CTE and the NHL

Just the other day, the New York Times released an article which further proved the relationship between the NFL and the degenerative brain disease, CTE. Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist, studied 111 brains from former NFL players. Out of those 111 brains, all but one of them had CTE. To many people, this article was shocking. To me, it was anything but. The connection between head trauma and detrimental effects to the brain have been there in plain sight for

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Penguins Sign Dumoulin to Six-Year Deal

The Penguins avoided an arbitration hearing today by signing Brian Dumoulin to a six-year contract worth $4.1M per year. There’s no arguing that Dumoulin was a key part of both of the Penguins last two Cup runs. In the absence of Kris Letang, Dumoulin stepped up and provided the Penguins with quality top pairing minutes. Brian Dumoulin: PIT offer $1.95M. Player ask is $4.35M — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 22, 2017 Dumoulin originally had asked for $4.35M entering arbitration, and

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Murray Proves Hockey Players are the Best

When people become any combination of rich, powerful, or famous, their personality is often affected negatively in an exponential fashion. There is no better example of this than professional athletes. You can hardly go a day without seeing an athlete arrested for domestic abuse or drug possession. In today’s sports culture, this is especially troubling. Children look up to these athletes as role models. They idolize them, and they’re too young to know that their actions are wrong. They see

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Coyotes Hire Rick Tocchet

Last offseason, the Penguins practically lost no one. They kept their roster almost completely intact and kept on rolling. This offseason has been the complete opposite. The Penguins have already lost a number of players such as Bonino, Kunitz, Daley, Fleury, and Hainsey. Today, they lost a key member of Mike Sullivan’s coaching staff, Rick Tocchet. Tocchet was rumored to be heading to Arizona a couple weeks ago, but today the Coyotes made it official. They’ve signed the three-time Stanley

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Just My View 7/11/17

Jaromir Jagr It’s July 11th and this man still does not have a contract. That is an absolute travesty in itself. He’s second all-time in points behind only Wayne Gretzky. Third all-time in goals, fifth all-time in assists, and fourth all-time in games played. More importantly, the guy can still play and play well. Every team in the league would benefit from signing Jagr, and I really mean that. Good teams are getting an excellent top nine winger, who can

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Penguins Sign Adam Johnson

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed another talented but undrafted NCAA free agent. Like Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel, Johnson was overlooked because of his size. Adding another talented young forward with a chip on his shoulder is a continuation of the formula that has brought the Penguins the best scoring depth in the league and in turn, back to back Stanley Cups. If you don’t know by now, Pittsburgh is the unofficial home of college hockey in the NHL. The

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