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Preds see teams piling up talent, fighting to be West's best

NASHVILLE — Predators captain Roman Josi heard about San Jose trading for Erik Karlsson just before talking with reporters at the start of Nashville's training camp.
Stars All-Star centre Seguin signs $78.8M, 8-year extension

Stars All-Star centre Seguin signs $78.8M, 8-year extension

FRISCO, Texas — Tyler Seguin showed up in Dallas five years ago mired in a Twitter-fed mess and vowing to show fans he could be one of the faces of the only NHL franchise in Texas.
NHLers react to Humboldt Broncos' return to the ice after bus tragedy

NHLers react to Humboldt Broncos' return to the ice after bus tragedy

Like the rest of the hockey world, Mike Babcock was shaken by April's bus crash that devastated the Humboldt Broncos.
Ottawa hockey fans sorry to see Karlsson go, but many say it had to be done

Ottawa hockey fans sorry to see Karlsson go, but many say it had to be done

OTTAWA — Hockey fans in Ottawa reacted to the news that Senators star defenceman Erik Karlsson had been traded with everything from sorrow to more-measured responses — hate to see him go, but it had to be done.
Ottawa Senators trade Erik Karlsson to San Jose Sharks

Ottawa Senators trade Erik Karlsson to San Jose Sharks

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators promised they were going into rebuild mode earlier this week. They weren't kidding.

Predators: Support Watson while fighting domestic violence

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators started training camp explaining why they're keeping a player after the NHL suspended forward Austin Watson for the entire preseason and the first 27 games of the regular season for domestic abuse.

Carolina picks Williams as captain; Rask has finger surgery

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes picked forward Justin Williams as their captain and said centre Victor Rask had surgery on two fingers he injured while slicing food in his kitchen.
Spots up for grabs as Vancouver Canucks start training camp: coach

Spots up for grabs as Vancouver Canucks start training camp: coach

VANCOUVER — The head coach of the Vancouver Canucks has a simple message for his players. "Everyone should feel pressure," Travis Green said Thursday as players reported for medicals and physical testing. "Our team got 73 points last year.
Avalanche hope to turn playoff appearance into another run

Avalanche hope to turn playoff appearance into another run

DENVER — Heading into last season, the theme was a "something-to-prove" refrain from captain Gabriel Landeskog and the Colorado Avalanche. This season, it's more of a "need-to-be-respected" tune.
Beards, moustaches now OK for Maple Leafs as Dubas relaxes facial hair rule

Beards, moustaches now OK for Maple Leafs as Dubas relaxes facial hair rule

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs will be allowed to show up for work a little scruffier this season. Just don't expect Mitch Marner to be among those taking advantage of the team's new facial hair policy.