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Poll: Will Minnesota’s power play improve this season?

The Wild’s power play was so bad last season that, at one point, Zach Parise had to ask fans to stop booing the club when they had the man advantage. 295 more words

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Vanek resumes skating following hernia surgery

Minnesota’s Thomas Vanek is feeling good after undergoing hernia surgery in June, according to the Star Tribune’s Michael Russo. The 31-year-old forward has resumed skating and is expected to be ready for training camp. 92 more words

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Owner Pegula: Sabres have gone through 'two of the most successful seasons we've ever had'

Statistically speaking, the last two seasons have been among the worst in Buffalo’s history, but Sabres owner Terry Pegula sees great value in those painful years. 236 more words

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4th-seeded '06-'07 Sabres, the Inaugural Buffaslug's (Sorry, Buffalo), Sweep 5th-seeded '05-'06 Sabres

Game 1 was tied 2-2 after two periods after Derek Roy tied it halfway through the second for the 4th-seeded ’06-’07 Sabres. Then, a shorthanded goal from… 488 more words

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Ex-Sabre Paetsch pleads guilty in connection to gambling ring

Former Buffalo defenseman Nathan Paetsch has pleaded guilty for his role in an illegal gambling ring, per the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:

Paetsch was accused by the government of recruiting hockey players and others to place bets, and also of aiding in the transmission of wagering information as well as collection of debts, according to papers read this morning in U.S. 275 more words

If the Avs trade O'Reilly, they need to hit a home run

It’s not often that a talented 24-year-old center is expected to be traded. But that’s the case with Colorado’s Ryan O’Reilly, whose tenure with the Avalanche has been marked by contentious contract negotiations with the club. 250 more words

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Wild’s Backstrom, Vanek undergo surgery

Any plans the Minnesota Wild had to buyout the final year of Niklas Backstrom’s contract have been put in jeopardy.

The goaltender underwent elbow surgery following the season. 243 more words

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