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Nick Suzuki, 23, ‘the heartbeat of our team,’ named captain of rebuilding Montreal Canadiens

Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes announced the appointment, saying the decision was made by the club’s hockey management personnel. An alternate captain last season, Suzuki will succeed defenseman Shea Weber, who served as captain between 2018 and 2022, though he did not play last season due to injury. Veteran defenseman Joel Edmundson and forward Brendan […]

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NHL teams with holes remaining after the first wave of free agency

Well, some teams are. Others have been weirdly silent, unwilling to make moves to clear cap space, or simply aren’t doing much when more is required. There are also teams that fall in the middle, such as the Toronto Maple Leafs. They’ve made trades and signed players, but are they truly better off? The Leafs […]

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2022 NHL free agency: Winners and losers of Day 1, plus the best remaining players

The opening hours of NHL free agency did not bring us an answer as to where Nazem Kadri and John Klingberg would be skating in 2022-23, but there was no shortage of money being doled out elsewhere. Plus, we were treated to some blockbuster trades, as the Carolina Hurricanes added Brent Burns and Max Pacioretty […]

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Bruce Cassidy voices confidence in Stanley Cup expectations in introduction as Vegas Golden Knights coach

After all, Vegas has been one of the NHL’s most successful teams since entering the league in 2017, making the playoffs four times, including a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in its inaugural season. The bigger challenge for Cassidy was convincing his wife, Julie, and children Shannon and Cole, about the move to Las […]

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Answering the big questions ahead of the NHL trade deadline

The NHL trade deadline is three days away, and the action is picking up. Most teams are waiting until the last minute to make moves — hey, every dollar matters in this salary-cap world — but a pair of Wednesday trades should spur some action. You probably have questions about what the next three days […]

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Florida Panthers acquire veteran defenseman Ben Chiarot from Montreal Canadiens

The Panthers on Wednesday sent their 2023 first-round pick, a 2022 fourth-round pick and unsigned college prospect Tyler Smilanic to the Canadiens, who agreed to retain half of Chiarot’s $3.5 million salary in order to make the trade more cap-friendly. Chiarot is in the last year of his contract ahead of unrestricted free agency this […]

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Former goalie Pekka Rinne’s No. 35 becomes first jersey retired by Nashville Predators

The highlight? Pointing to his No. 35 hanging in the rafters. “It gives me goosebumps to even think about it,” Rinne said Thursday night. The goaltender who led the Nashville Predators to their lone Stanley Cup Final in 2017 added another first to his list of accomplishments. He became the first player to have his […]

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