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NHL - An NHL free agency primer: Expect the New York Rangers, Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers to be buyers -- and Milan Lucic, Kyle Okposo to be in demand

ESPN: NHL Which teams will be under pressure to make noise when the free-agent frenzy opens on Friday? Expect the Rangers, Bruins and Oilers to be buyers -- and Milan Lucic and Kyle Okposo to be in demand.
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NHL - Inside the blockbuster trades involving the Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators, Edmonton Oilers and New Jersey Devils

ESPN: NHL How the huge deal between the Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators came together might surprise you. Plus, we look at the day's other big deal, which has generated considerable heat.
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Wild afternoon of NHL moves lights up social media

ESPN: NHL Two high-profile trades and a high-profile free-agent signing in less than hour lit up the hockey world on Twitter on Wednesday.
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NHL - Three big moves mean a win for teams in the Eastern Conference

ESPN: NHL Steven Stamkos is staying. Shea Weber and Taylor Hall are arriving. Within 30 minutes on a wild Wednesday, the Eastern Conference just tilted the balance of power slightly in its favor.
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How much is Steven Stamkos actually worth in free agency? - NHL

$ESPN: NHL Insider Steven Stamkos is the best free agent of the salary cap era, and could draw an eight-figure annual salary. But how much is he worth when looking strictly at the numbers? Rob Vollman examines.
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Canucks fined $50,000 for GM's comments about Stamkos, Subban

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — The Vancouver Canucks will be cutting a $50,000 check to the National Hockey League after they were fined following comments made by general manager Jim Benning last week about Steven Stamkos and P.K. Subban. “Canucks General Manager Jim Benning violated the provisions of NHL By-Law 15 relating to inappropriate public comments by speaking generally to his Club’s potential interest in...
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Can Milan Lucic find the right fit in NHL free agency?

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — As the 2015-16 season ended for Milan Lucic it seemed highly unlikely he would leave the Los Angeles Kings for unrestricted free agency. His rugged style fit LA perfectly. He became a loud leadership voice in the locker room. His family liked the lifestyle and the anonymity of playing in a big market, but not having to deal with media distractions. He was on the same coast as his native...
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RIP Trudy Daley; trading Shattenkirk; Coyotes re-sign Domingue (Puck Headlines)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com .   • Trevor Daley’s mom, Trudy, sadly lost her battle with cancer last week. Fortunately, she was able to see her son lift the Stanley Cup...
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Guide to free agency for every Eastern Conference team - NHL

$ESPN: NHL Insider Now that the NHL draft weekend is over, what remains on every Eastern Conference team's shopping list? Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus identifies needs and targets for all 16 teams.
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Everybody wants some Kyle Okposo in 2016 NHL free agency

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — What Kyle Okposo provides a team is a rare commodity. Sure, you can find other 6-foot, 217-pound wingers. And maybe they’re around 28 years old. And maybe they can get you between 22 and 27 goals in a good season.  But can they provide you with the versatility that Okposo can? Can they be an effective possession winger that can move up and down the lineup, but most importantly can hang on...
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Matt Cullen delays retirement as Penguins look to re-sign him

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — Matt Cullen won’t be ending his NHL career following a second Stanley Cup. He’ll be back for a19th season, as he confirmed to the Post-Gazette's Dave Molinari . The only question left is where will he play. The Pittsburgh Penguins would like him back, as Cullen, who turns 40 in November, told GM Jim Rutherford, but it all comes down to the team's salary cap picture. Cullen spoke with ...
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Steven Stamkos and financial case for staying with Lightning

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — When it comes to Steven Stamkos and his free-agent motivations, you hear a lot of things. Like how much he desires to be closer to Ontario, or the weight he gives to winning a Stanley Cup or playing his natural position at center.  But in the end, Steven Stamkos is potentially the biggest free agent to ever hit the open market at 26 years old. He might only get one shot to cash in on this...
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NHL - Who should take injured Ryan Callahan's place on Team USA's World Cup of Hockey roster?

ESPN: NHL Team USA will miss rugged Lightning forward Ryan Callahan, who will sit out the World Cup of Hockey to recover from hip surgery. Could Stanley Cup hero Phil Kessel get the nod to replace him?
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Guide to free agency for every Western Conference team - NHL

$ESPN: NHL Insider Now that the NHL draft weekend is over, what's remaining on every Western Conference team's shopping list? Matthew Coller of Hockey Prospectus identifies needs and targets for all 14 teams.
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Montreal Canadiens lock up Andrew Shaw to six-year $23.4M contract

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — The Montreal Canadiens have signed newly acquired forward Andrew Shaw to a six-year $23.4 million contract.  The Habs recently traded two 2016 second-round draft picks to the Chicago Blackhawks for Shaw. According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, the deal is front-loaded but doesn’t have a no-trade clause or a no-move clause. Shaw is coming off a two-year $4 million contract. “We are very...
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