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Anaheim Ducks head coach Dallas Eakins, left, and general manager Bob Murray pose with a jersey at Great Park Ice in Irvine, Calif., Monday, June 17, 2019. Eakins was hired as the Ducks' head coach on Monday, moving up from their AHL affiliate to take over a longtime NHL power that stumbled last season. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)
June 17, 2019 - 5:07 pm
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Dallas Eakins spent the past four years developing the Anaheim Ducks' top prospects in San Diego and preparing himself for another NHL coaching opportunity. He is getting it with players he knows well, and with the organization that believes in them all. Eakins was hired as...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Erik Karlsson, center, celebrates with Timo Meier, left, and Joe Pavelski after Pavelski scored during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canuck, in San Jose, Calif. The San Jose Sharks re-signed pending free agent Erik Karlsson to an eight-year deal on Monday, June 17, 2019, turning a one-year rental into a long-term commitment to one of the league's most dynamic defensemen.(AP Photo/Josie Lepe, File)
June 17, 2019 - 10:31 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have re-signed pending free agent defenseman Erik Karlsson to a $92 million, eight-year deal. The Sharks announced the deal on Monday, two weeks before Karlsson was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. A person with knowledge of the...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2019, file photo, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a news conference before Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins in Boston. Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, NHL owners and players divide hockey-related revenue 50/50, and if player salaries exceed that split a certain percentage is withheld in escrow to make it even. The Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and fellow players have lost upwards of 10% of their pay to escrow over the past seven seasons, which is why 25 of 31 NHL Players’ Association representatives surveyed by The Associated Press and Canadian Press named escrow as the biggest bargaining issue with September deadlines looming to terminate the current CBA effective the fall of 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
June 16, 2019 - 10:01 am
Jonathan Toews says he just wants his contract to be worth what it says on paper. Right now, it's not that simple. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, NHL owners and players divide hockey-related revenue 50/50, and if player salaries exceed that split a certain percentage is...
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St. Louis Blues fans celebrate outside Busch Stadium in St. Louis, where a watch party had been held for Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final between the Blues and the Boston Bruins in Boston, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. The Blues won the title. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
June 15, 2019 - 7:06 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Large crowds are gathering in downtown St. Louis despite heavy rain, awaiting a parade and rally to honor the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. The Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 Wednesday in Game 7 to win their first championship. The Blues joined the NHL as an expansion...
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The St. Louis Blues celebrate with the Stanley Cup after they defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 12, 2019 - 11:42 pm
Jordan Binnington's storybook ride from fourth stringer to Stanley Cup-winning goaltender was fueled by a few free meals. The best came last weekend at Brio Tuscan Grille, one of his favorite spots as St. Louis began to feel like home. "They were good to me," Binnington said. Binnington has been so...
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St. Louis Blues' David Perron carries the Stanley Cup after the Blues defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 12, 2019 - 8:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington was waiting patiently, as NHL rookies learn to do, while the Stanley Cup was passed from teammate to teammate across the recently conquered ice of the new Boston Garden. Thirteen Blues took their turn with the iconic trophy, raising it above their...
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Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara, left, of Slovakia, reaches behind goaltender Tuukka Rask, of Finland, to keep the puck from crossing the goal line during the second period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the St. Louis Blues, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Boston. (Bruce Bennett/Pool via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 8:12 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins will look back on three minutes all summer. The Bruins had it all lined up: a raucous home crowd for its first Game 7 of a Stanley Cup Final in their 95-year history, was aided by a couple of world champions from other sports and a fast start that provided a handful...
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St. Louis Blues' Ryan O'Reilly, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Jay Bouwmeester, left, and Alex Pietrangelo, right. during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 12, 2019 - 8:01 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly should expect another email from his 99-year-old grandmother pretty soon. Congratulations from Deirdre O'Reilly are certainly in order after her grandson won the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the NHL playoffs. O'Reilly scored the...
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St. Louis Blues' Ryan O'Reilly, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Jay Bouwmeester, left, and Alex Pietrangelo, right. during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
June 12, 2019 - 6:04 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest from Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final between Boston and St. Louis (all times local): 9 p.m. The St. Louis Blues hold a surprising 2-0 lead on Boston after a wild first period in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Bruins have been the far more aggressive team and had the...
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St. Louis Blues teammates congratulate goaltender Jordan Binnington, right, after defeating the Boston Bruins in Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 11, 2019 - 2:39 pm
BOSTON (AP) — If the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7, perhaps Steve Hatze Petros should get his name on the Stanley Cup. He is the NHL schedule-maker , making him the most responsible for a January-March stretch when the Blues didn't play more than one consecutive home game at a...
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