Hockey News: Expansion to Quebec City; Van Riemsdyk Trade?

All of the latest NHL news and headlines in one place…

What makes a player “elite” in today’s NHL? [The Hockey News]

The Blackhwaks felt a bigger challenge against the Ducks than the Lightning. [Sportsnet]

Could Leafs’ forward James Van Riemsdyk be on the trading block? [Hockey Buzz]

Patrick Sharp is ready for a new start in Dallas. [NHL]

Ottawa prospect Shane Prince is ready to make an impact. [Silver Seven Sens]

News and notes from the Penguins development camp. [Pensburgh]. And some highlights from other camps around the league: [The Score]

There’s another Gaudreau trying to make it. []

What can the Flames expect from Sam Bennett this season? [Today’s Slap Shot]

The Predators and Craig Smith have agreed to a new deal. [ESPN]

Craig Smith Predators
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The Blue Jackets almost made a trade at the draft. But they didn’t. [The Score]

Looking ahead to 2015-16 in Edmonton. [Oilers Nation]

The best players on every NHL team in history. [New York Post]

Quebec City has officially submitted their bid for an expansion team. [Puck Daddy]. They may not have a ton of competition. [Pro Hockey Talk]

How did the Blues do in the draft this year? [Hockey’s Future]

And finally, Tampa Bay is looking to land the 2018 World Junior Championship. [Along the Boards]