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The Edmonton Oilers kept another key member of their core on Wednesday, signing forward Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year, $68 million contract. The deal comes after the Oilers gave captain Connor McDavid a contract with the highest annual average value ($12.5 million) in the league this offseason. Leon Draisaitl, right, and Connor McDavid form a
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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Looming in a suburban parking lot just off Interstate 70, some 16 miles east of the gleaming, 10-year-old Sprint Center in Kansas City, is the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena, which serves, for now, as the area’s mecca for professional ice hockey. The Sprint Center, with a seating capacity for hockey of 17,500,
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AUSTIN, Texas — The NHL’s Dallas Stars have become the first Texas professional sports franchise to officially oppose a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people. Team President James Lites said in a statement Wednesday that the Stars are “strongly opposed to any legislation perceived as discriminatory.” The NFL and NBA have previously joined dozens of powerful
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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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