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How To Legalize Sports Betting

Photo credit: John Locher/AP Millions of Americans are gearing up for their fantasy football drafts. And thanks to the scores of lobbyists and lawyers employed by the daily fantasy sports industry, DraftKings and FanDuel are back in business in New …

NHL Rumors: Lightning, Stars and Penguins

On the Tampa Bay Lightning … Mike Halford of Pro Hockey Talk: Ben Bishop finished second in Vezina voting, was a second team all-star and will be playing for Team USA at the World Cup. Yet, with one-year left on …

Bernie Nicholls on concussions, NHL lawsuit (Puck Daddy Q&A)

Are these problems preventing you from getting back into coaching? “I don’t think this has anything to do with that. I think if I wanted to, hopefully I could. I loved it there (with the Kings in 2012). Darryl Sutter …

Hockey heroes: NHL rookie hopefuls name their first favorite player

Who did the kids look up to when they were kids? At a photo shoot for Upper Deck this week, we asked a handful of NHL rookie hopefuls to recall their first hockey hero. (Warning: Reading this might make you …

New Avalanche coach Bednar gets first chance in NHL

Jared Bednar, front, the new head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, responds to a question as Josh Kroenke, center, president and governor of the team, and Joe Sakic, team general manager, look on during an NHL hockey news conference, Wednesday, …

Blake Wheeler named Jets captain

“For me, this is obviously a huge honor,” Wheeler said. “I got to learn a lot from Andrew Ladd the last five years in Winnipeg. To see what it looks like every day to be the leader of the team, …

Hartnett: Ranking The NHL’s Top 25 Defensemen

By Sean Hartnett» More Columns Here’s a look at the top 25 defensemen in the NHL entering the 2016-17 season. 1. Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators The two-time Norris Trophy winner is a generational talent. No defenseman possesses the total confidence that Karlsson …

NHL adds meldonium to banned substances list

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email print comment Following the lead of the World Anti-Doping Agency, the NHL has added meldonium to its list of banned substances. Meldonium, shown under the trademark Mildronat, was just added to the NHL’s list of banned …

NHL coaches make backup plans for training camps

Cooper would miss four of the Lightning’s six exhibition games if North America advances that far, not to mention a number of early practices. World Cup duties have altered his preparations for training camp. Cooper started planning about three weeks …

Zeitgeist: NHL Las Vegas team narrows name list down to 30-40 finalists

The NHL’s Las Vegas expansion team’s interminable quest for a name could soon end, with team brass tightening its list of potential monikers down to forty or so final choices, according to a leaked email directly from the team. Over …