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NHL 2019-20: Bill Peters quits as Calgary Flames coach, alleged racist slurs, kicking and punching players, NHL racism

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Bill Peters resigned as coach of the Calgary Flames on Friday (US time) after allegedly making racist slurs at a Nigerian-born player in the minors and kicking and punching players behind the bench during his time with Carolina.

General manager Brad Treliving said he received a resignation letter from Peters that wraps up a weeklong investigation into the veteran coach’s behaviour. He refused to discuss whether Peters would continue to be paid, saying only, “He’s no longer with the organisation.”

“We consider the matter closed,” Treliving said at a news conference in Calgary, Alberta. “It’s been a difficult time. But we are going to move forward.”

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Assistant Geoff Ward takes over as interim coach with the Flames 12-12-4 and in ninth place in the Western Conference.

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NHL 2020: Islanders fan’s cruel ‘Kiss Cam’ joke

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One NHL fan used the arena’s “Kiss Cam” to play a cruel joke on his date Thursday, likely earning him a trip to the penalty box.

The unidentified fan, sporting a Mat Barzal jersey at the New York Islanders’ home fixture, kissed the woman next to him after appearing on the Nassau Coliseum jumbotron.

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He then stepped into the aisle and got down on one knee as if he was about to propose.

The woman stood up, and appeared amazed but instead of producing a ring, the man just tied his shoes.

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NHL 2019: New York Islanders Anthony Beauvillier simple pick up line for Anna Kendrick

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It’s worth a try.

Anthony Beauvillier has scored 10 goals for the New York Islanders this season, but he spent his Christmas taking a different kind of shot.

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The four-year veteran seemingly took his shot with actress Anna Kendrick on Twitter, posting a simple “Hi @AnnaKendrick47.”



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NHL, news: Ice hockey fan wins $50,000 with impossible shot from opposite blue line, video

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It turns out Canadians are just naturally ridiculously good at ice hockey.

A Montreal fan became $55,000 richer when he nailed an incredibly tough shot from the other side of the rink at an NHL game.

Making it all the crazier? The guy doesn’t even play hockey.

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Patrick Proteau won tickets just to be at the Canadiens v Detroit Red Wings game on Saturday, and then was plucked out of the crowd for a fan competition during the second intermission.

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