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Lucic, Demers being wooed by Oilers

Milan Lucic and Jason Demers are the latest pending free agents to be flown to Edmonton to be recruited by the up-and-coming Oilers.

Steven Stamkos' next move (3:31)
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The five best teams for Steven Stamkos

The Red Wings have cleared a ton of salary cap space, making them one of the teams with the best shot at signing Steven Stamkos, the biggest free agent to hit the market in more than a decade.

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'Not so crazy now, am I?'

Hall of Famer Eric Lindros didn't intend to become a poster boy of the concussion crisis that blindsided sports. But by challenging hockey's play-through-it culture, he redefined what it means to be tough -- and saved his life.

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New, content Lindros happy with Hall nod

Married, with children and in a new, calmer stage of his life, the previously polarizing Eric Lindros finds himself enjoying a long-debated induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

SC Slap Shot: Linda Cohn vs. Denis Leary (1:17)
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Kulikov takes trade to Sabres in stride

Dmitry Kulikov was initially excited upon learning the Florida Panthers had acquired free-agent defenseman Keith Yandle. Little did Kulikov realize that would lead to him being the odd man out.


Hockey Today: Draft reaction, free agency, more

Scott Burnside, Craig Custance and Pierre LeBrun share their takes on the NHL draft, recent trades and what may happen in free agency. Plus, Coyotes coach Dave Tippett and Blues scout Keith Tkachuk stop by.

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NHL Trade Tracker

A look at all recent deals in the NHL, including trades made during the 2015-16 season and those that happened before and during the 2016 draft.

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2016 NHL draft grades

With the 2016 NHL draft in the books, Corey Pronman grades all 30 teams on their hauls, with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets leading the way.

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2016 NHL draft tracker

Who did your team select in the NHL draft? What about their biggest rivals? Check out every pick made over seven rounds and two days.

Oilers' moves to shore up their defense (4:06)

Hockey Today: Talking draft with Pronman

In a bonus edition of Hockey Today, Scott Burnside chats with ESPN hockey writer and NHL draft guru Corey Pronman about each team's haul from this year's draft and more.

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Auston Matthews ready to make his mark

Will the top draft pick be the light who leads the Leafs out of decades of darkness? Matthews, 18, rejects the savior label. "I want to be an impact player," he says, "but hockey's a team game."

Flames, Coyotes improve over draft weekend (3:50)
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Photos: NHL awards from Las Vegas

The NHL awards can be large on cheese and short on teeth, the perfect combination for Las Vegas! So what better way to tell the story than through photos? Behold.


How the NHL can make it work in Las Vegas

Building an actual team will only be part of the equation for the league's newest franchise. Players and staff must also create a connection with the community.

Can expansion team in Vegas contend for playoffs? (1:31)
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This is what we'd call the Las Vegas team

With Las Vegas now seemingly in line for an expansion team, here's a look at the suggested nicknames and logos the ESPN.com team came up with for a team in the desert.

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NHL logos redesigned with Vegas flair

Las Vegas and the NHL have been in the news a lot lately -- with the promise of more to come. So it got us thinking: What would today's team logos look like with a Vegas theme?

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Our Las Vegas expansion franchise roster

If Vegas were to get a team today, the expansion pool would be fairly good for defensemen and goalies, but for forwards ... not so much. We drafted a team anyway.


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24 Russians were selected in the CHL Import Draft, next two highest (FIN + CZE) combined for 25. Potential for a mass exodus from Russia.

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One scout on Matt Martin: "He's big, he's a lot more skilled than people think he is. He's an unbelievable team guy."

Buyer's guide to NHL free agency: Western Conference

What's left on shopping lists in the Western Conference? We identify needs and targets for all 14 teams. Hockey Prospectus (Insider)

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Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Checking around. No plans right now for Troy Brouwer, Loui Eriksson or Kyle Okposo to do any formal city visits. Just lots of calls.

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

The London Knights always get their man, and today their man is Carolina's second round pick Janne Kuokkanen.