The London Knights have continued their busy offseason less than a week before their regular season begins trading one of their big defenceman to the Flint Firebirds in return for a handful of draft picks. The Knights shipped 19-year-old defenceman Nicolas Mattinen to the Firebirds on Tuesday in exchange for Flint’s third-round pick in the
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have named defenseman Roman Josi as the eighth captain in the franchise’s history, replacing Mike Fisher, who retired last month. The Predators announced their newest captain Tuesday before a doubleheader kicking off their preseason. The Predators are going with Roman Josi as captain to replace Mike Fisher. Scott Rovak/NHLI via
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Over the next couple of months, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. The Edmonton Oilers are finally finding their stride after having their
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Auston Matthews. Patrik Laine. We all thought we knew what was next, right? Jarmo Kekalainen and the Columbus Blue Jackets had other ideas. Instead of picking Jesse Puljujarvi third overall, they went off the board and took Pierre-Luc Dubois. They Did What? The judgment started immediately after they made the pick. It was clear the
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It has been an interesting 24 hours as it pertains to news and rumors around the NHL. Florida Panthers Trading Demers It appears the Jason Demers trade wasn’t as simple as merely finding a deal with the Coyotes. George Richards is reporting that the Florida Panthers first finalized trading the defenseman to the Vancouver Canucks
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In hockey, like in real estate, it’s about location, location, location. The New York Islanders know this all too well. Off the ice, the club is in search of a new locale from its haunt in Brooklyn. Plus their record from last season, which was identical to the Western Conference champion Nashville Predators, wasn’t good
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At this time last year, Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin was coming off a polarizing summer. Following an offseason during which he traded P.K. Subban for Shea Weber and signed Alexander Radulov, Bergevin received a passing grade. Will he be so lucky heading into 2017-18? Looking at moves that are projected to impact just
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In today’s Rumor Rundown, we take a look at the Toronto Maple Leafs and the idea of signing William Nylander sooner than later, the Detroit Red Wings and what’s going on with Andreas Athanasiou and a few other notables from around the NHL. Signing Nylander Now Or Later TSN insider, Pierre LeBrun was on TSN 1050 talking
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Flashback to the end of the 2013-14 season with me for just a minute. The Columbus Blue Jackets earned their second ever playoff berth before losing a tough series to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games. Optimism around the team was high. That optimism got even higher at the NHL Draft. Although the Blue Jackets
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The St. Louis Blues officially opened their training camp back on the 15th of September; hockey is almost fully back! It’s good to see our social media feeds packed full of pictures and videos of players dressed and on the ice again. While training camp hasn’t even been running for a full week, there are
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This is the second installment of my three-part series on the Vancouver Canucks’ ‘X’ factors for the coming, 2017-18 season. Erik Gudbranson takes the spotlight for this edition and will hopefully take some spotlight with him on to the ice when hockey returns. Gudbranson is a towering defenceman, standing at 6-foot-5 and around 220 pounds,
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BALLSTON – For the Washington Capitals, there is no such thing as easing into training camp. Once the clock hit 9:30 a.m. Friday, the first group of Capitals skaters found themselves on the ice and jumping straight into drills. By the end of the first day of camp, there was a broken pane of plexiglass
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Montreal Canadiens training camp started this week, meaning the Habs are in focus once again… as if they were ever out of it in this hockey-mad town. With the start of the 2017-18 season coming up fast, here are the top five of 61 attendees to keep an eye out for: 5.  Martin Reway Montreal
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