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7 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Are the New-Look Tampa Bay Lightning Legitimate Stanley Cup Contenders?

This spring, the Tampa Bay Lightning entered the playoffs with 101 points and home-ice advantage, but an untimely injury to starting goalie Ben Bishop proved the team's undoing.

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Related Topix: Sports, Ben Bishop, Brett Connolly, NHL Players, NHL Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL Southeast Division

13 hrs ago | CBS Sports

Report: Avs' O'Reilly seeks $6.75M in arbitration

It appears one of the NHL's most intriguing negotiations of the offseason will reach its conclusion this week in an arbitration hearing set for Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Colorado Avalanche, Matt Duchene, Paul Stastny, Ryan O'Reilly, NHL Players, Nathan MacKinnon

17 hrs ago | Rant Sports

5 Teams That Will Challenge the Los Angeles Kings in the Western Conference

No team has won back-to-back Stanley Cups in over 15 years, and the primary mission of the 2014-15 Los Angeles Kings will be just that.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, John Gibson

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Watersblogged

Detroit Red Wings

Source: www.intelligencer.ca --- Sunday, July 20, 2014The Detroit Red Wings revealed plans for a new home on Sunday as part of a re-energizing of the Motor City's downtown core.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division

USA Today

Predators: Russian prospect is worth risk

Given the franchise's rocky history with players from former Soviet countries, the Predators' decision to draft Kontinental Hockey League player Vladislav Kamenev in the second round seemed questionable at best Predators say Russian prospect is worth the risk Given the franchise's rocky history with players from former Soviet countries, the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Stu Grimson, Alexander Radulov, Andrei Kostitsyn, NHL Players, NHL Hockey

MSNBC

After a decade, Preds finally draft another Russian player in Kamenev

It took the Nashville Predators a decade to draft another Russian-born player after Alex Radulov - a player who seemed to leave the franchise with some serious baggage - but they finally did so with second-rounder Vladislav Kamenev.

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Related Topix: Sports, Barry Trotz, Andrei Kostitsyn, NHL Players, Jeff Kealty, Nashville Predators, NHL Hockey, NHL Central Division

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Miami Herald

Salary cap's wrath sure to visit Blackhawks

If Patrick Sharp is bothered that his name has repeatedly surfaced in trade rumors this summer, the Blackhawks winger isn't showing it.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Johnny Oduya, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Bryan Bickell, NHL Players

ChicagoSports.com

Brandon Saad a money player for Blackhawks

Saad will be a restricted free agent after the 2014-15 season and the Blackhawks winger is in line for a contract extension that figures to result in a significant raise from his current salary of $832,500.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Johnny Oduya, Brandon Saad, NHL Players

Too Many Men On The Site

The Ideal NHL - Expansion AND Relocation of Franchises

Expansion in the NHL has been a hot topic lately, and rightly so. After the mess that was the lockout-shortened 2012-2013 season, commissioner Gary Bettman talked about how the league was flourishing economically and that expansion could be considered within a few years' time.

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Related Topix: Sports

Fri Jul 18, 2014

BleacherReport

NHL Teams with the Most Work to Do in 2014 Offseason

Every summer, all 30 NHL teams try to improve their position in next season's league rankings.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Boston Bruins, Reilly Smith, Torey Krug, Matt Bartkowski, NHL Players

Prince George Citizen

New GM on the hot seat

But does that mean they hired the wrong man? No, it doesn't. It just means that every move Todd Harkins makes as the team's general manager will be intensely scrutinized.

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Related Topix: Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Sports, NHL Hockey

Wed Jul 16, 2014

DurhamRegion.com

Belleville Bulls, Erie Otters to play in Port Perry

The Port Perry MoJacks and Port Perry minor hockey will be combining their efforts to bring OHL pre-season action to the Scugog Arena.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, NHL Hockey

ESPN

Kane: 'Not even a thought' to leave Chicago

Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said Wednesday he understands there will be salary cap challenges ahead after recently re-signing Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to identical eight-year, $84 million contract extensions, but it's his job to make it work.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Chicago Blackhawks, Jonathan Toews, NHL Players

Mile High Hockey

Weekly Watercooler: UFA Roundup & O'Reilly Saga Continues

Cole and AJ sit down to talk about what happened in free agency and where to go with constant contractual headache Ryan O'Reilly.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, T.J Oshie, NHL Players, Minnesota Wild, Clayton Stoner, Colorado Avalanche, Weird

MLive.com

Which team has the easiest NHL schedule in 2014-15? One study says Detroit Red Wings

There's good news for Detroit Red Wings fans who don't think the club did much to upgrade the roster since last season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, NHL Eastern Conference, Detroit Red Wings, NHL Central Division

BleacherReport

Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel: 2015 NHL Entry Draft Sweepstakes

Let's take a look at the Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel draft sweepstakes - or who are the five teams most likely to be the worst at the end of the 2014-15 NHL season.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Florida Panthers, Edmonton Oilers, Ben Scrivens, NHL Players, Ilya Bryzgalov

Canes Country

Hurricanes Announce Prospect Camp Roster; Tab David Marcoux As Goalie Coach

The Carolina Hurricanes made two announcements Tuesday, hiring goalie coach David Marcoux and releasing the details and roster of their annual prospect development camp set for July 21-26.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Cam Ward, NHL Southeast Division, Carolina Hurricanes, NHL Players, Steve Chiasson, Miikka Kiprusoff

Tue Jul 15, 2014

CBC News

Leafs promote Gord Dineen to head coach of Ahl club July 15, 8:22 PM Et

Dineen replaces Steve Spott, who was promoted to Randy Carlyle's coaching staff with the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Toronto Maple Leafs, NHL Northeast Divison

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Arizona Republic

NHL offseason grades: Sizing up each team's moves

NHL offseason grades: Sizing up each team's moves USA TODAY Sports hockey columnist Kevin Allen grades the offseason moves of NHL Eastern and Western Conference teams.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Hockey, Montreal Canadiens, Brian Gionta, NHL Players, Josh Gorges, Ron Francis, Toronto Maple Leafs

Defending Big D

Know Thine Enemy: The Winnipeg Jets

After finishing as the worst team in the best division in the NHL last season, what attempts have the Winnipeg Jets made to move up in the world? Everybody knows that the Dallas Stars have already won the 2014 offseason.

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Related Topix: Sports, NHL Eastern Conference, Dallas Stars, NHL Pacific Division, Mathieu Perreault, NHL Players

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