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Bruins prospects Zboril, Senyshyn and McIntyre among camp cuts
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BRIGHTON, Mass The Bruins had waited and gave a long look before making their first substantial cuts in training camp, but they have done that after Saturdays mistake-filled preseason loss to the Detroit Red Wings. The timing clearly had more to do with the opening of Providence Bruins on Monday morning than a lifeless performance […]

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Lightning will retire Vincent Lecavalier’s number on February 10
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The Tampa Bay Lightning announced on Monday morning that they will be retiring Vincent Lecavalier’s No. 4 this season, making sure that no other player will ever wear it for the franchise. The Kings were one of three teams Lecavalier played for in his career, along with the Philadelphia Flyers. “It is a great honor […]

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Karlsson is back skating, but ‘we don’t want him to get too excited,’ says Boucher
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Erik Karlsson hit the ice to skate with his Ottawa Senators teammates on Saturday. Karlsson was a dominant player for Ottawa during the Stanley Cup playoffs despite playing with a foot injury that later required surgery, with an expected recovery time of four months. Head coach Guy Boucher, however, offered some cautionary words on Karlsson’s […]

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Fantasy Hockey busts: Players being overvalued in drafts
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It’s hard to justify the current fantasy draft price on Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel. Knowing which players to draft in your fantasy hockey league is important, but it’s equally important to know which players not to draft. Spending a perfectly good pick (or a pile of auction dollars) on a big-name player who doesn’t […]

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Morning Skate: Sean Avery vs. Tortorella
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BRIGHTON, Mass – It was absolutely an “uh-oh” moment for Matt Beleskey when he was hit on the foot with a shot Monday night in the Bruins' preseason opener against the Canadiens. Beleskey, 29, was just hoping that his foot wasn’t broken in what would have been another shot of bad luck coming off a […]

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Detroit’s new arena hosts Red Wings game for the 1st time
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Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard crouched in net and gazed up at the largest videoboard in the NHL. Little Caesars Arena made its debut as a sports venue as the Red Wings beat the Boston Bruins 5-1 Saturday night. Ilitch Holdings president and CEO Chris Ilitch went on a mission to build the world’s […]

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Blackhawks Camp Synopsis: Roster starting to take shape
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Here are five takeaways from the Blackhawks' 6-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in Thursday's preseason home opener: 1. DeBrincat-Schmaltz-Kane unit was electric. Yeah, this line could work. We realize the Red Wings sent over many of their fringe players, but Alex DeBrincat, Nick Schmaltz and Patrick Kane are all on the same wavelength offensively […]

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Cassidy: Khudobin 'has a leg up' on backup competition in Bruins camp
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BOSTON – Jesse Gabrielle has drawn comparisons to Brad Marchand since the very day that the Bruins drafted him two years ago. On Thursday night, everybody got to see a few reasons behind those sentiments. Gabrielle spent the first 50 minutes of the 2-1 overtime Bruins win aggravating, agitating and poking at the Flyers while […]

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Marchand stepping up his twitter game to hilarious effect
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BOSTON – Fresh off a strong performance allowing just a single goal on 31 shots in his preseason debut, Tuukka Rask looked close to the top of his game and exactly where he needs to be with the regular season a couple of weeks away. Nearly as important as Rask’s state as the regular season […]

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‘A good start’ — Stamkos stands out in preseason debut
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Far more importantly for the Bolts this evening was the return of their all-star center Steven Stamkos, as he made his preseason debut in what was his first game in 10 months. It may still take a while before Stamkos feels truly comfortable coming back from this injury.But his performance on Friday proved to be […]

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Canadians Vlasic, Marchand take Twitter jabs at NHL over Olympics
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The start of the 2017-18 NHL season is less than two weeks ago. Marc-Edouard Vlasic of the San Jose Sharks and Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins, who both hail from Canada, teamed up on Friday to chirp the NHL over its decision regarding the international tournament.

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Stamkos to make preseason debut tonight vs. Predators
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For the first time since Nov. 15, 2016, Steven Stamkos will be in the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup. Per Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, the prolific scorer will play tonight for the Bolts, as they continue the preseason against the Nashville Predators. “Listen, I snapped my leg in half and came back and […]

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