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Ex-Oiler Laraque: Tough teammates open space for McDavid's creativity
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Georges Laraque knows a thing or two about dropping the gloves. The former NHL enforcer, who suited up for 695 career games, including an eight-year run with the Edmonton Oilers, still sees value in pugilists, despite resistance from the analytics crowd. While the hockey fighter is a dying breed, the current Oilers squad, including right-winger […]

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Thursday ‘Waul: Panthers Offseason Open Forum
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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby won the ESPY Award for best NHL player on Wednesday night. It was Sid The Kid’s eighth time winning the award. The ECHL’s Florida Everblades offered former Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr a one-year to stay in South Florida next season. The Toronto Maple Leafs signed 2017 first-round draft pick […]

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Bjork reports to camp, using open NHL job as 'inspiration'
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Bjork met up with the rest of the Bruins prospects for drills and a spirited four-on-four scrimmage at the end the session Saturday. Bjork, 20, was just happy to get on the equipment, get a skate in and get rolling on whats going to be a big next couple of months for him with his […]

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Amid Capitals’ salary cap crunch, untested prospects fight for open roster spots
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The next 20 minutes held so many answers about Connor Hobbs’s future, as he stepped into the office and took a seat across from Capitals Coach Barry Trotz. Five days of the team’s annual developmental camp for prospects had passed, and the purpose of this meeting was to review Hobbs’s progress and advise him on […]

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With NHL free agency set to open, all eyes on Ilya, too
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All eyes are on Ilya, too. Though not a free agent, Ilya Kovalchuk has taken one step closer to returning to the NHL after spending the previous four seasons playing in his native Russia. The start of the league's new business year at noon Saturday places the Devils in a position to sign Kovalchuk to […]

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Rangers GM ‘open to anything’ on new Zibanejad contract
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Along with working to fix his team’s defense, the big issue at hand for New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton this offseason is coming to terms with restricted free agents Jesper Fast and Mika Zibanejad. What those contracts will look like, however, seems to be a bit of a mystery and Gorton doesn’t seem […]

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Snow open to trading picks, prospects to improve roster now
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Garth Snow may not be done dealing. After trading defenseman Travis Hamonic to Calgary, the New York Islanders’ general manager said the return from the Flames could be used as “currency” to bolster the roster. “I don’t envision anything happening here in the next two days, though that could always change,” said Snow.

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Flyers to open on West Coast again in San Jose; host Capitals in home opener
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Get your pajamas on and get ready to stay up late for the season opener again. For the second straight season, the Flyers will open up on the West Coast, this time against the Sharks in San Jose on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Last season, the Flyers opened the year in Los Angeles against the Kings, […]

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Islanders to open preseason at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum
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With the Stanley Cup Final in the rear view mirror, all of the soon-to-be 31 NHL teams are prepping for an Expansion and Entry Draft frenzy, and Darren Dreger thinks the Islanders are a team to watch. Dreger said on Tuesday on Montreal's TSN 690 that the Islanders are one of the most intriguing clubs […]

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Devils GM keeping options open, but expects to keep top pick
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When it comes to the latter point, expect this to be yet another year where it does not happen as the New Jersey Devils seem committed to keeping the No. 1 overall pick and selecting either Nolan Patrick or Nico Hischier. “I’ve gotten calls asking if there’s interest moving down and other calls where it’s […]

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The NHL Isn’t as Wide Open and Unpredictable as everyone thinks | Rage of The Day
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Gabe explains how the NHL Stanley Cup Finals are no where near as unpredictable as people make them out to be. SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/FNTSYSportsNetwork?sub_confirmation=1 FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/FNTSYSportsNet LIKE US ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/FNTSYsportsnetwork/ FNTSY Sports Network has your fantasy sports mock drafts, draft strategy, previews and analysis for MLB, NHL, NBA and NFL, including fantasy […]

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An open letter to Nashville Predators fans and their crushing heartbreak
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The fans for whom hockey life totally sucks at the moment, because Sidney Crosby won all the trophies and that is a cruel sight that not even the most twisted episode of “Black Mirror” could conjure of you’re a Nashville fan. As Peter Laviolette would term it, they were the “last ones through the door,” […]

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