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Kessel trade to Penguins highlights start of NHL free agency
On the first day of NHL free agency, a blockbuster trade stole the spotlight....

Penguins acquire Phil Kessel from Maple Leafs in major trade

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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Phil Kessel spent six years in Toronto trying to lift the Maple Leafs out of the churn of mediocrity....

Sabres draftee Eichel signs entry level deal, leaving school

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Jack Eichel is eager to begin his NHL career....

Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue Jackets

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CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season....

Pronger, Lidstrom, Fedorov, Ruggiero among Hockey Hall picks

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TORONTO (AP) -- Chris Pronger always seemed destined for the Hockey Hall of Fame....

Andong Song becomes 1st Chinese player taken in NHL draft
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- For the first time, a Chinese player has been selected in the NHL draft....

For Jeremy Roy, the wait at draft was both long and short
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- This much is certain: Jeremy Roy waited long enough to hear his name called at the NHL draft....

NHL draft day arrives for expected No. 1 pick Connor McDavid

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Connor McDavid has spent the last few days in South Florida. He's been to the beach. He's gone to a baseball game. Given by the red hue of his face and skin, he's spent far more time in the sun than usual....

Carey Price wins Hart, Vezina, Lindsay honors at NHL Awards

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Carey Price came away from the NHL Awards show with a hat trick....

NHL will explore expansion, with Las Vegas among candidates

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The NHL is officially exploring expansion....

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