Wolves Adjusting to a Philosophy Change

The Chicago Wolves are team still searching for an identity a month into the 2019-20 season. The three-time defending Central Division champions went through a plethora of roster changes over the summer and are adjusting to a different style of play because of it. Fortunately for them, they have the right man behind the bench […]

31 Thoughts: Maple Leafs not sweating goaltending situation

• Leafs likely to start Kaskisuo on Saturday• Breaking down Kovalchuk’s healthy scratch• Stars’ stars brushing off criticism About two hours apart, Jamie Benn and Jim Montgomery listened to the same question. “I’m not with your team every day,” they were told. “What would you say to those of us who think this sounds like […]

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

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — In the summer of 2011, ESPN The Magazine ran a story detailing a convoluted sign-stealing plot allegedly hatched by the Toronto Blue Jays involving the now-infamous ‘Man in White’ parked in centre field. The sources cited were four unnamed relievers from an undisclosed team who reported seeing a gentleman seated in Rogers […]

Perry settling in with Stars, ready to play 1,000th NHL game – Washington Captials Web Site

DALLAS — Corey Perry doesn’t spend much time thinking about playing his 1,000th NHL game, which he is expected to do Wednesday when the Dallas Stars play the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome (9:30 p.m. ET; ESPN+, SN1, FS-SW, NHL.TV), but that does not mean he’s unaware of the milestone’s significance. “It’s a pretty huge […]

NHL.com players poll: Blackhawks goal song best in League – NHL.com

NHL.com asked 48 of the League’s top players for their opinions on topics surrounding the game and its players during the 2019 NHL European and North American Player Media Tours during the offseason. An installment of their answers will run each Wednesday. This edition of the NHL.com players poll focuses on which arena has the […]

Last-place Kings bench struggling Kovalchuk

11:13 PM ET ESPN News Services LOS ANGELES — Left winger Ilya Kovalchuk was a healthy scratch for the Los Angeles Kings in a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night, and general manager Rob Blake refused to say how long the veteran will be out of the lineup. Sportsnet Canada reported the […]

Hockey Canada Foundation leaves $371,649 legacy in Edmonton

EDMONTON, Alta. – Two minor hockey programs in the City of Edmonton will benefit from $371,649 in funding as a result of 2019 Hockey Canada Foundation Gala & Golf, hosted in Edmonton last June. The Hockey Canada Foundation assembled members of the 2019 Hockey Canada Foundation Gala & Golf legacy committee at the Edmonton Oilers […]