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Flyers rookie game signals when training camp may be

Flyers will face New York Islanders again in annual rookie game<p>USA Today Images<p>While the Flyers have not announced the start of their rookie and …

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No. 15: Will Ratcliffe continue to work his way up the prospect leaderboard?

Insert another “huge” pun here.When Isaac Ratcliffe was drafted with the 35th pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, many fans saw it as a major reach for …

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Alex DeBrincat, Patrick Kane, Connor Murphy to participate in USA's Stars and Stripes Showdown

In honor of the late executive Jim Johannson, who died unexpectedly in his sleep in January at the age of 53, USA Hockey is hosting a Stars and …

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Toronto Maple Leafs: Don’t Sleep on Zach Hyman for Fantasy

Toronto Maple Leafs forward, Zach Hyman is a solid sleeper for fantasy hockey.<p>If you have an upcoming fantasy hockey draft, I’d advise you to keep …

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New York Islanders Weekly Metropolitan Division Updates August 12, 2018

We know what’s going on with the New York Islanders to date, but what about the rest of the Metropolitan Division. What’s new with the other seven …

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Next Summer Should Be Busy For New Jersey

It has been a very quiet offseason for the Devils. After they were a surprise entrant into the playoffs last season, New Jersey hasn’t made a single …

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Dallas Stars: Offseason Additions Give Team Options For Many Situations

At the opening of free agency this summer, the Dallas Stars didn’t go out and add a big name player. Instead, they spent the day adding depth pieces. …

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Bill Meltzer - Quick Hits: Summer Training, Hlinka Gretzky Cup, CFC, Linseman and More

<b>Quick Hits: August 11, 2018</b><p>1) It is rapidly getting to the time of summer when players increasingly start to come to the Skate Zone in Voorhees to …

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Four Potential St. Louis Blues Forward Line Combinations

The St. Louis Blues are coming off a season where they were one point away from a playoff spot. That may explain why they have been one of the …

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Dallas Stars: Jim Montgomery Can Use First NHL Year To His Advantage

For the first time in a long time, the Dallas Stars have a new head coach with no prior NHL experience. But that could very well play into Jim …

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5 aging players you can bank on in fantasy

Age is just a number for some elite producers in the NHL.<p>Once most players enter their 30s, they're generally past their prime. However, there are …

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Poll: Which Free Agent Contract Will Be Regretted The Most?

Two years ago the unrestricted free agent was flooded with aging players who still looked like they might have a few effective seasons left in them. …

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2018-19 Fantasy Hockey: Top 100 players ranking starts with Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid looks set to join some legendary company and is already in a class of his own at age 21.<p>By netting 41 goals and 108 points in 2017-18, …

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Wild's Suter expects to be ready for training camp

After an injury kept him out of the final week of the regular season and the entire postseason, Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter looks to be on …

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Why a Jake Gardiner trade is inevitable for Maple Leafs

At this point, the Toronto Maple Leafs trading away defenseman Jake Gardiner feels nothing but inevitable.<p>A lot of the talk around the Toronto Maple …

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New Jersey Devils: Is patience the right decision?

The New Jersey Devils surprised most of the hockey world when they jumped ahead of schedule and made the playoffs in 2018. They didn’t do much this …

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Ivan Provorov built on a solid rookie season and the sky is the limit

When the Flyers made Ivan Provorov the No. 7 overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft I think we all knew he had a chance to be special, but I don’t …

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Ramblings: Power Play Production, Niederreiter, Palmieri, And More – August 8

If you haven’t yet, be sure to head to the Dobber Shop to grab your copy of the 2018-19 fantasy guide! It’s loaded with articles and projections …

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New Jersey Devils Slowly Developing A Contender

The NHL offseason usually revolves around the salary cap. Teams struggle to fit in as much talent as possible under a fixed ceiling, and are hindered …

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Up-and-coming Flyers prospect scores inconceivable between-the-legs goal

Going End to End today are NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Boruk, Tom Dougherty and Jordan Hall.<p>The topic: <i>Grading general manager Ron Hextall's</i> …

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Toronto Maple Leafs: Connor Brown must rebound

Last season, Toronto Maple Leafs right wing ConnorBrown witnessed a bit of a decline in point production. Can he recover next season?<p>It really is a …

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Proud to Select: Adam Ginning

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Salary Cap Deep Dive: Philadelphia Flyers

<i>Navigating the Salary Cap is probably one of the more important tasks for any general manager to have. Teams that can avert total cap chaos by</i> …

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Nathan MacKinnon: Money in the Bank for Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche’s contract with Nathan MacKinnon should prove to be a steal of a deal whose value ensures the All-Star will play with a …

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Skinner Sees a Winner

With a full no-trade clause, Carolina Hurricanes left wing Jeff Skinner was sitting pretty in the driver’s seat, able to choose his next NHL team. …

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Long term or bust: Projecting William Nylander's next contract

It's been over a month since John Tavares inked a seven-year deal with the Maple Leafs, and his arrival to Toronto has caused some to measure the …

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No. 23: Is there an NHL spot for Martel in the near future?

With three straight 20-goal seasons in the AHL, Danick Martel has proven he can score at the professional level.It’s easy to understand why a player …

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Ottawa signs Mark Stone to underwhelming one-year deal

The Ottawa Senators have right winger Mark Stone under contract after avoiding arbitration, but the result portends yet another future exit for a key …

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Where will the Islanders finish in the Eastern Conference this season?

<b>[Editor's Note: Islanders fans, we want to hear from you and share some of your viewpoints. Tweet @ChrisBottaNHL before 11:59 pm on Friday, Aug. 3 to</b> …

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Bill Meltzer - Quick Hits: WJC Showcase, JVR, Fedotenko, Noebels and More

<b>Quick Hits: August 3, 2018</b><p>1) Team USA overcame deficits of 2-0, 3-1 and 4-3 to earn a 5-4 overtime win against Sweden on Thursday at the 2018 World …

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