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The Power of the Beard Repels You!
The Power of the Beard Repels You!
Doug Pensinger

Boston native Keith Yandle has been showing Boston love.

Keith Yandle will not auction off the Phoenix Coyotes jersey he wore in warm-ups Saturday night to honor Martin Richard, the 8-year-old hockey fan who died in the Boston Marathon bombings last week.

Keith Yandle has had the words "Pray For Boston" on his skates since the bombing.The family has reached out to say it would rather have the jersey itself.

A QMJHL team has released a player.

The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada released New Jersey Devils prospect Stefan Matteau on Monday for deserting the team following a playoff game.

General manager Joel Bouchard said the club had to uphold its rules and values even when it is in the midst of a playoff series. The Armada trail the Baie-Comeau Drakkar 2-0 in a best-of-seven Quebec Major Junior Hockey League semi-final series.

The move was surprising because Matteau’s father, former NHL forward Stephane Matteau, is an assistant coach with the Armada and will remain in his job.

Iggy is selling his Calgary home (the wine cellar is incredible!!).

Want to live like an NHL star?

You can — for a cool $3.995 million.

The home of former Flames captain Jarome Iginla — traded late last month to the Pittsburgh Penguins — has been put up for sale.