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Video- Spotting A Concussion

via the YouTube page of the NHL,

A 13-minute video produced by NHL Studios in conjunction with the National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association created to help players, parents, coaches and team medical staff at all levels of hockey recognize the signs and symptoms of concussion and better understand how to proceed when a player is suspected to have suffered a concussion.


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Don Waddell Staying In Carolina

RALEIGH, NC - Tom Dundon, Chief Executive Officer, Owner and Governor of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced the team has re-signed President and General Manager Don Waddell to a multi-year contract extension.

"Don's leadership and experience are invaluable to our organization and I'm happy we were able reach an extension," said Dundon. "Don and I have a great relationship and he is someone I trust. I'm excited to continue to build a championship team with Don."

"I'm thrilled to sign an extension with the Hurricanes and I look forward to continuing the success we experienced last season," said Waddell. "We have a first-class organization, a great fanbase and a team we feel is built to contend for the Stanley Cup. My family and I are excited to stay in Raleigh for years to come."

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Video- How Good Is Elias Pettersson?

Just watch 5 1/2 minutes of Pettersson goals and plays.


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Roberto Luongo’s Sweater Will Go To The Rafters In South Florida

from NHL.com,

Roberto Luongo will be the first player to have his number retired by the Florida Panthers when they raise his No. 1 before their game against the Montreal Canadiens at BB&T Center on March 7, 2020.

The 40-year-old retired after a 20-year career in the NHL on June 26. He is second in NHL history in games played by a goalie (1,044), third in wins (489) and ninth in shutouts (77). He is one of three goalies in NHL history to have played 1,000 games.

"I want to thank the entire Panthers organization for this incredible recognition," Luongo told the Panthers website. "It's quite an honor to be the first player to have his number retired by the Panthers. I'm truly looking forward to sharing this special night with my friends, family, teammates and the Panthers fans."


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Video- Another Slow August Monday

Five minutes to watch some breakaway goals, all in slow motion.


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Morning Line- Bruce Boudreau

I think if we’re hungry, I still think we’re a good team. I thought we were a good team the beginning of last year and I still think we’re a good team now. Obviously, last year went awry when we ran into some injuries and made some significant roster changes in January and February. We’re a different team than the start of last year, but quite frankly, my experience in this league tells me that all the teams are fairly similar. So whichever team wants to work hard enough and play the right way is going to be successful on those nights.

-Bruce Boudreau, head coach of the Minnesota Wild.  Michael Russo of The Athletic has much more (paid) from Boudreau.

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Still Unsigned RFAs

from Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times,

The Maple Leafs’ Mitch Marner, the Lightning’s Brayden Point and the Avalanche’s Mikko Rantanen are the headliners, the franchise players who likely will push $10 million salary-cap hits on their new deals — when they happen. The Maple Leafs already have positioned their salary structure to work even if Marner holds out.

But Marner, Point and Rantanen are just the tip of the iceberg. The Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk and the Jets’ Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor aren’t far below that top tier, and the notable RFAs go on and on beyond that.

In fact, of the top 18 free agents of any type entering the summer (as determined by Evolving Wild’s popular contract projections), 11 remain unsigned and 10 are RFAs. All of them are projected cap hits above $6.5 million.

This offseason paralysis is radically different from Major League Baseball’s problem in recent offseasons. The NHL’s blockade is with its young free agents, not its veterans, and this probably will prove to be a one-time issue.

Still, it’s perplexing. The lack of movement at the top of the board has created a trickle-down effect.


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Get Your Tickets To Watch Chicago And Philadelphia Practice In Prague

NEW YORK/TORONTO/PRAGUE (Aug. 12, 2019) – As part of the 2019 NHL Global Series™, the National Hockey League (NHL®), the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and Live Nation today announced a special opportunity for fans to attend Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers team practices from 3 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 at O2 Arena in Prague, the day prior to the Blackhawks-Flyers 2019-20 season-opening matchup.

Tickets to Blackhawks and Flyers practices will be available for purchase beginning on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. CEST via Ticketmaster.cz and Ticketportal.cz. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

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Video- Season Preview For The Edmonton Oilers

from Derek Van Diest at NHL.com,

The Edmonton Oilers hope a new general manager and coach will help them get back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs after not qualifying in 12 of the past 13 seasons

Ken Holland was hired as GM on May 7; he held that job with the Detroit Red Wings for 22 seasons and was promoted to senior vice president on April 19, when the Red Wings named Steve Yzerman GM.

Two weeks after Holland joined the Oilers, Edmonton hired Dave Tippett as coach, replacing Ken Hitchcock, who took over from Todd McLellan 21 games into last season.

Holland, who won the Stanley Cup four times with the Red Wings, said he does not see a quick solution for the Oilers, who last made the playoffs in 2016-17.

"The goal is to build the Edmonton Oilers into a playoff team and a legitimate Cup contender," Holland said. "Certainly there are pieces there, but you have to be deeper. Those teams that go on those long playoff runs, they're deep and you have to have depth in your organization and on your farm team. You can't just be relying on five or six guys over 82 games; as great as they are, they're just not going to make it."


Below, watch the season preview of the Oilers below...

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NHL Network Names Their Top 20 Wingers

from David Satriano of NHL.com,

1. Nikita Kucherov, Tampa Bay Lightning
Kucherov tops the list for the second straight year. After leading the NHL with 128 points (41 goals, 87 assists) last season, the most since Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Mario Lemieux had 161 and Jaromir Jagr had 149 in 1995-96, Kucherov won the Hart Trophy voted as NHL MVP by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and the Ted Lindsay Award as most outstanding player in a vote by the NHL Players' Association. The 26-year-old right wing increased his points for a fifth straight season and has scored at least 30 goals in each of the past four. He led the NHL in power-play points (48) and was tied for fifth in game-winning goals (eight). Kucherov's 379 points the past four seasons are second in the NHL.

"He does so many things out there and I like the fact that he has a little grit to his game as well," NHL Network analyst Mike Rupp said. "I think that's really important for a superstar. …I love his game, I love everything he brings, and he ain't going anywhere."

2. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks
A finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award last season, Kane was third in the NHL with a career-high 110 points (44 goals, 66 assists) last season. The 30-year-old right wing's 381 points are the most in the NHL the past four seasons, and his 151 goals in that span are second. He has topped 100 points twice in the past four seasons (106 in 2015-16) and has scored at least 21 goals in each of his 12 NHL seasons.

"When he started shooting the puck and scoring goals, it opened up an all-new way of life for him on the ice," Rupp said. "…When it's all said and done, he'll be the best -- hands down, the best -- U.S.-born player to ever play the game.

3. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Ovechkin scored 51 goals last season to lead the NHL for a record eighth time. It was the eighth season he scored at least 50 goals, trailing Wayne Gretzky and Mike Bossy (nine times each) for most in NHL history....


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