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Nation Notebook: The aftermath of the Duchene trade

This a weekly feature that rounds up news, rumours, and interesting things happening around the NHL.  Last weekend, the Colorado Avalanche finally pulled the trigger on a deal involving Matt Duchene. The third overall pick from the 2009 draft has been wanting out of Colorado since last Christmas, and it was expected he would be…

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Atlantic Preview: Rivalries set to flare in top-heavy division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series breaking down what each NHL team did over the off-season and projecting where they stand in the context of their division in 2017-18. I’m doing standings predictions from bottom to top. Also, give your predictions and rationales in the comments so we circle back and see…

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NHL expansion or relocation to Seattle becoming more realistic

It was a decade ago that the SuperSonics limped into their final season in Seattle. After a miserable 2007-08 campaign, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz sold the team and its new prize, Kevin Durant, to a group of businessmen from Oklahoma City, and the Sonics became the Thunder.  Now, after years of speculation and failed proposals, Seattle…

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REPORT: Extensions for Paul Maurice and Kevin Cheveldayoff imminent

According to Elliotte Friedman, the Winnipeg Jets are set to extend the contracts of head coach Paul Maurice and Kevin Cheveldayoff sometime this week. Both Maurice and Cheveldayoff’s contracts are set to expire after the 2017-18 season, but Darren Dreger followed up the report by stating that the latter has had a new contract in place for…

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Jets announce 2017 Young Stars Classic roster and schedule

It’s nearly the end of August, meaning there’s going to be some actual hockey very, very soon. Coming up quickly is the Young Stars Classic in Penticton, British Columbia between the Jets, Oilers, Flames, and Canucks. The Jets announced their roster and schedule today for the tournament, which is set to begin on Sept. 7….

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Metropolitan Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Hurricanes looked to solve their goaltending issue, the Penguins worked to keep their Cup-winning core intact, the Capitals lost an exodus of good…

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Atlantic Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Panthers and Sabres are moving in a new direction again, the Lightning dealt with some housekeeping that should allow them to rebound next…