Posts Tagged Men’s hockey

Ovechkin says Capitals are in ‘middle of nowhere’

Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates, top center, stands behind right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, in the overtime portion of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Washington. The Lightning won 1-0 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Explaining early playoff exits became an annual, awkward task for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. This season, for the first time since 2007, they didn’t even make the postseason, so now there’s something new: real uncertainty.

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Panthers GM wants to build around young nucleus

Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) skates with the puck as Florida Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson (44) pursues in the first period of a hockey game, Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — This season had a familiar feel for the Florida Panthers, who again relied heavily on prospects and again missed the playoffs.

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Devils on the outside of playoffs looking in again

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After missing the playoffs for the second straight season and for the third time in four, New Jersey Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello wanted to take a step back to ponder the future rather than rip off a list of changes that the franchise needed to get back to the postseason.

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Denver buildings lit in burgundy, blue for Avs

DENVER (AP) — Denver is showing its support for the Colorado Avalanche as they get ready for the playoffs.

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Maple Leafs introduce Shanahan as team president

TORONTO (AP) — Brendan Shanahan is officially on the job in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ front office.

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