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Bettman says NHL getting closer to player- and puck-tracking

Commissioner discusses technology, Olympics, success of Lightning at Sloan Analytics Conference

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- With the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline three days away (Monday, 3 p.m. ET), moderator Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet couldn't help but ask Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik for his scouting report on Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, as rumors swirl of interest in Karlsson by the Lightning.

"Tampering fines are very expensive, so I'm listening very carefully," said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, sitting next to Vinik in a ballroom at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Friday.

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Grabner hopes to put Devils on fast track in playoff push

Forward brings healthy dose of speed, offense to New Jersey after trade from Rangers

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

NEWARK, N.J. -- Forward Michael Grabner is hoping he can provide a boost of energy and offense to the New Jersey Devils in their stretch run to reach the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in six seasons. 

Grabner, 30, acquired by the Devils in a trade with the New York Rangers for defense prospect Yegor Rykov and a second-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft on Thursday, joined his new team for practice at Prudential Center on Friday. 

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Oilers don't see need for full roster rebuild

GM Chiarelli focused on obtaining NHL-ready prospects in any trade

by Derek Van Diest / NHL.com Correspondent

EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Oilers are not planning for a complete roster rebuild because of a disappointing season, general manager Peter Chiarelli said.

The Oilers (25-31-4, 54 points) are sixth in the Pacific Division, 19 points behind the third-place Anaheim Ducks, and they're 18 points behind the St. Louis Blues for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference.

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Panthers hold 'moving' ceremony for victims of Parkland school shooting

Honor 17 people killed, help community heal

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Roberto Luongo skated out, stood under the spotlight and held the microphone. He took a deep breath and fought back tears as the fans cheered and shouted, "LOUUU!"

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Elias lauded as great player, terrific teammate with Devils

Top scorer in team history will have number retired before game vs. Islanders

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

NEWARK, N.J. -- Patrik Elias will become the first forward to have his number retired by the New Jersey Devils in a ceremony prior to the game against the New York Islanders at Prudential Center on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, MSG+ 2, NHL.TV).

Elias is the Devils leader in points (1,025), goals (408), assists (617), game-winning goals (80) and points in a season (96, in 2000-01). His No. 26 will join defensemen Ken Daneyko (No. 3), Scott Stevens (No. 4), Scott Niedermayer (No. 27), and goaltender Martin Brodeur (No. 30) as the players to have his number retired by New Jersey.

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Elias to take place among Devils legends

New Jersey's all-time leading scorer to have No. 26 retired in front of former linemates, teammates

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Many of the influential figures from Patrik Elias' life will be at Prudential Center on Saturday to watch the New Jersey Devils retire the forward's No. 26 prior to their game against the New York Islanders (6:15 p.m. ET; MSG+, MSG+ 2, NHL.TV).

There will be family and friends, including a group of about 30 who traveled from the Czech Republic, and a host of his former teammates, among them the four previous Devils to have their numbers retired: defensemen Scott Stevens (No. 4), Ken Daneyko (No. 3) and Scott Niedermayer (No. 27) and goaltender Martin Brodeur (No. 30).

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Ratelle honored to have No. 19 retired by Rangers

Hall of Fame center spent first 16 seasons of career with New York

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

Jean Ratelle is thinking about which NHL defensemen were a special challenge during a career that spanned the 1960s into the 1980s for the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins.

The Hall of Fame center arrives at the often-impenetrable Larry Robinson, Serge Savard and Guy Lapointe, the "Big Three" of the Montreal Canadiens powerhouse teams of the 1970s who anchored the team that won the Stanley Cup from 1976-79.

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Iginla wants one more chance to win Stanley Cup

40-year-old forward practicing with minor league team, hoping for another opportunity in NHL

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Jarome Iginla wants one more chance to win the Stanley Cup.

That's why on Thursday, as he was two days earlier, the 40-year-old forward was at Dunkin' Donuts Center, practicing with Providence, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Boston Bruins, in an effort to drum up interest in a return to the NHL more than 10 months after his most recent game.

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Panthers to honor victims of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High shooting

Ceremony, blood drive, moment of silence to be held before Florida's first home game since Feb. 14 attack

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers will honor the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting when they play the Washington Capitals at BB&T Center on Thursday.

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Golden Knights untarnished by first-year success

Vegas coolly sets sights on bigger goals after setting record for most points by team in inaugural season

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / NHL.com Staff Writer

LAS VEGAS -- Every few days, it seems, you have to plumb deeper in the NHL record book to add another line item about the Vegas Golden Knights.

On Wednesday, the Golden Knights defeated the Calgary Flames 7-3 at T-Mobile Arena, passing the 1993-94 Florida Panthers for most points recorded by a team in its inaugural season with 84 (40-16-4). The Panthers finished with 83 points in their first season.

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