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Champion Lightning have had quiet offseason but that will have to change image
Champion Lightning have had quiet offseason but that will have to change image
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No team has been more successful over the past six years than the Tampa Bay Lightning. Their win over the Dallas Stars in the Stanley Cup Final finally gave this core the championship it needed to validate all of that success. They still have a power...



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Julien, Canadiens under pressure after big offseason moves image
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While we rarely know what Marc Bergevin has up his muscle-challenged sleeves, he flips the script like few others in running the Montreal Canadiens. After another significant offseason of changes, it’s fair to wonder how coach Claude Julien feels abo...



Stars’ Gurianov, Canucks’ Virtanen among recent NHL Free Agent signings image
Stars’ Gurianov, Canucks’ Virtanen among recent NHL Free Agent signings image
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While we’re deep enough into 2020 NHL Free Agency that movement can be slow, people are getting signed. That’s especially true for RFAs, particularly if there was a threat of salary arbitration. Let’s look at the Stars locking down Denis Gurianov, th...



Devils’ success next season will hinge on goaltending duo, youth image
Devils’ success next season will hinge on goaltending duo, youth image
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There were seven teams that did not qualify for the NHL’s expanded 24-team playoff field this past season. Over the next few days we are going to take a look at each of them to examine whether or not they are capable of bouncing back this upcoming se...



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Can Max Domi boost the Blue Jackets the way Tortorella hopes? image
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Last week, John Tortorella told The Athletic’s Aaron Portzline that he hopes the Max Domi trade can help the Blue Jackets open up their offense. Tortorella believes Domi trade could open up Blue Jackets’ offense During that interview with Portzline (...



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Doc Emrick on retirement, what makes a great broadcasting tandem image
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Doc Emrick, the voice of the NHL on NBC, announced his retirement on Monday. The broadcaster’s career saw him calling hockey games since the early 1970s, including 22 Stanley Cup Finals and six Olympics. Emrick estimates he’s been behind the mic for...



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The best trade additions of the offseason image
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In this week’s edition of the NHL Power Rankings we shift our focus to the trades that have taken place so far this offseason, and which teams have made the best addition. We have not really seen a ton of blockbuster trades (and the one we thought we...



Bruins sign Matt Grzelcyk following tough times for D, Krug departure image
Bruins sign Matt Grzelcyk following tough times for D, Krug departure image
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During what could go down as a painful offseason for the Bruins’ defense, they at least kept underrated blueliner Matt Grzelcyk in the fold. The Bruins announced a four-year deal for Grzelcyk, 26, one that carries a $3.6875M cap hit. After losing Kru...