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Former hockey player and current TV color commentator Eddie Olczyk announced Tuesday that he is being treated for colon cancer. “I have been working with outstanding health care professionals and expect to be back in the broadcast booth after I complete my treatment,” Olczyk said in a statement. “Having the support and encouragement from my
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9:38 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN NHL players have competed in the past five Winter Olympics, dating to 1998. The 2018 Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, will be different. The league will not take a break next season to allow players to participate, as it has during recent Olympic seasons. But, even though NHL commissioner Gary
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Players with NHL contracts, even those in the minors, will not be allowed to participate in the Winter Olympics next February. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday that all players under contract will be treated the same. The league announced in April it wouldn’t be stopping its season to
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He’s no longer Sid the Kid. Sidney Crosby turns 30 on Aug. 7, and as the Pittsburgh Penguins captain celebrates by welcoming the Stanley Cup to his native Nova Scotia for a third time, his place in the pantheon of the game’s greats is already assured. As it parades through Pittsburgh, returns to Russia with
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12:16 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN PLYMOUTH, Mich. — The NHL won’t have a presence at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, so the United States men’s hockey team unveiled a contingency plan. On Friday, USA Hockey introduced former Colorado Avalanche and current Wisconsin Badgers head coach Tony Granato as its Olympic coach and
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Tony Granato, former coach of the Colorado Avalanche and current coach of the Wisconsin Badgers, has been tapped to coach the U.S. men’s team for the 2018 Olympics, a source told ESPN’s John Buccigross. Granato, 53, left a job as an assistant coach for the Detroit Red Wings to take the Wisconsin position in March
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