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NHL Rumors: Bruins offer Stralman PTO, McLeod's Betting on Strong Season, Ryan Ellis, Alex Newhook

Yes, at last we are nearing the start of the 2022-23 season, a time in when all 32 teams have a shot at winning Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes, prior to the NHL season: Bruins offer PTO to Anton Stralman The Boston Bruins have reportedly offered a professional tryout to veteran defenseman Anton Stralman. The Swedish defenseman has yet to make a decision on his hockey career, and has yet to accept or decline the offer. Hearing player is Anton Stralman. https://t.co/v543LandYe — Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) September 22, 2022 Stralman is coming off a season with the Arizona Coyotes. The right-handed d-ma suited up for 74 games for the struggling, disastrous Coyotes team. Stralman was quite effective both offensively and defensively, recording eight goals and 15 assists while playing top-four minutes.   The Bruins are looking to add defensive depth to their lineup, as it is quite clear that both Charlie McAvoy and Matt Grzelcyk will miss substantial time to star

NHL Rumors: Edmundson to play big role for Habs, Don't Count the Red Wings out, Alex Steeves, Justus Annunen

Yes, at last we are nearing the start of the 2022-23 season, a time in when all 32 teams have a shot at winning Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes, prior to the NHL season: Steeves Looks to make Leafs Roster Steeves, a 22-year-old undrafted player, hopes to build on his successful season last year and make a run for an NHL roster spot.Steeves returned to Toronto after a quick trip to Minnesota to see his family this summer in order to meet with the development team and work for the upcoming season.   Steeves was signed out of the University of Notre Dame by the Maple Leafs after spending three seasons in the NCAA. The New Hampshire native found immediate success playing in the AHL, recording 46 points in 58 games.   He’s a great skater, has incredible speed, and a lethal shot. Steeves played a brief stint with the Maple Leafs last season. In three games, the centerman recorded his first career assist.   The Leafs will once again look to younger, less expensi

NHL Rumors: Kaprizov leads Wild, Kuzmenko Projections, Mackinnon Contract Updates, Jan Rutta

Yes, at last we are nearing the start of the 2022-23 season, a time in when all 32 teams have a shot at winning Stanley Cup. Here are some of the top headlines and notes, prior to the NHL season: Kaprizov Looks to Repeat Successful Season The 25-year-old Russian forward is coming off a 108-point season. Unfortunately, for the Wild, they weren't able to make any big splashes this offseason, besides re-signing important figures on their current team. With the loss of Kevin Fiala, it is now solely up to Kirill Kaprizov to lead Minnesota's offense.   The Wild selected Kaprizov with the 135th overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft. The Wild selected Kaprizov out of Novokuznetsk Metallurg of the KHL. After the draft, Kaprizov would play four more seasons in the KHL, then opt to make an impact on North American ice.   Ever since getting to Minnesota, Kaprizov has shown himself to be a star offensive player. Kaprizov's resume includes an all-star appearance and the Rookie of t

Game Preview: Game 2 - Edmonton Oilers at Colorado Avalanche

Offense. Offense. Offense. The word that best describes Game 1 of this Western Conference Series. Colorado ultimately defeated Edmonton 8-6, leading 1-0 in the series. The Avs ended the first period with a 3-2 lead after J.T. Compher, Nathan Mackinnon, and Cale Makar each scored. Both teams would combine to score another nine goals in the game. All four dressed goalies (Smith, Koskinen, Kuemper, Francouz) played during the game and had a combined save percentage of 83%. Pavel Francouz will start for the Avs during game one. Darcy Kuemper removed himself from game one; after feeling dizzy. Justus Annunen will serve as the backup. While Jay Woodcroft and Edmonton will stick with Mike Smith, he allowed six goals on 25 shots. Connor McDavid currently leads the league in playoff points with 29.  Followed by teammate Leon Draisaitl with 28 points. Colorado looks to contain the dynamic duo to limit Edmonton's chances. Who will take game two?