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Claude Julien still trying to make the Canadiens' blue line golden
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NEW YORK — When you've been coaching in the NHL for nearly a decade and a half, it's easy to develop a reputation with respect to style and team strengths.  Claude Julien's first employ in Montreal as a bench boss came in 2003, and lasted three-plus seasons. He re-joined Le Habs in 2017 under

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Jagr 'not against' playing on Flames' 3rd or 4th line
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Jaromir Jagr will be back in the NHL this season, but at 45 years old, he's well aware of the circumstances of the team he's joining. On Monday, the veteran agreed to a one-year contract with the Calgary Flames. At his age and with the Flames' depth, chances are Jagr will feature prominently on the […]

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What team has the top line in the NHL?
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DeBrincat-Schmaltz-Kane second line opens its (potential) show vs. Red Wings
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The Blackhawks made history in 2010 when they snapped a 49-year championship drought by breaking through to beat the Philadelphia Flyers in six games. The Athletic’s NHL Insider Craig Custance sat down over the summer with some of hockey’s greatest coaches to dissect games of their crowning achievements for his book titled, “Behind the Bench: Inside the Minds […]

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Draisaitl shrugs off pressure of new deal, starts on different line than McDavid
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If nothing else, Leon Draisaitl is saying all the right things about how he’ll handle the contract he received from the Edmonton Oilers. Deep down, he might be nervous about justifying an $8.5 million cap hit over eight years, but as Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun reports, the German forward insists that he won’t […]

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After venting about Lightning, Kucherov gets his wish: Stamkos on his line
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Whether Nikita Kucherov‘s complaints about his linemates were overblown or if the frustration was very real, it seems like he’s getting his way, at least early on in Tampa Bay Lightning training camp. Kucherov spoke of how well he clicked with Steven Stamkos before the Lightning star went down with his latest hard-luck injury. “I […]

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With contract situation looming, winning Stanley Cups is the ‘bottom line’ for Doughty
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The L.A. Kings defenseman now has only two years remaining on his current eight-year, $56 million deal and he will be eligible for unrestricted free agency at the conclusion of this contract in 2019. Doughty has been the centerpiece of the Kings’ blue line since joining the organization as the second overall pick in 2008, […]

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2017 Fantasy Hockey Draft Prep: Blue Line (Defensemen) Tiers
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Defensemen used to be overlooked Fantasy assets, as their inherent lack of offensive upside often left owners disinterested and gravitating toward the exciting pool of elite forwards. As you take a look at this tiered preview of NHL defensemen for the 2017-18 season, you'll want to keep in mind that

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Jordan Subban is ready to grab one of the ‘open’ spots on Canucks blue line
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Jordan, who is the younger brother of Nashville’s P.K. Subban, is entering his third professional season, but he still hasn’t played a game in the NHL yet. The 22-year-old put up some impressive numbers with AHL Utica in 2016-17 (16 goals, 36 points in 65 games), and he’s hoping it’s enough to get him a […]

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Dallas Stars: The best first line in the NHL?
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The Stars won out in the end signing Radulov to a five year $31.25 million deal. Coupled with the other moves the Stars made this summer, improving the goaltending by signing Ben Bishop, a top four defensemen in Marc Methot and veteran center Martin Hanzal the Stars look to be this years free agency winners. […]

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David Desharnais thinks his best role is on the third line
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David Desharnais says that he thinks he can play throughout the lineup but that the "third line" is his "role." (La Presse) He said that he thinks that he can move around as the season goes on and that it's better to start on the third line and finish higher up than the other way […]

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Watch: Canada, Russia get in line brawl in Olympic tune-up tournament
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Even though it’s just a preseason for Team Russia-2 and Team Canada, it’s still good old time 🇷🇺 vs 🇨🇦 game. #SochiHockeyOpen pic.twitter.com/Tl84L5YdI0 — KHL (@khl_eng) August 7, 2017 An absence of NHLers at the Olympics won’t make the Canada-Russia rivalry any less intense. Canada and Russia-2 took part in the Sochi Hockey Open on […]

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