Nick Bjugstad has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Blaine, Minnesota. He excelled at the University of Minnesota before the Florida Panthers drafted him 19th overall in 2010. He had high expectations, and he’s now entering his sixth full season as an NHL regular. Last year, he played 82 games for the
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After a summer’s worth of waiting, the Detroit Red Wings finally announced that they had agreed to a new contract with franchise center Dylan Larkin. There will be no Andreas Athanasiou situation this year. UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings today re-signed center Dylan Larkin to a five-year contract. #LGRW pic.twitter.com/MgmOCykUf2 — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) August
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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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