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As another season gets rolling for the Nashville Predators, we assess the Stanley Cup chances of the defending Presidents’ Trophy winners: Will the Predators win the West? Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer: Can they win the West? Yes. Will they win the West? That really comes down to two external factors and one internal factor
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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray is sidelined with a concussion, the team said Tuesday, marking at least the third concussion the netminder has had in his four-year career. “The injury happened in practice yesterday,” coach Mike Sullivan said. “There is currently no timetable on his return.” Murray had also been run over by Canadiens forward
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San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton is going on short-term injured reserve after experiencing discomfort in his surgically repaired right knee. Thornton experienced swelling in the knee and flew back to San Jose to meet with doctors Saturday while the rest of the team headed to the East Coast for a four-game road trip. Thornton
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Sep 28, 2018 Emily KaplanESPN With the 2018-19 season fast approaching, we’re running snapshots of all 31 NHL teams, including point total projections, positional previews, best- and worst-case scenarios and more. After a flurry of offseason moves, the St. Louis Blues have become a trendy pick to make some noise in 2018-19. How they finished
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The Washington Capitals don’t appear to have a Stanley Cup hangover, as they rolled over the Boston Bruins in a 7-0 win on opening night. But not every game will be that easy, so we have some burning questions for our panel of puckheads: Will the Capitals repeat as Stanley Cup champions? Greg Wyshynski, senior
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Oct 3, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN The NHL is a mysterious place. Look no further than the Stanley Cup Final last season, which featured one team that previously couldn’t get past the second round winning the Cup over another team that didn’t exist before that season. If you successfully wagered a year ago on the Washington
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Center Jack Eichel has been selected captain of the Buffalo Sabres. The team announced the decision Wednesday, a day before its season opener against Boston. Eichel becomes the Sabres’ 16th full-time captain, and first to wear the “C” since Brian Gionta handled the role from 2014-15 to 2016-17. Buffalo went with alternate
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NEW YORK — The NHL is moving forward with plans to expand to Seattle. Commissioner Gary Bettman said Tuesday the board of governors’ executive committee recommended proceeding with Seattle’s expansion application, with an eye on voting to approve the league’s 32nd franchise in December. The recommendation came a few hours after key stakeholders presented their
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The Carolina Hurricanes claimed goaltender Curtis McElhinney off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday with goaltender Scott Darling expected to be out a couple weeks. “Curtis is a proven NHL goaltender,” Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said in a statement. “Scott Darling is dealing with an injury and we see this
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2:01 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford has been medically cleared to play, coach Joel Quenneville announced on Monday. Crawford will accompany the team on its season-opening trip to Ottawa and St. Louis, though Quenneville told reporters in Chicago not to “read too much into that.” Quenneville said last week that it “might
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2:00 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Does Joe Thornton watch the NHL standings? “A little bit,” he told me, sitting in his stall after a recent San Jose Sharks practice. Get ready for the upcoming hockey season with team-by-team previews, bold predictions, position rankings, prospect reports and fantasy nuggets. A new NHL season is here, and
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