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Tampa Bay Lightning trade Ryan McDonagh to Nashville Predators

The Tampa Bay Lightning traded veteran defenseman Ryan McDonagh to the Nashville Predators on Sunday to clear space under the NHL salary cap. The Predators sent defenseman Philippe Myers and forward Grant Mismash to the Lightning for the 33-year-old McDonagh, who waived his no-trade clause to make the deal happen. McDonagh has four more seasons …

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Ryan McDonagh traded by Lightning to Predators in salary dump

Ryan McDonagh’s time with the Lightning is over. Tampa Bay dealt the former Rangers captain to the Predators for defenseman Philippe Myers and forward Grant Mishmash, the team announced Sunday. The trade amounts to a salary dump for the Lightning, who need to re-sign Ondrej Palat and have Alex Killorn on pace to hit unrestricted …

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San Jose Sharks fire head coach Bob Boughner after missing playoffs again

The San Jose Sharks have fired head coach Bob Boughner and his staff, the team announced on Friday. Boughner, 51, had been San Jose’s coach for parts of three seasons, amassing a 67-85-23 record and failing to make the Stanley Cup playoffs each time. He previously coached the Florida Panthers for two seasons, taking over …

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Who is Jim Montgomery, and why is he a fit to be the Bruins’ next coach?

The Bruins had candidates for their coaching position in Jay Leach and David Quinn with close ties to the organization and some of its critical players. Instead, per multiple sources Thursday, they have decided to go with Jim Montgomery, a Blues assistant coach whose first NHL head coaching position in Dallas was interrupted after just …

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Red Wings coach Lalonde knows winning will take time

DETROIT — Derek Lalonde held up a jersey after the Detroit Red Wings introduced him as their new coach Friday. Standing to his left with a big smile was general manager Steve Yzerman, and the connection was obvious. Yzerman helped build the Tampa Bay Lightning as their GM from 2010-18 and a senior advisor in …

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Brayden Point quad tear among Tampa Bay Lightning injuries in Final

The Tampa Bay Lightning were playing with one hand tied behind their back, or one leg, in some cases, in the Stanley Cup Final — starting with Brayden Point. Bolts general manager Julien BriseBois said the All-Star center had a significant quad tear in his leg. He was hurt in Game 7 of the first …

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Henrik, Daniel Sedin join former Vancouver Canucks teammate Roberto Luongo in 2022 induction class for Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame welcomed forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin, forward Daniel Alfredsson and goaltender Roberto Luongo into its 2022 induction class, the Hall announced on Monday. Also included in the class, in the builders’ category, were Finnish women’s hockey icon Hanna-Riikka Sallinen and Herb Carnegie, a Canadian player of Jamaican descent who starred …

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Sedin brothers, Luongo lead Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Daniel and Henrik Sedin will enter the Hockey Hall of Fame 23 years after the twins were each drafted by the Vancouver Canucks and started NHL journey together. The Sedins headline the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 that was revealed on Monday. Roberto Luongo, Daniel Alfredsson and Riikka Sallinen of the Finland women’s national …

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Why Luke Richardson is the right coach for the Blackhawks’ rebuild

When Mike Kostka and his Binghamton Senators teammates got to the rink for a Monday morning practice during the 2015-16 season, they knew it was going to be rough. The Senators were coming off a lousy weekend slate of games, and sure enough, 10 minutes before the practice began, the equipment staff let the players …

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2022 NHL Draft: What is each team’s biggest need?

Today we look at each NHL team’s biggest need going into the 2022 NHL Draft. Biggest need, in this context, doesn’t mean the immediate need on the big club’s roster. This is not about filling needs for the 2022-23 NHL season. The purpose of this from an NHL Draft perspective is to examine a club’s …

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