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Penguins add Petry, Rutta, Smith to core group

After the NHL draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com examines where each team stands in preparation for the 2022-23 regular season, which begins Oct. 7. Today, the Pittsburgh Penguins: Season 2021-22: 46-25-11, third in Metropolitan Division; lost in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Key arrivals Jeff PetryD: The 34-year-old was …

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NHL’s best free-agent forwards: Gaudreau will test the market

With the start of the NHL free agent signing period, there are several teams in the market for a forward who can turn them into a Stanley Cup contender. NHL.com takes a closer look at the first unrestricted free agents (listed alphabetically): Patrice BergeronBoston Bruins It would be a surprise if the 36-year-old center decides …

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The goaltending market is heating up quickly in the 2022 NHL Draft ahead of free agency

They were not alone. The Devils, Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche made big efforts to bolster their goaltending depth for next season with moves before and during the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft at the Bell Center on Thursday and Friday. “When you talk about UFAs, starting Wednesday, you put your roster …

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Devils excited about offseason additions despite missing out on Gaudreau

The New Jersey Devils made their best signing move yet Johnny Gaudreau and missed out when the unrestricted free forward chose the Columbus Blue Jackets instead. But the Devils believe they were still able to check many of the boxes they wanted this offseason with the moves made over the past week. It started with …

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Hurricanes bolster trade list for Burns, Pacioretty

After the NHL draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com examines where each team stands in preparation for the 2022-23 regular season, which begins Oct. 7. Today, the Carolina Hurricanes: Season 2021-22: 54-20-8, first in Metropolitan Division; lost in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Key arrivals Brent BurnsD: The 37-year-old was …

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Panthers trade for Tkachuk, name Maurice coach in bid to contend for Cup

After the NHL draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com examines where each team stands in preparation for the 2022-23 regular season, which begins Oct. 7. Today, the Florida Panthers: Season 2021-22: 58-18-6, first in Atlantic Division; lost in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Key arrivals Matthew TkachukF: The 24-year-old was …

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Blackhawks add Domi, Athanasiou, Mrazek in busy offseason

After the NHL draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com examines where each team stands in preparation for the 2022-23 regular season, which begins Oct. 7. Today, Chicago Blackhawks: Season 2021-22: 28-42-12, seventh in Central Division; did not qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs Key arrivals Petr MrazekG: The 30-year-old was acquired with pick …

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Red Wings add key pieces to go along with new coaching staff

After the NHL draft, free agency and other offseason moves, NHL.com examines where each team stands ahead of the 2022-23 regular season, which begins Oct. 7. Today, the Detroit Red Wings: Season 2021-22: 32-40-10, sixth in Atlantic Division; did not qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs Key arrivals Andrew CoppF: The 28-year-old signed a five-year …

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