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Theodore signs seven-year contract with Golden Knights

Defenseman to receive $5.2 million annually through 2024-25 season

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

Shea Theodore signed a seven-year, $36.4 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday. It has an average annual value of $5.2 million.

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Season Preview

Rangers season preview: Buchnevich must break through

New York needs forward to produce; rookies Andersson, Chytil key to youth movement

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The 2018-19 NHL season begins Oct. 3. With training camps open, NHL.com is taking a look at the five keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lines for all 31 teams. Today, the New York Rangers.

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Seattle NHL expansion group gets approval for $700M building: report

City Council gives go-ahead for construction at KeyArena site

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The Seattle City Council unanimously approved lease and development agreements that will allow for the demolition of KeyArena and the start of construction on a new facility that could host an NHL expansion team, The Seattle Times reported Monday.

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preseason

Sept. 24: NHL Preseason Roundup

Ehlers powers Jets past Flames in OT

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Nikolaj Ehlers scored his second goal of the game 31 seconds into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 5-4 win against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday.

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fantasy

Bold fantasy prediction for each team in 2018-19

DeBrincat can outscore Kane; Murray has ceiling to finish first in wins; Kotkaniemi, Buchnevich, Tkachuk potential leaders

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy / NHL.com

NHL.com provides a bold fantasy hockey prediction for each of the 31 NHL teams in 2018-19. These projections should be taken with a grain of salt but also used as inspiration to think creatively in fantasy drafts, especially in terms of potential line combinations and production. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Season Preview

Islanders season preview: Barzal, Pulock ready to step up

Looking to play bigger roles for New York after departure of Tavares

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

The 2018-19 NHL season begins Oct. 3. With training camps open, NHL.com is taking a look at the five keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lines for all 31 teams. Today, the New York Islanders.

 

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Etched in History

Canadiens won third straight Stanley Cup title in 1957-58

Maurice Richard-led champions featured in series about teams being removed from trophy

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

Every 13 years when the bottom band of the Stanley Cup is filled with names of champions, the top band is removed and retired to be displayed in the vault of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The current top band, featuring NHL championship teams from 1953-54 to 1964-65, is coming off, and four bands below it are sliding up one place to make room for a fresh fifth band at the bottom that will begin with the 2017-18 Washington Capitals. Each day through Oct. 2, NHL.com will look at one of the 12 Cup-winning teams leaving hockey's most coveted trophy.

 

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NHL Insider

Kreider eager to take on bigger role for Rangers after blood-clot scare

Forward focused on leadership, has new appreciation of career

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

NEW YORK -- Chris Kreider turned up the ice and turned on the jets the way he's done so often in his NHL career.

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Global Series

Schneider to travel with Devils for NHL Global Series

Goaltender recovering from hip surgery uncertain to play during trip to Switzerland, Sweden

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

NEWARK, N.J. -- Cory Schneider will travel with his New Jersey Devils teammates for the 2018 NHL Global Series, but his playing status for those games remains in question.

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fantasy

Fantasy hockey cheat sheet for 2018-19

NHL.com has offseason rankings, impact of latest news, essential links for draft day

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

NHL.com provides extensive offseason coverage of all 31 teams and their fantasy-relevant players. From rankings to the impact of the latest news around the League, here are the essential stories to keep handy on fantasy draft day. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Short Shifts

McDavid featured in GQ as big-time athlete with big-time style

Oilers forward highlighted in fashion-forward magazine spread

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Connor McDavid has a new skill: being fashionable.

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news

Gionta announces retirement from NHL

Accepts role in Sabres organization after 16 seasons

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Brian Gionta retired from the NHL on Monday after 16 seasons.

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Hockeyville USA

Hockeyville Hub: USA, Day 3

Panarin, Jones, Eichel, Skinner among those playing for Blue Jackets, Sabres in preseason game

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Kraft Hockeyville USA, now in its fourth year, awards one winning community in the United States a once-in-a-lifetime experience for hockey fans. This year, Clinton, New York, and Clinton Arena were selected as the winner after an online vote. The rink will receive $150,000 in upgrades, and there will be festivities and player appearances prior to the Buffalo Sabres hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets in a nationally televised preseason game at Clinton Arena on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN). NHL.com staff writer David Satriano is in Clinton to provide all the sights, sounds, highlights and news leading up to the game:

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Stanley Cup

Stanley Cup getting makeover for Capitals celebration

Top band coming off, Washington names being added by Montreal silversmith

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

MONTREAL -- The Stanley Cup is home from its summer on the road, and now on the workbench of Montreal silversmith Louise St. Jacques.

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Top Players

#NHLTopPlayers: Nos. 20-11

NHL Network reveals best of current crop

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL Network is getting ready for this season by ranking the top 50 players in the League. Researchers, producers and on-air personalities compiled the list, and players 20-11 were revealed Sunday in the premiere of the eighth program in a nine-part offseason series. Here is the list:

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Short Shifts

Flyers introduce Gritty, their new mascot

Philadelphia unveils orange, googly eyed character on social media, at public event

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Meet Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers' new mascot.

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Season Preview

Predators season preview: Forsberg fuels optimism

Nashville counting on forward to take next step, Rinne to stay fresh for run at first Stanley Cup title

by Robby Stanley / NHL.com Correspondent

The 2018-19 NHL season begins Oct. 3. With training camps open, NHL.com is taking a look at the five keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lines for all 31 teams. Today, the Nashville Predators.

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Short Shifts

Stamkos, Lightning attend Buccaneers game on Dungy's big night

Handful of players show love as former Tampa Bay football coach is honored

by Daniel OLeary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

A couple of Tampa Bay sports greats met up before Monday Night Football.

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NHL Insider

Gostisbehere determined to elevate game with Flyers

Defenseman eyes next level by improving two-way play

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

VOORHEES, N.J. -- Shayne Gostisbehere doesn't want to be viewed as just an offensive-minded defenseman.

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The Buzz

Training Camp Buzz: Bergeron could play preseason finale for Bruins

Blackhawks goalie Crawford might practice this week; Islanders send forwards Bellows, Ho-Sang to AHL

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Welcome to the 2018 preseason! NHL training camps are open and preseason games are under way.

This is a busy time, with rookies looking to make a name for themselves and veterans trying to lock down roster spots. Each day we will have all the updates of note right here.

Here is the training camp news for Monday:

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news

Palmieri, Devils excited to take fans 'Behind the Glass'

New NHL Network series offers peek inside locker room, training camp

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

NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils will offer fans an unprecedented look inside their locker room and front office in a four-part, all-access series called "Behind The Glass: New Jersey Devils Training Camp," premiering Wednesday on NHL Network (7 p.m. ET).

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Season Preview

Devils season preview: Health of Hall, Schneider important

Forward had torn ligaments in left hand repaired in offseason, goalie could miss opener after hip surgery

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

The 2018-19 NHL season begins Oct. 3. With training camps open, NHL.com is taking a look at the five keys, the inside scoop on roster questions, and the projected lines for all 31 teams. Today, the New Jersey Devils.

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Short Shifts

Andersen honors Denmark, Toronto with new mask

Lego Batman, city skyline on Maple Leafs goalie's helmet

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

When Frederik Andersen protects the Toronto Maple Leafs net this season, he will have the Blue Knight right there alongside him.

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