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4:54 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN BOSTON — Ever since the NHL decided not to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, there’s been speculation about how that decision affected its relationship with NBC, which holds the U.S. broadcast rights for both entities. That speculation intensified when Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBC Broadcasting & Sports, recently told
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SUNRISE, Fla. — Roberto Luongo spoke eloquently on the ice and then played brilliantly in net. On a night when the Florida Panthers honored the victims of last week’s shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, their veteran goalie delivered a stirring speech to the crowd during a somber pregame tribute. Once the puck
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One of the best parts about the NHL trade deadline is the buildup. There are few things as entertaining in sports as imagining trades that make all the difference in the playoffs or change the direction of a franchise. Some of those deals either come as a surprise or are a significant risk by the
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CHICAGO — The Blackhawks have banned four fans from their home games for directing racist taunts toward Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly. The Blackhawks also apologized to Smith-Pelly and the Capitals. “Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks,” team spokesman Adam Rogowin said Monday in a statement. Smith-Pelly was
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1:33 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Four fans were ejected from the Chicago Blackhawks‘ 7-1 home victory over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night after making racist comments toward Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly. Smith-Pelly, who is black, was in the penalty box in the third period after a fight with Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy. He was
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