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Getty Images Center Mathew Barzal has signed an eight-year contract extension with the New York Islanders, the team announced Tuesday. Per ESPN’s Emily Kaplan, Barzal’s new deal will be worth $73.2 million and carry an average annual value of $9.15 million. Barzal is entering the final year of a three-year, $21 million contract, which began
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7:00 AM ET The NHL didn’t exactly have goalie tandems last season. It was more like gaggles of goaltenders. Due to COVID-19 absences, injuries and ineffectiveness, a record 119 goalies appeared in 2021-22 regular-season games, from Akira Schmid to Zach Fucale. As a result, NHL scoring numbers climbed to their highest levels in nearly 30
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Rasmus Sandin went through a rocky contract negotiation with the Maple Leafs this offseason. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Getty Images) Rasmus Sandin is a gifted young defenceman that plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs and apparently is also now an avid mushroom hunter. After signing his new two-year, $2.8-million contract with the Leafs, Sandin met with
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9:37 PM ET SEATTLE — A presentation was taking place inside a conference room at the Seattle Kraken‘s practice facility when one of the doors began to slowly open. Panic began taking shape at that moment. This forced a 6-foot-tall, furry, blue troll with an anchor hoop earring dangling on his left side and a
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It’s already daunting enough to be billed as the future of the Montreal Canadiens, and the early goings won’t get any easier for Juraj Slafkovsky after an honest appraisal from his front office. Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes provided some blunt criticism of Slafkovsky’s game Thursday after two preseason games. “I thought his two exhibition
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It might have snuck up on you, but the NHL season begins in less than two weeks. Training camps and preseason games are underway across the league before the league kicks things off with games that matter on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup in 2022, ending the Tampa Bay Lightning‘s
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Special to Yahoo Sports The unpredictability of young players always makes projecting the top 10 fantasy rookies each year an adventure. Some No. 1 overall picks like Auston Matthews have shown their outstanding skills immediately, while others like Alexis Lafreniere have taken time to develop as NHLers. Never mind the top overall picks. So many
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The already banged-up Maple Leafs look like they will be without their captain to begin the regular season. The club announced today that John Tavares will miss a minimum of three weeks with an oblique strain. The injury, according to Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe, occurred during the first game of last Saturday’s doubleheader against
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Getty Images The Canadian government announced Monday that visitors entering the country, including professional athletes, will no longer have to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The new policy is scheduled to go into effect beginning in October. Previously, athletes were included in the general group of people not permitted to cross the border and travel into
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7:00 AM ET MATT BOLDY LOVES playing hockey in Minnesota. The way the community supports the sport at all levels. The thousands of fans who watch the Minnesota Wild in warm-ups. And, if he’s being honest, the level of celebrity an NHL player can attain after just 47 games in the show. “It’s crazy. Everyone’s
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The battle for the three playoff spots in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division is shaping up to be a fierce one once again this season. (Getty Images) We’re less than a month away from the start of the NHL season, and with training camps kicking off around the league, it’s time to start looking at what’s
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Kirill Kaprizov‘s summer wasn’t as relaxing as most of his NHL peers’. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs) You will hear a lot of hyperbolic quotes throughout NHL training camps, but no one is more relieved to be back on the ice than Minnesota Wild star Kirill Kaprizov. Kaprizov had a nightmare summer after he was reportedly wanted
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