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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Forward Vernon Fiddler is retiring from the NHL after playing 877 games over 14 seasons in the league with four different teams. Fiddler announced his decision Wednesday in a story for The Players Tribune. Vernon Fiddler returned to Nashville for the Predators’ Stanley Cup run. John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images The 5-foot-11 center
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In the future, we might look back at the 2016-17 class of rookies as one of the best the NHL has ever seen. From depleted depth in Washington and Pittsburgh to a lack of defensive improvements elsewhere, these teams, players and coaches now seem further from a Stanley Cup. Who are the top rookie-eligible players
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NEW YORK — The NHL-NHLPA media days concluded at the league’s head office on Thursday. Here are a few highlights: “You go to the grocery store and people start saying, ‘Fifty goals, eh?'” — new Montreal Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin on the pressures of being French Canadian and playing in Montreal. “If you have an
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NEW YORK — The NHL has tabbed former enforcer George Parros to run its department of player safety. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Parros’ appointment to senior vice president of player safety on Thursday. George Parros, seen here sparring with the Sabres’ John Scott, was never fined or suspended as a player. AP Photo/Alan Diaz Parros replaces
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Sep 8, 2017 Emily KaplanESPN The Dallas Stars aren’t a sleeper pick — they already seem to be everyone’s trendy breakout team for this season. After finishing 34-37-11 (their second-worst record in franchise history) and missing the playoffs by a whopping 15 points last season, the Stars reunited this summer with former coach Ken Hitchcock,
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed free-agent center Alexander Wennberg to a six-year, $29.4 million contract. Alexander Wennberg, left, helped the Blue Jackets to franchise records for wins and points. Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports The Blue Jackets announced the deal Friday, locking up their top-line center through the 2022-23 season, with a cap
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It’s hard to top the summer Sidney Crosby and the rest of the Pittsburgh Penguins had, as they celebrated all over the world with the Stanley Cup. Phil Kessel won the offseason when he ate hot dogs — and trolled some critics — out of the trophy. And perhaps no one had more fun partying
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