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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — The New York Islanders got off to a slow start last season and, despite a strong second half that followed a midyear coaching change, finished a point out of a playoff spot. Now, Doug Weight has promised a hard camp as he heads into his first full season at the helm,
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MONTREAL — Noel Picard, the former St. Louis Blues defenseman pictured in the famous shot of Boston star Bobby Orr flying through the air after scoring a Stanley Cup-winning goal, has died. He was 78. The St. Louis Blues said Picard died last week in Montreal after a long battle with cancer. The Blues are
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Ottawa Senators left wing Clarke MacArthur, who has battled post-concussion syndrome the past few seasons, failed his medical test at training camp, general manager Pierre Dorion said. “Right now, we don’t know much, but he won’t be part of camp,” Dorion told reporters without confirming that the issue is related to concussions. MacArthur played only
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NHL teams have become notorious for being quick to fire head coaches. From the start of training camp ahead of the 2016-17 season to this year’s camp opening, there are different coaches in Dallas, Florida, Montreal, Boston, New York (Islanders), St. Louis, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Buffalo and Arizona. Several of last season’s firings came at
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vernon Fiddler is retiring from the NHL after playing 877 games over 14 seasons in the league with four different teams. Fiddler announced his decision Wednesday in a story for The Players Tribune. Vernon Fiddler returned to Nashville for the Predators’ Stanley Cup run. John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images The 5-foot-11 center says
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