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Predators reduce roster to 55, cut five players from camp

Late Sunday, the Nashville Predators made their first round of cuts, sending five players either back to their junior teams or given their outright release from their professional tryout agreements. 2014 draft selections forward Justin Kirkland and defenseman Aaron Irving were sent back to their respective teams in the Kelowna Rockets and Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL, while forward...
Via The Predatorial
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WATCH: Caps’ Nathan Walker level Vaclav Karabacek with big hit

Yes Capitals fans, hockey season is back! And it couldn’t have started off better for the Washington Capitals and rookie Nathan Walker. The first ever player drafted from the country of Australia, Walker made his presence known on fellow rookie Vaclav Karabacek with a good ole fashioned hip check. Despite only having two practices with new head coach Barry Trotz, the Capitals were...
Via DC Sports-Kings
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Team Chara Cruises To 6-1 Victory In Bruins’ Black & Gold Scrimmage

The 2014 Black & Gold scrimmage in Providence was a one-sided affair. Team Chara cruised to a 6-1 win over Team Bergeron in the intersquad game featuring two teams comprised of Boston and Providence players, as well as rookies and prospects with no pro-level experience. Chris Casto, Zach Trotman, Jared Knight, Alexander Khokhlachev and Tyler Randell (two goals) scored for Team...
Via NESN.com
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Capitals’ Nathan Walker Levels Sabres Rookie With Huge Hip Check (Video)

Nathan Walker sure knows how to hip check. The Washington Capitals’ center completely leveled Buffalo Sabres’ rookie Vaclav Karabacek with a tremendous hip check in the third period of his team’s preseason opener. The Caps took the 1-0 victory, as Andre Burakovsky scored the only goal at 13:14 of the first period off an assist from Jason Chimera.Filed under: NHL, Top Stories
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2014-15 Dallas Stars Preview: Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin Lead Improved Roster

The Dallas Stars ended a five-year playoff drought last season by claiming the second wild-card berth with a 40-31-11 record. The team’s resurgence was largely attributed to the offseason additions made by general manager Jim Nill in his first few months with the club. His most impactful acquisition was center Tyler Seguin, who tallied a career-high 84 points (37 goals, 47 assists...
Via NESN.com
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Videobomb math: Cute baby > Capitals guy who scored goal

Andre Burakovsky scored a goal for the Washington Capitals in Sunday's exhibition game against the Buffalo Sabres, so that earned him a postgame interview on the ice. However, it's an adorable spectator just behind the glass -- held up by presumably Dad and clad in Caps gear and looking absolutely happy to be there -- that draws all the attention. This should go in the youngster...
Via Fox Sports
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Capitals Open Preseason With a Win

The Capitals looked to knock some of the rust off in their first preseason game, and they looked good doing it in their 1-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres. 20 of the 66 guys taking part in the training camp suited up. After a grueling opening couple of days of training camp, Head Coach Barry Trotz wanted to get the ball rolling early. He was happy with his team's performance.
Via Capitals Outsider
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Heart Transplant Patient Gives Pregame Speech To St. Louis Blues (Video)

Not too many teenagers get to give a pregame speech to an NHL team, but on Sunday night Brendan Woods, 17, got that honor. Brendan spoke to the St. Louis Blues prior to their preseason game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Nationwide Arena. Brendan had a heart transplant when he was only three years old. Fourteen years later, the Make-A-Wish Foundation made it possible for...
Via NESN.com
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TJ Brodie scores in Flames' split-squad win

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) TJ Brodie scored on a power play 2:06 into the second period in the Calgary Flames' 1-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in a split-squad exhibition game Sunday night. The 24-year-old defenseman fired a slap shot into the top corner over Viktor Fasth's blocker. Jonas Hiller and Brad Thiessen combined for shutout. Hiller stopped eight shots in the first...
Via AP on Fox
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Claude Giroux injured in parachute pants incident.

PHILADELPHIA: Sources close to Philadelphia captain Claude Giroux have told Barry Melrose Rocks that Giroux came into camp with an injury, rather than receiving the injury on the first day of camp, as had been initially reported. Furthermore, BMR’s source came through with the following information. Giroux introduced friends to a proposed jersey that had been introduced in the...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
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Why I’m not happy about the Marc Staal contract negotiations (and why you shouldn’t be either)

Marc Staal has been a trending topic for #NYRTwitterati for at least a week now. Last Monday, I added my third piece of evidence as to why Staal should not be re-signed. Based largely on Staal’s poor WOWY (with you and without you) statistics, I concluded the following: Staal’s performance heavily relies on the quality of his teammates. continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
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No #13 For The Devils

from Rich Chere of NJ Advance Media, No one has ever worn No. 13 for the Devils and that will continue this season despite the acquisition of a player who has worn that number his entire career. Mike Cammalleri, signed to a 5-year, $25 million contract this summer, wore No. 13 for the Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens and Los Angeles Kings and did quite well with it on...
Via Kukla's Korner
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Preseason Game 1 Preview: Penguins vs Wings, Lineups, 3 players to watch

The Pittsburgh Penguins are going to play an actual hockey Monday night, albeit a preseason game. Still, hockey is hockey and we are sure as Hell glad to have it back. The Pens will be hosting the Detroit Red Wings in the first preseason game of the 2014-2015 season. Here's a look at the Pens lineup for tomorrow night: Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
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Peter Mueller On The Comeback Trail In St. Louis

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mueller went to Switzerland last season, signing with Kloten, which he led in scoring 26 goals and 46 points in 49 games, ranking third in the Swiss league. “You talk to anyone that puts the puck in the net, you get 20 goals anywhere, you’re feeling good,” Mueller said. “I haven’t felt that in a long time....
Via Kukla's Korner
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Morning Line - Rick Nash

“Coming back from the concussion, it was tough for me to feel comfortable on the physical side of it. You can say maybe I was a little ‘careful,’ but it wasn’t as much being ‘careful’ as just not being comfortable in certain situations. “When you come back from a knee injury, you might not be immediately comfortable on cross-overs, or if you have a groin pull, you...
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Rangers lineup for tonight

After yesterday’s scrimmage, the Rangers announced that Group A from training camp will be suiting up tonight for the preseason opener against the Devils. Forwards: Ryan Bourque, Jesper Fast, Tanner Glass, Carl Hagelin, Chris Kreider, Danny Kristo, Matthew Lombardi, Ryan Malone, J.T. Miller, Chris Mueller, Martin St. Louis, Derek Stepan. Defensemen: Dan Boyle, Steven Kampfer, ...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
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Greg Sherman stripped of GM title to the surprise of no one

It’s been a while since anyone really considered Greg Sherman as the true general manager of the Colorado Avalanche. Since Joe Sakic came on as the president of hockey operations in May of 2013, he’s run the player personnel show along with head coach and vice president of hockey operations Patrick Roy, leaving Sherman the […] The post Greg Sherman stripped of GM title to the...
Via Two Pad Stack
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Quick Notes from Sunday’s split-squad game vs. St. Louis (9-21-14)

I’d like to start off by mentioning that this isn’t going to be the usual format of our post-game articles under regular circumstances. Those will be much more in depth with more interactive content and all that good stuff. This post is just what I took away from tonight’s victory versus the St. Louis Blues. Forwards- #53 Josh Anderson: I was fairly ambivalent about Anderson...
Via BS Hockey
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Pavel Datsyuk’s New Line to Debut in Detroit Red Wings’ Preseason Opener at Pittsburgh

Believe it or not, hockey season is upon us. The Detroit Red Wings will open their preseason schedule on Monday night in Pittsburgh. They then travel to Chicago on Tuesday before the exhibition home opener Thursday night vs. those same Blackhawks. Several projected lineup regulars will be on the ice against the Penguins, highlighted by the first in-game action for Mike Babcock...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
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Teuvo Teravainen’s Busy Weekend

The Chicago Blackhawks spent their first weekend of training camp at Notre Dame and, as usual, expectations for the 2014-15 Hawks are sky high. Even with the main “core” coming back this year the big story after the first weekend of camp was all Teuvo all the time. Hot Start On Saturday afternoon Blackhawks fans all across social media started to see this goal and because of...
Via Sports Mockery
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Young Avalanche Players Learning From Patrick Roy

from Scott Burnside of ESPN, “Yeah, it was different (than he’d expected),” rookie of the year Nathan MacKinnon acknowledged. “I didn’t realize how smart he’d be. I know he was passionate, very competitive, but he understands the game so well. Everything he does there’s a reason behind it,” MacKinnon told ESPN.com. “He doesn’t just bark at guys. He’s...
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Cast of 'D2: The Mighty Ducks' had a reunion over the weekend

The cast of D2: The Mighty Ducks came together for a long overdue reunion this weekend, and fans of the film should prepare to be hit hard with the nostalgia train thanks to these photos: Among those who showed up for the party: Luis Mendoza, Guy Germaine, Connie Moreau, Adam Banks (cake eater!), Dean Portman and Gunnar Stahl. Oh, and a slimmed down Goldberg. Goldberg arrived...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Pittsburgh Penguins Season Roundtable Part 2: Pens Initiative Version

Pittsburgh Penguins training camp is already underway and the Pens will play in their first preseason game on Monday night versus the Detroit Red Wings. With a new general manager and a new rookie head coach, there has been lots to talk about when it comes to the Penguins, who are coming off of another disappointing season. Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
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2PS Top Prospects: Anaheim Ducks

In our continuing series on each team’s Top Prospects, today we’re focusing on the latest crop of future hopes and heartbreaks to fill the Anaheim Ducks‘ enviable pipeline of talent. Remember, we got bored of every blog doing bland vanilla rankings of prospects, and decided to go crazy by looking at the top prospects by […] The post 2PS Top Prospects: Anaheim Ducks appeared...
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Josh Harding suspended; Darcy Kuemper re-signed

It turns out Darcy Kuemper didn’t need to play the KHL card after all. No, all he needed was a little bit of an unfortunate incident to get what he was looking for out of the Minnesota Wild, opening up the door for his return. Last week, the Wild announced their top goaltender Josh Harding would be out “indefinitely” with a fractured foot. The thought is that Harding could...
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