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Florida Panthers Make Puzzling Front Office Change

Dale Tallon talks to the media, after he was named the new General Manager of the Florida Panthers hockey team Tuesday, May 18, 2010,  in Sunrise, Fla.  (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Panthers Make Change After Franchise-Best Season The Florida Panthers, something of a laughing stock over the last decade-plus, enjoyed their best season in franchise history in 2015-16, registering 103 points and winning the Atlantic Division, toppling division stalwarts in the Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings. So it seems a little odd that after that, the Panthers would make ...

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Bruce Boudreau Will Be Next Minnesota Wild Head Coach

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Hottest FA Coach Finds New Home It didn’t take long for former Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau to find a new gig. It was announced late Saturday that Boudreau will be the new head coach of the Minnesota Wild. Boudreau is coming off a somewhat successful tenure in Anaheim where he led them to unprecedented regular season success, but couldn’t ...

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Hart Trophy: Who Ya Got?

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Kane, Crosby, Benn Finalists for Hart Trophy Today, the NHL announced that Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane, Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn and Pittsburgh forward Sidney Crosby as finalists for the Hart Trophy, awarded each year to “the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team.” It is voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. The NHL ...

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Boston Bruins: Top 5 Draft Targets

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Bruins Prospect Pool Deep, But Lacking Impact   Heading into the 2015-16, people weren’t terribly sure of what to make of the Boston Bruins. After all, they had firmly established themselves as contenders over the better part of the last decade, always one of the Eastern Conference’s toughest teams. But a busy offseason saw a seismic shift in the roster. ...

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Oilers Sign College Star Drake Caggiula

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Oilers Land Coveted College Free Agent If they’re not winning lottery after lottery, the Edmonton Oilers are winning the sweepstakes for the hottest college free agent in the game. On Friday, TSN’s Bob McKenzie said “indications” were that University of North Dakota forward Drake Caggiula would sign with Edmonton. McKenzie also reported the Vancouver Canucks, the other front-runner, have been told Caggiula will not ...

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Islanders Chance to Represent East Very Real

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Islanders Playoff Success No Fluke The New York Islanders made it to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in 23 years. For the fans, it is something they been waiting a lifetime to see. And what makes it even better for the fans, the New York Rangers were out in five games vs. the ...

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Has Murray Made Fleury Expendable?

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Murray Making Pens Future Plans Tougher In sports, it doesn’t take long to stir controversy or conversation. And Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray has certainly been generating a lot of conversation recently. As of this writing, the Pittsburgh Penguins — once on the very fringe of the playoff picture — sit just one win from the Eastern Conference Final. They ...

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Winnipeg Jets: Top 5 Draft Targets

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Jets Will Add Impact Prospects For the last few seasons, the Winnipeg Jets have toiled between playoff team and rebuild status. The 2015-16 season was the one that finally pushed them towards a rebuild. The trade of captain Andrew Ladd to the Chicago Blackhawks solidified that move, especially given the Jets place near the bottom of the standings. Fortunately for ...

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Ryan Reaves Blows Kiss at Stars Bench After Winning Fight

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Reaves Adds Insult to Injury It’s bad enough to lose a fight to someone, but it’s even worse when you lose said fight and the victor blows a kiss at your team’s bench. That’s exactly what happened on Tuesday night. Ryan Reaves of the St. Louis Blues got into a scrap with Curtis McKenzie of the Dallas Stars. After the ...

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Why Aren’t We Talking About the Sharks?

Apr 14, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA;  San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44), right wing Joel Ward (42), center Tomas Hertl (48), and  right wing Joonas Donskoi (27) celebrate a goal in the second period of the game one of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Sharks Run Deserves More Attention The 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs are at about their midway point and, as per usual, storylines have begun developing. Most of the attention has turned to the Pittsburgh Penguins/Washington Capitals match up and with good reason. It features two of the league’s most marketable teams and bar none it’s two most marketable players in Pittsburgh’s ...

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