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1:04 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Forward Kevin Hayes has avoided unrestricted free agency by agreeing to a seven-year, $50 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, according to a report by TSN on Tuesday night. His $7.14 million cap hit will rank 18th among all NHL centers, and it will be the third highest on the
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9:39 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN LAS VEGAS — Joe Thornton says he’ll be back with the San Jose Sharks next season. Whether he’ll play for the next decade is a bit more debatable. “I’ll probably play another 10 years. That’s what I’m thinking. Five to 10 right now. I got nothing else going on, we’ll
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PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers continued to shore up their defense by acquiring veteran Justin Braun from the San Jose Sharks for two draft picks. Philadelphia on Tuesday sent a 2019 second-round pick and 2019 third-round pick to San Jose for Braun. The Sharks were looking to clear salary-cap space after re-signing defenseman Erik Karlsson
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1:36 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The San Jose Sharks and defenseman Erik Karlsson, 29, have reportedly agreed to a deal on an eight-year contract, that will play him more than $11 million per season. The term and average annual value raised some eyebrows around the league, and the end of the Karlsson Sweepstakes has set
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10:21 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The New York Rangers acquired defenseman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in Thursday’s NHL draft, the teams said. Trouba, 25, had eight goals and 42 assists for the Jets in 2018-19, his most productive season since the former No.
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Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford confirmed the rumor Monday that forward Phil Kessel had vetoed a recent trade. The GM did not name the team involved, but it had been widely reported that the Penguins had a deal on the table with the Minnesota Wild in which Kessel and Jack Johnson would go out
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The Anaheim Ducks have gone to their AHL affiliate to find their next head coach, with Dallas Eakins getting the job, according to multiple reports. Eakins has led the San Diego Gulls since 2015. He does have NHL head-coaching experience, with the Edmonton Oilers from 2013-15. The 52-year-old is a former NHL defenseman, playing with
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The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Carl Hagelin to a four-year, $11 million deal. The 30-year-old, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent, was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in February. “Carl is a versatile player who can play on any line and is an excellent penalty killer,” Capitals general manager Brian
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CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Olli Maatta in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft. The Blackhawks had been looking to upgrade their blue line after missing the playoffs for the second straight season. The 24-year-old Maatta, who helped Pittsburgh win
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It rained on the St. Louis Blues‘ parade, but nobody seemed to mind. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of downtown St. Louis and braved the rain Saturday to cheer on the Stanley Cup champs, who concluded the festivities with a packed rally beneath the Gateway Arch. The Blues ended one of sports’
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