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NHL Draft: Reality setting in for 2016's top prospects

NHL.com BUFFALO -- Sarnia defenseman Jakob Chychrun and Windsor center Logan Brown have been best friends for many years, and have traveled similar paths to becoming top prospects for the 2016 NHL...
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NHL Draft: U.S., European players could dominate top five

NHL.com BUFFALO -- For the first time in almost two decades a Canadian-born and raised player might not be selected among the top five picks at the 2016 NHL Draft, which will be held at First Niagara...
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Blue Jackets sign center William Karlsson to two-year contract extension

NHL.com COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed center William Karlsson to a two-year contract extension through the 2017-18 National Hockey League season, club General Manager Jarmo...
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Options aplenty for Blue Jackets with No. 3 pick

NHL.com BUFFALO, NY – We’re about 30 hours or so away from the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft, and as you may expect, there is no shortage of speculation surrounding what could go down at First Niagara...
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Blue Jackets don't expect "immediate help" from top pick

NHL.com Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen believes his team's biggest need is for a No. 1 center, but he said doesn't expect to leave the 2016 NHL Draft with that spot filled for the...
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Las Vegas awarded NHL franchise

NHL.com (drosen@nhl.com) — LAS VEGAS -- The NHL is coming to Vegas baby, Vegas.Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday in the ballroom of Encore at Wynn Las Vegas that the League has granted an expansion franchise to...
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Rules for 2017 Expansion Draft

NHL.com With the NHL awarding a franchise to Las Vegas at the Board of Governors Meeting on Wednesday, an expansion draft will take place after next season. Las Vegas will be the eighth team in the...
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Mixer's Mailbag: The #NHLDraft Mega Edition

NHL.com Back by popular demand (really, because I need something to do), the mailbag returns for a second straight year. Remember: send your questions to @RobMixer, and as always, food questions move to...
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Prospect development camp to be held from June 27-30

NHL.com COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets will conduct their annual prospect development camp at the OhioHealth Ice Haus, the club’s official practice facility at Nationwide Arena, with on-ice...
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NHL Draft: 1-on-1 with Jarmo Kekalainen

NHL.com If you're an NHL general manager (I'm not, but I know one!), this is one of your busiest times of the year. Make sure you have a Mophie or a portable charger handy. Be ready to cut your lunch...
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NHL.com's top 10 right wings eligible for 2016 Draft

NHL.com Finland forwards Patrik Laine of Tappara and Jesse Puljujarvi of Karpat could become the first right wings selected among the top three in the NHL Draft in almost two decades.The last time two...
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Blue Jackets announce 2016-17 regular season schedule

NHL.com COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Columbus Blue Jackets and National Hockey League announced today a 2016-17 regular season schedule in which the club will play 82 games, including 41 home dates at Nationwide...
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Americans set to make mark in 2016 NHL Draft

NHL.com BUFFALO -- The 2016 NHL Draft could be a historic one when it comes to demonstrating hockey's growth in the United States.Of the top 30 North American skaters ranked by NHL Central Scouting, 12...
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Brief (Recent) History: The No. 3 Pick

NHL.com For the first time in franchise history, the Blue Jackets hold the No. 3 overall pick in the NHL Draft.Columbus has had a top-five pick before, having picked first in 2002, second in 2012, and...
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NHL.com's top 10 centers eligible for 2016 Draft

NHL.com Center Auston Matthews could become the first United States-born player selected with the first pick of the NHL Draft in nine years when the 2016 draft is held at First Niagara Center in Buffalo...
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Blue Jackets open 2016-17 season at home on Thursday, Oct. 13

NHL.com COLUMBUS, Ohio – If you've seen dozens of tweets in your timeline about NHL team home openers, it's no coincidence. The green light has been given.And so we're following suit. Are you ready?The...
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Tortorella: Shaw was "my No. 1 choice"

NHL.com John Tortorella knew filling the void left by Craig Hartsburg’s retirement would not be easy.Coaching defense in the NHL is a vital role, and it’s one that can shape the future of a franchise. The...
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NHL Draft: Dubois is "a complete package"

NHL.com Forward Pierre-Luc Dubois of Cape Breton of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League knows he's getting a hockey jersey for his birthday.Which jersey he gets will be determined by the NHL team that...
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Blue Jackets add veteran NHL coach Brad Shaw to John Tortorella's staff

NHL.com COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that Brad Shaw has joined the National Hockey League club as an assistant coach on Head Coach John Tortorella’s staff. Shaw, 52, has...
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Blue Jackets sign Anton Forsberg to one-year contract extension

NHL.com COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Anton Forsberg to a one-year, two-way NHL/AHL contract extension through the 2016-17 season, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen...
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Blog Articles

‘Roughly Translated’: Datsyuk’s agent says his client hasn’t picked a KHL employer yet

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — Spb.Sovsport.ru spoke with Pavel Datsyuk's agent, Dan Milstein, regarding Datsyuk's situation at present. Here's a rough translation thereof: Milstein: "Pavel returned home, he's now in...
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Khan checks in on the Wings’ 2015 picks

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — Ahead of tonight's draft, MLive's Ansar Khan checked in with Red Wings director of amateur scouting Tyler Wright about the progress made by the Wings' 2015 draft picks: Evgeny Svechnikov (LW,...
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What’s The Price For Cam Fowler?

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, Who wouldn't want Fowler? He's 24, already has played more than 400 NHL games, went straight from being drafted 12th overall in 2010 by Anaheim...
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Wings prospect Vili Saarijarvi traded from Flint to Mississauga

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — From the Free Press's Brian Manzullo: Vili Saarijarvi apparently wanted out of Flint - and the Flint Firebirds obliged. The Ontario Hockey League team announced it had traded Saarijarvi, a...
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Video- The Last Ten #1 Picks In The NHL Draft

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — Auston Matthews about to join this list.  
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NBCSN And NHL Network Coverage Of The 2016 NHL Draft

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — STAMFORD, Conn. – NBC Sports will provide live coverage of the 2016 NHL Draft this Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with an exclusive presentation of the first round from First...
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All Kinds Of Draft Odds

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — via Bovada, How many Defensemen will be drafted in the 1st Round? Over/Under                   8.5   How...
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On The Norris Trophy

Kuklas Korner (PuckStopsHere) — In 2014/15, Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators led all defencemen in the NHL with 66 points.  Drew Doughty led the NHL in individual Corsi with the top Corsi team the Los Angeles...
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A Three-Year Contract For Jordie Benn In Dallas

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed defenseman Jordie Benn to a three-year contract. Per club policy, terms...
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Draft Day Thoughts

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, - Word is he was told to think about things before making any rash decisions, but if Fleury decides he wants a clear-cut starting job elsewhere, would...
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Morning-of-the-draft trade talk

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — As the first round of the NHL Draft awaits us, and the Red Wings prepare to make the 16th overall pick this evening... #DraftDay | #DRWDraft pic.twitter.com/GiiAeHrSkt — Detroit Red...
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Will The New York Rangers Pull Off A A Trade?

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, Rick Nash is still a Ranger, so is Chris Kreider and so is Derek Stepan. So, for that matter are Dan Girardi and Marc Staal, but we’ll get to that...
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Chatter At The Draft

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, - A league executive on trade talk at this draft: “I don’t know if there’s more but there’s a lot. There was a lot last year...
  • New: 7 hr 38 min ago

Buy Out A Possibility For Thomas Vanek

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, The Wild has about $9 million of salary cap space with only 15 players signed. If the Wild needs more space, which is very likely, a league source said...
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Faith In Tim Murray As He Builds The Buffalo Sabres

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News, Sabres winger Evander Kane sent out a quick tweet saluting the work of his general manager following last year’s NHL Draft in Sunrise, Fla. It...
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Hard To Change The Tempo Of The Boston Bruins

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald, General manager Don Sweeney and president Cam Neely passionately want their team to play the fast, up-tempo, stretch-the-ice hockey we saw from the...
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The Latest On P.K. Subban And Steven Stamkos

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette, It didn’t take long for Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin to shoot down reports that P.K. Subban was on his way out of Montreal. “I...
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2016 NHL Entry Draft, First Round: How to Watch

The Cannon (Eric Seeds) — The NHL Draft, round one, happens today. Here’s how to follow along. What : The 2016 NHL Entry Draft, First Round Where : First Niagara Center, Buffalo, New York When : Friday, June 24,...
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Flyers extend Gudas

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — From the Philadelphia Flyers... The #Flyers have signed defenseman Radko Gudas to a multi-year contract extension → https://t.co/TTFEtLdqmr pic.twitter.com/imUG8NKWaD —...
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On the Klima twins under their father’s tutelage (which is a good thing)

Kuklas Korner (George Malik) — From ESPN's Tal Pinchevsky: Even Petr Klima sometimes has trouble believing it has been more than three decades since he tiptoed out of a hotel in Nussdorf, West Germany, that housed the...
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