Avalanche training camp tiers: Roster locks, bubble players and the longshots

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Though the Avalanche roster is mostly full of solidified NHLers, injuries to Gabriel Landeskog, Valery Nichushkin and Darren Helm could open roster spots entering the regular season, depending on how long they’re hurt. Here are tiers of how the roster could shake out: Roster locks These players will be on the opening … Read more

Cozens built confidence at Worlds with a goal-scoring mentality

Cozens built confidence at Worlds with a goal-scoring mentality

Kevyn Adams had a conversation with Dylan Cozens after last season, before Cozens left to join Team Canada at the IIHF World Championship in Finland. Adams asked Cozens what he hoped to get out of the tournament. “He said, ‘I want to score goals,’” Adams recalled Thursday. “He said, ‘I know I can score goals … Read more

Blues’ Craig Berube on Colton Parayko’s aggressiveness, relationship with No. 91

Blues' Craig Berube on Colton Parayko's aggressiveness, relationship with No.  91

There are just 21 days until 2022-23. With camp and preseason underway, Blues coach Craig Berube met with the Post-Dispatch to discuss an array of topics, from Vladimir Tarasenko to Colton Parayko to Stanley Cup expectations. Q: What’s the summer been like for you? Do you dwell a little bit on the what-might-have-been with Jordan … Read more

Rookie Berggren Trying to Find His Way Out of Grand Rapids

Jonatan Berggren, Grand Rapids Griffins

Last fall, Detroit Red Wings prospect Jonatan Berggren had trouble finding his way to Grand Rapids. This fall, Berggren just hopes he can find his way out of Grand Rapids. The 2018 33rd overall draft pick is one of the handful of Detroit prospects competing for jobs or an improved Red Wings’ roster. Last October, … Read more

Potential busts to consider avoiding in drafts

Potential busts to consider avoiding in drafts

Special to Yahoo Sports It’s still early and most fantasy hockey drafts probably haven’t occurred, but we can still learn a great deal from average draft positions. There are plenty of players who are being overrated by fantasy managers according to their average draft position. Avoiding taking players too early and tempering expectations will save … Read more

Lightning season preview: Sergachev needs to step into a bigger role

Lightning season preview: Sergachev needs to step into a bigger role

The 2022-23 NHL season starts on 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 Tampa Bay Lightning. Coach: Jon Cooper (11th season) Last season: 51-23-8, third place in Atlantic Division; lost to … Read more

Blue Jackets won’t be bullied after offseason acquisitions, and other camp notes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A collection of notes, insights, ruminations and did-you-knows gathered throughout the week that was for the Blue Jackets: Item No. 1: Thanks for coming The free-agent signing of superstar winger Johnny Gaudreau dominated headlines in Columbus this summer, such that one of the popular questions for Blue Jackets players in the early … Read more

Dominik Kubalik looks like a good addition for the Red Wings

Sebastian Cossa (33) is in net during the Detroit Red Wings' Red-White scrimmage, Sept.  25, 2022 in Traverse City.

TRAVERSE CITY — Newcomer Dominik Kubalik was among the Detroit Red Wings players who entertained during Sunday’s scrimmage that broke up the monotony of training camp. Kubalik’s Red squad bested the White squad, 4-2, before a sold-out, enthusiastic crowd at Center Ice Arena, on the penultimate day before the Wings head to Detroit. Kubalik had … Read more

NHL Burning Questions: Pittsburgh Penguins

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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports You’re reading another weekend edition of THN.com’s Burning Questions files, an ongoing series in which we ask three important questions about every NHL team. In today’s file, we’ve got Three Burning Questions about the Pittsburgh Penguins. THREE BURNING QUESTIONS FOR THE PENGUINS IN 2022-23: 1. How much longer does the Pens’ … Read more

New York Islanders 2022-23 season preview: Playoff chances, projected points, roster rankings

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Welcome to The Athletic’s 2022-23 edition of the team season previews. Check out all the previews as they’re released right here. On one hand, the Islanders haven’t changed much. Swapping Barry Trotz out for Lane Lambert is like moving to a house in the same zip code. The only major addition to the roster, despite … Read more