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9:10 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame class, which will be revealed on Tuesday, is one of those tricky “transition-year” groups, sandwiched in between the mortal locks of 2018 (Martin Brodeur, Martin St. Louis) and 2020 (Jarome Iginla). At least that’s true of the male players, because there’s one icon of
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4:53 PM ET Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia — With labor talks having already begun on an informal basis, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and union chief Don Fehr are in favor of rebooting the World Cup of Hockey tournament and holding it every four years. The stumbling block to laying out a long-term calendar of
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6:23 PM ET Center William Karlsson is expected to sign an eight-year, $47.2 million contract to remain with the Vegas Golden Knights, a source confirmed to ESPN. The new deal is expected to be completed by Tuesday, according to The Athletic, which first reported the deal. The Golden Knights took Karlsson, who had been a
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5:00 PM ET Follow the entire 2019 NHL draft, pick-by-pick. Chris Peters, Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan provide detailed breakdowns of each first-rounder’s skill set, as well as how he will fit with his new NHL team. And be sure to check out all of our draft-prep content to learn more about this talented draft
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8:10 PM ET Emily Kaplan Greg Wyshynski VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The 2019 NHL draft is in the books. From Jack Hughes to Jeremy Michel, 217 players have a new team, but that’s hardly the only news to come out of the event. We break down our favorites from the first round to the last,
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6:25 PM ET Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The NHL salary cap for next season has been set at $81.5 million, which is $1.5 million lower than initially projected. The league and the NHL Players’ Association announced the figure Saturday, a day before teams can begin meeting with prospective unrestricted free agents ahead of
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12:10 AM ET VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Seven U.S.-born players were selected within the first 15 picks of the 2019 NHL draft on Friday, an all-time high for Americans in the modern draft (since 1963). Led by Jack Hughes, who went first overall to the New Jersey Devils, the 2019 crop surpassed the 2016 draft
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8:53 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The New Jersey Devils selected Jack Hughes, an 18-year-old center from Orlando, Florida, with the first overall pick in the NHL draft on Friday night. The pick was announced by Devils Hall of Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur, who was taken at the 1990 draft in Vancouver.
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11:32 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN VANCOUVER – If restricted free-agent star forward Mitch Marner plans on signing an offer sheet to set his price tag, there’s no guarantee the Toronto Maple Leafs will match it, according to general manager Kyle Dubas. Marner, who led the team with 94 points last season, is one of three
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11:00 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN VANCOUVER — After several embarrassing officiating controversies overshadowed the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the National Hockey League significantly increased the scope of its referees’ video review capabilities and added a third category to its coach’s challenges at Thursday’s general managers meeting in Vancouver. “We view this as evolutionary. We don’t want
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6:04 PM ET Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan is being placed on long-term injured reserve after he was diagnosed with a serious back issue. the team announced. General manager Julien BriseBois said that doctors recommended that he no longer play hockey because of degenerative disc disease of his lumbar spine. “He’s such a proud
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10:25 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN Noelle Needham’s hockey journey almost ended on her family’s cow farm. When knee injuries and surgeries cut short her playing career at Minnesota State Mankato in 2007, the 21-year-old figured she should try the family business. So she returned home to Elkton, South Dakota, and took out a “beginning farmer”
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10:40 AM ET Associated Press TORONTO — Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews will be on the cover of the EA Sports video game “NHL 20.” The 21-year-old forward was named as the featured player Wednesday night at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. Says Matthews: “If you look at the long list of guys who
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11:34 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN LAS VEGAS — Nine months after Robin Lehner publicly revealed his battle with bipolar disorder and substance abuse, the New York Islanders goalie won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” “I took that first
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5:38 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN LAS VEGAS — The Arizona Coyotes will have a new majority owner in Alex Meruelo, and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman hopes Meruelo can be the person to find a long-term arena solution and keep the team in Arizona. Meruelo will take over for Josh Barroway, who became the Coyotes’ majority
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12:37 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Forward Kevin Hayes has avoided unrestricted free agency by agreeing to a seven-year, $50 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, according to a report by TSN on Tuesday night. His $7.14 million cap hit will rank 18th among all NHL centers, and it will be the third highest on the
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1:47 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers continued to shore up their defense by acquiring veteran Justin Braun from the San Jose Sharks for two draft picks. Philadelphia on Tuesday sent a 2019 second-round pick and 2019 third-round pick to San Jose for Braun. The Sharks were looking to clear salary-cap space
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