NHL Roundup: Kraken officially in the show, Jaromir Jagr won’t retire, league looking at Wild Card changes, and more

By Anthony Scultore
Dec 31, 2017; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) during the warmup period against the Chicago Blackhawks at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

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Here’s a quick round up of stories for you.

Seattle Kraken join the NHL; here’s what you need to know

The Seattle Kraken are now officially the 32nd franchise in the NHL. They made their final installment payment today, which confirms their inclusion for next season.

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Jaromir Jagr not retiring at 49 and more hockey news

“I believe I still have it in me,” Jagr said via NHL.com. “It is all just about working hard and putting more effort. I have to practice harder and avoid gaining weight. You know, I was used to scoring a goal when I wanted to score one. I have been working hard since I was very young to be able to do it.”

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NHL considering changes to Wild Cards

The NHL is looking at possible changes to the Wild Card system likely in 2022-23. As the league looks to return to normal, there is some chatter about how many wild card teams should make the playoffs or if a league wild card system would be better. Find out more details here.

Rangers have big changes coming this summer

The Blueshirts were all but eliminated yesterday as big changes loom. Read it all here.

Capitals and Penguins clinch and more NHL action

All of yesterday’s action here.