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Red Wings leaning on Larkin to bounce back in new arena
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DETROIT LAST SEASON: 33-36-13, 79 points. Seventh place Atlantic Division. COACH: Jeff Blashill (74-66, third season) ADDED: D Trevor Daley, F PA Parenteau. LOST: F Andreas Athanasiou is unsigned and may play in KHL, F Tomas Nosek. PLAYER TO WATCH: Dylan

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Agent: Shane Doan ‘leaning toward playing’ one more season
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Arizona Coyotes forward Shane Doan has yet to make a final decision on whether or not he will return for a 22nd NHL season, but his agent said on Wednesday that he thinks the 40-year-old winger is “leaning toward” coming back for one more season. “I think he’s going to play,” said Terry Bross, Doan’s […]

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Rangers’ Kevin Klein leaning toward retirement
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Kevin Klein, who was an integral piece of the Rangers’ run to the 2014 Stanley Cup final and the club’s 2014-15 Presidents’ Trophy season before breaking down last year, is contemplating retirement from the NHL, The Post has learned. Sources report Klein, who was a healthy scratch for all but one playoff game following a […]

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Nashville leaning heavily on defense corps against Penguins
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Roman Josi downplays the production of the Nashville Predators' defensemen as simply the product of their system. ''Our system allows defensemen to jump on the play and make something happen in the offensive zone, too,'' Josi said. Yes, the Nashville Predators lean on their defensemen not only to smother the NHL's best attackers, but also […]

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Report: Penguins Leaning Toward Murray For Game 4
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It appears the Pittsburgh Penguins will make a change in goal for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final. According to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie, Matt Murray was the first goalie off the ice at the Penguins’ morning skate. That normally indicates the starting goaltender for that evening’s game. The apparent change comes […]

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Leafs leaning heavily on rookie blue-liner Zaitsev
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Few teams in modern NHL history have found as much success on the backs of rookies as the 2016-17 Toronto Maple Leafs. The club’s recent tilt against the New York Islanders made that abundantly clear, as the youthful squad saw five different rookies register a goal for the first time in Leafs history in the […]

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Devils' Patrik Elias sounds like he's leaning toward retirement (Puck Daddy)
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Patrik Elias continues to skate, but his hockey playing future remains up in the air following off-season knee surgery. The 40-year-old Elias, who’s played with the New Jersey Devils for his entire 20-year career, suited up for only 16 games last season before undergoing knee cartilage replacement surgery in May. He still has the desire […]

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NHL brass still leaning against Olympic shutdown in 2018 (Yahoo Sports)
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The NHL is likely to skip the Pyeongchang Olympics unless something big changes in the next few months. The league’s owners are still leaning against allowing the world’s top hockey players to participate in the Olympics next year, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Saturday. In the league’s most strident comments yet on this quadrennial […]

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