1. A Brief History: Calgary Flames

    The Flames joined the NHL in 1971, originally playing in Atlanta. They joined the League along with the New York Islanders. The Flames were owned by Tom Cousins, the same man who owned the NBA's Atlanta Hawks...

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  2. A Brief History: Buffalo Sabres

    The Buffalo Sabres joined the NHL in 1970, along with the Vancouver Canucks, as part of NHL expansion. The team name was chosen because owner Seymour Knox felt a sabre was a weapon ...

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  3. USA Hockey: Jay Williams Wants to Use Hlinka As Showcase Tournament

    Jay Williams has been fighting to have his hockey skills noticed, because as a native of McLean, Va., he's not from a typical hotbed for hockey talent...

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  4. A Brief History: Boston Bruins

    The Boston Bruins joined the NHL in 1924 as the League’s first United States-based team. They are one of the "Original Six" along with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers, Montreal Canadiens, and Chicago Blackhawks...

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  5. A Brief History: Atlanta Thrashers

    The Atlanta Thrashers entered the NHL in 1999; nearly two decades after the Flames left Atlanta for Calgary. Their nickname, selected from a fan poll, comes from Georgia's state bird, a brown thrasher...

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  6. A Brief History: Anaheim Ducks

    For those not up on their cinematic trivia, the Anaheim Ducks are the team that was inspired by the 1992 Disney movie The Mighty Ducks...

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  7. USA Hockey: Connor Murphy Using Summer as a Springboard To Season

    For most 17-year-olds, summertime means spending time with friends and staying out late. Connor Murphy, a defenseman who will represent the U.S. at the upcoming Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, has other plans...

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  8. Ilya Kovalchuk: NHLPA Files Grievance on Behalf of Hockey Star

    The mess that is Ilya Kovalchuk's contract situation has gone a step further. The NHL Players Association has filed a grievance on behalf Kovalchuk...

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  9. MLS: Thierry Henry Makes Good First Impression for Red Bulls

    Thierry Henry made his MLS debut last night when he started for the New York Red Bulls in the Barclays New York challenge. In the opening game of the tournament, the Red Bulls hosted the Tottenham Hotspurs from England...

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  10. Balance of Power in the NHL For the 2010-2011 Season

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  11. Milwaukee Brewers' Announcer Bob Uecker Will Be Returning To The Booth

    Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker will be returning to the broadcast booth Friday after a three-month absence recovering from heart surgery...

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  12. Does the NHL Balance of Power Shift Back to Pittsburgh Now?

    With Ilya Kovalchuk's contract being rejected by the League, one must wonder where the balance of power in the NHL has gone...

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  13. NHL Releases Statement on Ilya Kovalchuk's Rejected Contract

    The NHL has rejected Ilya Kovalchuk's contract with the New Jersey Devils. Kovalchuk signed a contract Monday for 17 years, paying him $102 million...

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  14. Amar'e Stoudemire Won't Suit Up For USA Basketball in World Championships

    According to ESPN.com, new New York Knick Amar'e Stoudemire will not be playing for the United States in the World Championships due to problems insuring his contract...

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  15. Cubs Manager Lou Piniella To Retire Following The 2010 Season

    "Sweet Lou" will be hangin' 'em up at the conclusion of this season, according to ESPN.com. The current manager of the Chicago Cubs has managed in the big leagues for 23 years for the Yankees, Reds, Mariners, Devil Rays and Cubs...

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  16. Chicago Cubs' Top Pick Will Miss Summer Ball

    Cubs' first round draft pick Hayden Simpson will miss the summer season due to an ongoing battle with mononucleosis, according to scouting director Tim Wilken. The 16th overall selection out of Southern Arkansas, Simpson went 13-1 with a 1...

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  17. New York Mets' Lineup Needs To Start Producing

    The New York Mets finally have their ideal lineup, and now it's time to start producing. Throughout the season, I've had a feeling Jerry Manual was going with the saying from last year that didn't impress any fans...

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  18. Ilya Kovalchuk Re-Signing With Devils Means They Want To Win NOW

    The New Jersey Devils were able to re-sign forward Ilya Kovalchuk today for 17 years, $102 million, keeping him when it looked like he would move to the LA Kings. This can only mean one thing Devils fans: Lou Lamoriello wants to win...

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  19. Hockey: USA Under-18 Select Team Announced

    USA Hockey has announced the Under-18 Select Team that will participate in the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, scheduled to take place August 9-14...

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  20. NCAA Ice Hockey: Frozen Four to Pittsburgh in 2013, Philly in '14

    The Frozen Four, also known as the NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship, is coming to Pennsylvania for the first time...

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  21. Hamonic feels his game has developed

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Armed with a three-year deal, Travis Hamonic is ready to make an impact on Long Island...

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  22. Islanders sport dynamic Russian duo at prospect camp

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders opened their prospect camp Wednesday at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, where they worked out recent draft picks and other young players who are looking for a spot on the club...

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  23. 2010 Summer Rookie Camp Schedule

    With the 2010 NHL Entry Draft finished, teams are beginning to announce their Summer Rookie Camp schedules where they begin to introduce their prospects into the teams' system. The camps are intended for the clubs' draft classes...

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  24. Rangers Top Pick Knows He Has A Lot Of Work to Do

    Being drafted by the New York Rangers was a "dream come true" for their first-round pick, Dylan McIlrath, last weekend at Staples Center in Los Angeles. McIlrath, the No...

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  25. 2009 Top Pick Tavares Sees Stardom For Hall

    One year after John Tavares became a New York Islander at the NHL Entry Draft in Montreal, he joined teammates Matt Moulson and Trevor Gillies at the Nassau Coliseum in greeting the ...

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