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 Posted: Sun Nov 13th, 2016 04:43 am
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The New Jersey Devils have acquired forward Petr Straka from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2017 or 2018, the team announced Saturday.

Straka was drafted 55th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2010. He signed as a free agent with the Flyers in 2013.

Straka has not appeared in a game this season. He recorded 19 goals and 18 assists in 64 games last season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the Flyers' AHL affiliate.

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The Arizona Coyotes reportedly have a specific price tag in any trade discussions about Martin Hanzal.

"What I'm told they're saying to people is, 'Unless we get a young player who can play right now, preferably a center, we're not going to do it,'" Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported on Saturday's "Headlines" segment.

Hanzal said he'd prefer to shut down contract negotiations with the Coyotes when asked about his future in Arizona last month.

The 29-year-old is a pending unrestricted free agent who's played more than 64 games only once in the last five 82-game campaigns.

He's currently injured and has four points in nine contests this season.

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Sidney Crosby has never started a season like this.

The Pittsburgh Penguins star missed the first five games of the season with a concussion, but has been basically unstoppable since making his season debut on Oct. 25.

Sidney Crosby notched his 10th goal of 2016-17 (9 GP), the most he has scored through nine games in his 12-season NHL career. @EliasSports pic.twitter.com/eKm7v4PNkv

— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 13, 2016
Crosby has scored at least a goal in eight of 10 games played, with three two-goal games to his credit. Meanwhile, the Penguins have lost only twice since his return, and one of those came in overtime.

Crosby has also added three assists, putting him atop the NHL leaderboard with an average of 1.44 points per game.

Sure, Crosby is unlikely to maintain a 28.6 percent shooting percentage, and his success rate will eventually revert closer to his career average of 14.6. No one's expecting him to maintain an 84-goal pace.

If he remains healthy, however, it seems very possible that he'll score 50 for only the second time in his career.

Remember, this time last year, we were asking if he was on the decline.

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Trevor Linden isn't going to give up on the Vancouver Canucks.

The team's president of hockey operations and alternate governor told Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman that he has no plans to resign amid a slow start.

Friedman relayed their conversation in Saturday's edition of "Headlines" on Hockey Night in Canada.

"I did ask him (Saturday), I said, 'Is any of this true?', and he said, 'Look, I came into this job with my eyes wide open. I knew there was a chance we were going to go through a difficult time. I accept that, I get the criticism and the scrutiny,' but ... he says he's not going anywhere. He is staying in his current role."

The Canucks are 5-9-1 through 15 games, and only the Calgary Flames have a worse goal differential than Vancouver's minus-16 mark.

Linden was hired by the Canucks in his dual role back in April 2014.

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Five players have reached double-digit goals this season. One of those players is Michael Grabner.

Scoring a pair of goals versus the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday, Grabner picked up his ninth and tenth markers of the season. He now stands among Patrik Laine, Mark Scheifele, David Pastrnak, and Sidney Crosby as players who have found the back of the net 10 or more times this season.

One of these players is not like the others.

What's more? All 10 of Grabner's goals have come at even strength. He leads the NHL in that category. This isn't a player with inflated production thanks to a strong power play.

Grabner is perhaps best known for his blazing speed - in 2011, a time of 14.061 seconds won the fastest skater challenge at the NHL skills competition.

The knock on Grabner has been that his hands don't match his feet; he hasn't been able to put it all together.

A former first round pick of the Vancouver Canucks, Grabner was later flipped to the Florida Panthers before being claimed on waivers by the New York Islanders in 2010. He had a breakout season that year, scoring a team-leading 34 goals. League wide, just seven players outscored the Austrian winger.

But it wasn't sustainable. Through his next three seasons on Long Island, Grabner's totals fell from 20 to 16 to 12 tallies. Then, in 2014-15, he appeared in just 34 games and his production fell to eight goals.

It was time for new surroundings, as Grabner moved on to the Toronto Maple Leafs, a rebuilding team who hoped to recreate the one-time scorer into a trade-worthy asset. But it never happened, as Grabner finished last season with just nine goals.

He's already surpassed that number this year, and he's on pace for a career-high 51 goals. Of course, it's early, and, with a shooting percentage of nearly 28 percent, things are likely to take a dip. Still, Grabner and fans of the Broadway Blueshirts will enjoy the ride while it lasts.

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Michal Neuvirth will be out of action for at least a month with what the Philadelphia Flyers are calling a "lower-body injury."

The Flyers' backup goaltender was injured Saturday night in Philadelphia's victory over the Minnesota Wild.

He was forced to leave the contest after the opening period with what CSN Philadelphia's Tim Panaccio reported as a sprained knee and not a groin injury.

Steve Mason will take on a heavier workload in Neuvirth's absence. Mason stopped 19 of 20 shots in relief Saturday, one night after allowing six goals in a loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Gary Bettman didn't mince words when asked about the city of Seattle's pursuit of a new multi-sport arena.

"We're not paying a lot of attention to Seattle," the NHL commissioner said Monday at the PrimeTime Sports & Entertainment Conference in Toronto, according to NHL.com's Dan Rosen.

"If they ever put a shovel in the ground and actually build a building instead of just talking about one, we might pay attention. But it's not something we're monitoring. We're not focusing on future expansion at this point and we're not focusing on Seattle over anywhere else."

Related: Russell Wilson partners with NBA, NHL arena group in Seattle

Despite Bettman's talk, deputy commissioner Bill Daly stressed that expansion to Seattle isn't completely off the table.

"I certainly wouldn't rule out the possibility of further expansion at some point in the future, but it's certainly not on the radar screen today," he said.

"Our primary focus on the expansion front is making sure Las Vegas gets in successfully and that everything we've put into place for them to enter the league progresses the way it was intended to progress."

Las Vegas was the only city awarded an NHL expansion franchise in June. Quebec City's bid was accepted but ultimately deferred, while Seattle's did not make the final stage of the bidding process.

Last month, Chris Hansen and his group of investors offered to privately finance their proposed arena project that would bring a new single-venue NHL and NBA facility to Seattle's SoDo neighborhood.

Mayor Ed Murray told local TV station King 5 News that he's targeting early spring for a decision on whether to approve Hansen's plan or potentially entertain another option, such as renovating KeyArena, the former home of the NBA's SuperSonics.

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The NHL implemented some much-needed excitement into extra time by introducing 3-on-3 overtime last season, and now changes to the shootout process could be on the horizon.

During the general manager meetings in Toronto on Tuesday, Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues suggested the NHL look into switching to international shootout rules, reports ESPN's Pierre LeBrun.

IIHF rules permit a team to cycle through any player they wish after their first three shooters, a la T.J. Oshie scoring four times on six attempts for Team USA at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, which Armstrong used as an example for his pitch, says LeBrun.

The NHL doesn't permit a player to record multiple attempts until every skater gets a chance, and this idea could allow more time for the league's superstars in the spotlight, ideally making shootouts shorter and more exciting.

The discussion will pick up again when general managers reconvene in March, according to LeBrun.

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The NHL and the players' association have confirmed the list of players who will not be available to Las Vegas at next year's expansion draft, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

The players exempt from the list will be up for grabs to Las Vegas general manager George McPhee. Las Vegas will select one player from each of the 30 NHL teams.

These are mostly players with full no-move clauses. I believe this list contains between 65-70 players

— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) November 15, 2016
Teams can protect seven forwards, three defensemen, and a goaltender, or eight skaters (any combination of forwards and defensemen) and a goaltender.

Las Vegas will announce its selections on June 21.

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lobo316 wrote: The NHL and the players' association have confirmed the list of players who will not be available to Las Vegas at next year's expansion draft, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

The players exempt from the list will be up for grabs to Las Vegas general manager George McPhee. Las Vegas will select one player from each of the 30 NHL teams.

These are mostly players with full no-move clauses. I believe this list contains between 65-70 players

— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) November 15, 2016
Teams can protect seven forwards, three defensemen, and a goaltender, or eight skaters (any combination of forwards and defensemen) and a goaltender.

Las Vegas will announce its selections on June 21.

I thought this was common knowledge already?



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The Tampa Bay Lightning will be hoping for the best after Steven Stamkos exited Tuesday's game in Detroit with an apparent knee injury.

Stamkos fell awkwardly after an innocent-looking collision along the boards, and could be seen clutching his right knee.

After Stamkos did not return to the bench for the second period, the Lightning announced that he exited with what they referred to as a "lower-body injury."

Stamkos had recorded his ninth goal of the season earlier in the game, moving into a tie for first in the NHL with 20 points.

Teammate Nikita Kucherov's three-point game put him one ahead of Stamkos by the end of the night.

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One doesn't expect Robby Fabbri to drop the gloves when the St. Louis Bluestake to the ice, but that's exactly what he did Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres.
The combatant? A somewhat reluctant Josh Gorges, as it turns out.
Fabbri: "I asked him, and the funny part was I went up to him again and he was like, 'Are you serious?' I'm like, 'Well yeah, kind of."
— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) November 16, 2016
"I don't know what got into me there, but I just felt like I wanted to be that guy," Fabbri added.


For the record, the fight was Gorges' ninth, while Fabbri dropped the gloves for only the second time in his young career.
If Blues teammate Ryan Reaves has his way, it'll be Fabbri's last:
Talking to Fabbri, he's talking about stepping up to fight. Reaves in the background, "Don't do it again!" #stlblues
— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) November 16, 2016
Fabbri, who was making his return to the lineup after being made a healthy scratch, also scored a goal in the win, and it's safe to say he made a good impression following the benching.




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New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall will miss three-to-four weeks with a left knee injury, the team announced after he underwent surgery Wednesday.

The 25-year-old has appeared in 14 games this season, scoring five goals and seven assists. He is tied with defenseman Damon Severson for the team lead in scoring.

The Devils sit third place in the Metropolitan Division with a 9-3-3 record through 15 games.

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lobo316 wrote: The Tampa Bay Lightning will be hoping for the best after Steven Stamkos exited Tuesday's game in Detroit with an apparent knee injury.

Stamkos fell awkwardly after an innocent-looking collision along the boards, and could be seen clutching his right knee.

After Stamkos did not return to the bench for the second period, the Lightning announced that he exited with what they referred to as a "lower-body injury."

Stamkos had recorded his ninth goal of the season earlier in the game, moving into a tie for first in the NHL with 20 points.

Teammate Nikita Kucherov's three-point game put him one ahead of Stamkos by the end of the night.




The Tampa Bay Lightning will be without Steven Stamkos for an indefinite period of time after he suffered a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee, general manager Steve Yzerman announced Wednesday.
The injury was suffered during Tuesday's game in Detroit, after which Stamkos flew home for tests.
"Our understanding is that this issue can be repaired and he can get back to full speed. It just takes some time," Yzerman said, per Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times. "Obviously he's disappointed. He's going to work his rear end off and he'll be back as good as ever."
#tblightning should have better idea in coming days the best route to take w Stamkos (repair/rehab). Then they'll have clearer timeline
— Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) November 16, 2016
Stamkos signed an eight-year, $68-million contract extension with the club this past summer. He started the season in fine form, recording nine goals and 11 assists in 17 games, sitting one point back of the NHL lead.
The knee injury comes after Stamkos suffered a broken tibia that kept him out for most of the 2013-14 season, and a blood clot that forced him to miss all but one playoff game in 2016.

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Dang it all!!! Helm is out again for the next several weeks- that guy is so dainty he'd fall down if a feather hit him!

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