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Defending champion Blues surrounded by tough teams in West

Sep. 18, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

St. Louis had better dig in for its repeat bid. The defending Stanley Cup champion Blues will have their hands full in the Western Conference, which seems to have a slew of contenders. And, every team in the entire league is going to give the Blues its best shot each game. "There's going to be a whole different...

Lightning still the team to beat in NHL's Eastern Conference

Sep. 18, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

Getting swept in the first round wasn't enough to knock the Tampa Bay Lightning off the mountaintop. After finishing 21 points ahead of everyone else during the 2018-19 regular season, the Lightning are again Stanley Cup favorites and the team to beat in an ever-improving Eastern Conference. With a stacked roster...

Blue Jackets look to move past drama of departing stars

Sep. 13, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The offseason drama churned up by the exodus of some of their top stars is now behind the Columbus Blue Jackets. Now they open training camp with some burning questions. Can veteran Joonas Korpisalo, rookie Elvis Merzlikins or someone else step into the huge skates vacated by star...

Moves make clear Preds' early playoff exits not good enough

Sep. 12, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — P.K. Subban now is with the New Jersey Devils, and Matt Duchene finally is a member of the Nashville Predators. That sends as clear a message as possible that last season was not nearly good enough. "It's a message from the front office that just willing to do anything that's going...