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Swede Day: Alfredsson, Sedins elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

Jun. 27, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

Twins Henrik and Daniel Sedin and Daniel Alfredsson have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, a big day for Swedish hockey as they made up half of the class of 2022. Goaltender Roberto Luongo, Finnish women’s star Riikka Sallinen and builder Herb Carnegie were also selected...

Avalanche, Lightning show importance of making smart trades

Jun. 27, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — In a copycat league known for following the Stanley Cup champions, Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog paused when asked what other teams could do to emulate their success. With a grin, Landeskog replied: “Find a Cale Makar somewhere.” ...

Bruins re-up GM Sweeney; 1st job to find Cassidy replacement

Jun. 27, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — All those wins and playoff appearances weren't enough for Bruce Cassidy to keep his job as Boston Bruins coach. But they earned general manager Don Sweeney a contract extension. The Bruins said on Monday they have signed Sweeney to a multiyear...

Blackhawks, Luke Richardson finalize coaching deal

Jun. 27, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Luke Richardson is the new coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, stepping into a tricky rebuilding process for one of the NHL's marquee franchises. General manager Kyle Davidson announced the move on Monday. Richardson replaces Derek King, who finished the season as the...

Guardians complete minority sale to billionaire Blitzer

Jun. 27, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Billionaire sports businessman David Blitzer has officially joined the Cleveland Guardians as a minority owner and will eventually take control of the ballclub. The team announced its agreement with Blitzer and his investment group on Monday, the final step in him...

MacKinnon shines in clinching win, helps Avs win Stanley Cup

Jun. 27, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrew Cogliano shouted at Nathan MacKinnon in the midst of the Colorado Avalanche’s Stanley Cup celebration. “87!” he bellowed. It was a reference to the final two numbers of MacKinnon’s hotel room, which Colorado’s star forward thought...

Joe Sakic joins fellow Denver icon John Elway as dual champ

Jun. 27, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Joe Sakic was so busy relishing and reminiscing that he nearly missed the team photo with the Stanley Cup before racing over just in time to join the on-ice celebration at Amalie Arena. The general manager of the Colorado Avalanche joined fellow Denver icon John Elway...

Daly hands Stanley Cup to Avalanche in Bettman's absence

Jun. 27, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly presented the Stanley Cup to Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on Friday night because Commissioner Gary Bettman was sidelined by the coronavirus. Bettman recently tested positive and was unable to produce enough...

Avalanche D-man Cale Makar wins Conn Smythe as playoff MVP

Jun. 27, 2022 00:31 AM EDT

Cale Makar led the Colorado Avalanche in scoring on the way to winning the Stanley Cup. It was no surprise the dynamic defenseman was the unanimous choice for the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. “It’s surreal to me,” Makar said. “You grow up, you see that as a kid, you...

Fastest 5 minutes in hockey: How speedy Avs won Stanley Cup

Jun. 27, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

Playing hockey on fast forward, the Colorado Avalanche blazed their way to the Stanley Cup championship with a mix of speed and high-end skill that needed only a defined focus to get over the top. There was never any denying a team featuring Nathan MacKinnon, Cale Makar, Gabriel...