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Added August 26th, 2014 by Ian
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ESPN host sues arena after slicing her arm open

Linda Cohn, an anchorwoman for America’s ESPN sports network is taking an American ice arena to court over an accident she suffered while making a promotional appearance for the Hartford Wolf Pack American Hockey League (AHL) club. Cohn said she suffered a huge gash in her arm after a freak accident and it required 25 stitches to fix. Cohn hosts the television networks “Listen Closely” show and she used to play ice hockey as a goaltender for SUNY Oswego.

The 54-year-old Cohn said she showed up at the Brewster Ice Arena in Brewster, New York back in March to play with the Wolf Pack team in an exhibition promotion event. The club is the AHL affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers. She says she then suffered disabling and severe injuries when a large, heavy coin changing machine fell on her. She said in her negligence lawsuit that several children were playing in the arena’s arcade area and they were responsible for the accident.

 
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Added June 23rd, 2014 by Ian
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New York Rangers buy out Brad Richards

The New York Rangers finally ran out of patience with forward Brad Richards even though he helped the club reach the Stanley Cup Final this season and have bought out his contract. The Rangers announced on June 20 that Richards will be paid off the last six years of his $60 million nine-year contract. Richards signed the long-term deal back in 2011 and was costing the Rangers $6.67 million of salary-cap space per year. The Rangers will pay the player two-thirds of the contract price over the next 12 years in the buyout agreement.

Richards released a statement though the Rangers franchise which said the past few days gave certainly been tough on him since he loved living in new York and being a Ranger. He added that the fans, his teammates, and team staff were all great to him and he had the chance to make many new friends during his time in the city. He went on to say that he’ll cherish his time as a Ranger and thanked general manager Glen Sather and club owner James Dolan for handling the situation with class.

 
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Added June 14th, 2014 by Ian
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Los Angeles Kings win Stanley Cup in dramatic and thrilling fashion

The Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in the past three NHL seasons with a dramatic and thrilling 3-2 win in double overtime at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 13. Alec Martinez notched the winner on a rebound at the 14:43 mark of the second overtime period to send the home fans into a frenzy. All three games in Los Angeles went into overtime with two of them being double overtimes as the Kings wrapped up the best-of-seven series in five games.

The Kings played 26 playoff games this season, which ties the record for a cup-winning team with the Calgary Flames and Philadelphia Flyers, and went 5-2 in overtime outings. They won four games while trailing at the end of the second period and fought back from a 3-0 game deficit against the San Jose Sharks in the first round of the postseason to win the series in seven. The Kings faced seven elimination games during the playoff run and won them all while the Rangers went five out of six.

 
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Added June 4th, 2014 by Ian
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Top NHL Prospect can’t manage one pull-up during physical testing

Sam Bennett is a 17-year-old center who plays for the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and is the top-ranked North American player in the upcoming NHL Draft on June 27. He scored 36 goals and added 55 assists this season for 91 points in 57 league games. However, he may now become famous for the number one. This is because the hockey player couldn’t manage even one single pull-up at the NHL’s recent Combine training facility.

This is a bit hard to believe considering that 99 per cent of kids can get through at least one pull-up while fooling around on the Monkey Bars at the local playground. The Combine is an annual event where most of the players ranked by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau are invited to a mini training camp. This allows the 30 NHL clubs to watch them workout physically and then test them out mentally with one-on-one interviews.

 
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Added May 27th, 2014 by Ian
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Edmonton Oil Kings capture Memorial Cup

 
Added May 19th, 2014 by Ian
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Pittsburgh Penguins fire GM Ray Shero

 
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