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The clock is ticking for Tuukka Rask and the Boston Bruins. The 33-year-old Finnish netminder will be headed into the final year of his contract with the Bruins following this summer’s Return to Play playoffs, and he’ll be coming off a season that should make him a Vezina Trophy finalist for the second time in …

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Edmonton Oilers home arena Rogers Place is reportedly the front-runner to host Stanley Cup finals. (Getty) Toronto and Edmonton haven’t officially been tabbed as the two hub cities for the NHL in its return plans amid the coronavirus pandemic, but apparently a decision has already been made on which prospective host will serve as the …

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On Wednesday, it was reported Edmonton and Toronto would serve as the two hub cities for the NHL’s 24-team playoff format under the league’s Return To Play plan. Thursday, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported Edmonton was the favorite to host the Stanley Cup Final, as well as the Conference finals, of the two cities. “With Edmonton and Toronto …

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Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.com. • A look at the top 50 free agents who could hit the market at some point in the next few months. [TSN] • Which UFA …

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It takes years to determine who the best players in any given draft are. How would past NHL drafts look if they were redrafted today? Let’s look back at the 2003 draft and see how it shaped today’s NHL. Here’s a look at the first round of 2003 redrafted. The draft was a total bust …

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The NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following an all virtual offseason made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the league …

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Thanks to the very zany (and very NHL) draft lottery, we don’t know which team will get to draft Alexis Lafreniere first overall. What about picks 2-8, though? PHT will break down those picks one by one, aside from the Senators and their two selections. Let’s start with the second pick, then: what should the …

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<img class="caas-img has-preview" alt="Staples Center before the final game of the Kings' 2019-20 season against the Ottawa Senators on March 11. (Jack Harris / Los Angeles Times)” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/3_ccUoRJcFDsGggHHp.5xA–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTY0MDtoPTM1Ni41NzE0Mjg1NzE0Mjg1Ng–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/la_times_articles_853/f7e35e5098406247c2d7dffa946c8344″ data-src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/3_ccUoRJcFDsGggHHp.5xA–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTY0MDtoPTM1Ni41NzE0Mjg1NzE0Mjg1Ng–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/la_times_articles_853/f7e35e5098406247c2d7dffa946c8344″>Staples Center before the final game of the Kings’ 2019-20 season against the Ottawa Senators on March 11. (Jack Harris / Los Angeles Times) Los Angeles will …

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With the NHL getting ready to go back to work with training camps across the league set to start on July 10, what better time to discuss the Top 100 players in the NHL right now? Certainly, we took the shortened regular season into account along with the player’s body of work prior to this year, …

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There have been plenty of times when the NHL has been the butt of the joke in the sporting world. There are the work stoppages that included an entire lost season. The NHL website that, until fairly recently, couldn’t even simply give you league leader statistics when you logged on. There’s always been a nagging feeling …

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