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TSN Insiders Tonight

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TSN Hockey Insiders Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun provide the latest on how Zach Hyman's talks with the Oilers and Leafs are progressing, Tampa Bay's desire to unload Tyler Johnson for cap space, the hunt for defencemen by western Canadian teams, and much more.

Watch at TSN plus a transcript of the segment.

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Regular Season Schedule For The Detroit Red Wings

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DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings today released their schedule for the 2021-22 season and the team's 96th overall in the National Hockey League. The Red Wings will open the season at home on Thursday, Oct. 14 versus the back-to-back defending Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning. Little Caesars Arena will host 17 weekend home games (four Fridays, 10 Saturdays and three Sundays), spanning through the regular-season finale on April 29 on the road at the New Jersey Devils.

This season's 82-game slate, which includes a 20-day break spanning from Feb. 3-22 for the NHL All-Star Game and 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, features 26 games against Atlantic Division rivals, three games against the eight teams in the Eastern Conference's Metropolitan Division (24 games) and two games against all 16 Western Conference foes (32 games).

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Notes On The NHL Regular Season Schedule

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NEW YORK (July 22, 2021) – The NHL’s 2021-22 regular season will commence Tuesday, Oct. 12 with a doubleheader, highlighted by the Tampa Bay Lightning raising their third Stanley Cup championship banner before facing the Pittsburgh Penguins at Amalie Arena.

The second game on the opening night of the 2021-22 season will feature the NHL’s 32nd franchise, the Seattle Kraken, who will play their first regular-season game against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. The Kraken will play their first home game on Saturday, Oct. 23 when they play host to the Vancouver Canucks at Climate Pledge Arena.

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Steve Yzerman The Trader

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from Kevin Alen of Detroit Hockey Now,

One of Steve Yzerman’s strengths as a general manager is a willingness to be creative and varied in his problem-solving. While Detroit Red Wings fans were debating whether the Red Wings should draft a goalie with the sixth pick in the NHL draft Friday, Yzerman was busy hammering out the final details of acquiring goalie Alex Nedeljkovic from the Carolina Hurricanes.o

Nedeljkovic is 25 and was a Calder Trophy Finalist last season. He was 15-5-3 last season with a 1.90 goals-against average.

“We are pretty excited about it,”  Yzerman said. “He did very well this year and everyone within our organization is familiar with him because of his local ties.

The Red Wings gave up a third-round pick, and the rights to UFA Jonathan Bernier.

It’s not Yzerman’s way to gush, to be overly effusive in his praise. But this deal is another reason for fans to celebrate Yzerman’s skill as a trader and mover and shaker. This is Detroit’s goalie for today, and it’s possible he is the goalie for the future, a guy who will grow with this rebuilding team.


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Who Said It?

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“While I’ve been on this sabbatical, I’ve thought many things. Long walks. There are many social inequities in the United States, and I am glad they are being addressed. Great things. I think we can all agree with that. But it’s become a tsunami of social change and tsunamis are indiscriminate. They’ll wipe out the good and the bad and anything in its way, and I don’t think that’s right. It makes heroes out of people that aren’t heroes, and villains out of people that aren’t villains, and maybe worst of all, a social tsunami is too quick to point a finger and too quick to declare guilt by legacy, and I’m not going to accept that. Just because bad things happened in the past doesn’t mean I’ve got to be guilty for things that happen today. I don’t buy that.

Who is it?

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Live- Steve Yzerman Today

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I'm join late, but you can rewind and when it is complete, it will be indexed and you can start at the beginning if you wish.


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Kyle Dubas Believes In His Leafs

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from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,

... But after a season where the Leafs finished first in the North Division, produced two all-stars in Matthews and Marner and made improvements in defensive play, Dubas isn’t bringing a sledgehammer to the main roster, at least to those under contract. Also, Jason Spezza, Wayne Simmonds and Travis Dermott have been re-signed and Dubas made the Jared McCann trade with Pittsburgh to keep Alexander Kerfoot and defenceman Justin Holl safe from the Seattle expansion draft.

“I understand some may look at it and say ‘this group hasn’t gotten it done’ and ‘why aren’t there significant changes?’,” Dubas said.

“But for better or worse, I believe in this group, believe they’re going to get it done and believe that they’re going to win. I believe in them as players, I believe in them as people. I understand that comes with a certain doubt because of the fact we have not broken through in the playoffs, but it’s my belief they will. I know that decision lies on me and what the risk is for me.

“We’re going ahead that way, so I’m comfortable with it. I believe we’re going to see the best version of this group next season that we’ve seen yet and I’m willing to bet everything on that.”


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New York Rangers Sign Barclay Goodrow For Six Years

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NEW YORK, July 22, 2021 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has agreed to terms with Barclay Goodrow on a six-year contract.

Goodrow, 28, skated in 55 games with Tampa Bay this past season, registering six goals and 14 assists for 20 points, along with a plus-16 rating and 52 penalty minutes. He established a career-high in plus/minus rating in 2020-21, and he led the Lightning in plus/minus rating during the season. Goodrow also led Tampa Bay in hits (111) and ranked second on the team (min. 20 games played) in shot attempts percentage at 5-on-5 (55.6%) this past season. He registered all of his 20 points in 2020-21 at even strength. Goodrow also recorded six points (two goals, four assists) and a plus-four rating in 18 playoff games while helping the Lightning win the Stanley Cup. He tied for second on Tampa Bay in hits (68) and ranked second among Lightning forwards in average shorthanded ice time (2:02) in the playoffs. In addition, Goodrow ranked fourth in the NHL (min. 20:00 of shorthanded ice time) in power play goals against per 60 minutes of shorthanded ice time in the playoffs (1.64; he was on the ice for only one power play goal against in 36:40 of shorthanded ice time).

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Shayne Gostisbehere To Arizona

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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong announced today that the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, a 2022 second round draft choice and a 2022 seventh round draft choice from the Philadelphia Flyers.

The 28-year-old Gostisbehere recorded 9-11-20 and six penalty minutes (PIM) in 41 games with Philadelphia in 2020-21. He also scored five power-play goals and nine power-play points this season.

“We are very pleased to acquire Shayne,” said Armstrong. “He is a very good offensive defenseman and an excellent skater. He will be a solid addition to our blueline this season and will be a key power play player for us.”

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Goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic Headed To Detroit

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added 2:51pm, Highlight package for Alex Nedeljkovic added below.

added 4:28pm, Watch below as the NHL Networks breaksdown the trade.

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