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Joey Moss Memorial Fund raises nearly $1M through 50/50 raffle

Joey Moss Memorial Fund raises nearly $1M through 50/50 raffle

Watch as Gene Principe joins Danielle Michaud and Faizal Khamisa of Sportsnet Central to remember the life and legacy of longtime Edmonton Oilers and Football Team locker room attendant Joey Moss who passed away at the age of 57. EDMONTON — A memorial fund created for the late Joey Moss, a longtime locker-room attendant for the and the EE Football Team, raised nearly one million dollars through a 50/50 raffle.The 50/50, held by the EE Football Team, raised $991,800 upon closing Sunday. The amount breaks a record set by the team during a July 2017 game against the Ottawa Redblacks where...

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Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid sharing ice to prepare for 2020-21 season

Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid sharing ice to prepare for 2020-21 season

Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl joins HC to discuss the healthy competition he has with teammate Connor McDavid, says we push each other all the way, try to make each other better, and now it's up to us to help this team take the next step.Almost two years to the day since his final NHL appearance, Peter Budaj strapped on the pads and unleashed a brilliant performance.Stopping everything sent at him, Budaj looked up to see a goalie-deflating challenge headed his way: carrying the puck, on the opposite wing. Two of the NHL’s most lethal talents — a combined 81 goals and 177 points during the...

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Mooseheads postpone 2 games after staff member tests positive for COVID-19 - Sportsnet.ca

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We use cookies to improve your experience. or change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.We use cookies () You can change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.HALIFAX — The Halifax Mooseheads are the latest Quebec Major Junior Hockey team to suspend in-person activities after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.The league said Saturday that the affected person did not have any contact with players or hockey staff, but players and staff are now isolating as a precaution and public...

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Raptors, Fred VanVleet agree to four-year, $85M deal

Raptors, Fred VanVleet agree to four-year, $85M deal

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) celebrates his three point basket against the New Orleans Pelicans during NBA overtime action. (Frank Gunn/CP)The are keeping in their backcourt, agreeing to a four-year deal with the guard worth $85 million, .The agreement, by Shams Charania of The Athletic, includes a player option in the fourth year. The contract starts at $21.25 million next season, decreases by eight per cent in 2021-22, then ramps up again, per Grange. This structure helps the Raptors preserve some cap space heading into the loaded 2021 off-season.Grange previously that...

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How positivity carried Jets' Al Pritchard through his battle with cancer

How positivity carried Jets' Al Pritchard through his battle with cancer

Jets massage therapist Al Pritchard is seen here. (Jonathan Kozub / Winnipeg Jets)WINNIPEG -- Al Pritchard was due for some good news.The massage therapist had battled two different types of cancer during the past five years and this was supposed to be a relatively routine check-up.His thyroidectomy -- the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland -- had been a success and things had been under control for quite some time.While having an ultrasound done, Pritchard had a nagging and uneasy feeling.Because he’s had so many ultrasounds and scans, Pritchard knew how long things were...

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Dialogue open between NHLPA & NHL to find way to start season - Sportsnet.ca

Dialogue open between NHLPA & NHL to find way to start season - Sportsnet.ca

We use cookies to improve your experience. or change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.We use cookies () You can change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.David Amber, Elliotte Friedman & Chris Johnston discuss the NHL & NHLPA’s return to play negotiations and proposed divisional realignment for the upcoming season.

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Canucks' Braden Holtby, tortoises make it across U.S.-Canada border

Canucks' Braden Holtby, tortoises make it across U.S.-Canada border

Braden Holtby. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)The and their fans can breathe a sigh of relief: their No. 1 goaltender and his prized pet tortoises have made it across the U.S.-Canada border.In on Friday, Brandi Holtby said her husband, , and their two reptilian friends had made it to Canada and thanked everyone for their concern.On Wednesday, Brandi Tweeted that the couple needed help in securing export papers from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for their pets and Braden was stuck at the border with the two tortoises.The long-time Washington Capitals netminder and 2015-16 Vezina Trophy winner...

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Canadian sharpshooter Nate Darling signs with Hornets

Canadian sharpshooter Nate Darling signs with Hornets

Middle Tennessee guard Therren Shelton-Szmidt (12) passes the ball away from UAB guard Nate Darling (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Mark Humphrey/AP)Canadian sharpshooter Nate Darling is signing a two-way deal with the .Darling's agency One Legacy Sports tweeted congratulations on the signing, with the hash tag #CanadaMade.The 22-year-old from Bedford, N.S., went undrafted Wednesday on a night that saw no Canadians selected for the first time since 2009.Darling declared for the draft after a solid junior season...

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Toronto Raptors to begin 2020-21 NBA season in Tampa

Toronto Raptors to begin 2020-21 NBA season in Tampa

Eric Smith and Michael Grange discuss the news that the Raptors will open the season in Tampa, Florida and break down the implications it may have on the organization's ability to sign free agents.The will begin the 2020-21 season in Tampa after being unable to secure permission to play in Canada, the team announced Friday.The question of where the Raptors would call home in 2020-21 has loomed large over the team in recent weeks, with their ability to play at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto complicated by the closure of the Canada–U.S. border and the quarantine requirements for those who travel...

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Report: Knicks 'have been aggressive' in pursuit of Gordon Hayward

Report: Knicks 'have been aggressive' in pursuit of Gordon Hayward

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) sets to drive to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman (16) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Charles Krupa/AP)The "have been aggressive" in pursuing , according to Marc Stein of the The New York Times.On Thursday, The Athletic's that the star will decline his $34-million player option and become a free agent.The Knicks waived veterans Elfrid Payton, Taj Gibson and Wayne Ellington on Thursday, as well declined a team option on Bobby Portis, helping to pave the way for Hayward...

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Players feeling angry, betrayed by NHL’s new CBA amendment proposals

Players feeling angry, betrayed by NHL’s new CBA amendment proposals

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. (Darryl Dyck/CP)Sometimes, you need a good night’s sleep to give you perspective. So, with that, some thoughts on yesterday:It was not a good day.If anyone was hoping major details about the 2020-21 season would be settled by the weekend — yeah, that’s not happening. My personal belief is that if the season is to begin Jan. 1, a deal needs to be reached by the end of the month. Hopefully sooner, but if some things have to be rushed, they’ll be rushed.Wednesday’s events knocked things off course, and the players will need a few days to regroup. They are angry...

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NHL, NHLPA take first step in addressing issues with 2020-21 salaries

NHL, NHLPA take first step in addressing issues with 2020-21 salaries

Elliotte Friedman joined Sportsnet Central to talk about the NHL and NHLPA working out player salaries for the upcoming season, and what a potential schedule could look like.A quickie blog on a significant development…As the NHL and NHLPA began grinding away at the 2020-21 NHL schedule, both sides knew at some point there would be a conversation about salaries. In last summer’s collective bargaining agreement, the players agreed to collect 72 per cent of their gross pay for the upcoming season — a 10 per cent deferment, and 20 per cent escrow. In their eyes, that was the deal, whether they...

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Devils defender Connor Carrick takes bold step into podcasting world

Devils defender Connor Carrick takes bold step into podcasting world

New Jersey Devils defenceman Connor Carrick (5) skates by the bench after scoring a goal. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) has always been quick to cultivate his curiosity.So when a global pandemic arrived in March and Carrick found himself with a little more unscheduled time on his hands, it seemed like a natural evolution for the defenceman to become the first active NHLer to enter the world of podcasting.Carrick had been interested in the medium since his wife Lexi introduced it to him a few years ago, but he always found a reason to delay launching his own show - mostly because he didn’t want it...

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Bill Dineen's legacy lives on as hockey continues fight against cancer

Bill Dineen's legacy lives on as hockey continues fight against cancer

Kevin Dineen, left, and father Bill Dineen, head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, pose for a photo before a game in the 1992–93 season. (Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)Four years have passed since Bill Dineen left this world at age 84, from complications related to bladder cancer.But stories of the great hockey patriarch, and his legacy, live on.The 22nd annual offers a chance to reflect on Dineen — one of the game’s titans, and everyone’s favourite scout and coach.Dineen’s reach as a player goes back to 1951 and Toronto St. Michael’s of the OHA, where he was a high-scoring right...

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Top prospects who have caught the attention of scouts overseas

Top prospects who have caught the attention of scouts overseas

Rodion Amirov of Russia, center, celebrates with teammates Daniil Chayka, left, and Egor Spiridonov after scoring during the EHT ice hockey Karjala Cup match between Czech Republic and Russia in Helsinki, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (Vesa Moilanen/Lehtikuva via AP)It’s been an unusual fall for hockey fans in North America.Since the Tampa Bay Lightning were crowned Stanley Cup champs on Sept. 28, there’s been no NHL, AHL, WHL or OHL action to speak of, and the QMHJL has been plagued by suspensions in play due to the COVID-19 pandemic.But across the Atlantic, there’s been some semblance of...

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DeRozan on Lakers trade rumours: 'You always want to be wanted'

DeRozan on Lakers trade rumours: 'You always want to be wanted'

San Antonio Spurs star DeMar DeRozan during warmups prior to a game against the Toronto Raptors. (Alex D'Addese/Sportsnet)Two seasons have come and gone since the blockbuster trade that saw and Kawhi Leonard change franchises. The championship banner hanging in the rafters of Scotiabank Arena is a testament to how well acquiring Leonard went for the Toronto Raptors. The same can't be said for the and their partnership with DeRozan.Despite putting up respectable counting stats to the tune of 21.6 points, 5.8 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game to this point in his tenure, the duo of DeRozan...

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Lindblom goes from cancer survivor to NHL playoffs in one year | Hockey Fights Cancer - Sportsnet.ca

Lindblom goes from cancer survivor to NHL playoffs in one year | Hockey Fights Cancer - Sportsnet.ca

We use cookies to improve your experience. or change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.We use cookies () You can change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.The Philadelphia Flyers’ Oskar Lindblom recounts his battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma and how the hockey world rallied around him to support him in his quest to return to the Flyers lineup for the 2020 playoffs.

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Maple Leafs favourites to finish atop an all-Canadian division

Maple Leafs favourites to finish atop an all-Canadian division

Ailish & Dangle give their wishes for the 2020-21 NHL season and discuss who they'd like to see finally get their hands on the Stanley Cup.With no end in sight to the COVID-19 pandemic, questions linger as to when and how the NHL will play next season. One proposed solution to concerns about cross-border travel restrictions is the creation of a seven-team all-Canadian division. The idea sits as a -105 underdog of becoming a reality, but has spawned considerable interest at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, with the to finish first in an all-Canadian division next season.The Maple...

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What will it take for fans to be comfortable returning to NHL arenas?

What will it take for fans to be comfortable returning to NHL arenas?

Fans cheers during the third period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New York Islanders in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, May 3, 2019. (Gerry Broome/AP)A question worth asking hockey fans: Without a vaccine, just how comfortable would you be returning to an NHL rink to watch a hockey game right now?How many people would you cap attendance at, and how far would those people need to sit away from you, to give you sufficient ease to again spend your hard-earned dollars attending NHL action in person? (I guess the additional question here...

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For Bayne Pettinger, ending homophobia in hockey starts with conversations

For Bayne Pettinger, ending homophobia in hockey starts with conversations

Ottawa Senators sticks are shown taped with Pride Tape on Hockey is for Everyone Night on Feb. 12, 2019. (Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)Months of COVID-19 lockdowns didn't change who Bayne Pettinger was, but they did help push him toward living his truth.He left for his parents' place in Victoria, B.C., back on March 17 for what he believed, at the time, was going to be a short stay. It lasted over 100 days. In that pause, with the busyness of life stripped away and the cell phone put down, there was time. Time for honest conversations -- and for everything that bothered him that...

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NHL's top 15 unsigned RFAs: Latest rumours, reports - Sportsnet.ca

NHL's top 15 unsigned RFAs: Latest rumours, reports - Sportsnet.ca

We use cookies to improve your experience. or change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.We use cookies () You can change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.Watch as Mathew Barzal dances his way through the circle before firing a laser past Carter Hart.Offer sheets, tough negotiations, last-minute trades, looming arbitration… it’s all on the table, as several compelling NHL restricted free agents remain unsigned by the clubs that control their rights.While several key members of the...

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No bodychecking will be allowed in upcoming OHL season - Sportsnet.ca

No bodychecking will be allowed in upcoming OHL season - Sportsnet.ca

We use cookies to improve your experience. or change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.We use cookies () You can change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.Erie Otters defenceman Aidan Timmermans (5) hits Windsor Spitfires Sean Day (74) during first period Memorial Cup final hockey action in Windsor, Ont., on Sunday, May 28, 2017. (Adrian Wyld / CP)TORONTO — The Ontario Hockey League will not have bodychecking this coming season.Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s minister of sport, confirmed the...

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Q&A: Willie O'Ree on NHL career, post-playing days, push for inclusion

Q&A: Willie O'Ree on NHL career, post-playing days, push for inclusion

Willie O'Ree, poses for a photo during an interview in Toronto on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. (Tijana Martin/CP)Willie O’Ree broke the NHL’s colour barrier on Jan. 18, 1958, but that was far from the beginning of his story. A few seasons prior, he lost sight in his right eye thanks to a teammate’s slapshot. And when his decades-long career as a pro player ended, O’Ree toiled for years in numerous jobs — from construction, to car sales, to private security — before being welcomed back into the NHL family.The past decade in particular has seen the Fredericton, N.B. native feted for his historical...

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Patrick Mahomes advocates for Raptors to play in Kansas City - Sportsnet.ca

Patrick Mahomes advocates for Raptors to play in Kansas City - Sportsnet.ca

We use cookies to improve your experience. or change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.We use cookies () You can change your cookie preferences. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the use of cookies.Toronto Raptors insider Michael Grange joined Sportsnet Central to discuss where the team might play during the 2020-21 NBA season and what direction the team heads in during free agency.wants Kansas City to become a city of champions and he’s recruiting the to help him do it.The 2020 Super Bowl MVP took to Twitter to advocate for...

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Karlsson, ex-Senators lend support to new Ottawa-Gatineau youth foundation

Karlsson, ex-Senators lend support to new Ottawa-Gatineau youth foundation

Erik Karlsson during his time with the Ottawa Senators. (Adrian Wyld/CP)The video runs just one minute and 15 seconds.The message within is concise, scripted, encouraging but reserved, and yet is nothing short of extraordinary in its symbolism — a deeply-rooted gesture from a starry lineup of ex- who teamed up in support of a relaunch of the old Ottawa Senators Foundation.Former Sens players are with us, are you? Join us as we launch the Ottawa-Gatineau Youth Foundation on Oct. 28 Register at Thank you Mark & Bobby & Danielle Ryan— Ottawa-Gatineau Youth Foundation (@OG_YouthFdn)Following a...

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