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Culture is key in developing NHL prospects, Devils GM says

Whether it involves New Jersey rookie center Jack Hughes or any other prospect, Devils general manager Ray Shero says the most important aspects of a prospect’s development must be in place before first stepping into the locker room. Simply put, the key is culture, and how it rubs off on an impressionable 18-year-old.
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NHL preview: Blues’ last to Stanley Cup run shows value of regular season

When the Tampa Bay Lightning woke up on Jan. 3 atop the NHL standings, the St. Louis Blues were dead last. Tampa had won 31 of its first 39 games, while St. Louis had won just 15 of its first 37. The Lightning staked themselves to 30-point lead on the Blues before the season’s halfway mark. The rest is league history.
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NHL teams aim to fill arenas, drawing fans away from screens

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 8:59 a.m.

“There’s nothing better than watching hockey in person,” Red Wings season-ticket holder Matt Larson said recently while watching Detroit host Chicago in a preseason game. The Red Wings, and every other NHL team, hope there are a lot of people who agree with him.
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Defenseman Brandon Carlo signs 2-year extension with Bruins

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 1:25 p.m.

It took until six days into training camp, but the Boston Bruins took care of their last bit of offseason business on Tuesday and can now focus on attempting to build off their run to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final last season.
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NHL, NHLPA set to meet again to talk CBA extension

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 1:28 p.m.

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association will meet again Friday in New York to continue collective bargaining negotiations. Players have until Sept. 15 to decide whether to terminate the current collective bargaining agreement effective a year from now. The two sides could negotiate an extension of the current CBA with some changes.
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Gary Bettman, Tim Thomas among US Hockey Hall of Fame inductees

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, former Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, longtime NHL forward Brian Gionta, Washington youth hockey staple Neal Henderson and U.S women’s star Krissy Wendell will be inducted at a ceremony Dec. 12. Bettman was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto last year.