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Report: Ex-Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg close to buying Hurricanes
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That’s certainly great news for the fans in Carolina. Many non-traditional hockey markets have struggled to support their teams. The Atlanta Thrashers became the new Winnipeg Jets in 2011. The old Jets, the Arizona Coyotes, have long dealt with uncertainty as it regards their future in the desert. Carolina ranked last in the NHL in […]

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Report: Devils, Sabres, Vegas in on Hobey Baker winner Butcher
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The Will Butcher sweepstakes began today, and there are already a few interested suitors lined up. Per the Denver Post, Butcher — the Denver University product that captured this year’s Hobey Baker — has officially balked on signing with the team that drafted him, the Colorado Avalanche, and will begin talking to various NHL clubs. […]

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Report: Slovakia hires Craig Ramsay to coach Olympic team
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Another hockey nation has named its coach for the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. According to John Shannon of Sportsnet, Slovakia has tabbed former NHL coach Craig Ramsay to be the bench boss for its national team and Olympic squad. Ramsay was last an assistant coach with the Edmonton Oilers in 2014-15. His coaching experience […]

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Report: Islanders' John Tavares could land $12M per year in his next contract
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If and when the New York Islanders' John Tavares lands a new contract, the veteran forward could pull in as much as $12 million per season, Sporting News' Brandon Schlager suggested this week. Noting that the Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid "left money on the table" despite inking a historic eight-year, $100 million extension this summer, […]

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Sabres star Jack Eichel about to get very rich: report
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A person familiar with negotiations tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres and Jack Eichel are discussing a contract extension that could run the NHL maximum eight years. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the talks have been private since formal negotiations

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Report: Prust to attend Kings camp on PTO
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Back in June, veteran forward Brandon Prust said he wanted to return to the NHL. Now, he’ll get a shot. Prust will attend Los Angeles’ training camp this fall on a professional tryout, per LA Kings Insider. The deal comes after the 33-year-old spent

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Report: Tony Granato to coach Team USA at Olympics
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University of Wisconsin head coach Tony Granato will coach Team USA at the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, reports TSN’s Darren Dreger. Hall of Fame defenseman Chris Chelios will serve as an assistant, Dreger adds. Granato authored a 14-year NHL career as a player, recording 492 points in 774 games. He was the head coach of […]

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Report: Schmidt, Golden Knights heading to arbitration
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Nate Schmidt and the Vegas Golden Knights failed to reach an agreement at their arbitration hearing Thursday, reports Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. An arbiter will now determine Schmidt's new contract Saturday, but a deal between the NHL's 31st team and the 26-year-old defenseman can be negotiated before then. Earlier reports suggested Schmidt […]

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Report: After losing farm team, Blues land new one for next season
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After losing their minor league affiliate to Vegas and being forced into playing next season without one of their own, the Blues are back in the AHL business. Per the Post-Dispatch, St. Louis is set to announce a five-year agreement with the San Antonio Rampage, the current American League affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. The […]

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Sabres nearing 8-year deal with Jack Eichel, report says
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The Sabres aren't going to let Jack Eichel get away. According to the Associated Press, Buffalo is nearing an eight-year deal with the star center, which is the maximum length allowed for an NHL contract. "We are talking and I would say that we will be continuing to talk," Eichel's agent, Peter Fish, told the […]

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Report: Yzerman expects Stamkos to be ready for training camp
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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos is one of the most lethal offensive players in the NHL today – when he’s healthy, that is. That hasn't been the case recently, as the 27-year-old has almost seen more of the press box than the ice, missing 115 games over the past four seasons while dealing with […]

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Report: Golden Knights, Schmidt can't agree on term or money
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The Vegas Golden Knights still have some work to do when it comes to a deal with restricted free agent Nate Schmidt before his Aug. 3 arbitration hearing. The Golden Knights requested a two-year deal with an average annual value of $975K, while Schmidt’s camp is seeking a one-year deal at $2.75 million, according to […]

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