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Flyers think mix of veterans, youth will lead to playoffs

Flyers think mix of veterans, youth will lead to playoffs

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS LAST SEASON: 39-33-10, 88 points. 11th in the Eastern Conference. COACH: Dave Hakstol (third season, third NHL season) ADDED: G Brian Elliott LOST: F Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, F Nick Cousins, D Michael Del Zotto.
Pominville eager to help Sabres bring back buzz in Buffalo

Pominville eager to help Sabres bring back buzz in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Back in Buffalo for a second stint, former Sabres captain Jason Pominville is the only member of a retooled lineup with firsthand knowledge of how much buzz the team can generate around town when winning.

New-look Coyotes looking for turnaround

ARIZONA COYOTES LAST SEASON: 30-42-10, 70 points. Sixth in Pacific Division COACH: Rick Tocchet (first season, third NHL season). ADDED: C Derek Stepan, D Niklas Hjalmarsson, G Antti Raanta, D Adam Clendening, D Jason Demers.
Penalty for failed offside challenge among NHL rule changes

Penalty for failed offside challenge among NHL rule changes

The NHL has a clear message to coaches starting this season: Don't challenge an offside call unless you are really, really sure.
Tocchet, rebuilt roster offer Coyotes hope in 2017-18

Tocchet, rebuilt roster offer Coyotes hope in 2017-18

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Andrew Barroway made quick and drastic changes shortly after becoming sole owner of the Arizona Coyotes, trading away the No. 1 goalie, parting ways with the coach and cutting ties with the longtime captain in a span of a few days.
No. 1 pick Hischier will try to get Devils back to playoffs

No. 1 pick Hischier will try to get Devils back to playoffs

NEWARK, N.J. — Coming off their worst season in nearly 30 years, the New Jersey Devils don't expect Nico Hischier to lead them back to the playoffs after a five-year drought. That would be asking a lot of the 18-year-old who was the No.

Devils look for better season in goal from Schneider

NEW JERSEY DEVILS LAST SEASON: 28-40-14, 70 points. Last in the Eastern Conference. Missed playoffs for the fifth straight year. COACH: John Hynes (third season, third NHL season). ADDED: No.
Rangers go into new season with retooled D, influx of youth

Rangers go into new season with retooled D, influx of youth

NEW YORK — After a second-round playoff exit last spring, the New York Rangers knew they needed to make some changes.
Ageless Lundqvist could be key to Rangers' Stanley Cup hopes

Ageless Lundqvist could be key to Rangers' Stanley Cup hopes

NEW YORK RANGERS LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Fourth in Metropolitan Division. Lost to Ottawa Senators in Eastern Conference semifinals. COACH: Alain Vigneault (fifth season, 16th NHL season).

Sabres claim ex-coach's son Nolan after waived by LA Kings

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Sabres have claimed forward Jordan Nolan a day after the son of Buffalo's former coach was waived by the Los Angeles Kings.