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9:16 PM ET Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild acquired center Nick Bjugstad on Friday from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a conditional selection in the 2021 NHL draft, a swap that includes the Penguins covering an unspecified portion of Bjugstad’s $5.25 million salary next season. Bjugstad, a 28-year-old Minnesota native, played in
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The Chicago Wolves and Charlotte Checkers both announced new National Hockey League affiliation agreements on Thursday. The Wolves have entered into a three-year partnership with the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, while the Checkers have reached a multi-year agreement to serve as the top development club for the NHL’s Florida Panthers. Both affiliations begin with the upcoming
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Occasionally I will be asked for my thoughts as to whether hitting (bodychecking) should be allowed in women’s hockey. For those unfamiliar with the rules for the women’s game, while body contact is allowed and happens quite regularly, bodychecking is not. Delivering a bodycheck constitutes a two-minute minor penalty. If you really want to know
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The Edmonton Oilers have not made the playoffs since the 2016-17 season. Prior to that they had not made the playoffs since 2005-06 season when they lost in the Stanley Cup Final to the Carolina Hurricanes. This is a stark contrast to when the team was winning five Stanley Cups from the 1983-84 season to
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Free agency is almost a month away. It may be weird writing that in September, but that’s the reality due to COVID-19 and the NHL suspending play back in March. But even though the calendar has shifted, it hasn’t changed what the New Jersey Devils need to do to improve their team.  One thing general manager Tom
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