Eastern Conference

Penguins re-sign Ruhwedel to a two-year deal
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The depth of the Pittsburgh Penguins defense faced the ultimate test this spring, winning a Stanley Cup despite the absence of Kris Letang. The Penguins announced that this new deal has an average annual value of $650,000 — a modest raise from his one-year, $575,000 deal for last season, but still certainly affordable for a […]

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Report: Vegas to select Fleury and acquire additional draft pick from Penguins
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On this date in 2003, Marc-Andre Fleury went first overall to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL Entry Draft. Today, it does in fact appear, based on translated reports, that the popular veteran goaltender is heading to Vegas in the expansion draft. Fleury has been, for quite some time now, mentioned as a possible option […]

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Flyers begin 2017-18 season out West, face Vegas for 1st time in February
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CHICAGO — Nico Hischier was nervous, swaying a bit as he spoke to the media, admitting he had some jitters as this NHL draft approaches on Friday. About 60 feet away, Nolan Patrick leaned on a stick and said not only was he not nervous, he also really couldn't care less whether he's picked first overall Friday by New […]

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Is Joel Embiid trying to recruit Kristaps Porzingis to Sixers?
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The Flyers truly are terrific within the community and that continued Wednesday. Mark Smith, a man with a mental disability who was assaulted in late May on camera by a group of teenagers in Philadelphia, enjoyed a day with the Flyers. Shayne Gostisbehere and Anthony Stolarz welcomed Smith to Flyers Skate Zone, where he was […]

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Penguins to raise Stanley Cup banner on October 4
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The Pittsburgh Penguins will raise their fifth Stanley Cup championship banner in franchise history when they host the St. Louis Blues on October 4 as the National Hockey League unveiled its regular season schedule on Thursday. The Penguins home opener is one of four games on opening night. The Toronto Maple Leafs will visit the […]

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Ryan Strome pumped at prospect of playing with McDavid, Draisaitl
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Ryan Strome seemed to feel he took a positive step with the Islanders when Doug Weight took over behind the bench in January. “He was great for me,” said Strome of Weight following today’s trade. Selected fifth overall in 2011, Strome is two years removed from a 17-goal, 50-point sophomore season in the NHL.

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After stockpiling picks, Vegas aims to ‘draft our way to success’
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On Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena, the Las Vegas Golden Knights took form. “[The objective] was to acquire prospects and surplus draft picks that can help draft our way to success,” McPhee explained. When the dust settled this evening, he and the Golden Knights emerged with three top-15 picks in Friday’s first round of the […]

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Here’s the new first-round draft order
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A week ago, we released the full order of selections for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Well, some stuff has happened since. So here’s the new order for the first round, which will be selected Friday evening at United Center in Chicago: 1. New Jersey Devils

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Eberle hopes to re-establish chemistry with John Tavares
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Jordan Eberle believes the trade to the New York Islanders will provide him with a fresh start — and possibly the opportunity to play alongside John Tavares. In a blockbuster Thursday morning, the Oilers dealt Eberle to the Islanders for Ryan Strome. Back then, the draft-eligible Tavares was expected to go No. 1 overall in […]

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Trevor van Riemsdyk traded to Carolina after Vegas draft
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  Heading into the NHL expansion draft, Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee made two things clear: They were going to select a bunch of defensemen, and they were going to immediately start shipping many of them to other teams. On Thursday morning,

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Vegas sends Trevor van Riemsdyk to Hurricanes
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According to Frank Seravalli of TSN, the Vegas Golden Knights have sent defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to the Carolina Hurricanes. The Hurricanes have since announced the deal. “As a right-handed defenseman, Trevor fills an immediate need in our lineup,” said Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis.

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Morning Skate: Will Leafs' Vegas side deal get them Colin Miller?
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There remains some question as to which Boston Bruins player will end up getting selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in Wednesday’s NHL expansion draft in Las Vegas, but the high probability is that it will be a defenseman, either Adam McQuaid or Colin Miller. If Vegas does end up making the pick for the player to […]

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