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Flames hand Hathaway a two-way deal
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The Calgary Flames signed forward Garnet Hathaway to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday. Hathaway, 25, earned some reps on the team despite being undrafted. Here’s how his NHL work looks so far: 2015-16: three assists, 31 PIM in 14 games played

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Max Jones ready for the next big step with the Ducks
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ANAHEIM — Striking a cut and well-proportioned 215 pounds on his hulking 6-foot-3 frame, Max Jones no doubt carries the physique of a mature NHL player. A heaping slice of confidence comes with that. It is evident in simple conversation with fellow Ducks prospects within a locker room, or assessing his desire to make the […]

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Sharks sign Sorensen, who’s primed to fight for roster spot
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The San Jose Sharks’ summer is just about wrapped up, as they continue to ink depth players to “prove it” deals. 25-year-old forward Marcus Sorensen is the latest to receive such a contract, as the team signed him for two years on Tuesday. NBC Sports California’s Kevin Kurz reports that the contract is worth $700K each […]

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Sharks thank Patrick Marleau with full-page newspaper ad
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After he was selected by the team with the No. 2 overall pick in the 1997 NHL draft, Patrick Marleau went on to play 19 seasons with the San Jose Sharks. Marleau’s time with the Sharks officially came to an end this summer when he signed a three-year contract in free agency to join the […]

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Flames plan to start year with the Ferland, Monahan, Gaudreau line
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The Calgary Flames signed restricted free agent Micheal Ferland to a two-year contract this week and seem really excited about his potential in the coming seasons, with general manager Brad Treliving saying (via Postmedia’s Kristen Odland) “the sky is the limit” for him going forward. It’s an interesting mix because Gaudreau and Monahan are high-skill […]

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PHT Morning Skate: Preds fan recently realized he won tickets to Stanley Cup Final
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–The Hockey News has started a new feature called “2020 Vision”. First up is the Anaheim Ducks. One of his young fans was running a lemonade stand to raise money for the Humane Society, and Murray decided to show up to surprise him.

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PHT Morning Skate: The top 50 overtime goals of 2016-17
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–The NHL Network compiled a list of the top 50 overtime goals from the 2016-17 season. The top goal came from Team North America forward Nathan MacKinnon, who scored a gorgeous game-winner against Sweden’s Henrik Lundqvist during the World Cup of Hockey in September. It won’t be a surprise to anyone, but perennial underachievers like […]

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Sharks thank Patrick Marleau in full-page newspaper ad
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SAN JOSE – As we wrote last week, in his effort to set up the Sharks for long-term success, Doug Wilson has made some admirable moves recently. Norris Trophy winner Brent Burns, defensive stalwart Marc-Edouard Vlasic and franchise goalie Martin Jones will all be in San Jose for the foreseeable future with their respective contract extensions, […]

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Canucks need Virtanen to realize ‘what he’s capable of at his size and speed’
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Jake Virtanen’s bottom-line numbers in the AHL last season certainly stand out. The Canucks’ 2014 first-round pick, sixth overall, had only nine goals and 19 points in 65 games with the Utica Comets, after he was sent down from Vancouver. Per Garret Hohl, co-founder of HockeyData, the Canucks prospect had a 60.1 per cent Corsi […]

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Analysis: Are Sharks better or worse since the season ended?
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SAN JOSE – As we wrote last week, in his effort to set up the Sharks for long-term success, Doug Wilson has made some admirable moves recently. Norris Trophy winner Brent Burns, defensive stalwart Marc-Edouard Vlasic and franchise goalie Martin Jones will all be in San Jose for the foreseeable future with their respective contract extensions, […]

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LA Kings sign D Kevin Gravel, avoiding arbitration
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EL SEGUNDO, California (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings re-signed Kevin Gravel to a one-year, $650,000 contract extension Friday, avoiding arbitration with the restricted free agent defenseman.The Kings also signed restricted free agents Justin Auger, Andrew

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Reports: Flames, Ferland close to two-year, $3.5M deal
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The Calgary Flames are on the verge of signing Micheal Ferland to a two-year deal worth about $3.5 million, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. If this is accurate, Ferland would carry a thrifty $1.75 million cap hit through two seasons. One perk for Ferland: he’ll be a UFA when this deal ends, and this doesn’t […]

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