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Seattle expansion team nickname could be revealed near All-Star Game

'Being really thorough … being really thoughtful' about identity

by Mike Battaglino / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Seattle NHL expansion team nickname is targeted to be announced around the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game in late January, Seattle CEO Tod Leiweke said Thursday.

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31 in 31

Inside look at Philadelphia Flyers

Hayes-Vigneault reunion could spark return to playoffs

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

31 in 31: Philadelphia Flyers

31 in 31: Philadelphia Flyers 2019-20 season preview

NHL.com's Dan Rosen and NHL Network's E.J. Hradek discuss the biggest questions facing the Philadelphia Flyers for the 2019-20 season

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NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Philadelphia Flyers.

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NHL Insider

Guerin confident Wild will bounce back after taking job as GM

Says Minnesota, which missed playoffs last season, has 'ton of potential'

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Bill Guerin said he firmly believes the Minnesota Wild have what it takes to win the Stanley Cup. 

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fantasy

Fantasy defenseman point projections for 2019-20

Burns, Karlsson lead position; Klingberg could set NHL career high after Pavelski addition; Makar top rookie

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

NHL.com has projected the point totals for defensemen relevant in fantasy hockey for the 2019-20 season. These projections should be used as a basis for decision-making in all fantasy leagues, especially points-only formats. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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Top Players

Goalies on the bubble

Five who fell short of making NHL Network's Top 10 list

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Top 10 Goalies Honorable Mentions

A look at who just missed the Top 10 Goalies list

Check out who just missed out on cracking the NHL Network's Top 10 Goalies Right Now before the show airs on Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. ET

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NHL Network knows who the best players are in the League right now. It will reveal its lists in a nine-episode series that runs up to the start of the regular season. The fourth episode premieres Sunday at 6 p.m. ET and focuses on the top 10 goalies.

Did your favorite goalie make the list? Tune in Sunday to find out and join the conversation with the #NHLTopPlayers hashtag. Here is a look at five goalies on the bubble who just missed the top 10.

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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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Short Shifts

Subban gives out his cell number and some advice to young hockey player

Devils defenseman is ready to answer your texts

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

If you are not doing anything and want to have a quick chat with a Norris Trophy winner and NHL all-star, P.K. Subban's line is open.

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31 in 31

Three questions facing Philadelphia Flyers

Hart's status as No. 1 goalie, special teams among areas of focus

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three important questions facing the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Dahlin says Sabres' playoff drought will end this season: report

'We're going to be a winning team,' reach postseason for first time since 2011

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Rasmus Dahlin said Thursday he believes the Buffalo Sabres' eight-season Stanley Cup Playoff drought is about to end.

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fantasy

Fantasy forward point projections for 2019-20

McDavid, MacKinnon among four 100-point picks; Matthews should score 90 if healthy

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

NHL.com has projected the point totals for forwards relevant in fantasy hockey for the 2019-20 season. These projections should be used as a basis for decision-making in all fantasy leagues, especially points-only formats. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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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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NHL Insider

Koivu says knee 'feels good' ahead of training camp with Wild

Captain missed final 29 games last season with torn ACL, meniscus, had surgery

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mikko Koivu said his surgically repaired knee "feels good" and he intends to be ready for the start of the regular season with the Minnesota Wild.

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Seattle NHL expansion team aiming to name coach offseason before debut

Could hire sooner than 2021 if GM Francis targets someone

by Mike Battaglino / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Seattle NHL expansion team plans to hire its coach the offseason before it begins play in the 2021-22 season, CEO Tod Leiweke said Thursday.

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NHL Insider

Hartman excited by Guerin hire, eyes return to playoffs with Wild

'The guy's won at every level,' forward says of new GM

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Ryan Hartman is ready to help the Minnesota Wild return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs and said he thinks Bill Guerin, who was named general manager Wednesday, is a key component in achieving that goal.

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31 in 31

Philadelphia Flyers fantasy preview for 2019-20

Voracek, Gostisbehere, Provorov bounce-back candidates under Vigneault; Couturier brings rare category coverage

by Jonathan Baron / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

As part of NHL.com's 31 in 31 series, the fantasy hockey staff identifies relevant players from the Philadelphia Flyers. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

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free agency

Williams, Gardiner, Marleau, Thornton remain unrestricted free agents

Hutton, Phaneuf, Ward 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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news

Marner asks to train in Switzerland if no contract from Maple Leafs

Free agent forward exploring options prior to camp

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Mitchell Marner is exploring the possibility of training in Switzerland if he remains without a contract from the Toronto Maple Leafs. A European representative of the restricted free agent has asked Zurich of the National League if the forward can practice there.

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Short Shifts

Matthews helps Arizona State hockey team show off new uniforms

Maple Leafs forward and Scottsdale native stars in new video

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

Arizona State University had a little help debuting its new hockey uniforms.

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NHL Insider

Lucic will provide energy, intangibles to Flames, Hamonic says

Defenseman discusses new teammate, playoff disappointment, pairing with Hanifin

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Travis Hamonic said he believes the Calgary Flames will be energized by the arrival of Milan Lucic.

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Short Shifts

Top pick Hughes receives 82 overall rating in NHL 20

Fans saw Devils forward, No. 1 selection from 2019 Draft, in video game for first time

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Jack Hughes' ranking for EA Sports NHL 20 is out, and the rookie is in good company.

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free agency

Brassard agrees to one-year contract with Islanders

Center wants to 'get back to my old self' after being traded twice last season

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Derick Brassard agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the New York Islanders on Wednesday. Financial terms were not released.

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free agency

Williams' decision on future with Hurricanes could come this week: report

37-year-old forward 'pretty close' on whether to return for 19th NHL season, coach says

by NHL.com / @NHLdotcom

Justin Williams could decide on his future with the Carolina Hurricanes this week, coach Rod Brind'Amour told The News & Observer on Wednesday.

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31 in 31

Top prospects for Philadelphia Flyers

Farabee, Frost, Myers expected to make immediate impact in NHL

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the top five prospects for the Philadelphia Flyers, according to NHL.com.

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news

Backstrom, Holtby extension talks in Capitals' plans before camp

Center says he wants to sign extension; goalie prospects could have influence

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby each will get to begin preliminary talks on a contract extension with the Washington Capitals before the start of training camp in September, general manager Brian MacLellan said Wednesday.

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fantasy

NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast available now

Season preview episodes: rankings, mock draft, rookies, bounce-backs, coaching changes

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

The NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast previews the 2019-20 season leading up to fantasy hockey drafts.

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news

White signs six-year contract with Senators

Forward gets $4.75 million annually, had 41 points as rookie last season

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Colin White signed a six-year, $28.5 million contract with the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday. It has an average annual value of $4.75 million.

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Guerin hired by Wild as general manager

Was assistant GM of Penguins for past five seasons

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