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Columbus Blue Jackets 2022-23 season preview: Playoff chances, projected points, roster rankings

Welcome to The Athletic’s 2022-23 edition of the team season previews. Check out all the previews as they’re released right here. The shock has worn off, right? You’re not reading this, remembering that Johnny Gaudreau signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets, and getting gobsmacked all over again. You can’t be. That happened a couple months …

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Anaheim Ducks’ Trevor Zegras, Canadian women’s hockey star Sarah Nurse grace NHL 23 cover

Anaheim Ducks forward Trevor Zegras and Team Canada forward Sarah Nurse are the cover athletes for NHL 23, EA Sports announced Wednesday, noting that Nurse is the first women’s hockey player to grace the cover of its NHL video game. “It’s something that I never even thought was in the realm of possibilities,” Nurse, who …

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NHL trade grades: Flames make room for Nazem Kadri contract by dealing Sean Monahan to Canadiens

the trade Canadiens get: Center Sean Monahan and a conditional 2025 first-round draft pick. Flames get: Future considerations. More coverage: Sean Gentille: For weeks, the joke has been that Nazem Kadri was already a de facto New York Islander. Oh, Lou Lamoriellothe logic went. He’s got that seven-year deal sitting in a desk drawer, calibrated …

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Kadri signs seven-year, $49 million contract with Flames

The 31-year-old forward scored 28 goals and set NHL career highs in assists (59), points (87), and power-play points (29) in 71 regular-season games for the Colorado Avalanche last season. He also tied his NHL career high with six game-winning goals. Kadri then had 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in 16 playoff games to …

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Nazem Kadri agrees to 7-year deal with Calgary Flames, sources say

Nazem Kadri has agreed to a contract with the Calgary Flames, sources tell ESPN, as the free agent center ends weeks of speculation about his next NHL destination. The contract is for seven years and carries a $7 million cap hit, according to a league source. To make salary-cap space for Kadri, the Flames also …

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Improving to 3-0, Wyatt Kaiser, Team USA ‘kept it rolling’ with 7-0 victory over winless Austria

EDMONTON, Alberta — Chicago Blackhawks prospect Wyatt Kaiser and Detroit Red Wings hopeful Carter Mazur each scored twice and the United States shut out winless Austria 7-0 on Saturday to improve to 3-0 in group play in the world junior hockey championship. Team USA had seven players notch two points while amassing a tournament-high 56 …

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Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner set for hip surgery, expected to miss 2022-23 season

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner is expected to miss the 2022-23 season after he has hip surgery, the team announced Thursday. A full timeline on Lehner’s recovery is still to be determined. Vegas did not provide further details on when or how it was determined that Lehner needed surgery. Lehner, 31, was Vegas’ primary …

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Jacob Trouba earned Rangers captaincy with courage to be himself

It is not about simply appointing a captain. It is about appointing the right captain. Mark Messier, who knows more about this subject than anyone who has ever worn the Blueshirt, believes the Rangers have made the correct choice in naming Jacob Trouba as the 28th captain in franchise history. “Leadership, in most cases, is …

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