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Carolina Hurricanes hope changes lead to another playoff run

Sep. 28, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The past three seasons have seen the Carolina Hurricanes end a long postseason drought, become an every-year playoff team and win their first division championship in 15 years. They figured they needed changes to accomplish even more. ...

Islanders enter season with Cup hopes, new arena set to open

Sep. 28, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

Barry Trotz knows the feeling of raising the Stanley Cup along with the failed journeys it sometimes takes to get there. Now he is trying to recapture that magic with the New York Islanders. Trotz goes into his fourth season as Islanders coach with...

Blue Jackets reset and look for path back to playoffs

Sep. 28, 2021 12:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brad Larsen had a ringside seat as the Columbus Blue Jackets tanked down the stretch last season. He watched how players conducted themselves when the going got tough. Larsen, then an assistant under coach John Tortorella, was in a good position to...

Dylan Larkin senses optimism others do not with Red Wings

Sep. 28, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have been mired in a long, painful rebuild and the end doesn't seem to be in sight from outside the organization. The last time they made the playoffs five years ago, Dylan Larkin was a rookie. When the captain and center looks at...

Offseason deals and signings raise expectations for Devils

Sep. 28, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Devils coach Lindy Ruff doesn't like it when a question starts with the phrase: “You've been around hockey a long time...” It's the equivalent of saying: “Hey, you're old.” At the same time, the 61-year-old...

Flyers count on offseason pickups to lead them to playoffs

Sep. 28, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The sounds of Philadelphia in the fall are familiar at this time of season: the bellyaching from talk radio to chirping tweets on the Eagles’ poor start. The cheers of nearly 30,000 fans imploring Bryce Harper to bring October baseball back to Philly. The explanations...

Blackhawks G Lankinen removed from COVID-19 protocol

Sep. 27, 2021 20:43 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Kevin Lankinen practiced Monday after he was removed from the COVID-19 protocol list. Lankinen had been held out since Friday. His absence doesn’t necessarily mean he tested positive for COVID-19. ...

Changing places: Hyman to Edmonton, Chara to Isles

Sep. 27, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

One call from Connor McDavid was all Zach Hyman needed to put unfinished business with the Toronto Maple Leafs behind him upon joining the Edmonton Oilers. Hyman left his hometown team to sign a $38.5 million, seven-year contract with McDavid and the Oilers, who are...

Kraken released: Seattle opens preseason topping Vancouver

Sep. 27, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The concourses of the Spokane Arena were jammed. The merchandise lines snaked through the crowds, causing bottlenecks as fans filed in for their first glimpse of the Seattle Kraken. There seems to be little doubt about the popularity and reach of...

Blues Sign GM Doug Armstrong to 5-year Extension

Sep. 25, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues signed longtime president of hockey operations and general manager Doug Armstrong to a five-year contract extension Saturday. Armstrong, 57, was named the organization's 11th general manager after the 2009-10 season after joining the...