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Pastrnak looks to build on success with Bruins

Pastrnak looks to build on success with Bruins

BOSTON BRUINS LAST SEASON: 44-31-7, 95 points. Third in Atlantic Division. Lost to Ottawa Senators in Eastern Conference first round. COACH: Bruce Cassidy (2nd season, 18-8-1). ADDED: Kenny Agostino, Paul Postma, Anders Bjork.
Lightning eager to rebound from missing playoffs

Lightning eager to rebound from missing playoffs

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING LAST SEASON: 42-30-10, 94 points. 5th place Atlantic Division. COACH: Jon Cooper (fourth full season).
Cassidy gets full chance for aggressive strategy with Bruins

Cassidy gets full chance for aggressive strategy with Bruins

BOSTON — For the first time since 2006, the Boston Bruins are entering the season with someone other than Claude Julien as their head coach.
Boudreau, Wild using 'good is not good enough' as motto

Boudreau, Wild using 'good is not good enough' as motto

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Bruce Boudreau brought his mastery of the regular season to Minnesota last season, and the Wild aced that test behind their new head coach.

Penalty for failed offside challenge among NHL rule changes

The NHL has a clear message to coaches starting this season: Don't challenge an offside call unless you are really, really sure.
Red Wings need to rally to match the draw of their new arena

Red Wings need to rally to match the draw of their new arena

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings' new arena has an enormous, four-sided videoboard hanging over the ice surrounded by steeply pitched, red seats and spectacular suites. "It's just an unbelievable building," Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said.
The Wild are loaded again, starting Boudreau's 2nd season

The Wild are loaded again, starting Boudreau's 2nd season

MINNESOTA WILD LAST SEASON: 49-25-8, 106 points. Won Metropolitan Division. Lost 4-1 to St. Louis Blues in Western Conference quarterfinals. COACH: Bruce Boudreau (second season, 11th NHL season).
Red Wings leaning on Larkin to bounce back in new arena

Red Wings leaning on Larkin to bounce back in new arena

DETROIT LAST SEASON: 33-36-13, 79 points. Seventh place Atlantic Division. COACH: Jeff Blashill (74-66, third season) ADDED: D Trevor Daley, F PA Parenteau. LOST: F Andreas Athanasiou is unsigned and may play in KHL, F Tomas Nosek.
Nashville wants better playoff seed this year for Cup chase

Nashville wants better playoff seed this year for Cup chase

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators believe they learned a couple of important lessons in reaching the first Stanley Cup final in the franchise's history. Play at home as much as possible.
Panthers starting over with new coach and new top line

Panthers starting over with new coach and new top line

SUNRISE, Fla. — Florida general manager Dale Tallon has selective amnesia. To him, how things went for the Panthers last season is no longer worth talking about or even remembering. It's another restart for Florida.