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MOSCOW — The Kontinental Hockey League may withdraw its players from the Pyeongchang Olympics in protest at doping investigations into Russian athletes, the league president suggested on Saturday. The Moscow-based KHL, widely considered the strongest league outside the NHL, contains leading Russians but also many players who could represent the United States, Canada and various
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The ESPN Player Rater does a phenomenal job of showing us how pure statistics relate to fantasy value. There’s no interpretation of the data and no external biases toward the ratings, just pure numbers. This plays out nicely among skaters, as the standard categories don’t include any ratio-bound statistics. However, there are some struggles with
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3:18 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Hello, and welcome to the Weekly Reader, which will run every Friday and collect news and views from around the hockey world on the week’s biggest stories. Seen something worth highlighting here? Hit me at greg.wyshynski@espn.com, or do the same if you have suggestions for the column going forward. Enjoy!
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7:13 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Hello, and welcome to the Weekly Reader, which will run every Friday and collect news and views from around the hockey world on the week’s biggest stories. Seen something worth highlighting here? Hit me at greg.wyshynski@espn.com, or do the same if you have suggestions for the column going forward. Enjoy!
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Who is your favorite player to watch? Greg Wyshynski: The best thing about this question, as a hockey fan, is that there are so many options. As recently as a decade ago, you could name 10 teams that were must-see, but perhaps only four or five players who really earned your attention. Now, it’s the
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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has voiced his support for Vladimir Putin ahead of the Russian presidential election. Ovechkin posted a message in Russian on his Instagram account Thursday announcing he’s starting “a social movement called Putin Team.” Ovechkin says he has never hidden his feelings about Putin and has “always supported him openly.” The
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The NHL’s first month has brought all kinds of excitement, with scoring up across the league and the standings starting to take shape. Today, more than ever, fans have opportunities to watch teams all over the NHL, rather than just focusing on their home club. Access to more hockey, however, brings tough decisions. Whom should
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Who is the most underrated goalie in the league? Emily Kaplan: I’d like to offer some appreciation for John Gibson. He certainly hasn’t had an easy start, with the Anaheim Ducks wading through a ton of injuries. Anaheim began the season without Patrick Eaves, Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, Hampus Lindholm, Sami Vatanen and Gibson’s backup,
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What’s one trade you’d like to see this season? Chris Peters: It seems as though they have been paired together in rumors for months, with nothing seemingly close to happening, but I still think a Matt Duchene trade to the Nashville Predators makes sense for both teams. That’s especially true with the Preds struggling to
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