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Confident, quiet Murray ready to take mantle from Fleury
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Matt Murray jokes he can't help but do a double take whenever he sees a No. 30 Pittsburgh Penguins jersey in public. ''I still think it's a family member or something,'' the Penguins goaltender said with a laugh. Two years ago, Murray was still in the minors, a 21-year-old long on promise but whose time […]

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Wild's Zucker confident his hometown Las Vegas 'will bounce back'
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The largest mass shooting in United States history hit close to home for Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker. The California native grew up in Las Vegas, and he has a friend who was shot Sunday night while attending a country music concert on the city's Strip. His family is safe, though, and he's heartened by […]

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Varlamov confident ‘all the injuries are behind me’ as he returns from surgery
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Pretty much everything went wrong for the Colorado Avalanche last season, and by the end of January, goalie Semyon Varlamov was gone from the lineup. The 29-year-old Varlamov, who posted a .927 save percentage in 2013-14 when the Avalanche posted 112 points, had season-ending surgery after dealing with groin injuries the past couple of years. […]

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Boudreau confident Wild's forwards are 'as strong as anybody in the league'
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Bringing on two players who finished last season with a combined goal total of 18 doesn’t usually instill a ton of confidence in the team adding those players. But, for Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau, that’s exactly the case with newly added forwards Marcus Foligno and Tyler Ennis, who were both acquired via trade […]

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Chris Neil confident he'll play in NHL next season: 'Not stressed at all'
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At the conclusion of the 2016-17 season, Chris Neil was adamant about wanting to play another season in the NHL, at the time wanting to finish his career with the Ottawa Senators. Fast forward to this summer, and not only have Neil and the Senators parted ways, but the 16-year veteran is still without a […]

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Confident Blackhawks youth ready to take the next step
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Ryan Hartman likes how he feels approaching this season, his sophomore stint with the Blackhawks. Scoring 19 goals, earning the trust of the coaches and gaining a good deal of responsibility in your rookie season will do that for you. “It’s feeling like I should be there,” he said on Friday. “Maybe sometimes when you […]

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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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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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Yzerman remains confident Lightning can sign all of their RFA’s
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Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve  Yzerman has quite a bit of work this offseason when it comes to keep the core of his team in place. Following the long-term extensions signed by Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman in recent years, the Lightning are sure to be pressed against the salary cap and have three […]

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NHL confident in Coyotes, intrigued by Seattle in arena news
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When the Vegas Golden Knights hit the ice next season, the NHL will have 31 teams, which means that speculation will continue about No. 32 eventually joining the League. In other words, more talk about Quebec City and Seattle, who were in contention for an NHL franchise during the last round of expansion. In Quebec’s […]

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Penguins confident they can beat Craig Anderson in Game 7
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Did Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson steal Game 6 with a 45-save performance, Mike Sullivan? Did Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson steal Game 6 with a 45-save performance, Matt Murray? Anderson had a big night,” said the Penguins goalie, who made 28 saves.

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Blues owner confident in GM Armstrong's vision
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It was a season of stalled progress for the St. Louis Blues. After advancing to the Conference Final a year ago, the Blues were ousted in the second round of this year's playoffs. But there was still plenty to be happy about in the Gateway City. “When you consider everything that was done and the […]

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