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New Habs captain Suzuki urged to learn French

MONTREAL — Several of Quebec’s major party leaders say new Montreal Canadiens captain Nick Suzuki needs to learn French. Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault said the Habs made an “excellent choice,” describing the center as one of the team’s best players, before adding that Suzuki now has to learn French. The Canadiens announced the appointment of the 23-year-old Ontario […]

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New Florida Panther Tkachuk: I hate Tampa now

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Matthew Tkachuk says he’s ready for the Battle of Florida after waging the Battle of Alberta for the first six years of his NHL career. “I hate Edmonton, but I hate Tampa more now,” said Tkachuk, who was traded by the Calgary Flames to the Florida Panthers in a blockbuster deal on Friday […]

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Sources: Sharks finalizing deal to hire Quinn

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The San Jose Sharks were finalizing details on Thursday night to make David Quinn their next head coach, sources told ESPN. No formal announcement was expected Thursday from the team. Quinn, 55, was previously the head coach of the New York Rangers from 2018 to ’21, amassing a record of 96-87-25 in 208 […]

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Gaudreau had CBJ ‘circled’, likes team’s potential

Kristen Shilton is a national NHL reporter for ESPN. Johnny Gaudreau shocked the hockey world when he signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets on the opening day of NHL free agency Wednesday. But according to Gaudreau — who was one of this year’s most coveted unrestricted free agents — the decision to agree on a seven-year, $68.25 million pact with […]

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Vegas clears cap room, ships Pacioretty to Canes

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The Vegas Golden Knights traded star winger Max Pacioretty to the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday in a salary clearing move. Pacioretty and defenseman Dylan Coghlan were moved to the Hurricanes for future considerations, sources confirmed to ESPN. Pacioretty, 33, played the last four seasons with the Golden Knights. He spent the first 10 […]

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Sources: Canes get All-Star Burns from Sharks

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired All-Star defenseman Brent Burns from the San Jose Sharks, ESPN has confirmed. He goes with forward Lane Pederson for center Steven Lorentz, goalie prospect Eetu Makiniemi and a conditional 2023 third-round pick. The Sharks will retain 33% of Burns’ cap hit. Source: Read Full Article

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Giroux, 34, secures three-year deal from Senators

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Star forward Claude Giroux signed a three-year free agent deal with the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. Giroux, 34, will make $6.5 million annually against the salary cap. The Senators have been linked to Giroux for months, as he lived in the city as a teenager and played minor hockey in the area. The […]

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What every NHL team should do in free agency

Kristen Shilton is a national NHL reporter for ESPN. Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. NHL free agency officially begins on Wednesday at noon ET, but it’s already been an absolutely wild offseason in hockey. With the salary cap rising by only $1 million from last season, teams have been forced into difficult decisions, such as: The Minnesota Wild […]

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Oilers grant Kane OK to talk with other teams

The Edmonton Oilers have granted Evander Kane permission to speak with other teams before the NHL’s free-agency period opens, his agent said Monday. In a text to multiple media outlets, Kane’s agent, Daniel Milstein, wrote he’s opening talks with other teams while also continuing discussions with the Oilers. His client is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday. […]

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