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Habs make World Cup picks

Artturi Lehkonen, Victor Mete, and Jacob de la Rose predict who will win Russia 2018

by Steven Nechay @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL -- The Habs are no strangers to soccer -- after all, they warm up with their own version of the Beautiful Game nightly during hockey season.

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Rinne, Subban Nominated for Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards

Predators Goaltender, Defenseman Up for Honors at Annual Awards Show

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Already nominated for their own respective honors at the 2018 NHL Awards, Pekka Rinne and P.K. Subban could take home more accolades next month - while being covered in slime.

The Predators goaltender and defenseman have been nominated in the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards, an annual event put on by the network to celebrate the top moments in sports over the past year.

Rinne is nominated for the appropriately named "Hands of Gold" award, while Subban is up for the "King of Swag" award. Fans may vote on the awards by clicking here leading up to the show, which airs on Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m. (CT) on Nickelodeon.

The pair will be in attendance at the NHL Awards on June 20 in Las Vegas, with Rinne vying for the Vezina Trophy as the League's top goaltender, while Subban goes for the Norris Trophy as the top defenseman, as well as the King Clancy Award for his work in the Nashville community.

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Trevor Timmins knows how to pick 'em

The Habs' assistant GM has selected his fair share of future NHL studs at the Draft over the years

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - From selecting future NHL stars early on in the NHL Entry Draft to mining gems in later rounds, assistant general manager Trevor Timmins has a proven track record of success when it comes to plucking potential prospects from the crowd.

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Predators Development Camp Set for June 25-29

Tickets for Future Stars Game on June 29 are on Sale Now

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (June 11, 2018) - Many of the Nashville Predators' top prospects - including 2017 first-round draft pick Eeli Tolvanen, 2016 first-rounder Dante Fabbro and many of the players selected by the club at next weekend's 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas - will participate in the team's 2018 Development Camp from June 25-29 in Nashville.

The camp officially opens on Monday, June 25 with team meetings, off-ice testing and the first of the week's three on-ice sessions. Prospects will also hit the ice for practices on Tuesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 28 at Centennial Sportsplex.

The camp will culminate with the Future Stars Game on Friday, June 29 at 7 p.m. CT at Bridgestone Arena. General admission tickets to the game are on sale now and are available for a $10 donation (free for Season-Ticket Citizens by request) to the Ford Ice Center Scholarship Fund by clicking here. A plaza party presented by Lee Company will begin at 5:30 p.m. and all fans in attendance will receive a Preds giveaway item.

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To Barry, Lane and Mitch: Thank You

Predators General Manager David Poile Pens Letter to Nashville's Former Coaches After Stanley Cup Victory

by David Poile @PredsNHL / Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager

I remember Barry Trotz helping me pick out the carpeting for the locker room in Nashville like it was yesterday.

It was the summer of 1998, and we had so much to do before we began our first NHL season that fall. But the room needed carpeting, so we set out together to take care of it.

Much like how we laid down the very fabric the players would walk on later that year, Barry helped to lay down the fabric of the Predators in ways no one else could. He was the perfect man for the job, and he served for 16 years while epitomizing what it meant to be a member of this organization. It was the Predator Way - a motto that says what you do on the ice means just as much as the kind of person you are off of it.

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Stanley Cup

Top 10 active NHL players without Stanley Cup title

Lundqvist, Thornton best veterans on list; Stamkos, Karlsson lead elite skaters vying for first championship

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / Senior Fantasy Editor

With the Washington Capitals defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in five games to win their first Stanley Cup title, elite forwards Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom have finally won their long-awaited NHL championship.

Taking past production, career longevity, elite standing at respective positions, postseason success and previous trips to the Stanley Cup Final into account, identifies the top 10 active NHL players yet to win the Stanley Cup.

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What to expect from Antti Raanta in 2018-19

Coyotes goaltender poised for big fantasy season after signing three-year contract

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / Fantasy Editor examines how Antti Raanta's three-year contract with the Arizona Coyotes impacts the goaltender's fantasy stock. Here's what to expect from Raanta in 2018-19

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Laine, Ehlers learned from veteran Stastny during postseason

Laine: He was always talking to us on the bench

by Jamie Thomas @JamieThomasTV /

WINNIPEG - Trade deadline deals rarely work out as well as the one Kevin Cheveldayoff pulled off on February 26, when he brought Paul Stastny to Winnipeg in exchange for a first round pick in 2018, prospect Erik Foley, and a conditional fourth round selection in 2020.

Stastny was a horse throughout the playoffs, including the gruelling Second Round series against the Presidents Trophy winning Nashville Predators. He recorded 10 points during the seven-game marathon, including two goals and an assist in the deciding Game 7 at Bridgestone Arena. 

It's unknown what the Jets will do with the soon to be unrestricted free agent, but his impact in just under three months was impressive. From the moment Stastny joined the Jets, he was put in the middle of young snipers Patrik Laine and Nikolaj Ehlers, who both ended up with career highs in goals.

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Stanley Cup Final

Golden Knights dream of Hollywood ending for Stanley Cup Final run

Vegas players draw up wish list of actors to portray historic inaugural season

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / Director of Editorial

LAS VEGAS -- The story of the Vegas Golden Knights sounds like a too-good-to-be-true Hollywood pitch: A band of self-described hockey misfits comes together and beats the odds to reach the Stanley Cup Final in their first season.

But this real-life hockey epic is happening and would make a great movie someday.

Game 1 of the best-of-7 Cup Final against the Washington Capitals is at T-Mobile Arena on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, CBC, TVAS).

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Short Shifts

Laine ditches epic beard, shows off clean shaven look

Jets forward looks like his old self again after cutting off blonde facial hair @NHL

Patrik Laine feels like a kid again. Whoops, we meant he looks like a kid again.

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