Kyrie is an agenda whether he likes it or not

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Some great company Kyrie is in these days.Image: APIt’s not that Kyrie Irving is wrong about everything, because he’s been right in the past. And he’s done good things. It’s just that he likes to huff his own farts. And when you’re someone who likes to huff your own farts, two things happen. A) You’re…

Vegas goalie Robin Lehner in stunning Twitter attack on Vigneault,

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Robin LehnerPhoto: Getty ImagesAs a goalie, Robin Lehner is used to having shots fired at him, but on Saturday night, he was the one unloading, as the Golden Knights goalie accused Flyers coach Alain Vigneault of… well, it’s not entirely clear, but the implication was pushing drugs on players.In a three-tweet thread, Lehner asked if…

The best fantasy hockey team names for 2021

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You may have heard, but the NHL is back on ESPN. We are very excited about this.But, I'll let you in on a little secret - in some ways, the NHL never left ESPN. Our Bristol, Connecticut campus, for example, is full of passionate hockey fans, always has been. I feel like it's split between…

Another black eye for hockey

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Photo: Prince Albert RaidersIt’s not so surprising that hockey could step on a few rakes before its season even starts. It’s just surprising how not surprising it is. It would have been bad enough for the sport to deal with Robin Lehner’s accusations of NFL-like painkiller distribution among its teams, trainers, and players. You are…

Ukranian hockey player suspended three games for racist gesture aimed

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A Ukrainian Hockey League player is facing additional consequences after making a racist gesture toward a Black American opponent during a league game Sunday. Andrei Deniskin of HC Kremenchuk was ejected after taunting Jalen Smereck of HC Donbass Donetsk by mimicking peeling a banana and eating it.  On Wednesday, the Ice Hockey Federation of Ukraine announced they…

Sabres start over without ever having finished

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Jack Eichel’s days in Buffalo are likely numbered.Image: Getty ImagesCan you technically rebuild something if you never built anything in the first place? It’s just a “build” then, right? This being the Buffalo Sabres, it’s even arguable that anything gets constructed in the first place. It’s just that building in your neighborhood that’s been four…

TNT’s hiring of Paul Bissonnette for its NHL coverage proves

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By hiring Paul Bissonnette, the NHL and TNT are signing up for the further BarfStoolification of sports.Image: Getty ImagesThe NHL returns to training camps in a couple weeks, with the season just about a month away. The league wants to make a big deal of its new TV contracts, putting a new shine and look…

Happy Gilmore’s still got it as Adam Sandler lets one

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Tuesday marked the 25th anniversary of the premiere of "Happy Gilmore," and despite that it's been a quarter century since the movie came out — who else feels old? — Adam Sandler showcased the trademark swing like it was yesterday. On a golf course, somewhere warm, Sandler paid homage to the character who was obsessed with becoming a professional…

Seven Flyers now on COVID list, and one of them,

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Oscar LindblomImage: Getty ImagesFriday was a rare night in the NHL with no games postponed due to COVID-19 … because there were only two games scheduled to begin with.The Philadelphia Flyers had been scheduled to play a night earlier and a night later, but both of those games are now off, as are two other…