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Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25: #12, Rasmus Asplund

The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. six writers and 718 readers ranked players under the age of 25 as of September 1, 2018 in theBuffalo Sabresorganization. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projec

DIEBYTHEBLADE.COM - 2018-08-16 11:00:03

Three questions facing Minnesota Wild

That was especially true during his debut season as coach in 2016-17, as the Wild topped the Central Division for much of that season before slipping behind Chicago. It’s far too easy to dismiss how tough it is to finish above 100 points, as the Wild have done under Boudreau in both 2016-17 (106) an

NBC SPORTS - 2018-08-15 21:33:21

Time for the Krug-to-Edmonton trade rumors to heat up?

It sparked plenty of informed speculation that one of the D-men would eventually be moved, with Torey Krug the most likely candidate given his contract, value on the trade market and what the Black and Gold could get in return.

NBC SPORTS - 2018-08-15 20:39:35

Mount Puckmore: Four players who define each Atlantic team

7:00 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPNWhen you look at Mount Rushmore, the four American presidents staring back were selected by sculptor Gutzon Borglum in order to define the first 130 years of American history. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson shared an era; Lincoln defined his; and Theodore Roosevel

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Updated Salary Cap Guesswork

Obviously the big question is what happens with Skinner. Equally obviously, I have no idea. But for anyone out there wondering if he could fit into the cap, how much he would cost, etc. - hopefully this at least gets you started.

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Toronto Maple Leafs: All Canadian Match-up on NBC

In the past, it’s been thought that two Canadian teams on a network like NBCSN would be awful for ratings. Perhaps, Gary Bettman and the owners of NBC, Comcast had a change of heart.

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Pressure on Housley with Revamped Roster

In a series of events that matriculated as a result of tactful transactions and lottery luck, his squad has gone through an upheaval of sorts, appearing much more formidable than they did at this time a year ago. After a 2016-17 campaign that the franchise would like to quickly forget, he must now p

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Sabres would be wise to hold their three first-round picks until next summer

Not only did Jason Botterill walk out of the offseason revamping his roster by adding players likeJeff Skinner,Conor Sheary, Rasmus Dahlin,Patrik Berglund,Tage Thompsonand Vladimir Sobotka. He also managed to walk out of the summer with three first-round picks, including theSabresown pick.

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What Really Is A Rebuild?

When theRangersannounced their intentions to reshapethe franchise heading into last season’s trade deadline, they acknowledged that their previous core of players had run its course. The previous summer’s exit ofDan GirardiandDerek Stepan, followed by the trade deadline exodus ofRick Nash,Ryan McDon

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Buffalo Sabres Top 25 Under 25, #17: C.J. Smith

The Top 25 Under 25 is a collaboration by members of the Die By The Blade community. six writers and 718 readers ranked players under the age of 25 as of September 1, 2018 in theBuffalo Sabresorganization. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projec

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Red Wings have tough decisions to make in order to help salary cap

With the last piece of major housekeeping completed in Detroit after the Red WingssignedstarDylan Larkinto a five-year, $30.5M deal, the team now has to take a look at its salary cap, which it will be over, even after it moves forwardJohan Franzento LTIR. General managerKen HollandtoldThe Athletic’s

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Morning Skate: Seguin The Sequel in Boston?

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while skipping right over the “Space Force” entirely.

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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 8/4/18-8/10/18

Anaheim DucksThe Duckssignedcentre Isac Lundestrom to a three-year entry-level contract. Theyre-signedgoaltenderJohn Gibsonto an eight-year contract.Arizona CoyotesThe CoyotessignedcentreChristian Dvorakto a six-year contract extension.Boston BruinsThe Bruins made no moves this week.Buffalo SabresTh

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Toronto Maple Leafs: Come on Kyle, We’re Getting Bored!

It’s arguably one of the biggest days in the entire history of the Toronto Maple Leafs. One of the NHL’s best players, a player who is from Toronto, chose to come home and play. Consider also that up until it happened, it was considered afar fetchedandridiculous idea.

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Hagg Bag: Camp's just around the corner edition

With the start of Bruins training camp little more than a month away, we're still very much in offseason mode with vacations and summer plans still at the forefront of most people involved with the NHL. Still, players are skating at this point and summer workout programs are coming to an end this mo

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Botterill continues to fulfill past promises

Wearing number 5️⃣3️⃣ for your Buffalo Sabres!pic.twitter.com/C0WjwWBAtR— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres)August 8, 2018

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Reacting to the 2018-19 fantasy hockey rankings

Sure, Evander Kane tallied 14 points with the San Jose Sharks after being traded there at the deadline, but is he worthy of his No. 66 ranking?John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

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NBC to air Maple Leafs - Jets game

NBC hasannounced their NHL scheduletoday, and it’s not all Chicago, Pittsburgh and Washington games. NBC is going in a bold new direction by chasing the good teams, the good young players, and giving up on its tired, old “Rivalry Night” concept.

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Buffalo researchers find brains of retired Bills, Sabers players are healthy

“News coverage has given the public the impression that CTE is inevitable among professional contact sport athletes,” the researchers wrote, via theBuffalo News. “The results of our comprehensive investigation . . .do not support this notion.”

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Before they were famous: Pros who played in the LLWS

They may be household names now, but some professional athletes were first in the spotlight as kids on the baseball fields of the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

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