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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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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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Predators’ David Poile named 2016-17 NHL GM of the Year
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Getty Images David Poile of the Nashville Predators has been named the NHL’s 2016-17 General Manager of the Year. All 30 GMs plus a panel of NHL executives and print and broadcast media vote on this award at the end of second round of the playoffs. From

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Knights pick Neal and Fleury, McDavid named NHL MVP
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Forward James Neal and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury were introduced as part of the Vegas Golden Knights inaugural squad as the NHL held its first expansion draft in 17 years. Colorado goaltender Calvin Pickard was the first player announced for the Golden Knights and Neal, who helped the Nashville Predators reach the Stanley Cup finals this […]

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Marian Hossa will miss the 2017-18 season due to a skin condition
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The 38-year-old has reportedly had an allergic reaction to his equipment. On Tuesday evening, SportsNet’s Elliotte Friedman reported in his weekly 30 Thoughts column that Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa likely could have played his last game due to an allergic reaction to his equipment. Wednesday, Hossa himself confirmed the news that he would miss […]

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Marian Hossa to miss NHL season, reportedly due to allergy to hockey equipment
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Marian Hossa (right) celebrates the Blackhawks’ victory in the 2015 Stanley Cup final. The Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the entire 2017-18 NHL season because of a progressive skin disorder he says he’s been treating for years. The 38-year-old veteran said severe side effects associated with medication to treat the skin disorder will make it […]

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Marian Hossa reveals skin disorder, to miss season
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Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will not play in the NHL next season, saying in a statement that he has been receiving treatment for a skin disorder. "Over the course of the last few years, under the supervision of the Blackhawks medical staff, I have been privately undergoing treatment for a progressive skin disorder and […]

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