Dach, Maier named to Team Canada for Hlinka-Gretzky Cup

August 1, 2018

By: Saskatoonblades.com

  • “This is a tremendous opportunity for Kirby and Nolan and a true testament to their hard work and talent,” said Blades General Manager Colin Priestner.

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Kulak awarded one-year contract via rare NHL arbitration

July 25, 2018

By: Kristen Anderson, Postmedia

  • “Two sides were arguing a case and eventually meeting somewhere in the middle. I think it was good experience for me.”

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Smith believes he’ll be perfect fit with Devils

July 11th, 2018

By: Mike G. Morreale, NHL.com Staff Writer

  • “He’s a very efficient first-pass defenseman who can transition you out of your own end”
  • “I think my hockey IQ, skating and passing are my greatest assets,” Smith said.

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2018 NHL Draft prospect profile: Ty Smith controls the game in all three zones

June 11, 2018

By Justin Blades

In a draft with plenty of defencemen on offer, Smith is one of the best.

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‘All the stars lined up’: Proud parents of Braden Holtby travel from Sask. to see son win Stanley Cup

June 9th, 2018

By: Alex Soloducha, CBC News

  • “It’s hard for us to believe because he’s still just Braden to us,” Tammi said. “He’s become a well-known name in the league and we’re so pleased and proud about that for sure.

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PG’s Brett Connolly helps Capitals win the Stanley Cup

June 7th, 2018

By Hartley Miller, Staff

The 26-year-old Connolly assisted on the game-winning goal by Lars Eller at 12:23 of the third period.

 

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Holtby save draws raves from Capitals after Game 2 win vs. Golden Knights

May 31, 2018

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

‘Unbelievable’ play late in third helps Washington even series

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Holtby shines again, helps Capitals advance to Stanley Cup Final

May 23, 2018

By Tracey Myers, NHL.com Staff Writer

  • It has been an outstanding postseason for Holtby, the 27th goaltender in NHL history to record a shutout in a Game 7 and the fifth to do so to clinch a berth in the Final.
  • “He’s feeling it. He’s seeing the puck well. We got a lot of guys sacrificing in front of him. If you want to win the Cup … you need your goalie to be your best player and [Holtby] is being that right now for us.”

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Holtby’s confident play, big saves help Capitals win Game 6

May 21, 2018

By Tracey Myers | NHL.com Staff Writer

  • Gets first shutout of postseason facing elimination against Lightning

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At just 22, Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point is playing beyond his years

May 18, 2018

By Samantha Pell, Washington Post

  • Tampa Bay center Brayden Point scores to even Game 4 at 1-1 in the first period. The visiting Lightning went on to a 4-2 victory to even the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.
  • “I wouldn’t say surprise is the right word, but he keeps taking steps,” Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman said. “He’s a difference-maker on the ice for us. He’s unbelievable.”
  • “It is just the role that I’ve been put in,” Point said. “I don’t know if it is pressure, but I think everybody feels some degree of pressure no matter what role they are in.”

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