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Could a top NHL restricted free agent sit out the start of the season?
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Back in November of last year, defenseman Jacob Trouba ended his stalemate with the Winnipeg Jets by signing a two-year, $6 million contract. Trouba, a restricted free agent at the time, missed the beginning of the season while pressuring the Jets into more favorable terms. Both sides eventually compromised on a bridge deal. Restricted free […]

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Strome ready for fresh start in Edmonton
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For the second year in a row Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli traded what was once a core player off of the roster when he sent Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders in another one-for-one swap. Just looking at things from a numbers perspective it’s a risky trade for the Oilers because Strome’s […]

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Penguins' Letang expects to start training camp 'fully healthy'
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Despite missing half of the 2016-17 regular season and all of the playoffs with a severe neck injury and subsequent surgery, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is optimistic about playing next campaign. Related: Watch: Terrell Owens breaks Kris Letang's ankles during training So much so, in fact, the oft-injured rearguard expects to be ready for […]

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Buccaneers start training camp: Live updates on practice
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers start training camp today, with veterans having reported yesterday and rookies on Tuesday. As far as we can tell, the Bucs are almost entirely healthy—Jacquies Smith is the only player to start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Of course, the big news is the Hard Knocks cameras […]

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Flames plan to start year with the Ferland, Monahan, Gaudreau line
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The Calgary Flames signed restricted free agent Micheal Ferland to a two-year contract this week and seem really excited about his potential in the coming seasons, with general manager Brad Treliving saying (via Postmedia’s Kristen Odland) “the sky is the limit” for him going forward. It’s an interesting mix because Gaudreau and Monahan are high-skill […]

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Report: Duchene could start next season with Avs
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Everyone decided to take a deep breath and go back to their corners when Matt Duchene wasn’t traded July 1. It sounds like everyone is realizing the possibility he could start next season in Colorado. Friedman goes on to say that Duchene’s contract, which has two years left on it, could be a stumbling block.

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Can prospect Neal Pionk start the season with the Rangers?
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The New York Rangers’ defense is going to look different next season, but training camp will show us just how different it’ll be. New York bought out Dan Girardi, while Kevin Klein decided to retire from the NHL. Meanwhile, they signed Kevin Shattenkirk in free agency and they traded for Anthony DeAngelo.

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Rob Blake is off to a solid start with the Kings
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Much like (another former Kings assistant GM) Ron Hextall with the Philadelphia Flyers, Rob Blake was handed quite a salary cap mess when he took over for former Los Angeles GM Dean Lombardi. It’s taken years for Hextall to wade through most of the Flyers’ issues, and so far, it seems like Blake is going to […]

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Winners and Losers of the Start of NHL Free Agency
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On Saturday, a long list of netminders coming off less than great seasons signed with new teams. All parties are hoping that new surroundings will deliver better results. Steve Mason leaves Philadelphia to challenge Connor Hellebuyck for the starter's job with the Winnipeg Jets, while outgoing Jets

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PHT Morning Skate: 6 teams that have work to do before the start of free agency
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–USA Today looks at six teams that have some work to do before the free-agent market opens on July 1st. The Coyotes are gonna need to find a new coach, Vegas will have to keep tweaking their roster and the New York Rangers still need that puck-moving defenseman. –The Dallas Stars have been searching for […]

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NHL draft 2017: Start time, TV schedule for Round 1
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Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Nico or Nolan? That’s the question everyone’s asking of the New Jersey Devils as they prepare to select first overall in the 2017 NHL entry draft on Friday. After a stunning lottery draft victory, the Devils

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NHL Awards Show 2017: Start time, TV channel for Wednesday night
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The NHL Awards show is usually a bit of an afterthought, but not this year. We’re also getting the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft picks on Wednesday night, which makes this a particularly special occasion for the hockey world. Awards like the Hart Trophy will be announced as always, but all eyes will be on […]

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