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Blue Jackets defeat Sabres at Kraft Hockeyville USA

Panarin has goal, two assists for Columbus; Dahlin gets first point for Buffalo

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

CLINTON, N.Y. -- Artemi Panarin had three points for the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 4-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Kraft Hockeyville USA on Tuesday.

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fantasy

Fantasy mock draft 4.0 analysis for 2018-19

Sharks, Maple Leafs worth stacking after offseason moves; Kovalchuk slips outside top 100; Ristolainen, Grubauer go higher than usual

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

NHL.com has conducted another fantasy hockey mock draft with 12 teams (16 players per team). Mock draft participants included NHL.com's Pete Jensen, Rob Reese and 10 fans. For more fantasy coverage, visit visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

NOTES: This was a non-keeper mock draft with standard categories (goals, assists, plus/minus, power-play points, shots on goal and hits for skaters; wins, goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts for goalies). Positions indicate Yahoo eligibility for 2018-19. Picks by Reese (No. 8 overall) and Jensen (No. 9) are in bold.

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Season Preview

Rangers season preview: Buchnevich must break through

New York needs forward to produce; rookies Andersson, Chytil key to youth movement

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The 2018-19 NHL season begins Oct. 3. With training camps open, NHL.com is taking a look at the five keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lines for all 31 teams. Today, the New York Rangers.

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preseason

Sept. 25: NHL Preseason Roundup

Barkov, Dadonov help Panthers rally past Lightning

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Aleksander Barkov scored the last of three goals for the Florida Panthers in the third period of a 3-2 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Tuesday.

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fantasy

Bold fantasy prediction for each team in 2018-19

DeBrincat can outscore Kane; Murray has ceiling to finish first in wins; Kotkaniemi, Buchnevich, Tkachuk potential leaders

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

NHL.com provides a bold fantasy hockey prediction for each of the 31 NHL teams in 2018-19. These projections should be taken with a grain of salt but also used as inspiration to think creatively in fantasy drafts, especially in terms of potential line combinations and production. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Global Series

Hischier savors chance to play 'special game' for Devils at Global Series

Switzerland-born center thrilled to experience homecoming

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

Nico Hischier is thrilled to be going home when the New Jersey Devils play a preseason game against SC Bern of the National League as part of the 2018 NHL Global Series at PostFinance Arena in Switzerland on Oct. 1 (1:30 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, MSG+).

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free agency

Theodore signs seven-year contract with Golden Knights

Defenseman to receive $5.2 million annually through 2024-25 season

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

Shea Theodore signed a seven-year, $36.4 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday. It has an average annual value of $5.2 million.

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news

Seattle NHL expansion group gets approval for $700M building: report

City Council gives go-ahead for construction at KeyArena site

NHL.com @NHL

The Seattle City Council unanimously approved lease and development agreements that will allow for the demolition of KeyArena and the start of construction on a new facility that could host an NHL expansion team, The Seattle Times reported Monday.

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Season Preview

Islanders season preview: Barzal, Pulock ready to step up

Looking to play bigger roles for New York after departure of Tavares

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

The 2018-19 NHL season begins Oct. 3. With training camps open, NHL.com is taking a look at the five keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lines for all 31 teams. Today, the New York Islanders.

 

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fantasy

Fantasy hockey cheat sheet for 2018-19

NHL.com has offseason rankings, impact of latest news, essential links for draft day

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

NHL.com provides extensive offseason coverage of all 31 teams and their fantasy-relevant players. From rankings to the impact of the latest news around the League, here are the essential stories to keep handy on fantasy draft day. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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prospect

Red Wings prospect Jack Adams inspired by late brother

Mark Adams, who won national title for Providence College, died last week at 27

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Every day, Mark Adams would text his brother, Jack, to ask him the hockey questions. How did practice go? What line are you on? Have you worked on the things we talked about? He would send the messages, and Jack, a Detroit Red Wings prospect who is a sophomore at Union College in Schenectady, New York, would put them into practice. 

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news

Lewicki, Cup winner with Maple Leafs, dies at 87

Forward scored 105 goals, played on Toronto's 1951 championship team

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Danny Lewicki, a forward who played nine NHL seasons in the 1950s and won the Stanley Cup with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1951, has died, the Maple Leafs said Tuesday. He was 87.

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Etched in History

Canadiens won third straight Stanley Cup title in 1957-58

Maurice Richard-led champions featured in series about teams being removed from trophy

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

Every 13 years when the bottom band of the Stanley Cup is filled with names of champions, the top band is removed and retired to be displayed in the vault of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The current top band, featuring NHL championship teams from 1953-54 to 1964-65, is coming off, and four bands below it are sliding up one place to make room for a fresh fifth band at the bottom that will begin with the 2017-18 Washington Capitals. Each day through Oct. 2, NHL.com will look at one of the 12 Cup-winning teams leaving hockey's most coveted trophy.

 

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NHL Insider

Kreider eager to take on bigger role for Rangers after blood-clot scare

Forward focused on leadership, has new appreciation of career

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

NEW YORK -- Chris Kreider turned up the ice and turned on the jets the way he's done so often in his NHL career.

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Short Shifts

McDavid featured in GQ as big-time athlete with big-time style

Oilers forward highlighted in fashion-forward magazine spread

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Connor McDavid has a new skill: being fashionable.

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Global Series

Schneider to travel with Devils for NHL Global Series

Goaltender recovering from hip surgery uncertain to play during trip to Switzerland, Sweden

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

NEWARK, N.J. -- Cory Schneider will travel with his New Jersey Devils teammates for the 2018 NHL Global Series, but his playing status for those games remains in question.

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news

Gionta announces retirement from NHL

Accepts role in Sabres organization after 16 seasons

NHL.com @NHL

Brian Gionta retired from the NHL on Monday after 16 seasons.

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Stanley Cup

Stanley Cup getting makeover for Capitals celebration

Top band coming off, Washington names being added by Montreal silversmith

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

MONTREAL -- The Stanley Cup is home from its summer on the road, and now on the workbench of Montreal silversmith Louise St. Jacques.

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Top Players

#NHLTopPlayers: Nos. 20-11

NHL Network reveals best of current crop

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL Network is getting ready for this season by ranking the top 50 players in the League. Researchers, producers and on-air personalities compiled the list, and players 20-11 were revealed Sunday in the premiere of the eighth program in a nine-part offseason series. Here is the list:

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Short Shifts

Flyers introduce Gritty, their new mascot

Philadelphia unveils orange, googly eyed friend on social media, at preseason game

NHL.com @NHL

Meet Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers' new mascot.

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Season Preview

Predators season preview: Forsberg fuels optimism

Nashville counting on forward to take next step, Rinne to stay fresh for run at first Stanley Cup title

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

The 2018-19 NHL season begins Oct. 3. With training camps open, NHL.com is taking a look at the five keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lines for all 31 teams. Today, the Nashville Predators.

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Short Shifts

Stamkos, Lightning attend Buccaneers game on Dungy's big night

Handful of players show love as former Tampa Bay football coach is honored

by Daniel OLeary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

A couple of Tampa Bay sports greats met up before Monday Night Football.

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NHL Insider

Gostisbehere determined to elevate game with Flyers

Defenseman eyes next level by improving two-way play

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

VOORHEES, N.J. -- Shayne Gostisbehere doesn't want to be viewed as just an offensive-minded defenseman.

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news

Palmieri, Devils excited to take fans 'Behind the Glass'

New NHL Network series offers peek inside locker room, training camp

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

NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils will offer fans an unprecedented look inside their locker room and front office in a four-part, all-access series called "Behind The Glass: New Jersey Devils Training Camp," premiering Wednesday on NHL Network (7 p.m. ET).

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Season Preview

Devils season preview: Health of Hall, Schneider important

Forward had torn ligaments in left hand repaired in offseason, goalie could miss opener after hip surgery

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

The 2018-19 NHL season begins Oct. 3. With training camps open, NHL.com is taking a look at the five keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lines for all 31 teams. Today, the New Jersey Devils.

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news

Alexeyev signs three-year entry-level contract with Capitals

Defenseman was No. 31 pick in 2018 NHL Draft

NHL.com @NHL

Alexander Alexeyev signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals on Monday. It has an average annual value of $925,000.

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