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Penguins training camp preview

Guentzel health, starting goalie, Zucker production among keys to watch

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

With training camps set to begin on July 10 as part of Phase 3 of the NHL Return to Play Plan, NHL.com is taking a closer look at each of the 24 teams in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

Today, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Oilers training camp preview

McDavid, Draisaitl returning to form, special teams among keys to watch

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

With training camps set to begin on July 10 as part of Phase 3 of the NHL Return to Play Plan, NHL.com is taking a closer look at each of the 24 teams in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

Today, the Edmonton Oilers.

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NHL Draft

1984 NHL Redraft: Roy climbs to No. 2 after Lemieux

Devils take goalie 49 spots higher than original position; Hull, Robitaille go next

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With the 2019-20 NHL season on pause due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, NHL.com will reimagine one NHL Draft each week. Today, we look back at the 1984 NHL Draft, which was held at the Montreal Forum on June 9, 1984.

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Crosby among small group of greatest in NHL history, Orr says: report

Penguins center in same class as Bruins legend, Gretzky, Lemieux, Howe

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Sidney Crosby is one of the top five players in NHL history, according to Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Bobby Orr.

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Islanders don't have edge against Panthers in Qualifiers, Nelson says

Forward believes 3-0-0 record against Florida doesn't guarantee success in best-of-5 series

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The New York Islanders were 3-0-0 against the Florida Panthers this season, but forward Brock Nelson said that won't matter when they play one another in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

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NHL Insider

Best all-United States teams debated

NHL.com writers discuss Kane, current players vs. Modano, retired players

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To help celebrate the Fourth of July, NHL.com has compiled one team of the best current United States players, and an all-time team of the best retired U.S. players, and will debate which one would win if they played each other.

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NHL Insider

Favorite playoff memory: Daneyko recalls 2003 Stanley Cup win with Devils

Defenseman inserted into lineup for Game 7 against Mighty Ducks, retires after third championship

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com is looking ahead to the Stanley Cup Playoffs by having former players discuss their favorite postseason game. Today, New Jersey Devils defenseman Ken Daneyko recalls the Game 7 victory against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 2003 Stanley Cup Final, a 3-0 win that marked Daneyko's third championship and final NHL game.

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Color of Hockey

Color of Hockey: Garcia opens up about racist abuse

Arizona State forward finds voice after George Floyd's death

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March 2019 and writes about people of color in the game. Today, he profiles Arizona State University forward Dominic Garcia.

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NHL Insider

Top 20 Cup Final games since 2000: No. 15

Thomas, Bruins shut out Canucks in 2011 Game 7

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

2011 Cup Final, Gm7: Bruins win

2011 Cup Final, Gm7: Bruins win the Stanley Cup

June 15: Zdeno Chara and the Boston Bruins shut out the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 to win their first Stanley Cup in 39 years

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As the NHL prepares for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the NHL.com staff selected the best 20 Stanley Cup Final games since 2000. Our 15-writer panel nominated 44 games for consideration before each member voted for his or her favorite 20 from that list. Each favorite game was awarded 20 points, with the selections that followed receiving one fewer point each and so on, down to one point for each 20th-favorite game. Today, we look at Game 7 of the 2011 Final between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks, which was on seven ballots and received 79 points.

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Wild won't look at winning No. 1 pick instead of Qualifier, GM says

Guerin puts focus on series against Canucks, not NHL Draft Lottery: report

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The Minnesota Wild have no conflict between winning their Stanley Cup Qualifier or the NHL Draft Lottery, general manager Bill Guerin said.

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Bee Hive hockey photos that inspired Howe, Hull celebrated in new book

Tracing history of collectibles that sparked dreams of reaching NHL

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

He was a hero in uniform, trudging through the snow right to the doorstep, arriving for 34 winters through a global depression, a world war and then peacetime, during the days of eight, then six NHL teams.

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Pettersson doesn't believe he's reached potential yet with Canucks

Forward scored 66 points in each of first two seasons, won Calder Trophy as top rookie in 2019

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Elias Pettersson tied his NHL career high in points this season, but the Vancouver Canucks forward said he has yet to reach his potential.

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McDavid, Draisaitl back on ice with Oilers for first time in Phase 2

Forwards were top two scorers in NHL this season

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Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl skated with the Edmonton Oilers on Friday.

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The Buzz

Phase 2 Buzz: Boyle reportedly healthy for Panthers

McDavid, Draisaitl back with Oilers; de Haan, recovering from surgery, joins Blackhawks

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Welcome to the Phase 2 Buzz. NHL teams began workouts on and off the ice at their facilities June 8 as part of  Phase 2 of the Return to Play Plan. Phase 3 (training camp) is expected to start July 10.

Here's a look around the League at the latest from Phase 2:

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NHL fantasy team power rankings for 2020 Stanley Cup

Golden Knights lead list with eight players, including two goalies, in top 115

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com has updated the fantasy team power rankings based on the latest top 115 for 2020 Stanley Cup pools. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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Lindblom of Flyers completes cancer treatments

Forward is Philadelphia's nominee for Masterton Trophy, won't play in Qualifiers

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Lindblom speaks after treatment

Lindblom speaks after final cancer treatment

Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom speaks after finishing his final cancer treatment

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Oskar Lindblom of the Philadelphia Flyers completed his treatments for a form of bone cancer Thursday.

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Predators training camp preview

Josi impact, starting goalie, power-play production among keys to watch

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

With training camps set to begin on July 10 as part of Phase 3 of the NHL Return to Play Plan, NHL.com is taking a closer look at each of the 24 teams in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

Today, the Nashville Predators.

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Hurricanes training camp preview

Hamilton impact, defense pair combinations among keys to watch

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

With training camps set to begin on July 10 as part of Phase 3 of the NHL Return to Play Plan, NHL.com is taking a closer look at each of the 24 teams in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. 

Today, the Carolina Hurricanes.

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NHL Insider

Gilbert misses personal interaction with Rangers fans during pandemic

'Social distancing has been pretty tough' for outgoing Hockey Hall of Famer

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

MONTREAL -- Rod Gilbert is adapting to the new realities of public life, and the New York Rangers legend isn't finding them much to his taste.

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Fantasy second line rankings for 2020 Stanley Cup

NHL.com lists best No. 2 units for pools counting entire 24-team tournament

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

NHL.com ranks the second forward lines from a fantasy hockey pool standpoint for all 24 teams competing for the 2020 Stanley Cup. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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NHL Insider

Favorite playoff memory: Hartnell recalls Flyers' comeback in 2010 Game 7

Forward had goal, assist against Bruins to complete rally from down 3-0 in series

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

NHL.com is looking ahead to the Stanley Cup Playoffs by having former players discuss their favorite postseason game each Sunday and Monday.

Today, Scott Hartnell recalls the Philadelphia Flyers' historic, series-clinching 4-3 victory against the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 14, 2010.

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Canucks training camp preview

Toffoli, Miller impact, Markstrom health among keys to watch

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

With training camps set to begin on July 10 as part of Phase 3 of the NHL Return to Play Plan, NHL.com is taking a closer look at each of the 24 teams in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. 

Today, the Vancouver Canucks.

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Islanders training camp preview

Pageau's impact, play of Varlamov, healthy Pelech, Cizikas among keys to watch

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

With training camps set to begin on July 10 as part of Phase 3 of the NHL Return to Play Plan, NHL.com is taking a closer look at each of the 24 teams in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

Today, the New York Islanders.

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NHL Insider

Top 20 Cup Final games since 2000: No. 16

Ward leads Hurricanes past Oilers in 2006 Game 7, Carolina wins first title

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

As the NHL prepares for the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the NHL.com staff selected the best 20 Stanley Cup Final games since 2000. Our 15-writer panel nominated 44 games for consideration before each member voted for his or her favorite 20 from that list. Each favorite game was awarded 20 points, with the selections that followed receiving one fewer point each and so on, down to one point for each 20th-favorite game. Today, we look at Game 7 of the 2006 Final between the Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton Oilers, which was on 10 ballots and received 77 points.

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Super 16

Super 16: Top defensemen playing in Stanley Cup Qualifiers

Hedman, Josi, Carlson among best in NHL.com rankings

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The NHL Return to Play Plan was announced May 26. The League moved into Phase 2 of the plan with the opening of training facilities for small-group workouts June 8. Phase 3, the opening of training camps, is scheduled for July 10. This week, the Super 16 covers the top defensemen of the 24 teams that will play in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

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Hurricanes not worried about losing record against Rangers, coach says

Brind'Amour confident Carolina can win Cup Qualifier despite poor history in matchup

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The Carolina Hurricanes will not be worried about their losing history against the New York Rangers when they play their best-of-5 Stanley Cup Qualifier series, coach Rod Brind'Amour said in a recent interview.

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Maple Leafs training camp preview

Andersen's experience, ability to maintain scoring rate among keys to watch

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

With training camps set to begin on July 10 as part of Phase 3 of the NHL Return to Play Plan, NHL.com is taking a closer look at each of the 24 teams in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

Today, the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Flames training camp preview

Rittich-Talbot competition for No. 1 goalie, Tkachuk impact among keys to watch

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

With training camps set to begin on July 10 as part of Phase 3 of the NHL Return to Play Plan, NHL.com is taking a closer look at each of the 24 teams in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. 

Today, the Calgary Flames.

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