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Edmonton Oilers coach believes NHL crackdown on slashing will see McDavid draw more penalties

The National Hockey League’s preseason is already underway and with just over two weeks until the regular season begins, the Edmonton Oilers and other teams are already preparing for the league’s plan to crack down on slashing in the sport. 1,013 more words

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Francis: Valimaki, Jankowski are both shiny gems for Flames

One has been a Calgary Flames prospect for five years.

The other has been in town for five days of camp.

They’re two of the shiniest new objects in Calgary this fall, drawing plenty of scrutiny every time they hit the ice with the big club. 814 more words

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Oilers: Connor McDavid may benefit greatly from increase in NHL slashing calls

How many slashing penalties could Connor McDavid draw this year if National Hockey League referees keep their standard of stick-to-hands equals a trip to the box? 457 more words

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Edmonton Oilers break training camp into two groups

The Edmonton Oilers broke into ‘A’ (NHLers) and ‘B’ (AHLers) groups Tuesday, which seemed to portend which players the coaches like best, but head coach Todd McLellan says not to read too much into it. 134 more words

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New York Islanders Tickets, NHL Schedule, Venues, Seating Charts, and Promo Code

The New York Islanders missed the NHL Playoffs in 2016-17 NHL season. Last year the Islanders finished 5th (Wild Card) in the Metropolitan Division and carried a 41-29-12 record in the NHL. 417 more words

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Oilers: First-round pick Kailer Yamamoto shines in his first NHL game

There will very likely come a time in Kailer Yamamoto’s career when scoring a goal in a pre-season split squad game will barely warrant a shoulder shrug, much less a celebration. 886 more words

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Stu Cowan: Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin puts his first stamp on city

Talk about pressure.

Former Canadiens captain and general manager Serge Savard spoke Tuesday about how Jonathan Drouin could become the Jean Béliveau figure for today’s young generation of hockey fans in Montreal. 874 more words

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