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2017-18 Nashville Predators Position Preview: Wingers

On the Forecheck (Tarpley Brooks Jones) — We continue to preview the 2017-18 roster by looking at the wingers. The Nashville Predators enter the 2017-2018 with a plethora of exciting options at the winger position. Led by young Swedish stars Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson , the Predators boast a top line duo that could match anyone in the league. The questions arise in the middle part of the roster where Craig Smith , ...
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Restaurant murder victim laughed at gunman moments before shooting

TheStar.com (Emma McIntosh - Staff Reporter) — Moments before a prominent Toronto real estate agent was gunned down inside an upscale downtown restaurant, he was laughing. Michael Dabic, owner of Michael’s on Simcoe St., said his daughter was about three metres away Saturday night when the gunman unleashed bullets in the crowded dining room, killing 54-year-old Simon Giannini . “We have video footage of...
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What We Learned: What do the Flames have in net?

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Ryan Lambert) — Travis Hamonic (left) and Mike Smith (right) are introduced by Flames GM Brad Treliving (center). (Jeff McIntosh/CP) (Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) Flames GM Brad Treliving has been on...
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Luke Witkowski Will Bring A Gritty Game With Him

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Ansar Khan of Mlive, He moves up and down the ice well. That skating ability, combined with his tenacity and toughness, are traits he hopes earns him a regular spot in the Detroit Red Wings lineup. "I feel like I can skate with just about anybody," Witkowski said Saturday during Red Wings training camp. "And my work ethic; got to work hard every day and pay attention to...
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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Camping

On the Forecheck (Tucker Batson) — Training Camp has officially begun, Fiala's feeling 100 percent, Phaneuf's feeling down and the debut of #SkinnyTrotz. Nashville Predators News & Notes: Predators return to Nashville 'hungrier than we've ever been' | Tennessean The Predators returned to practice Saturday for the first time since losing to the Penguins in June. Kevin Fiala: 'I'm Full, 100 Percent' Healthy | NHL "It...
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Phil Esposito On The Jonathan Drouin Trade

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, There are likely some fans that still lament losing dynamic wing Jonathan Drouin, dealt to Montreal for Sergachev in late June. But Lightning founder Phil Esposito reassured fans they're going to end up liking this trade on Tampa Bay's side. "Drouin is a fabulous player," Esposito said in a Q&A for fans between Saturday's practices. "Personally I...
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Weekend Brunch: It was a rather eventful first two days of training camp

Mile High Hockey (Tom Hunter) — The Avalanche hit the ice and Big Z gets his deal done Colorado Avalanche When the Avs got off the ice for their first practice of training camp, they were greeted with some great news: Zadorov's new deal in Colorado worth $2.15 M AAV per season — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) September 15, 2017 Not only was Big Z able to come to terms on a contract, but he was in the building...
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Friday Habs Headlines: With training camp starting up, some roster spots will be hotly contested

Habs Eye on the Prize (Nathan Ni) — In today’s links, training camps open, Jakub Jerabek gave up a lot for his shot at the NHL, Jonathan Drouin is facing immense pressure, and more. Montreal Canadiens news and notes As the 61 players come together at training camp, the most intense battles will be for a spot on defence. [ RDS | Google Translate ] “I’m pretty sad because [Jerabek] was one of my top defencemen working...
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Montreal Canadiens renew “unique” affiliation with the ECHL’s Brampton Beast

Habs Eye on the Prize (Andrew Zadarnowski) — A successful partnership continues to grow. The Montreal Canadiens have announced the renewal of their ECHL affiliation with the Brampton Beast for the 2017-18 season. BREAKING: The Beast and the @CanadiensMTL announced they have renewed their affiliation for another season! MORE: https://t.co/aUHb9xrY4G pic.twitter.com/lsukAkgxyb — Brampton Beast (@BramptonBeast) September 14,...
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The Laval Rocket will be loaded with quality defencemen

Habs Eye on the Prize (Julian McKenzie) — The Habs’ farm team boasts some impressive and intriguing players on the blue line for its inaugural season. The 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens ' defence may leave a little to be desired, currently comprised of a slow-as-molasses corps, and one that lacks the punch of a top all-around defenceman. The same can't be said about their AHL affiliate, the Laval Rocket. The defence has been revamped...
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Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Victory

On the Forecheck (Hayley Alexandra) — Hockey returns this weekend. Hockey News & Notes 31 Thoughts: Making sense of Matt Duchene's situation “Duchene would love to go to Nashville, and the Predators have been a legit pursuer. In fact, a couple of players said they heard this summer about rumors of a Duchene for PK Subban deal.” Ha! Ha! Ha! Don’t make me laugh. #TitanUp #12thMan #Preds A post shared by...
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Islanders News: Gameday, of sorts

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — After skating at the Coliseum before tonight’s tilt in Philly, Isles rookies now have an even better shot at the roster Yesterday the Islanders in rookie camp got to skate at a refurbished Nassau Coliseum, no longer gloriously unsponsored but home again at least for a preseason game on Sunday. Tonight they play against fellow prospects in Philadelphia, for a semi-official preseason game...
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