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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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The New Jersey Devils continued stockpiling young talent this offseason by landing college hockey’s top player, Will Butcher. The University of Denver defenseman agreed to a two-year, $1.85 million contract with New Jersey on Sunday after spending much of the past two weeks meeting with nearly a dozen NHL teams. Butcher became a free agent
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In today’s NHL, creating a consistently competitive team is the best path toward making a dynasty. Although the common myth is that it’s hard to build a team capable of multiple championships in the salary-cap era, results prove otherwise. Since the 2004-05 lockout, just three teams — the Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles
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