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Inside look at Nashville Predators

Johansen part of young core poised for another run at Stanley Cup

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Nashville Predators.

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NHL Insider

Ellis contract lengthens Predators' window to win Stanley Cup

Defenseman's eight-year extension gives Nashville chance to compete long term

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators believe they have extended their window to compete for the Stanley Cup by signing defenseman Ryan Ellis to an eight-year, $50 million extension Tuesday.

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31 in 31

Top prospects for Nashville Predators

Tolvanen ready to prove he's full-time NHL player

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NHL.com is providing an in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the top five prospects for the Nashville Predators, according to NHL.com.

 

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NHL Insider

Backes counting on better health, luck for himself, Bruins

Forward missed 25 games, had colon surgery last season

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Correspondent

EDINA, Minn. -- David Backes expects things to be quite different for himself and the Boston Bruins this season.

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Laine willing to wait for extension with Jets

Forward has one season remaining on entry-level contract, not concerned with lack of discussions

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

STOCKHOLM -- Patrik Laine said he is not concerned about the lack of significant discussions with the Winnipeg Jets this offseason regarding a contract extension.

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Hughes tops roster for All-American Prospects Game

Projected No. 1 pick in 2019 NHL Draft one of 42 players that will skate in Sept. 19 game

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

Jack Hughes, the projected No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, was among the 42 United States-born players named to participate in the seventh USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, to be held at Xcel Energy Center on Sept. 19.

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Top Players

Young wings to watch discussed by NHL.com writers

NHL Network set to reveal Top 20 list at position

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NHL Network will reveal its Top 20 wings Sunday during a one-hour special (8 p.m. ET).

It is the latest in a summer series ranking the top players at each position according to a panel of network personnel.

To whet fans' appetite for the reveal, NHL.com asked some of its writers to identify a young player who could be among the Top 10 within the next few seasons.

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31 in 31

Three questions facing Nashville Predators

Reducing Rinne's workload, center production areas of focus

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three important questions facing the Nashville Predators.

 

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31 in 31

Nashville Predators key statistics

Defense generating offense; Smith adept at scoring first

by Rob Vollman / NHL.com Correspondent

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three key statistics for the Nashville Predators.

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Summer with Stanley

Orlov's turn with Stanley Cup features Ferris wheel, flamethrowers

Capitals defenseman has festive public event before private party

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Dmitry Orlov's day with the Stanley Cup started with a public event where locals could take their picture with the Washington Capitals defenseman and the trophy. Then with nightfall, out came the flamethrowers.

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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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Nylander says 'no extra pressure or urgency' to sign with Maple Leafs

Restricted free agent confident contract will be done before training camp

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

STOCKHOLM -- William Nylander was paying attention when forward Dylan Larkin signed with the Detroit Red Wings, but the Toronto Maple Leafs restricted free agent forward said he isn't worried too much about his situation.

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Yahoo fantasy position updates for 2018-19

Aho, Nugent-Hopkins gain C/LW flexibility; Benn, Wheeler, Giroux best players to remain dual-eligible; Seguin loses RW

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

Yahoo Fantasy Hockey is officially open for sign-ups, and with the game's launch has come some notable position eligibility changes for the 2018-19 NHL season.

Below are players ranked in NHL.com's top 250 who have retained or gained dual eligibility in Yahoo leagues, as well as players who lost that distinction for the upcoming season. Dual-eligible forwards can be moved to any of their positions on any given game night, giving their season-long fantasy owners additional lineup flexibility.

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NHL Insider

Draisaitl confident Oilers will rebound

Forward says they're 'too good of a team' to miss playoffs again

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

STOCKHOLM -- Leon Draisaitl believes there is no reason the Edmonton Oilers shouldn't make the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season. 

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Nashville Predators fantasy preview for 2018-19

Ellis should build on strong finish; Subban, Josi among top 15 defensemen

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

As part of NHL.com's 31 in 31 series, the fantasy hockey staff identifies relevant players from each team for 2018-19. Today, we look at Nashville Predators players, listed in order of rank in NHL.com's top 250. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Aho, Hurricanes discussing contract extension

Forward can become restricted free agent after this season

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

STOCKHOLM -- Sebastian Aho and the Carolina Hurricanes have begun negotiations on a contract extension.

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Scheifele finds golf tournament 'different animal' than playing for Jets

Center shoots 87 at first round of Players Cup in Winnipeg

by Scott Billeck / NHL.com Correspondent

WINNIPEG -- Mark Scheifele didn't need many words to sum up his first experience on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada.

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Short Shifts

Sharks goalie prospect gives mask the 'Jaws' treatment

Bibeau gets new helmet done in theme of 1975 classic movie

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Antoine Bibeau's new mask has lifeless eyes, like a doll's eyes.

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31 in 31

Inside look at Montreal Canadiens

Addition of Domi to young core sparks hope of return to playoffs

by Sean Farrell / NHL.com Correspondent

NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Montreal Canadiens.

The Montreal Canadiens are bringing a new attitude into this season with an eye on returning to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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31 in 31

Three questions facing Montreal Canadiens

Pacioretty future, absence of Weber among concerns

by Sean Farrell / NHL.com Correspondent

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three important questions facing the Montreal Canadiens.

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Over The Boards

Mailbag: Predators, Jets top teams in Central Division

NHL.com's Dan Rosen answers weekly questions

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Here is the Aug. 15 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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Top Players

Wings on the bubble

Five who fell short of making NHL Network's Top 20 list

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL Network knows who the best players are in the League right now. They will reveal their lists in a nine-episode series that runs through the start of the regular season. The third episode is Sunday at 7 p.m., ET and focuses on the top 20 wings.

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