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Video- Coach’s Corner From The World Cup Of Hockey

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed Team Canada, Team North America ("they learned their hockey in Canada") and a few more topics including Phil Kessel.


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The New Look Florida Panthers Head To Camp

from Harvey Fialkov of the SunSentinel,

A training camp begins Thursday with physicals and Friday's first practice at the the IceDen, the new-look Florida Panthers ignored the old axiom "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" this offseason.

Instead of tweaking a roster that won an Atlantic Division title last season with a franchise-record 47 wins and 103 points, the Panthers were arguably the busiest franchise in the NHL over the summer.

They overhauled everything from their logo and jerseys to trainers, equipment managers, scouts, assistant coaches and front office. Including rookie Mike Matheson, Florida will have four new blue-line starters on last year's seventh-ranked defense. In all, there could be 8-10 fresh faces on the Panthers' season-opening 23-man roster come Oct. 13.

Co-owners Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu invested more than $220 million in signing five free agents while also locking up their talented young core of Vincent Trocheck, Aaron Ekblad, Reilly Smith and Jonathan Huberdeau for years to come.


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Open Post- Team Europe vs. Team Canada

Team Europe takes on Team Canada at 8:00pm ET on ESPN2, Sportsnet and TVAS.

The scenario of this game...

* The winner of the Team Europe-Team Canada game will clinch first place in Group A.

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Team North America Defeats Team Sweden 4-3 In OT

Nathan MacKinnon with the game winner.

Now Team North America must hope Finland defeats Russia tomorrow, which would allow them to reach the final four along with Canada, Sweden and Team Europe.  If Russia defeats Finland in any fashion, they are in the semi-finals.

MacKinnon OT goal...


added 6:42pm, Watch the ESPN call of the MacKinnon goal below...

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Dave Strader Statement On His Fight With A Rare And Aggressive Form Of Cancer

FRISCO, Texas - The Dallas Stars have released the following statement on behalf of Play-By-Play Announcer Dave Strader regarding his cancer diagnosis:

"With the start of the NHL season almost upon us, I wanted to share an update on my condition with everyone who has been kind enough to reach out over the past several months. In early June 2016, a tumor was found in my bile duct. I was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a fairly rare and aggressive form of cancer.

"There is no cure for my cancer. However, at this point in time, it is treatable. With advancements in all areas of cancer treatments evolving so quickly, I'm fighting every day and doing everything the doctors tell me. The Stars' organization, the fans and the entire NHL family have been so supportive. It has meant so much to me, my wife Colleen and our entire family to know that we are not in this fight alone. I will work as many games as my condition and my treatments allow. Thank you again for all your love and support."

Fans wishing to send their notes of support to Strader can do so by emailing WellWishesForStrader@dallasstars.com.  

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A One-Year Contract For Dmitry Orlov In Washington

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Dmitry Orlov to a one-year, $2.57 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Orlov, 25, registered 29 points (eight goals, 21 assists) in 82 games with the Capitals last season. The 5’11”, 212-pound defenseman played in all 82 games in 2015-16 for the first time in his career after missing the 2014-15 season due to injury. Orlov set career highs in goals, assists, points, plus/minus (+8) and game-winning goals (3) last season and ranked tied for first among Capitals defensemen in goals and third in assists and points. He tallied an assist in his 200th NHL/Capitals game on April 9 at St. Louis and earned two assists and was plus-4 against New Jersey on Feb. 20. Orlov extended his career-long points streak to four games with his third career multi-point game (1g, 1a) on Nov. 25 against Winnipeg. He has earned 60 points (14 goals, 46 assists) in 201 career NHL games with the Capitals and was drafted by Washington in the second round, 55th overall, in the 2009 NHL Draft. Orlov was the 20th defenseman selected in 2009 and ranks tied for ninth in assists, 10th in points, 11th in games played and tied for 12th in goals among defenseman in the 2009 NHL Draft class. 

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Open Post- Team North America Against Team Sweden

Team North America meets Team Sweden at 3:00pm ET on ESPN, Sportsnet and TVAS.

Matt Murray listed as day-to-day, John Gibson starts in goal.

Today's clinching scenarios...

* Team Sweden will clinch a spot in the semifinals – as well as first place in Group B – if it earns at least one point against Team North America.

* Team North America will clinch a spot in the semifinals if it defeats Team Sweden in regulation.

* Team North America will be eliminated from semifinal contention if it loses to Team Sweden by five or more goals.

* Team Finland will be eliminated from semifinal contention if Team North America earns at least one point against Team Sweden.

* The winner of the Team Europe-Team Canada game will clinch first place in Group A.

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Over/Under Point Total Prediction For NHL Teams

via Bovada,

Over/Under Point Totals (Alphabetically)

Anaheim Ducks - 2016-2017 Regular Season Points     

Over/Under                   98½ 


Arizona Coyotes - 2016-2017 Regular Season Points    

Over/Under                   76½ 


Boston Bruins - 2016-2017 Regular Season Points       

Over/Under                   92½ 

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Video- Saturday Night Is Hockey Night

Saturday night is the night you fell for hockey.


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Team USA Responds To The Criticism

via Mark Masters tweets,

David Backes disappointed by Ryan, Kessel tweets: "Those comments don’t get lost in the fray. Those comments will be remembered."

Backes: "I understand there were hard feelings, but as a guy who stands by my teammates it’s a little distasteful & aggravating"

Zach Parise on Kessel: "Didn't Phil have surgery? I don't think he could even play anyway so his tweet didn't really make sense."

Parise: "Everyone can have their opinion. They can say what they want to say. We were here. We tried hard. We played hard. We came up short"

Palmieri: "It’s easy to pick us apart & take shots, but I don’t think there’s any guy in this room who’s going to lose sleep over a tweet"

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