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The Blueshirts got their prized trade acquisition under contract for the next seven years and though the price is worth it, some other contracts need to be moved out before the season begins. So how are things looking in New York right now?
In a deal of two under-performing wingers needing a new home, the Edmonton Oilers sent Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames in exchange for James Neal. If nothing, it shows that there aren't any unmovable deals in the NHL.
In an hour-long interview conducted at his home in Russia, New York Rangers winger Artemi Panarin said it's time for president Vladimir Putin to go and spoke about the lack of freedom of speech in his home country.
From winning battles to making that extra effort, many of the best NHLers are also the most competitive. But you don't have to be a beast to be tough: just ask the hockey minds at an elite hockey coaches conference.
The UFA market is mostly dried up, but the RFA options are some of the best we've seen in many years. Let's have some fun during the hot summer days: what would a roster of the best remaining RFAs look like if they were to form a team?
Carolina didn't land any top free agents or make any true blockbuster deals, but the Hurricanes have added where they needed to and kept key pieces in place. That's what has them primed to build off of last season's success.
A number of circuits - most notably the Swiss League - have become havens for NHLers who aren't getting the job offers they'd like back home. But what goes into the decision to trek across the ocean to continue a pro career?
The NHL and NHLPA announced Thursday that the Capitals captain will head to China in August to act as an ambassador for the league as part of an outreach effort, but nothing will help grow the game quite like sending Ovechkin and his fellow players to the Beijing Olympics.