NHL draft 2016: Cam Fowler, other buzz leading up to first pick

Anaheim Ducks defensemen Cam Fowler had 28 points last season. BUFFALO — As the clock ticks toward the first pick in Friday night's NHL draft (7 p.m., ET, NBC Sports Network), here are topics creating buzz: *** Defenseman Cam Fowler: Multiple teams are in trade discussions with the Anaheim Ducks f...

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Kevin Allen
USA Today, Hockey Writer
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Wild buy out last year of Thomas Vanek's contract after disappointing stint

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Wild have decided to buy out the final year of left wing Thomas Vanek's contract. The move was made Friday, a few hours before the NHL draft and a week before the beginning of free agency. Vanek's disappointing two-year stint with Minnesota ended with 39 goals and 54 assists i...

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Pat Leonard , N.Y Daily News, Rangers Beat Writer
#NYR GM Jeff Gorton is trying 2 move Girardi and/or M.Staal as #NHL Draft nears, per source. Each would have to waive no-move clauses tho
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Michael Russo , Minneapolis Star Tribune, NHL Reporter
Per sources, Thomas Vanek has been informed the #mnwild will be buying him out
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Michael Russo , Minneapolis Star Tribune, NHL Reporter
Lots of steam today that #mnwild and #oilers could partner up tonight. Wild likely targeting Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Oilers Brodin or Dumba
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John Shannon , SportsNet, Hockey Reporter
Add name of Jimmy Howard to Flames' goalie chase.Hearing Bishop wants long term extension if traded to Calgary.Hearing 7x7 asking price.
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Pierre LeBrun , ESPN.com, NHL Writer
Jets today received a very significant offer for the No. 2 pick. But as of now sticking with the pick...
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David Pagnotta , TheFourthPeriod.com, Sportswriter
Evander Kane reportedly got into an altercation after getting kicked out of the bar Bottom's Up last night in Buffalo.
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Joe Haggerty , Comcast SportsNet, Sportswriter
Source I spoke w/earlier expects Kevin Shattenkirk will end up w/ "Bruins, Flyers or Rangers" before weekend is out t.co/fJB4taasjk
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Arthur Staple , Newsday, Hockey Writer
Garth Snow and Ducks GM Bob Murray just wrapped a pretty lengthy chat.
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Darren Dreger , TSN, Hockey Reporter
Some noise past couple of days about potential Dougie Hamilton trade. One team has asked, but Flames aren't interested in trading him.
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NBC Sports , NHL News and Updates
Report: After ‘alleged incident’ at a Buffalo bar, two crime reports have been filed against Evander Kane t.co/1lJgXjlQy2
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Jim Matheson , Edmonton Journal, NHL Reporter
Hearing Sabres might have some interest in Yakupov for his speed and low money ($2.5 mil)
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Frank Seravalli , Philly Daily News, Flyers Beat Writer
Bobrovsky believed to be avail #CBJ. Huge ticket $7.4M x 3. Contract can't wow CGY, but acquistn cost will be lower. t.co/G9IAzGcz7N
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Jimmy Murphy , Murphyshockeylaw.com, Hockey Reporter
Based on numerous convos w/NHL sources (agents, execs, scouts) I've had today, #Bruins are the frontrunners for defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk
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Mark Lazerus , Chicago Sun Times, Blackhawks Beat Writer
Joel Quenneville on Teuvo Teravainen: "I still think we haven't seen the best of him." #Blackhawks
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Kevin McGran , Toronto Star, NHL Reporter
The belief is #CBJ want Puljujarvi, not Patrik Laine. And if the Jets take Puljujarvi, the Jackets will try to trade 3rd overall.
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Michael Russo , Minneapolis Star Tribune, NHL Reporter
I just got off the phone with Thomas Vanek, and he has confirmed that the #mnwild is buying him out
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Jim Matheson , Edmonton Journal, NHL Reporter
Don't be surprised if Minny and Oilers are talking about RNH. We've talked that for over yr because Wild needs C. Dumba or Brodin target?
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Renaud Lavoie , RDS, Hockey Reporter
The NHL is looking at a complain of tampering after what #canucks Jim Benning said yesterday regarding Steven Stamkos and PK Subban.
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Jimmy Murphy , Murphyshockeylaw.com, Hockey Reporter
Belief amongst many close to Shattenkirk trade discussions is if #Bruins include 14th overall pick w/roster player, he'll be a Bruin.
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Renaud Lavoie , RDS, Hockey Reporter
#canadiens Marc Bergevin a confirmé à #tvasports qu'il n'avait reçu aucune offre pour PK Subban.
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Dan Rosen , NHL.com, Senior Writer
Fletcher said he's not looking back, as in he's not going to regret signing Vanek, who clearly underperformed in his 2 seasons w/ the Wild.
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Aaron Portzline , Columbus Dispatch, Blue Jacket Writer
Widely assumed to be four #NHL goaltenders available via trade: TB's Bishop, DET's Howard, PIT's Fleury, #CBJ Bobrovsky.
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HockeyFights.com , NHL News and Updates
Wild Buy Out Contract of Thomas Vanek t.co/cDGepLThA8
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Mike Halford , ProHockeyTalk.com, NHL Reporter
Ducks and Sabres having a chat as the Murrays sidle up t.co/1FRYMhPL8r
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Mike Halford , ProHockeyTalk.com, NHL Reporter
For Canucks fans, Linden talking with Bill Guerin t.co/YZLPKz9Tel
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HockeyFights.com , NHL News and Updates
Lightning Sign Cedric Paquette to Two-Year Contract Extension t.co/EwNEDO9f82
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Harrison Mooney , Vancouver Sun, Sportswriter
Canucks fans to Gillis: FFS, do something! Canucks fans to Benning: Please don't touch anything
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David Staples , Edmonton Journal, Hockey Writer
Wild insider says Nugent-Hopkins for Brodin or Dumba could be done. Can't say I like that. t.co/nkyEWnNTpp t.co/UgPNdxonz4
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Kevin McGran , Toronto Star, NHL Reporter
Canucks GM Jim Benning could find himself in tampering hot watert.co/lamuj95SZu
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Joshua Cooper , The Tennessean, Predators Beat Reporter
Scouting scuttlebutt from the rail. Laine is like Selanne and is a goal scoring talent unlike a lot of Finns in recent years
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Michael Russo , Minneapolis Star Tribune, NHL Reporter
Sounds like the #mnwild has not tendered Brett Bulmer a qualifying offer. UFA July 1
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Randy Sportak , Calgary Sun, NHL Writer
One of my all-time favourite Flames to deal with. t.co/Ldu17ZMLaE
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Jonathan Willis , Nation Network, Managing Editor
It's difficult to imagine a plausible Brodin+ or Dumba+ for RNH trade that the #Oilers end up winning. t.co/7kvocaxERd
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Randy Sportak , Calgary Sun, NHL Writer
Can’t help but wonder if #Flames are in interested in this boat by taking Bobrovsky or Hartnell. t.co/mrqElfJ2ud
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Joe Fortunato , BlueShirtBanter.com, Rangers Beat Writer
New York Rangers Rumors: Rangers Trying To Move Dan Girardi and/or Marc Staal? t.co/cNWifh35jx t.co/rbsy5MJn5c
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Kevin McGran , Toronto Star, NHL Reporter
The Blue Jackets also need to unload contracts, so dangling No. 3 overall could be a way to get someone to take contracts off their hands
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Kevin McGran , Toronto Star, NHL Reporter
The belief is #CBJ want Puljujarvi, not Patrik Laine. And if the Jets take Puljujarvi, the Jackets will try to trade 3rd overall.
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Kevin DeLury , NYRangersBlog.com, Sportswriter
Trolling Rangers fans hard tonight. t.co/asiWwRaDHb
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Mark Lazerus , Chicago Sun Times, Blackhawks Beat Writer
Remember last year when Doug Wilson got up to talk to Stan Bowman and Joe Thornton was coming to Chicago. Ha.
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NHL Rumors: Flames, Blue Jackets, Lightning, Blues, Ducks and Sabres

On the Calgary Flames and Columbus Blue Jackets … Bob McKenzie: Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen and Flames GM Brad Treliving having another deep conversation just off the draft floor. Bob McKenzie: Blue Jackets and Flames staff meeting separately. Their tables are beside each other. Jim Matheson:...

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Mark Easson
MyNHLTradeRumors.com, Sportswriter
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Cult of Hockey: Virtually any trade involving P.K. Subban and omitting Connor McDavid and Taylor Hall would be a win for the Edmonton Oilers

Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban. Timothy T. Ludwig / USA Today Sports Elite players are almost impossible to find in the NHL. That’s what makes P.K. Subban such an appealing (and unlikely) trade target, and that’s what makes it so easy for the Edmonton Oilers to win almost any transact...

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Jonathan Willis
Nation Network, Managing Editor
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Expansion draft likely a losing proposition for Ducks

The Ducks could be faced with either losing Jakob Silfverberg, left, or Andrew Cogliano to the new Las Vegas team in the NHL expansion draft next summer. DEBORA ROBINSON/GETTY IMAGES You can’t keep everyone. Not that NHL teams necessarily want to but even the Stanley Cup champions for each season ...

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Eric Stephens
OC Register, Ducks Beat Writer
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John Shannon - SportsNet, Hockey Reporter
Add name of Jimmy Howard to Flames' goalie chase.Hearing Bishop wants long term extension if traded to Calgary.Hearing 7x7 asking price.
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Thomas Vanek being bought out, still calls playing for the Wild "a dream"

After months of speculation, the Wild plans to move on without veteran winger Thomas Vanek. Wild GM Chuck Fletcher informed Vanek's camp of the decision today to buy out the final year of his contract. Vanek will become a free agent next Friday. "I'm very disappointed, especially with the new staff ...

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Michael Russo
Minneapolis Star Tribune, NHL Reporter
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Michael Russo
Minneapolis Star Tribune, NHL Reporter
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Michael Russo - Minneapolis Star Tribune, NHL Reporter
Per sources, Thomas Vanek has been informed the #mnwild will be buying him out
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Coyotes have identified site for new arena in Valley

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Arizona Coyotes have identified a location for a new arena in the Phoenix area but expect to be playing at Gila River Arena in Glendale through the 2018-19 season, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc said Friday in Buffalo ahead of the NHL draft. "We're not at liberty to disclose...

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Sarah McLellan
Arizona Republic, Sports Reporter
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Stars re-sign Jordie Benn to avoid free agency

The Stars have re-signed defenseman Jordie Benn to a three-year contract, keeping the brother of high-scoring Dallas forward Jamie Benn out of free agency. Jordie Benn has played parts of five seasons since he was an undrafted free agent in 2011. He had 12 points in 64 games last season, matching a ...

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Canadiens GM: I'm not 'shopping' Subban

BUFFALO -- P.K. Subban has been the topic of trade conversations Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has been having with other GMs, but Bergevin said those conversations have been short and he is not trying to trade the defenseman. "When a GM calls me I don't know what he's calling me ...

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NHL draft weekend: Time for Rangers’ Gorton to wheel and deal

NHL draft weekend: Time for Rangers’ Gorton to wheel and deal Not breaking any news or telling you anything you don’t know here, but I certainly expect Rangers GM Jeff Gorton to have a very busy couple of days in Buffalo, where the first round of the NHL entry draft takes place tonight and the r...

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Caps Today, 6/24/16

The Capitals hold the 26th overall selection in the 2016 NHL Draft, which begins tonight at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y., and will be televised on NBC Sports Network at 7 p.m. Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin ranks first among players drafted in 2004 in goals (525), points (966) and games pla...

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Capitals News and Updates
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Ducks' Cam Fowler could be on trading block before Friday's NHL draft

Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler has generated interest from several teams and GM Bob Murray may be ready to part with him. MICHAEL GOULDING, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Forget about the hoopla that surrounds the annual trade deadline. Bob Murray has been active at that in recent years, but the general manager’...

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Eric Stephens
OC Register, Ducks Beat Writer
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Renaud Lavoie - RDS, Hockey Reporter
The NHL is looking at a complain of tampering after what #canucks Jim Benning said yesterday regarding Steven Stamkos and PK Subban.
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Historical context of Kings’ 2016 draft picks

The Kings currently have four draft picks: First Round (Traded to CAR with Roland McKeown for Andrej Sekera) Second Round, 51st overall Third Round (Traded to PHI with Jordan Weal for Vincent Lecavalier, Luke Schenn) Fourth Round, 112th overall Fifth Round, 142nd overall Sixth Round (Traded to PHI w...

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Jon Rosen
LAKingsInsider.com, Sportswriter
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Craig Custance
ESPN Magazine, National Hockey Writer
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Pierre LeBrun - ESPN.com, NHL Writer
Never say never but at this moment I don't think Habs see a Subban trade they would make. They listened, yes, but nothing good enough.
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