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The 25 most important players for the Caps: No. 23 Riley Barber
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Last season, the Metropolitan Division was the toughest in the NHL, producing the Stanley Cup champ, the regular season champ and three of the top four teams in the overall standings. How’s the division shaping up for 2017-18 after a summer of change for a few of its eight teams? This week, CSN is taking a […]

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John Tavares says he's in no rush to sign extension
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Islanders captain John Tavares is not in a rush to sign an extension with the team, he told Newsday's Art Staple on Wednesday. "For me, there's really no rush," Tavares said. "I'm trying to determine things, let the process run its course, keep the lines of communication open, keep it all internal and it's been good so […]

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NHL’s best players under age 25: Jack Eichel ranks No. 8 on the verge of a contract year
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Note: This is SB Nation NHL’s top 25 players under age 25 series! We’ll be covering each player from No. 25 to No. 1 over the next few weeks leading up to training camp time. See the complete list and information on how the rankings were compiled. It feels like the 2017-18 season is going […]

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Butcher has talks with 5 NHL teams since becoming free agent
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Defenseman Will Butcher is attracting plenty of interest on his first day as an NHL free agent since college hockey's top player turned down an opportunity to sign with the Colorado Avalanche. The former University of Denver play had discussions with five teams on Wednesday, the player's agent Stephen Bartlett wrote in a text to […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning Trade Tree
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Dracy Tucker was a solid NHL player that had a good 15-year career and almost 1,000 games played in his career. After 3 years in Montreal, Tucker was shipped to the Tampa Bay Lightning in a 6 player trade that saw a trickle down effect that still hasn’t ended and had an effect in both […]

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Lions condemn 'any use' of logo at Charlottesville event
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The Detroit Lions say they "detest and disavow" any use of their logo associated with the event last Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. A photo attributed to Getty Images showed someone with a logo similar to the one the Lions use , although it was blue and red and had stars on it. "We detest and […]

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Sweeney insists Bruins aren't trading David Pastrnak
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Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney says he will not trade star forward David Pastrnak. One day after the NHL Network’s Brian Lawton kicked up a minor stir on Twitter, claiming that a Pastrnak trade would not be a surprise to him, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney squashed the idea.

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Artemi Panarin addresses his trade to Columbus in Q&A with Russian reporter
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A few months have passed since the Blackhawks made a pair of blockbuster moves that transfixed the hockey world on the morning of the 2017 NHL Draft, with much of the focus in Chicago centering on the return of Brandon Saad. Artemi Panarin hasn’t been heard from much since the deal went down, except for […]

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Is Kansas City a viable NHL expansion location?
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The NHL is going to add a team to the Western Conference at some point. The place with the Sprint Center, which opened in 2007 searching for an NHL team to play in the cold and 10 years later is happy to host Coldplay when they’re in town.

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Overtime With BSC Mailbag: NHL Expansion, Zdeno Chara & More
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Who doesn’t like a good mailbag? With the NHL season right around the corner, it seems appropriate to start the Overtime With BSC Mailbag; a new series of articles where the hockey community can have their voices heard and questions answered! I will be taking questions on Twitter using the hashtag “AskBSC” and publishing a […]

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NHL explains why Kyle Turris was not offsides on winning goal
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Kyle Turris gave the Ottawa Senators a huge victory with a game-winning goal in overtime to lift his team over the New York Rangers 5-4 in Game 5 of their second-round playoff series on Saturday. Many Rangers fans were understandably frustrated about the goal being scored. Moreover, some complained that Turris was offsides for the […]

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Keeping up with the Metropolitans: Penguins Off-Season Edition
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50-21-11, 111 pts / 278 GF(1st)/229 GA(17th) Cap room (Per CapFriendly as of 8/15/17): $3.2 million – 22/23 NHL contracts Brought in/back: 7/30/17 Conor Sheary – 3 yr / $9 mil 7/24/17 Brian Dumoulin – 6 yr / $24.6 mil 7/1/17 Justin Schultz – 3 yr / $16.5 mil 7/1/17 Antti Niemi – 1 yr […]

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