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It’s official: Blues sign Upshall to one-year deal
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He’s back. After starting the preseason with the Vancouver Canucks on a professional tryout, Scottie Upshall is officially back with the St. Louis Blues, who have announced a one-year, one-way deal for the 33-year-old winger. The news Sunday isn’t

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Jaromir Jagr a fit with Flames? It’s been a hot topic this summer
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The hockey world is still waiting to see where Jaromir Jagr plays next season. It’s the end of August and the 45-year-old future Hall-of-Famer with 1,711 NHL games played is still without a contract for the upcoming season, although there have been rumblings that perhaps the Calgary Flames may be interested. It’s intriguing for a […]

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It’s Anaheim Ducks day at PHT
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When Randy Carlyle began his second stint as Anaheim Ducks head coach, many wondered if there would be a big drop-off from Bruce Boudreau. One season doesn’t make a coach’s run – unless you’re an unfortunate soul like Dallas Eakins – but so far, Carlyle’s been a solid success. The Ducks won the Pacific Division […]

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It’s San Jose Sharks day at PHT
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The San Jose Sharks made the playoffs again in 2016-17 with the hopes of getting back to the Stanley Cup Final. It didn’t turn out that way, as they were bounced in the opening round by Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers. At age 37, and after 1,493 regular season games played with the Sharks […]

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It’s Calgary Flames day at PHT
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The Calgary Flames made it back to the playoffs in the spring, but were swiftly swept by the Anaheim Ducks in the opening round. General manager Brad Treliving then went to work, making numerous changes to the roster, most notably in goal. The Flames moved on from the duo of Chad Johnson and Brian Elliott […]

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It’s Vancouver Canucks day at PHT
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Trevor Linden finally broke down and used the ‘R’ word last season. The Canucks once again finished near the bottom of the NHL standings, 29th to be exact, prompting the team president to call the situation in Vancouver a rebuild. “I think I was making an effort to appease the people,” Linden told Sportsnet 590 […]

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It’s Edmonton Oilers day at PHT
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You could probably write a book about the Edmonton Oilers’ 2016-17 season and the just-as-integral summer of big decisions. The Oilers took measures to help McDavid parallel Crosby from a team success standpoint, although it remains to be seen if GM Peter Chiarelli actually put the superstar in a significantly better position to succeed. Instead, […]

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It’s Los Angeles Kings day at PHT
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With two Stanley Cup rings in tow – the only Stanley Cup rings this franchise has ever won – it must have felt unfair to Dean Lombardi and especially Darryl Sutter when they were catapulted from their posts with the Los Angeles Kings. Honestly, it felt like Sutter squeezed as much as you could expect out […]

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It’s Philadelphia Flyers day at PHT
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The Philadelphia Flyers missed the playoffs last season, but the disappointment probably didn’t last too long after the events of the draft lottery a few weeks later. The Flyers entered the lottery with a 2.2 per cent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick. The Devils decided to take Nico Hischier first, leaving Philly […]

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It’s Columbus Blue Jackets day at PHT
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The Columbus Blue Jackets made franchise history last season, reaching 50 wins and 108 points in a highly competitive Metropolitan Division. Consider last season a sizable step forward for this young group and a bounce-back year for goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, the Vezina Trophy winner. Not only was their goalie recognized, but coach John Tortorella won […]

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It’s almost PTO time for the NHL’s remaining free agents
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There comes a point in each NHL offseason when the contract offers start drying up. Teams have mostly filled up their rosters for the upcoming season, and the pool of players on the open market looks increasingly like a list of veterans on their last legs, journeymen, and failed prospects searching

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It’s New York Islanders day at PHT
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Understatement 1: the 2016-17 season was rough for the New York Islanders. Understatement 2: John Tavares‘ future is a pretty big deal, to Islanders and hockey fans alike. If Tavares is growing impatient with the Islanders’ process, then 2017-18 stands as potentially integral in keeping him around.

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