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  • Eric Staal says ‘significant minutes’ drew him to Minnesota Wild

    Eric Staal did not have a good year. The Carolina Hurricanes captain had his lowest points per game average since his rookie year at 0.47, which was a byproduct of his disastrous stint with the New York Rangers in which he had six points in 20 games. After the season, Staal faced unrestricted free…

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  • David Backes with emotional, frustrating farewell to St. Louis Blues

    Such is the case with David Backes and the St. Louis Blues. Backes was a career player for the Blues, through 727 games and 49 more in the postseason. Backes signed with the Boston Bruins for five years and $30 million on Friday.

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  • AP Source: Sabres sign free-agent Okposo to 7-year contract

    Once Lightning captain Steven Stamkos took himself off the free-agent market, the Buffalo Sabres turned to Plan B: Kyle Okposo. The Sabres signed the former New York Islanders forward to a seven-year, $42 million contract in one of the first deals completed after the NHL's signing period opened on…

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  • Jim Rutherford gets three-year extension from Penguins

    Jim Rutherford has had a pretty good couple of weeks. All of that has been deserved after the job he did in the last year remodeling the Penguins following a first-round playoff exit in 2015. A few shrewd trades and a system overhaul later, and Pittsburgh brought home its fourth Cup.

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  • Bruins sign Torey Krug, make bad buyout with Seidenberg

    The Boston Bruins said goodbye to Dennis Seidenberg and extended restricted free agent Torey Krug on Thursday. First, on Seidenberg: Considering the week Peter Chiarelli is having, it’s unfortunate we have to pile on with ghosts of general managing past, but here we are. The Boston Bruins bought…

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    Milan Lucic gets huge deal from Edmonton

    Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshynski and Sean Leahy discuss the fit Milan Lucic will have amongst the young core for the Oilers.

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  • Flyers to sign RW Dale Weise, according to Flyer Michael Del Zotto

    Is Ryan White being pushed out the door? That could be the case with Friday’s free-agent signing of depth winger Dale Weise by the Flyers. He reportedly agreed to a multi-year contract. TSN's Bob McKenzie first reported the sides were close, and early Friday afternoon Flyers defenseman Michael Del…

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  • Nashville bad for P.K. Subban’s brand, says marketing guy

    P.K. Subban is now a member of the Nashville Predators, and the positive fallout of that move is palpable. While also being one of the single popular players in the NHL whose every move will still be covered by Canadian media because of that popularity.

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  • LA Kings sign free agents Gilbert, Zatkoff, Latta, Trotman

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- Goalie Jeff Zatkoff, forward Michael Latta and defensemen Tom Gilbert and Zach Trotman have signed with the Los Angeles Kings.

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  • Brian Campbell returning to Blackhawks: Report

    The Chicago Blackhawks were done after one round last season partially because their defense was exposed.

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  • Sharks add 'tremendous speed' with Mikkel Boedker signing

    The San Jose Sharks have added some speed at forward as they retool to try to go one step further in the playoffs next year. The defending Western Conference champions announced they added winger Mikkel Boedker to their deep group of forwards on a four-year $16 million contract. Last season Boedker…

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    Eric Staal signs with Wild

    Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshynski and Sean Leahy explain why Eric Staal will fit in well with his new teammates in Minnesota.

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  • Huge If True: Boston and giant tease of NHL offer sheets

    Indeed, you need to consider the league-wide economic impact of even extending an offer sheet big enough to both be worth it for the team and lure the player. The reason all this comes up is, of course, this week’s sexy rumor that the Bruins are preparing a huge offer sheet for Jets defenseman…

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  • Rangers sign free agents Gerbe, Grabner, Clendening

    The New York Rangers have signed free agent forwards Michael Grabner and Nathan Gerbe and defensemen Adam Clendening and Michael Paliotta. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the signings Friday as the Rangers used the opening day of free agency to improve their team speed and penalty killing and…

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  • Coyotes sign forward Jamie McGinn to a 3-year deal

    Jamie McGinn visited the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday and knew they would be a good fit right away. Not only was he picked up at the airport by general manager John Chayka and coach Dave Tippett, the team had a welcome sign for him at Gila River Arena and a stall made up with his jerseys. ''They…

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  • Red Wings land Frans Nielsen with six-year, $31.5 million deal

    While the New York Islanders added Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera early in free agency, they also said goodbye to a trio of players. With Matt Martin still shopping his services and Kyle Okposo moving on to Buffalo, Frans Nielsen, the team’s longest-tenured player, signed a six-year, $31.5 million…

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  • Puck Soup Podcast: Keith Olbermann and breaking down Subban, Hall, Stamkos

    PUCK SOUP is the new hockey podcast on the Nerdist network for Puck Daddy editor Greg Wyshynski and Dave Lozo of Vice Sports, Uproxx and The Comeback. This is a hockey podcast, in the sense that the talk about hockey, both on the ice and about fan culture. That’s the “puck.” This is also a podcast…

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  • David Backes signs with Bruins in NHL free-agent surprise

    David Backes has carved out a reputation in the NHL over the last 10 seasons with the St. Louis Blues as a rugged, blue-collar player. Backes played 79 games with the Blues last season, scoring 21 goals and 24 assists. Backes has been a Selke Trophy finalist and finished fourth in the voting twice.

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  • Alex Radulov swears he’s a changed man for Montreal Canadiens

    Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin hasn’t exactly earned the benefit of the doubt from his fan base this week, what with the controversial P.K. Subban trade and the heavy flirtation with franchise nemesis Milan Lucic as a free agent. Then it was announced on Friday that the Canadiens…

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    Kyle Okposo lands in Buffalo

    Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshynski and Sean Leahy break down Kyle Okposo not moving very far away after signing with the Sabres.

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