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Islanders face critical time on and off the ice
With the Tavares contract talks and an ongoing arena situation.
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Blue Jackets sign Boston University product Somerby to entry-level deal
He was originally selected in 2012 by the New York Islanders
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Looking to make the leap: Josh Ho-Sang
He's coming off a promising 2016-17 campaign.
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Beauchemin signs on for third stint with Ducks (Updated)
The 37-year-old's contract is a one-year deal with potential performance bonuses.
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Gaborik unlikely to be ready for start of training camp
Kings GM Rob Blake also said Gaborik's 'progressing pretty well' though.
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Under Pressure: Jaroslav Halak
After a season of extreme ups-and-downs, what's in store for his contract year?
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It’s New York Islanders day at PHT
Spoiler: John Tavares will be discussed.
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Habs’ Byron got to skate(board) with Tony Hawk
Hawk said Byron "can hold his own."
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Poll: Nico Hischier vs. Nolan Patrick
Did the Devils make the right call at number 1?
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Zacha should be ready for big step forward for Devils
The No. 6 overall pick from 2015 will be a key part of the Devils rebuild.
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Kings seem to have no interest in adding Jagr
They need offense. He needs a team. But they are still not a match.
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Under Pressure: Cory Schneider
He is coming off the worst season of his NHL career.
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Looking to make the leap: Blake Speers
The 2015 third-round pick is on a mission to make the roster this season.
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It’s New Jersey Devils day at PHT
Some big gains this off-season, but it still looks like a work in progress.
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Get to know Hurricanes’ slew of young defensemen
They could stand as the envy of the NHL in short order.
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Video: Don Cherry sings ‘Take Me Out to the Ball Game’ at Cubs game
He also threw out a "Go Blackhawks" to endear himself to Cubs fans.
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Case for Hurricanes signing Jaromir Jagr
For all the possible downsides, the rewards could be rich.
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Gulutzan thinks Flames can be ‘a 100-point club’
He is happy to get settled after making "mega changes" in his first season.
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Francis hopes Hurricanes live up to hype
Francis dishes on the team's centers, including Jordan Staal.
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Looking to make the leap: Haydn Fleury
The Hurricanes pipeline of young defensemen has another one ready to make the leap to the NHL.
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Scott Darling will be key to Hurricanes season
This post is a part of Hurricanes day at PHT… A few numbers to keep in mind about the Carolina Hurricanes as they prepare to enter the 2017-18 season: Over the past three seasons only one team in the...
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Will Hurricanes be playoff team this year?
Carolina has not made the playoffs since the 2008-09 season.
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Under Pressure: Bill Peters
After three non-playoff seasons the front office gave him a lot of help on the ice this offseason.
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It’s Carolina Hurricanes day at PHT
Can they get back to the playoffs for the first time since 2010?
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Lehtera: Trade from Blues to Flyers will be ‘good for me’
The forward is happy to have a clean slate.
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Report: Avalanche will soon have AHL affiliate in Colorado
A nice bonus, as their current affiliate is in Texas.
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Will Rangers fans warm up to Vigneault?
Changes to the Rangers roster might "protect Vigneault from himself."
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Rick Nash at career crossroads
The Rangers should at least consider bringing him back after 2017-18.
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Butcher not seeking guaranteed NHL roster spot
"It's quite the opposite," according to his agent.
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Rangers deserve kudos for rebuild on the fly
The future is looking a lot brighter in New York these days.
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Under Pressure: Kevin Hayes
Is he capable of centering the Rangers' second line?
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Looking to make the leap: Anthony DeAngelo
"He knows this is his third team in a real quick span, so he's got to make a name for himself."
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Poll: Is Henrik Lundqvist still an elite goalie?
He was inconsistent during the regular season, but he turned it on in the playoffs.
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It’s New York Rangers day at PHT
Breaking down an off-season of big changes.
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Duchene trade talks quiet, but Avs will ‘listen to offers’
Also: a Nikita Zadorov semi-update.
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Logan Couture’s teeth are still sore from horrifying mouth injury
The images of his injury are genuinely disgusting.
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Sidney Crosby at 30
Already among the greats.
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Sabres sign Zemgus Girgensons: two years, $3.2M
That's $1.6M per year for the 14th pick of the 2012 NHL Draft.
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Devils’ Zajac out 4-6 months after pectoral surgery
Suffered during off-season training. Ouch.
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Lightning join effort to move Confederate monument
The Tampa Bay Rays and Buccaneers are also contributing to that effort.
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Penguins shouldn’t rush to replace Bonino
They may have to wait until something shakes loose during the regular season.
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Tavares says ‘no rush’ to sign extension with Isles
He'd rather keep the contract talks private.
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Under Pressure: Derrick Pouliot (again)
“I’ve got to make an impact right away and show that I belong in the NHL."
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Looking to make the leap: Zach Aston-Reese
The 23-year-old forward was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award last season.
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Poll: Who will the Penguins miss the most?
Marc-Andre Fleury, Nick Bonino, Matt Cullen, Chris Kunitz, Trevor Daley and Ron Hainsey are all gone.
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It’s Pittsburgh Penguins day at PHT
They've enjoyed a modicum of success recently.
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Draisaitl on signing with Oilers: ‘We have something really special’
The deal reportedly includes a no-trade clause.
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Cullen explains why he chose Wild over Penguins
"This was a family decision."
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Bovada gives McDavid higher odds than Crosby to win Hart in 2017-18
An interesting name comes in third, too.
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Oilers cap situation is scary, and not just because of Draisaitl, McDavid
Actually, those two are the biggest reasons for optimism.
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Cullen signs with Wild, opting against retirement (and Penguins)
A one-year, $1M deal with $700K in potential bonuses.
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Oilers ink Draisaitl to monster eight-year, $68 million deal
Just weeks after locking in Connor McDavid for $100 million.
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Report: Vegas among teams in on Pens draftee Byron
University of Maine standout is now an unrestricted free agent.
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Under Pressure: Barry Trotz
Veteran bench boss is heading into the final year of his contract.
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Looking to make the leap: Nathan Walker
Also looking to become the first Australian to play in the NHL.
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Poll: Will the Caps finally make it to the Stanley Cup Final?
Can they get over the hump?
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It’s Washington Capitals day at PHT
Can they break through after that two-year window "closed?"
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Months after falling to Penguins, Capitals work to move past playoff letdown
"I don't like when people say we're a bad team right now," Evgeny Kuznetsov said
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Eichel on Sabres: ‘We think we can be a playoff team’
At the moment, voters in a PHT poll strongly agree.
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Under Pressure: Chuck Fletcher
Zero division titles and zero conference final appearances since taking over in 2009.
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Fabbri’s on track to be ready by Blues training camp
He suffered the season-ending injury in February.
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Report: Devils, Sabres, Vegas in on Hobey Baker winner Butcher
Talented d-man is ready to hit the open market.
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Report: Marchenko the latest to join Russian powerhouse CSKA
The Moscow-based club has been loading up this summer.
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Sweeney shoots down Pastrnak rumors
Agent J.P. Barry said negotiations have been "very open."
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Looking to make the leap: Joel Eriksson Ek
One of the club's prized prospects got a taste last season, and is now looking for a full-time gig.
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Are Wild better team than last season?
Some young players have emerged as stars, but the Minnesota core is getting older.
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It’s Minnesota Wild day at PHT
Is another letdown coming for Bruce Boudreau and the Wild?
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Blues are locked into many salaries, but mostly in a good way
Jake Allen, Vladimir Tarasenko, and others figure to be strong values.
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Slow Pastrnak, Bruins contract talks now include trade rumor
They wouldn't really do that, would they?
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Islanders’ Prince needs 4-6 months to recover from surgery
The forward needed to go under the knife because of issues with a high-ankle sprain.
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Predators’ Mazanec signs one-year deal in KHL
He did not seem to have a spot on the Predators depth chart any longer.
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Dwight King is headed to the KHL
He spent eight years in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings and Montreal Canadiens.
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Marchenko waived by Maple Leafs, could return to KHL
He appeared in just 11 games for the Maple Leafs this past season.
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Under Pressure: Paul Stastny
The veteran center is heading into the last of his four-year, $28 million contract, and things haven't gone according to plan so far in St. Louis.
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Looking to make the leap: Vince Dunn
The latest in St. Louis' pipeline of good young defensemen.
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Will Blues compete for Central Division title?
The fate of the St. Louis Blues this season might be in Jake Allen's hands.
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It’s St. Louis Blues day at PHT
Can they make gains after a few turbulent years of change?
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Coyotes’ coach isn’t too concerned about ‘beast’ Chychrun
Rick Tocchet doesn't know when the defenseman will be back, but when he returns, look out.
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How can Avs inflate trade value for stars?
Much has been made about teams needing to strike gold with high draft picks to successfully complete a rebuild, and it’s difficult to argue otherwise.
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Avalanche have a ton of flexibility – and questions to answer
The scary and comforting aspects of a relatively clean slate.
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Matt Murray’s furry dog steals show during day with Stanley Cup
Also: Ales Hemsky has a birthday cake that is eating-prone.
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Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond retires; let’s watch that fight one more time
His bout with Cam Janssen was almost as long as his name.
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Yakupov a worthy gamble for the Avalanche
The former No. 1 overall pick is on his third team in five years.
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Poll: Will the Avalanche finish with the NHL’s worst record again?
They did not add a lot to a team that finished with just 48 points a year ago.
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Under Pressure: Joe Sakic
He needs to get the Avalanche headed back in the right direction.
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Looking to make the leap: Tyson Jost
He is next in line for the Avalanche.
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It’s Colorado Avalanche day at PHT
They can only go up from here ... right?
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Jacob Trouba could really make Jets pay with next contract
The drawbacks of teams maximizing their leverage for "bridge" deals.
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Two decades of Paul Maurice, NHL head coach
Remarkably, he's been behind a bench almost every season since 1995-96.
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Looking to make the leap: Kyle Connor
He put up impressive AHL numbers after the Jets demoted him in 2016-17.
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Bettman, Ducks, others share Bryan Murray memories
Scotty Bowman and others share their condolences.
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NHL, Red Wings condemn use of logo at Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ rally
Legal action may be taken against white nationalists who used altered Red Wings logos.
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Hockey world mourns death of Bryan Murray
The former Senators general manager touched many lives during his 35 years in the NHL.
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Winnipeg Jets are finally interesting
Will it lead to better results on the ice? We don't know. But at least they are fun to watch.
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Poll: Did the Jets do enough this summer to make the playoffs?
The franchise has made the playoffs just twice in 17 years.
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Under Pressure: Steve Mason
The Jets need him to solidify their long-time weakness.
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It’s Winnipeg Jets day at PHT
They missed out on the playoffs once again.
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Gretzky has high praise for ‘workaholic general manager’ McPhee
He's been busy in preparation for the Golden Knights' inaugural season.
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Connor Brown ‘confident’ contract situation with Maple Leafs will get figured out
He enjoyed a breakout 20-goal campaign in 2016-17.
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After a serious leg injury last season, Richardson expects to be ready for training camp
The injury occurred in November and required surgery.
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With a new deal in Dallas, Radulov must prove himself once again
The Stars signed him to a five-year, $31.25 million deal in July.
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Sedins out to prove they can still play at ‘high level’
They're coming a very tough 2016-17 with the Canucks.
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After aggressive offseason, Nill needs moves to pay off
A new head coach and a bunch of new players have expectations high in Dallas.
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Looking to make the leap: Jason Dickinson
The speedy, versatile forward is hoping to bounce back after a tough 2016-17.
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Under Pressure: Ben Bishop
Goaltending has to improve if the Stars are to become legitimate Stanley Cup contenders. 
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Poll: Is Hitchcock the right head coach for Stars?
Can he get them to improve defensively?
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It’s Dallas Stars day at PHT
They've undergone some changes.
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USA, Canada preparing for NHL-less Olympics very differently
Team Canada GM Sean Burke: "We don't want to leave any stones unturned."
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‘I’m not too stressed’ about contract situation, says RFA Wennberg
He had a breakout season for the Blue Jackets in 2016-17.
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Lundqvist back skating after knee injury at World Championships
"I've been skating a few times now and I feel good."
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Oilers sign first-round pick Yamamoto to entry-level deal
"He is small, but he’s strong and has tremendous heart and skill."
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Blackhawks need a push from young forwards Hartman, Schmaltz
Both players enter their sophomore NHL seasons.
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Wild news: Parise says he ‘stunk’; Kaprizov signs 3-year KHL deal
With eight years still remaining on his massive contract, it's imperative that Parise finds his game again. 
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Hossa was a ‘special player,’ and the ‘Hawks are going to miss him
Signed in 2009. Parade in 2010. Not a coincidence.
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Looking to make the leap: Alex DeBrincat
Regardless of where he begins his pro career, his development will be fun and fascinating to watch.
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Under Pressure: Jonathan Toews
The captain has to produce more now that his old linemate, Brandon Saad, is back.
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Poll: Will the ‘Hawks regret trading Panarin?
Brandon Saad will have to fill the void.
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It’s Chicago Blackhawks day at PHT
It's been, um, quite an offseason for them.
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Could Scott Hartnell see an increased role in Nashville?
At age 35, he's coming off a difficult 2016-17 season in Columbus.
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Report: Slovakia hires Craig Ramsay to coach Olympic team
His coaching experience in the NHL dates back to the late 1980s.
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Despite impressive young core, Predators need Rinne to step up again next season
While balancing his workload given he's 35.
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Stars ‘strongly opposed’ to Texas ‘bathroom bill’ (Updated)
Update: The NHL has since also opposed the proposed bill.
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Canucks re-sign Gaunce to two-year, one-way deal
The only remaining RFA for Vancouver to get under contract is Bo Horvat.
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Dany Heatley awarded $6.5 million in lawsuit against former agent
Heatley filed the lawsuit in 2012, according to reports.
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The Predators’ Stanley Cup window is wide open
GM David Poile has locked up his core for years to come.
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Assuming everyone’s healthy, Wings will ‘probably’ have to shed salary
GM Ken Holland has a cap crunch on his hands.
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Looking to make the leap: Vladislav Kamenev
After two years in the AHL, expect a motivated player at training camp.
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Under Pressure: Nick Bonino
Can the 29-year-old handle a second-line role in Nashville?
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Washington’s Verizon Center will become Capital One Arena
A name change for the home of the Capitals.
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Poll: Are Preds favorites in West?
Do they have another Stanley Cup Final run in them?
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It’s Nashville Predators day at PHT
They made it to Game 6 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final.
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Minus an AHL affiliate next season, Blues sign one-year deal with ECHL’s Tulsa Oilers
Blues GM: "We are proud to extend our footprint to Tulsa and partner with the Oilers for the 2017-18 season."
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Temper early expectations of Steven Stamkos in return from knee injury
He played in only 17 games last season due to the injury (and surgery) last November.
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NBC’s Eddie Olczyk undergoing treatment for colon cancer
Olczyk was diagnosed with the disease last week.
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Canucks-Kings exhibition series in China highlights NHL preseason schedule
Lots of travel to non-NHL communities, too.
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Islanders re-sign Gionta to one-year, two-way contract
He appeared in 26 games for NYI last season.
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Detroit’s made ‘a number of offers’ to Athanasiou
"We've had a number of conversations."
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Under Pressure: Andrei Vasilevskiy
The goalie of the future is now the full-time goalie of the present.
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Looking to make the leap: Mikhail Sergachev
Acquired in the Jonathan Drouin trade, the talented Russian d-man has his eyes on the NHL.
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Brayden Point emerged as bright spot for Bolts during tough year
"(Point's) growth has been phenomenal," said head coach Jon Cooper.
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Poll: Will the Lightning make the playoffs next season?
They fell one point shy of making the postseason last year.
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It’s Tampa Bay Lightning day at PHT
The Bolts look to get back into the playoffs next spring.
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‘It’s just a number’ — Sidney Crosby celebrates 30th birthday with the Stanley Cup
Three Stanley Cup titles, two Olympic gold medals, five 100-plus point seasons.
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After playing a ‘key role’ in AHL, Sharks re-sign Goodrow to two-year deal
He's appeared in 77 games for San Jose over the last three years.
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Habs have available cap space to help remedy pressing roster needs
About $8.46 million in cap space right now.
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Minor leaguers on NHL contracts can’t go to Olympics
That means any player on a two-way contract, or one loaned to an AHL or ECHL club.
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Under Pressure: Jonathan Drouin
The Quebec kid cost Montreal a prized prospect and $33 million. The stakes are high.
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Looking to make the leap: Charles Hudon
This post is part of Canadiens Day on PHT… Charles Hudon has played the waiting game for a while. Now it might be over. On the checklist for a roster spot in Montreal this season, Hudon ticks several...
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Who’s playing center in Montreal next season?
Will they give Alex Galchenyuk another chance?
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Poll: Will the Canadiens win the Atlantic Division next season?
Will the additions of Jonathan Drouin and Karl Alzner be enough?
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It’s Montreal Canadiens day at PHT
We focus on all of the stories impacting the team as NHL training camps get close.
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Can David Backes bounce back in 2017?
He still has four years remaining on a long-term contract he signed in free agency.
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Sweden WJC coach expects Alexander Nylander to make Sabres’ roster
He was one of the best players at the 2017 World Junior Championships.
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The Senators are going to need another big season from Craig Anderson
He was arguably the Senators most important player in 2016-17.
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Coyotes will once again be patient with Dylan Strome
He has played just seven games in the NHL since being selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft.
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Under Pressure: Bobby Ryan
The 2016-17 season was a mixed bag for Ryan.
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Poll: Are the Senators capable of another deep playoff run?
They lost Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final in double overtime.
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Sens getting a bargain now, but keep an eye on that Karlsson situation
He has two more years left on his deal, with a $6.5 million cap hit, before he's eligible to become a UFA.
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Looking to make the leap: Thomas Chabot
At age 20, he'll look to take his puck-moving ability to the NHL next season.
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It’s Ottawa Senators day at PHT
We take a look at all of the key stories they face heading into the season.
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Strome ready for fresh start in Edmonton
The Oilers acquired him in a one-for-one trade involving Jordan Eberle this summer.
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Ekblad ready to bounce back from frustrating year
He missed 14 games due to injury and saw his play regress.
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Panthers’ best hope for improvement in 2017: Better health for top players
Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, Nick Bjugstad and Aaron Ekblad all missed significant time due to injury.
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Red Wings sign first-round pick Rasmussen to entry-level contract
They selected him with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2017 NHL draft.
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Vegas’ Nate Schmidt awarded two years, $4.5 million in arbitration
That is a lot more than Vegas had hoped to pay.
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John Tavares says he wants time with Islanders ‘to continue’
The Islanders still have something to prove, even if Tavares didn't say it.
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Under Pressure: Dale Tallon
Will his vision be validated or will the Panthers stumble once more?
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Poll: Should the Panthers have re-signed Jaromir Jagr?
They chose not to, but was that the right move?
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Looking to make the leap: Owen Tippett
The Panthers have given every indication that he'll get a real shot.
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It’s Florida Panthers day at PHT
Read all about it!
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Stepan feels ‘like a young guy,’ but will take leadership role with Coyotes
At age 27, he's one of the oldest forwards in Arizona.
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Canucks forward Dorsett will be ‘ready for camp’ after neck surgery
He played in only 14 games last season.
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Leafs face heightened expectations
Now, how do they handle it?
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Stars re-sign Oleksiak to one-year deal
He played in 41 games for Dallas last season.
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Under Pressure: Patrick Marleau
He signed in Toronto for three years at $18.75 million.
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Disgruntled ‘Canes forward Nestrasil signs in KHL
Had a falling out with Carolina last season.
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USA Hockey won’t put NHL players on Olympic roster
Also confirmed reports that University of Wisconsin bench boss Tony Granato will serve as head coach.
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Report: Prust to attend Kings camp on PTO
Veteran tough guy spent last season in the German League.
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Looking to make the leap: Kasperi Kapanen
After an impressive playoff performance for the Leafs.
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Poll: Will the Maple Leafs have the NHL’s best offense next season?
With Auston Matthews leading the charge, anything is possible.
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It’s Toronto Maple Leafs day at PHT
Can Auston Matthews & Co. keep it going?
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Report: Tony Granato will be U.S. hockey head coach at 2018 Olympics
Chris Chelios will reportedly be one of his assistant coaches.
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Panthers take care of free agents by signing MacKenzie Weegar
He appeared in his first three NHL games last season.
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Flyers sign other high 2017 draft picks Frost, Ratcliffe
Both were part of trades by GM Ron Hextall.
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Ouch: Coyotes’ Chychrun out indefinitely after knee surgery
The team will provide an update during training camp.
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Report: Schmidt, Golden Knights actually went to salary arbitration
They still have 48 hours to make their own deal after the hearing, though.
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Under Pressure: Petr Mrazek
Was a tough year for the guy once considered Detroit's future in goal.
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Flames name Maloney VP of hockey ops, re-sign AGMs Conroy and Pascall
A busy day for Calgary's front office.
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Canucks expect to have Horvat signed before training camp
RFA center led the team in goals and points last season.
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Looking to make the leap: Michael Rasmussen
"I'm taking the approach that I'm going to take someone's job and I'm going to take a spot on the team."
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