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With new deal, Tarasenko excited to remain with Blues

Wednesday, 07.08.2015 / 12:33 PM / News

Louie Korac - Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- When Doug Armstrong recently spoke with right wing Vladimir Tarasenko about the St. Louis Blues and their future, the general manager heard more than enough from a budding star with a humble and unselfish vision to make a long, lucrative commitment.

Tarasenko, who signed the richest contract in Blues history at eight years and $60 million on Tuesday, never brought up term, never brought up dollar figures, never brought up the words "I" or "me" in the conversations, which included agent Mike Liut. The 23-year-old, who led the Blues in goals (37) and points (73) last season, has one sole purpose.

"First of all, I want to say thank you to Tom Stillman, Doug Armstrong and all of the Blues organization to trust me a lot in giving me this contract," Tarasenko said Wednesday. "For us, this is a great opportunity to be better and win multiple times (the) Stanley Cup. When you have family, this is important for you that you know you can stay in the same place and if your family loves this place and if I love this place, there's no other options.

"We talk with Doug a lot about it and my role on the team. I like everything that he told me and he told to my agent. I talked with my family, I talked with my wife and we make a good decision together."

Etem hoping for breakout season with Rangers

Wednesday, 07.08.2015 / 12:09 PM / News

California native Emerson Etem was fortunate enough to begin his NHL career in his home state after being selected in the first round of the 2010 NHL Draft (No. 29) by the Anaheim Ducks.

But after bouncing back and forth the past three seasons between Anaheim and the Norfolk Admirals in the American Hockey League, Etem was traded, along with a second-round pick, to the New York Rangers for left wing Carl Hagelin on June 27.

Etem, who turned 23 on June 16, had five goals and five assists in 45 regular-season games for the Ducks last season and 13 goals in 22 AHL games.

Trotz: New-look Caps must prove it on the ice

Wednesday, 07.08.2015 / 9:54 AM / NHL Insider

The Washington Capitals this offseason have signed a player known for his prowess in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and traded for another who's a proven goal-scorer in the prime of his career.

Despite the additions of forwards Justin Williams and T.J. Oshie, coach Barry Trotz isn't automatically labeling the 2015-16 version of the Capitals as an improvement over the group that took the New York Rangers to overtime in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Second Round last season before being eliminated. Washington held a 3-1 lead in that series.

"We'll have to answer that into next year," Trotz said Tuesday, according to "Just because you bring players in -- in terms of pure talent you think it's an upgrade -- doesn't mean we're going to be a better team because there is a chemistry to it all."

Maple Leafs' Babcock wants Kadri to be elite: report

Wednesday, 07.08.2015 / 9:10 AM / NHL Insider

The Toronto Maple Leafs are in the midst of reshaping their roster, but center Nazem Kadri is expected to be one of their top six forwards. If they're going to win more games than most expect this season, Kadri is going to have to provide offense consistently.

New coach Mike Babcock said that can be the case.

"I expect him to be an elite player," Babcock said of Kadri earlier this week, according to the Toronto Sun. "His training has to match his skill set. That [goes] for all our guys. You can't take the summer off. I expect our best players to be our hardest-working people and set the tone. Flat-out, I've told them that, they understand that. This is a big two and a half months for all of them."

Coyotes confident young, veteran players will mesh

Wednesday, 07.08.2015 / 9:00 AM / NHL Insider

Jerry Brown - Correspondent

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- One Arizona Coyotes fan from Canada wanted to know if the team would consider adding more tasty sweets from home to augment the hugely popular Tim Hortons kiosk at Gila River Arena.

Then there was the yoga instructor who instructed coach Dave Tippett to have his players sit up straight on the bench between shifts so they could take in more oxygen and store more energy.

But after more than an hour of questions from the hundreds of fans who attended the Coyotes' annual Town Hall meeting Tuesday, the final questioner seemed to sum up the sentiments of the room.

Gauthier determined to make Maple Leafs roster

Wednesday, 07.08.2015 / 3:00 AM / Prospects

Mike Brophy - Correspondent

TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs have been stockpiling smaller, skilled forwards the past few years, but a larger center best known for his defense will take a stab at making their roster this  season.

Frederik Gauthier, 20, helped Canada win a gold medal at the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, then had 16 points in 20 playoff games to help the Rimouski Oceanic win the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's President Cup and advance to the Memorial Cup.

Now, he's determined to turn professional.

"My goal this year is to make the team," Gauthier said Tuesday at Maple Leafs development camp at MasterCard Centre. "I think I worked hard last year and the year before and I think I am ready. I'm going to keep working out and improving and try to make the team."

Analysis: Kessel fits better with Malkin than Crosby

Wednesday, 07.08.2015 / 3:00 AM / NHL Insider

Dan Rosen - Senior Writer

Phil Kessel landed with the Pittsburgh Penguins in the biggest trade of the NHL offseason. Now the focus turns to where in the lineup does he fit best.

Should Kessel, one of the game's purest goal scorers, be on a line with Sidney Crosby or with Evgeni Malkin?

That question already has become arguably the most debated topic of the summer.

The way Kessel plays, the Penguins would have a better chance to get the most out of him if he were on a line with Malkin. That's not a knock on Crosby, but there are myriad reasons Kessel and Malkin could, and likely should, work better than a pairing of Kessel and Crosby.

Offseason moves catapult fantasy value of forwards

Wednesday, 07.08.2015 / 3:00 AM / Fantasy Hockey Draft Rankings, Advice and Analysis

Pete Jensen - Fantasy Insider

The unrestricted free agent crop didn't include many marquee forwards, but the flurry of offseason trades certainly did.

Several big-name forwards around the NHL changed scenery in recent weeks, setting the table for a summer of speculation about line combinations and fantasy implications. We've seen summer trades pay sizable fantasy dividends in recent years, with no better example being the July 2013 trade that sent Tyler Seguin from the Boston Bruins to the Dallas Stars.

Seguin, a young role player with the Bruins at the time of the trade, played with Jamie Benn and scored 161 points in 151 games in the next two regular seasons with the Stars. Last season, Scott Hartnell (trade to Columbus Blue Jackets) and Radim Vrbata (signed by Vancouver Canucks) finished among the top 50 fantasy forwards after moving to new teams.

Blue Jackets sign Ohio native Sherwood to contract

Tuesday, 07.07.2015 / 8:56 PM / News

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Kole Sherwood grew up watching the Columbus Blue Jackets. He grew up emulating NHL players on The Chiller’s sheets of ice all around Columbus. So, in a way, he grew up with the game of hockey as it also grew in the city.

And today, he pen to paper on a contract that etched his name into the history of the franchise.

Sherwood signed a three-year, entry level contract with the Blue Jackets, opting to forgo his commitment to Boston University and begin his path to the NHL via the Ontario Hockey League. His OHL rights are owned by the London Knights, and while it’s likely he will play there in the fall, it’s not quite a done deal yet.

To read more from the Blue Jackets website, CLICK HERE.

Beleskey, Hayes eager to help rejuvenate Bruins

Tuesday, 07.07.2015 / 7:57 PM / NHL Insider

Matt Kalman - Correspondent

BOSTON -- Five days after the Boston Bruins traded forward Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings, they signed unrestricted free agent forward Matt Beleskey.

The timing of those moves was impossible to ignore because Lucic was the Bruins' main source of physicality and offensive production at left wing for most of the past eight seasons, and Beleskey was coming off a 22-goal season while playing a similar role for the Anaheim Ducks.

But Beleskey said Tuesday he doesn't expect to be the next Milan Lucic.

"There's pressure, but I think I put more pressure on myself at the start of every year to be better than I was last year," he said at TD Garden. "You know they had big losses. I suppose those are moves they had to make. But I don't think I'm here to fill anyone's spot. I'm here to be Matt Beleskey and play my game. And that's what I'm going to do."

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