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Kings’ Kempe Gets 3-Year, $6-Million Contract

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Forward Adrian Kempe has agreed to a three-year, $6 million deal to stay with the Los Angeles Kings.
The Kings announced the deal Wednesday with Kempe, a restricted free agent who turns 23 next week.
Kempe had 12 goals and 16 assis...

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NHL, NHLPA Set to Meet Again to Talk CBA Extension

CHICAGO — The NHL and NHL Players' Association will meet again Friday in New York to continue collective bargaining negotiations.
Players have until Sept. 15 to decide whether to terminate the current collective bargaining agreement effective a year fr...

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Avalanche Gear up Early for Season Debut

Erik Johnson led the informal practices at the rink.

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Ducks Hope to Rebuild on Fly, Return to Playoff Contention

ANAHEIM, Calif. — After the Anaheim Ducks' six-year playoff run ended with a resounding thud last spring, they added almost no significant outside talent to their roster.
If the Ducks hope to return to their usual heights this season, they'll probably ...

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Maple Leafs Aware of Peace Complaint Against Auston Matthews

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs say they are aware of a complaint of disturbing the peace against star forward Auston Matthews.
In a statement, the Leafs say "Auston is co-operating fully with the relevant authorities but neither he nor the Club will...

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Jack Hughes Shows Smarts in Devils Prospects’ Debut

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Rookie centre Jack Hughes need not be too disappointed over the dud he and the New Jersey Devils produced in the No. 1 draft pick's debut in an NHL competitive setting Friday night.
Overlooking the 6-4 loss to Buffalo at the Sabres' pro...

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What Kyle Dubas’ Interview Says About Oilers Contracts

There are more than a few people who know that the Edmonton Oilers are top-end loaded. Just this week, Dom Luszczyszyn of The Athletic wrote that the Oilers stand no better than a 20% chance of making the playoffs considering they have Connor McDavid surrounded by “Guy, Guy, Guy.” But, Edmonton isn’t in bad shape […]

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Auston Matthews Content to Stay Out of Marner Contract Talks

CHICAGO — Not usually one to shy away from the limelight, Auston Matthews is more than happy to sit this one out.
Unlike teammate Mitch Marner and a host of other still-unsigned restricted free agents, the Toronto Maple Leafs' star snagged his big-mone...

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Bruins Should Give Studnicka Some Ice Time

Boston Bruins prospect Jack Studnicka, who was drafted in the second round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, nearly cracked the team’s roster last season at just 19 years old. This year’s training camp and the uncertainty of the bottom-six forward corps provides another opportunity for the Windsor, Ontario native to break onto the NHL […]

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What Kyle Dubas’ Interview Says About Oilers Contracts

There are more than a few people who know that the Edmonton Oilers are top-end loaded. Just this week, Dom Luszczyszyn of The Athletic wrote that the Oilers stand no better than a 20% chance of making the playoffs considering they have Connor McDavid surrounded by “Guy, Guy, Guy.” But, Edmonton isn’t in bad shape […]

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