EDMONTON, Alberta — The Edmonton Oilers have signed Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract, ending a lengthy stalemate with one of their top defensemen. The team did not disclose financial terms. The 23-year-old Nurse led Edmonton blue liners in 2017-18 with six goals and 20 assists in 82 games. Nurse had said he wouldn’t participate
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The Edmonton Oilers struggles at the draft table have been well documented over the years. Poor drafting and developing has been a critical factor in why the Oilers have made the playoffs just four times since the 2000-01 season. Edmonton even went through a recent string where they had four first overall picks in six
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What a difference a summer makes. Five months ago, the Blues were sputtering to the end of their season, losing five of their final six games to miss the playoffs by just one point. Fans were disgusted with their team and their general manager, certain that they were headed towards another offseason with minor tweaks
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With the NHL season around the corner, teams are evaluating what they have from a prospect standpoint. Here’s a look at each Central Division team’s prospect pool heading into the 2018-19 NHL season, including the top players in the system. Some ground rules: • Players listed as “A” prospects project more comfortably into impact roles
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With the NHL season around the corner, NHL teams are evaluating what they have from a prospect standpoint. Here’s a look at each Pacific Division team’s prospect pool heading into the 2018-19 NHL season, including the top players in each system. Some ground rules: • Players listed as “A” prospects project more comfortably into impact
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The arbitration process grants eligible Restricted Free Agents (RFAs) an avenue to receive fair salaries for their play. However, it is one of the most misunderstood elements of the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). While it does give players additional ways to receive fair pay, it is not a one-sided process. NHL teams do have
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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan is taking a leave of absence to be with his family following the death of his father, George. The Penguins said George Sullivan, 81, died on Saturday in Scituate, Massachusetts. Assistant coach Jacques Martin will run the day-to-day operations of the coaching staff while Sullivan is away. “We’ll
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Coming into this offseason, the Anaheim Ducks had three key restricted free agents (RFAs) to sign. After inking two critical players in Brandon Montour and Ondrej Kase, it seemed that talented but underachieving forward Nick Ritchie would be a relatively pain-free signing. Alas, as training camp has opened, the 22-year-old Ritchie remains unsigned, and now,
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7:47 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN ARLINGTON, Va. — Stanley Cup-winning teams often worry about a championship hangover; a long, taxing playoff run can manifest with a slow start the following season. The Washington Capitals started training camp Friday fielding questions about an actual hangover. After all, since the moment captain Alex Ovechkin carried the Stanley
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