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Palat feels ‘pretty good’ about Lightning bouncing back next season
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Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman accomplished quite a bit this offseason. “I feel pretty good about the team,” Palat, who signed a five-year, $26.5 million contract extension last week, told the Tampa Bay Times. Going into last season, many people pegged Tampa Bay as one of the teams that would compete for the East […]

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Playing with the enemy: Chicago athletes who teamed up with rivals
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Chicago's chosen son may soon play with the enemy.  According to reports on Thursday, Derrick Rose is in talks to join LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year deal.  That is indeed hard to imagine, considering the former MVP has spent years battling James for supremacy in the Eastern Conference. But leaving the Windy […]

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Red Wings sign Tomas Tatar: four years, $21.2M
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It turns out that Tomas Tatar‘s days are numbered with the Detroit Red Wings by almost 1,500.* After a salary arbitration hearing and concerns that he might leave after a single season, “Band-Aid” sort of deal, a wide variety of reporters state that

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PHT Morning Skate: 3 coaches that are on the hot seat going into 2017-18
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–The Hockey News continues their “2020 Vision” series with the Boston Bruins. –It was five years ago this week that Shea Weber signed that huge offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers. If Nashville doesn’t match the offer, there’s probably no P.K. Subban in Smashville, maybe Peter Laviolette keeps his job in Philadelphia, and maybe the […]

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Donato shows at prospect camp his time is coming with Bruins
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With some college hockey players, there is going to be a shred of uncertainty with their draft teams about whether or not that player will end up in their organization. Whether it’s Jimmy Vesey, Kevin Hayes or Blake Wheeler, there are more than a handful of examples of prominent college players that ended up eschewing […]

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Kyle Okposo's next rehab step: Skating in Da Beauty League
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is set to play in a summer league game in his next step recovering from an undisclosed illness that placed his future in question in March. ''Da Beauty League '' announced on its Twitter account

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Sabres’ Kyle Okposo returning to ice after health scare
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Here’s some heartwarming hockey news for you: apparently Kyle Okposo is playing hockey tonight. Considering his late-season health scare, it was promising enough that the Buffalo Sabres expect him to be ready by training camp.

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Bruins sign Austin Czarnik to one-year, two-way deal
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As a prospect for the Bruins and a former first round pick, Trent Frederic was never going to wow you with dazzling puck skills, mesmerize with silky hands or blow you away with his skating game. Instead the strong, big-framed center showed up on scouts’ radars when it came time to compete, win battles with […]

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Wings, Tatar over $1 million apart as arbitration looms
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Detroit and forward Tomas Tatar are scheduled to go to arbitration on Thursday, and now it’s known what offers the two sides are bringing to the table. Per Sportsnet and MLive, Tatar is asking for $5.3 million next season, while the Red Wings are offering $4.1 million. Should the case go to arbitration, Tatar will […]

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Detroit re-signs Frk, who’s ‘done a great job of scoring goals’
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The Red Wings made a forward depth signing on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with AHL scorer Martin Frk. Per the Free Press, it’s a one-year, two-way deal worth $650,000, and it comes after Frk was close to a point-a-game player en route to Grand Rapids’ Calder Cup championship in June. Frk, 23, was originally taken […]

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Boston signs Czarnik to one-year extension
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Update: The Bruins confirmed that they signed Austin Czarnik, and also backed up those reported terms. *** Austin Czarnik, the former Miami (Ohio) University standout that joined the Bruins three seasons ago, has inked a one-year deal to remain in

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After being bought out by the Rangers, Girardi wants to show he can still ‘play and contribute’
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Dan Girardi has only suited up for one NHL team during his career, but that’s going to change next fall when he plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The veteran blue liner was bought out by the New York Rangers this offseason, and he’s looking to show the league he can still be a valuable […]

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