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Avalanche to sign top college free agent Alex Kerfoot

Spurned by one top college free agent, the Avalanche wound up with a pretty good consolation prize. Alex Kerfoot, a standout 23-year-old center out of Harvard, will sign an entry-level contract with Colorado, TSN’s Darren Dreger first reported Wednesday, bringing to a close a weeklong courting process that included the Rangers and Islanders as fellow finalists. Drafted by the Devils in the fifth round in 2012, Kerfoot scored 45 points (16-29) as captain of the Crimson last year and was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, given to the NCAA’s top player.

2017-18 team-by-team NHL season outlook: Previewing the Detroit Red Wings

As October creeps closer, another NHL season creeps with it. In the seventh of a series of team-by-team summer reviews and season previews, here’s a glimpse at the … Detroit Red Wings The Red Wings had a handful of positives from their final season at historic Joe Louis Arena, winning all nine shootouts they contested for and getting a third straight 20-goal campaign from rising winger Tomas Tatar. But the good was largely overshadowed by the bad — goalie Peter Mrazek slipped considerably in the net, general manager Ken Holland started auctioning off pieces at the end of February and the team saw its 25-year streak of postseason appearances come to an unceremonious halt. Rather than embrace

Islanders add Terreri as goaltending development coach

The New York Islanders made a coaching move Wednesday, naming former NHL puckstopper Chris Terreri as a goalie development coach and goalie coach for the AHL’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers. “Chris has a vast amount of knowledge and experience, both as a player and a coach,” said Islanders general manager Garth Snow. “We’re excited for him to work with our goalies at every level, as well as assist in our scouting process and to make his mark on this crucial position.” Terreri appeared in 406 NHL games between 1986 and 2001, spending most of his career with the New Jersey Devils. He then transitioned into coaching, spending the last eight years working as a goalie coach with the Devils. Related: Under

EA Sports should add these 20 classic teams to its NHL video games

One of the coolest things about 2K Sports’ NBA 2K series is its use of classic teams. Over the years, they’ve included countless teams from basketball’s history into the game, allowing you to match, say, the Magic Johnson-led Lakers against LeBron James’ Heat. Part of what makes this work so well is that the NBA is full of legendary players and teams. People still talk about Michael Jordan today even though he won his last championship nearly two decades ago. Who wouldn’t want to see how modern teams might stack up against those unbeatable Celtics squads from the 1960s? This is something EA Sports should straight up steal for its NHL franchise. One of the things I’ve noticed about EA Sports’

Detroit Red Wings’ Andreas Athanasiou considering offers from KHL

Could the Detroit Red Wings lose one of their most dynamic young forwards for some time? With negotiations now dragging into late August, the agent for restricted free agent Andreas Athanasiou told the Free Press a relocation is possible.  “He is considering all his options right now,” Darren Ferris told the Free Press today. “There are significant options offers that are coming in from the KHL.” The Kontinental Hockey League is Russia’s premier hockey circuit, and a rich source of employment for players that don’t find amenable contracts in the NHL. It holds extra appeal this coming season because it offers players a shot at making their Olympic teams, since the NHL has decided not to go to

Vegas 2017 Draftees Not Ready for NHL

It’s starting to look a lot like hockey season! Rookie camps are on the horizon in the National Hockey League and the likes of Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick are poised to make their respective team for this coming season. But what about the NHL’s newest franchise? An excellent article by The Hockey Writers’ Brian Wiebe outlines why Cody Glass should make the Vegas Golden Knights on opening night, but I see it differently. The Golden Knights inaugural season is not going to blow anyone away. They certainly have the coaching, skill, and goaltending to be competitive for a good portion of the season, but will most likely be sellers at the trade deadline; couple that with the off-ice circus that

Poll: Will the Flyers make the playoffs?

The Philadelphia Flyers missed the playoffs by seven points last season, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that their future looks bright. If Patrick could stay healthy, he could provide the Flyers with a nice offensive boost next season. Philadelphia can use all the help they can get up front, as they ranked 20th in goals for in 2016-17.

The 4 most surprising players protected from the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft

The 2017 NHL Expansion Draft is rapidly approaching and each team has already named which players they want to protect from the Vegas Golden Knights. The Golden Knights are also reportedly working with teams on side deals. The general public won’t know the nature of those deals until Wednesday, so until then all players who were protected and exposed will be taken at face value. Still, a few protected players make you wonder … Jimmy Howard – Detroit Red Wings For a franchise that missed the playoffs for the first time in more than two decades, the Red Wings appear to have no plans of rebuilding and instead want to try and do so on the fly. Somehow, one of their first steps was leaving Petr Mrazek

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Tyler Seguin Speaks From BioSteel Camp

You know hockey season is finally approaching – with all deliberate speed, as it were – when it’s finally time for BioSteel Camp, and once again Tyler Seguin is repping the Dallas Stars (and #DrinkThePink) all over social media. Sports writer and Toronto homie Lance Hornby (@SunHornby) talked hockey with Segs at the 2017 camp and was kind enough to share with his buddy, The Dallas Morning News’ Mike Heika. Every August, NHL talents like Seguin, Connor McDavid, Darnell Nurse, Wayne Simmonds, Joshua Ho-Sang, Jason Demers, Tom Wilson and Michael Del Zotto converge at St. Michael’s College in Ontario for four days of intense preseason training. Seguin held forth on Ken Hitchcock, and on the prospect

Wednesday Morning Fly By

*So yesterday was finally Flyers Day over at the league’s website, and they had some good stuff for us. First up, something we’ve been hearing about a lot lately: just how good our prospects are. [NHL.com] *Speaking of awesome prospects, next up on our 25 Under 25 is Oska Lindblom. [BSH] *In fact the Flyers are going to need to lean hard on the young guys if we’re going to have a successful season this year. [NHL.com] *Three questions facing the team as we head towards September. [NHL.com] *And now, a look at the Flyers’ best underlying numbers. [NHL.com] *And if you’re into fantasy hockey, here are a few Flyers to set your sights on ahead of your draft. [NHL.com] *If you’re itching for some

Morning Flurries: Avs Announce Training Camp Schedule

Avalanche The Avalanche announced the schedule for Rookie and Main Training camps yesterday. As we suspected, the youngsters report on Thursday September 7th for physicals then have one practice at Family Sports Center on Friday before heading to San Jose for the Rookie Tournament with the Sharks, Ducks and Coyotes. Some good news on this front as the Coyotes will be streaming their games so we’ll get a look at one game for sure. The rest of the bunch reports on Thursday the 14th for physicals and Media Day. There will be 2 practices at Family Sports on Friday & Saturday mornings before the B/W at Magness arena on Sunday. Take a look back at AJ Greer’s path so far with a Rookie Rewind from the

Storm Advisory: Daily Roundup

Ron Hainsey finally got his long-awaited date with the Cup, and a minor league logo the Canes would probably rather you forget about.

Flames Top 25 Under 25: #8

#8: Tyler Parsons Position: G Age: 19 Team: London Knights Drafted: 2016 #54 (Round 2) Last Year Rank: 21st The Flames are loaded with goaltending talent in the minors and Tyler Parsons is getting the bulk of the buzz. The 19 year old Michigan product is turning heads with his OHL and international play. While his first two seasons with the London Knights were spectacular, it was his 2016-17 season that cemented him as arguably the Flames #1 netminding prospect. He led the Knights to the playoffs where he sported a .922 SV%, as well as getting Team USA’s U20 team a gold medal in the World Juniors. Parsons play will force the Flames to make a hard decision at somepoint: who is the odd man out?