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  • Corey Perry doesn't make Team Canada
    Corey Perry wasn't selected to be on Team Canada's World Cup roster.

    Advice: Perry has represented Canada at every major international tournament including the World Junior Championship, the World Cup, the World Championships and the Olympics. Perry recently became the 27th member of the "Triple Gold Club" (Stanley Cup, World Championships, Olympics). The 31-year-old had 34 goals and 62 points in 82 games during the 2015-16 season. Yesterday, 6:35 pm
  • P.K. Subban doesn't make Team Canada
    P.K. Subban won't be playing for Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey.

    Advice: Subban didn't make the roster even though Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin is part of Team Canada's management team. Subban was on the 2014 Olympic team, but he served as nothing more than a spare part on Canada's Gold Medal-winning team. The 26-year-old had six goals, 51 points and 75 penalty minutes in 68 games this season. Yesterday, 6:31 pm
  • Team Europe adds 7 players for World Cup
    Marian Gaborik has been added to Team Europe for the World Cup of Hockey.

    Advice: Thomas Greiss, Christian Ehrhoff, Luca Sbisa, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Nino Niederreiter and Tobias Rieder were also put on the team Friday. Team Europe is made up of players who weren't born in the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden. Yesterday, 3:16 pm
  • Ben Bishop had strained ankle/shin area
    Ben Bishop strained ligaments around his ankle/shin area in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final.

    Advice: He was still experiencing some problems when he went into down into the butterfly, but felt he was getting close. Bishop said he might have been ready for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final had the Lightning advanced. Yesterday, 2:22 pm
  • Hagelin, Hornqvist get spots on Sweden
    Carl Hagelin has been named to Team Sweden for the World Cup.

    Advice: Pittsburgh teammate Patric Hornqvist was also added to the roster on Friday. Hagelin has been a great pickup for the Penguins since he was acquired from Anaheim. He had 10 goals and 27 points in 37 games during the regular season and he has posted 12 points in 18 matches during the playoffs. Yesterday, 1:39 pm
  • Erik Gudbranson to play in Canucks' top 4
    The Canucks intend to use Erik Gudbranson as a top-four defender.

    Advice: Vancouver expects the 6-foot-5, 220-pound blueliner to add some leadership and a physical presence. GM Jim Benning isn't concerned that the analytics community views Gudbranson as a third-pairing defenseman. Yesterday, 1:32 pm
  • Pekka Rinne optimistic after up and down year
    Pekka Rinne is encouraged by his finish to the 2015-16 season.

    Advice: In his last 20 starts of the year, he posted a 14-3-2 record with a 2.27 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage. "It was a lot of ups and downs," Rinne said. "Personally, I wanted to be better during the regular season. I always have high expectations for myself. I thought that it was hard to get consistency going on throughout the season. I feel like I had a lot of good games, but then (an average game would follow) or something like that." He was also happy with his performance in the playoffs, but there were some rough games there as well. Rinne will try to get off to a good start at the World Cup of Hockey to warm up for the 2016-17 regular season. Yesterday, 11:29 am
  • Mattias Ekholm lands spot on World Cup team
    Mattias Ekholm will represent Sweden at the World Cup of Hockey.

    Advice: He just played for Sweden at the World Championship after Nashville was eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He had one goal in two games at the tournament. Ekholm received the spot on the roster over John Klingberg and Hampus Lindholm. Yesterday, 11:08 am
  • Spurgeon healing from biceps/shoulder injury
    Jared Spurgeon revealed that he had been dealing with biceps tendon injury that caused significant shoulder pain.

    Advice: Spurgeon has been going through treatments and cortisone injections to try to avoid surgery and it has gone well so far. "Hopefully it settles down so that nothing further has to go through it," he said. "We're just waiting. Everyone goes through the battles. We all do." Yesterday, 10:50 am
  • Zach Parise on the mend from back injury
    Zach Parise is doing well in his recovery from a season-ending back injury.

    Advice: "I'm happy [with] the way it's going because I'm able to do what I normally would do had nothing happened," Parise said. "That's why I'm really optimistic and feeling really good about it." He opted for rehabilitation instead of surgery and hopes to be ready for the World Cup of Hockey in September. Yesterday, 10:00 am
  • Matt Niskanen hit 'another level' this year
    Matt Niskanen has proven to be a solid addition to the Washington Capitals and GM Brian MacLellan liked the way he played this past season.

    Advice: "We signed him as a free agent two years ago, and I just thought his game got taken to another level this year," said MacLellan. "… I'm really happy about the way that's turned out." When Brooks Orpik and John Carlson were injured, Niskanen and Karl Alzner became the Capitals' top defensive pairing. He also finished the season with five goals and 32 points in 82 contests. Yesterday, 8:09 am
  • T.J. Oshie clicked with Ovechkin in '15-16
    T.J. Oshie played well on Washington's top line in 2015-16.

    Advice: He netted a personal best 26 goals and produced 51 points in 80 games in his first season with the Capitals. Oshie spent most of his playing time alongside Alex Ovechkin and that is expected to continue next year after they benefited from playing with each other. "I think he really enjoyed playing with Oshie," GM Brian MacLellan said of Ovechkin. "I mean, that takes a lot of the pressure off him, offensively, and I think he can play longer given a good team, a deep team." Yesterday, 7:39 am
  • Valtteri Filppula ends point slump in Game 7
    Valtteri Filppula ended a five-game scoring drought on Thursday in a 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final.

    Advice: He earned three assists in the series to give him seven points in 17 games during the postseason. Filppula had a disappointing year offensively in 2015-16 with eight goals and 31 points in 76 games. Yesterday, 6:27 am
  • Matt Carle sits as a scratch in Game 7 of ECF
    Matt Carle was a healthy scratch in Game 7 against Pittsburgh.

    Advice: The Lightning kept Slater Koekkoek in the lineup instead and dressed six defenders due to the return of Steven Stamkos to the fold. Yesterday, 5:56 am
  • Ben Bishop wasn't ready to play in Game 7
    Ben Bishop wasn't ready to return in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final because of a lower left leg injury.

    Advice: "It wasn't really much of a thought," Bishop said before the game. "I'm not there yet. You want to be out there, but it's not that close yet." He was hoping to be back during the Stanley Cup Final, but the Lightning were eliminated by Pittsburgh on Thursday night. Yesterday, 5:50 am
  • Ben Lovejoy has two points in last two games
    Ben Lovejoy earned an assist for a second straight game on Thursday.

    Advice: He had a plus-2 rating in Pittsburgh's 2-1 win over Tampa Bay in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final. Lovejoy has contributed one goal and four points in 18 playoff games. Yesterday, 5:40 am
  • Report: Gudbranson rejected FLA's 4-year deal
    Erik Gudbranson reportedly turned down a four-year, $18 million extension with the Florida Panthers before the trade.

    Advice: Florida and Gudbranson ended up agreeing to a $3.5 million bridge contract instead. From there, the Panthers dealt him to Vancouver in exchange for Jared McCann, a 2016 second round pick, and a 2016 fourth rounder. That's a nice haul for Gudbranson, but until the trade it looked like the defenseman would be a significant piece of the Panthers for years to come. However, his refusal to sign that four-year contract ultimately played a role in Florida deciding to take a different path. Thursday, 2:05 pm
  • Vancouver gets Gudbranson for McCann, picks
    The Vancouver Canucks have acquired Erik Gudbranson and a 2016 fifth-round draft pick from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Jared McCann, a 2016 second round pick, and a 2016 fourth rounder.

    Advice: That's a hefty price to pay for Gudbranson, but he's still just 24 years old and will provide the Canucks with some needed defensive help. He's a defensive defenseman who finished the 2015-16 campaign with two goals, nine points, and 49 penalty minutes in 64 contests. On May 9 he inked a one-year extension with Florida that will pay him $3.5 million. Wednesday, 6:19 pm
  • Ben Bishop (LBI) hopes to play in SCF
    Ben Bishop (lower body) felt Tuesday's skate is the best he's had so far.

    Advice: "It's been a big improvement the last three days as far as how it feels," Bishop said. "It's still not quite there, I'm still favoring it a little bit. It's a process, you can't just jump right in. It's encouraging at least the last three days you're really seeing the improvement, moving a little bit better." Bishop isn't available for Game 6 on Tuesday, but he hopes to be available for the Stanley Cup Final should the Lightning advance. Tampa Bay can clinch its spot with a win Tuesday night. Tuesday, 2:56 pm
  • Bishop remains hopeful for return during ECF
    Ben Bishop (lower body) remains hopeful that he can play during the Eastern Conference Final.

    Advice: He worked on the ice during Sunday's optional skate before Game 5. "When Ben is ready to come back, he'll probably push himself back before he's able to," coach Jon Cooper said. "And that's just the way he is." Bishop sustained a lower-left leg injury in Game 1 against the Penguins and Andrei Vasilevskiy has played well during his absence. Monday, 1:10 pm
  • Corey Perry joins the 'Triple Gold Club'
    Corey Perry joined the "Triple Gold Club" over the weekend.

    Advice: He captained Canada to a gold medal at the 2016 World Championship, while contributing four goals and nine points in 10 games. The club, which now has 27 members, have won a World Championship title, an Olympic gold medal and a Stanley Cup. Monday, 9:52 am
  • Ben Bishop probably won't play in Game 5
    It doesn't look like Ben Bishop will be in goal for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final on Sunday.

    Advice: Bishop jumped on the ice during the morning skate, but he didn't take any shots from his teammates. Bishop is still considered day-to-day at this point, but don't expect him to play tonight. Expect Andrei Vasilevskiy to be between the pipes once the game gets going. Sunday, 9:41 am
  • Bishop getting better but has a ways to go
    Ben Bishop is getting better but still has a ways to go before returning to action.

    Advice: In Friday's practice Bishop worked on a number of side-to-side and up-and-down drills and faced a number of shots. However, he did not move very quickly or with conviction. Bishop is still working on his range of motion and will need some more time before he is game ready. Saturday, 7:16 am
  • Ben Lovejoy has five hits Friday
    Ben Lovejoy led the Penguins with five hits Friday.

    Advice: Unfortunately for the defenseman, he was minus-two on the game which the Penguins lost 4-3. Lovejoy has a goal and an assist in 15 post-season games so his fantasy value is not high. Saturday, 4:31 am
  • Ben Bishop (LBI) is making progress
    Ben Bishop (lower body) was on the ice for Friday's morning skate.

    Advice: Bishop also took part in Thursday's practice. "It's getting better," Bishop said. "It's better than it was [Thursday] and I know we're making progress here." He regards himself as day-to-day. Friday, 10:26 am
  • Ben Bishop probably won't play in Game 4
    Ben Bishop (lower body) is doubtful for Game 4 on Friday.

    Advice: Bishop did participate in Thursday's practice though and he hopes to return before the end of the Eastern Conference Final. He has a 1.86 GAA and .939 save percentage in 11 playoff starts. Thursday, 1:41 pm
  • Matt Carle picks up an assist Wednesday
    Matt Carle recorded an assist in Tampa Bay's 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

    Advice: Carle has recorded a point in three of his last four games. He has no goals and five assists in 11 playoff contests in 2016. Thursday, 8:18 am
  • Carl Hagelin helps lead Pens past Lightning
    Carl Hagelin had a goal and an assist in the Penguins' 4-2 win over Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hagelin has been on fire lately with two goals and six points in his last four games. That's brought him up to five goals and 11 points in 14 playoff contests. Thursday, 8:10 am
  • Bishop out for G3, 'teetering' toward return
    Ben Bishop (lower body) skated in full equipment Wednesday before practice, but he won't play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against Pittsburgh.

    Advice: He is making progress and coach Jon Cooper is hopeful that Bishop will skate with the team on Thursday. Then he will be "teetering" on the chance to come back, possibly as soon as Game 4 on Friday night. It doesn't sound like Bishop is far away from being available to return. Wednesday, 8:11 am
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