Western Conference

Trade: Isles get Eberle from Edmonton for Strome
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Everyone knew this was going to be a massive offseason for Islanders GM Garth Snow. Per TSN, the Isles are on the verge of acquiring Jordan Eberle from Edmonton. Update: Ryan Strome headed to Edmonton in exchange, per TSN’s Darren Dreger.

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Oilers reportedly might spend Eberle savings on signing Russell
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Optimistic Edmonton Oilers fans who didn’t like the Jordan Eberle trade could at least rationalize the savings, as Ryan Strome comes at a $3.5 million salary-cap discount. Surely that money will be focused squarely on locking up the future – aka sorting things out with Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid – right? TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports […]

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WATCH: Try not to get emotional during the NHL's tribute to Bryan Bickell
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LAS VEGAS — As soon as the Blackhawks’ season ended, the questions began for Trevor van Riemsdyk and Marcus Kruger. They were two of the most likely candidates to be exposed to the expansion draft and the two most likely to be part of the Blackhawks’ attempts to get back under the salary cap. One […]

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James Neal reportedly headed to Vegas … for now?
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TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that the Vegas Golden Knights are likely to select James Neal from the Nashville Predators. Vegas could flip him during this off-season to a team who might get more use out of a reliable, big scorer on a $5 million expiring deal. The Golden Knights could also opt to keep Neal […]

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Losing James Neal was ‘painful’ for Nashville Predators GM
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David Poile was in Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee’s shoes 19 years ago. The Nashville Predators were an expansion team and Poile, the only general manager the franchise has had, constructed their first roster by selecting one player from the NHL’s other 26 teams. A player the caliber of the one he lost […]

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TTYL, TVR: Blackhawks lose Trevor van Riemsdyk to Vegas Golden Knights in NHL expansion draft
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LAS VEGAS — As soon as the Blackhawks’ season ended, the questions began for Trevor van Riemsdyk and Marcus Kruger. They were two of the most likely candidates to be exposed to the expansion draft and the two most likely to be part of the Blackhawks’ attempts to get back under the salary cap. One […]

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Why placing Marian Hossa on long-term injured reserve wouldn't help Blackhawks' cap issues
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When the news came down that Marian Hossa would miss the 2017-18 season, most first thoughts were about his health. But it was only natural to look at the business implications, and the possibility of Hossa going on long-term injured reserve (LTIR). That would solve the Blackhawks’ cap issues, right? That would give them more […]

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Blackhawks unsure how they'll address Hossa's absence
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Marian Hossa has been a key performer for the Chicago Blackhawks for a long time. The decision creates all sorts of questions for the Blackhawks, ranging from how they might go about replacing the rugged forward to what they might do with any cap space created by his absence. "Everybody's got a different style, so […]

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NHL awards 2017: Brent Burns wins his first Norris Trophy
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The San Jose Sharks blue liner is the league’s best defenseman. San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns was named the 2017 Norris Trophy winner at the NHL Awards show on Wednesday. This is the first time that Burns has won the award, a year after finishing third.

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Kids at Disney World thought Sharks’ Brent Burns was a pirate, and who can blame them
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It must be the beard. Disney World is a place full of wonder and magic and San Jose Sharks player Brent Burns looking like a pirate. Or at least that’s what kids at the amusement park thought when they asked the NHL player for an autograph

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Islanders get better, Oilers get cheaper in Jordan Eberle trade
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The New York Islanders acquired winger Jordan Eberle from the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday in exchange for forward Ryan Strome. The Oilers got cheaper. The Islanders got better. Eberle was on the block for the Oilers for the better part of a year. He’s

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OHL star Darren Raddysh signs AHL contract with Rockford
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Darren Raddysh had a huge year for OHL Erie, and now the 21-year-old defenseman has signed a one-year AHL contract with the Chicago Blackhawks’ affiliate in Rockford. Raddysh spent the last five seasons playing for the Erie Otters in the Ontario Hockey League, where he was teammates with Chicago Blackhawks prospect Alex DeBrincat. Raddysh, 21, […]

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