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We have reached the point in the summer where the talk shifts from free agent signings and trades, to training camp invites. Almost every team uses the professional tryout tool, and the Boston Bruins have been no exception over the years. Remember, prior to the 2015-16 season, the B’s found backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson via
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His words cut to the chase. “Right now we have a losing culture here,” said Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill at his season-ending news conference. “It stinks that we won’t be watching live playoff hockey right now.” The Sabres had missed the postseason again, extending their franchise-worst playoff drought to seven seasons. They finished
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After a career-high 37 points last season, forward Christian Dvorak was rewarded by the Arizona Coyotes with a six-year extension. The 22-year-old’s deal carries an annual average value of $4.45 million, according to reports. “We are very pleased to sign Christian to a long-term contract,” Coyotes general manager John Chayka said in a statement. “Christian
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Nashville Predators general manager David Poile headlines the 2018 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Former University of Michigan coach Red Berenson, three-time Olympic medalist Natalie Darwitz, retired NHL referee Paul Stewart, Poile and the late Leland “Hago” Harrington will be inducted on Dec. 12 at a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. Poile has
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Calling him a steal would be an understatement. Drafted 152nd overall by the New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Anders Lee has turned out to be one of the best goal scorers in the National Hockey League. Having played parts of five seasons in the NHL, here are the top 10 moments
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Beginning June 1, NWHL teams can re-sign players from their 2017-18 roster and their draft picks. Additionally, for those players who have completed their college eligibility and want to continue their hockey careers, NWHL Free Agency provides the best opportunity to continue playing at the highest level of professional women’s hockey. The fourth season of the
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Until Jordan Greenway took to the ice for the US men’s ice hockey team in Pyeongchang, the program had never had an African-American player on its Olympic roster. It’s shocking it took so long, even with players such as Mike Grier, Seth Jones, Dustin Byfuglien and Kyle Okposo. But, what’s even more shocking is that
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As the 2018-19 NHL season draws closer, we’ve released our top 300 rankings for fantasy. As you rummage through the lineup, the ranking of some players might jump off the page. Sure, Connor McDavid topping the board isn’t going to surprise many, but there is some interesting ordering thereafter. Here are my first impressions of
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The New Jersey Devils were among the biggest surprises in the NHL in 2017-18. They won 44 games and clinched a playoff berth for the first time since their 2011-12 Stanley Cup Final run. They haven’t made any significant additions to this point in the offseason and are unlikely to do so barring a trade.
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In today’s rumor rundown Max Pacioretty’s trade value is rumored to have dropped, a bridge deal with Darnell Nurse is imminent, the Hurricanes need to find offense and Minnesota and New Jersey are contemplating extensions for Eric Staal and Taylor Hall respectively. What Does Skinner Mean for Pacioretty? The trade value Carolina received for Jeff
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5:30 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Stan Mikita, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and the leading scorer in Chicago Blackhawks history, died Tuesday at age 78, according to a statement from his family. Mikita played 1,396 games in the NHL from 1958-80, all of them with the Blackhawks to lead the franchise in
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It is difficult to score in the NHL. Not exactly breaking news. That’s why only three players —  Connor McDavid, Claude Giroux, and Nikita Kucherov — reached the 100-point mark last season. That doesn’t seem like many players, and it’s not compared to the 1981-82 season when 13 reached the century mark, but it’s still
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In today’s rumor rundown, we look at the biggest name restricted free agents still unsigned, what Karlsson’s one-year deal in Vegas means and how Cam Talbot expects to work with the Oilers signing a backup who the team thinks will play a lot. Biggest RFA’s to Watch Sportsnet’s Luke Fox recently took a look at the
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Hockey may be the fastest game on earth, but Brett Harvey offers a measured meditation on the role of the slowest guys on the ice. His documentary “Ice Guardians” had a successful opening and received positive reviews. It is now on Netflix and will reach an even broader audience. It is worth watching. Probably without
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In today’s rumor rundown, the New Jersey Devils don’t have a timetable for Cory Schneider’s return, the Panthers seem happy with their offense, the Flyers like one of their prospects in particular and Carolina hints that they had little choice but to trade Jeff Skinner. Schneider Return Date Remains Murky According to Corey Masisak of
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The quick change of narrative regarding Milan Lucic this summer might be seen as a positive to some fans and negative to others. After weeks of trade speculation Lucic was looking for a way out of Edmonton and that the Oilers were looking to trade him, Lucic’s agent, Gerry Johannson, quickly shot down speculation the
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In today’s rumor rundown, the Buffalo Sabres and Jeff Skinner may be thinking long-term extension behind the scenes but you’d never know it by what they’re saying. Artemi Panarin might be interested in a move back to Chicago, William Nylander isn’t worried about his contract extension in Toronto and Mark Stone’s signing for one year
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