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De Haan skates for first time with Blackhawks since shoulder surgeryCalvin de Haan joined the Chicago Blackhawks for Phase 2 voluntary workouts at Fifth Third Arena for the first time on Thursday, six months after shoulder surgery.

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For a rivalry to exist between the Blue Jackets and Red Wings, Detroit would have to become rivalsDetroit can't catch a break lately, and we know what that's like.

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Blue Jackets' Veini Vehvilainen: Up with big clubVehvilainen is taking part in on-ice sessions with the Blue Jackets, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.

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Blue Jackets' Nathan Gerbe: Skating with teamGerbe joined the team for Thursday's Phase 2 skates, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.

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Montreal Canadiens add depth with Sam Vigneault and Corey SchuenemanThe Montreal Canadiens organization is getting deeper as the Laval Rocket signed Sam Vigneault and Corey Schueneman to AHL deals.

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Blue Jackets see influx of players to Phase 2 workoutsFifteen players joined on-ice, off-ice activities in Columbus this week.

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Go home, Yinzers: the fledgling rivalry between Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh PenguinsLots of exciting moments and lots of hate, despite recent Pittsburgh dominance.

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Philadelphia Flyers: Sizing up the Columbus Blue JacketsThe Philadelphia Flyers enjoyed playing the Columbus Blue Jackets this season as they outscored and swept them in the season series.

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Eastern Power Rankings: Wild-Card Penguins, East Ranked 1-12The countdown to hockey is unofficially official as negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA on a new CBA, and the NHL Return to Play Plan reach the final stages.

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CBJ Q&A: Checking in with Liam FoudyThe rookie forward is in Columbus to fight for a spot in the lineup as part of the NHL's return to play.

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The Jackets and Predators didn't like each other for a long time, but by record, it wasn't much of a rivalryIn the early 2000s, the Blue Jackets had an animated rivalry with the Predators. Let's take a look back on those early Central Division clashes.

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Report: Toronto And Edmonton Are Set To Be The NHL's Two Hub Cities For The Upcoming Return To PlayNo official announcement has been made by the NHL at this point, though other major outlets, including Sportsnet, have confirmed the report.

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Redrafting the 2003 draft: Patrice Bergeron could have been a PenguinIf scouts knew how good Patrice Bergeron was going to be, he should have gone No.1 overall in the 2003 draft to Pittsburgh.

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Blue Jackets training camp previewWith training camps set to open on July 10 when Phase 3 of the NHL Return to Play plan begins, NHL.com is taking a closer look at each of the 24 teams in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

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SB Nation Reacts: People like Bettman now? WTF?Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Blue Jackets fans, and fans across the country.

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Islanders: Frustration at NHL in Ilya Sorokin situationIt looks like Russian goalie prospect Ilya Sorokin won't be able to sign a deal with the New York Islanders for the 2019-20 season.

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Kings No. 2 pick options at 2020 NHL DraftEastern Conference Atlantic Division Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Detroit Red Wings Florida Panthers Montreal Canadiens Ottawa Senators Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Metropolitan Division Carolina Hurricanes Columbus Blue Jackets New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Philadelphia Flyers Pittsburgh Penguins Washington...

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Haggerty: Bettman, NHL have aced the challenge of returning to playAs various sports leagues navigate how to play amid a global pandemic, Joe Haggerty makes the case for why Gary Bettman and the NHL have done the best job overall dealing with the myriad roadblocks.

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Rested Phil Kessel thinks he can get back on track as Coyotes await NHL returnRested Phil Kessel thinks he can get back on track as Coyotes await NHL return.

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Atkinson, Force Network Fund deliver more than $40,000 to fight COVID-19OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital to use funds raised by 5K to purchase testing machine.

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The 10 biggest UFA signings in the past 10 yearsFor the first time in recent memory, there's no NHL free-agency frenzy on July 1.

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How Edmonton and Toronto became the NHL's hub cities for return to playPending the approval of players, the NHL will return to play with the Western Conference in Edmonton and the Eastern Conference in Toronto.

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Bobrovsky can 'prove that he's a top goalie' for Panthers, coach saysSergei Bobrovsky will have a chance to show he's still one of the top goalies in the NHL when the Florida Panthers play the New York Islanders in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, coach Joel Quenneville said Wednesday.

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Double Team: Tyler Wright rarely felt wrong for Penguins, Blue JacketsWhile the NHL is on hold because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Tribune-Review will offer the Double Team project, an examination of the five best players who have contributed substantially to the Penguins and another franchise.

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Dream a little dream, C'bus? Blue Jackets have a path to No. 1 pick, LaFreniereDespite having a chance at the playoffs via a play-in series versus Toronto, Columbus also has a shot at the top pick in the draft.

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Reports: Edmonton, Toronto emerge as hub city favoritesAs the NHL and NHLPA continue working towards a return-to-play agreement, Edmonton and Toronto are looking like favorites to host games this summer.

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NHL player signing bonuses to reportedly be paid on scheduleEastern Conference Atlantic Division Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Detroit Red Wings Florida Panthers Montreal Canadiens Ottawa Senators Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Metropolitan Division Carolina Hurricanes Columbus Blue Jackets New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Philadelphia Flyers Pittsburgh Penguins Washington...

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PHT Morning Skate: Will players opt out? ; Dumba on Hockey Diversity AllianceEastern Conference Atlantic Division Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Detroit Red Wings Florida Panthers Montreal Canadiens Ottawa Senators Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Metropolitan Division Carolina Hurricanes Columbus Blue Jackets New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Philadelphia Flyers Pittsburgh Penguins Washington...

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Knights Nuggets: NHL players heading back to the Olympics?Start your morning by catching up on yesterday's news.

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Bold Predictions for the 2020 NHL PlayoffsHere are five bold predictions that can come true once the calendar hits late July.

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Columbus Blue Jackets ArchivesAs the NHL and NHLPA continue working towards a return-to-play agreement, Edmonton and Toronto are looking like favorites to host games this summer.

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TheScore's picks for the 2019-20 NHL AwardsEach of our six hockey editors at theScore selected a winner and two runners-up for the NHL's most hotly debated individual honors.

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Potential NHLPA Vote Could Give Answer to Season Resumption Question, Per TSN ReportThe NHL season has not been suspended for over three months, and we could know by the first week of July if the campaign will actually continue or not.

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NHL hubs, contracts down to wireCanada Day will dawn with two of its cities favoured as the NHL's playoff tournament hubs - in a league clouded by contract and CBA uncertainty.

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Poll: Who Do You Least Want To See Win The No. 1 Pick?If Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly's face didn't give it away during Friday night's NHL Draft Lottery, this result was not what the league was expecting or hoping for.

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Leafs' Andersen seeks more info, but says "I want to play" this summerFrederik Andersen wants to be back in his crease this summer. The Maple Leafs goaltender would love nothing more than to try to help Toronto eliminate the Columbus Blue Jackets in the qualifying round of Phase 4 of the National Hockey League's.

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Islanders: Compliance buyouts option in doubt for 2020-21It seems that compliance buyouts might not be an option for the New York Islanders to create salary cap space in 2020-21.

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Islanders: Top 3 Mathew Barzal highlights from 2019-20 seasonHe's quick, shifty, and incredibly creative. Here are the three best moments of Mathew Barzal's 2019-20 season with the New York Islanders.

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Understanding the psychology of abuse in sportsAs stories like Dan Fritsche's continue to shine a light on the culture of abuse in hockey, Aaron Portzline and Alison Lukan talk with Dr. Jamey Houle, the lead sports psychologist at The Ohio State University about why abuse happens, its impact, how we can try to mitigate it, and if sports culture is changing.

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Gritty gets the 'Queer Eye' treatment with makeover from Fab FiveFor Season 5 of "Queer Eye" on Netflix, the Fab Five faced what appeared to be their biggest makeover challenge: Gritty.

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Tortorella Vs. KeefeOne of the most fascinating match-ups in the NHL's play-in format is the series between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Finnish forward Jonni Karkkainen taken by Prince George Cougars in 2020 CHL Import DraftJonni Karkkainen was selected 12th overall by the Cats at the 2020 CHL Import Draft today based out of the northern European country's Junior 'B' hockey league equivalent.

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Columbus Blue Jackets activate Alexandre Texier from injured reserveThe Columbus Blue Jackets activated center Alexandre Texier from Injured Reserve, per NHL.com. The 45th overall selection of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Texier appeared in 36 games for the Blue Jackets this season, notching 13 points.

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Columbus Activates Alexandre Texier From Injured ReserveThe Columbus Blue Jackets activated center Alexandre Texier from Injured Reserve, per NHL.com. The 45th overall selection of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Texier appeared in 36 games for the Blue Jackets this season, notching 13 points.

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Alexandre Texier Is Healthy And Ready For Training Camp After Being Activated Off Injured ReserveThe Columbus Blue Jackets activated center Alexandre Texier off injured reserve on Tuesday, adding another pivotal piece to their roster as the National Hockey League gets set to resume.

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Blue Jackets Pipeline Podcast: BreakdownTaking a look at the CBJ prospect pool with Blue Jackets insider Jeff Svoboda.

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PHT Morning Skate: Time to make changes to NHL Draft Lottery?Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Detroit Red Wings Florida Panthers Montreal Canadiens Ottawa Senators Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Metropolitan Division Carolina Hurricanes Columbus Blue Jackets New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Philadelphia Flyers Pittsburgh Penguins Washington...

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The Cannon Cast Episode 72: NHL Lottery ridiculousness, Taylor Hall? Rivalries!Only the NHL can make a draft lottery so entertaining. And not on purpose.

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Toronto Maple Leafs' Jason Spezza Still Chasing Stanley Cup DreamsNearing the end of his stellar career, Jason Spezza is still chasing his childhood dream of winning a Stanley Cup with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Jakob Lilja Heading to KHL After Agreeing to Terms on One-Year Contract with Barys Nur-SultanPer multiple reports, Jakob Lilja will be heading to the KHL to continue his playing career for the 2020-21 season.

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Wheeler: Every NHL team's worst draft class of the last 20 yearsHistory every fan base would probably rather forget - but never will - as we look back at the worst draft class for each team.

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Blue Jackets activate C Texier from IRThe Columbus Blue Jackets activated center Alexandre Texier from injured reserve on Tuesday.

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Ramblings: Prospects Report; rankings; finishing the play-in round-upsThe 2020 Dobber Hockey Prospects Report is now live! Head to the Dobber Shop for your copy.

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The Pipeline Podcast Ep 14Columbus Blue Jackets insider Jeff Svoboda joins Dylan Tyrer for the season finale of The Pipeline Podcast.

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Sports making comeback in Central Ohio, but is that safe?There will be no media and no fans, but sports are making a comeback at Nationwide Arena this week.

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Columbus Blue Jackets Beginnings: Doug MacLean's Tenure as GMTaking a look at Doug MacLean's tenure as the Columbus Blue Jackets' first general manager in franchise history.

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2019-20 Season Recap: TJ TynanTynan had already had a taste of Eagles hockey when he signed on the dotted line with the top affiliate of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche.

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NHL: 26 players have tested positive for COVID-19 since Phase 2 began15 of those positive tests came from players skating at team facilities, while 11 involved players outside of Phase 2 protocol.

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Who are the Penguins' number three rivals?OK, you got the Flyers and the Capitals, but who should be the Penguins' next biggest rival?

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NHL Power Rankings: Best landing spots for Alexis LafreniereNow that we know a team from the Qualifying Round will win the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft, we look at the best landing spots for Alexis Lafreniere.

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New York Rangers: Pavel Buchnevich is finally taking the next stepComing into the season, all eyes were on New York Rangers winger Pavel Buchnevich and he didn't disappoint.

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Blue Jackets' expansion outlook bright with one year to go before Seattle joinsProtected list for expansion draft should be a breeze for Columbus to build — much easier than it was when Vegas entered the NHL.

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PHT Morning Skate: Draft lottery winners, losers; options for SenatorsLooking at the winners and losers of the NHL Draft Lottery, what options the Senators will have with two picks in the top five, and more in today's links.

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Nick Foligno: Blue Jackets want Stanley Cup, not No. 1 pickWhile the No. 1 pick in the NHL Entry Draft could be a consultation prize for any team eliminated in the play-in round, Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno made it clear Sunday he is not interested giving his team a chance at it.

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Point-Counterpoint: Should the Columbus Blue Jackets tank their play-in series against the Toronto Maple Leafs for a shot at the #1 overall pick?Today, we take a look at whether or not the Columbus Blue Jackets should tank against the Toronto Maple Leafs now that a placeholder has won the draft lottery.

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Wheeler: Every NHL team's best draft of the last 20 yearsEach NHL team has at least one season in the last 20 years where it picked some high-end talent.

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Win-Win Fandom: Hoping for the Number One Pick, Cheering for a Stanley CupThe Columbus Blue Jackets have a lot to look forward to, whether it seems that way or not, and we should all be excited as a fan base for what is to come.

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Blue Jackets out to win Stanley Cup, not No. 1 pick, Foligno saysThe Columbus Blue Jackets are confident they can defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs in their best-of-5 Stanley Cup Qualifier series, and the players are not thinking about the possibility of Columbus winning the No.

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Would an NHL team really tank the Play-In round?JUNE 26: National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly announces draft positions during Phase 1 of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery on June 26, 2020 at the NHL Network's studio in Secaucus, New Jersey.

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Columbus Blue Jackets One Hit WondersWelcome back to our continuing series looking at one hit wonders, today we look at the Columbus Blue Jackets One Hit Wonders.

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Columbus Blue Jackets Somehow Still in Running For Alexis LafreniereWe try to imagine a world with him. Then we talk Liam Foudy, team health and more.

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Top-5 Players From France in NHL HistoryTHW takes a lot at the finest players from France to have graced the NHL.

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Toronto Maple Leafs can't afford to waste playoff opportunityThe Toronto Maple Leafs could still land the first-overall pick in the 2020 Draft, but that should not even be a possibility when they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in the play-in round.

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Elvis Merzlikins, Joonas Korpisalo need to shed layoff rustAfter three months away from the ice, it took only two shots for Elvis Merzlikins to feel like a hockey goaltender again.

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Oilers focus on Cup Qualifier, not possible No. 1 pick from Draft LotteryThe Edmonton Oilers are focused on winning their Stanley Cup Qualifier series, not the possibility of getting the No.

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Columbus Blue Jackets: The 5 Most Significant Injuries of 2019-20In a year full of injuries for the Columbus Blue Jackets, some were more significant than others.

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Mock 2020 NHL Draft: Projecting top picksSo, who will go 1-8, even after the draft lottery didn't tell us which team is picking first overall?

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2020 NHL Draft Lottery Results: Placeholder wins the #1 overall pick, Los Angeles moves to #2Find out if a placeholder wins the lottery along with us here!

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LIVESTREAM: 2020 NHL Draft LotteryCoverage of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.

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CBJ fan takeover: Our Blue Jackets fan cavesOver the past two decades, since the Blue Jackets made their debut and brought the highest level of pro hockey to Columbus in October 2000, the team's fans have time and again proved their dedication to CBJ hockey.

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On the Call: Kirk HerbstreitESPN College GameDay host Kirk Herbstreit joins Jeff Rimer on this week's edition of On the Call, presented by Byers Auto.

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First virtual NHL vs Docs event raises $78.9K for NEO KidsThanks to an anonymous donor, pledges will continue to be matched until June 26.

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From prospects to pros: Blue Jackets built through years of draftsLooking back at the picks that would become Columbus standouts over the years.

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Discussing abuse in junior hockey and Dan Fritsche's experienceGet 40% off of an annual subscription to The Athletic.

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Our Line Starts podcast: Hall of Fame reactions, snubsLiam McHugh, Keith Jones, and Patrick Sharp break down this year's Hockey Hall of Fame class, headlined by Jarome Iginla and Marian Hossa.

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NHL not planning to quarantine players for training campsThe league and players are still working to finalize a return-to-play agreement that would entail a 24-team playoff to award the Stanley Cup.

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The Blue Jackets Will Need to Embrace Their Strengths in the Stanley Cup PlayoffsThe Blue Jackets are strong defensively this year, whereas last year, scoring was their forte.

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Fixing the NHL RulebookAiring my grievances is a pastime, and today I'm turning my anger at the stupid NHL rulebook, which is stupid and bad.

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Rangers' Panarin expresses concern over NHL return, financesNHL MVP candidate Artemi Panarin says he has concerns about the health and safety of players if the season resumes and about finances beyond that.

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Dan Fritsche says he also was abused in junior hockey, will join Daniel Carcillo lawsuitThe former NHL player says the alleged abuse occurred during the 2002-03 season when he was with the Ontario Hockey League's Sarnia Sting.

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2020 NHL Draft Lottery Provides Chaos; Blue Jackets Could Lose To Maple Leafs And Secure First Overall PickThe 2020 NHL Draft Lottery provided ultimate chaos, as one of the eight teams that lose in the qualifying round will secure the first overall draft pick in Phase 2 of the lottery.

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NHL Seattle expansion team making progress on nickname NHL.comThe NHL Seattle expansion team is making progress toward the announcement of its name, logo and colors.

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Report: NHLPA to vote on return to play, CBA extension, $83M salary capA key measure could involve a flat $83 million salary cap for three seasons, according to Larry Brooks.

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Live Q&A: Aaron Portzline discusses the Columbus Blue Jackets and the NHL restartAs the NHL returns to the ice, who will the Blue Jackets play? How healthy will they be?

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Blue Jackets Face New Ryan Johansen Situation with Pierre-Luc DuboisA deal between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen six years ago set the stage for their upcoming negotiations with pending RFA Pierre-Luc Dubois.

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PHT Morning Skate: Hall of Fame reactions; draft lottery history winners, losersEastern Conference Atlantic Division Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Detroit Red Wings Florida Panthers Montreal Canadiens Ottawa Senators Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Metropolitan Division Carolina Hurricanes Columbus Blue Jackets New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Philadelphia Flyers Pittsburgh Penguins Washington...

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What I'd ask John Tortorella and Jarmo Kekalainen if I had the chanceI would love the opportunity to talk with Tortorella and Kekalainen to get the answers to the burning questions.

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The Unheralded David Savard and Vladislav Gavrikov Could Prove To Be Key Against Loaded Maple LeafsDavid Savard and Vladislav Gavrikov don't receive the same hype as the Jones-Werenski pairing, but against a star-studded Maple Leafs team, the duo will play a key role.

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Today in Hockey History: June 25June 25 has been a very important date when it comes to the NHL and expansion.

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NHL vs Sudbury for NEO Kids raises over $78,900Over 230 spectators tuned in for the first virtual Vale presents NHL vs Sudbury in support of NEO Kids!

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2000 Expansion Draft retrospective: How Columbus, Minnesota fared vs. VegasTwenty years ago, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild were taking their first official steps as NHL teams, engaging in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft.

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2000 Expansion Draft Retrospective: How Columbus And Minnesota Fared Versus VegasTwenty years ago yesterday, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild were taking their first official steps as NHL teams,...

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How to watch 2020 NHL Draft LotteryNBC Sports will present live coverage of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery this Friday at 8 p.m.

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2020 Hockey Hall of Fame class: Iginla, Hossa, Wilson, St-Pierre, Lowe, HollandClass includes two first-ballot Hall of Famers, mixed with two who were waiting a long, long time.

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2000 Expansion Draft retrospective: How Columbus, Minnesota fared vs. VegasThe vast differences between these two drafts, both in format and outside factors, help to explain why the infant Golden Knights already seem to be more established in Year 3 than the Blue Jackets and Wild, facing down their 20th seasons in 2020-21.

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NHL Rumors: Rangers, Canucks, Canadiens, Devils, MoreIn today's NHL rumors, there is news out of Rangers camp that Vitali Kravtsov will get a shot, trade talk out of Montreal, and Lindy Ruff as Devils coach?

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Blue Jackets Winger Jakob Lilja Signs In KHLBlue Jackets winger Jakob Lilja has signed in the KHL for next season and will not be part of their expanded roster against Toronto.

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The best of Oliver Bjorkstrand… so farLooking back at the top highlights of the season for Blue Jackets winger Oliver Bjorkstrand who had 14 goals in his last 17 games.

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Blue Jackets continue work to get back to actionSee snippets of the Columbus Blue Jackets' Phase 2 on-ice workouts as the team prepares to return to action.

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PHT Morning Skate: Hossa, other 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame debatesA compelling argument for why Marian Hossa should be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. For what it's worth, Hossa made my imaginary one, so there are definitely pro-Hossa sides to those Hockey Hall of Fame debates.

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Blue Jackets Will Rely on Zach Werenski's Scoring Ability As Postseason NearsZach Werenski is one of the best goal scorers on the Columbus Blue Jackets, and though he's a defenseman, he will be relied on to light the lamp this postseason.

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The best Columbus Blue Jackets players from FinlandThe first in a series saluting the Europeans to wear the union blue.

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'Damn coin toss': The twist of fate that defined the early Wild and Blue JacketsTwenty years ago in a N.J. Hilton, the Wild won a back-room coin flip over the Blue Jackets that set the expansion teams' courses.

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Ice in July and August? NHL ice techs ready for a challenge when season restartsBetween the heat and humidity, NHL arena operators will face difficult conditions in preparing the ice for multiple games a day.

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Down Goes Brown: Single sentence case for and against 25 Hall of Fame candidatesConsidering the cases for and against some of the HHOF candidates, as we break down 25 of the biggest names up for consideration.

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Blue Jackets' Liam Foudy: Joining team for postseasonFoudy will be with the Blue Jackets for the 24-team playoffs, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

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One Trade The Blue Jackets Would Like To Have BackNine years ago, the Blue Jackets thought they had their star center. Instead, they had a trade they'd love a mulligan on.

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The Latest: 2nd Tennessee men's basketball player has virusFollow the StarTribune for the news, photos and videos from the Twin Cities and beyond.

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The mindset and determination of Nathan GerbeSince returning to North America, Nathan Gerbe has experienced many hills and valleys. Through hard work on both the mental and physical aspect of the game, Gerbe has been able to guide himself towards successful and happy life.

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Leafs' qualifying date with Jackets suits Spezza fineJason Spezza likes the fact the Maple Leafs will meet the Columbus Blue Jackets in a qualifying round if the National Hockey League moves to Phase 4.

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Murray confident he'll start in goal for Penguins in QualifiersMatt Murray said he isn't concerned about losing the No. 1 goalie role for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Sudbury's Nick Foligno hopes charity hockey event will lift peoples' spiritsHockey is on the long list of things that have been put on ice because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Leafs' qualifying date with Jackets suits Spezza fineJason Spezza likes the fact the Maple Leafs will meet the Columbus Blue Jackets in a qualifying round if the National Hockey League moves to Phase 4.It's not that Spezza figures the best-of-five series would be a walk in favour of the Leafs.

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Blue Jackets have plenty of time to focus on Maple LeafsColumbus in unique situation of knowing their restart foe for months.

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Philadelphia Flyers analysis: Kevin Hayes stung the Blue JacketsSome of Kevin Hayes' best moments this season came against the Blue Jackets.

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Philadelphia Flyers: June 23rd is a historic date in team historySome of the biggest deals took place on this very day. For a few years, it seemed like the Flyers liked...

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NHL playoff preview: How would the Columbus Blue Jackets fare against the Flyers?If the season gets going again, the Flyers could face one of eight teams in the first round, and we have no idea which one it'll be.

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PHT Morning Skate: Theo Fleury's HOF case; Phase 2 groups expandEastern Conference Atlantic Division Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Detroit Red Wings Florida Panthers Montreal Canadiens Ottawa Senators Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Metropolitan Division Carolina Hurricanes Columbus Blue Jackets New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Philadelphia Flyers Pittsburgh Penguins Washington...

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Celebrating the 2000 NHL Draft Cousins, the Wild and the Blue JacketsAaron Portzline and Michael Russo discuss the 20-year anniversaries of the Minnesota-Columbus expansion and first entry drafts, swap old stories, talk about their respective team personal Mount Rushmore's and discuss how they got into the biz.

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The Cannon Cast Episode 71: Columbus Ice Hockey Club President Mike WatsonThis week we had the unique opportunity of talking with CIHC President Mike Watson.

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20 years later, remembering the 'bizarre' Blue Jackets and Wild expansion draftWe celebrate the 20th anniversary of the day Columbus and Minnesota built their franchises.

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Anonymous 'player' poll: NHL mascots dish on each other, pants and moreNHL mascots weigh in on the most overrated, best athletes, most obnoxious and more.

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Pierre-Luc Dubois' Flashes of Greatness Must Become Consistent for Blue JacketsPierre-Luc Dubois has shown the ability to be a dominant No. 1 center for the Columbus Blue Jackets but needs to find some consistency to his game first.

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Sizing up the nemeses: Columbus Blue JacketsIf the season gets going again, the Flyers could face one of eight teams in the first round, and we have no idea which one it'll be.

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The Pipeline Podcast Ep 13Blue Jackets defenseman Andrew Peeke joins Dylan Tyrer to discuss his first NHL season and the path he took to get there.

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NHL still considering Las Vegas, cuts list of hub cities by at least 1The Columbus Blue Jackets said they were notified by the league that their home market would not be one of the two hubs if the season resumes.

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Coronavirus: NHL rules out Columbus as potential hub city for returnIf the NHL is able to finish its 2019-20 season, Columbus will not be hosting any games as one of the league's two hub cities.

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Blue Jackets Will Miss Anderson's Size and Physicality Against Maple LeafsWhat is it about Josh Anderson's game that's so valuable and what will the Columbus Blue Jackets miss most from his absence?

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NY Rangers: No players among 11 in NHL to test positive for COVID-19The NHL announced Friday that 11 players of more than 200 who have been tested during Phase 2 of the league's "Return to Play" plan came back positive for COVID-19.

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NHL Rumors: Bruins, Blue Jackets, Devils, Chris Thorburn, MoreIn otday's NHL rumors, there is news ont he Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils, Columbus as a hub city and Chris Thorburn retires.

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NBCSN Hockey Happy Hour schedule: June 22-26NBC Sports will present live coverage of the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery this Friday at 8 p.m.

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Columbus, Minnesota Out As Potential Hub CityThe Columbus Blue Jackets were informed today that they will not play host to the NHL's 24-team playoff reboot of the 2019-2020 season, tweets Blue Jackets' reporter Jeff Svoboda.

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NHL rules out Columbus, Ohio, as potential hubNHL commissioner Gary Bettman narrowed the choices for the league's hub cities by ruling out Columbus, Ohio, which was one of 10 locations under consideration for the NHL's planned restart.

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Toronto Maple Leafs' Mitch Marner's Thoughts about the NHL's ReturnAs the NHL engages in Phase 2 of the 2019-20 re-start, a number Maple Leafs players have returned to practice.

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Every NHL Team's MVP From the 2019-20 Season: Metropolitan DivisionIn this series of articles I will choose every NHL team's MVP from the 2019-20 season and explain why I chose them.

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Blue Jackets confirm NHL restart will not be in ColumbusBlue Jackets leadership confirmed Monday that a potential NHL return would not feature Columbus as a hub.

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Columbus, Minnesota will not be hub cities when NHL season resumesNo explanation was given, according to Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen, as the league cut down its list of 10 cities under consideration.

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Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ players built marriage on love of Penguins, hockeyAdam Knoerzer and Mike Marsico have a marriage made in hockey.

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Coronavirus: NHL rules out Columbus as potential hub city for returnIf the NHL is able to finish its 2019-20 season, Columbus will not be hosting any games as one of the league's two hub cities.

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The best of Gus Nyquist… so farLooking back at the top highlights of the season for Blue Jackets winger Gustav Nyquist.

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A conversation about NCAA DI analytics with Nayan PatelWhat DI data is available to the public and what comes next in women's college hockey analytics.

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NHL coaches during COVID-19, other linksThe Monday PHT Morning Skate explores a lack of restrictions for NHL coaches if there is a return amid COVID-19, and other hockey links.

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Columbus Has Been Informed It Will Not Be a Hub City for the NHL's Restart, Per Multiple ReportsThe Columbus Dispatch first reported Monday afternoon that the club has been informed it is out of the running.

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Top Ten father and active son hockey duos in the NHLIn of light of yesterday's Father's Day holiday, I thought it would be great to look back at some of the NHL's most recent father and son combinations and rank the top ten pairs with the son still being an active player.

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Stanley Cup Qualifying Rounds Scheduled to Begin July 30, Per Report from New York PostThe Columbus Blue Jackets may be playing hockey next month.

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NHL trims Columbus from hub city shortlist, all Canadian cities remain in contentionThe Blue Jackets were informed Monday that Columbus will not be one of the NHL's hub cities.

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Cannon Blasts: Positive COVID tests in the NHL raise questionsThe NHL remains in Phase II of their return to play protocol, in which players are allowed to work out in small groups at team facilities in preparation for full training camps which are expected to start next month.

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Today in Hockey History: June 22Two teams got to within one victory of NHL's ultimate prize on this date. Plus, one of the most memorable first-overall draft picks was made.

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Columbus, Minneapolis/St. Paul ruled out as NHL hub citiesAs the NHL continues the process to decide the two Return to Play hub cities, two found out Monday they will not play host.

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NHL narrows hub options, with Columbus outThe NHL has narrowed its list of possible hub cities, with Columbus knocked out.

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Columbus out as a potential hub city for the NHL's postseasonThe Columbus Blue Jackets were informed today that they will not play host to the NHL's 24-team playoff reboot of the 2019-2020 season, tweets Blue Jackets' reporter Jeff Svoboda.

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Blue Jackets GM: Columbus ruled out as NHL hub cityColumbus has been ruled out as NHL hub city, Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen confirmed to The Athletic on Monday.

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NHL Team Not Have A Pride Logo? I Got YouI am someone with way too much time on my hands and photoshops everything. So with it being Pride month and teams not having Pride logos, the other day, I whipped up a few.

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Color of Hockey: Bien-Aime not ready to quit at age 47William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past eight years.

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5 questions for Penguins in Stanley Cup QualifiersNHL.com is looking ahead to the Stanley Cup Qualifiers by examining five of the biggest questions facing each of the 24 remaining teams.

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Gretzky records message, surprises dad for Father's DayWayne Gretzky couldn't see his dad in person on Father's Day this year, but he still made sure to show his love appreciation.

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How Should the Blue Jackets Proceed with Nathan Gerbe?Nathan Gerbe went from AHL captain to NHL fan favorite with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Tavares encouraged Cup will be awarded thanks to 'strict protocols'John Tavares said he's encouraged that the Stanley Cup will be awarded this season, thanks to the safety measures being used as part of the NHL's Return to Play plan.

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5 questions for Predators in Stanley Cup QualifiersNHL.com is looking ahead to the Stanley Cup Qualifiers by examining five of the biggest questions facing each of the 24 remaining teams.

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2020 Draft: Prospects with NHL fathers NHL.comJake Sanderson appreciates all he has gotten from his father on and off the ice.

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5 questions for Hurricanes in Stanley Cup QualifiersNHL.com is looking ahead to the Stanley Cup Qualifiers by examining five of the biggest questions facing each of the 24 remaining teams.

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Swiss club EV Zug offers 2020-21 updates on NHL alumniNHL fans are not alone in missing hockey and looking for any news from their favorite teams to fill the void created by the pandemic.

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Swiss Club EV Zug Offers 2020-21 Update On NHL AlumniNHL fans are not alone in missing hockey and looking for any news from their favorite teams to fill the void created by COVID-19.

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Marleau's wife roasts him for wearing pads over sweatshirt on icePatrick Marleau hasn't played hockey in a while, so you can excuse him for forgetting how to properly wear his equipment.

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Hischier serving in Swiss army with Devils season endedNico Hischier has been using the pause in the NHL season to serve his country.

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Brodeur not interested in being Devils general manager right now: reportMartin Brodeur said he isn't interested in becoming the general manager of the New Jersey Devils right now, even if the job were available.

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On the Call: Scotty BowmanLegendary NHL head coach Scotty Bowman joins Jeff Rimer on the latest episode of "On the Call," presented by Byers Auto.

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Columbus Appears a Longshot To Be a "Hub City," As Toronto Is Now Considered Among the FrontrunnersThe city of Columbus now appears to be a longshot for hosting 12 of the NHL's teams for a restart, as the Canadian government has amended quarantine and border regulations.

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5 questions for Islanders in Stanley Cup QualifiersNHL.com is looking ahead to the Stanley Cup Qualifiers by examining five of the biggest questions facing each of the 24 remaining teams.

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5 questions for Canucks in Stanley Cup QualifiersNHL.com is looking ahead to the Stanley Cup Qualifiers by examining five of the biggest questions facing each of the 24 remaining teams.

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Report: Auston Matthews tests positive for COVID-19Eastern Conference Atlantic Division Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Detroit Red Wings Florida Panthers Montreal Canadiens Ottawa Senators Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Metropolitan Division Carolina Hurricanes Columbus Blue Jackets New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Philadelphia Flyers Pittsburgh Penguins Washington...

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Metropolitan Notes: Palmieri, Thurkauf, PenguinsNotes from the Metropolitan including Kyle Palmieri's comments on his contract situation, the Penguins are unsure about their starter, and more.

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Lightning players test positive for COVID-19Tampa Bay Lightning players and staff members tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the team to temporarily close facilities to Phase 2 training, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

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Canadian government approves quarantine plan for potential NHL hub citiesThe plan required an exemption as the U.S.-Canada border is currently closed to all non-essential travel until at least July 21 and those who enter Canada must self-isolate for 14 days.

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Canadian international Lindsay Agnew signs with North Carolina CourageCARY, N.C. — Canadian international Lindsay Agnew, who played for Sydney FC in Australia's W-League Grand Final in March, has signed a one-year contract plus an option with the defending NWSL...

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Talking about getting back to the ice with assistant coach Brad LarsenThe Blue Jackets are skating in small groups now and have been joined by some coaches.

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Blackhawks: Comparing the contracts of Alex DeBrincat and Brandon SaadThe Blackhawks have a lot of talented players on some very expensive contracts.

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Rangers expect Kakko to play in Stanley Cup Qualifiers, Davidson saysKaapo Kakko is expected to play for the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers, even though the rookie forward is a Type 1 diabetic and more prone to having serious complications if he were to contract the coronavirus.

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CBJ fan takeover: Our favorite Blue Jackets momentsThe 5th Line answers the call on the games they love the most.

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Penguins leaning toward Murray to start Stanley Cup Qualifiers: reportMatt Murray is likely to be the starting goalie for the Pittsburgh Penguins when the Stanley Cup Qualifiers begin, The Athletic reported this week.

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Rangers' Lias Andersson won't return to team for training campThe relationship between Lias Andersson and the Rangers has reportedly improved, but not enough where he'll be back if the NHL resumes this summer.

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PHT Morning Skate: Pros, cons of Canadian hub cities; Snow's ALS fightEastern Conference Atlantic Division Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Detroit Red Wings Florida Panthers Montreal Canadiens Ottawa Senators Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Metropolitan Division Carolina Hurricanes Columbus Blue Jackets New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Philadelphia Flyers Pittsburgh Penguins Washington...

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Blue Jackets Need to Score by Committee to Have Success Against Maple LeafsAs the Blue Jackets have done all season, they'll need to get goals from just about everyone to get by the Maple Leafs.

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DGB Grab Bag: Awards thoughts, MLB lessons and the 1994 Rangers on 'Letterman'This year was challenging for voters, with tight races and uncertainty on how to handle a shortened season.

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Leafs' Marner on matchup with Blue Jackets: 'Every game's not gonna be perfect'Mitch Marner's message is simple - things might not always look pretty. Like a number of N...

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5 questions for Flames in Stanley Cup QualifiersNHL.com is looking ahead to the Stanley Cup Qualifiers by examining five of the biggest questions facing each of the 24 remaining teams.

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Carcillo leading lawsuit against Canadian Hockey LeagueFormer NHL player Daniel Carcillo is leading a class-action lawsuit against the Canadian Hockey League and its member teams on behalf of players who say they were abused playing major junior hockey.

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Mixed Blue Jackets injury news for NHL Playoffs: Jones in, Anderson outThe Blue Jackets presented fans with mixed injury news recently. The good injury news is that Seth Jones is off IR; the bad is that Josh Anderson is out.

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Former Jets D Morrow wins NHL Gaming Challenge finaleFormer Winnipeg Jets defenseman Joe Morrow pulled out a 2-1 series win over Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins on Thursday as the NHL Player Gaming Challenge concluded.

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Hockey can 'raise the conversation' about racial justice, panel saysHockey can have a major voice in the conversation about racial justice but needs allies throughout the sport and beyond to make it happen.

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TBT Quote Dump: Captain Ryan CraigFormer Captain Ryan Craig speaking to the media during opening weekend of the 2016-17 season.

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LeBrun: NHL's return still on track for summer amid CBA and hub city questionsThe next 7-10 days will be critical in figuring out everything with Return to Play and the CBA.

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NHL Network marks Juneteenth with special NHL.comTo celebrate Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the official end of slavery in the United States in 1865, NHL Network will air "NHL Tonight: A Conversation" hosted by NHL Network analyst Kevin Weekes at 6 p.m.

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Blue Jackets Activate Seth Jones And Dean Kukan Off IRThe Blue Jackets will have two defensemen back for their play-in series against Toronto as Seth Jones and Dean Kukan have been activated off IR.

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Marner knows Leafs in for tough series with Blue JacketsProvided that medical and safety conditions allow, it's hoped NHL training camps will begin July 10 followed by the resumption of the pandemic-delayed campaign featuring a 24-team format that would see the Toronto Maple Leafs face the Columbus Blue Jackets in a best-of-five qualifying round series.

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Mixed Blue Jackets injury news for NHL Playoffs: Jones in, Anderson outThe Blue Jackets presented fans with mixed injury news recently. The good injury news is that Seth Jones is off IR; the bad is that Josh Anderson is out.

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Leafs' Marner on matchup with Blue Jackets: 'Every game's not gonna be perfect'Mitch Marner's message is simple - things might not always look pretty. Like a number of N...

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Columbus Blue Jackets defensemen Seth Jones, Dean Kukan activated off injured reserveWhen the NHL returns to play, the Columbus Blue Jackets will have two key players back on the ice.

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NHL Rumors: Flames, Blue Jackets, Bruins, Devils, MoreIn today's NHL rumors, there is talk of Braden Holtby to the Flames, plus JOsh Anderson, Kyle Palmieri and Nikolay Goldobin contract news.

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Columbus Blue Jackets activate Seth Jones, Dean Kukan off IRThe Columbus Blue Jackets activated defencemen Seth Jones and Dean Kukan off on injured reserve on Thursday, paving the way for both players to take part in training camp next month.

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Blue Jackets activate Seth Jones off IRThe Columbus Blue Jackets activated star defenseman Seth Jones off injured reserve, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced Thursday.

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Defensemen Seth Jones and Dean Kukan Activated off Injured ReserveDefensemen Seth Jones and Dean Kukan are back in the Columbus Blue Jackets lineup after missing the last few months of the regular season with ankle and knee injuries.

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Metropolitan Storylines: Columbus Blue JacketsA closer look for what to watch for when Columbus returns to action in the play-in round against Toronto.

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Hynes to use camp for Predators' No. 1 goalie competitionWill it be Juuse Saros or Pekka Rinne in net for the Predators? Head coach John Hynes said he will use training camp to make that decision.

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CBJ activate defensemen Seth Jones and Dean Kukan off Injured ReserveThe Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defensemen Seth Jones and Dean Kukan off Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

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NHL qualifying series Watchability IndexWhen hockey returns there will be plenty for fans to watch, but some will be better than others.

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CBJ Q&A: Checking in with Scott HarringtonDefenseman has been among those back on the ice in recent weeks.

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New York Rangers: Time to revisit some trades now that time has passedNow that some time has passed, it's time to revisit some major trades made by the New York Rangers earlier in this decade.

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Blue Jackets get big boost, activate defensemen Seth Jones, Dean Kukan off IRThe return of Jones will be huge for the Blue Jackets' back end. He led all Columbus players in ice time at 25:17 per game.

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Hockey links: Rumble Bees, NHL hub citiesThe PHT Morning Skate goes over a wide variety of hockey links, from the bumbling Rumble Bees to hub city talk to Norris and Jack Adams conversations.

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Our Line Starts podcast: Sabres cleaning house reaction; NHL Awards talkThe OLS podcast addresses the big news out of Buffalo, as GM Jason Botterill and numerous others in the hockey operations department were let go.

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Leafs' Marner on matchup with Blue Jackets: 'Every game's not gonna be perfect'TORONTO — Mitch Marner's message is simple — things might not always look pretty. Like a number of NHL players, the Maple Leafs winger has been back on the ice with a small group of teammates working off some considerable rust since the league moved to the voluntary Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol last week.

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John Tortorella Discusses The Difficult Decision Of Playing Joonas Korpisalo Or Elvis Merzlikins In The Qualifying RoundIn his weekly radio hit on 97.1 FM alongside Anthony Rothman and Bobby Carpenter, John Tortorella was forthcoming about the conversations he and his staff have had surrounding Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins.

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Elvis Merzlikins deserves to be a Calder Trophy FinalistHe likely won't win, but Elvis should be in the conversation.

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Where the Blue Jackets stand heading into postseason playThe Blue Jackets face the Maple Leafs when the season resumes after the COVID-19 suspension, and there are plenty of plot lines to follow for Columbus.

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NHL playoffs 2020: Opening odds for Stanley Cup qualifying round seriesThe NHL will return in late July. We break down the opening odds for the eight qualifying round series.

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Columbus Blue Jackets 2019-20 Comic CaptionsToday in our new series we cover the Columbus Blue Jackets comic captions featuring humorous captions to NHL photos for the teams in the league.

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5 questions for Blue Jackets in Stanley Cup QualifiersNHL.com is looking ahead to the Stanley Cup Qualifiers by examining five of the biggest questions facing each of the 24 remaining teams.

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Bruins goalies, Capitals power play may decide round-robin, numbers showNHL.com goes behind the numbers to identify key statistics for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. Today, a look at the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers, who will participate in the round-robin.

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Phase TwoThe NHL is now in "Phase Two" of their plan to get back to hockey, we discussed what this means and what is in store for the future of this season.

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Blue Jackets: Riley Nash updates training, NHL hub cities and COVID-19Blue Jackets defensive-minded forward Riley Nash says he still feels in limbo as the NHL works toward resumption of the game in the postseason.

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New York Rangers strike gold with Artemi Panarin signingThe New York Rangers made a bold decision to sign Artemi Panarin and it's already paying off for majority owner James Dolan.

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Drouin returns to ice, driven to regain form for Canadiens in QualifiersJonathan Drouin has proven he can elevate his game when it matters the most. The forward said he expects to do it again in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers when the Montreal Canadiens play the Pittsburgh Penguins in one of eight best-of-5 series to determine who will compete in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Jonas Korpisalo or Elvis Merzlikins: Which Blue Jackets Goalie Starts?Which Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender will coach John Tortorella choose to start against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2019-20 qualifying round?

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NHL Seattle expansion nickname delayed until at least fall: report NHL.comThe NHL Seattle expansion team's plan to announce its nickname has been put off until at least the fall because of trademarking issues, local protests on racial inequality and policing, and the coronavirus pandemic, CEO Tod Leiweke told the Seattle Times on Tuesday.

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The Premier League is back: Which football club should NHL fans support?While the NHL remains on hold, the world's most popular sports league is back in action.

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PHT Morning Skate: Botterill firing aftermath; AHL's Return to Play task forceLooking at the disconnect that led to Jason Botterill's firing, the AHL has created its own Return to Play task force, and more in today's links.

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No full shields for players; NHL talking off-ice protectionNHL players won't be expected to wear full face shields if games resume this summer, though there could be plenty of covered faces around them.

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John Tortorella for Jack AdamsIt's only a no-brainer why John Tortorella should win the Jack Adams for NHL Coach of the Year.

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The Ideal Penalty Kill Units for the Blue Jackets Against the Maple LeafsThe Toronto Maple Leafs have the sixth-best power play in the NHL, and the Columbus Blue Jackets will need to have their best on the ice to combat the firepower.

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Golden Knights See AHL Team in Las Vegas as Value For Players, FansAs the Las Vegas hockey market grows, the Golden Knights continue to foster a community around the sport, now adding an AHL team to the mix.

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NHL: NHL BettingNHL: The Eastern Conference might not have the same flair for the dramatic, but there are some matchups to get excited about.

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Down Goes Brown: The 12 types of fans you'll meet when the NHL season resumesWhichever way you feel about the NHL's plan, it's certainly going to generate an interesting reaction from fans.

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NHLers on side for NEO Kids virtual fundraiser"Although we can't be together in person this year for NHL vs Docs, we are so excited to be able to participate in a virtual event to raise important funds for pediatric care in our community," said Nick Foligno, honourary chair of the NEO Kids Foundation and captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets, in a press release.

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Kevyn Adams: New Buffalo Sabres GM is first in NHL for Miami RedHawksKevyn Adams, named the new general manager of the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, is the first former Miami University hockey player to become a GM in the league.

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5 questions for Panthers in Stanley Cup QualifiersNHL.com is looking ahead to the Stanley Cup Qualifiers by examining five of the biggest questions facing each of the 24 remaining teams.

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'Willie' producer seeks positive conversation about raceIt's no coincidence that the producer of the Willie O'Ree documentary decided to hold a webinar discussion on race the day before Juneteenth, which celebrates the effective end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865.

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Hours in the life of a Leafs player in NHL's Phase 2 are used efficiently: HymanThree hours, without a minute to spare. That's the amount of time each Maple Leaf gets for treatment, workouts and skating once he arrives at the Ford Performance Centre to voluntarily participate in Phase 2 of the NHL's Return to Play plan.

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Columbus' Josh Anderson Will Not Be Ready To Begin PostseasonThe Columbus Blue Jackets announced back in early March that forward Josh Anderson had undergone labrum surgery in his left shoulder and would need four-to-six months to recover.

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Ohio governor: Big crowds unlikely for football Hall of Fame Weekend in CantonDespite return of PGA, LPGA events to state, plenty of questions remain about Hall of Fame Game and enshrinement due to COVID-19.

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