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N.H.L.’s Warm-Weather Outposts Produce Some Hot Prospects

19 hours agoSports / Hockey : NYTimes: Hockey

Friday’s N.H.L. draft will include Auston Matthews, who grew up watching the Coyotes in Arizona, and Jakob Chychrun of Florida.

With N.H.L. Expansion, Las Vegas Hits the Jackpot: A Pro Team

19 hours agoSports / Hockey : NYTimes: Hockey

With the country’s top leagues becoming less fearful of gambling, the N.H.L.’s 30 governors unanimously voted to add a team in Las Vegas. The N.F.L. could follow.

After a Life of Punches, Ex-N.H.L. Enforcer Is a Threat to Himself

19 hours agoSports / Hockey : NYTimes: Hockey

Stephen Peat has symptoms — memory loss and headaches — often associated with C.T.E., a brain disease linked to head trauma.

Team Europe Upsets Sweden in World Cup of Hockey Semifinal

Great goaltending by Jaroslav Halak and an overtime goal by Tomas Tatar gave Team Europe, a conglomerate of eight countries, a 3-2 victory.

Walter L. Bush Jr., Longtime Hockey Executive, Dies at 86

Mr. Bush was the president of U.S.A. Hockey from 1986 to 2003, and he was also a founder of the Minnesota North Stars franchise in the N.H.L.

Once a Hockey Lode, Quebec Now Yields Few Top Prospects

The Canadian province reorganized its youth hockey program after fewer and fewer players were selected near the top of the N.H.L. draft.

Auston Matthews, N.H.L.’s Top Pick, Draws Attention at World Cup of Hockey

Matthews, scheduled to begin his rookie season with the Toronto Maple Leafs in October, is one of the stars of the squad of Canadian and American players competing as Team North America.

Roster Criticized, U.S. Meekly Exits World Cup of Hockey

Lacking offensive punch, the Americans were eliminated from contention by Canada, 4-2, on Tuesday night in Toronto.

Private Coaches Proliferate in Hockey’s Elite Ranks

Skills consultants are trusted by N.H.L. players, but their strategies may end up being at odds with the wishes of team coaches.

With No Flag, Team Europe’s Players Rally Around Themselves at World Cup of Hockey

A team made up of players from eight countries initially struggled to find an identity, but now look like contenders at the World Cup of Hockey.

Sports Briefing: Europe Stuns U.S. in Hockey World Cup Opener

Jaroslav Halak made 35 saves as Team Europe upset the United States, 3-0, in Toronto in a stunning opening game at the World Cup of Hockey.

Hockey World Cup, Seeking Legitimacy, Scrambles Teams and Settles in Toronto

The tournament returns after 12 years with new teams — Team Europe and Team North America — and questions about its authenticity.

Deep With Dynamic Defenders, Sweden Is Again Poised to Soar

A talented group of defensemen taking the ice at the World Cup of Hockey is made all the better by added experience.

Team Canada Offers Lessons for the Future, From 1972

Members of Team Canada refuse to let the legacy of their win over the Soviet Union — and the lessons it can provide — slip away.

For Some N.H.L. Players, a Welcome Shot at Olympic Qualifying

Thanks to a scheduling change, players like the Flyers’ Pierre-Eduoard Bellemare, a Frenchman, can play for their countries in final qualifying tournaments.

Honing Skills in U.S., a Group of Teenagers Is Fueling China’s Hockey Shift

Trained in the United States, a group of teenagers are getting ready to display the evolution of Chinese hockey as interest spreads ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Wayne Gretzky Has a Few Points to Make About a Decline in Scoring and Creativity

The points scored by league leaders reflect how far removed hockey is from its offensive heyday, when Gretzky roamed the ice.

The Enduring Power of Jaromir Jagr

After 22 years and eight teams, the Panthers’ Jagr is bound for another playoff appearance and seems unlikely to retire any time soon.

U.S.A. Hockey Has No Need for Miracles Anymore

Though some initially blanched at the cost, U.S.A. Hockey’s concerted effort to develop talent has paid big dividends.

On Penalty Kill, Islanders Turn a Weakness Into a Weapon

A season ago, the Islanders were 26th in the N.H.L. in killing penalties; this season, they were fourth.

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