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  • Puck Daddy’s NHL 2014-15 Emoji Preview: Edmonton Oilers

    For a moment, the Oilers were a preseason darling, with some predicting that Edmonton’s young core would finally earn a playoff spot. Instead, the defense sucked to the tune of 270 goals against, the team’s depth was shallow and Nail Yakupov generated more headlines about a potential trade than…

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  • Tampa Bay Lightning have the coolest NHL billboard of season (Photo)

    Which is why the Tampa Bay Lightning’s new billboard featuring Valtteri Filppula should be celebrated. The one on the right, which the rocket shot of Filppula has turned into tatters, features a website for a fitness company called “Flex Fitness 20” which, of course, takes you directly to a Tampa…

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  • Pass or Fail: Pittsburgh Penguins rock the gold in new third jersey

    PHONE: “Seriously Mario: $104 million for Sidney and $76 million for Geno … how are we going to afford this? The Pittsburgh Penguins revealed their new third jerseys for the 2014-15 season, and they’re glorious throwbacks to the 1980s, when Mario was piling up points while carrying Rob Brown on his…

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  • Kings' Drew Doughty misses 1st workout with injury

    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty missed the first practice of training camp Friday with an upper-body injury. Doughty was injured during an offseason workout back home in Ontario, but has skated in recent days. Kings coach Darryl Sutter wouldn't provide specific details about Doughty's…

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  • Bozak, Clarkson miss start of Maple Leafs camp

    Tyler Bozak and David Clarkson both missed the first practice day of Toronto Maple Leafs training camp with lower-body injuries, and coach Randy Carlyle didn't say when he expects either player to be ready. Bozak and Clarkson suffered the injuries in pre-training camp workouts, according to…

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  • Stop calling Ryan Johansen greedy (Trending Topics)

    Revealing each of the three substantial contract offers made to Ryan Johansen this summer (two years at $3 million per, six years at $5.33 million per, and eight years at $5.75 million per) and calling his continuing to not-sign with the team “extortion” can be — and in some cases, was — seen in…

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  • Red Wings hoping for healthier 2014-15

    While coach Mike Babcock focuses on systems and practice, the Detroit Red Wings just want to field a healthy team this season. Detroit started training camp on Friday in Traverse City with an eye on both improving and keeping its lineup intact. Defenseman Niklas Kronwall noted the team is coming…

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  • Sharks open with new vibe after playoff collapse

    A tumultuous offseason that featured a rehash of a historic playoff collapse, talk of rebuilding and questions about the leadership on and off the ice has mercifully come to an end for the San Jose Sharks. The Sharks returned to practice Friday for the opening of training camp, looking to put that…

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    NHL Stars Reveal Their #1 and #2 Overall Fantasy Picks

    We ask the world's best hockey players who they'd take #1 and #2 overall in Fantasy Hockey. The NHL on YouTube.

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  • Hurricanes begin Peters' 1st training camp

    It didn't take long during Carolina's first practice of training camp for the Hurricanes to figure out what new coach Bill Peters wants. ''He comes in with a presence, a plan and an idea, and that's what you want,'' captain Eric Staal said after Friday's workout. ''I thought we got some things…

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  • Burke: 'Unacceptable' aggression from athletes

    Brian Burke believes players who take aggression from the ice into their personal lives don't deserve to earn professional-athlete wages. The Calgary Flames' president was asked at the Global Business Forum how he would have handled the Ray Rice scandal. ''The notion that 'I get paid to fight on a…

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  • Bruins eyeing redemption on 1st day of camp

    The Boston Bruins conducted their first on-ice training camp practices for the new season on Friday, and they're already thinking about redemption. The Bruins want to atone for the way last season ended. ''I think it was a tough year last year and (I have) a lot to prove this year,'' left winger…

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    Bishop's first pitch at Rays game

    Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop throws out the first pitch at the Tampa Bay Rays game.

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  • Reigning NHL MVP Sidney Crosby cleared to practice

    Looks as if Sidney Crosby is a pretty quick healer. The Pittsburgh Penguins star and reigning NHL MVP practiced Friday, a day after the team announced he would be held out of the early portion of training camp as a precaution for an unspecified minor injury. Crosby didn't appear hurt while taking…

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  • Ducks' Kyle Palmieri out 2 weeks with ankle sprain

    Anaheim Ducks forward Kyle Palmieri is expected to miss at least two weeks with a high ankle sprain. The Ducks announced Palmieri's injury Friday, saying he hopes to return for Anaheim's final preseason game. Palmieri set career highs with 14 goals and 17 assists in 71 games last season.

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  • Grieving Suter glad to be back on ice with Wild

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Training camp for Ryan Suter will be more than a tuneup for the season. Practicing with the Minnesota Wild will bring some respite, too. Suter's father, a Wild scout and former U.S. Olympic team member, died Sept. 9 of a heart

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  • Talented crop of rookies has fantasy upside

    Realistically, any of these players could find their name on the fantasy rookie of the year trophy, as Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche did last season. The 2014-15 NHL season is drawing closer by the day, so NHL.com has you covered with all the fantasy hockey advice you'll need come…

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  • Gallant's era with Panthers gets underway

    Gerard Gallant never had a coach that he didn't enjoy playing for, and he wants the Florida Panthers to feel that way about him. The Gallant era with the Panthers officially opened Friday with the start of training camp, his first formal workout with the club since being hired as its 13th head…

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