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A look at some of the storylines for six Canadian NHL teams set to return

COVID-19 and the threat it poses to the NHL's plan to restart the 2019-20 season remains the overarching storyline as 24 teams prepare to open summer training camps Monday before heading to the hub cities of Edmonton and Toronto on July 26.
Oilers' Green joins list of players opting out of NHL return

Oilers' Green joins list of players opting out of NHL return

Roman Polak of the Stars and Mike Green of the Oilers are opting out of playing, and Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will try to play after recovering from injury. In the aftermath of a deal being struck to resume the NHL season, Aug.
NHL, players take collaborative approach in bid to resume

NHL, players take collaborative approach in bid to resume

Collaboration or bust.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, NHLPA chief Don Fehr reflect on RTP, CBA deals

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, NHLPA chief Don Fehr reflect on RTP, CBA deals

Gary Bettman and Don Fehr finally have a chance to catch their breath. They also know plenty of hurdles remain.
NHL's Canadian hubs offer little economic benefit, but morale boost is valuable: experts

NHL's Canadian hubs offer little economic benefit, but morale boost is valuable: experts

TORONTO — A plan to operate NHL game hubs in Edmonton and Toronto could draw hundreds of hockey players and staff to both Canadian cities, but business experts say their presence won't give a huge boost to local economies.
NHL's road to Edmonton and Toronto featured plenty of obstacles

NHL's road to Edmonton and Toronto featured plenty of obstacles

Since early March, the novel coronavirus has affected almost every decision facing the NHL.
Calgary Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic won't play in NHL's restart

Calgary Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic won't play in NHL's restart

Calgary Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic has decided not to play in the NHL's restart. The Flames said Friday night that Hamonic has opted out of the NHL's return-to-play program. Players have until Monday at 5 p.m.
NHL, NHLPA ratify RTP, CBA extension; Toronto, Edmonton unveiled as hub cities

NHL, NHLPA ratify RTP, CBA extension; Toronto, Edmonton unveiled as hub cities

TORONTO — The NHL remains on course to resume its pandemic-delayed season north of the 49th parallel later this summer, and now has the labour peace needed to ride out the unprecedented economic storm brought on by COVID-19.

Longtime Stars executive Lites moving from CEO to chairman

FRISCO, Texas — Longtime Dallas Stars executive Jim Lites is transitioning from his role as CEO to chairman, a move that will lessen his day-to-day duties with the team. The Stars announced the move Friday.
Ruff hired as NJ Devils coach, Fitzgerald stays on as GM

Ruff hired as NJ Devils coach, Fitzgerald stays on as GM

Lindy Ruff impressed the New Jersey Devils with his experience from decades of coaching. Tom Fitzgerald wowed ownership with his moves in a few short months as general manager.