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Your 2018 All-Star Game Logo

NEW YORK (Sept. 22, 2017) – Tampa Bay Lightning fans were the first to catch a glimpse of the awaited logo for the upcoming 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at tonight’s preseason game against the Nashville Predators. The League’s mid-season showcase will take place at AMALIE Arena on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28 and will include the NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ and the Honda NHL® All-Star Game, respectively.


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Video- Cabbie Presents NHL Players ‘Crossing The Line’

via the TSN YouTube page,

Tyler Seguin, Devante Smith-Pelly, Tom Wilson & Sam Gagner reveal how frequently and how far they cross "the line" on and off the ice. They demonstrate if they are "habitual line steppers" by stepping over a red line in the dressing room when it relates to interrupting a teammate's sleep, commenting on "off ice" performance, bad breath or sliding into an opponent's gf's DMs. As a show of trust, Seguin and Wilson hand over their phones and tweets are shared on their accounts by Luke Gadzic & Cabbie.


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Video- Retired Ref Paul Devorski Helps The Winnipeg Jets To Become More Disciplined

Not a bad idea at all.


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Afternoon Line- David Backes

“The guys that are great on faceoffs will still be great on faceoffs. It’s just a little bit of an adjustment. And they’ll probably, truthfully, learn to cheat on this one a little bit too. And Bergy will probably take 1200 draws this year and win 800 of them and he’ll be a Selke award winner. We’ll all have a hug, maybe after this next session, and life will go on.”

-David Backes of the Boston Bruins.  Backes is a member of the NHL’s competition committee and has more to say to Matt Dolloff of CBS Boston.

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Video- The Vancouver Canucks Travel In Style

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Hot Secondary Ticket Market In Vegas

from A.J. Perez of USA TODAY,

The NHL expansion Vegas Golden Knights have about double the ticket sales of the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks, respectively, and the Golden Knights dominate the top 10 list of most in-demand games, according to statistics provided to USA TODAY Sports by StubHub.

“It’s somewhat of a surprise,” StubHub spokesperson Cameron Papp told USA TODAY Sports. “We expected them to be popular, but not No. 1 heading into the season. There was a bit of skepticism about the Golden Knights because of the market they are in, but so far so good. Clearly, by the numbers, there’s a lot of demand.”     


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Conference And Division Odds For The NHL Teams

via Bovada,

Conference Odds
2017-18 Eastern Conference Winner
Pittsburgh Penguins                              7/2
Tampa Bay Lightning                             5/1
Toronto Maple Leafs                             6/1
Washington Capitals                              13/2
New York Rangers                                 9/1
Columbus Blue Jackets                         12/1
Montreal Canadiens                               12/1
Boston Bruins                                       14/1

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Shane Doan Could Join The NHL’s Hockey Operations Department

from TSN,

Shane Doan could be headed for a role in the NHL's front office.

TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reported Thursday Doan has been in contact with the league regarding a position in the hockey operations department.

Doan retired after 21 NHL seasons  in July when he failed to land a contract in free agency. He spent his entire career with the Arizona Coyotes franchise.

LeBrun reports Doan's role, if negotiations go well, would fall under Colin Campbell, the NHL's director of hockey operations.


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A Yawner In China

from Nathan VanderKlippe of the Globe and Mail,

When the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings showed up at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai for a practice earlier this week, they found an ice sheet shrouded in fog, as cold air inside the arena mixed with the city's humid air to create a scene a few wry fans likened to a horror movie.

By Thursday night, the mist had been vanquished by 25 specially installed dehumidifiers. But as players lined up for the Chinese national anthem, the NHL's Shanghai problems weren't quite over. This time, they came from the stands, where several yawning sections of empty seats looked down on a 5-2 Kings win.

"Personally, I think the NHL blew it," said Phil Esposito, the hockey legend who has become a kind of unofficial ambassador for the game in China.

"You have got to promote. This game tonight – I looked in the papers," he said in an interview before play began. "There wasn't a goddamn word about it. Not one word."


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Waivers Kick-In Today At Noon

from CapFriendly,

When a player is reassigned from the NHL to the AHL, they must pass through waivers (unless exempt). Waivers allow any of the other teams to claim the rights of the player.
This tool determines when a player will no-longer be waiver exempt.

Age is defined by the following:
If a player turns 18 between January 1 and September 15 on the year of the entry draft, they are considered 18
If a player turns 19 before December 31 of the year on the calendar year of the entry draft, they are considered 19
If a player turns 20 before December 31 of the year on the calendar year of the entry draft, they are considered 20, and so on.

continue to search a list of exempt and non-exempt players...

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About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

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