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Morning Flurries: The Avs are taking a gamble on Yakupov, will it pay off?
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Yakupov a worthy gamble for the Avalanche. He has skill, but will he show it in the Burgundy and Blue? [NBC Sports] Adam Foote leaves the Colorado Avalanche organization. Again. Footer wants to focus on his family. Given that one son was drafted by Steve Yzerman and the other is expected to be drafted next […]

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Monday Caps Clips
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Your savory breakfast links: Remembering Bryan Murray – fighter and winner… [NYT, THW] , NatPo, … and friend… [HockeyBuzz] … and the season he took the Caps to their very first playoffs. [NoVa Caps] The Caps put playoff disappointments in the rearview mirror. Again. [NHL.com] Getting to know Nicklas Backstrom’s agent Gunnar Svensson. [24Malmo.se (link […]

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Top 25 under 25: Jens Lööke comes to North America at #18
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20-Jens Lööke- Right Wing Where Did He Come From? 3rd round of the 2015 draft at #83 Rank in last year’s 21 under 21? 22 Name Pronunciation: Patrik Bexell was nice enough to pronounce it for us in an audio file. Click here or listen blew. Player Stats & Rankings Age: 20 Position: Right Wing 2016-17 Point […]

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Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25 for 2017: Tomas Jurco at a crossroads is No. 19
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The Blackhawks had a ton of picks for the 2017 NHL Draft, so they decided to swap a third-rounder for Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco before the trade deadline in February. His career had sputtered in Detroit, and Chicago GM Stan Bowman mentioned at the time of the deal that the winger had been targeted […]

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Reminiscing on the Rangers’ Training Camp Tryouts
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When the month of August arrives and news in the hockey world slows down to a crawl, the only interesting bits of info that tend to emerge are teams agreeing to professional tryouts. As of today, only the Dallas Stars (R.J. Umberger) and Los Angeles Kings (Andrei Loktionov and Brandon Prust) have agreed to bring […]

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Kuznetsov doesn't want to hear talk of Capitals' regression: 'That's bull'
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Amid an offseason riddled with roster changeover, Evgeny Kuznetsov isn’t one to believe the Washington Capitals got worse. The twice reigning President's Trophy winners surely lost significant talent from their roster, as regulars Justin Williams, Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, and prized deadline acquisition Kevin Shattenkirk will be suiting up in different spots across the Eastern […]

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Rask 'sure' Bruins, Pastrnak will reach contract agreement
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Tuukka Rask anticipates spending a lot more time with David Pastrnak after they traveled to the other side of the world together this summer. The Boston Bruins goaltender – who, along with the forward and defenseman Torey Krug, recently went on a tour of China to promote hockey – remains confident Pastrnak will sign a […]

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Dwight King is headed to the KHL
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After spending seven seasons in the NHL and being a member of two Stanley Cup winning teams veteran forward Dwight King is headed to Russia to continue his career in the KHL. The league announced on Monday that the 28-year-old King has signed a two-year contract with Avtomobilist. King has spent most of his career with […]

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Looking to make the leap: Vince Dunn
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When it comes to talented young defensemen, the St. Louis Blues don’t rebuild so much as they reload. A pair of 24-year-olds, Colton Parayko and Joel Edmundson, cemented their places as core d-men of the future. Jordan Schmaltz, the club’s first-round pick in 2012, made his NHL debut.

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Phil Kessel eats hot dogs out of the Stanley Cup like a boss
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Phil Kessel’s love of hot dogs is well-documented – even if it isn’t accurate – and the Pittsburgh Penguins winger is in on the joke. If you played word association with a hockey fan and offered up “Phil Kessel,” there would be a number of reasonable answers. The column was quickly and brilliantly debunked by […]

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Monday Morning Fly By
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*Shayne Gostisbehere is pretty confident that he's going to have a bounce-back season this year. It was the offseason surgery that slowed him down. You know, the same surgery Claude Giroux also had. Just saying. [NHL.com] *Let's check in on how things are progressing in our Top 25 Under 25…coming in at number 16 is […]

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Top 25 Under 25: Number 11 Adam Lowry
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Adam Lowry is what he is meant to be for the Winnipeg Jets. He is a fine depth centre for the Jets and does well when he is on the fourth line. He can screen the goalie on the power play and sometimes fill in higher in the lineup. What Lowry is not is a […]

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