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Auston Matthews goes first overall, with trio of Finns not far behind in NHL draft NHL

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A feisty crowd welcomed highly touted American centre Auston Matthews and a trio of Finns to the NHL on Friday night as foreign talent dominated the top of the NHL draft. As expected, Matthews went first to the Toronto Maple...

Jets select Patrik Laine with second overall pick at NHL draft NHL

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Winnipeg Jets selected Finnish winger Patrik Laine with the second overall pick of the NHL draft on Friday. NHL Central Scouting ranked Laine No. 2 among European players behind centre Auston Matthews, who played for Zurich...

Canadiens continue to bolster back-end, pick Mikhail Sergachev ninth at draft MONTREAL CANADIENS

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Montreal Canadiens continue to develop their back end at the NHL draft. Montreal selected Russian defenceman Mikhail Sergachev with the ninth overall pick at the draft on Friday. The Habs have selected six defenceman...

Flames trade for Elliott, pick Tkachuk to fill two needs at NHL draft NHL

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Calgary Flames solved two big needs on the first day of draft weekend. Not only did the Flames land a potential top line winger with the No. 6 overall pick in Matthew Tkachuk, but Calgary also got the No. 1 goaltender...

Leafs nearing first No. 1 pick in 31 years; Auston Matthews widely expected choice NHL

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Not once in a career that spans nearly three decades has Lou Lamoriello held the No. 1 overall pick at the NHL draft. The Maple Leafs general manager...

Burgers, beers and beach chairs: Toronto tailgating experience a hit FOOTBALL

TORONTO — The nostril-massaging scent of grilled hamburgers hung in the air, fans threw pigskins around and tailgaters set up shop on lawn chairs and downed a few cold...

Raptors select Austrian forward Jakob Poeltl with their No. 9 pick BASKETBALL

TORONTO — Excellent foot speed and agility for a big man, and an NBA-ready body. The Raptors selected Utah forward Jakob Poeltl, a 20-year-old from Austria, with the...

Winnepeg Jets T-shirt made by company licensed to sell NHL stock shocker for fan SPORTS

KELOWNA, B.C. — A lifelong Winnipeg Jets fan was shocked to learn she'd bought a team T-shirt with the city's name misspelled as Winnepeg. Heather Prevalnig,...

Bergevin insists he's not shopping Subban, but says he's received calls on No. 1 defenceman

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin wouldn't go as far to say never, but insisted that his team is not shopping P.K. Subban. Speaking after the GM meetings on Thursday, which precede the NHL draft in...

Raptors guards DeRozan, Lowry among 10 set for US Olympic basketball TORONTO RAPTORS

TORONTO — There are few honours bigger than playing at the Olympic Games, Dwane Casey believes. So the Toronto Raptors coach was thrilled Thursday to hear that Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan will team up for the U.S. squad at this summer's...

Raptors select Austrian forward Jakob Poeltl with their No. 9 pick TORONTO RAPTORS

TORONTO — Excellent foot speed and agility for a big man, and an NBA-ready body. The Raptors selected Utah forward Jakob Poeltl, a 20-year-old from Austria, with the No. 9 pick in Thursday night's NBA draft, shoring up a front court that...

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