Stewart to open with Vanek, Koivu in Minnesota

Upon acquiring Chris Stewart from Buffalo yesterday, Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said the 27-year-old power forward would be able to play up and down the Minnesota lineup. To start, though, he’ll be near the top. Stewart will open on a line with Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu, head coach Mike Yeo told KF...

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Michal Neuvirth could be valuable asset for the New York Islanders

The New York Islanders acquired goaltender Michal Neuvirth in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres on Monday. The Islanders have 84 points and lead the Metropolitan Division, and Neuvirth gives them valuable depth in the net. On the surface, Neuvirth’s numbers appear strong, but they get stronger when ...

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The minute Simon Despres got traded to Anaheim, Pittsburgh hockey fans upgraded him to Nicklas Lidstrom. The Ducks should be happy about that. That deal won’t impact the Penguins in any drastic fashion. I’m not crazy about it. Despres had potential to be solid, and he hacked. That’s a complime...

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Pierre LeBrun ,, NHL Writer
Again, I agree with Kessel, Phaneuf gets way too singled out. Other team execs respect Phaneuf's game and he would thrive on a better team.
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Mark Masters , TSN, Sports Reporter
VIDEO: Phil Kessel blasts media for "unfair" "disgusting" "embarrassing" treatment of Dion Phaneuf
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Jonas Siegel , TSN Radio, Leafs Beat Reporter
More Kessel on Phaneuf: "Is it his fault we're losing? No. Did he build this team? No.
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Jonas Siegel , TSN Radio, Leafs Beat Reporter
Kessel: "I think the way the media treats Dion Phaneuf in this city is embarrassing."
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Jonas Siegel , TSN Radio, Leafs Beat Reporter
More Kessel re: Phaneuf: "The stuff he takes, the crap he takes, I'm just tired of it here."
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Arthur Staple , Newsday, Hockey Writer
Capuano: Halak in goal, Visnovsky in for Strait, Kennedy in for Kael. #Isles
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Arthur Staple , Newsday, Hockey Writer
Newest #Isles Neuvirth and Kennedy on the ice. On his way out to rink, Kennedy says: "How do I look, boys? Like a million bucks!"
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Jonas Siegel , TSN Radio, Leafs Beat Reporter
Phil Kessel just lambasted Toronto media for treatment of Dion Phaneuf: "It's not his fault. Why he does he get the blame?"
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Pierre LeBrun ,, NHL Writer
I actually agree with Kessel that Phaneuf gets singled out more than he should, by fans and media. Having said that (con't)...
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Michael Russo , Minneapolis Star Tribune, NHL Reporter
Chris Stewart called Jordan Leopold yest & sung him Peaches & Herb's Reunited: "Third time with him. I can't shake him," said Stewy
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Helene St. James , Detroit Free Press, Red Wings Beat Writer
Erik Cole said he delivered an apology to Henrik Zetterberg from Jamie Benn
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Michael Russo , Minneapolis Star Tribune, NHL Reporter
Public service announcement: Jordan Leopold is not on Twitter, so unfollow the sham account started yesterday
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Chris Johnston , Rogers SportsNet, NHL Reporter
Personally, I like hearing what Phil Kessel has to say. Only downside here is it will perpetuate media navel-gazing. Too much of that.
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Ansar Khan ,, Red Wings Beat Writer
Cole said he delivered an apology to new linemate Henrik Zetterberg from ex-linemate, Jamie Benn, for punch to head that injured Zetterberg.
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Chris Kuc , Chicago Tribune, NHL Writer
Per Elias, Toews and Kane are only third pair of teammates to score at least 20 goals in each of their first eight NHL seasons. #Blackhawks
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Ansar Khan ,, Red Wings Beat Writer
Erik Cole practicing with new team.
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Mark Masters , TSN, Sports Reporter
Kessel says it isn't Phaneuf's fault Leafs are losing: "Did he build this team? No."
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Mark Masters , TSN, Sports Reporter
I have never really seen Kessel like that... called Phaneuf's treatment "disgusting" and that he's had enough
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Mark Masters , TSN, Sports Reporter
Phil Kessel just went on a long, angry rant saying Toronto media treats Phaneuf unfairly
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Eric Stephens , OC Register, Ducks Beat Writer
Freddie Andersen off first for the Ducks. First game since getting hurt in Tampa.
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Eric Engels , Canadiens Beat Reporter
Covering the #habs during Gomez days, there wasn't a single reporter out there hoping he couldn't overcome the narrative he came with.
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Mike Halford ,, NHL Reporter
Now's a decent time to point out Arizona waived Chipchura on Dec. 5.
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Ted Kulfan , Detroit News, Red Wings Beat Writer
Zidlicky liked the Red Wings organization, players, and was quite willing to lift no-trade...
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Eric Stephens , OC Register, Ducks Beat Writer
Despres and Fleischmann should definitely make their Ducks debuts tonight at Arizona. Wiz will join up with team in Anaheim tomorrow.
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Dan Wood , Anaheim Ducks, Radio Color Analyst
#NHLDucks newcomer @Despres747 to debut tonight at AZ. @jameswisniewski and Korbinian Holzer, both banged up, to meet team in Anaheim.
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Ansar Khan ,, Red Wings Beat Writer
Babcock said they'll know tomorrow if Zetterberg is cleared to play vs. NYR. He thinks Quincey is ready. Howard will start.
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Eric Engels , Canadiens Beat Reporter
Kane's out for three months, Kings are struggling to make the playoffs, San Jose unstable, Anaheim weak on possession, STL weak in nets 1/2
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NBC Sports , NHL News and Updates
NHL on NBCSN: Lightning kick off homestand against Sabres
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Adam Herman ,, Sportswriter
I can't find a single hole in NYR's forward group right now.
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Sarah McLellan , Arizona Republic, Sports Reporter
OEL and Chipchura named #Coyotes alternate captains for rest of season.
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Helene Elliott , Los Angeles Times, Sportswriter
Chris Wagner has joined Ducks in Arizona. He'd be their only spare tonight
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Dan Murphy , SportsNet, Canucks Hockey Host
Frankie Corrado is on his way back up from Utica. #Canucks That didn't take long.
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Lisa Dillman , L.A Times, Kings Beat Writer
Still no firm Timetable on Alec Martinez - he has had the flu, lombardi said.Needs few more good days on bike w no setbacks before skating
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Eric Stephens , OC Register, Ducks Beat Writer
Ducks have called back up Chris Wagner from AHL Norfolk.
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Andrew Gross , N.J Bergen Record, Rangers Beat Writer
Tanner Glass subbed for Zuccarello with Brass and Nash at today's practice. He's likely guy out tomorrow night vs. Red Wings.
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Andrew Gross , N.J Bergen Record, Rangers Beat Writer
Sheppard skated on Dominic Moore's left wing at today's practice along with Jesper Fast.
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Andrew Gross , N.J Bergen Record, Rangers Beat Writer
At this time, AV believes James Sheppard will make #NYR debut tomorrow night but coaches haven't made final decision yet.
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Ansar Khan ,, Red Wings Beat Writer
Cole said he delivered an apology to new linemate Henrik Zetterberg from ex-linemate, Jamie Benn, for punch to head that injured Zetterberg.
@AnsarKhanMLive | | 16m | Score: 60

Eric Engels , Canadiens Beat Reporter
Kessel's rant won't alleviate any pressure, but I bet it meant a lot to Dion Phaneuf.
@EricEngels | | 17m | Score: 2

Joffrey Lupul - Toronto Maple Leafs
Get familiar with #nocomment
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The Hockey News proclaims Jets '2019 Stanley Cup champions' in annual Future Watch issue

The Winnipeg Jets have received another strong endorsement this week for the young talent pool they’re assembling. The Hockey News published its annual Future Watch issue today and gave the Jets a grade of A for its prospect list and NHLers 21 and under, the highest grade it awarded among the NHL...

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Ed Tait
Winnepag Free Press, Sportswriter

Bruins, Leafs eased back at deadline

Well, it certainly wasn't for a lack of trying on the part of Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli. When you talk to other teams around the league, what they say is that nobody was on the phone more than Chiarelli in the two weeks leading up to Monday's deadline, trying all he could to get the pieces he...

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Capitals to Host Salute to the Military Night March 5

Posted on March 03, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 3, 2015 Capitals to Host Salute to the Military Night March 5 ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will host their 13th annual Salute to the Military Night on Thursday, March 5, during the game against the Minnesota Wild at Verizon Cente...

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Inappropriate tweet about Maple Leafs’ Joffrey Lupul airs on TSN

TSN has apologized for an inflammatory fan tweet that the network aired during its NHL trade deadline coverage. A Toronto Maple Leafs fan wrote an insinuating tweet about Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul and Dion Phaneuf’s wife, actress Elisha Cuthbert. The tweet made it onto the network as part of an ...

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Stephen Whyno
Canadien Press, NHL Reporter

Mats Zuccarello's New Contract Is A Massive Bargain

Despite some turbulence in the negotiations and a moderate trade scare, the Rangers formally agreed to a contract extension with Mats Zuccarello prior to the NHL's trading deadline on Monday. The four-year deal with $18 million is certainly a big commitment compared to the bare bones, one-year deals...

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Adam Herman, Sportswriter
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Smith stars in debut as Sharks rout Habs

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports Newly-acquired San Jose forward scored and added an assist hours after being acquired from Chicago. It was hard to know exactly what to expect in the Sharks' first game after a trade deadline in which their general manager made clear the team's priorities were more in...

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Jason Plank, Sportswriter

Rangers GM Glen Sather talks Keith Yandle, Mats Zuccarello, Henrik Lundqvist after NHL deadline

Glen Sather was his usual entertaining self at his annual post-deadline press conference on Monday afternoon, addressing topics from his trade for Keith Yandle, to the re-signing of Mats Zuccarello, to Henrik Lundqvist’s health and his philosophy of winning now. Here’s the transcript: On critici...

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Pat Leonard
N.Y Daily News, Rangers Beat Writer

He said it: Jim Nill and Shawn Horcoff comment on a trade deadline day where Stars stayed put

Stars GM Jim Nill: On nothing else happening today “Well, today was a pretty quiet today. We didn’t have too much really going on. There was a lot more kind of talk today, hockey trades, instead of just rentals and stuff. And you saw that around the league. Tampa Bay and Philly did a big deal in...

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Mike Heika
Dallas Morning News, Stars Beat Writer

Yandle on his Rangers debut: 'The crowd did a great job in welcoming me'

Keith Yandle isn't used to playing in front of large home crowds from his time with the Arizona Coyotes, so his New York Rangers debut at Madison Square Garden was a bit of an adjustment. "I had a little bit of butterflies. The crowd did a great job in welcoming me," Yandle told reporters after maki...

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Jordan Leopold heads to Wild, fulfilling daughter's wish

Jamie Leopold walked into the kitchen one January morning and saw a letter her 11-year-old daughter had written sitting on the counter. She started crying. Jordyn Leopold’s letter was addressed to the “Minnesota Wild coaches,” and with the Wild in a desperate funk, her daughter pleaded for the...

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Michael Russo
Minneapolis Star Tribune, NHL Reporter

Flyers took advantage of marketplace

Flyers took advantage of marketplace PHILADELPHIA, PA -- When it came to the Philadelphia Flyers and Ron Hextall's first NHL trade deadline, it was expected that pretty much anyone not named Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek, Wayne Simmonds or Steve Mason would be available for the right price. The main p...

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David Strehle, Flyers Beat Writer

Rangers win Keith Yandle’s debut 4-1 over Predators, Mats Zuccarello has two assists after signing four-year contract

RANGERS 4, PREDATORS 1 Glen Sather said Monday at his annual post-trade deadline press conference that he has known “all year” the Rangers needed another major piece to contend for the Cup – a major piece like the acquisition of Arizona Coyotes Keith Yandle that Sather made on Sunday. “I thi...

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Pat Leonard
N.Y Daily News, Rangers Beat Writer

Digesting Chris Stewart/Jordan Leopold trades; What will the Wild lines look like?

Evening from Xcel Energy Center, where I still sit at 8:30 p.m. The most common question I received on Twitter this afternoon (and now evening) understandably is, “how will the lines shape up?” The answer: I don’t know, but I’ll tell you on Twitter (@russostrib) around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday and...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune, NHL Reporter
Ben Lovejoy - Anaheim Ducks
It's a great day for hockey
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Ben Lovejoy - Anaheim Ducks
I'm so excited to return to Pittsburgh. I have so many friends in Pitt. I feel like I grew up in PA, and can't wait to return to the ice.
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Ben Lovejoy - Anaheim Ducks
I will always be grateful. Thank you Bob Murray & Bruce Boudreau for believing in me, and Cam for carrying me ;)
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