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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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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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Johnny Gaudreau bests Granlund, Tarasenko for Lady Byng Trophy
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Johnny Gaudreau has always been able to hurt the opposition on the score board. The Calgary Flames forward scored 18 goals and 61 points this season, while spending all of four minutes in the penalty box, despite often being the target of the opposition

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Brent Burns says kids confused him for a pirate at Disney World
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Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks could not avoid signing autographs while at Disney World with his family. It had nothing to do with the fact that he's a professional hockey player, though—it's because children thought he was a pirate. Burns described the case of mistaken identity in an interview on Tuesday.

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Connor McDavid wins Ted Lindsay Award as player of year
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Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid won his first scoring title in 2016-17. On Wednesday night in Las Vegas, he captured his first NHL Award as well. McDavid was named the winner of the Ted Lindsay Award, presented annually “to the most outstanding player in the NHL,” as voted by fellow members of the NHLPA.

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How Connor McDavid won the 2016-17 Hart Trophy
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In his first uninterrupted season, Connor McDavid is the NHL’s MVP. The Edmonton Oilers superstar captain won the Hart Trophy in a landslide over Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday

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Jarome Iginla is still ‘planning to play again’ next season
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After his short stint with the Los Angeles Kings, Jarome Iginla said he “definitely” wanted to keep playing, but he wasn’t sure if that would be possible. Well, a few months later, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman got in touch with Iginla, and the veteran winger told him he’s still “preparing and planning to play again” in […]

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Welcome Shea Theodore to the trade rumor mill
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The deadline for the Vegas Golden Knights to submit their expansion draft selections has passed, and now we await for the roster to get revealed, as well as the supposedly many side deals George McPhee had with other clubs around the NHL. Yesterday, McPhee said he had “at least” six trades completed. The Anaheim Ducks […]

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Kesler could reportedly be out 4-5 months after hip surgery
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After undergoing another hip surgery, Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Kesler told reporters on Tuesday that he could potentially be out four to five months, according to NHL.com. Initially, it was expected that Kesler would miss 12 weeks after the club said he underwent an operation for some “general cleaning” that included the removal of bone […]

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