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‘I’m just prepared for anything’: Patrik Laine says future with Jets uncertain

As NHL training camps approach, restricted free agent forward Patrik Laine is keeping his cards close to his chest when it comes to his future with the Winnipeg Jets.  The 21-year-old Finnish sniper claims contract talks have not progressed with the team that drafted him second overall in 2016. While he remains without a new deal, Laine seems to be ready for anything next season — whether that means remaining with
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Jets’ status as Stanley Cup contenders takes hit with loss of several key players

To prepare you for the opening of NHL training camps in mid-September, CBC Sports will do a deep dive on each of the seven Canadian-based clubs every Thursday. Today, we examine the Winnipeg Jets. There is less than a month to go before the Jets open training camp, and like plenty of NHL teams, they have a couple of critical players unsigned in restricted free agents Patrik Laine and Kyle
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P.E.I.’s Noah Dobson will have ‘every opportunity’ to make NHL, says Islanders GM

New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello had some advice for his prized defence prospect Noah Dobson after the P.E.I. native ended another long season of junior hockey last spring by winning his second straight Memorial Cup before attending the Islanders mini-camp at the end of June. "He's played a lot of hockey over the last couple of years and he's had tremendous success, I might add, but he should get some
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Woman badly burned at Cody Ceci’s house files $8M lawsuit

An Ottawa woman who was left with second- and third-degree burns when she was "engulfed in flames" at a dinner party hosted by Cody Ceci is now suing the former Ottawa Senators player and others for more than $8 million in damages.  Hana Engel, 25, suffered burns to 35 per cent of her body after an incident on May 9, 2018, that involved an outdoor tabletop fireplace at Ceci's Stittsville home, according to
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Goalie Roberto Luongo to be first Panther to have number retired by team

The Florida Panthers will honour recently retired goaltender Roberto Luongo by making his No. 1 the first number ever retired by the organization. The team said Monday that the ceremony will occur before its March 7, 2020, game against Luongo's hometown Montreal Canadiens. "Roberto is a cornerstone of Panthers history and an icon of the game," Panthers owner Vincent J. Viola said in a release. "He has represented himself and the
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Russia ends Canada’s 2-year title reign at Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Alexandr Pashin's second goal of the game proved to be the winner as Russia defeated Canada 3-2 on Saturday in the final of the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup under-18 hockey tournament at Breclav, Czech Republic. Vasili Ponomaryov also scored and added an assist for Russia, which hadn't won the tournament since 1995. Quinton Byfield, on a power play, and Jean-Luc Foudy scored for Canada, which had won the last two
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Cole Perfetti leads Canada past Sweden in SO to secure spot in final

Cole Perfetti scored two goals in regulation and three more in a shootout as Canada edged Sweden 3-2 in a semifinal at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup on Friday. The win sends Canada to the final of the annual under-18 men's hockey tournament, where it will face Russia. Canada has won the tournament 10 of the past 11 years. We get the feeling <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/goalperfectti?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#goalperfectti</a> is becoming a thing.... <br><br>The breakaway
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From 1988: The day Wayne Gretzky went to L.A.

Thirty-one years ago today, the rumour became real: Wayne Gretzky was leaving Canada. "The biggest name in Canadian sports — the man hockey fans call The Great One — is going to the United States," Knowlton Nash explained to viewers of The National, as the show got underway on the night of August 9, 1988. "Wayne Gretzky has been traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings." He was the youngest player on
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Court awards $45K in family battle over Habs season tickets

Quebec Superior Court has awarded nearly $45,000 to a man whose former brother-in-law deprived him of their Montreal Canadiens season tickets over a family dispute, ruling that he had no right to unilaterally deny access to the coveted seats. The ruling this month by Justice Jeffrey Edwards framed the case as determining the true value of Habs tickets. The dispute between Louis Terzopoulos and Petros Sakaris dates back to 2014,
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Flames’ eventful off-season still missing signature from Matthew Tkachuk

To prepare you for the opening of NHL training camps in mid-September, CBC Sports will do a deep dive on each of the seven Canadian-based clubs every Thursday. Today, we examine the Calgary Flames. The Calgary Flames already have experienced an eventful off-season. There was the approval of a new home, a downtown $550-million arena. They cut ties with veteran goalie Mike Smith, allowing him to reunite with his old coach Dave