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For Jason Herter, goalie Jack LaFontaine’s brief window of NHL opportunity with Carolina is a familiar story

Last season, Jack LaFontaine got one NHL start to prove himself with the Carolina Hurricanes. After being a top-10 draft pick a generation ago, Jason Herter got one game, just one, to prove himself at the NHL level. KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Much has been made about former Minnesota Gophers goalie Jack LaFontaine being pulled from…

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2022 NHL Draft first-round pick signings tracker

The 32 players picked in the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft have NHL hopes. Some have gotten a start toward that goal by signing a three-year, entry-level contract. More could sign as we make our way through the 2022-23 season. Here is a look at which players have signed and the status of…

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Wright was hoping Kraken would select him in 2022 NHL Draft

SEATTLE — Shane Wright said the Seattle Kraken were the team he had hoped would draft him all along. After Day 2 of the Kraken development camp Tuesday, Wright recalled a January conversation he had with forward prospect Brennan Othmann, who was selected by the New York Rangers with the No. 16 pick at the…

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2022-23 NHL Trade Tracker

Welcome to the 2022-23 NHL Trade Tracker, the official list of completed trades since July 13, 2022. This is your one-stop shop for news, analysis and reaction from around the NHL as teams position themselves for the present and beyond. JULY 13: Carolina Hurricanes acquire forward Max Pacioretty, defenseman Dylan Coghlan from the Vegas Golden…

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2022 NFL season: Predicting each NFC team’s non-QB MVP

The NFL prides itself on being unpredictable, where any team can go from worst to first, and a young star can rise from the abyss to take the league by storm. When it comes to the AP NFL Most Valuable Player award, however, the honor has lost some of its intrigue. It’s become an annual…

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Top 30 NFL players 30 and over: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers headline list of best veteran players for 2022

Football is a young man’s game, you might say, especially when you consider how many of the NFL’s premium talents are still playing on rookie contracts. But to overlook the true veterans would be to overlook just as many superstars. In fact, some of the best players at the most important position just happen to…

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Flag Football Gives The NFL A Fresh Set Of Downs To Work With

Football is king of the US professional sports hill these days — sorry baseball and basketball — and the National Football League is showing why with its warm and rather ingenious embrace of a softer, gentler brand of its product, flag football. At a time when concussion and other serious injury concerns are keeping more…

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NBA, NBPA announce recognition payments for former ABA players

LAS VEGAS — The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced today a new, jointly-funded program to provide recognition payments for pioneer players from the American Basketball Association (ABA). Approximately 115 former ABA players, who played at least three seasons and did not qualify for a benefit from the NBA…

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Shabazz Muhammad’s winding path back to an NBA chance: ‘I’ve been humbled’

Shabazz Muhammad has just finished another workout. He feels good. He is confident in his game and secure in his mind. His body is strong and fit. He is ready for his shot at the NBA. He is 29 years old. This is not how it was supposed to happen. Muhammad was not meant to…

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NBA: Play-In tournament made permanent, plus changes to ‘take foul’ rule ahead of new season

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver confirmed a number of changes to the league ahead of the start of the new season. With three months to go until the start of the new NBA season, Adam Silver has confirmed a number of new permanent changes. Included in those changes is the NBA play-in tournament, which has been…

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