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Panarin sets deadline in contract talks with Blue Jackets: report

Forward won't sign extension once training camp begins in order to focus on hockey, agent says

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Artemi Panarin will not negotiate a contract extension with Columbus Blue Jackets once training camp starts, his agent told The Athletic on Thursday.

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Team Reset

Islanders looking to turn page after Tavares' departure

Hire Trotz as coach, sign Komarov, Filppula to add forward depth

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

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

The New York Islanders will begin a new era this season with a change in leadership on and off the ice.

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Team Reset

Rangers hire Quinn, looking to advance rebuild

Relying on Andersson, Chytil to help lead team back to playoffs

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

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

The biggest change the New York Rangers made this offseason was behind their bench.

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Jagr not looking at NHL return this season

Free agent forward practicing, could play with Kladno, Czech Republic team he owns

by Michael Langr / NHL.com/cs Senior Correspondent

KLADNO, Czech Republic -- Jaromir Jagr isn't focusing on a potential NHL comeback.

"Quite frankly I didn't look into anything. The only thing I care about is to get well and get in shape as quickly as possible," Jagr said Thursday after practicing for the first time this season with Rytiri Kladno, a professional team he owns in the Czech Republic.

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Donato learning about offseason commitment from Bruins veterans

Forward prospect began workouts shortly after playoff elimination

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Ryan Donato strolled into Warrior Ice Arena full of confidence, perhaps even a bit of hubris. There he was, in the middle of May, and he was already hitting the gym at the Boston Bruins practice facility, already getting himself ready to make a push for a permanent spot on the roster starting in training camp.

It was only a week and a half after the Bruins were knocked out in the Eastern Conference Second Round by the Tampa Bay Lightning, barely time for the NHL mainstays to reset and reintroduce themselves to their families.

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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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Anderson could use versatility to make Devils roster

Forward prospect eager to start 'climbing up the ranks'

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

NEWARK, N.J. -- Joey Anderson appears physically and mentally ready for whatever plan the New Jersey Devils have for him this season.

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NHL Insider

Stepan, Coyotes can't wait to get going

Optimism high in Arizona after Galchenyuk trade, Ekman-Larsson extension

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Correspondent

EDINA, Minn. -- Derek Stepan is excited about the upcoming season for the Arizona Coyotes, and he's not alone.

"Guys can't wait to get started," Stepan said Wednesday at the Da Beauty League, a 4-on-4 summer tournament featuring NHL players with ties to Minnesota.

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Ovechkin wins Best Male Athlete at ESPYs, first NHL player to do so

Capitals captain honored after Stanley Cup win, 600th goal

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Alex Ovechkin was named Best Male Athlete at the 2018 ESPY Awards on Wednesday.

The Washington Capitals captain is the first NHL player to win the award since its inception in 1993.

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Kotkaniemi could open season with Canadiens

No. 3 pick in 2018 Draft may prove to be good fit at center

by Sean Farrell / NHL.com Correspondent

BROSSARD, Quebec -- Jesperi Kotkaniemi made such a strong impression at Montreal Canadiens development camp, the possibility of making his NHL debut this season is on the radar.

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Chelios leaving role as Red Wings ambassador

Hall of Fame defenseman who retired in 2010 wants to spend time with family

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Chris Chelios is leaving his role as ambassador of the Detroit Red Wings to be closer to his family in Chicago, he said Thursday.

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NHL Insider

Toews optimistic Blackhawks can bounce back after missing playoffs

Chicago captain says last-place finish in Central was learning experience

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

CHICAGO -- Jonathan Toews celebrated the 10th anniversary of being named captain of the Chicago Blackhawks by displaying the leadership qualities that earned him the position in the first place.

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Beaudin determined to keep building two-way game for Blackhawks

Defenseman prospect working to improve physical presence

by Chris Kuc / NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGO -- Nicolas Beaudin was in the crowd the day Corey Crawford brought the Stanley Cup to Chateauguay, Quebec, after the goaltender helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the championship in 2015.

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Team Reset

Predators keep roster intact; Tolvanen could help depth at forward

Have not added player after losing veterans Fisher, Hartnell

by Robby Stanley / 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 Nashville Predators:

The Nashville Predators are bringing back largely the same roster in an attempt to return to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in three seasons.

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Hockey Is For Everyone

Salvador mentoring youths, making difference for NextGEN AAA Foundation

Former Devils captain working with nonprofit organization to help low-income, at-risk children

by Jon Lane @JonLaneNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- It's in Bryce Salvador's bloodline to lead and make a difference.

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Fantasy rookies to watch in 2018-19

Dahlin, Svechnikov, Pettersson among first-year players with significant value

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com identifies 10 rookies that could potentially alter the fantasy hockey landscape for the 2018-19 season. They are listed in order of their NHL.com rank, followed by alphabetical for those unranked.

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Team Reset

Devils make no major moves after ending playoff drought

Lose defenseman Moore, forwards Maroon, Grabner following first-round exit

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / 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 New Jersey Devils:

The New Jersey Devils will look to build on their first appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2012 with much the same roster that got them there last season.

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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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Short Shifts

United States women's hockey team wins 2018 ESPY for Best Game

Also named Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year; captain Duggan makes acceptance speech for gold medalists

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The United States women's ice hockey team's gold-medal winning victory against Canada at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics had everything. Now it also has an ESPY.

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Andersson, Chytil focal points of Rangers rebuild

Center prospects set for first full NHL seasons amid growing expectations

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil are connected to the point that they're routinely talked about in the same sentence, usually one right after the other.

These days, with the New York Rangers in full-scale rebuilding mode, the top center prospects are mentioned quite often because in many respects, they are the faces of New York's youth movement, and the first two members of its revamped and deep prospect pool who can break through to become everyday NHL players.

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Bernard-Docker, Tychonick hope to stay together with Senators

Ottawa defensemen prospects have played on same pair since age 10

by Callum Fraser / NHL.com Correspondent

OTTAWA -- Jacob Bernard-Docker and Jonathan Tychonick appear destined to be defense partners for life.

Selected by the Ottawa Senators with the Nos. 26 and 48 picksin the 2018 NHL Draft, Bernard-Docker and Tychonick first played alongside each other at age 10 in minor hockey. They also roomed together and won gold medals playing for Canada West at the 2017 World Junior A Challenge.

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Mismash hopes to bring physical style to Predators after college

Forward prospect heading into sophomore season at North Dakota

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- Grant Mismash could be an impact player for the Nashville Predators someday, but for now the forward is on track to be one for the University of North Dakota this season.

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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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Short Shifts

Wheeler to battle pro golfers at PGA Tour Canada event

Jets captain part of 156-player field at Players Cup in Winnipeg from Aug. 16-19

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Blake Wheeler is a natural at hockey, but he is about to find out how his golf game shapes up against some of the brightest young players.

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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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Fantasy deep sleeper candidates for 2018-19

Roslovic, Sprong, Girard lead intriguing waiver wire candidates

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com identifies 10 deep sleeper candidates for the 2018-19 fantasy hockey season that could go undrafted in a 12-team standard league format. This list will be updated with the latest lineup trends, injuries and training camp news.

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