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Rangers begin training camp with goal of making the playoffs

Sep. 14, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

The New York Rangers have two clear goals this season: to keep improving and return to the playoffs after a two-year absence. The addition of forwards Artemi Panarin and Kaapo Kakko, and defenseman Jacob Trouba this summer helped accelerate the team's rebuild, and now the Rangers believe they are ready to take...

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...

After short summer, Hurricanes optimistic to start camp

Sep. 13, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Defenseman Brett Pesce and the Carolina Hurricanes zipped up and down the ice again, less than four months after wrapping up last season way later than usual. For a team that suffered through plenty of long summers, they can get used to these quick turnarounds. The Hurricanes opened...

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...

Torey Krug says contract talks with Bruins 'nonexistent'

Sep. 5, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Torey Krug says there have been no talks with the Boston Bruins on a new contract with one season left to unrestricted free agency. Despite a breakout playoff performance that helped the Bruins get to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, Krug is stuck in neutral while the front office focuses on...

Minnesota Wild fire GM Paul Fenton after 1 season

Jul. 30, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Less than 15 months after hiring Paul Fenton as general manager, Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold changed his mind. Still confident he has a contending team, Leipold decided to fire Fenton on Tuesday despite the unusual late-summer timing to try to redirect the franchise before it...

Colliton looking forward to camp with new-look Blackhawks

Jul. 26, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jeremy Colliton has a plan, and he has time. It feels pretty good, too. Unlike last season, when he took over after the Chicago Blackhawks fired coach Joel Quenneville in November, Colliton gets a full training camp to implement his vision for the team. He also should have more practice time...