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When new Edmonton Oiler and projected top-four defenseman Joel Persson went down with a shoulder injury in the Oilers 4-2 preseason loss to the Arizona Coyotes, head coach Dave Tippett skated over to Ethan Bear the next day at practice and said “Knock knock”, implying that this was his chance to shine and grab an
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The Toronto Maple Leafs put the finishing touches on their pre-season by firing on all cylinders. Now they hope they can carry that into October when the games count. “Pre-season feels like it’s a month [or] two months long,” Auston Matthews said. “It’s just nice to get it over with and start the real thing.” Matthews
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1:53 PM ET Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Jordan Staal has been picked as the captain of the Carolina Hurricanes. The team announced Staal’s selection Sunday before its exhibition game against Washington, adding that forward Jordan Martinook and defenseman Jaccob Slavin will be the alternates. Staal shared the captaincy with since-traded defenseman Justin Faulk two
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After the game, Jets coach Paul Maurice all-but-guaranteed that the East Grand Forks Senior High and UND graduate would make the NHL club out of training camp. “I don’t want to unveil the spots,” Maurice said at the postgame press conference. “I probably have to talk to a couple of guys before that. But he’s
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The time to win is now. That is the message the Calgary Flames are sending after signing Matthew Tkachuk to a highly-anticipated contract on Wednesday. Tkachuk put pen to paper on a three-year, $21 million agreement, ending the standoff between the left winger and the National Hockey League club. The 21-year-old restricted free agent (RFA)
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10:36 PM ET Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby left the Pittsburgh Penguins‘ preseason finale against the Buffalo Sabres in the first period Saturday after taking a shot off his skate. Hit by a shot from Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella, Crosby played on for 6 minutes, 42 seconds before leaving. Pittsburgh forward Bryan Rust left
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When the Arizona Coyotes selected Adin Hill as their 76th pick in the 2015 NHL Draft some would argue they saw their future No. 1 goalie. The 23-year-old Calgary native building a young core is something the club has been focused on and this has certainly been showcased each year at the draft.   Is Hill
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By The Canadian Press September 28th, 2019 WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have solidified their roster in time for the regular season by re-signing their last key restricted free agent. The Jets announced on Saturday that they have signed forward Kyle Connor to a seven-year, $50-million deal — one day after inking fellow RFA Patrik Laine to a new contract.   Connors’ deal
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Sep 27, 2019 The Winnipeg Jets and right winger Patrik Laine have agreed to a two-year, $13.5 million contract, the team announced. Laine, who was a restricted free agent, was on pace for superstardom and a huge payday after two seasons in the league. But last season raised some questions. The 21-year-old had 36 goals
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