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Matthews, Marner, Marleau relive start of ageless friendship in chaotic video call

Auston Matthews remembers returning to the Toronto Maple Leafs' hotel after dinner one night and finding something unexpected. It was a road trip early in the 2017-18 season, and when the door to his room swung open, there was fellow second-year pro Mitch Marner sitting on the bed with newly signed, then-38-year-old winger Patrick Marleau. "[They were] waiting for me and we were going to watch a movie ... we put
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NHL considering August return without fans: report

Uncertainty remains a major hurdle, but the NHL is plotting a late summer return with playoff games in empty venues to counteract the risks associated with the coronavirus pandemic. A board of governors call to dissect options for resuming the season is scheduled for Monday. There are several issues with the NHL resuming the season. There are more than three weeks of regular-season games remaining on the schedule and players
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Blue Jackets Seth Jones resumes skating following ankle surgery

Columbus Blue Jackets All-Star defenceman Seth Jones resumed skating Sunday at the team's practice facility. Jones, who underwent surgery on Feb. 11, is rehabbing an injury so he is allowed to use the facility despite the fact the NHL season has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Feels nice to be back on the ice after a longggg 8 weeks! <a href="https://t.co/DKM84MLvn9">pic.twitter.com/DKM84MLvn9</a>&mdash;@seth_jones3 The 25-year-old Jones posted a video on Twitter showing
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Trump lauds Bettman, other pro sports commissioners during COVID-19 pandemic

The White House says President Donald Trump spoke with commissioners of the country's sports leagues on Saturday and told them he recognizes "the good work being done by many teams and players" to care for their communities and fans dealing with the new coronavirus. The virus has decimated the sports world with the NBA and NHL suspending their seasons indefinitely and Major League Baseball postponing the start of its season.
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Jr. Canadiens teammates Ty Nelson, Pano Fimis go 1-2 in OHL draft

Teammates Ty Nelson and Pano Fimis were the top two picks in the Ontario Hockey League's Priority Selection Draft on Saturday. Nelson, a 16-year-old defenceman from the Greater Toronto Hockey League's Toronto Jr. Canadiens, was announced by the North Bay Battalion as the first overall pick on Friday, the night before the OHL draft formally began. Fimis, a centre with the GTHL's Canadiens, was taken second overall on Saturday morning
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Senators offer use of arena, other facilities to Ontario government amid pandemic

The Ottawa Senators have offered the Canadian Tire Centre, the building's nine adjacent parking lots, and three other community arenas affiliated with the team to the Ontario government for temporary use during the COVID-19 pandemic. A club spokesperson said Friday that Senators owner Eugene Melnyk approached the province earlier this week and is awaiting a reply. The offer comes with the potential use of 17 unleased private suites inside Ottawa's
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Rangers prospect K’Andre Miller subject of racist slurs on video call

A hacker posted a racial slur 45 times in an online fan video chat Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect. The NHL team scrambled to disable the hacker it called "a vile individual" on the Zoom chat with K'Andre Miller, the 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenceman drafted No. 22 overall in 2018. "We were incredibly appalled by this behaviour, which has no place online, on the ice, or anywhere,
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Which NHLer scored the best goal of the season?

Only one player scored two of the NHL's top 16 goals this season. Hint: He wears No. 97 for the Oilers. But in CBC Sports' best goals of the season bracket, Connor McDavid still faces some fierce competition – including an elite eight Battle of Alberta matchup vs. top-seeded Matthew Tkachuk. With the NHL on pause because of health concerns over coronavirus, here's your chance to have a say on who
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OHL priority selection draft to feature GMs calling names from home

This time last year, the Guelph Storm were playing their way to an Ontario Hockey League title and a spot in the Memorial Cup. But with the remainder of the 2019-20 regular season and playoffs cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Storm front office has let go of the dream of back-to-back championships and has put all of its attention on the OHL priority selection draft. "You feel badly for