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  • Capitals still negotiating with Dmitry Orlov
    Caps head coach Barry Trotz says the team and Dmitry Orlov are still working on a new contract.

    Advice: Orlov remains a restricted free agent as the two sides continue working on a deal. It sounds like the Caps are confident a deal will get done. Trotz added that he envisions playing Orlov on a pairing with John Carlson or Matt Niskanen, which would likely mean that he'll see more ice time. Today, 8:26 am
  • Mark Giordano anxious about Gaudreau contract
    Mark Giordano admitted he's a little anxious about Johnny Gaudreau's contract situation.

    Advice: Giordano is referring to the fact that the Flames still haven't signed Gaudreau to a contract extension. "At the end of the day there’s always a little bit of anxiety," said Giordano. "We know what he is and what he means to our team and what kind of guy he is, and being optimistic as a teammate you hope it will work out. I know, as a friend of Johnny’s, I’m confident he’ll be done. There’s still time. I talk to him all the time through texts. He’s in a good mindset back home. Obviously as camp gets closer and closer the ball will get rolling even more." Today, 7:11 am
  • Jyrki Jokipakka should be ready for World Cup
    Jyrki Jokipakka (hip) should be ready for the World Cup of Hockey.

    Advice: He underwent surgery in the offseason, but that shouldn't stop him from representing Finland. "Everything is looking good," Flames general manager Brad Treliving said. "He’s been back here for a little bit of time now and our staff has had a chance to check him out. Everything looks good. He’s been training. He’s been skating. I think there are a couple final checks to do, but everything is looking positive." The 25-year-old scored two goals and 12 points in 58 games with the Stars and Flames last season. Sunday, 1:18 pm
  • Letestu: Oilers got better with Adam Larsson
    Oilers forward Mark Letestu believes his team is better after the Adam Larsson for Taylor Hall trade.

    Advice: "I got over it in two days…guys come and go," said Letestu. "I know there’s a certain attachment fans have with Taylor…he was the light, part of the players who were going to take us to the playoffs. But for me, I think we got better. He’s steady…he doesn’t play a flashy game. You don’t see him on the highlights and maybe that’s why there’s so much angst (with fans). But he fits what we’re trying to do more and that’s keep the puck out of our net more and it sounds like there’s more offence to him and he’ll probably get that opportunity here. We needed help on the back-end and had to pay a high price for that." Many fans in Edmonton and around the league believe the Oilers got the worst of this trade, but more than a few current Oilers have come out and defended the trade. From a fantasy perspective, there's no comparing Hall and Larsson (they play different positions anyway). Sunday, 9:26 am
  • Galchenyuk: Weber is so tough to play against
    Alex Galchenyuk believes Shea Weber is one of the toughest players to play against.

    Advice: Thankfully for Galchenyuk, he won't have to go up against Weber anymore because the two became teammates this off-season. "We don't play [the Predators] that often, it was only twice a year, but I remember last year he hit me close to the boards and I couldn't feel my legs for like three days," Galchenyuk said. "And when he's teeing up for a slap shot, you don't want to be in that lane to block a shot. If you really think about it, who's one of the toughest guys to play against, he'd definitely be first on my list." Sunday, 7:04 am
  • GM: Derrick Pouliot having a good summer
    According to Pens GM Jim Rutherford, Derrick Pouliot is having a great summer.

    Advice: "Derrick Pouliot is having a really good summer," Rutherford said. "All the reports are very good on (Pouliot). He's worked very hard. It's his time to jump in there. Last year, he made great strides. It's my understanding he's had a terrific summer, and he's really prepared for camp. I'm expecting Derrick to take a big step forward." The Pens drafted Pouliot eighth overall in 2012, but he hasn't developed as quickly as the team would have hoped. This season, he'll have an opportunity to become a regular on Pittsburgh's blue line. The 22-year-old had seven assists in 22 games last season. Saturday, 6:58 am
  • Alex Pietrangelo humbled to be named captain
    Alex Pietrangelo was humbled to be named captain of the St. Louis Blues.

    Advice: The Blues made the announcement official during a news conference on Thursday. "Humbling is a good word," Pietrangelo said. "I’m excited, I’m nervous, I think it’s every emotion you can come up with. This group of guys who have worn the ‘C’ have carried themselves in a way that I want to carry myself. They still to this day carry themselves in a great way." He replaces David Backes, who went to Boston in free agency. Friday, 8:13 am
  • John Carlson (ankle) is feeling good
    John Carlson says his injured ankle is fully healed.

    Advice: Carlson broke his ankle last February, but says the injury isn't bothering him anymore. "I hurt it, took some time off, tried to come back, it felt good, and then it kind of deteriorated," Carlson said recently. "At that time, we just felt the only option was to get surgery and put some screws in it to basically bulletproof it, make sure that I was back in time for the playoffs and that we were not ever going to have an issue with it again. It’s perfect, has been the whole summer. It’s good." Friday, 6:12 am
  • Duncan Keith withdraws from World Cup
    Duncan Keith will not play for Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey.

    Advice: Keith was named to Team Canada, but his injury situation will prevent him from playing in the tournament. "As Duncan continues offseason rehabilitation on the right knee injury that he sustained last season, we understand his decision not to participate in next month's World Cup of Hockey," the Blackhawks said in a release. "We believe it is in his best interests to focus on getting stronger and not risk further injury." Wednesday, 1:11 pm
  • Jay Bouwmeester added to Team Canada
    Jay Bouwmeester had been added to Team Canada's roster for the World Cup of Hockey.

    Advice: He'll take the roster spot of Chicago's Duncan Keith. Bouwmeester won gold with Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics. He also represented Canada at the 2006 Olympics. The 32-year-old scored three goals and 19 points in 72 games with the Blues last season. Wednesday, 1:07 pm
  • Blues will name Alex Pietrangelo as captain
    Alex Pietrangelo will reportedly be named captain of the St. Louis Blues.

    Advice: He'll be the 21st captain in franchise history. The Blues are looking for a new captain after David Backes signed with Boston in free agency. Pietrangelo was drafted fourth overall by the Blues in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and has played in 459 games with the team since then. The 26-year-old had seven goals and 37 points in 73 games last season. Wednesday, 11:38 am
  • Niklas Kronwall pulls out of World Cup
    Niklas Kronwall won't represent Sweden at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.

    Advice: Kronwall was named to the roster, but he'll have to withdraw because his isn't physically ready to play yet. The 35-year-old missed 18 games because of a knee injury in 2015-16. Wednesday, 9:39 am
  • Hampus Lindholm added to Sweden's WC roster
    Hampus Lindholm has been added to Team Sweden's World Cup roster.

    Advice: He'll take injured Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall's spot on the team. Lindholm still doesn't have a new contract from the Anaheim Ducks, but that won't stop him from playing for his country. The 22-year-old had 10 goals and 28 points in 80 games with Anaheim last season. Wednesday, 8:13 am
  • Erik Karlsson: World Cup 'changes things up'
    The upcoming World Cup has forced Erik Karlsson to change things up when it comes to his off-season workouts.

    Advice: The World Cup will force players to play competitive games sooner than they're used to, so the off-season preparation of every player participating will change. "It definitely changes things up and it’s nice when you change sometimes," said Karlsson. "It has been a good summer and it feels good right now. And for the guys going to the World Cup, they’re going to be a step ahead of the guys going to (NHL) training camps." Karlsson will represent Sweden in the tournament. Wednesday, 7:10 am
  • Sens sign Cody Ceci to two-year, $5.6M deal
    The Ottawa Senators have re-signed Cody Ceci to a two-year, $5.6 million contract.

    Advice: The deal comes with an annual average value of $2.8 million. Ceci will make $2.25 million in the first year and $3.35 million in the second year. The 22-year-old scored 10 goals and 26 points in 75 games last season. After the NHL season, Ceci joined Team Canada at the World Hockey Championship where he scored a goal, six points and a plus-8 rating in 10 games. Tuesday, 11:50 am
  • Hamhuis wants to bring strong defense to DAL
    Dan Hamhuis wants to bring defensive stability to the Dallas Stars.

    Advice: The Stars signed Hamhuis as an unrestricted free agent this summer after losing puck movers like Alex Goligoski and Jason Demers. "The strength of this team is the offensive power, and I’m hoping what I can bring to the team is sound defensive presence," Hamhuis said. "That’s the way I have played throughout my career, I take a lot of pride in my defensive game." Aug 20, 3:52 pm
  • Jyrki Jokipakka played 'pretty well' for CGY
    Jyrki Jokipakka is looking forward to beginning his first full season with the Calgary Flames.

    Advice: The Flames acquired Jokipakka at the trade deadline when they sent Kris Russell to Dallas. "I like it here. The guys are good and it is fun to play [here]," he stated in his year-end media address. "I got more minutes here and it was fun. I think I played pretty well. The situation was we didn't make playoffs but I tried to help the team win the games and we'll be better next year. We have a good young team. I think we will grow up next year and we'll be better." The 25-year-old scored two goals and 12 points, while averaging 15:33 of ice time in 58 games last season. He won't have much fantasy value in 2016-17. Aug 20, 1:33 pm
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