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All of a sudden, hope for hockey in Houston
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Leslie Alexander’s decision to sell the NBA’s Rockets has revived hope for a hockey team in Houston. Without getting into all the details, he’s essentially been the only one who could bring an NHL franchise to the city.

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Flames ink first-rounder Juuso Valimaki to rookie contract
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The Calgary Flames signed Finnish defenseman Jusso Valimaki to a three-year, entry-level contract on Friday. Valimaki, 18, was the 16th overall pick of the 2017 NHL Draft. He was selected in that spot after a nice year with the WHL’s Tri-City Americans

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Here's why Colton Parayko is worth $5.5M a year
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The St. Louis Blues locked down a key piece of their blue line Thursday, inking rearguard Colton Parayko to a five-year, $27.5-million deal with an annual average value of $5.5 million. Related: Blues sign Parayko to 5-year, $27.5M deal The 24-year-old joins the likes of top-flight D-men Hampus Lindholm, Shayne Gostisbehere, and Morgan Rielly – […]

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Devils' Hall excited to play with 'huge addition' Hischier
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New Jersey Devils winger Taylor Hall knows a thing or two about being a first overall NHL draft pick. He was, of course, selected No. 1 by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2010 entry draft. So, it should come as no surprise that Hall is looking forward to playing alongside this year’s top pick – […]

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Red Wings re-sign Tatar to 4-year deal worth reported $21.2M
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The Detroit Red Wings re-signed forward Tomas Tatar to a four-year contract, the team announced Friday. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported the deal is worth an annual average value of $5.3 million. As with most recently signed contracts, Tatar is set to make the least money during the potential lockout season of 2020-21. League source: Tomas […]

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Nolan Patrick doing well after having boil addressed
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Clean, clear, and under control. Nolan Patrick had an “abscess/boil” that has been addressed, and he’s doing well, the Philadelphia Flyers revealed Friday night. The 18-year-old was held off the ice Thursday due to what the club originally referred to as an infection in his face. Patrick battled through an injury-plagued draft year but took […]

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What do the Vegas Golden Knights plan to do with 12 defensemen?
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Defensemen are going at a premium in the NHL, so it was no surprise the Vegas Golden Knights targeted the position at the expansion draft. It was a smart way to load up on trade assets as the front office embraced a forward-thinking approach to building a winner from the ground up. But as a […]

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Panthers sign first-rounder Owen Tippett to rookie deal
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The Florida Panthers announced that they signed Owen Tippett to a three-year entry-level contract on Wednesday. Tippett was the 10th pick of the 2017 NHL Draft, a big (red) forward who could very well go straight from the OHL to the NHL next season. The Panthers could certainly use a scorer with his potential.

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Pens Points: Daley’s day with Cup, Guentzel scores in Da Beauty League
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Details on how you can enter to win a copy of the Penguins 2017 championship Blu-Ray/DVD from your pals. [Pensburgh] Old pal Trevor Daley spent his day with the Stanley Cup in his hometown in Canada. [NHL.com] Sidney Crosby tweeted for the first time ever….And in what must be a coincidence he’s getting the Cup […]

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Report: Predators avoid arbitration … with Marek Mazanec
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The Nashville Predators avoided salary arbitration in at least one case on Thursday, but it wasn’t the biggest name they were worried about. FanRag’s Craig Morgan reports that Marek Mazanec settled for a one-year deal worth $650K at the NHL level and $100K in the AHL. That two-way split is quite relevant, as Mazanec probably […]

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Friday Morning Fly By
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*So Nolan Patrick was set to make his big debut on the Flyers practice ice but he did not do this because he has an infection in his face. An infection. IN his face. [Inquirer] *Which makes this article about how there's no need to wait on Nolan Patrick as long as he is healthy […]

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Kassian praises Chiarelli for reviving career
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When the Edmonton Oilers inked forward Zack Kassian to a three-year deal last month, it did a lot more than just secure their bottom-six forward group. It signified that the 26-year-old has finally turned a page on his battle with alcohol addiction, and in the process revived a career that once looked to be nearing […]

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