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Marner says he'd skip Maple Leafs camp without contract

Restricted free agent forward letting agent handle negotiations

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Correspondent

VAUGHAN, Ontario -- Mitchell Marner still has about two months to sign a contract before the Toronto Maple Leafs begin training camp in September, but the restricted free agent forward said Thursday if an agreement is not in place by then, he likely will not attend.

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Team Reset

Rangers look to become Cup contender with addition of Panarin

New York also acquired Kakko in draft, Trouba in trade after missing playoffs past two seasons

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 New York Rangers are pushing to become a Stanley Cup contender after missing the playoffs in each of the past two seasons.

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Team Reset

Senators aim for turnaround under new coach Smith

Add veterans Anisimov, Zaitsev, Hainsey to complement young core

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / 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 Ottawa Senators:

The Ottawa Senators are hoping that new coach D.J. Smith will be the man to successfully lead their rebuild, guiding a mix of veteran players acquired this offseason with their young core.

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Seattle Hockey Club

Francis excited about unique challenge as first Seattle general manager

Ready to put experience at all NHL player, management levels toward building expansion team

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

Ron Francis retired as one of the greatest players in NHL history. At the time, Sept. 14, 2005, he ranked fourth in scoring with 1,798 points, behind Wayne Gretzky (2,857), Mark Messier (1,887) and Gordie Howe (1,850). He had won the Stanley Cup twice and made tens of millions.

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fantasy

Fantasy injury bounce-back candidates for 2019-20

New teammates Hall, Subban should rebound for Devils; Raanta has high ceiling despite risk after Kessel trade

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com identifies injury bounce-back candidates for the 2019-20 season: players who missed more than 15 games because of injury but could be in line for a return to previous or new levels of production. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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free agency

NHL Free Agent Tracker

Complete list of signings by team, available players

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

One-stop shop for a comprehensive list of all 2019 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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free agency

Point 'sure' to sign contract with Lightning, Cirelli says

Teammate, friend says there is plenty of time for restricted free agent center, team to agree

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Correspondent

VAUGHAN, Ontario -- Brayden Point remains a restricted free agent after completing his three-year, entry-level contract last season. Anthony Cirelli, who considers Point one of his closest friends on the Tampa Bay Lightning, is confident Point and the Lightning will be able to reach an agreement.

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Super 16

Super 16: Lightning top offseason rankings

Blues second after winning Stanley Cup; Maple Leafs round out top five

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Super 16 Power Rankings

Check out this week's Super 16 Power Rankings

See which one of your favorite teams moved in or out of this week's Super 16 Power Rankings after a busy free agency

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An offseason edition of the Super 16?

Why not?

Understanding that things could change at any moment with a seismic trade or free agent signing, now that we are more than two weeks past the start of NHL free agency, it feels like as good a time as any to present our first power rankings for this season.

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prospect

Scott rapidly moving up Maple Leafs prospect pipeline

20-year-old goalie set for next step in AHL after winning WHL championship

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO -- Ian Scott has quickly climbed the Toronto Maple Leafs depth chart in the past year, and the 20-year-old goalie has his sights set on a role with Toronto of the American Hockey League this season.

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news

Francis named general manager of Seattle NHL expansion team

Hall of Fame center was GM of Hurricanes from 2014-18

by Andy Eide / NHL.com Correspondent

Francis introduced as Seattle GM

Ron Francis introduced as Seattle's general manager

Hockey Hall of Famer Ron Francis is introduced to the media as the general manager of Seattle's hockey club, the League's 32nd franchise

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Ron Francis was named general manager of the Seattle NHL expansion team Thursday.

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Trade Coverage

2019-20 NHL Trade Tracker

Official deals since June 14

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Welcome to the 2019-20 NHL Trade Tracker, the official list of completed trades since June 14. This is your one-stop shop for news, analysis and reaction from around the NHL as teams position themselves for the present and beyond.

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news

NHL mascots to be featured as Funko Pop! toys

Popular figures add Gritty, Chance, NJ Devil and more to the lineup

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL mascots always bring the fun, so now Funko is bringing you some NHL mascots.

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Behind The Numbers

Sabres add much-needed depth with Jokiharju, Miller, Vesey, Johansson

Numbers show additions bolster Buffalo's chances of ending playoff drought

by Scott Cullen / NHL.com Correspondent

The Buffalo Sabres made headlines when they re-signed forward Jeff Skinner, who scored an NHL career-high 40 goals in his first season in Buffalo, to an eight-year contract on June 7, and hired Ralph Kreuger as coach on May 15.

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NHL Insider

Sharks waiting on Thornton, hoping to fill off-ice gap left by Pavelski

San Jose coach also discusses Marleau's future, Karlsson's impact

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

Peter DeBoer is optimistic that unrestricted free agent Joe Thornton will be back with the San Jose Sharks this season.

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fantasy

Fantasy team previews for 2019-20 season

NHL.com identifies relevant players from each roster around League

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

As part of NHL.com's offseason coverage, the fantasy staff is previewing each team's relevant players. From most valuable assets to potential impact prospects and more, this guide should help fantasy owners evaluate and prioritize players around the NHL leading up to drafts. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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free agency

Best remaining unrestricted free agents

Williams, Gardiner, Marleau, Thornton among those available

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Here are the best remaining unrestricted free agents, according to NHL.com, after signings began July 1 (listed alphabetically by position):

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Short Shifts

NHL's first service puppy, Ranger, finds new home with autistic teen

Dog that trained at Madison Square Garden grew up to be companion pet

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Staff Writer

The New York Rangers were the first NHL team to get a service puppy trainee when they introduced Ranger the yellow lab in August 2018. Now he's the first to have found his forever home as a companion dog to an autistic 16-year-old named Danny Zarro. 

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Short Shifts

Subban named "Icon" in Sports Illustrated Fashionable 50

Lundqvist, Kane, Matthews also honored for unique style

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

The NHL was represented with style in the Sports Illustrated "Fashionable 50" athletes for 2019.

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prospect

Hoglander impresses Canucks in development camp

Forward looks to follow in footsteps of Sedins, Pettersson, make quick transition to NHL

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Nils Hoglander turned some heads during the 2019 NHL Draft with a social media video that showed him warming up by juggling while riding a unicycle, but that was nothing compared to the skill the 18-year-old forward put on display at Vancouver Canucks development camp in June.

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fantasy

Fantasy breakout candidates for 2019-20

Hart, Strome have high ceilings over full season; Ekblad can lead defensemen in goals

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

NHL.com identifies fantasy hockey breakout candidates for the 2019-20 season. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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