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Jagr thinks McDavid can score 100 goals in a season
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One day after Connor McDavid made franchise history with an opening-night hat trick against the Calgary Flames, one of the all-time greats said he believes the Edmonton Oilers superstar can break Wayne Gretzky's record for goals in a season. “McDavid is just too good, man,” Flames forward Jaromir Jagr told reporters Thursday, via TSN. “If […]

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Eric Fehr thinks he can still play in the NHL
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He thinks he can keep up with those younger, faster players.

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Owen Tippett thinks he has ‘the upside of Phil Kessel’
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In discussing his chances of making the immediate jump from being the 10th pick of this past draft by the Florida Panthers, Owen Tippett evoked the name Phil Kessel, as Sportsnet’s Luke Fox reported about a week ago. “I have the upside of Phil Kessel—the speed, the shot, the way he can make plays. “Phil […]

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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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After signing with Devils, Will Butcher thinks he is ‘NHL ready’
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Butcher believes this team is a good fit for his style.

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Gallant thinks Golden Knights can ‘win and compete consistently’ during inaugural season
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What can we expect from the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18? “I knew we were going to have a pretty decent team, but the team was better than I thought,” head coach Gerard Gallant said, per NHL.com. Through the expansion draft, Gallant’s team was able to find themselves a quality number one goalie in Marc-Andre […]

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Gulutzan thinks Flames can be ‘a 100-point club’
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Gulutzan praised the size, character, and “play” of new goalies Mike Smith and Eddie Lack, yet that might once again be the reason to wonder if the Flames can make that next step from a team fighting for a playoff spot to a team legitimately contending. Gulutzan says that while Hamonic isn’t a “void” on […]

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Steve Simmons thinks Phil Kessel is petty for Stanley Cup hot dog photo
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Pittsburgh Penguins star Phil Kessel performed a championship troll job during his day with the Stanley Cup this week, posing for a photo with the Cup filled with hot dogs. OK, it wasn’t “inexplicable,” in the sense that it could easily be explained as “fat shaming an athlete on his way out of town in […]

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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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Jeremy Roenick thinks NBA offseason player drama 'is a joke'
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The calendar is quickly approaching August and a majority of the NHL's top free agents have already signed new deals or found new homes. But there's one marquee player who has suddenly shaken loose, and will surely draw heavy interest across the league. That would be 22-year-old defenseman Will Butcher, who informed the Colorado Avalanche that he will […]

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New addition Thompson thinks Senators are ‘ready to win’
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Thompson is excited about the opportunity to join the Senators and believes the success of the team last season was not a fluke. “This team now is ready to win,” he told Ken Warren of the Ottawa Sun this past week. “I don’t think this was a Cinderella team, it was the real deal.

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Sergachev thinks he’s ready for Lightning, NHL next season
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The Tampa Bay Lightning landed a tantalizing prospect when they traded Jonathan Drouin for Mikhail Sergachev. If Sergachev has his way, he’ll jump right into the Lightning lineup in 2017-18, as NHL.com reports. “I have to be faster to play in the NHL overall to be successful.

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