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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...

Blues' O'Reilly has 'another gear' after being playoff MVP

Sep. 18, 2019 4:08 AM EDT

Ryan O'Reilly stockpiled quite the hardware to show off at his Stanley Cup day. On display next to the Cup he helped the St. Louis Blues win in June were the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP and the Selke Trophy as the NHL's best defensive forward. Any player would gladly celebrate with those shiny centerpieces,...

Canucks sign Brock Boeser to 3-year, $17.625 million deal

Sep. 16, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Vancouver Canucks have signed restricted free-agent right wing Brock Boeser to a three-year, $17.625 million deal. The Canucks announced the signing on Monday. The 22-year-old missed training camp during the weekend as negotiations continued. He posted a photo of...

Pacioretty has hat trick, Golden Knights beat Coyotes 6-2

Sep. 15, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Pacioretty had a hat trick and an assist to help the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-2 on Sunday in the NHL preseason opener. Cody Eakin, Reilly Smith, and Brayden McNabb also scored for the Golden Knights. They had five straight goals after falling behind 2-1 midway...

Pavelski, Perry switch to Stars after long stays in 1st home

Sep. 14, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Joe Pavelski joined the Dallas Stars as an expensive free agent coming off one of his best goal-scoring years, while Corey Perry quietly signed a low-cost deal for one year after playing the fewest games of his career because of a knee injury. That's where the differences end for the...

Sharks open camp with new captain after Pavelski's departure

Sep. 13, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks wasted little time in replacing Joe Pavelski as captain, giving the role to Logan Couture even before starting camp. Figuring out who will wear the "C'' on the jersey will be easier than making up for all Pavelski provided the Sharks both on and off the ice over...

Knights defenseman Theodore says he was treated for cancer

Sep. 12, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore says he underwent surgery for testicular cancer during the offseason and is expected to make a full recovery. Theodore revealed his cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment in an essay Thursday in The Players' Tribune . Theodore didn't...

Rangers are one of NHL's biggest mysteries going into camp

Sep. 11, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

Henrik Lundqvist wants training camp to begin with an honest conversation. The longtime face of the New York Rangers sees this as an important time to define expectations for this season after watching the team fast-track a rebuild by signing winger Artemi Panarin, trading for defensemen Jacob Trouba and Adam...

LA Kings sign goalie Jack Campbell to 2-year extension

Sep. 7, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Goalie Jack Campbell has agreed to a two-year, $3.3 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings announced Campbell's deal Saturday. He is now under contract through the 2021-22 season. Campbell was the 11th overall pick in the 2010 draft by Dallas, but failed...

Joe Thornton, 40, signs 1-year, $2 million deal with Sharks

Sep. 6, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Joe Thornton is coming back for another season at age 40, signing a one-year, $2 million contract with the San Jose Sharks on Friday after briefly contemplating retirement at the end of last season. Thornton decided in the offseason that he wasn't ready to hang it up after 21 years...