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Posted On Wednesday, 02.11.2015 / 11:34 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

NHL Live previews Blackhawks-Penguins rivalry game

NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, previews the Wednesday Night Rivalry game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks as NBCSN analyst Pierre McGuire joins us from the Arena Cam at Consol Energy Center at 6 p.m.

The Washington Capitals visit the San Jose Sharks later Wednesday, and we'll go out to SAP Center via Arena Cam and welcome in Capitals radio voice John Walton at 6:40 p.m. for his thoughts on the matchup.

This week in our prospect report, we'll talk to wing Timo Meier of the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League at 5:30 p.m.

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Posted On Wednesday, 02.11.2015 / 11:24 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2015 NHL Trade Deadline blog

Sabres in serious talks with Jets about Kane: report

The Buffalo Sabres and Winnipeg Jets are in serious talks about a major trade involving forward Evander Kane, according to TSN reports.

(Editor's note: The Sabres and Jets completed a trade Wednesday, Feb. 11)

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Posted On Wednesday, 02.11.2015 / 9:58 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2015 NHL Trade Deadline blog

Bruins have interest in Sabres' Stewart: report

The Boston Bruins are reportedly in the market for a veteran reinforcement on right wing and Buffalo Sabres forward Chris Stewart could be the answer, according to the Boston Globe.

The Bruins tried to acquire Stewart on two previous occasions, including last spring after they were knocked out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference Second Round, according to the report. Stewart, who has nine goals and 22 points in 53 games this season, carries a $4.15 million salary-cap charge and will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

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Posted On Tuesday, 02.10.2015 / 6:19 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2015 NHL Trade Deadline blog

Ducks not talking to Sabres about Tyler Myers: report

Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray refuted reports that the Ducks are talking to the Buffalo Sabres about trading for defenseman Tyler Myers, according to ESPN.com.

"The last time I talked to [Sabres GM] Tim Murray was at the GMs' meeting in November, I have not had a discussion with him since," Bob Murray told Pierre LeBrun.

The Ducks (34-13-7) lead the Pacific Division by 12 points and are a point behind the Nashville Predators for the best record in the NHL.

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Posted On Monday, 02.09.2015 / 6:29 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2015 NHL Trade Deadline blog

Buyers and sellers outside the playoff bubble

With the NHL Trade Deadline on March 2 at 3 p.m. ET quickly approaching, Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek of NHL Live evaluated teams on the outside of the Stanley Cup Playoff picture and whether each will be buyers or sellers.

"I think the Toronto Maple Leafs, for example, are going to be really busy," Hradek said. "It seems like they would like to move a lot of different pieces out. Everybody will be competing for those defensemen because you never -- you never -- have enough defensemen when you go into the playoffs.

"It should be very, very interesting the next couple of a weeks. I do expect there to be a fair amount of movement because I think we have some defined sellers already."

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Posted On Monday, 02.09.2015 / 4:14 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2015 NHL Trade Deadline blog

Devils' Jagr not focused on possible trade: report

New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr has a simple philosophy about the NHL Trade Deadline, which is 3 p.m. ET on March 2.

Whatever will be, will be. Jagr's focus will remain squarely on playing hockey.

"I don't pay attention to the deadline. I'm a professional. I just work even harder than I did before," Jagr said Monday, according to NJ Advance Media. "If I stay here, I stay here. If I don't, I still have to be ready. If somebody trades for me they'll expect me to be good. And if I stay here I have to be good. So I have to work harder than ever to make sure I'm good."

Jagr, who turns 43 on Feb. 15, enters the Devils game Monday against the Edmonton Oilers with a four-game point streak; he has two goals and two assists in that span. He has 11 goals and 29 points in 49 games, and earlier this season became the oldest player in NHL history to record a hat trick. His next goal will be the 717th of his career and tie him with Phil Esposito for fifth all-time.

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Posted On Monday, 02.09.2015 / 2:35 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2015 NHL Trade Deadline blog

Stars' Nill patient heading into trade deadline: report

Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill isn't in a hurry to do much as the clock ticks toward the NHL Trade Deadline, which is 3 p.m. ET on March 2.

The Stars enter the week five points behind the Calgary Flames for the second Western Conference wild-card spot into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"If it looks like we're out of it in two weeks, we're probably looking to move [unrestricted free agents]," Nill told ESPN.com.

But if the Stars are still in contention? "Probably nothing [ahead of the deadline]," he said.

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Posted On Saturday, 02.07.2015 / 4:25 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2015 NHL Trade Deadline blog

Oilers defenseman Petry drawing interest: report

Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry is drawing interest as the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline approaches, general manager Craig MacTavish said Friday.

MacTavish, speaking on 630 CHED Radio, said Petry's recent play has increased his value. The 27-year-old can be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

Jeff Petry
Defense - EDM
GOALS: 4 | ASST: 7 | PTS: 11
SOG: 95 | +/-: -23
"The last 20 games he’s really settled into what I think is his best hockey as an Oiler," MacTavish said according to Nicholsonhockey.com. "He's aggressive. He's assertive making decisions. He's decisive on the ice. He's jumping up on the play at a level he never … he did from time-to-time, but he never really felt comfortable doing it because he's a conservative guy by nature. But he's playing the game. He's playing the game to win and everybody around the League is seeing that. He'd be a valuable piece for anybody to add.

"And pending his UFA status, there's motivation on our part to move him or get him signed. So it'll be one of those things."

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Posted On Saturday, 02.07.2015 / 2:47 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2014-2015 At the Rink blog

Rangers' Stepan out vs. Predators because of illness

New York Rangers center Derek Stepan will not play Saturday against the Nashville Predators because of an undisclosed illness, according to the Rangers' verified Twitter account.

Stepan missed the beginning of this season recovering from a leg injury; he has 34 points in 36 games since returning.

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Posted On Thursday, 02.05.2015 / 6:11 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

Flames' Hartley 'having fun' during surprising season

Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley joined NHL Live to discuss the surprising success the Flames have enjoyed this season.

The Flames are 29-20-3 and began Thursday in second place in the Pacific Division. To Hartley, the hard work, effort and results start in the dressing room.

"It starts with our great captain Mark Giordano and all our great leaders to all our young players," Hartley said. "I rarely saw in my coaching career a group of individuals so committed to playing the right way, working out the right way, practicing the right way, and obviously having fun winning games. This is a great group of guys and it's lots of fun."

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It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.

— Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller on what he expects from the fans in Calgary for Game 6