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Red Wings fall short of low expectations in new arena

Red Wings fall short of low expectations in new arena

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings' debut season at Little Caesars Arena fell short, even of low expectations. Detroit was not projected by many to make the playoffs but the Red Wings didn't come close.
Maple Leafs feeling confident as they prepare for playoff meeting with Boston

Maple Leafs feeling confident as they prepare for playoff meeting with Boston

TORONTO — James van Riemsdyk didn't see a lot of experience when he looked around the Toronto Maple Leafs' locker room at this time last spring.
Canucks president optimistic about future despite missing playoffs

Canucks president optimistic about future despite missing playoffs

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks missed the playoffs for a third consecutive season and two of the best players in franchise history are retiring, and yet there is a sense of optimism around the team heading into the summer.

Stars miss playoffs again after Hitchcock return, other adds

The Dallas Stars brought back their Stanley Cup-winning coach and made a few somewhat pricey acquisitions last off-season .

Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters tabbed to lead Canada at world championships

CALGARY — Bill Peters has been named head coach of Canada's entry at next month's world hockey championships in Denmark. It's the second time the head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes has been taken on the role.
Blackhawks slide quietly into an off-season of questions

Blackhawks slide quietly into an off-season of questions

CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks are taking a closer look at their house after missing the playoffs for the first time in a decade. They aren't sure just yet if a complete teardown is necessary.
Sens captain Karlsson says 2017-18 season was tough professionally, personally

Sens captain Karlsson says 2017-18 season was tough professionally, personally

OTTAWA — Changes are inevitable after the Ottawa Senators finished 30th overall in the NHL standings, but captain Erik Karlsson is hopeful they won't include him.
Habs forward Gallagher says team struggled to find solutions for their struggles

Habs forward Gallagher says team struggled to find solutions for their struggles

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens had a feeling things weren't going well from the start of training camp. They didn't, as the team plummeted from 103 points and a division title in 2016-17 to 71 points to finish well out of the playoffs this season.
Avs relish first playoff trip since 2013-14

Avs relish first playoff trip since 2013-14

DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon was given a day off from practice, which created a little stir on social media. Turns out, nothing to fear.
NHL moves up All-Star skills competition, game in 2019

NHL moves up All-Star skills competition, game in 2019

NEW YORK — The NHL is moving up its All-Star skills competition and game next season.