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NHL teams must consider expansion draft in offseason plans
Brad Treliving saw the rules for the expansion draft and immediately was in an advantageous position. The Calgary Flames' general manager needed a goaltender, and with Las Vegas set to harvest the NHL for two of them in a year, his colleagues had incentive to make a move....

NHL teams' focus turns to 'Big Fish' in free agency: Stamkos

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- As team executives began gathering on the arena floor an hour before the start of the NHL draft's second round Saturday morning, a video highlighting former No. 1 selections began playing on the big-screen video boards....

Sabres acquire defenseman Kulikov in trade with Panthers
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Sabres general manager Tim Murray filled his team's wish list by acquiring veteran defenseman Dmitri Kulikov in a trade with the Florida Panthers....

Arizona-born Matthews goes 1st in NHL draft; Finns follow

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- On the heels of the NHL expanding into Las Vegas, the Toronto Maple Leafs pinned their future on Arizona-raised center Auston Matthews with the first pick in the NHL draft....

Column: What's in a team name? Ask the Vegas Flying Elvi

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Sin City finally has its first major league sports team. Now the question is what to call it....

Panthers sign free-agent defenseman Keith Yandle

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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Keith Yandle signed with the Florida Panthers early Thursday, three days after the team acquired the high-scoring defenseman's negotiating rights in a trade with the New York Rangers....

Chicago's Patrick Kane wins the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- After Patrick Kane added three more awards to his overflowing trophy case, he took a moment to appreciate his new place in American hockey history....

The Latest: Patrick Kane takes home Hart Trophy as NHL MVP

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Latest at the NHL Awards show from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (all times EDT):...

Salary cap crunch makes for early NHL trade opportunities

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The echoes of a Stanley Cup parade in Pittsburgh have only just faded and NHL teams are already getting down to business preparing for next season....

Datsyuk leaving Red Wings to play in Russia-based KHL

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WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Pavel Datsyuk is leaving the Detroit Red Wings at least a year earlier than they'd like - but with plenty of dazzling memories from 14 seasons in the NHL....


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