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The 4th of July is usually reserved for fireworks in the sky in the United States. However, there have been plenty of fireworks in the form of big trades and free-agent signings on this date throughout National Hockey League history. A Swap of Hall of Famers On July 4, 1994, the Calgary Flames and St.
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One of the most dramatic sagas in National Hockey League history finally came to an end on this date in 1992. Also, a talented draft class entered the league, a new franchise got its first coach and a relocated one got its new identity. Lindros’ Fate Decided The Quebec Nordiques used the first overall pick
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A pair of National Hockey League Entry Drafts were held on this date, with both teams from the Sunshine State getting a crack at the top pick. Also, the NHL newest rival made a huge splash on this date in 1972. Lightning Strike First The 27 teams of the NHL got together in Buffalo, NY,
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National Hockey League fans who love blockbuster trades have had plenty to be happy about on June 29 over the years. There was an action-packed day in 2016 and two Hall of Famers were traded to their hometowns in 1990. A Crazy 23 Minutes The news couldn’t break fast enough on June 29, 2016, during
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June 28 saw two huge trades go down that benefitted a pair of Original 6 franchises for years to come. Also, this date in 1994 was one of the busiest in recent memory with drafts, trades and coaching moves. Canadiens Change Their Future The first step in the Montreal Canadiens dominating the 1970s occurred on
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Last summer, San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson pulled the ultimate Jedi mind trick on Kevin Labanc. This summer, to get the restricted free agent re-signed, Wilson will have to use a little more force, fitting him in the lineup to stay. San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson and Edmonton Oilers GM Ken
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On this date, the Hall of Fame opened its doors to the greatest player who ever laced up a pair of skates in the National Hockey League. Also, we saw a pair of historic first overall draft picks made on June 23. The Class of 99 The Hockey Hall of Fame announced its newest class
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The Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020 has been announced. Those who will be inducted this year include Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe, Kim St-Pierre and Doug Wilson. Being inducted into the builder category of Hall of Fame is Ken Holland. “The Hockey Hall of Fame is proud to welcome these hockey legends
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There was a trio of Stanley Cup Final games played on this date with one providing and huge upset and another extending the season for one last game. Also, an Entry Draft took place on June 17 that brought some big names and future Hall of Famers into the National Hockey League. Devils Record-Setting Upset
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In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the Vancouver Canucks and the status of some pending free agents. In Philadelphia, one scribe talks about the chances Shayne Gostisbehere is traded. Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh, there could be players leaving the organization next season. Finally, will Marcus Foligno re-sign in Minnesota? He certainly wants to.
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