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Report: 2018-19 NHL salary cap projected to be $78M-$82M
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NHL general managers will have some extra money to play with next season. The league unveiled Friday to the Board of Governors that next season’s salary cap is projected to come in between $78 million and $82 million, according to TSN’s Pierre LeBrun. The cap is currently set at $75 million, meaning teams can expect […]

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Prospect progress report: Metropolitan Division
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Chris Peters Special to ESPN Chris Peters is ESPN's NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. Follow on Twitter The Metropolitan

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Report: Hurricanes to be sold to billionaire Tom Dundon
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The Carolina Hurricanes are on the verge of being sold. Current owner Peter Karmanos Jr. met with Dallas billionaire Tom Dundon on Thursday, and the pair later appeared at the NHL’s Board of Governors meeting in Florida. A purchase agreement is in place and is expected to be announced later Thursday, according to TSN's Darren […]

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Report: Devils won't loan Bratt to Sweden for WJHC
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Sweden apparently won't have the luxury of dressing one of the NHL's top rookies at this year's World Junior Hockey Championship, as the New Jersey Devils won't loan forward Jesper Bratt to the team, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. The 19-year-old burst on to the NHL scene this season after being selected in the sixth […]

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NHL could announce Seattle franchise next year after arena deal approved, per report
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The NHL could award its first franchise to the city of Seattle in the coming months after the city council on Monday approved a $600 million renovation for KeyArena, reports the Seattle Times' Geoff Baker. There's no guarantee it happens yet, per The Athletic, but this is a major step toward

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Prospect progress report: Atlantic Division
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As we look ahead to the World Junior Championship, it’s a good time to check in on every NHL team’s prospect pipeline, starting with the Atlantic Division. Which players are ready to make a push for NHL time?

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Report: Canadiens shopping Brandon Davidson
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The Montreal Canadiens are looking to deal defenseman Brandon Davidson. The club has sent out an email to all 30 NHL clubs stating it’s looking to move the 26-year-old, a source tells Sportsnet’s Eric Engels. Davidson has been limited to just 13 games this season, serving as a healthy scratch during the Canadiens' past three […]

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Report: Penguins actively trying to trade Ian Cole
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The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions are reportedly trying to trade one of their depth defensemen. Ian Cole is being actively shopped by the Pittsburgh Penguins, multiple sources told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Jason Mackey. Cole was a healthy scratch for the third consecutive game Monday night against the Philadelphia Flyers. He’s a pending unrestricted free […]

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Report: Hockey Canada asks KHL to release players for Olympics
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The governing body of Canadian hockey is taking the KHL’s threat seriously. Hockey Canada CEO Tom Renney sent a letter to the league asking it to allow its players to take part in the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the organization confirmed to CBC Sports. The Czech, Finnish, and Swedish hockey federations co-signed […]

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NHL stock report: Fantasy Hockey risers and fallers
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Teuvo Teravainen has come on strong after a slow start. Who else has seen a spike in fantasy value?

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Report: Blue Jackets stepping up efforts to acquire center
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The Columbus Blue Jackets may not be done making moves. Now that Cam Atkinson has signed a seven-year contract extension, the club has intensified efforts across the NHL to land a center, The Athletic's Aaron Portzline reports. Nick Foligno is the Blue Jackets’ top-line center, and he’s followed on the depth chart by Brandon Dubinsky, […]

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Report: Bettman, Rockets owner met to discuss viability of Houston franchise
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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is believed to have recently met with Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta to discuss the viability of a team in that city, according to Katie Strang of The Athletic. The meeting reportedly took place within the past few weeks, although Bettman would not confirm when contacted by The Athletic. He did […]

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