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Skinner leading candidate to be Hurricanes' next captain

Forward has respect of players, staff on, off ice

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

NEW YORK -- Sitting in a quiet room in the NHL offices, microphone clipped onto his shirt and the camera parked on the other side of the table recording everything he says, forward Jeff Skinner was asked to state his case for why he should be the Carolina Hurricanes' next captain.

He giggled and smiled, but he got skittish. This was hardly an interrogation, simply a preseason interview on a timely topic, but there might have even been a bead of sweat that dripped off Skinner's forehead.

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Devils rally behind Boyle's fight against leukemia

Teammates express faith veteran center will overcome disease

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- Just when New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider was starting to get back into a rhythm with center Brian Boyle, his old friend, new teammate and neighbor, he was rocked off-kilter by the news of Boyle's cancer diagnosis.

The Devils announced Tuesday that Boyle was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, known as CML, a type of cancer of the bone marrow that is largely treatable with medication.

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NHL Insider

Unrestricted free agent class of 2018 banking on big season

Tavares, Atkinson, Kane among those who could cash in next summer

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

It's never too early to think about the future, especially if you're an NHL player still in his prime and about to enter the final year of your contract.

Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu and Winnipeg Jets center Bryan Little clearly had their futures in mind entering training camp. Each has since signed a contract that will carry him well beyond this season.

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Over The Boards

Mailbag: Flames have best defense in West, Oilers No. 1 offense

NHL.com's Dan Rosen answers weekly questions

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Here is the Sept. 20 edition of Dan Rosen's weekly mailbag, which will run every Wednesday throughout the 2017-18 NHL season. If you have a question, tweet it to @drosennhl and use #OvertheBoards.

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Nash: 'I've got to be better' for Rangers

Forward setting sights on scoring 30 goals in final year of contract

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Rick Nash is approaching a crossroad, one he has never reached in his NHL career.

"I don't have a contract for next season," the New York Rangers forward said Monday, "so that's what I'm playing for."

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Season Preview

Lundqvist reports to Rangers camp with world of confidence

Winning gold medal for Sweden at IIHF championship has goalie feeling good about NHL season

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- For the first time in his NHL career, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist entered training camp after having won the last official game he played. That it wasn't in a Rangers sweater is part of Lundqvist's bigger picture, but it doesn't change how he feels.

Lundqvist helped Sweden win the gold medal at the 2017 IIHF World Championship on May 21. It was 12 days after his 12th NHL season came to an all-too-familiar early end with a loss in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Ottawa Senators.

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Season Preview

Rangers believe they can compete for Stanley Cup

Coach Vigneault anxious for competition on defense, feels there is 'good buzz' at training camp

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The words seemed to come easily to New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, not practiced or prepared, just honest and believable.

"We believe we can compete for the Stanley Cup," Vigneault said Thursday during his first press conference of the season.

Vigneault's words are reasonable, just. The Rangers have made the Stanley Cup Playoffs for seven straight seasons, got to the Eastern Conference Second Round last season and have won six series in four seasons under Vigneault.

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Training Camp

Western Conference training camp storylines

NHL.com breaks down biggest questions for all 15 teams heading into preseason

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

The Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks, the two teams heading to the 2017 NHL China Games later this month, got a head start on the rest of the League on Wednesday when they had their first official on-ice practices of training camp.

The other 29 teams might be a day or two behind the Kings and Canucks, but there's no doubt that we're off and running in the 2017-18 season.

On Wednesday, we previewed the biggest storyline to watch going into training camp for the 16 teams in the Eastern Conference. Here is the same breakdown for the 15 teams in the Western Conference, listed alphabetically by division.

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Over The Boards

Mailbag: Pastrnak re-signs with Bruins, Doughty's future with Kings

NHL.com's Dan Rosen answers weekly questions

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Here is the Sept. 13 edition of Dan Rosen's weekly mailbag, which will run every Wednesday throughout the 2017-18 NHL season. If you have a question, tweet it to @drosennhl and use #OvertheBoards.

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Training Camp

Eastern Conference training camp storylines

NHL.com breaks down biggest questions for all 16 teams heading into preseason

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

It's that terrific time of the year again, when each of the 31 NHL teams is undefeated, filled with hope and fueled by the opportunity a new season presents.

With training camps officially opening this week, NHL.com will look at the biggest storyline to watch for each team going into camp.

Below are the 16 teams in the Eastern Conference, listed alphabetically by division. A breakdown for the 15 Western Conference teams will follow Thursday.

 

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