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It's a good time to be a former Oilers coach... Krueger, McLellan, and Eakins are going to be head coaches next year.

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4 minutes ago, Cosmic said:

It's a good time to be a former Oilers coach... Krueger, McLellan, and Eakins are going to be head coaches next year.

Kind of speaks to the kind of organization the Oilers are that all of them have essentially gotten free passes for their time with them. 

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13 hours ago, Still MIGHTY said:

Despite all the song and dance of the coaching search they put on, the Anaheim Ducks have named Dallas Eakins as head coach, as most suspected they would.

 

He did a stellar job grooming the young Ducks in San Diego and had tremendous team success there too. As evidenced by their recent history, you could argue he got kind of a raw deal in Edmonton the last time he was an NHL boss. I'm excited to see what he can bring. Surely can't be Carlyle bad.

 

After years of the same old Carlyle-isms and Boudreau-isms, maybe this is the breath of fresh air this team needs. Looking forward to seeing what he brings.

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Ducks officially buy out Corey Perry after 14 years with the franchise.

 

Perry had two years at $8.6 million per year remaining. According to CapFriendly, the Ducks will pay $2.6M against the cap this season, $6.6M next season, and $2M in each of the two seasons after that. So an extra $6M to play with this season as the Ducks sit $15M under the cap (with a probable Kesler LTIR coming at some point), but they have to be careful with the bigger part of the buyout next season.

 

Thanks for everything, Pears. You were a jerk and a weirdo, but you were our jerk, weirdo, Stanley Cup champion, Hart Trophy winner, and Rocket Richard winner with a couple of the bigger playoff OT goals in team history. No. 10 will go to the rafters at some point.

 

34 years old, so potentially a few more years to give. Here's to him signing somewhere Eastward.

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A Kenan and Kel reunion at the NHL Awards?

 

What is this I don't even...

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This is a really cool moment for that young fan and a really awesome gesture by Carey Price.

 

If you haven't seen the video:

 

 

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So the Sabres didn't just make the Conn Smythe winner lose his passion for the game, they made the Conn Smythe AND Selke winner lose his passion for the game. 

 

I'm good. I'm good. I'm calm.

 

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Home openers were released today. Full schedule comes on Tuesday.

 

Blues kick off the season with their banner-raising on October 2 against Washington. Followed by Vancouver at Edmonton and San Jose at Vegas.

 

Latest home openers are October 12 with Boston hosting New Jersey, Minnesota hosting Pittsburgh and Los Angeles hosting Nashville.

 

New Jersey will be the road opponent for three home openers, the most of any team. Boston, Vancouver, San Jose, Minnesota, Winnipeg and Washington all have two. Anaheim, Chicago, Colorado, Columbus, Edmonton, Islanders, Philadelphia and St. Louis have no games as the road opponent in a home opener.

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There’s nothing much better in sports than NHL front offices giving 8-minute friendly monologues right before announcing a pick. 

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P.K. to the Devils. 

 

Carolina gets a first round pick from Toronto to eat the last year of Marleau’s contract. 

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Well I would have taken PK Subban if they were just going to give him away...

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PLEASE RE-SIGN LEHNER

 

Also Lee, but Lehner is just too good.

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2 hours ago, selby56 said:

P.K. to the Devils.

 

Devils get Hughes and PK. Not a bad offseason for them, imo.

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Excited about the Devils future. PK for a few more years. I don't care if people think he's on the decline, guy is a huge upgrade over what we've had to work with the past few years and the value of what we gave up wasn't much of anything. Also the intangibles and his value to the club off the ice will be a huge boon. 

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Detroit and Chicago throwing the biggest curveballs of the first round.

 

Colorado looks scary, and so do the Devils with Subban and Hughes; if Hall is back, Schneider can get back to his old form and Blackwood remains as good as he's been, they're looking very good on making the playoffs. LA and Anaheim looking to have gained quite the spoils from this draft round, too. Panthers got a fine young goaltender in Knight to hopefully finally fix their goaltending troubles, and Montreal gets a fine scorer to boost their offensive threat. Arizona's obviously trying to add some scoring depth and work on the flaws that just barely gimped their playoff hopes last season.

 

Canucks get JT Miller from the Lightning, that'll be a boon. Canes get Marleau from the Leafs, too. The draft has been remarkably unpredictable this year.

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On 6/22/2019 at 9:54 AM, selby56 said:

Carolina gets a first round pick from Toronto to eat the last year of Marleau’s contract. 

 

Pretty strong rumor coming out that the Canes are going to buy him out and he’ll be heading back the Sharks in free agency. 

 

One more more season of Thornton and Marleau. Just kill me now. 

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