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The NHL announced on April 21 that the league’s annual awards will once again be handed out in Las Vegas, Nevada this year. The awards ceremony will take place at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Hotel on Tuesday, June 24 and will be broadcast live on television in America by NBCSN and in Canada on CBC. The NHL Awards will be hosted by Canadian journalist and TV interviewer...

When Paul Maurice was hired as the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets earlier this year, he said he wanted his contract to run out at the end of the season. Maurice said he didn’t want to commit himself to the club as he wanted to discuss his future with his family before signing any long-term deals. It now appears the Maurice family is quite happy in Winnipeg as the Jets...

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ryan Malone was arrested very early Saturday morning for driving under the influence along with possession of cocaine, ESPN reports. The police report states that Malone had 1.3 grams of cocaine and his blood alcohol level was between 0.112 and 0.116 percent, which is well over the .08 percent limit. The 34-year-old, according to reports,...

Defenseman Kris Letang has returned to the club’s lineup after being sidelined since Jan. 29 due to a stroke. Letang played with the NHL team on April 9 for the first time since suffering the stroke and said that he felt pretty good overall. He admitted that there are some areas of his game he needs to improve in, but he was still happy with his performance considering...

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Friday that 45-year-old Brendan Shanahan has been appointed as the NHL cub’s new president and alternate governor. S hanahan will take over the roles with immediate effect and will be officially introduced to the media at a press conference in Toronto on April 14. According to a press statement released by the Leafs, Shanahan will be...

The Vancouver Canucks announced on Tuesday that president and general manager Mike Gillis was relieved of his duties. The NHL club made the decision to fire Gillis just a day after officially being eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoff race. Gillis had been with the team since April of 2008 when he was hired as their general manager. He was named their president a year...

The Colorado Avalanche will be heading into the NHL Playoffs in April without their leading scorer Matt Duchene. The club announced Monday that the center will be out of action for approximately four weeks due to a sprained medial collateral ligament in the 23-year-old’s left knee. Duchene had played in 71 games this season when he was injured and had 23 goals and 47...

Center Rich Peverley of the Dallas Stars says he eventually wants to return to the NHL when his heart condition has cleared up. Peverley collapsed on the players’ bench in the first period during a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 10, and the contest was called off while medical staff rushed to his aid. The player was then rushed to hospital and later...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tK8Qjo7HCIk Talk about an epic fail. A guy on “Jeopardy!” the other night missed one of the easiest questions ever when asked about what NHL player that had 11 of the 13 seasons where one had 100 or more assists in a season (Wayne Gretzky). His answer? Magic Johnson. Complete, utter and epic fail. ...

The Pittsburgh Penguins will definitely be in the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs this season, but they’ve still been struggling slightly of late. The club received more bad news when they learned star center Evgeni Malkin of Russia will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks due to an injury. Malkin has a foot problem which will keep him out of action for the remainder of the regular...