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Hunter puts players on NHL path with London

Tavares, Marner, Kadri among 19 coach has sent from OHL to first round of Draft

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

LONDON, Ontario -- Dale Hunter looks at the London Knights practicing and tries to project who will be the next John Tavares, the next Nazem Kadri, the next Patrick Kane, the next Rick Nash.

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Tavares dazzles in first game with Maple Leafs

Center's chemistry with Marner in win against Senators has Toronto buzzing

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

LUCAN, Ontario -- On the morning of his debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs, center John Tavares autographed a handmade poster of a wide-eyed little girl which said, "Hockeyville = Tavaresville."

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Tavares excited to make Maple Leafs debut at Hockeyville Canada

Center will play first game with Toronto in Lucan, 17 miles from where he ended junior career

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

John Tavares will make his Toronto Maple Leafs debut Tuesday in a quaint rural rink full of hundreds of fans, not a glitzy NHL arena stuffed with thousands.

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Kadri can't wait to return to Lucan for Kraft Hockeyville Canada

Maple Leafs forward calls host community where he played in youth tournament 'special'

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. -- Nazem Kadri promises to bring his helmet this time when he returns to the ice at Lucan Community Memorial Centre for Kraft Hockeyville Canada on Tuesday.

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Marleau, at 39, setting example for Maple Leafs' young players

Matthews, Marner marvel at veteran's fitness, skating, work ethic

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. -- Auston Matthews was 33 days old when Patrick Marleau scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 19, 1997.

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Tavares defends effort with Islanders before joining Maple Leafs

'Wish I could have done a better job' to create on-ice success in New York

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. -- John Tavares said he is disappointed at not being able to carry the New York Islanders to better results, but it had nothing to do with a lack of effort.

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Tavares admits to jitters on first day of Maple Leafs camp

Center says 'it's just nice that it's finally real'

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. -- John Tavares had butterflies churning in his gut as he lined up against Auston Matthews and waited for the puck to drop for the first scrimmage of Toronto Maple Leafs training camp Friday.

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Matthews, Babcock react to Zetterberg leaving game

Maple Leafs center, coach praise Red Wings captain

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. -- Auston Matthews has so much admiration for Henrik Zetterberg he asked the Detroit Red Wings captain for an autographed stick last season.

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Karlsson 'never wanted to leave' Senators, but now with Sharks

Trade leads to emotional goodbye to Ottawa from defenseman

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

Erik Karlsson had tears trickling down his cheeks while he shook hands and said goodbye at the conclusion of his farewell press conference in Ottawa on Thursday.

"It's sad," the defenseman said. "I never wanted to leave."

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Pacioretty trade doesn't signal rebuild for Canadiens, GM says

Bergevin believes veterans like Price, Weber will have them in playoff hunt

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

LAVAL, Quebec -- Marc Bergevin does not like to say rebuild when it comes to the current state of the Montreal Canadiens.

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