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Schultz gets $3.7 million, one-year deal from Oilers to prove himself

Justin Schultz isn’t a fully-formed No. 1 NHL defenceman just yet, so the Edmonton Oilers are giving him a chance to grow into one.

The Oilers agreed to terms with the 24-year-old on a US$3.675-million, one-year contract Friday that puts him in line to make him a restricted free agent again next off-season. 733 more words

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Rogers announces 45-person broadcast team for upcoming NHL season

TORONTO — Rogers has announced its 45-person team for Sportsnet’s NHL coverage in the network’s first season with exclusive Canadian national television rights.

Many of the new additions come from CBC, including analysts Glenn Healy, Kelly Hrudey, Craig Simpson, P.J. 131 more words

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USA Hockey announces prospect game roster tomorrow; will shifty WHL Giants forward Alec Baer be included?

The 42 players for the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game will be announced Wednesday. It’ll be interesting to see if Vancouver Giants forward Alec Baer, a Minnesota native, will be included. 85 more words

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Q&A: Vancouver sportscaster Don Taylor is no longer on TV — and he's OK with that

It’s been three weeks since Rogers Sportsnet told Don Taylor they were cutting him loose.

The veteran Vancouver sportscaster had hosted the nightly Sportsnet Connected highlight show since Sportsnet Pacific launched in 2001. 846 more words

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NHL makes changes to next year's draft lottery, bigger ones for 2016

NEW YORK — The NHL draft lottery will have a slightly different look next year and a drastically different one in 2016.

In an effort to “more appropriately reflect the current state of competitive balance,” the NHL announced changes to the draft lottery that will more evenly balance out the odds of teams drawing the No. 94 more words

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Ottawa Senators sign defenceman Mark Borowiecki to three-year extension

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have signed defenceman Mark Borowiecki to a US$3.3-million, three-year contract extension.

Borowiecki, 24, scored one goal and added 48 penalty minutes in 13 games with Ottawa this season. 51 more words

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Buffalo Sabres to play host to NHL scouting combine for next two years: source

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The NHL’s annual pre-draft scouting combine is moving to Buffalo for the next two years, two people familiar with discussions told The Associated Press on Sunday night. 293 more words

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