Why the Montreal Canadiens will win the Atlantic Division despite a tough offseason - NHL

$ESPN: NHL Insider Despite trading away one of the sport's most electrifying players this summer, the Habs should be considered among the favorites to win their division for three specific reasons.
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What is Petr Mrazek worth to the Detroit Red Wings?

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) The Detroit Red Wings and goaltender Petr Mrazek are far apart in their contract negotiations. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman , Mrazek is looking for $10 million over the next two years in his arbitration asking price. The Red Wings have countered with a total of $5.85 million ($2.7 million in the first year and $3.15 million in the...
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NHL's outspoken star; Craven's Las Vegas impact (Puck Headlines)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — 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 . Thanks @rogerscup for putting on a fun ball hockey game today! @DjokerNole @cmcdavid97 #spezza pic.twitter.com/oX7AB5vkBY — Tyler...
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Why NHL did revolutionary streaming deal with Twitter

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — NHL Twitter planted its flag in the world of live sports streaming with a $10-million deal with the NFL earlier this year, providing a digital platform for select Thursday Night Football games. But it wasn’t until Wimbledon this summer that fans saw what that streaming experience will look like: a video window planted above, or to the side, of tweets discussing the event in real-time. ...
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Flyers re-sign Brayden Schenn to four-year contract

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images) The Philadelphia Flyers and young forward Brayden Schenn avoided salary arbitration and came to terms on a four-year contract. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie , the average annual value of Schenn’s contract with the Flyers is worth $5.125 million. The 24-year-old Schenn was one of the bigger names on the salary arbitration list this...
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What We Learned: What is Brayden Schenn really worth?

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Ryan Lambert) — Getty Images Two big pieces of news for the Schenn family this weekend. First, Luke Schenn, a serviceable third-pairing defender who was always miscast in a larger role, got a two-year deal with Arizona that should work out nicely for both sides. And second, Brayden Schenn’s apparent ask for his arbitration hearing (scheduled for Monday) leaked. CSN Philadelphia’s Tim Panaccio says...
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Chronicles of Stanley: Murray's giant; Fehr's slurpie; Kunitz Cup cake

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy The Chronicles of Stanley is an occasional series this summer that tracks the Pittsburgh Penguins as they each get their special alone time with the Stanley Cup. After an epic weekend with Sidney Crosby followed by quality time with Phil Kessel and family, the Cup made its way to Thunder Bay, Ontario to visit with playoff goaltender wunderkind Matt Murray. The journey started...
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Blues may take ‘half-step back’ to put lead foot forward

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — If you’re a St. Louis Blues fan, these are strange days. How many conference finalists bid farewell to their team captain and starting goaltender in the following summer? How many general managers of conference finalists are willing to admit that to get over the hump, they might need to scurry back a few yards and get a running start? “We don’t want to take any backwards movement in our...
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Lou Lamoriello and Maple Leafs: 5 things we’ve learned after a year

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) —   NHL I’m sitting at the same table that I was one year ago, laptop next to coffee mug, early hours of a summer morning. Except this time, as I write about Lou Lamoriello, there’s considerably less shock, awe, Eastern Conference plate tectonics and bafflement. Growing up as a New Jersey Devils fan, imagining that Lamoriello would leave the general manager’s chair wasn’t too...
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Smashfest: Charitable yet competitive ping-pong by NHL players

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Yahoo Sports Staff) — He did it again! Congrats to back-to-back champ @Patrick_Eaves ! #SmashfestV pic.twitter.com/tq5M7Oqdjn — NHLPA (@NHLPA) July 22, 2016 TORONTO – – For the second time in as many years Patrick Eaves walked away from the annual Smashfest Ping-Pong tournament as the champion. The Dallas Stars forward defeated Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks to reclaim his title at the charity...
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Kevin Hayes avoids arbitration, signs two-year deal with Rangers

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy Kevin Hayes and the New York Rangers salary arbitration appointment on July 27 is officially cancelled. The two sides came to an agreement on Friday. First reported by NHL pundit Aaron Ward , Hayes signed a two-year, $5.2-million contract keeping him as an RFA at the end of the deal. In two seasons with the Rangers, Hayes has 31 goals, 81 points in 158 NHL regular season games. After a...
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Which NHL goal scorers were luckiest this season? (Trending Topics)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Ryan Lambert) — Joel Auerbach/Getty Images The concept of luck in hockey is a contentious one. Fans generally don’t like to hear that a goal was a result of a lucky bounce, or that an entire season’s worth of results — in terms of wins and losses — came because a team simply had the puck go their way for the majority of the year. After all, this somewhat assumes that all things in hockey are created...
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Joe Pavelski on his golf game, Stanley Cup run, World Cup of Hockey (Puck Daddy Q&A)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — Christian Petersen/Getty Images Joe Pavelski is modest when asked about his golf game. “It’s alright. It’s respectable,” he said from Lake Tahoe on Thursday. The San Jose Sharks captain will put his game to the test this weekend at the American Century Championship featuring over 80 celebrities from the entertainment and sports worlds. Pavelski enters the tournament a 30/1 favorite....
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Devils' prospect sued; McPhee talks roster, analytics (Puck Headlines)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Jen Neale) — 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 . Found my first Pokemon “pikachu ” pic.twitter.com/XBE60fdn3j — Kristopher Letang (@Letang_58) July 21, 2016 • QUICK! Someone tell...
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Kris Versteeg leaving NHL for Switzerland: Report

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — NHL Kris Versteeg was one of those names still floating in the unrestricted free-agent pool that surprised you. He split last season with the Carolina Hurricanes and Los Angeles Kings, amassing 15 goals and 23 assists in 77 games, playing an average of 15:23 per night. (His Kings average brought that down, as he was a spare part after the deal.) Versteeg is a serviceable and versatile...
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