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My Kingdom For a Centreman

Edmonton Oiler’s head coach addressed the media Thursday afternoon expressing his concern that at this point, the team only has two NHL centremen. Finally, a coach that sees it and says it like it is. It’s not that the team doesn’t have a few options down the centre, but most are young and inexperienced and likely to gain more from another year of seasoning in the AHL with...
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Get Ready For

- We want to get off to a fast start. - Our goal is to improve defensively. - Get into the playoffs and we have a chance to win the Cup. - I feel great, tried a new off-season training program and/or changed my eating habits. - I worked on my skating. - We did a lot of fishing or golfing. - The players here in camp are the ones I am concerned about.  The others, they...
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The New York Islanders Have Had Enough Of The Losing

from Stephen Lorenzo of the New York Daily News, The Islanders entered training camp in 2013 with some optimism after reaching the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. But after a season in the basement of the Metropolitan Division in 2013-14, the Islanders arrived at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday to open training camp with a bit more fire and a sense of urgency. ...
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Just Like That, Korean Hockey Teams Are In The Olympics

from Adam Steiss of IIHF.com, The Korean men’s and women’s national teams will be competing on home ice at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeonChang, following a decision by the IIHF Congress to grant the country automatic entry into the ice hockey events. “After careful deliberation and discussions with the IOC and the Korea Ice Hockey Association (KIHA), we have...
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Enough Of The Shootout

from Scott Stinson of the National Post, NHL training camps opened on Thursday, so there was the requisite talk about working hard, making the best of opportunities and, of course, “compete level,” since a law was passed two years ago that prevented anyone associated with the league from saying “competitiveness.” There was little talk of luck. No one really wants...
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Red Wings Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-morning round-up

The Red Wings' training camp begins this morning at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, with three teams skating from 9:30 AM till 1:45 in the afternoon (the Left Wing Lock's Sarah Lindenau has the players' numbers available, too, as well as the roster for Saturday night's Celebrity and Alumni game). As Paul's been helming the blog, I need to catch you and myself...
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Video/Audio- Bob Cole Ready For Another Year

Bob Cole joined Prime Time Sports yesterday to discuss calling Saturday night hockey games on Rogers/Sportsnet.  
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The Cap Situation In Boston

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, Krug finished a spectacular rookie season with 14 goals and 40 points, and shocked the kind of charge into the B’s power play that would make a defibrillator jealous. He also finished fourth in the Calder Trophy voting, and then watched two of the award finalists (Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat) get locked up with three year, $10 million contracts...
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Wild sign Kuemper, suspend Harding

From the Minneapoils Star-Tribune's Michael Russo: Thanks to Josh Harding’s broken foot, Darcy Kuemper got his one-way contract. On the eve of players taking the ice for the first time, the Wild conceded in its standoff with its young goalie by signing Kuemper to a two-year, $2.5 million contract. “I’m super excited to continue this journey with the Wild and can’t...
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Centre Ice Arena releases Red Wings training camp schedule with some tweaks

The Red Wings released their training camp schedule and roster on Wednesday, and Centre Ice Arena has posted a companion schedule for those of you who weren't aware of the last-minute tweaks in terms of practices before and after the Red vs. White game on Sunday, as well as some of the practice drills' topics: Continue reading "Centre Ice Arena releases Red Wings training...
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Evening Line - Jon Cooper

"He's an investment for us.  isn't just, 'Well, he was a high draft pick, let's throw  him into the lineup and he's going to come in here and be our MVP.' That's not how he should be looked at by everybody. He's a 19-year old junior hockey player that's trying to work his way into the National Hockey League. We want him to not only perform...
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More Fans Needed At Avalanche Games

from Adrian Dater of The Denver Post, Unlike recent years, the Avalanche is a "cap team" again, one with a payroll coming close to the NHL's $69 million cap ceiling for the 2014-15 season. Under the ownership of the Kroenke family, led by Stan and son Josh, the Avs' cap-averaged payroll entering Wednesday was $67,279,762 — up about $15 million from the highest...
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Stan Bowman Will Play The Waiting Game Before Making A Trade

from Scott Powers of ESPN, The Blackhawks are around $1.3 million over the $69 million cap and would have to shed more cap payroll if they wanted to include Teuvo Teravainen or any of their other prospects on the NHL roster. Bowman believed the Blackhawks would be able to locate a trade partner in the coming weeks. “I think leading into training camp most guys want...
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Peter Chiarelli On Trading A Defenseman

from Caryn Switaj of BostonBruins.com,  "... you don’t wish one of these d-men to be traded, but we just have too many d-men. So at some point I’m going to have to do it, and most of the teams in the League will like one of these defensemen. And I know everybody’s wondering 'will he make a move?' 'will he make a move?' but I’m going to see what’s...
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Video- Bruce Boudreau On The Recent Comments Made By Teemu Selanne

Today was media day in Anaheim and head coach Bruce Boudreau addressed the recent comments Teemu Selanne made in his book about Boudreau.  
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Blood Clots May Force Kimmo Timonen To Retire

from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen will attempt to play during the 2014-15 season but admitted Thursday that the chances of that happening are "slim" due to blood clots that were found in his lower right leg and in both lungs in early August. "My desire is I want to play but [the] chance of me playing is really slim...
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Red Wings Plan To Be A Bit More Proactive When It Comes To Soft Tissue Injuries

from Ansar Khan of Mlive, Nothing can be done to prevent broken bones, sprained ligaments, concussions and the like, but as the club prepares to take the ice for the start of training camp on Friday, general manager Ken Holland said the organization has discussed ways of reducing "soft tissue injuries," the most common being groin pulls. "Certainly in the...
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Ultimate Team Standings According To ESPN The Magazine

from ESPN, First: Consulting firm Maddock Douglas surveyed 1,002 North American fans to form 25 criteria for what you want most in return for the emotion, money and time you invest in the 122 MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL teams. Second: Teaming with NetReflector, an opinion research firm, ESPN.com asked fans to rate their home teams in each area; more than 101,000 of you did!...
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It’s Jagr’s Time In New Jersey

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice, The 42-year-old future Hall of Famer has no plans for this to be his final season. “I don’t think that way,” Jagr said today after taking his training camp physical. “I love the game. What I want to tell you is I don’t know if it’s going to be the last year in the NHL. If I stay healthy, it’s not going to be my last year...
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Wings’ Training Camp Tone Set By Babcock

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News, When the Red Wings take the ice Friday for the first time in training camp, it's the first opportunity for players to make an impression in the five-day training camp — which then leads into an eight-game exhibition schedule. In other words, plenty of time for players show they belong in the NHL. "When the music stops, there...
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Will Alex Ovechkin “Grow His Game”?

from the CP at TSN, Trotz is the new coach of the Washington Capitals, which means first and foremost he is the coach of the immensely talented three-time league MVP whose individual accolades have yet to translate into substantial playoff success. Things will be plenty different for everyone when training camp opens Friday, but what arguably matters most is how No. 8 takes...
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NHL Network US Preseason Schedule

NEW YORK / TORONTO (September 18, 2014) – NHL Network™-U.S. will begin its 2014-15 preseason broadcast schedule with the Buffalo Sabres-Washington Capitals game on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Highlighted by rivalries, doubleheaders, player debuts, the Sept. 24 2014 Kraft Hockeyville game featuring the Arizona Coyotes and Calgary Flames in Sylvan Lake, Alta., and the Oct...
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Talking Hockey Today

Scott Burnside of ESPN hedl an online chat today... Realistic expectations for my Bolts this year? How far can they go, will Stamkos get 60 goals, is Drouin as good as they say, will Bishop have another great season, and finally how about some love for the most underrated Dman my man Victor Hedman. Thanks Scotty muah!!! Scott Burnside  No question the Lightning are the...
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Gain An Edge In Your Hockey Pool By Using Analytics

from Tyler Dellow of Sportsnet, If you want to succeed in a hockey pool, you need to find players who put up more points than your competition expects. One way to go about that is to take advantage of the fact that people have a tendency to weight recent performance too heavily and fail to consider whether a player has benefited from unusually good or bad luck in achieving his...
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Video- ESPN Hockey Experts Talk Stanley Cup Final

The four hockey experts at ESPN discuss their choice of the best storyline of a team getting to the Stanley Cup Final. Watch it below and no way to control autoplay which is set to on. Continue reading "Video- ESPN Hockey Experts Talk Stanley Cup Final"
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