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David Desharnais thinks his best role is on the third line
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David Desharnais says that he thinks he can play throughout the lineup but that the "third line" is his "role." (La Presse) He said that he thinks that he can move around as the season goes on and that it's better to start on the third line and finish higher up than the other way […]

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Could Scott Hartnell see an increased role in Nashville?
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After being bought out in Columbus, Hartnell signed for one year in Nashville. The Blue Jackets might’ve reduced his role in his final year in Columbus, but it sounds like Nashville has bigger plans for Hartnell in the upcoming season.

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After playing a ‘key role’ in AHL, Sharks re-sign Goodrow to two-year deal
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Barclay Goodrow is officially back with the San Jose Sharks organization for the upcoming season. The Sharks announced Monday that they have re-signed the 24-year-old left-shooting right winger to a two-year contract. Goodrow, who was a restricted free agent having completed his entry-level contract, has appeared in 77 NHL games for San Jose over the last […]

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Don Maloney: New role with Flames touches all areas of hockey operations
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Don Maloney is taking on a bigger role with the Calgary Flames. A year after joining the club as a pro scout, Maloney has been promoted to vice president of hockey operations, the club announced Aug. 3. He'll now work even closer with general manager Brad Treliving, who served as Maloney's assistant for seven of […]

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Stepan expects success for Coyotes, ready for leadership role
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Even if it’s just a show for the media, Derek Stepan is saying all the right things. In being traded from the New York Rangers to the Arizona Coyotes in June, he moved to a team which hasn’t finished better than 24th in the past three seasons. Stepan, however, isn’t ready to accept lower standards. […]

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Panthers’ Malgin eyeing bigger role this season
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The Florida Panthers are looking toward a bit of a youth movement this season after saying goodbye to veterans Jaromir Jagr and Jussi Jokinen this offseason. They have no shortage of options heading into the 2017-18 season, and one player that figures to get an expanded look is second-year forward Denis Malgin. A fourth-round pick […]

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Williams embraces leadership role in return to Carolina
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The 35-year-old with the reputation for scoring big postseason goals has returned to Raleigh, tasked with bringing veteran leadership and a voice of experience to a young Carolina team. ''I think the worst thing you can do when you come into a new – even though it's a team I've been on, it's a new […]

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Inconsistency Leaves Duclair’s Future Role with Coyotes Up in the Air
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More than two weeks after the opening of free agency in the NHL, the Arizona Coyotes and winger Anthony Duclair seem to be close to completing a short-term contract that will see the right-wing forward return to the Valley for his third full season in Sedona red. As AZCentral’s Sarah McLellan reported, the restricted free […]

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Dennis Rasmussen 'fired up' after leaving Blackhawks for new role with Ducks
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The inevitable happened on Sunday, when the Blackhawks traded Marcus Kruger to the Vegas Golden Knights, who then traded him to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday. While Kruger is headed to a new team full of former teammates, the Blackhawks have to figure out how to move forward at center. Outside of a few appearances […]

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Marcus Johansson ready for ‘underdog’ role after Caps trade him to Devils
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) After winning Presidents’ Trophy and losing in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs two years in a row, Marcus Johansson knew the Washington Capitals were going to make changes. Coming off a career-best season, the 26-year-old Swede just didn’t think he would be one the guys leaving Washington. After being […]

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Connor McDavid on Sidney Crosby, as rival and role model
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Connor McDavid is favored to win his first Hart Trophy as NHL most valuable player, which means that Connor McDavid has to at least consider giving a speech on Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena. McDavid was up for the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in 2016, but lost to Artemi Panarin of the […]

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PHT Morning Skate: Can Anders Bjork earn a top-six role in Boston next season?
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–Capitals head coach Barry Trotz and his family helped spruce up a local ice rink for the start of camp season. Trotz even did a little dancing during his stint as a volunteer. (CSN Mid-Atlantic) –The Hockey News’ Matt Larkin continues his division-by-division expansion draft preview. The latest piece focuses on the Pacific Division. The […]

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