Penguins general manager Ron Hextall is still looking for salary cap relief

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The preseason starts Sunday for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the regular season is right around the corner Oct. 13. But Ron Hextall is still in offseason mode in one fashion. The team’s general manager is trying to find a way to get his team’s roster compliant with the NHL’s salary cap. While the league’s cap … Read more

Simon Edvinsson trying to emulate Moritz Seider in pushing for Red Wings job

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The message to prized defense prospect Simon Edvinsson during his first training camp with the Detroit Red Wings is to fully utilize his 6-foot-6, 207-pound frame. “The guys are on me, (Dylan) Larkin especially, to be harder, win my one-on-ones,” Edvinsson said. “I have a pretty big body, pretty long reach. In Sweden you kind … Read more

Blues (and especially Craig Berube) will have some fans in Wichita

Blues (and especially Craig Berube) will have some fans in Wichita

Wichita is hosting its first NHL game ever Saturday when the Blues and the Arizona Coyotes open preseason play in a 7 pm contest at INTRUST Bank Arena. And no one in the city of 390,000 in south-central Kansas is more excited than Joel Lomurno. He’s general manager of the Wichita Thunder hockey team of … Read more

Rangers season preview: High expectations abound

Rangers season preview: High expectations abound

The 2022-23 NHL season starts Oct. 7. With training camps open, NHL.com is taking a look at the three keys, inside scoop on roster questions, and projected lineup for each of the 32 teams. Today, the New York Rangers. Coach: Gerard Gallant (second season) Last season: 52-24-6, second place in Metropolitan Division; lost to Tampa … Read more

DitD & Open Post – 9/23/22: The Beginning Edition

DitD & Open Post - 9/23/22: The Beginning Edition

Here are your links for today: Devils Links A few notable updates here as camp gets rolling: Jesper Bratt said he’s committed to playing for the #NJDevils for a long time. Says he left the negotiating to his agent this offseason. It was distracting to him at times, but he tried to focus on his … Read more

Three New York Rangers that could be traded at some point

Three New York Rangers that could be traded at some point

Mika Zibanejad #93 of the New York Rangers (C) celebrates, joined by Nils Lundkvist and Barclay Goodrow. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) As much as the hockey world is loved as the fans and players start to connect, it is a heartless business at the end of the day. We can talk about all the … Read more

Nicklas Backstrom needs to know he doesn’t owe anything to anyone

Nicklas Backstrom needs to know he doesn't owe anything to anyone

In his 15 seasons with the Washington Capitals, Nicklas Backstrom has played in more than 1,000 games and racked up more than 1,000 points as one of the few athletes in this town you could set your watch to. Yet over the past few years, a hip injury hampered him so badly that he could … Read more

MSG Networks releases 2022-23 New York Rangers broadcast schedule

MSG Networks releases 2022-23 New York Rangers broadcast schedule

The New York Rangers broadcast schedule from MSG Networks has been released. In total 69 regular season games and 5 preseason games will be on the docket. It all begins next Monday when they take on the New York Islanders (9/26/22) with puck drop scheduled for 7 PM. The Rangers first regular season game on … Read more

How Does Hextall Plan to Get Penguins Under the Salary Cap?

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CRANBERRY — Ron Hextall knows that he has to pare roughly $1.5 million from the Pittsburgh Penguins’ payroll to get under the NHL’s salary-cap ceiling. He also knows there are a couple of ways to accomplish that. He could work out a trade or two, perhaps for one of the nine NHL-caliber defensemen currently on … Read more

3 Bold Predictions for the NY Islanders in 2022-23

3 Bold Predictions for the NY Islanders in 2022-23

If the same-look Islanders are going to make the playoffs this season in a Metro division that had many teams improve significantly, certain players internally are going to need to take their game to a different level. Matt Barzal has said this about himself, that he knows an extra step has to be taken in … Read more