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NHL — Familiar faces in different places photo page

With a new team being added, a salary-cap crunch and the drive to try to figure out how to beat the Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh Penguins, there was a lot of movement in the offseason. Here's a look at...

Fantasy NHL — Breakout candidates and how to value players in new places

A key to striking gold in fantasy is reading the signs. Every roster won't have Connor McDavid on it, so savvy fantasy players need to locate hidden value. Good places to start include potential breakout candidates and players...

NHL — How defensemen became the league’s most valuable asset

It really all started June 29, 2016, when the Edmonton Oilers dealt All-Star Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson, who had barely established himself since being drafted fourth overall in 2011. Oilers general...

Boston Bruins’ defenseman Torey Krug breaks jaw

Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug broke his jaw when he was hit in the face with a puck Tuesday the Red Wings and will miss at least the rest of training camp.The team said the 26-year-old suffered a...

Joffrey Lupul apologizes for writing that Toronto Maple Leafs ‘cheat’

Joffrey Lupul apologized on Wednesday for writing in an Instagram comment that the Toronto Maple Leafs "cheat" after he failed a physical for the team on the first day of training camp.Earlier this week, the Maple Leafs forward...

Drew Doughty ready to bring hockey to China

Tencent, ESPN's digital partner in China, spoke with Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings ahead of their preseason game against Vancouver Canucks Thursday night in Shanghai. Doughty covered a wide variety of topics in his brief Q&A.Tencent:...

Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks embrace opportunity break the ice in China

There's little mystery as to the top item on the tourism docket for the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings during their visit this week to China, where they will play the first sanctioned NHL games in the...

St. Louis Blues’ Alexander Steen injures hand, will miss rest of preseason

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen will miss the rest of training camp after suffering a left hand injury in the team's first preseason game.The 33-year-old Steen was hurt against Dallas on Tuesday night and...

New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle diagnosed with leukemia

The New Jersey Devils say veteran forward Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia.Devils team doctor Michael Farber, during a news conference Tuesday, said the leukemia was discovered early and is treatable.Boyle said his mindset for...

Nashville Predators name defenseman Roman Josi as 8th captain all-time

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...
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