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Kris Versteeg announces retirement from hockey

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Veteran forward Kris Versteeg is riding off into the sunset.

The 33-year old had been contemplating his playing future during the quarantine, and has officially decided to retire from professional hockey.

He released an official statement through the NHL’s

“What a run it was…A kid from North Lethbridge who played on the streets every day, dreaming of playing in the NHL. I took a lot for granted in my time in the NHL, but the one thing I never took for granted were the relationships I made with my teammates and staff of the hockey clubs I played for.” said Versteeg.

Versteeg played with seven different teams over a span of 11 NHL seasons (also had a stint in the KHL), but spent the majority of his time with the Chicago Blackhawks organization. He won a Stanley Cup twice with the Blackhawks in 2010 and 2015.

He posted 149 goals, 209 assists and a plus-9 rating in 643 NHL games.


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Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi enters NHL’s COVID-19 protocol, will miss at least five games

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One of the NHL few unvaccinated players has contracted COVID-19.

The Detroit Red Wings confirmed that forward Tyler Bertuzzi has entered the league’s COVID-19 protocol. He will be sidelined for a minimum of 10 days, which means he will miss the team’s next five games.

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill says Bertuzzi is asymptomatic.

The 26-year old has posted nine goals and nine assists in 20 games this season.

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Is William Nylander the Leafs’ most valuable player? | NSS Live with Frank D’Angelo

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Earlier this week on NSS Live, Frank D’Angelo and co-hosts Bill Watters and Joe Tilley discuss the Toronto Maple Leafs’ red-hot month of November, and went as far as to suggest that William Nylander might be the team’s most valuable player!

Here’s why they believe an argument could be made for such a bold statement:

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Canadiens fire GM Marc Bergevin and assistant GM Trevor Timmins; hire Jeff Gorton to be executive vice president of hockey operations

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Following a horrendous start to the season, the Montreal Canadiens have cleaned house in their front office.

The Canadiens announced on Sunday that they have fired GM Marc Bergevin, assistant GM Trevor Timmins and senior vice president for public affairs and communications Paul Wilson. Assistant GM Scott Mellanby formally announced his resignation after not being given the newly vacant General Manager role.

Canadiens owner Geoff Molson released a statement about the shocking news:

“On behalf of myself and the organization, I wish to thank Marc Bergevin, Trevor Timmins, and Paul Wilson for their passion and engagement towards our Club over the last years. Their relentless work allowed our fans to experience many memorable moments, including last summer’s playoff run that culminated with the Stanley Cup Final. We wish them all the success they deserve in the pursuit of their careers. I think, however, that the time has come for a leadership change within our hockey operations department that will bring a new vision and should allow our fans and partners to continue cheering for a championship team.”  

Shortly after, the team announced that they have hired former New York Rangers executive Jeff Gorton as their executive Vice President of Hockey Operations. He has since told the media he has not decided on the GM role yet, but confirmed that it will be someone who is French and/or French speaking.

The Canadiens, who are fresh off a Cinderella run to the Stanley Cup Final, sit fourth last in the entire league with a 6-15-2 record.

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