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If you believe Marty Necas and the Carolina Hurricanes have some tension between them, wait until the Hurricanes have to point out his flaws in an NHL arbitration hearing.

Necas was one of 14 NHL players who filed for arbitration Friday by the 5 p.m. The other NHL players included respected New York Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren, Buffalo Sabres goalie Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and Columbus Blue Jackets’ 23-goal scorer Kirill Marchenko.

Detroit’s Joe Veleno is on the list of those who will have hearings that will be scheduled between July 20 and Aug. 4.

Filing for arbitration is often a catalyst for negotiating a deal. Last season, 22 NHL player filed for arbitration and 19 of those players settled before the hearing.

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Buffalo: Sabres acquire Ryan McLeod from the Edmonton Oilers to become Buffalo’s third line center. Jason Moser has the details. Buffalo Sabres. 

Florida: The Panthers had to give up the Stanley Cup for a couple of days to give an engraver time to etch their names onto it. That seems like a worthwhile reason to give it up temporarily. Florida Panthers. 

Chicago: Nate Brown writes that GM Kyle Davidson vowed to improve the Blackhawks and he delivered. Chicago Blackhawks. 

Philadelphia: Jonathan Bailey wonders if Philadelphia’s Spencer Gill could end up being the next Noah Dobson. Philadelphia Flyers.

Pittsburgh: Dan Kingerski looks at possible options for the Penguins as they continue to search for some scoring in the free agent marketplace. Pittsburgh Penguins.