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Florida Panthers Name Aleksander Barkov Captain

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: Florida Panthers Name Aleksander Barkov Captain SUNRISE, FL – DECEMBER 22: Riley Nash #20 of the Boston Bruins pursues Aleksander Barkov #16 of the Florida Panthers as he clears the puck from behind the net at the BB&T Center on December 22, 2016 in Sunrise, Florida. The Bruins defeated the Panthers 3-1. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) The Florida Panthers announced on Monday that Aleksander Barkov would be their new captain for the 2018-19 season. Barkov becomes the ninth captain in Panthers history. He is taking the role from Derek...

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Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 St. Louis Blues

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2018-19, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings in each division, and eventually our 2018-19 Stanley Cup pick. You can check out all our articles on our Puck Drop Page. Today the series continues with the St. Louis Blues. 2017-18 Season Last year, the St. Louis Blues disappointed a lot of fans....

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Carter Hutton Won’t Be Able to Survive the Buffalo Sabres

ST. LOUIS, MO – NOVEMBER 11: Carter Hutton #40 of the St. Louis Blues makes a save against the New York Islanders at Scottrade Center on November 11, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/NHLI via Getty Images) Carter Hutton dominated the NHL during the middle of the year when fellow goalie Jake Allen went into one of his notorious slumps. Hutton became the go-to starter for the St. Louis Blues and didn’t disappoint. Between the start of January and the end of February, Hutton went 10-4-2, with a .927 save percentage and 1.88 goals-against average. His...

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St. Louis Blues Re-Sign Jordan Schmaltz

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 10: St. Louis Blues defenseman Jordan Schmaltz (43) during the NHL regular season game against the Los Angeles Kings on March 10, 2018, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The St. Louis Blues announced on Wednesday that they have re-signed Jordan Schmaltz. Schmaltz was an RFA this off-season but didn’t have rights to arbitration. The two parties agreed to a two-year deal. The deal is worth $700,000 both years. It is a two-way contract this season, worth $150,000 if he plays in the AHL, but...

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Andrew MacDonald Injured In Pre-Season Workouts

PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 15: Andrew MacDonald #47 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center on April 15, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Flyers 5.1 (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Philadelphia Flyers have once again been hit by the injury bug this off-season. Andrew MacDonald, a veteran defenseman for the team, went down with a lower-body injury in an off-ice workout on Sunday. MacDonald will miss around six weeks. This would put...

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Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 Los Angeles Kings

PITTSBURGH, PA – FEBRUARY 15: Los Angeles Kings Defenseman Dion Phaneuf (3) celebrates his first goal as new member of the Kings during the second period in the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Los Angeles Kings on February 15, 2018, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2018-19, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until...

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Nate Schmidt Suspended For Performance-Enhancing Drugs

LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 07: Nate Schmidt #88 of the Vegas Golden Knights skates against the Washington Capitalsduring the first period in Game Five of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final at T-Mobile Arena on June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Capitals defeated the Golden Knights 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The NHL has suspended Nate Schmidt for 20 games without pay. The league says the Vegas Golden Knights defenseman violated the rules regarding performance-enhancing drugs. Schmidt is not able to play in any pre-season games but can attend training camp. Nate Schmidt suspended 20...

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Martin Brodeur Joins New Jersey Devils Front Office

NEWARK, NJ – OCTOBER 22: Former New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur speaks to the crowd during his statue unveiling ceremony on October 22, 2016 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) The New Jersey Devils announced on Wednesday that Martin Brodeur would be returning to The Garden State. The NHL veteran is joining as the Executive Vice President of Business Development, after leaving the St. Louis Blues front office on Tuesday. Welcome home, @MartinBrodeur! The 🐐 has been named the #NJDevils Executive VP of Business Development. https://t.co/7gFwf7LTow — New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) August 29,...

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Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 Buffalo Sabres

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2018-19, where LastWordOnHockey.com gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings in each division, and eventually our 2018-19 Stanley Cup pick. You can check out all our articles on our Puck Drop Page. Today the series continues with the Buffalo Sabres. Last Season Buffalo finished last in the Eastern Conference in the 2017-18 season, marking the fourth time...

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