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Blackhawks sign prospect Nathan Noel to a 3-year entry-level contract

secondcityhockey.com  -  3 hours ago
The 2016 fourth-round pick is currently playing with Saint John in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs.

ESPN's Barry Melrose: 'I can't put my heart on the line for the Washington Capitals'

washingtonpost.com  -  4 hours ago
Melrose picked Washington to reach the Stanley Cup finals two weeks ago. Now he says they'll lose to the Penguins.

Secondary scoring could be the Capitals' ticket to playoff redemption

washingtonpost.com  -  4 hours ago
Washington believes talent on the second and third lines can help it get over the hump against the Penguins.

ESPN just gutted its hockey coverage in the middle of the Stanley Cup playoffs

washingtonpost.com  -  4 hours ago
Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun, laid off by ESPN, will be two faces conspicuously absent as Capitals-Penguins gets underway Thursday.

Caps vs Pens pregame: Rematch (Game One)

Well, well, well look what the cat dragged in. On Thursday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins are back in Washington, D.C. to face the Capitals in the second round of the playoffs. Again. Between two fairly even teams, the Capitals are going to have a rough time keeping up with the speed of the…

Cassidy ‘proud, honored and privileged’ after getting Bruins' permanent gig

csnne.com  -  5 hours ago
Bruce Cassidy meets the media a day after the Bruins remove the interim tag and embraces his second chance at being an NHL head coach.

McPhee won’t bring Stanley, Vegas’ lucky golden rooster, to draft lottery

nhl.nbcsports.com  -  5 hours ago
In related news, Vegas has a lucky golden rooster named Stanley.

Hagelin making ‘significant steps’ in returning to Pens lineup

nhl.nbcsports.com  -  6 hours ago
Head coach Mike Sullivan said the speedy winger took limited contact on Thursday.

Hear the Alex Ovechkin-inspired ‘Ovi’ by Young Planet

The rap duo Young Planet is based in Brooklyn, but Brent Ahrens, aka Cidida, grew up in Maryland. It was there and then that he became a hockey fan for life, and it's that passion that animated the group's latest track. It's called "Ovi" and you need to hear it. There is some PG-13 language. Yeah.…

Blackhawks to sign Czech forward David Kampf to 2-year contract, per report

secondcityhockey.com  -  7 hours ago
The 22-year-old scored 15 goals and had 16 assists in 52 games this season for Piráti Chomutov of Czech Extraliga.

Flyers officially sign 2015 draft pick Mikhail Vorobyov to entry-level deal

csnphilly.com  -  7 hours ago
The Flyers on Thursday made it official as they inked 2015 fourth-round pick Mikhail Vorobyov to an entry-level deal. By Tim Panaccio

Panthers looking for ‘modern day guy’ as next head coach

nhl.nbcsports.com  -  7 hours ago
“Someone who is firm, but fair and can think outside the box a little bit, because creativity is important.”

Blackhawks’ Nick Schmaltz to play for Team USA at 2017 World Championship

secondcityhockey.com  -  7 hours ago
The 21-year-old scored six goals and 28 points in 61 games during his rookie season.

Sizing up the Penguins: special teams

You may have read this before. In fact, one year ago, tomorrow, we published a very similar story. Some of the personnel has changed, but not much else. The Washington Capitals still use the 1-3-1 on the power play. The Pittsburgh Penguins still use the umbrella. Not too much has varied on the PK…

Predators' Kevin Fiala out for rest of playoffs with broken femur

cbc.ca  -  7 hours ago
Nashville Predators forward Kevin Fiala will miss the balance of the Stanley Cup playoffs after breaking his left femur, or thigh bone, in Wednesday night’s 4-3 win over the hometown St. Louis Blues to open a best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal.

Leafs to sign Grundstrom, whose ‘competitive level is through the roof’

nhl.nbcsports.com  -  8 hours ago
The 19-year-old forward was impressive for Sweden at the World Juniors.

After scary collision into the boards, Nashville’s Kevin Fiala will miss the rest of the playoffs with a fractured femur

Wednesday evening, Nashville and St. Louis opened their second-round series at Scottrade Center. The Predators beat the late-surging Blues 4-3, but lost one of their most productive forwards in the postseason. Early in the second period, Kevin Fiala was stretchered off the ice after falling hard…

ESPN’s NHL layoffs show how little America cares about hockey, how badly NHL markets itself

thecomeback.com  -  8 hours ago
ESPN's NHL coverage was one of the departments hit hardest by the network's latest wave of layoffs. Who's to blame for lack of interest in hockey?

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