on Sunday.

Monsters Move On With 4-3 OT Win

Columbus Dispatch (blog) - ‎May 16, 2016‎
8 overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft and a Grosse Pointe, Mich., pounced on a loose puck in front of Grand Rapids goaltender Jared Coreau and swept it through his pads off the backhand.

Hockey | Americans upset Czechs to reach semifinals

Columbus Dispatch - ‎May 19, 2016‎
1 pick in next month's NHL draft. "He almost presses too hard sometimes, you know. I said, 'You know, your moment's going to come,' and sure enough it comes in the shootout," said teammate Nick Foligno, captain of the Blue Jackets.