Avs to honor Nordiques on ‘Reverse Retro’ jersey

Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The Colorado Avalanche will wear a Nordiques logo on their jerseys this season for the first time since relocating from Quebec City in 1995. The jerseys are part of a “Reverse Retro” collection from Adidas Hockey, where classic sweaters are given a modern twist. In the case of
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The NHL clears Dale Tallon because it's the NHL

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Joe Thornton saluted by now-former Sharks teammates

Joe Thornton reached out Friday to players who had just become his former teammates to let them know he was moving on from the Sharks. The gesture was not a surprise to San Jose captain Logan Couture.  “That’s just who Joe is. Such a respectful person,” Couture told Kevin Kurz of The Athletic after Thornton agreed to a
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Torey Krug signs big deal with Blues; that got Robert Thomas’ attention

Torey Krug is now a member of the Blues after signing a seven-year, $45.5 million contract on the first day of NHL free agency Friday. He might need to do some fence-mending with his new teammates before and/or during training camp. Krug angered all of St. Louis with his open-ice hit on Blues forward Robert Thomas
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Defenseman Krug grabs 7-year deal from Blues

Defenseman Torey Krug, one of the top prizes in this year’s free-agent class, has agreed to a seven-year contract worth $45.5 million with the St. Louis Blues, the team announced Friday night. A blue-line staple for the Bruins, Krug, 29, has spent his entire NHL career with Boston, playing in 523 games. A quarterback of
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Live NHL free-agency tracker: Latest signings, analysis and buzz

Due to the altered schedule whereby the 2019-20 NHL season was completed quite a bit later than usual — with the Stanley Cup Playoffs lasting until Sept. 29 — free agency began on Oct. 9 this year, as opposed to the traditional July 1 starting point. But while the key dates have shifted, the goal
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Previews, predictions for all 31 NHL teams in free agency

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. The word that typically defines free agency in the NHL is “uncertainty.” Players with expiring contracts enter a marketplace unsure of what their next deals will look like or where they’ll next call home. But in the 2020 free-agent frenzy, that
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Pens trade G Murray to Sens on Day 2 of draft

Trade action is heating up on the second day of the NHL draft. The Pittsburgh Penguins got the movement started Wednesday by trading two-time Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Matt Murray to the Ottawa Senators. Minutes later, the Nashville Predators dealt former Penguins forward Nick Bonino and two picks to the Minnesota Wild for Luke Kunin and
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‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek announces Ottawa Senators’ selection in 2020 NHL draft

The 2020 NHL draft was staged virtually this year, with prospects at home and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman leading the broadcast from the NHL Network's studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, as the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The high picks this year did not get the chance to hear their names called
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2020 NHL draft: Pick tracker and analysis for every team

Follow the entire 2020 NHL draft through all seven rounds. We have all 217 picks as they happen, starting with Tuesday night’s first overall selection by the New York Rangers and ending with Wednesday afternoon’s final pick. Additionally, Chris Peters, Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan provide detailed breakdowns of each first-rounder’s skill set, as well
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