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Auston Matthews, Leafs talking contract extension: report

​The Toronto Maple Leafs put up a franchise-best 49 wins last season, eventually losing in the first round of the playoffs for the second consecutive year, but with a second star lining up at centre next season, they’re hoping to shed the title of “talented up-and-comers” in favour of Stanley Cup contenders. Auston Matthews says the addition of John Tavares, ...

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The Jonah Keri Podcast: Sean McIndoe

In this episode: Jonah Keri clears the neutral zone with hockey writer Sean McIndoe on the wild, early days of the NHL; self-serving owners who got bounced out of the league; the first-place team that never was; the legend of Rocket Richard; the greatness of early-90s hockey and the scourge of mid-90s hockey; why Connor McDavid and <a href="h… CBSSports.com Headlines

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Jarome Iginla to announce retirement with Calgary Flames

Jarome Iginla will close the book on a 20-year NHL career on Monday at a press conference held by the Calgary Flames, according to TSN.  The Flames legend spent 16 seasons in Calgary — after joining the team in the 1996 playoffs — and … CBSSports.com Headlines

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These eight NHL teams are poised to either surprise or disappoint next season

With each new NHL season comes new surprises — surprises in the box scores, the storylines, highlight reels and standings.  And while those surprises are often hard to predict — if they weren’t, they wouldn’t be surprises — there are often warning signs that become clearer with hindsight. But since it’s the middle of summer and we’re not patient enough ...

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Trevor Linden steps down as Vancouver Canucks' president of hockey operations

Trevor Linden and the Vancouver Canucks have agreed to part ways, the team announced on Wednesday night. Linden has served as the Canucks’ president of hockey operations for the past four years.  The split was amicable and Linden is leaving to “pursue different endeavors,” according to the team’s official release. The team’s current general manager, J… CBSSports.com Headlines

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Predators' Austin Watson got 3 months probation for domestic assault case

Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson received probation for a domestic assault case involving his girlfriend. Police in Franklin, Tenn. arrested him mid-June. They say he assaulted his girlfriend at a gas station. The two argued and Watson admitted to pushing the woman, police say. Officers also found red marks on the woman’s chest. She gave birth to their child back ...

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Jets sign Poolman to 3-year deal, Dano gets 1 year

The Winnipeg Jets announced Tuesday that they have signed defenceman Tucker Poolman and forward Marko Dano to new contracts. Poolman was signed to a three-year, $ 2.325 US million contract while Dano agreed to a one-year deal worth $ 800,000. The 25-year-old Poolman played in 24 games for the Jets last season, scoring a goal and adding an assist. He ...

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