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Hamilton, Hanifin happy to trade places for Flames, Hurricanes

Defensemen, each top 10 pick in NHL Draft, part of five-player deal

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / Staff Writer

DALLAS -- Dougie Hamilton had just arrived home from working out when he clicked on the TV to see what was going on at the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center here on Saturday.

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Ellis the key to Predators' offseason: report

Want to sign defenseman to contract extension before pursuing other players @NHL

Ryan Ellis needs a contract extension before the Nashville Predators will pursue other players, general manager David Poile told The Athletic on Saturday.

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free agency

Neal has offer, Reaves seeks longer contract from Golden Knights

Perron, Sbisa among pending free agents Vegas wants to keep, GM says

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / Staff Writer

DALLAS -- The Vegas Golden Knights have offered contracts to forwards James Neal, David Perron and Ryan Reaves and defenseman Luca Sbisa, general manager George McPhee said at the 2018 NHL Draft at the American Airlines Center on Saturday.

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Tavares has 'earned right' to talk with other teams, Islanders GM says

Forward can become unrestricted free agent July 1; New York remains confident

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / Columnist

DALLAS -- John Tavares might have a wandering eye, but New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello isn't letting him out of his sight.

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free agency

Tavares will talk to teams other than Islanders: report

Pending unrestricted free agent center can't sign contract until July 1

by Mike Battaglino / Staff Writer

John Tavares will negotiate with five teams other than the New York Islanders before possibly becoming an unrestricted free agent, his agent told The Athletic on Saturday.

The 27-year old center can speak to and agree to terms with a team other than the Islanders starting Sunday but cannot sign until July 1. He can re-sign with New York at any time.

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Preds' Offseason Plan Begins with Ryan Ellis

Predators GM Says Signing Ellis is a Priority This Summer

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

David Poile has a priority this summer, and it's Ryan Ellis.

The Predators general manager gave an update on the 27-year-old defenseman - who is eligible to sign a contract extension on July 1 - following the NHL Draft on Saturday, stating he had met with Ellis's agent in Dallas as the process continues.

"The meetings are always good, and we've almost got it done - we've only got two things to figure out, the length of the term and the amount of money," Poile said with a laugh.

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Trade Coverage

Hamilton, Ferland traded to Hurricanes by Flames for Hanifin, Lindholm

Calgary receives defenseman, forward who played for Peters with Carolina @NHL

Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland and Adam Fox were traded to the Carolina Hurricanes by the Calgary Flames for Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm on Saturday.

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Tavares could be next for Islanders after successful first round of Draft

Wahlstrom, Dobson selected with picks 11, 12

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

DALLAS -- The New York Islanders landed two players they didn't think they would get with the 11th and 12th picks in the 2018 NHL Draft on Friday.

Perhaps their next big move will be getting captain John Tavares to re-sign before he can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

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Short Shifts

Modano ribs Benn about draft position as they announce Stars' pick

Legendary forward, current captain take stage for selection, crack jokes @NHL

Draft: Modano and Benn

Mike and Jamie take the stage at this year's Draft

Mike Modano and Jamie Benn announce the 13th overall pick in this year's NHL Draft

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Everything is bigger in Texas, including the presenters of the Dallas Stars picks at the NHL Draft.

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Hoffman trade made to repair Senators' 'broken' dressing room, GM says

Moving on from forward 'was something that we needed to do' @NHL

DALLAS -- Mike Hoffman being traded was necessary in order for the Ottawa Senators to move forward, general manager Pierre Dorion said Thursday.

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