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Oilers star captain McDavid says team better for bittersweet playoff experience

Oilers star captain McDavid says team better for bittersweet playoff experience

TORONTO — The Edmonton Oilers' first playoff berth in more than a decade ended in heartbreak, but Connor McDavid thinks the club will be better for it.
Canada inquires about Doan, Iginla for Olympics; team likely to be picked by November

Canada inquires about Doan, Iginla for Olympics; team likely to be picked by November

TORONTO — Could the next Canadian Olympic men's hockey team have some star power after all? Team general manager Sean Burke said Tuesday that he's inquired about the plans and potential availability of long-time NHLers and current free agents Shane D
D Francois Beauchemin returns to Anaheim Ducks for 3rd time

D Francois Beauchemin returns to Anaheim Ducks for 3rd time

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Francois Beauchemin keeps coming back to the Anaheim Ducks, and his third stint probably will be the final NHL season.

Sabres sign Zemgus Girgensons to 2-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a two-year contract. The team announced the deal Thursday that carries an average value of $1.6 million.

Devils C Zajac out 4-to-6 months with pectoral injury

NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils have lost top centre Travis Zajac for four to six months with a pectoral injury.
Coming home: Cullen picks Wild for 21st NHL season

Coming home: Cullen picks Wild for 21st NHL season

Matt Cullen could have easily called it a career at age 40 after winning consecutive Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Butcher has talks with 5 NHL teams since becoming free agent

Butcher has talks with 5 NHL teams since becoming free agent

Defenceman Will Butcher is attracting plenty of interest on his first day as an NHL free agent since college hockey's top player turned down an opportunity to sign with the Colorado Avalanche.
Oilers bet on Draisaitl's star power, with or without McDavid

Oilers bet on Draisaitl's star power, with or without McDavid

EDMONTON — The two biggest cornerstones of the emerging Edmonton Oilers franchise are now locked up for the long haul.
Ex-NHL coach, GM Bryan Murray remembered as great communicator and valiant fighter

Ex-NHL coach, GM Bryan Murray remembered as great communicator and valiant fighter

OTTAWA — Bryan Murray, an NHL coaching giant known for his rapier wit, acute hockey sense and, ultimately, courage in his fight against cancer, has died. He was 74. The Ottawa Senators confirmed Murray's death in a release on Saturday.

Longtime NHL coach, GM Bryan Murray dies at 74 of cancer

Bryan Murray, the longtime coach and general manager who worked in the NHL for 35 consecutive seasons, has died at 74. He was diagnosed in 2014 with colon cancer that he was told was incurable.