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Blues fans revel in Stanley Cup victory parade

Hundreds of thousands line streets, attend rally to celebrate first championship

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

ST. LOUIS -- Steve Deal staked his spot at the corner of Market and Broadway streets at 10 p.m. on Friday for the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup championship parade and rally, which began around noon on Saturday.

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Phaneuf bought out by Kings

Los Angeles terminates contract of defenseman who had six points this season

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Dion Phaneuf's contract was bought out by the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

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MacDonald placed on unconditional waivers by Flyers

Philadelphia will terminate contract if he clears; defenseman had nine assists this season

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Andrew MacDonald was placed on unconditional waivers by the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday for the purpose of terminating his contract.

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Bergeron, Marchand, Pastrnak played with injuries for Bruins in Cup Final

Top forward line combined for two points at 5-on-5 in seven-game loss to Blues

by Matt Kalman / NHL.com Correspondent

BOSTON -- Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak each was dealing with an injury while completing the Stanley Cup Final for the Boston Bruins.

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Fantasy stock rising from 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Binnington brings high upside, risk after winning title as rookie; Krug gains value after power-play surge; Couture valuable despite Sharks' uncertainty

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com identifies players who have seen their fantasy value rise or bounce back as a result of strong production and/or lineup changes in the postseason. Fantasy owners should keep these players fresh on their minds for keeper decisions and early fantasy draft preparation. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Blues Stanley Cup parade live blog

Sights, sounds from St. Louis, which celebrated its first NHL championship

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Laila attends Championship Parade

Laila Anderson attends Blues Championship Parade

Blues superfan Laila Anderson rides down Market Street with family at the Championship Parade. Feed courtesy of FOX Sports Midwest/KTVI

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The St. Louis Blues are celebrating their first the Stanley Cup with a parade in downtown St. Louis on Saturday.

NHL.com writers Louie Korac and Tracey Myers are there and will provide highlights and images throughout the day.

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Chara needed plates, wires in jaw to complete Cup Final with Bruins

Defenseman, injured in Game 4 of series loss to Blues, expects to be ready for next season

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Zdeno Chara said Friday he needed two plates, along with wires and screws, to repair multiple fractures in his jaw and allow him to complete the Stanley Cup Final for the Boston Bruins.

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Trophy Tracker

Jack Adams Award winner debated by NHL.com

Berube of Blues, Cooper of Lightning, Trotz of Islanders finalists for coach of the year

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The Jack Adams Award is a three-coach race between Craig Berube of the St. Louis Blues, Jon Cooper of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders. Who will be honored as coach of the year when it is handed out during the 2019 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone in Las Vegas on June 19? That remains to be seen, but we had five members of the NHL.com staff debate the merits of the finalists to see how the voting by the NHL Broadcasters Association could shake out

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NHL Draft

Blackhawks could set tone of first round with No. 3 pick at 2019 Draft

Forwards Turcotte, Caufield among intriguing number of options

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

The Chicago Blackhawks and the No. 3 selection likely will be where the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver begins to get interesting.

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Eberle agrees to five-year contract with Islanders

Forward could have been unrestricted free agent July 1

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Jordan Eberle agreed to terms on a five-year contract to remain with the New York Islanders on Friday. No financial terms were disclosed.

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Calder Trophy

Calder Trophy winner debated by NHL.com

Sabres defenseman Dahlin, Canucks forward Pettersson, Blues goalie Binnington finalists for best rookie

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The Calder Trophy is a three-player race between defenseman Rasmus Dahlin of the Buffalo Sabres, forward Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks and goalie Jordan Binnington of the St. Louis Blues. Who will win the honor of best rookie when it is handed out during the 2019 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone in Las Vegas on June 19? That remains to be seen, but we had five members of the NHL.com staff debate the merits of the finalists to see how the voting among the Professional Hockey Writers' Association could shake out.

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NHL Draft

Central Division team draft needs

Blackhawks, Stars need forward depth; Avalanche have great opportunity with two high first-round picks

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

The 2019 NHL Draft provides an opportunity for teams to shore up positions of need with an injection of young talent.

The first round of the draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver is June 21 (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS). Rounds 2-7 are June 22 (1 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN).

Here are what Central Division teams could be looking to do when they arrive in Vancouver (teams listed in alphabetical order):

 

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Stanley Cup

Glenn pumped to participate in Stanley Cup championship parade with Blues

Retiring after singing national anthem for 19 years, will perform on grounds of Gateway Arch

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Charles Glenn will be where he's dreamed of being for 19 years on Saturday: At a Stanley Cup victory parade for his beloved St. Louis Blues.

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Trade Coverage

Niskanen traded to Flyers by Capitals for Gudas

Veteran defensemen move within Metropolitan Division

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Matt Niskanen was traded by the Washington Capitals to the Philadelphia Flyers for Radko Gudas on Friday in an exchange of defensemen.

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Central Division fantasy preview for 2019-20

Grubauer, Makar give Avalanche higher ceiling next season; Zuccarello best free agent in group

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com previews the offseason ahead for the seven Central Division teams and their fantasy-relevant players. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Stanley Cup Final

Blues savor first title on final episode of 'Quest For the Stanley Cup'

Game 7 victory contrasts joy of winning championship, heartbreak of losing

by NHL.com @NHLdotcom

QFTSC: Laila celebrates on ice

Quest For The Stanley Cup: Laila celebrates on ice

Watch episode seven of "Quest For The Stanley Cup" tonight, exclusively on ESPN+ in the U.S. and on YouTube.com/NHL in Canada

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There is perhaps no dichotomy starker than seeing the winning and losing teams after Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final; the undiluted joy of the winners contrasted with the sadness and exhaustion of the losers, whose dreams of getting their names on the most famous trophy in sports have come up one agonizing victory short.

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NHL Draft

2019 NHL Draft: Soderstrom vs. Broberg

Scouts debate which Sweden-born defenseman should be selected first

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

Victor Soderstrom of Brynas in the Swedish Hockey League and Philip Broberg of AIK in Allsvenskan, Sweden's second division, are two of the top defensemen available in the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

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NHL Draft

Podkolzin preaches patience for NHL arrival ahead of 2019 Draft

Russian forward plans on honoring remaining two years on KHL contract

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

Vasili Podkolzin plans on playing in the NHL, and hopes teams are willing to have patience with him.

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NHL Insider

Wild keeping all trade options open, GM says

Fenton discusses 2019 NHL Draft, Spurgeon contract, health of Dumba, Koivu

by Jessi Pierce / NHL.com Correspondent

The Minnesota Wild will consider "any and all" trade offers after missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in six seasons, general manager Paul Fenton said on Friday.

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Fantasy: Potential unrestricted free agents in 2019

Blue Jackets, Islanders, Sharks have multiple relevant players who can hit market July 1

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

NHL.com has identified the fantasy-relevant players at each position who can become UFAs on July 1, along with their current top 250 rank. Fantasy owners should use this list as a basis for team evaluation and keeper decisions. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Stanley Cup Final

Top 10 moments of Stanley Cup Final

Trophy handoff, Chara ovation, Gunnarsson's OT goal among best between Blues, Bruins

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

BOSTON -- The Stanley Cup Final is over, and a party 51 years in the making in St. Louis is in full rage.

The St. Louis Blues are Stanley Cup champions following a 4-1 win against the Boston Bruins in Game 7 at TD Garden on Wednesday, and they and their fans will have memories to cherish forever.

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Behind The Numbers

Kucherov, Giordano, Pettersson have cases for NHL awards, statistics show

Underlying numbers provide different lens to evaluate player performance

by Scott Cullen / NHL.com Correspondent

Nikita Kucherov, Mark Giordano and Elias Pettersson are among the picks for the Behind the Numbers 2018-19 NHL awards.

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NHL Draft

2019 Draft: Top 10 centers

NTDP's Hughes, Turcotte, Zegras among best prospects at position

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

In the days leading to the 2019 NHL Draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver on June 21-22, NHL.com will break down the top prospects by position. Today: The top centers available.

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NHL Insider

Top 10 active NHL players without Stanley Cup title

Veterans Lundqvist, Thornton lead list; Stamkos, Tavares elite forwards vying for first championship

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

The St. Louis Blues, who defeated the Boston Bruins in seven games to win the Stanley Cup, are finally off the list of teams to never win a championship. Even after forwards Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan O'Reilly and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo won their first title, the list of valuable players without one remains lengthy.

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

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Atlantic Division fantasy preview for 2019-20

Coaching change can help Panthers reach ceiling; Maple Leafs lead group with 11 players in top 250

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com previews the offseason ahead for the eight Atlantic Division teams and their fantasy-relevant players. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Trade Coverage

2019-20 NHL Trade Tracker

Official deals since June 14

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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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Press Release

2019 NHL Draft order of selection set

Devils, Kings, Red Wings, Canadiens, Hurricanes each have League-high 10 picks

by NHLPR @PR_NHL