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An Overview Of The 2018-19 NHL Schedule

NEW YORK (June 21, 2018) – The NHL’s 2018-19 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 3, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Washington Capitals raising their first Stanley Cup championship banner before facing the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena. The 1,271-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Saturday, April 6, 2019.

The other three games on the first night of the 2018-19 season include the Montreal Canadiens visiting the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena; the Vancouver Canucks hosting the Calgary Flames at Rogers Arena; and the San Jose Sharks playing host to the Anaheim Ducks at SAP Center.

The Anaheim Ducks and Florida Panthers are both celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2018-19.

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How The Professional Hockey Writers Association Voted On The NHL Awards

LAS VEGAS — The Professional Hockey Writers Association has been proud to select the winners of six major NHL Awards as well as the end-of-season All-Star and All-Rookie teams since 1967.

For the last 49 seasons, those Awards have been determined by secret ballot.

For the first time, PHWA members voted overwhelmingly in March to join their brethren covering other major professional sports to reveal the ballot of each individual voter in the interest of full transparency.

Ballots were distributed to 152 of the PHWA’s 300-plus members, plus an invited panel of 16 national broadcasters, for a total voting bloc of 168.

Each individual vote can be viewed...

at this link...

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New York Islanders Announce Barry Trotz As New Head Coach

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Looks Like Barry Trotz Will Be The Coach For The New York Islanders

 

added 12:21pm,

 

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Trade Talk Surrounding Max Pacioretty

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Could Pacioretty be part of a package to bring back the elusive centre the Canadiens have coveted since Saku Koivu?

One rumoured landing spot is the Los Angeles Kings. GM Rob Blake has talked repeatedly about the need to add scoring punch and Pacioretty has averaged 35 goals per year in his five full seasons prior to this past one.

There has also been speculation in recent days that the Buffalo Sabres could be a potential match. They have the premier centre on the market in Ryan O’Reilly, who is two spots ahead of Pacioretty on the Trade Bait board, a better player and better fit than pending free agent Paul Stastny.

The Habs would be thrilled to pay $7.5 million signing bonus due to O’Reilly on July 1 if it meant they could land the white whale GM Marc Bergevin has been hunting his entire tenure in Montréal.

What would it take?

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The Winnipeg Jets May Have A Few Salary Issues

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

Winnipeg has nine players who become a restricted free agent July 1, including goalie Connor Hellebuyck, a Vezina Trophy finalist; and defensemen Jacob Trouba and Josh Morrissey, who were second and fifth on the Jets in ice time per game this season.

Center Paul Stastny can become an unrestricted free agent, and forwards Blake Wheeler, Patrik Laine, Kyle Connor and Andrew Copp, and defenseman Tyler Myers each has one year remaining on his contract and can sign an extension starting July 1.

Wheeler and Myers are one year away from UFA status. Laine, Connor and Copp are one year away from RFA status....

"We knew the day would come, or we hoped the day would come, quite honestly," Cheveldayoff said of the Jets' situation. "This is a pay-for-performance type of league, and certainly the way the cap works, at some point in time you're forced to make some tough decisions. This is not a unique, Winnipeg Jets-only situation, but obviously for us there are going to be some challenges. You have to systematically work your way through it the way the [collective bargaining agreement] allows you to."

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Morning Line- Mac Engel

The shame in this is that there is no major sport that has a collection of more approaching, or agreeable, athletes than hockey. The people who cover it want to be as big as the people who play it, coach it, and run it.

But when a sport, at least in the U.S., includes well over $1,000 in start-up costs for a kid to play it, it's not hard to see why that growth is limited.

So the NHL Draft is coming to town, and chances are good you have not heard, because the home team still can't get it together.

-Mac Engel of the Star-Telegram.  More on Dallas hosting the NHL Draft.

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Draft Plans For The New York Rangers

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Unless general manager Jeff Gorton can work out an equitable deal with straw-grasping Canadiens counterpart Marc Bergevin to move up to third overall where the Rangers theoretically would have their pick among Michigan’s Quinn Hughes, likely the best available defenseman beyond presumptive first-overall Rasmus Dahlin; Boston University winger Brady Tkachuk; Finnish center Jesperi Kotkaniemi; and Halifax sniper Filip Zadina, the club is likely to remain at ninth-overall.

Even at ninth, the Rangers could have a shot at any of the aforementioned athletes other than Hughes. That is how volatile the board appears beyond the first two picks, where Dahlin is certainly going to be selected by the Sabres and winger Andrei Svechnikov is expected to be tabbed by the Hurricanes. That is why Gorton is not going to overpay to move up a few slots.

Make no mistake. Gorton is pursuing deals. Kevin Hayes is the team’s most marketable commodity.

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Video- Missed The NHL Awards Last Night?

Here is an 8 1/2 minute highlight package.

 

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Three Moving Videos From Tonight’s NHL Awards Show

via the YouTube page of the NHL

Las Vegas first responders and the Golden Knights are honored on stage at the 2018 NHL Awards for their role in healing the city after tragedy struck just before the season began.

 

 

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas hockey team joins the 2018 NHL Awards in Las Vegas to present the Calder Trophy to New York Islanders youngster Mathew Barzal, after his breakout rookie season!

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