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The Washington Capitals are already missing Matt Niskanen on defense
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The Washington Capitals defense was always going to be thinner this season. Losing Kevin Shattenkirk to New York, Karl Alzner to Montreal, and Nate Schmidt to the expansion draft punched out a sizable hole in the Capitals defense that only rookie talent could fill. Then, when Matt Niskanen went down with an injury Friday night, […]

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Matt Duchene doesn’t take comments from ‘hero’ Peter Forsberg personally
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Maybe Peter Forsberg’s tone wasn’t harsh in a Swedish interview about Matt Duchene, but it all seemed like the latest unpleasant moment for a player who went from Colorado Avalanche fan to a key player for the Avs. Consider that Duchene is also being shopped by Avs GM Joe Sakic, surely one of his other […]

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Flyers loan Matt Read to AHL, reminding us that NHL cuts can be cruel
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With two seasons of at least 22 goals, Matt Read seems like the sort of player who should be able to secure an NHL job. Maybe he’ll be back with the Philadelphia Flyers again at some point in 2017-18, but he’s slated to begin the season in the AHL after the Flyers loaned Read to […]

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Looks like Matt Duchene will make preseason debut tonight vs. Stars
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According to reports, there is substantial interest from other teams in Matt Duchene. Earlier this week, Darren Dreger reported on TSN that as many as eight teams have interest in Duchene, with the Senators aggressively pursuing the 26-year-old forward. According to Mike Chambers of The Denver Post, Duchene will be in the lineup tonight versus […]

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Matt Duchene isn't wearing the 'A' in Avalanche promo pictures amid trade rumors
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At this rate, we should just put up a daily Matt Duchene column with how often we write about the star from the Colorado Avalanche. It’s hard not to, however, with training camp season in full swing. On Thursday, Duchene took part in Avalanche training camp and media day, despite still being on the team’s […]

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Would Matt Duchene be worth Hurricanes trading Noah Hanifin?
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Tuesday represented the return of Elliotte Friedman’s treasured “31 Thoughts” for Sportsnet, and with that, the venerable reporter described three situations for Matt Duchene: the Columbus Blue Jackets, Nashville Predators, and Carolina Hurricanes. Friedman indicates that the Blue Jackets’ offering* wasn’t sufficient, and raised eyebrows that a Duchene – P.K. Subban swap was at least broached, […]

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Matt Duchene, Winnipeg Jets and racist logos (Puck Daddy Countdown)
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The idea that Shane Doan, who despite playing more than 1,500 games in the NHL never got to 1,000 career points, could even remotely be included in the Hockey Hall of Fame — the big one, not the “Greater Phoenix Hockey Hall of Fame,” which, by all means include him there — is preposterous on […]

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COUNTDOWN TO CAMP: Matt Beleskey
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From now until the beginning of training camp, Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty is profiling players who will be on, or have a chance to be on, the 2017-18 Bruins. Today: Matt Beleskey. When Matt Beleskey signed with the Bruins a couple of summers ago, it upped the expectations on his output for each and every season. The […]

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Matt Duchene deserves better than this from Avalanche
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The calendar just flipped to September, and Matt Duchene isn’t preparing to play center for the Nashville Predators or the Montreal Canadiens or the Columbus Blue Jackets. No, he’s still a member of the Colorado Avalanche, despite being on the trading block for the entirety of the summer. An entire summer of twisting in the […]

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Jets sign Matt Hendricks for one year, $700K
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Late-August seems to be the time of year when tryout invites go out more often than guaranteed contracts, but a full legit deals continue to trickle through. The New Jersey Devils signed Drew Stafford for cheap, and now the Winnipeg Jets added gritty

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Matt Cullen Signs With Wild, Returns For 21st NHL Season
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The Minnesota Wild and center Matt Cullen have agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract, bringing him back to his home state for a 21st season in the NHL. The Wild announced the deal, which includes $700,000 in potential performance bonuses, on Wednesday. Cullen played the last two years with Pittsburgh, winning consecutive Stanley Cups […]

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Matt Cullen Forgoes Retirement, Signs With Wild
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Center Matt Cullen will return for a 20th season, although it won’t be with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The former Pens player signed a one-year deal to join the Minnesota Wild the team announced. The Wild say Cullen will make $1 million plus $700,000 in potential performance bonuses. The 40-year-old recorded 31 points […]

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