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End the dog days of hockey summer with Vlasic, Kopitar
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You might look at Arizona Coyotes GM John Chayka as the MVP of this hockey summer after a dramatic makeover of his team. Others might prefer perennial offseason All-Star GM Jim Nill of the Dallas Stars. Personally, the credit should go to a different

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Jonathan Toews finds unique way to enjoy final days of summer and prepare for upcoming season
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The Blackhawks announced their complete television schedule for the 2017-18 season season on Wednesday. For the 13th consecutive season, CSN is your home for Blackhawks coverage. All CSN Blackhawks games can be live streamed on CSNChicago.com and the NBC Sports app. In addition, Blackhawks Pregame Live will air before every CSN game and Postgame Live will immediately […]

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Kuznetsov thinks Ovechkin lost some weight this summer
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The Russian superstar skated in an informal practice with Washington Capitals teammates on Tuesday and looked lighter than his playing weight of 239 pounds last season. If that’s indeed the case, Ovechkin took to heart the challenge from general manager Brian MacLellan to train differently and add more speed to his game as he’s about […]

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Jaromir Jagr a fit with Flames? It’s been a hot topic this summer
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The hockey world is still waiting to see where Jaromir Jagr plays next season. It’s the end of August and the 45-year-old future Hall-of-Famer with 1,711 NHL games played is still without a contract for the upcoming season, although there have been rumblings that perhaps the Calgary Flames may be interested. It’s intriguing for a […]

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Leaner Ovechkin makes early debut at Caps' summer workouts
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A slimmer, trimmer-looking Alex Ovechkin is back on the ice for summer workouts more than two weeks before the start of training camp. The Russian superstar skated in an informal practice with Washington Capitals teammates on Tuesday and looked lighter than his playing weight of 239 pounds last season. If that's indeed the case, Ovechkin […]

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Hagg Bag mailbag: Late summer edition with hockey almost here
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NHL training camp is less than a month away, and the last vestiges of the hockey offseason are coming to a close. Pretty soon NHL players will be back in their hockey cities of employment, and informal captain’s practices will begin in earnest. In about six weeks from now, there will be hockey again on […]

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Five NHL teams who have improved the most so far this summer
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Many mainstream analysts considered the Coyotes a disaster after head coach Dave Tippett parted ways with the organization. However, wunderkind general manager John Chayka masterfully maneuvered his roster into a respectable, veteran-filled team. Bringing in Niklas Hjalmarsson from Chicago for bottom-pair defenseman Connor Murphy and prospect Laurent Dauphin was a much-needed deal bringing a proven […]

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Skjei and McDonagh are spending the summer working out together
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8:55AM: Mats Zuccarello said that it's "sad" to see players like Derek Stepan and Dan Girardi that have been important players and good friends leave the team but that "this is a business." (VG) Carl Hagelin, who is in Norway to play in Zuccarello's charity game, said that Zuccarello continues to assume more responsibility and […]

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Poll: Did the Jets do enough this summer to make the playoffs?
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Since relocating to Winnipeg for the 2011-12 season the Jets have qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs just one time. It is still looking for its first ever playoff win, making it the only active franchise in the NHL (minus the expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who have yet to play a game) that has never […]

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Hagg Bag, Summer Edition: Will the kids be all right?
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With the Bruins in the middle of the NHL dead zone for activity and offseason transactions, there isn’t much that’s going to happen in the next couple of weeks. The draft and first waves of free agency are well into the rear view mirror, and there won’t be another wave of veteran free-agent signings for […]

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With reported Prosser signing, Blues could be done for summer
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The St. Louis Blues might just be done with their off-season moves after reportedly signing defenseman Nate Prosser to a two-way, two-year deal. (NHL.com’s Lou Korac notes that the Blues haven’t made it official, yet his agent has. The St. Louis Post

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Brett Pesce gets 6-year deal, Hurricanes continue smart summer
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If you’re the Carolina Hurricanes, you give Brett Pesce a six-year deal that pays him $4.025 million per season beginning in 2018-19, as they did on Tuesday. “Brett took another big step forward last season,” said GM Ron Francis.

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