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With aging, expensive core Blackhawks’ window is closing fast
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For the seven year stretch between 2008-09 and 2014-15 there was not a more successful team in the NHL than the Chicago Blackhawks. Because they always seemed to have a pipeline of talent coming through the organization they always seemed to be able to replenish that depth and continue to compete for Stanley Cups. Despite […]

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NHL young core rankings: From Oilers to Kings
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Chris Peters Special to ESPN Chris Peters is ESPN's NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. Follow on Twitter In the salary-cap

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Despite impressive young core, Predators need Rinne to step up again next season
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It was great for Rinne, who has been with Nashville since his selection in the 2004 NHL Draft. The Predators certainly have the makings of a team that can compete for the Western Conference title again next season, with an impressive young core group of forwards and a dangerous blue line, particularly with their top […]

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Golden Knights have core players picked out, at least 6 trades in place
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There's some serious wheeling and dealing happening in Vegas. Golden Knights general manager George McPhee had said he has "at least" six trades completed in advance of the expansion draft announcement, per Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. And there may be more in the works. Vegas is still talking to a couple teams about trades related […]

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Re-strengthening the core was key to the Bruins' revival
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Building Back the Bruins is a five-part series in which we'll examine the slow, difficult process of turning the team back into a perennial Stanley Cup contender. Today in Part 3, we look at the re-establishment of the Bruins core group of players after a tough couple of seasons. While the youth movement and the […]

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Doug Armstrong looking at new Blues core to lead after Shattenkirk trade (Puck Daddy)
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St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong speaks during a news conference naming Mike Yeo as the Blues’ new head coach Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in St. Louis. Yeo replaces Ken Hitchcock who was fired by the team. Doug Armstrong wants his St. Louis Blues team to be the Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Moving a core player the only way forward for Avalanche
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Things have never been lower in the Mile High City. Indeed, it's been a rocky season for the Colorado Avalanche. Following Thursday's 6-0 stomping by the Toronto Maple Leafs in front of their home fans, the Avalanche fell to 11-20-1 on the season, further cementing their place in the NHL's basement. The loss comes less […]

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Hampus Lindholm hopeful Ducks will keep D core together despite salary cap woes (Puck Daddy)
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Anaheim Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm said it was important to keep the team’s defensive group together. On a conference call with reporters, the 22-year-old Swede indicated this was why he decided to sign the contract he agreed to with the Ducks, a six-year deal that carries a $5.25 million salary cap hit. Lindholm was a restricted […]

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After short playoff run, Rangers stick with veteran core (The Associated Press)
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”Now, obviously, there is going to be some changes,” coach Alain Vigneault said a few days later. The direction he and general manager Jeff Gorton wound up deciding to take was mostly to give it another go with those good pieces. The big move was a trade of centers, sending Derick Brassard to Ottawa for […]

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Panthers committing dollars to core
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On Wednesday, the Florida Panthers announced a six-year extension for young star winger Jonathan Huberdeau. The deal pays out more than $35 million and continues an offseason trend in which the Panthers have locked up their core, showing a willingness to spend along the way. In July, the Panthers signed franchise defenseman Aaron Ekblad to […]

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Killorn signing another step toward keeping Lightning's core together
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With Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman in for the long haul, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman is doing his best to keep as many pieces of the band together as possible. Winger Alex Killorn signed a seven-year, $31.15-million extension with the Lightning on Sunday, with Yzerman citing his desire to keep his team's […]

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Shattenkirk not listed among Blues' core players by GM
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Signs continue to point to Kevin Shattenkirk‘s imminent departure from St. Louis. While announcing the signing of forward Jaden Schwartz to a new five-year contract, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong listed a group of core players around whom he’s looking to build a championship. Shattenkirk’s name was curiously omitted from that list of six. Goalie […]

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