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McDavid deal ushers in age of NHL's millennial millionaires

McDavid deal ushers in age of NHL's millennial millionaires

Connor McDavid is doing his best to not make a big deal out of his big deal. Edmonton's 20-year-old captain and reigning NHL MVP insists nothing about him has changed in the months since signing an eight-year, $100 million contract.
From McDavid's Oilers to Matthews' Leafs, Canadian NHL teams are on the rise

From McDavid's Oilers to Matthews' Leafs, Canadian NHL teams are on the rise

It was just two seasons ago that, for the first time in 46 years, not a single Canadian team qualified for the NHL playoffs.
Jake Virtanen, Anders Nilsson lead Canucks past Flames 3-1 in pre-season action

Jake Virtanen, Anders Nilsson lead Canucks past Flames 3-1 in pre-season action

VANCOUVER — Jake Virtanen's days were pretty packed after the Vancouver Canucks banished him to the American Hockey League last season.
Jared McCann has hat trick, Panthers beat Lightning 5-2

Jared McCann has hat trick, Panthers beat Lightning 5-2

SUNRISE, Fla. — Jared McCann scored three goals to help the Florida Panthers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 in an exhibition game Thursday night. Radim Vrbata and Michael Matheson also scored, and James Reimer made 34 saves.
Babcock says league shifting responsibility on coaches with challenge rule change

Babcock says league shifting responsibility on coaches with challenge rule change

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock says the NHL has shifted accountability onto him and his staff as the league attempts to fix coach's challenges for offsides.
Judge plays referee in dispute over pair of Edmonton Oilers season tickets

Judge plays referee in dispute over pair of Edmonton Oilers season tickets

EDMONTON — An Alberta judge has refereed a dispute over a pair of Edmonton Oilers season tickets. According to court documents Beverly and Donald McLeod, both avid National Hockey League fans, separated in 2015 after 35 years of marriage.
Former junior star Fucale waits for chances with Canadiens deep in goaltending

Former junior star Fucale waits for chances with Canadiens deep in goaltending

BROSSARD, Que. — With all his accomplishments in junior hockey, Zach Fucale was expected to be making his mark in the NHL by now. But the Laval, Que.

Lias Andersson sent back to Swedish League by Rangers

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers have sent rookie centre Lias Andersson back to his Swedish League club. Andersson, who will be 19 next month, was selected No. 7 overall in this year's NHL draft and impressed during training camp.
Henderson would look to team captain for guidance on White House visit

Henderson would look to team captain for guidance on White House visit

TORONTO — If retired hockey great Paul Henderson were invited to the White House after winning a championship, he'd look to his teammate wearing the 'C' to make the call on attendance plans. "Well I was a team player.

NHL stars pick between Crosby, McDavid as best player

The Associated Press asked 30 top NHL players to name the best hockey player in the world. One catch: players couldn't pick a teammate.