Hockey

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, center left, holds a jersey after the NHL Board of Governors announced Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Sea Island Ga.. Joining Bettman, from left to right, is Jerry Bruckheimer, David Bonderman, David Wright, Tod Leiweke and Washington Wild youth hockey player Jaina Goscinski. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
December 05, 2018 - 8:48 pm
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle's NHL expansion team has its roots in Dave Tippett's computer. That's where the longtime coach-turned-senior adviser keeps a running list of players around the league who might be available in an expansion draft that is still 2½ years off. It is just an exercise for...
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Max Rubin cheers and holds a sign in favor of the team name "Kraken" following the announcement of a new NHL hockey team in Seattle, at a celebratory party Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 04, 2018 - 3:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — John Barr understood it was likely a foregone conclusion and yet as NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman spoke nearly 3,000 miles away, he found himself getting emotional watching the televisions in the packed bar. Barr was among fans watching Tuesday morning as Seattle was awarded an NHL...
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, left, shakes hands with Seattle Hockey Partners majority owner David Bonderman after the announcement by the National Hockey League Board of Governors to name Seattle as the home of the league's 32nd franchise, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Sea Island, Ga. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
December 04, 2018 - 2:13 pm
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle is getting a National Hockey League team. It will just have to wait a little bit longer to drop the puck. The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set to begin in 2021 instead of 2020 to allow...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2010, file photo, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario. The NHL is dealing with some uncertain situations as it prepares to finalize expansion to Seattle. The Ottawa Senators’ downtown arena project is in danger of falling apart, and Arizona Coyotes owner Andrew Barroway is looking for a partner and trying to secure a long-term home in the desert. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
December 03, 2018 - 8:40 pm
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Things are going well enough that the NHL is ready to expand to Seattle and the salary cap keeps going up. But the league is still dealing with a few uncertain situations on the eve of what should be a slam-dunk expansion vote to bring Seattle into the fold. The Ottawa...
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December 02, 2018 - 4:54 pm
SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle is one step away from landing an NHL franchise. Team and city executives have already secured more than 30,000 season-ticket deposits, got an arena plan passed through local government and wowed the executive committee of owners. It all pays off Tuesday when the NHL...
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New York Islanders players celebrate their victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets in an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
December 01, 2018 - 11:33 pm
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders were energized by a boisterous home crowd as they rallied for a win in their first regular season game at Nassau Coliseum in more than 3 1/2 years. Casey Cizikas scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and the Islanders beat the Columbus Blue...
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New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid (1) watches as Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), from Sweden, and right wing Tom Wilson (43) celebrate a goal by Backstrom during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 30, 2018 - 10:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Wilson got back on the score sheet and put himself back under the microscope that has become a part of his existence in the NHL. Wilson scored again before being ejected for a questionable hit and Nicklas Backstrom had a hat trick and four points in the Washington Capitals' 6-...
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Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, left, loses control of the puck as Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang covers in the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
November 29, 2018 - 1:57 am
DENVER (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon put on a show that made Cole Harbour proud, and it was MacKinnon who walked away with bragging rights for the Nova Scotia town. MacKinnon had a goal and three assists, including one on Gabe Landeskog's tiebreaking score midway through the third...
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Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) scores against San Jose Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 28, 2018 - 11:02 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews had two goals and an assist in his return from a left shoulder injury that sidelined him a month and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Wednesday night for their third straight victory. John Tavares also scored twice, former San Jose star Patrick...
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In this Nov. 20, 2018, photo a customer makes a sports bet at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Professional sports leagues that once vehemently fought sports betting are now partnering with gambling companies to get in on it now that it's legal. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
November 28, 2018 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it. In a pact announced Wednesday morning, the National Basketball Association is partnering with Sportradar and Genius Sports to distribute NBA betting...
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