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Sportsbook operator William Hill and the Vegas Golden Knights announced a multiyear partnership Tuesday that will include in-arena signage and updated league-wide odds displayed on the video board during intermissions at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The partnership is believed to be the first in North America between a bookmaker and an NHL franchise. Terms
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12:39 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Vegas Golden Knights made an improbable run to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season, but according to ticket sellers, the magic hasn’t run out just yet. The Golden Knights are the most in-demand team for the second year in a row, according to StubHub data. Vegas is
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EDMONTON, Alberta — The Edmonton Oilers have signed Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract, ending a lengthy stalemate with one of their top defensemen. The team did not disclose financial terms. The 23-year-old Nurse led Edmonton blue liners in 2017-18 with six goals and 20 assists in 82 games. Nurse had said he wouldn’t participate
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With the NHL season around the corner, teams are evaluating what they have from a prospect standpoint. Here’s a look at each Central Division team’s prospect pool heading into the 2018-19 NHL season, including the top players in the system. Some ground rules: • Players listed as “A” prospects project more comfortably into impact roles
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With the NHL season around the corner, NHL teams are evaluating what they have from a prospect standpoint. Here’s a look at each Pacific Division team’s prospect pool heading into the 2018-19 NHL season, including the top players in each system. Some ground rules: • Players listed as “A” prospects project more comfortably into impact
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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan is taking a leave of absence to be with his family following the death of his father, George. The Penguins said George Sullivan, 81, died on Saturday in Scituate, Massachusetts. Assistant coach Jacques Martin will run the day-to-day operations of the coaching staff while Sullivan is away. “We’ll
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7:47 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN ARLINGTON, Va. — Stanley Cup-winning teams often worry about a championship hangover; a long, taxing playoff run can manifest with a slow start the following season. The Washington Capitals started training camp Friday fielding questions about an actual hangover. After all, since the moment captain Alex Ovechkin carried the Stanley
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TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs will be allowed to show up for work a little scruffier this season. General manager Kyle Dubas said Thursday that he’s relaxing predecessor Lou Lamoriello’s rule banning beards and moustaches. “I want the players to be at their best, whatever their individual best may be,” Dubas said as the
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The Ottawa Senators went into full rebuilding mode on Thursday, trading star defenseman Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks. The Senators received center Chris Tierney and defenseman Dylan DeMelo, prospects Josh Norris and Rudolfs Balcers, a conditional 2019 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2020 first-round pick for their captain. If San Jose re-signs
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed coach John Tortorella to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. Tortorella has taken the Blue Jackets to the playoffs each of the past two seasons and was named Coach of the Year in 2016-17. He is 129-87-23 for Columbus since taking over in October 2015. “Our team
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1:38 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Steve Yzerman is stepping away from his role as the Tampa Bay Lightning general manager, a source confirmed to ESPN. Yzerman, 53, has been the GM of Tampa Bay since 2010. Julien Brisebois, previously an assistant GM, will assume the general manager duties, according to The Athletic. A Hall of
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In his assessment of NHL centermen, Sean Allen compared the role of fantasy goaltender to that of NFL quarterback. I dig that parallel in that while rostering a high-performing goalie/quarterback hardly guarantees season-long success, investing in a dud most certainly assures the opposite. These two or three players on any fantasy roster shoulder a much
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