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Karlsson's first practice for Sharks offers glimpse at many possibilities

Opponents will find it difficult preparing for coach DeBoer's numerous lineup options

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

SAN JOSE -- What dimension does Erik Karlsson add to the San Jose Sharks? Witness their practice Wednesday, Karlsson's first since the Sharks acquired him from the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.

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Etched in History

Hall of Famers embrace being removed from Stanley Cup

Lindsay, Hall, Hull, Delvecchio part of NHL.com series about champions coming off trophy

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

Four of the greatest players in NHL history are among those who are about to have their names forever removed from the Stanley Cup. And Ted Lindsay, Glenn Hall, Alex Delvecchio and Bobby Hull are entirely fine with that. They are honored to have been on the trophy for more than a half-century, carrying with them indelible memories of their teams and titles, and happy to make room for future champions.

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Season Preview

Stars season preview: Montgomery leading way

Dallas hoping new coach, offseason acquisitions bring return to playoffs

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / 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 Dallas Stars.

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Over The Boards

Mailbag: Karlsson's future, Rangers' center options

NHL.com's Dan Rosen answers weekly questions

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Here is the Sept. 19 edition of Dan Rosen's weekly mailbag, which runs every Wednesday. If you have a question, tweet it to @drosennhl and use #OvertheBoards.

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fantasy

Fantasy top 250 rankings for 2018-19

Karlsson among first 10 players after trade to Sharks; Golden Knights rise after Pacioretty addition

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

NHL.com's top 250 player rankings are based on past production and expectations for this season in standard Yahoo leagues. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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preseason

Sept. 19: NHL Preseason Roundup

Lindblom scores two goals for Flyers in win against Rangers

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Oskar Lindblom (two goals, assist), Corban Knight (goal, two assists) and Scott Laughton (three assists) each had three points for the Philadelphia Flyers in a 6-4 win against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

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Player Safety

Domi to have hearing for actions in Canadiens game against Panthers

Forward facing discipline for punching Ekblad

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Max Domi will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday.

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Season Preview

Blue Jackets season preview: Panarin, Bobrovsky face uncertain future

Columbus aims to make playoffs for third straight season with potential UFA forward, goalie

by Craig Merz / 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 Columbus Blue Jackets.

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NHL Insider

Saad on line with Kane, Schmaltz, hopes to return to form for Blackhawks

Forward says his speed will be put to better use with new alignment

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

CHICAGO -- Brandon Saad didn't want to talk much about last season, be it about the Chicago Blackhawks struggles or his own. The 25-year-old left wing was focusing on the present and the positive, and his second-line assignment with center Nick Schmaltz and right wing Patrick Kane.

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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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Short Shifts

Subban, Predators give Drake personalized jersey at concert in Smashville

Nashville players met with rapper before show at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday

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Max Domi isn't the only NHL player who gets to schmooze with the "6ix God" these days.

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news

5 things learned from USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game

Projected top NHL Draft pick Hughes scores goal, assist; Boldy earns MVP honors

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

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Matthew Boldy of USA Hockey's Under-18 National Team Development Program was named Most Valuable Player at the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game at Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday.

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free agency

Reinhart signs two-year contract with Sabres

Restricted free agent forward gets $3.65 million annually

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Sam Reinhart signed a two-year, $7.3 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday. It has an average annual value of $3.65 million.

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China Games

China Games built memories, chemistry for Bruins, Flames

Unforgettable sightseeing, bonding experience likely to have long-lasting benefits

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BEIJING -- Their bags were packed, their souvenirs and memories tucked away. There was one more game to come in China and then it was off to buses and planes, bound for Boston and Calgary, for the realities of training camp and the NHL season to come. 

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The Buzz

Training Camp Buzz: Matthews impressed by Tavares' Maple Leafs debut

Murphy remains sidelined for Blackhawks; Fabbri back for Blues; Panthers name alternate captains

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Welcome to the 2018 preseason! NHL training camps are open and preseason games are under way.

This is a busy time, with rookies looking to make a name for themselves and veterans trying to lock down roster spots. Each day we will have all the updates of note right here.

Here is the training camp news for Wednesday:

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Season Preview

Blackhawks season preview: Crawford's health key to success

Chicago hoping goaltender can recover from concussion, help it return to playoffs

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / 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 Chicago Blackhawks.

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Season Preview

Avalanche season preview: Grubauer, Cole provide depth

Colorado hopes additions on defense, more balanced scoring help build on last season's playoff appearance

by Rick Sadowski / 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 Colorado Avalanche.

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fantasy

Fantasy buyer beware 10 players in 2018-19

Kane, Barzal among risky picks based on average draft position, other factors

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

NHL.com identifies 10 buyer beware players with high Yahoo average draft positions for 2018-19. This list identifies the risks involved when reaching for these players, with factors including performance trends, offseason movement, coaching changes, lineup concerns, age, injury history and contract status.

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news

Dellandrea signs three-year contract with Stars

Center was first-round pick at 2018 NHL Draft

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Ty Dellandrea, who was a first-round pick (No. 13) in the 2018 NHL Draft, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars on Wednesday.

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Training Camp

Karlsson practices with Sharks for first time

Coach says defenseman acquired in trade with Senators came 'as advertised'

by Eric Gilmore / NHL.com Correspondent

SAN JOSE -- Erik Karlsson practiced with the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday for the first time since being traded by the Ottawa Senators last week.

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China Games

Zhao helping grow hockey in China

Businesswoman discusses getting more kids involved, better coaching in interview with NHL.com

by Amalie Benjamin @amaliebenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Madame Zhao Yan is the chairman and executive director of Bloomage BioTechnology Corporation and owns Cadillac Arena, where the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames played on Wednesday in the second game of the 2018 O.R.G. NHL China Games. Bloomage International has partnered with the NHL and O.R.G. Packaging to put on the NHL China Games during the past two preseasons. Through a translator, Madame Zhao sat down with NHL.com for an interview before the game on Wednesday to discuss the partnership and the future of the NHL in China.

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