Confusion over name simplification runs rampant after Tuesday's announcement
Jim Montgomery has all the pieces in place to compete right away in his first year as head coach of the Dallas Stars. What does it all mean? Nikita Kucherov obsessively studies his shifts on film, but he's not looking at the highlights. Predators' Watson Gets Game Suspension. After a year-long sabbatical, Dave Tippett was lured back into the hockey life. Instead of being behind the bench, he has a different role as things begin to ramp up in Seattle.
Not long after their star forward was wondering about a contract extension, the Dallas Stars rewarded Tyler Seguin in a big way. Max Pacioretty was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday morning, a move that ends months of questions and rumors. Hockey fans will get an up-close look at how things shake out during the preseason with NHL Network's new four-part series "Behind the Glass.
Mark Scheifele was asked to name his most impressive players, a list that included names like Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid, but also teammate Blake Wheeler, a player Scheifele called 'underrated. Jarome Iginla is retired on Monday, bringing an end to a career that saw him emerge one of the NHL's preeminent power forwards.
In the end, Toronto offered John Tavares two things no one else could: The NHL's best young core, and the thrall of home. Sign Up for our Newsletter Don't get stuck on the sidelines! Sign up to get exclusives, daily highlights, analysis and more—delivered right to your inbox!
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