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Krejci contract ensures Bruins' depth at center

Friday, 09.05.2014 / 3:11 PM / NHL Insider

Matt Kalman - NHL.com Correspondent

WILMINGTON, Mass. -- Strength down the middle is a philosophy a lot of general managers preach.

David Krejci
Center - BOS
GOALS: 19 | ASST: 50 | PTS: 69
SOG: 169 | +/-: 39
That mantra is one Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli lives by, and he's willing to devote a great deal of salary-cap space to prove it.

Chiarelli's efforts to make sure the Bruins will be among the NHL elite at center for the remainder of this decade was finalized Thursday when it was announced that center David Krejci signed a six-year contract extension that begins with the 2015-16 season. Krejci, whose salary-cap charge for this season will be $5.25 million, will count $7.25 million against the cap each season of the new contract, which runs through the 2020-21 season

Krejci, center Patrice Bergeron, defenseman Zdeno Chara and goaltender Tuukka Rask each is  signed at least through 2019.

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Bruins invite forward Leino to training camp

Friday, 09.05.2014 / 11:40 AM / News

NHL.com

Free agent forward Ville Leino has been invited to training camp with the Boston Bruins, general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed Friday.

Leino, 30, had 15 points (all assists) in 58 games with the Buffalo Sabres last season and was given a compliance buyout this summer. In 286 games with the Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers and Sabres, Leino has 40 goals and 119 points in 286 games.

Chiarelli also told reporters the Bruins signed defenseman Steve Eminger to an American Hockey League contract and right wing Matt Fraser to a one-year, two-way contract.

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After trade talk, Hurricanes' Ward looks to regain form

Friday, 09.05.2014 / 11:20 AM / NHL Insider

Kurt Dusterberg - NHL.com Correspondent

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward is not the player he once was. He knows it, and he's not afraid to talk about it. Bluntly.

"I know I've been inconsistent," Ward said. "Inconsistency at the goaltending position is something you can't afford. These last couple years, dealing with injuries and other issues ..."

Ward rethinks his point and continues.

"But excuses are for losers, so those don't do you any favors."

Ward is opting for straight talk these days. Often reticent about his shaky play in recent seasons, he now speaks with nothing-left-to-lose candor. One reason: Early in the summer, Ward learned that the Hurricanes were looking at trade options. In his first days on the job, general manager Ron Francis phoned Ward to let him know.

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Blues' Elliott confident he's ready to be No. 1 goalie

Friday, 09.05.2014 / 11:18 AM / News

NHL.com

Brian Elliott is obviously happy to know he'll enter training camp as the St. Louis Blues' No. 1 goaltender. But at 29 years old and heading into his eighth NHL season, he knows there's no reason to change anything about his preparation or approach.

"I don't think it's that much different than the past three years," Elliott told the team website Thursday. "I've always trained to be the No. 1 guy. You're selling yourself short if you don't. There's a big opportunity for me right now and I'm looking forward to the challenge. I think we're going to be a really good team and I want to be a big part of that."

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Perry, Ovechkin, Kane top fantasy right wing rankings

NHL.com's Pete Jensen ranks top 50 players at RW position

Pete Jensen - NHL.com Fantasy Insider

With the 2014-15 NHL season inching closer by the day, NHL.com has you covered with positional fantasy rankings. Based on Yahoo eligibility, projected lineups, past performance, injury history and each insider's opinion, Matt Cubeta (centers), Matt Sitkoff (left wings), Pete Jensen (right wings), Brian Metzer (defensemen) and Justin Goldman (goalies) bring you up to speed by identifying all the players worth targeting at each position in your upcoming drafts.


Expecting the unexpected comes with the territory in fantasy hockey. That is, unless you draft Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry.

Perry, who leads the fantasy right wing ranking for the third time in the past four seasons, is third in NHL.com's top 275 rankings for three reasons: his linemate, category coverage and durability.

The 29-year-old formed the best point pair League-wide last season with Ryan Getzlaf and finished among the League's top seven in goals, points, shots on goal and plus/minus. Perry also is no stranger to the penalty box, with his 50-goal, 104-penalty minute season in 2010-11 being a prime example of his production in that category. He has played in more than 96 percent of his team's games since 2006-07 and should be the first player on your list after Sidney Crosby and Steven Stamkos.

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Knights graduating class ready for next step

Friday, 09.05.2014 / 9:16 AM / Prospects

Tal Pinchevsky - NHL.com Staff Writer

For nearly 50 years the London Knights have been a standard-bearer in Ontario junior hockey, grooming a list of future greats that includes Darryl Sittler, Brendan Shanahan, Rick Nash, Corey Perry and Patrick Kane. But none of those NHL stars accomplished in London what the most recent graduating class did with the Knights.

Playing for coach Dale Hunter, the most recent group enjoyed a three-year run that few squads can match, winning back-to-back Ontario Hockey League championships in 2012 and 2013 and participating in three consecutive Memorial Cup tournaments. Now the players constituting the core of that team are ready to make their mark against each other in the NHL.

"Our core group has been very close the last three years," said center Max Domi, who will attempt to make the Arizona Coyotes roster this fall. "We always talk about one day playing against each other in the big leagues. But there's still a lot of work to do."

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