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Has the NHL killed creativity in hockey?

Has the NHL killed creativity in hockey?

yahoo.com Updated Jul 22 (3 days ago)
DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 27: Detroit Red Wings center Brad Richards (17) celebrate his game winning goal with Detroit Red Wings center Luke Glendening (41) during the third period February 27, 2016 at Coors Field. The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Colorad…
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  • Colorado re-signs Mikhail Grigorenko; still has work to do

    Colorado re-signs Mikhail Grigorenko; still has work to do

    thehockeynews.com Jul 21 (4 days ago)
    The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed center Mikhail Grigorenko to a one-year deal worth $1.3 million, giving the youngster a nice raise for 2016-17. Though the stat is largely ignored now, it’s worth noting that on a team filled with minus players, Gri…
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  • Down Goes Brown: Five expected off-season moves that haven’t ha…

    Down Goes Brown: Five expected off-season moves that haven’t happened yet

    thehockeynews.com Jul 20 (4 days ago)
    The dog days of the NHL offseason got a nice jolt on Monday when the Senators and Rangers hooked up on a decent-sized trade. The deal sends Derick Brassard and a seventh to Ottawa in exchange for Mika Zibanejad and a second, improving the Senators’ top …
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  • Rumor Roundup: All quiet on the Rangers trade, and signings fro…

    Rumor Roundup: All quiet on the Rangers trade, and signings front

    Heading into mid-July, the New York Rangers have yet to make a significant move to shed cap space or shake up their roster. Signing veteran left winger Michael Grabner to a two-year deal ($1.65 million annually) and acquiring defenseman Nick Holden from…
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  • Five salary arbitrations to keep an eye on as NHLPA announces h…

    Five salary arbitrations to keep an eye on as NHLPA announces hearing dates

    Free agency is well under way but the opportunity to negotiate a new deal has led a number of restricted free agents to salary arbitration. The NHLPA announced the dates for the 24 arbitration hearings that are slated to take place between July 20 and A…
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  • Rumor Roundup:  Canucks still in the market for forward help

    Rumor Roundup: Canucks still in the market for forward help

    The Vancouver Canucks made a notable splash in this summer’s free-agent pool by signing right winger Loui Eriksson. They could still be in the market for an additional forward. Jason Botchford of The Province reports the Canucks have been quietly trying…
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  • MacKinnon humbled by new contract; feels pressure to win

    MacKinnon humbled by new contract; feels pressure to win

    Colorado Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic can cross off the highest priority item off his ‘to do’ list this offseason. The team has signed restricted free agent Nathan MacKinnon to a seven year, $44.1-million contract. In his post-signing conference …
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  • Tyson Barrie and his murky future with the Avalanche

    Tyson Barrie and his murky future with the Avalanche

    yahoo.com Jul 6
    NHL Tyson Barrie probably isn’t going to be a member of the Colorado Avalanche. The question is whether that uniform change happens two years from now or by the time you get to the end of this post. Barrie filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday, which …
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  • Here are the top 10 candidates for salary arbitration this summ…

    Here are the top 10 candidates for salary arbitration this summer

    It’s early July, so obviously there’s another important day coming up on the hockey calendar. Coming up next: the deadline for restricted free agents to file for arbitration, which is on the docket for Tuesday. This will likely be a procedural day for m…
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  • Rumor Roundup: The latest on Tyson Barrie, Kevin Shattenkirk, a…

    Rumor Roundup: The latest on Tyson Barrie, Kevin Shattenkirk, and Cam Fowler

    As the dust settles from the opening weekend of the NHL’s annual unrestricted free-agent frenzy, teams that missed out on the best UFA talent could turn to the trade market. For several clubs, that means pursuing a top-pairing defenseman. After the Edmo…
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  • Avalanche busy in free agency Friday, sign Colborne, Tyutin

    Avalanche busy in free agency Friday, sign Colborne, Tyutin

    NHL.com Jul 1
    DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche were busy in free agency Friday, signing a crop of players that includes forward Joe Colborne. The 26-year-old Colborne agreed to a two-year deal as he leaves Calgary after a season in which he set a career hig...
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  • Winners and Losers from Day 1 of the free agent frenzy

    Winners and Losers from Day 1 of the free agent frenzy

    Contractual obligations force your trusty correspondent to declare the definitive list of winners and losers from the first day of free agency at a time before the ink is dry on all of the contracts. Who knows who won the day? After all, Thomas Vanek ha…
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  • Down Goes Brown: The five worst free agent signings of the past…

    Down Goes Brown: The five worst free agent signings of the past 20 years

    Free agency opens on Friday, as teams will be officially allowed to sign players on the open market, and fans around the league should be excited. No, wait, excited isn’t the right word. What’s the one I’m looking for? Terrified. That’s the one. You sho…
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  • AP Source: Avalanche place Brad Stuart on waivers

    AP Source: Avalanche place Brad Stuart on waivers

    NHL.com Jun 28
    A person with direct knowledge of the decision has confirmed to The Associated Press that the Colorado Avalanche have placed veteran defenceman Brad Stuart on waivers with the intention of buying out the final year of his contract. The person...
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  • Rangers acquire defenceman Nick Holden from Avalanche

    Rangers acquire defenceman Nick Holden from Avalanche

    NHL.com Jun 25
    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Rangers have acquired defenceman Nick Holden from the Colorado Avalanche for a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft. The 29-year-old Holden had six goals and 16 assists and 24 penalty minutes this past season. ...
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  • NHL Draft pick's sobbing grandpa will melt your heart (Video)

    NHL Draft pick's sobbing grandpa will melt your heart (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 25
    BUFFALO, NY – With the 10th pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, the Colorado Avalanche selected Tyson Jost, a center with the Penticton Vees of the BCHL. The scene that followed was unforgettable. Jost embraced his grandfather, who sobbed heavily as he hugged t…
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  • Panthers fill need for backup goaltender, send Grimaldi to Aval…

    Panthers fill need for backup goaltender, send Grimaldi to Avalanche for Berra

    One of the Florida Panthers’ needs heading into the off-season was a backup goaltender to relieve Roberto Luongo here and there. Al Montoya had performed admirably over the past two seasons in just that role, but with some options for him to go elsewher…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Tyson Barrie staying put in Colorado, GM Joe Sak…

    Rumor Roundup: Tyson Barrie staying put in Colorado, GM Joe Sakic says

    In recent weeks, Colorado Avalanche restricted free agent defenseman Tyson Barrie was a hot topic in the trade rumor mill. But according to Avalanche GM Joe Sakic, the 24-year-old blueliner isn’t going anywhere. The Denver Post’s Mike Chambers reports S…
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  • Former Bruin Savard dealt again in salary cap move

    Former Bruin Savard dealt again in salary cap move

    Marc Savard has now been traded twice without having played in a single game. The injured 38-year-old center was dealt Friday – the second time in less than a year – in a move made strictly because of salary cap implications. Savard is now a member of t…
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  • Coyotes won’t sign Bleackley before deadline, 2014 first-rounde…

    Coyotes won’t sign Bleackley before deadline, 2014 first-rounder re-enters draft

    Conner Bleackley’s NHL career has yet to begin, but the 20-year-old center has already been a first-round draft choice and a throw-in asset for a trade deadline deal. Now he’s about to be drafted again. Bleackley was originally drafted 23rd overall by t…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Troy Brouwer eyes playing for hometown Canucks

    Rumor Roundup: Troy Brouwer eyes playing for hometown Canucks

    Earlier this season, some speculation suggested the Vancouver Canucks might pursue Los Angeles Kings left winger (and Vancouver native) Milan Lucic via free agency. The Kings and Lucic, however, are reportedly working toward a new deal that will keep hi…
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  • Canada names final seven players for 2016 World Cup of Hockey r…

    Canada names final seven players for 2016 World Cup of Hockey roster

    NHL.com May 29
    TORONTO - Canada's roster for the World Cup of Hockey was finalized Friday night with the addition of four forwards and three defencemen. Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche, Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins, Claude Giroux of the Philade...
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  • Mikko Rantanen bound and determined to take on the big boys in …

    Mikko Rantanen bound and determined to take on the big boys in the NHL next season

    Before Mikko Rantanen even got drafted, before he knew which players he would be competing against for a job, he maintained that his goal for 2015-16 was to play in the NHL. And after the powerful right winger was taken 10th overall by the Colorado Aval…
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  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 16:06

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside kick around the rule changes proposed by the general managers, look at the turmoil in San Jose and make their picks at the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy.
  • Video - Dumba Wins It For Wild 01:03

    Dumba Wins It For Wild

    Mar 17
    Matt Dumba's seventh goal of the season won the game for Minnesota in overtime, 3-2 over Nashville.
  • Video - Ducks Rock Predators In Third Period 00:56

    Ducks Rock Predators In Third Period

    Mar 15
    Anaheim scored all four of its goals in the third period to come back and beat Nashville 4-2.
  • Video - New Norris Trophy Front-Runners 01:55

    New Norris Trophy Front-Runners

    Mar 10
    With the Flames' Mark Giordano out for the season, Scott Burnside offered some candidates for the new front-runners for the Norris Trophy.