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Order Of The Presentations At Tonight’s NHL Awards Show

LAS VEGAS (June 20, 2018) – The National Hockey League announced today the order of the presentation for tonight’s 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu. NBCSN and Sportsnet will broadcast the two-hour television event live from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas in the United States and Canada, respectively, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

The 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu will honor the best regular-season performances in a wide range of categories. The 2017-18 regular season concluded with Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid capturing his second consecutive Art Ross Trophy as the League’s scoring champion, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin claiming his seventh career Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the NHL’s goal-scoring leader and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings winning his second career William M. Jennings Trophy as the goaltender who plays at least 25 games for the club allowing the fewest goals.

The rest of the award presentations are scheduled as follows (subject to change):

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All Of The 2018-19 NHL Season Home Openers

NEW YORK (June 20, 2018) – The National Hockey League today announced the home openers for all 31 clubs for the 2018-19 regular season. The League’s complete 1,271-game schedule will be revealed live on NHL Network tomorrow, Thursday, June 21, at 5 p.m. ET during NHL Tonight: 2018-19 Schedule Release, hosted by Fran Charles and analysts Ken Daneyko and Mike Johnson. The hour-long show will also be streamed live on NHL.com.

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Video- Top 10 Plays From The Stanley Cup Playoffs

A little over 5 1/2 minutes long.


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Will The Philadelphia Flyers Move Wayne Simmonds?

from TSN,

While exploring trade options for the Minnesota Wild, Michael Russo of the Athletic wrote, according to multiple sources, "the Flyers are gearing to potentially trade ."

Flyers general manager Ron Hextall, however, told the Cherry Hill Courier-Post he's looking to add to his roster this off-season. “There’s 30 other teams trying to win and we’re trying to win,” he said. “We gotta try a little bit harder in every area.

“We’d love to add a top player whether it be free agency or trade. We’ll try. If we can’t, we can’t and we’ll move forward.”


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Austin Watson Charged With Domestic Assault

from Natalie Neysa Alund of The Tennessean,

Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson has been charged with domestic assault, Franklin police said Wednesday.

Watson, 26, of Nashville, was arrested at 7:20 p.m. on Saturday in the 1400 block of Murfreesboro Road, said police Lt. Charles Warner.

As of Wednesday he was free on a $4,500 bond and due in court next week on the domestic assault charge.


added 10:18am, more details below...

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What Did The Ottawa Senators Receive In The Mike Hoffman Trade?

from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,

So, what do we make of the Ottawa Senators exchanging a speedy, highly-talented, but largely one-dimensional high-scoring winger for a speedy, moderately-talented, but largely one-dimensional average-scoring winger?

Well, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion could have done a lot worse, considering the circumstances.

If we go by Mikkel Boedker’s track record, he’ll probably finish with between 13 and 20 goals and with between 30 and 40 points in the 2018-19 National Hockey League season.

We can also expect many extended goal-scoring slumps. Last season alone, he had droughts of nine games, eight games, 12 games and 10 games without a goal.

In very simplistic terms, Boedker is Mike Hoffman-Lite. Out goes a first-line/second-line winger, in comes a second-line/third-line winger.


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LA Kings Will “Do What It Takes” To Sign Drew Doughty

from Dan Greenspan at NHL.com,

The Los Angeles Kings expect to sign defenseman Drew Doughty to a contract extension during the offseason, general manager Rob Blake said Tuesday.

"We're under the understanding we're going to do what it takes to get Drew signed," Blake said. "That's our understanding here."

Blake said he has spoken to Doughty about the timing of negotiations. The 28-year-old defenseman and the Kings can begin discussing an extension July 1.

Doughty's eight-year contract, which he signed Sept. 29, 2011, expires after next season, when he can become an unrestricted free agent. If Doughty does sign an extension, it would start in the 2019-20 season.


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Excitement Growing In Buffalo

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,

Friday night in Dallas, Botterill will step to the microphone and announce to the world what is widely known – Rasmus Dahlin will be the No. 1 overall pick of the NHL draft, and a new era of the Blue and Gold will be upon us.

The Swedish defenseman will be anointed the new savior just over two months after the end of an embarrassing 62-point season that saw the franchise finish last in the NHL for the third time in five years.

"It's an exciting time for our organization, and our staff has put in a lot of time to go through the process for this pick," Botterill told The Buffalo News. "It comes after a year where you can hardly be excited about our results, but we know we're getting a very good player that will hopefully have a lot of success with our organization in the future.

"Friday in Dallas will be a good celebration for us and the player," Botterill said. "Then after that, it will be time to keep discussing how he will fit in, how we will put him in the best position to succeed."

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At This Time Artemi Panarin Is Not Interested In Negotiating A Contract Extension

from Brian Hedger of BlueJackets.com,

Things happen fast in hockey, including the offseason.

That became clear Tuesday afternoon, when a tweet by Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman about Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin caused an instant commotion in NHL circles.

Friedman tweeted that Columbus is now testing the trade market for Panarin - who has a year left on his contract - in response to him reportedly telling the Jackets he's not interested in negotiating an extension yet.

Jarmo Kekalainen, the Blue Jackets' general manager, responded with a statement.

"Artemi is an elite National Hockey League player," the statement said. "Our position has been that we want him to be a Blue Jacket for many years and that has not changed. He has a year left on his contract, so there is plenty of time to work towards that end. Should anything change moving forward, we will address it at that time and any decision we make will be in the best interest of our club."


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Many Teams Showing Interest In Erik Karlsson

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

There are many teams around the NHL who believe that Karlsson could soon follow Hoffman out the door, maybe even this week as the league descends on Dallas for the draft.

Karlsson has been locked in at No. 1 on TSN’s Trade Bait board since February. Already at the top of the list, there is no way for No. 1 to trend upward but the talk on Karlsson is expected to drastically heat up in the coming days.

The Karlsson Watch is on.

Karlsson, 28, holds the keys to how this all plays out – armed with both a 10-team no-trade list and the fact that he is entering the final year of his contract, the destination must be a long-term fit. It’s unlikely any team would shell out significant assets without at least getting the green light from Karlsson’s camp on a potential new contract.

The Vegas Golden Knights remain at the centre of the Karlsson Watch, the team that went down to the wire with the Senators on deadline day in February.

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