Maple Leafs unconcerned by off-night against disciplined Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Two hours before puck drop, Arizona Coyotes coach Rick Tocchet let out a long sigh when asked about the challenge of stopping a motivated Auston Matthews. “I hope he was out late last night,” said Tocchet. “That’s how you defend him.” As it turns out, he had another trick up his sleeve instead: Brad Richardson, an unheralded veteran centre the vast majority of Toronto Maple Leafs fans who packed Gila River Arena on Saturday couldn’t confidently pick out of a police lineup. Richardson drew the matchup against Scottsdale’s favourite hockey son and performed exceptionally well — keeping Matthews without a shot in the nearly 10 minutes of… Read More

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Canadiens become latest team to fall victim to powerhouse Lightning

TAMPA BAY— “We cracked,” said Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien following his team’s third-period collapse against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He repeated it several times, first in French and then in English. And when he was asked why that was the case, why the Canadiens, who fought tooth and nail and succeeded to keep pace with the NHL’s best team through the first two periods, imploded over the final 20 minutes—he responded with questions of his own. “Is it because of youth?” asked Julien. “Is it because of focus?” Those were definitely two factors. Indiscipline was another, with the Canadiens taking three costly minor penalties in that final frame. And… Read More

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Here’s how fintech is taking over the world — and what’s coming next

Digital disruption is affecting every aspect of the fintech industry. Over the past five years, fintech has established itself as a fundamental part of the global financial services ecosystem. Fintech startups have raised, and continue to raise, billions of dollars annually, pushing incumbent financial institutions to get in on the action. Legacy players have begun using fintech to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving financial services landscape. So what’s next? Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service, explores recent innovations in the fintech space as well as what might be coming in the future in our brand new exclusive slide deck, The Future of Fintech: How Fintech Is Taking… Read More

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Oilers’ lack of depth scoring shows desperate need for top-six winger

BROOKLYN — Keith Gretzky is burning through the SIM cards, dumping salary, moving money and generally fumigating a roster that should land Peter Chiarelli in some kind of workplace safety tribunal for how poorly it is constructed. But no matter how hard he works, every second night Gretzky’s team has to strap the gear on and play a hockey game. The lights go on, the roster is the roster and the results are becoming all too predictable. Edmonton lost 5-2 to the New York Islanders Saturday, their 10th loss in 11 games (1-8-2). They went 0-3 on this road trip, scoring four goals — and we’ll bet you could nail… Read More

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Ken Hitchock’s Oilers future could depend on a more ‘positive’ tone

Though Ken Hitchcock came out of retirement to take a gig the Edmonton native said he couldn’t pass up, that doesn’t mean his relentless coaching style changed at all. Always known as a hard taskmaster who’s unafraid to use negative reinforcement here and there, Hitchcock’s style appears to be wearing thin with his young Edmonton Oilers squad, and it could cost him his dream job. “He’s certainly made a lot of noise in terms of the way he’s challenged his players,” said Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos of Hitchcock during the Headlines segment of Hockey Night in Canada. “I think it’s been noted within the organization and my understanding is they’ve addressed… Read More

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