• Blackhawks announce plans for NHL Draft Fan Fest
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    Blackhawks announce plans for NHL Draft Fan Fest

    It’s been just over a month since the Blackhawks were eliminated from the playoffs in swift fashion. And as Patrick Kane told WGN Radio on Tuesday morning, the bitter taste hasn’t gone away. “I think a lot of us didn’t figure we’d be in the situation we’re in right now,” Kane told Steve Cochran and Dave Eanet on Tuesday. “All of us can work this offseason to get better. It’s a long time to wait to get back to that opportunity to play in the playoffs again, so we’ll have a sour taste in our mouth for a while.” The Nashville Predators, who made quick work of the Blackhawks in the first round, eliminated the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night to earn the first Stanley Cup Final appearance in franchise

  • What’s the story on Kyle Dubas and the Avs?
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    What’s the story on Kyle Dubas and the Avs?

    Elliotte Friedman was the man who first announced on a HNIC broadcast that Kyle Dubas was talking to the Colorado Avalanche about some kind of position there. He said at the time that the Leafs had granted permission, but the timing on when or if this conversation had already happened was never clear. Less is clear now. Today, Friedman appeared on Sprortsnet’s Boomer in the Morning show in Calgary, and updated the story. It begins at 11:13 of the audio stream with these words: “I gotta tell you, this is a weird story.” He then goes on to say: I think it’s over. That whatever window was there since I reported it, and one of the things I said on Tuesday when I mentioned it is I’m not exactly sure

  • NHL playoffs 2017: Stanley Cup Final schedule set, plus full results
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    NHL playoffs 2017: Stanley Cup Final schedule set, plus full results

    Don Wright-USA TODAY Sports The Penguins will face the Predators starting Monday The Stanley Cup Final will officially begin on May 29. Now that the Nashville Predators have clinched their spot, we know exactly what the layout of the final