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2022 NHL free-agency rankings – Top options, best values, boom-or-bust players

2022 NHL free-agency rankings - Top options, best values, boom-or-bust players

There are different ways for teams to enter the NHL free-agent pool. There are big splashes for star players. Other teams methodically wade in, making sure their feet (and their finances) remain grounded. Some just dip their toes in. The Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche, currently playing in the Stanley Cup Final, were both …

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What it means for Blackhawks, Oilers’ cap situations if Duncan Keith retires

What it means for Blackhawks, Oilers' cap situations if Duncan Keith retires

The Chicago Blackhawks hockey operations department talked a lot about trading Duncan Keith before moving him to the Edmonton Oilers. There were discussions about whether he’d waive his no-movement clause, what his overall value might be to another team, how much of his cap hit they might have to retain and more. What the Blackhawks …

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Top 10 Stanley Cup Final games since 1972

Top 10 Stanley Cup Final games since 1972

The 2022 Stanley Cup Final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche starts Wednesday with Game 1 at Ball Arena in Denver (8 p.m. ET; ABC, ESPN+, CBC, SN, TVAS). To help fans get ready, NHL.com writers and editors voted for their 10 greatest Stanley Cup Final games since 1972. Here are the results: …

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Oilers’ goalie situation more uncertain with departure of Koskinen

Oilers' goalie situation more uncertain with departure of Koskinen

The Edmonton Oilers’ goaltending situation became more uncertain Monday when Mikko Koskinen decided to play in Switzerland next season. Koskinen, who could have become an unrestricted free agent July 13, signed a two-year contract with HC Lugano. The 33-year-old went 27-12-4 with a 3.10 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage in 45 games (43 …

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Impossibly NSFW Conor McDavid and Sammy Blais controversies have Hockey Twitter buzzing like it’s Game 7 | This is the Loop

Impossibly NSFW Conor McDavid and Sammy Blais controversies have Hockey Twitter buzzing like it's Game 7 |  This is the Loop

For Conor McDavid, star forward of the Edmonton Oilers, and Sammy Blais, his opposite number for the New York Rangers, the season is over. Both were sent packing in their respective conference final, jumpstarting another long summer of fun in the sun. You wouldn’t have known it to log onto Hockey Twitter on Monday morning, …

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Snapshots: Point, Mock Draft, Kassian

Snapshots: Point, Mock Draft, Kassian

As the Stanley Cup Final is set to begin in two days, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche will retake the ice today to practice ahead of their last four to seven games of the season. Of note from Tampa’s side of things is that injured star center Brayden Point continued to take part …

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Lowetide: Can the ‘Connor McDavid will ask Oilers to be traded?’ group please sit down?

Lowetide: Can the 'Connor McDavid will ask Oilers to be traded?'  group please sit down?

Early in Connor McDavid’s career with the Edmonton Oilers, the whispers began, and from there it wasn’t long until each season’s disappointing conclusion was met with the same refrain. How long until he asks out? A world-class player, who has developed into the world’s best player, McDavid’s brilliance has been in vain as the team …

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Darcy Kuemper or Pavel Francouz? For Avalanche coach Jared Bednar, it’s simple. Here’s why.

Darcy Kuemper or Pavel Francouz?  For Avalanche coach Jared Bednar, it's simple.  Here's why.

He didn’t say much then, either. Brent Belecki knew if Darcy Kuemper felt ready to rock by looking deep into his eyes. If he spotted any flame, even a flicker, burning from the soul to the pupils, the kid was good to go between the pipes. “If people don’t know (Kuemper), they see him as …

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Mark Messier: Rangers getting the same ‘spark’ from their Kid Line that an all-time Kid Line gave the Oilers in 1990

Mark Messier: Rangers getting the same 'spark' from their Kid Line that an all-time Kid Line gave the Oilers in 1990

Mark Messier has seen this before. When he sits in the studio chair in Bristol, Conn., doing his nightly work on ESPN’s hockey telecasts, The Captain watches the Rangers’ Kid Line of 20-year-old Alexis Lafrenière, 22-year-old Filip Chytil and 21-year -old Kaapo Kakko and sees three young players who all had various bumps in the …

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