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Is this the NY Rangers’ last, best shot? (Trending Topics)
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It is now widely acknowledged that the New York Rangers are no longer the team that we think about when we look back on their past several years. Lundqvist made just 57 appearances last season, down from 65 the year before, due in part to hip problems.

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Penguins GM confident they can find third-line center with Bonino gone
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August is nearing, and the Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t made a trade or signing to replace Nick Bonino, their outstanding (but former) third-line center. On the bright side, the Penguins have remarkable breathing room considering their status as repeat Stanley Cup champions. “I do feel confident that, by the start of the season, we’re going to […]

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Penguins are ‘prepared to go to arbitration’ with Sheary, Dumoulin
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Earlier today, PHT discussed how the Pittsburgh Penguins might take advantage of robust cap space to replace Nick Bonino. At the moment, both are heading toward salary arbitration hearings, with Dumoulin’s scheduled for July 24 while Sheary is slated for Aug. 4. Both situations are pretty tricky, so it’s not too surprising that GM Jim […]

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With AHL experience, Flyers prospect Nicolas Aube-Kubel out to score again
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VOORHEES, N.J. At the junior level, scoring was second nature to Nicolas Aube-Kubel, like riding a bike after you figure out the balance aspect. Goals came in bunches and points piled up that was his game and it came effortlessly at times, especially over his final two seasons with the QMJHL's Val-d'Or Foreurs, posting back-to-back […]

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Islanders 2016-17 Season Review: Andrew Ladd
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Brian Erni and I continue our annual season review, taking a look back at the 2016-17 New York Islanders and analyzing each player's performance in a down season that saw the team miss the playoffs by one point. Of course, there are a couple of things to sort out prior, such as potential trades that […]

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What's the best play in Flyers history?
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VOORHEES, N.J. — At the junior level, scoring was second nature to Nicolas Aube-Kubel, like riding a bike after you figure out the balance aspect. Goals came in bunches and points piled up — that was his game and it came effortlessly at times, especially over his final two seasons with the QMJHL's Val-d'Or Foreurs, […]

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What Pavel Buchnevich said in an interview in Russia
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7/11/17 | Klein was on the NHL Network on Monday and said: "Mentally, the grind of a season, 13 years I have done it both in the AHL and NHL it was the right time for myself and my family. I feel I can still play at a high level, it's just that when your […]

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Michael McLeod will do ‘whatever I can’ to stick with Devils next season
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The New Jersey Devils aren’t known for having one of the most talented rosters in the NHL, but that could change over the next few years. The last few drafts have been kind to the Devils, as they’ve loaded up on weapons like Pavel Zacha, Nico Hischier and Michael McLeod. All three players are capable […]

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Islanders Season in Review: Calvin de Haan
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Andy Graziano and I have begun our annual season review, taking a look back at the 2016-17 Islanders and analyzing each player's performance in a down season that saw the team miss the playoffs by one point. We will be offering two reviews per week that will take us right through to the beginning of […]

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Always learning and listening, Matthew Strome won't stop with Flyers
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"Call a spade a spade  his skating has to improve," Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said in June after the draft. Eager and willing, Strome started putting the work in among the 40 prospects at Flyers development camp, which ended last week. From the get-go, the annual instruction puts a strong emphasis on skating.

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Could John Tavares take less money to go to Tampa Bay?
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Islanders captain John Tavares is reportedly still not ready to commit to the Islanders, Art Staple of Newsday reported earlier this month. To that end, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet notes: "I've said a million times that I believe John Tavares's first choice is to stay with the Islanders. But, if he does decide to leave, why […]

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Williams embraces leadership role in return to Carolina
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The 35-year-old with the reputation for scoring big postseason goals has returned to Raleigh, tasked with bringing veteran leadership and a voice of experience to a young Carolina team. ''I think the worst thing you can do when you come into a new – even though it's a team I've been on, it's a new […]

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