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3 Bruins’ Early Trade Candidates in 2022-23

With the 2022-23 season still over a month away, there is still plenty of time to speculate about how the season will play out: who will improve from last season, who will regress, what teams will emerge as early favorites, and which ones will falter out of the gate. It’s also the perfect time to start to imagine what the next blockbuster trade will be. Even though August is traditionally the slowest month of the year for the NHL, there are certainly some big names still floating around.
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Giroux, Gaudreau among new faces in new places for 2022-23 NHL season

Flyers host Senators on Nov. 12; Blue Jackets to visit Flames on Jan. 23. With NHL free agency in full swing, there have been plenty of players to change teams, either by signing or being traded. NHL.com takes a look at some of the bigger names who have moved on and when they will visit their former team (listed by date).
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2022 World Junior Championship predictions

NHL.com writers pick top three finishers, best player, top 2023 NHL Draft prospect. The winner of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship will be Canada or Sweden, according to two NHL.com writers. NHL.com deputy managing editor Adam Kimelman believes Canada will win after reaching the championship game of the 2021...
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Maple Leafs News & Rumors: Suzuki, Gaudette & Anderson

In his edition of Toronto Maple Leafs’ News & Rumors, I’ll share something that the Montreal Canadiens’ Nick Suzuki said in a recent interview that suggests how deep the rivalry between the Canadiens and the Maple Leafs might be. Second, I’ll take a look at Adam Gaudette....
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Around the Atlantic: Breaking down each teams’ changes this summer

There haven’t been any major signings in the Atlantic division over the last week so this a good time to breakdown each team’s roster changes from last season. While not all the rosters are complete, most will not be making any significant adds between now and training camp. As usual in the salary cap era, the top teams have taken a hit on paper and the bottom feeders look to have improved. This list has been compiled in order of last year’s standings.
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Murray, Stanley Cup get own billboard in White City

Avalanche defenseman, trophy find fame in Saskatchewan. Queue the song "Proud of Your Boy," because White City, Saskatchewan is just that. The city put up a sign that said, "Welcome to White City. Proud home of Stanley Cup champion Ryan Murray." It looked perfect next to the Colorado Avalanche defenseman, where he posed with the Stanley Cup.
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Maple Leafs’ Commentary: Has the Team Taken a Step Backward?

A few days ago Dom Luszczyszyn of The Athletic wrote an article rating how each team has done in this offseason to date. Luszczyszyn has an extensive background in hockey analytics. He has written previously for The Hockey News, The Nation Network, and Hockey Graphs. (from “NHL offseason improvement rankings: From No. 1 Detroit to Florida at No. 32,” Dom Luszczyszyn, The Athletic, 04/08/2022).
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A profile of free agent center Alex Galchenyuk

Much of the chatter in hockey circles these days focuses around the games best and most eccentric players like Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, and Nikita Kucherov. Among these storied names, few seem to be talked about as much as former No. 3 overall pick Alex Galchenyuk. The former Canadiens forward was seen as one of the most dynamic prospects in the 2012 NHL draft, a true center with game-breaking playmaking ability, and the future of the Canadiens franchise.
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Blackhawks Should Consider These 5 Remaining Free Agents

Though they won’t be competitive at all in 2022-23, the Chicago Blackhawks have remained relatively active in free agency. Back on July 13, the team signed veteran forwards Andreas Athanasiou and Max Domi to identical one-year, $3 million deals while also adding depth forward Colin Blackwell and goaltender Alex Stalock.
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The arbitration breakdown for Coyotes winger Lawson Crouse

It’s likely to be a long weekend for representatives of Lawson Crouse and the Arizona Coyotes as they prepare for a Monday morning arbitration hearing to decide the forward’s next contract, or perhaps try to settle it ahead of time. A veteran of six NHL seasons, Crouse has two more seasons as a RFA and had filed for arbitration ahead of the deadline for players to elect on July 17.
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Wild Could Struggle if Their Goalies Get Injured

The Minnesota Wild are a team built to contend with some minor adjustments to be made along the way. Their main problem area is, like most teams, their goaltending. They have a future Hall of Famer in Marc-André Fleury who will get most of the ice time and then they have a newcomer, Filip Gustavsson. He came over from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for the Wild’s veteran goaltender Cam Talbot.
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