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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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NHL’s best players under age 25: Matt Murray tops goalies at No. 10
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Note: This is SB Nation NHL’s top 25 players under age 25 series! We’ll be covering each player from No. 25 to No. 1 over the next few weeks leading up to training camp time. See the complete list and information on how the rankings were compiled. It’s rather incredible to consider that Matt Murray […]

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Matt Murray’s furry dog steals show during day with Stanley Cup
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There’s been some awful news this weekend, to the point that even the NHL and Detroit Red Wings were tangentially involved. In times like these, many of us turn to photos of dogs and birthday cakes. The Newfoundland is a large, strong dog breed from — wait for it — Newfoundland.

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Penguins goalie Matt Murray considers Braden Holtby an idol
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At the ripe old age of 23, Pittsburgh Penguins goalie already has two Stanley Cups to his name. In an interview with Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Murray made clear Holtby was someone he looked up to. Writes Mackey, "[Murray] recently struck up a friendship with Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby.

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Matt Murray discusses the ‘new look’ Penguins
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Save for the loss of Ben Lovejoy, the Pittsburgh Penguins of 2016-17 looked a heck of a lot like the Penguins of 2015-16. Both those teams won the Stanley Cup, of course. But the Pens of 2017-18, while still boasting superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, will have to attempt a three-peat without some key […]

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Pens Points: Matt Murray carrying on Pens goalie tradition of being a standup dude
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Matt Murray has some big shoes to fill for being a solid guy as Penguins starting goalie, but he’s off to a good start. [Bardown] And here’s the GoFundMe for the lemonade stand if you’d like to help the cause from afar. [GoFundMe] Evgeni Malkin not only makes a list this time, he makes it […]

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Trade market slow but not over for Matt Duchene, and Penguins could jump in
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The progress meter for a potential Matt Duchene trade this NHL offseason has hardly moved since the Colorado Avalanche center was floated as a possible big-name acquisition at March's in-season deadline. Playoff contenders like the Nashville Predators were reported to be after Duchene's services around the time free agency kicked off early in July, and […]

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The Hurricanes should trade for Matt Duchene. Here's why
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Almost all of the big dominoes have fallen in the NHL offseason, but Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene is still awaiting a new jersey in mid-July after a year of heavy trade rumors. The Blue Jackets, Bruins, and Predators have all been reported as players in the Duchene sweepstakes. The team that's in the best […]

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Report: Wild at least discuss homecoming for Matt Cullen
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The Minnesota native has at least had some discussions with the Wild, according to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Russo also notes that the Wild have had some talks with Drew Stafford, who would love to stay with the Boston Bruins (but might not have that option). Cullen appeared in 193 regular-season and five […]

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Report: Avalanche might want 'a couple of first-round picks' for Matt Duchene
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Matt Duchene might be the most unsurprising trade chip of the NHL offseason, but all signs point to the Colorado Avalanche standing pat in negotiations with teams interested in the 26-year-old forward. Addressing trade talks in an appearance on Winnipeg's TSN 1290 this week, TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger said Colorado's asking price for Duchene, […]

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Boston Bruins interested in Matt Duchene, but is he worth it?
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Star Matt Duchene has been a topic of conversation since the NHL trade deadline.  Duchene, a member of the Colorado Avalanche, is a big talent with lightning speed.  After a horrible season, the Avalanche are looking to go in another direction, and trading Duchene has been on the top of the list for Avalanche general […]

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LA Kings buy out contract of defenseman Matt Greene
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The Los Angeles Kings bought out the final year of defenseman Matt Greene's contract Friday, cutting ties with another portion of their Stanley Cup championship core. Greene has been with the Kings since 2008, and he provided steady stay-at-home defense during their title runs in 2012 and 2014, playing in 20 playoff games in each […]

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