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2 hrs ago | Mile High Hockey

Kieran Millan retires

Kieran Millan announced today on Twitter that he's hanging 'em up and moving into the business side of hockey, taking a job in Calgary.

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6 hrs ago | USA Today

Injured Cory Sarich could leave hospital soon

Former Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cory Sarich tweeted Friday that he suffered five broken vertebrae during this week's cycling accident but is making good progress.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Sports Media 101

2014-2015 Season Player Preview: Semyon Varlamov

Avalanche 101 provides 24/7 obsessive sports coverage of the Colorado Avalanche as a part of Sports Media 101 .

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SLAM! Sports

NHL notes: Red Wings re-sign forward Landon Ferraro

Landon Ferraro #29 of the Detroit Red Wings congratulates teammate Gustav Nyquist #14 on a goal against the Minnesota Wild during the third period of the game on March 21, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota.

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The Globe and Mail

Vancouver Canucks sign sixth-overall draft pick Jake Virtanen

Jake Virtanen puts on a team sweater after being selected as the number six overall pick to the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center.

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Edmonton Journal

Festival preview: Northern roots of a southern band

As a kid growing up around Fernie, B.C., aspiring musician and Edmonton Oilers fan Jesse Phillips never guessed he would wind up being the lone Canadian to co-found America's latest soul revival band, Birmingham, Alabama's St. Paul & The Broken Bones .

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Vancouver Sun

Field hockey captain Kate Gillis says it was hard to ignore criticism of famous hockey father

B.C. residents generally find public campgrounds clean and secure, but when it comes to the reservation system and user fees, not everyone is a happy camper.

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Mile High Hockey

Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL July 25th, 2014

A veteran NHL defenseman remains in a Calgary hospital bed following a collision involving his bicycle and a vehicle which left him with multiple broken vertebrae and a severe case of road rash.

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MSNBC

Booth eager to prove he 'can play in this League again'

David Booth's tenure with the Vancouver Canucks was rocky, to put it mildly. The former 30-goal scorer finished the 2013-14 campaign with just 19 points in 66 contests.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Matchsticks & Gasoline

Flames re-sign RFA Joni Ortio

There's been a Turku-shaped hole in my heart. Hopefully this guy can fix it. - Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Ortio hails from Turku, Finland, the exact same place as former Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff .

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Nucks Misconduct

Canucks Sign 1st Rounder Jared McCann

The first rounder we got in the Kesler trade is a kid who fancies his game after Kesler.

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Oil On Whyte

Edmonton Oilers A to Z: Nail Yakupov

Mar 9, 2014; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov is checked by Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar during the second period at Rexall Place.

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Edmonton Journal

Cult of Hockey: Close look at two new belligerent d-men prospects on Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers have increasingly been making use of AHL contracts to add players of interest to the team's system.

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Gone Puck Wild

Slovakian Exhibition Games To Honor Pavol Demitra

A series of charity games in Slovakia will honor the legacy of former Minnesota Wild forward Pavol Demitra , who tragically died along with 43 others in a plane crash near Yaroslavl, Russia almost three years ago.

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American Reporter

Denver DispatchDEMS Promise to Listen, but Protests Go Unheard

The lights are strung and the banners are hung. The Pepsi Center is ready for the Democratic National Convention, which starts Monday and runs through Thursday.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

SLAM! Sports

Leon Draisaitl wants to play in the NHL Asap

Leon Draisaitl poses for a photo with team officials after being selected as the number three overall pick to the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center on Jun 27, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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Bradenton.com

Veteran D Sarich injured in bike accident

Veteran NHL defenseman Cory Sarich remains in a Calgary hospital after being seriously hurt after his bicycle he was riding collided with a car.

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SLAM! Sports

Free agent Cory Sarich hurt in bike accident

Cory Sarich during day 5 of Calgary Flames training camp at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Jan. 17, 2013.

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Broad Street Buzz

Jakub Voracek Heading Toward Big Raise Thanks To O'Reilly

Apr 22, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek skates with the puck against the New York Rangers during the third period in game three of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center.

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Bradenton.com

Sabres sign free-agent Andre Benoit to 1-year deal

Benoit spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche, and had a career-best 28 points in 79 games.

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