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Panarin, Blue Jackets fail to make progress on contract: report

Forward not willing to sign long-term extension, could be traded

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Artemi Panarin and the Columbus Blue Jackets did not make progress toward a possible contract extension for the forward, his agent told The Athletic on Monday.

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Tavares signing 'fantastic' for Maple Leafs fans, Lindros says

Hockey Hall of Famer, who grew up, played in Toronto, calls center 'real deal'

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

John Tavares signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs is a thrill for their fans, Hockey Hall of Fame center Eric Lindros said.

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Team Reset

Canadiens add to offense with trades for Domi, Armia, return of Plekanec

Montreal still searching for No. 1 center; Pacioretty status uncertain

by Sean Farrell / NHL.com Correspondent

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com is taking a look at where each team stands. Today, the Montreal Canadiens:

The Montreal Canadiens made a significant trade for the third straight offseason when they acquired forward Max Domi from the Arizona Coyotes for forward Alex Galchenyuk on June 15.

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Team Reset

Wild may turn to prospects under new GM Fenton

Forwards Greenway, Kunin, defenseman Soucy eye roster spots; Pateryn improves defense

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

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com is taking a look at where each team stands. Today, the Minnesota Wild:

The Minnesota Wild's biggest offseason change came at the top of the organization following their third straight first-round exit in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Wilson, Capitals exploring contract 'north of four years': report

Forward is restricted free agent, set NHL career highs in goals, assists, points last season

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Tom Wilson and the Washington Capitals are exploring a contract "something north of four years," his agent told The Washington Post on Tuesday.

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NHL Free Agent Tracker

Complete list of signings by team, available players

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One-stop shop for a comprehensive list of all 2018 NHL free agents and signings, including stories and analysis.

NOTE: Some of these players may have recently signed with their respective club; however, their contracts had not yet been filed with the League.

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Over The Boards

Mailbag: Potential Pacioretty suitors, Blackhawks trade possibilities

NHL.com's Dan Rosen answers weekly questions

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Here is the July 18 edition of Dan Rosen's weekly mailbag, which will run on Wednesdays periodically throughout the offseason. If you have a question, tweet it to @drosennhl and use #OvertheBoards.

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NHL Insider

Blackhawks likely to use salary cap space 'closer to training camp'

GM waiting out quieter months after trading Hossa to Coyotes

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks are unlikely to acquire players with their recently created salary-cap flexibility until closer to the start of training camp, Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said Tuesday.

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Team Reset

Kings look to Kovalchuk to boost offense

35-year-old forward key offseason addition in return to NHL

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com is taking a look at where each team stands. Today, the Los Angeles Kings:

The Los Angeles Kings made a big offseason splash by adding offense without giving up anyone.

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Vesey agrees to two-year contract with Rangers

Forward had 28 points last season, avoids arbitration hearing

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Jimmy Vesey agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the New York Rangers on Tuesday.

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Pulock agrees to two-year contract with Islanders

Defenseman had 32 points in 68 games, was restricted free agent

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Ryan Pulock agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the New York Islanders on Tuesday. Financial terms were not released.

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Noel using size to make statement with Panthers

6-foot-5 forward prospect aims to get stronger on road to NHL

by Alain Poupart / NHL.com Correspondent

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Serron Noel clearly stands out among Florida Panthers prospects, and the reason is his size.

It's Noel's 6-foot-5, 205-pound stature that will be his ticket to the NHL, even though the 17-year-old forward prospect said he accepts it might take some time to get there.

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McLeod continuing to develop offensively with Oilers

Forward, selected in second round of 2018 Draft, has good release, working on scoring more

by Derek Van Diest / NHL.com Correspondent

EDMONTON -- Ryan McLeod picked a good season to break out offensively with Mississauga of the Ontario Hockey League. 

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Groulx impressing Ducks with skill, intellect

Center prospect lauded for attention to detail, competitive nature

by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Correspondent

ANAHEIM -- Benoit-Olivier Groulx grew up with a professional hockey coach at the dinner table. It's routinely evident in the way he plays the game.

Groulx's acute hockey sense and attention to detail on each end of the ice helped set him apart when the Anaheim Ducks were ready to make their second pick of the 2018 NHL Draft. They selected the 6-foot-1, 195-pound center from Halifax of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League at No. 54.

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Fantasy sleeper candidates for 2018-19

Buchnevich, Pulock, Mrazek high-upside picks attainable in later rounds

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

NHL.com identifies 10 fantasy sleeper candidates: players taken in the late rounds who can vastly outperform their average draft position. They can be young players who have scratched the surface or more experienced ones who remain undervalued for any reason(s).

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Bouchard signs entry-level contract with Oilers

Defenseman was No. 10 pick in 2018 NHL Draft

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Evan Bouchard, the No. 10 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

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Team Reset

Panthers strengthen offense with Hoffman, defense with Kiselevich

Florida signs veterans after missing playoffs by one point last season

by Alain Poupart / NHL.com Correspondent

After the NHL Draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com is taking a look at where each team stands. Today, the Florida Panthers:

The Florida Panthers wanted to get more balance on offense this offseason, and they're hoping they found it with forward Mike Hoffman.

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Henrique signs five-year contract extension with Ducks

Forward scored 20 goals for Anaheim last season after trade from Devils

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Adam Henrique signed a five-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. Financial terms of the contract, which runs through the 2023-24 season, were not released.

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Boqvist's dream on track with Blackhawks

Defenseman prospect hopes first NHL contract leads to big future in Chicago

by Chris Kuc / NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGO -- Adam Boqvist and his older brother, Jesper, had special privileges at their local hockey rink as kids growing up in Falum, Sweden. 

As soon as they were old enough to ride their bikes there, they were given a key to the building to come and go as they pleased, because they spent so much time there. 

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free agency

Gillies signs two-year contract with Flames

Goaltender gets $1.5 million, was restricted free agent

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Jon Gillies  signed a two-year, $1.5 million contract with the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. It has an average annual value of $750,000.

The first year of the contract is two-way; the second year is one-way.

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Coleman agrees to three-year contract with Devils

Forward avoids salary arbitration hearing, will receive $1.8 million per season

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Blake Coleman agreed to terms with the New Jersey Devils on a three-year contract with an average annual value of $1.8 million on Tuesday.

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Hallander good fit with Penguins

Forward prospect brings physicality, models game after Hornqvist

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- Filip Hallander has modeled his game after Patric Hornqvist, a fellow Sweden-born forward who has won the Stanley Cup twice with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Eventually, he would like to follow a similar path.

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Barre-Boulet out to prove himself to Lightning

Undrafted forward prospect hopes to realize NHL dream

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

BRANDON, Fla. -- It took Alex Barre-Boulet a while to find his way to the Tampa Bay Lightning development camp, but the forward from Montmagny, Quebec, believes he's in the right place at the right time.

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Lindholm signs six-year contract with Flames

Forward, traded by Hurricanes on June 23, will receive $4.85 million annually

by Mike Battaglino / NHL.com Staff Writer

Elias Lindholm signed a six-year, $29.1 million contract with the Calgary Flames on Monday. It has an average annual value of $4.85 million.

"Coming to a new opportunity, changing everything -- organization, conference, country -- is going to be good for me, a restart," Lindholm, who was traded to Calgary by the Carolina Hurricanes on June 23, told the Flames website. "With the players we have in Calgary … I think there's a lot of goals. I hope to be a part of that."

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Emery, former NHL goalie, dies at 35

Won Stanley Cup with Blackhawks in 2013, also played for Senators, Ducks, Flyers

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Ray Emery, a goaltender who played 11 NHL seasons with the Ottawa Senators, Philadelphia Flyers, Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks, died in Hamilton, Ontario, on Sunday. He was 35.

The cause of death was drowning, the Hamilton Police Service said Monday. Emery was reported missing at 6 a.m. ET on Sunday in Hamilton Harbor and his body was found at 2:50 p.m. ET near where he was last seen, police said.

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2018 first-round NHL Draft pick tracker

Status of 31 players chosen in opening round in Dallas

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The 31 players picked in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft have NHL hopes. Some have gotten a start toward their goal by signing their three-year entry-level contract.

The first three players picked at the draft, Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov and Montreal Canadiens center Jesperi Kotkaniemi have signed, and more could as we get closer to the start of the 2018-19 season.

Here is a look at which players have signed and the status of the others:

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Fantasy breakout candidates for 2018-19

Provorov, Grubauer, Nugent-Hopkins have higher ceilings ahead of expanded roles

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

NHL.com identifies 10 fantasy breakout candidates: well-known young players who have been relevant at the NHL level but have higher fantasy ceilings in potential expanded roles this season. Attainable outside the top 100 on average, each has room to significantly improve his fantasy rank and potentially reach the upper echelon at his position.

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free agency

44 NHL players file for salary arbitration

Golden Knights center Karlsson, Wild defenseman Dumba, forward Zucker on list; hearings can begin July 20

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William Karlsson of the Vegas Golden Knights heads a list of NHL restricted free agents who filed for salary arbitration Thursday.

The 25-year-old center had NHL career highs in goals (43), assists (35) and points (78) in 82 games last season. He finished third in the NHL in goals behind Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (49) and Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine (44).

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Trade Coverage

2018-19 NHL Trade Tracker

Official deals since June 8

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Welcome to the 2018-19 NHL Trade Tracker, the official list of completed deals since June 14, 2017. This is your one-stop shop for news, analysis and reaction from around the League as teams position themselves for the present and beyond.

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This Date in NHL History

July 18: Red Wings sign Bowman for two more years as coach

Plus: Detroit promotes Holland to general manager; Toews named captain of Blackhawks

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor