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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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Blues avoid arbitration, sign Parayko to $27.5M, 5-year deal
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After hearing development coach Tim Taylor sing the praises of a late-blooming defenseman playing college hockey in Alaska, Doug Armstrong went to see for himself. The St. Louis Blues' general manager and Taylor watched as Colton Parayko dominated a game at Bowling Green, and even then Armstrong didn't get his hopes too high. Just two […]

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Penguins GM confident they can find third-line center with Bonino gone
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August is nearing, and the Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t made a trade or signing to replace Nick Bonino, their outstanding (but former) third-line center. On the bright side, the Penguins have remarkable breathing room considering their status as repeat Stanley Cup champions. “I do feel confident that, by the start of the season, we’re going to […]

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Penguins are ‘prepared to go to arbitration’ with Sheary, Dumoulin
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Earlier today, PHT discussed how the Pittsburgh Penguins might take advantage of robust cap space to replace Nick Bonino. At the moment, both are heading toward salary arbitration hearings, with Dumoulin’s scheduled for July 24 while Sheary is slated for Aug. 4. Both situations are pretty tricky, so it’s not too surprising that GM Jim […]

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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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Palat confident re-tooled Lightning can return to contention
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Following a season in which they went from Stanley Cup contenders to missing the playoffs altogether, the Tampa Bay Lightning and general manager Steve Yzerman approached the summer with a long to-do list. But now, after recently inking winger Ondrej Palat to a five-year, $26.5-million contract, that list is essentially complete. Fresh off gaining some […]

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Panthers GM expects top pick Tippett to compete for roster spot this fall
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By the time training camp rolls around for the 2017-2018 season, Florida Panthers rookie Owen Tippett will only be 18 years old, barely old enough to drive his own car to the rink for practice. However, despite his lack of experience, Tippett will be given the opportunity to make the big club’s roster right out […]

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