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Blue Jays could potentially target Japanese hitters Tsutsugo, Akiyama

Wednesday  16:50,   13 november 2019
sportsnet.ca

Moments after the first media availability of the 2019 GM Meetings officially began, Ross Atkins found himself fielding questions not about Zack Wheeler or Jake Odorizzi, but Yoshitomo Tsutsugo and Shogo Akiyama. , two Japanese players now on the... >>>

Allegations of Astros’ sign-stealing raise key questions for MLB

Wednesday  16:50,   13 november 2019
sportsnet.ca

Despite all the ways technology and modern business practices have changed baseball for the better, the use of video and other tools in sign-stealing are changing the game for the worse. Shi Davidi on how the Astros have used that technology to turn >>>

Gretzky mulling offer to coach Canada at Spengler Cup

Wednesday  16:50,   13 november 2019
thescore

The Great One might give coaching another shot. Sean Burke, Canada's general manager for the upcoming Spengler Cup tournament, approached Wayne Gretzky about guiding the team in December. "It was a nice surprise when Sean called," Gretzky told... >>>

'A nationalistic, chauvinistic, narcissistic, toxic man': How Don Cherry's punching bags view him now

Wednesday  16:15,   13 november 2019
nationalpost

What really bothers Alpo Suhonen , after all these years, is how little Don Cherry seemed to actually know about the game. “He knew fighting and he knew checking, but he didn’t know hockey,” Suhonen, a legendary European coach, said Tuesday. “He... >>>

Canadiens’ grind-it-out win vs. Blue Jackets a sign of growth

Wednesday  15:55,   13 november 2019
sportsnet.ca

The Montreal Canadiens came into Tuesday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets with the same exact 9-5-3 record through 17 games as they had at the same point last season, but they came out of it showing an important sign of progress. The post... >>>

Report: Kings remove Kovalchuk from lineup for foreseeable future

Wednesday  15:26,   13 november 2019
thescore

The Los Angeles Kings have informed forward Ilya Kovalchuk he will not be in the team's lineup for the foreseeable future, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. The 36-year-old is welcome to practice with the club but will not be... >>>

Report: Maple Leafs not in market for veteran backup goalie

Wednesday  15:26,   13 november 2019
thescore

The Toronto Maple Leafs are not in the market for a veteran backup goaltender despite placing Michael Hutchinson on waivers Monday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported during Tuesday's edition of "Insider Trading." Hutchinson, who cleared waivers... >>>

Report: Crosby considering surgery for lingering sports hernia

Wednesday  15:26,   13 november 2019
thescore

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby is mulling over his treatment options, which include surgery, for a sports hernia that has been bothering him since training camp, sources told The Athletic's Rob Rossi. Crosby aggravated the hernia... >>>

Oilers fail to match Sharks’ desperation, miss shot to pull away in Pacific

Wednesday  15:26,   13 november 2019
sportsnet.ca

There’s a reason they’d want to put the Sharks as far in the rearview mirror as possible. It is because the Sharks own the Oilers. And the Oilers failed to do so in a 6-3 loss on Tuesday. The post Canucks earn emotional victory with teammate... >>>

Canucks earn emotional victory with teammate Markstrom on their minds

Wednesday  15:26,   13 november 2019
sportsnet.ca

There is no life and death in hockey games, just among players who are people like the rest of us. With netminder Jacob Markstrom dealing with the loss of his father, the Canucks made sure to earn a victory for their teammate. The post Canucks earn... >>>

Kadri defends Cherry: 'People maybe took it out of context a little bit'

Wednesday  15:26,   13 november 2019
thescore

Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri provided a unique perspective following the aftermath of Don Cherry's dismissal from Sportsnet on Monday for making offensive comments about Canadian immigrants. "(Cherry) has been there for so long,... >>>

Canucks Post Game: Sutter the hopeful, Horvat the horse, Markstrom the mourner

Wednesday  13:10,   13 november 2019
theprovince

Points to ponder after Brandon Sutter looked like he had suffered a serious injury, the power play looked like it had all the answers and Bo Horvat shouldered a considerable load as the Canucks claimed a 5-3 victory over the Predators on Tuesday at... >>>

Canucks 5 Predators 3: Busting slumps and blowing out candles

Wednesday  13:10,   13 november 2019
theprovince

Given his team hadn’t won in over a week, it seems a safe bet that Elias Pettersson wished for a Canucks win as he blew out the candles on his 21st birthday cake. This is, of course, assuming he had his cake at lunch, and not post-game. The reigning >>>

Contract talks between Matt Shoemaker, Blue Jays have stalled

Wednesday  12:46,   13 november 2019
mlbtraderumors

Whether the Jays bring back Shoemaker could influence their offseason plans to some degree. Even though Toronto doesn’t look as if it will contend for a playoff spot in 2020, it nonetheless seems likely to push for rotation help in the next few... >>>

Player grades: Edmonton Oilers self immolate against San Jose Sharks in 6-3 loss

Wednesday  12:46,   13 november 2019
edmontonjournal

The Edmonton Oilers had nothing to start this game, not from the coaching staff, not from the top line, not from the goalie and certainly not from bottom-end players. This was a giant and wretched player-and-coach induced self immolation that made... >>>