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Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi raises the Stanley Cup after the Kings beat the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final series Friday, June 13, 2014, in Los Angeles. The Kings won, 3-2. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

TRENDING UP GOALS: 2 | ASST: 9 | PTS: 11 SOG: 38 | +/-: -1 John Carlson , Washington Capitals — Heading into the season many thought Matt Niskanen might be the top offensive defenseman in Washington. If not him, it would have to be Mike Green , right? Well, it appears we were all wrong and Carlson is staking out a claim as the top source of fantasy production on the Capitals blue line. He is skating on the top pairing alongside Brooks Orpik , a stay-at-home type that allows Carlson to play his two-way game. He has collected 11 points (two goals), put up 35 shots on goal and scored four points on the power play. He has six points over his past seven games and looks like he might finally be realizing the potential many thought he had when he was doing great things on the international stage during the World Junior Championship. Carlson is owned in 82 percent of Yahoo leagues, but that is sure to rise. TRENDING DOWN Damon Severson , New Jersey Devils — Severson is going to be a very nice fantasy player as he moves forward in his NHL career, but it might be a bumpy road as he heads through his first season in the League. For all the accolades he collected as he rolled up seven points over his first eight games, he has cooled significantly. He has just one point over his past eight games and when you look at his season as a whole, he has points in just five of 16 games. source:–nhl.html

Chicagos scoring spree in the first started when Toews sent a faceoff back to van Riemsdyk, who blasted a slap shot by a screened Niemi 8 minutes into the game. Seabrook extended the lead to 2-0 at 14:10 when he scored on a one-timer off a pass from Brad Richards. With the sellout crowd of 21,489 still celebrating Seabrooks third goal, Hjalmarsson used a nicely placed wrist shot to record his first goal of the season at 14:34. It was the first time three defensemen scored in a single period for Chicago since Frantisek Kucera, Igor Kravchuk and Steve Smith scored in the third period of an 8-1 victory over Edmonton on Nov. 27, 1992. The fast start also came with coach Joel Quenneville trying a couple of new defensive pairings. The 23-year-old van Riemsdyk played with two-time Norris Trophy winner Duncan Keith, and Seabrook, who struggled in Friday nights 3-2 loss to Washington, was alongside Rundblad. San Jose bounced back quickly after Hjalmarssons goal. Pavelski had a nice redirection on Justin Brauns slap shot, trimming Chicagos lead to 3-1 at 15:32, and the Sharks outplayed the Blackhawks for much of the second period. San Jose center Joe Thornton was shaken up after Andrew Shaw hit him on his nose with his stick in the second period. source:

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Daredevil Nik Wallenda walks a tightrope between Marina City and the Leo Burnett Building on Nov. 2, 2014. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Take, for example, the Chicago Blackhawks . Starting next season, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane embark on eight-year deals that will pay them a combined $21 million against the cap. If the cap were going up to, say, $75 million, the big jump in their pay (from today’s combined cap hit of $12.2 million) is a little easier to absorb. Without it? That’s a problem. The Blackhawks currently have nearly $65.8 million committed to just 15 players for next year, and guys who need re-signing include Brandon Saad and Johnny Oduya , both of whom are likely to be due sizable raises. This is a huge, huge deal. It also doesn’t help the Bruins, who will once again probably need to clear out several players in order to just be able to re-sign guys like Reilly Smith , Torey Krug , Carl Soderberg , and Dougie Hamilton . They have just $56.5 million committed with 14 players signed, but you can bet Peter Chiarelli promised to take care of Smith and Krug at the very least when they re-upped on one-year discounts for this season. You can bet that between those four guys alone, they will go through that $13.5 million pretty quickly, and still have holes in the lineup. source:–slava-voynov-and-kings–glow-pucks–coyotes–funding-204707020.html


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