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  1. Cabbie’s revenge: Brett Sutter pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

    Jul 11, 2011, 10:10 PM EST

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    Brett Sutter pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges related to an incident in which he allegedly punched a cab driver. It looks like the two parties can move on from that incident while the rest of us enjoy Sutter’s wonderful mustachioed mugshot.

  2. Monday’s minor moves: Ducks re-sign ‘Big Sexy’ and more

    Jul 11, 2011, 9:45 PM EST

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    Dan Sexton, Alex Goligoski

    Need to catch up on Monday’s moves? Here’s a rundown of the smaller signings.

  3. Bruins open up contract talks with free agent Brad Marchand

    Jul 11, 2011, 8:55 PM EST

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    The Bruins hope to tackle the biggest question of their post-Cup off-season: signing restricted free agent Brad Marchand.

  4. Wild introduce Dany Heatley, Devin Setoguchi, who know their roles: shoot and score goals

    Jul 11, 2011, 7:48 PM EST

    Dany Heatley, Joe Thornton, Devin Setoguchi

    The Wild introduced Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi today. There’s been a lot of debate about how much Minnesota really improved with those two moves, but they might benefit if Heatley and Setoguchi do what they’re asked to do: shoot. A lot.

  5. 2011 restricted free agency: Players who still need a new deal

    Jul 10, 2011, 6:04 PM EST

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Los Angeles Kings

    While the field of unrestricted free agents is marginal, there are still plenty of big restricted free agents left, including Steven Stamkos, Shea Weber, Drew Doughty and Zach Parise.

  6. Blackhawks avoid arbitration by signing Viktor Stalberg to two-year, $1.75M contract

    Jul 10, 2011, 3:35 PM EST

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    Chicago Blackhawks v Florida Panthers

    The Blackhawks signed Viktor Stalberg to a two-year deal, avoiding salary arbitration in the process.

  7. How James Wisniewski and the Blue Jackets might look next season

    Jul 10, 2011, 2:23 PM EST

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Montreal Canadiens

    A report sheds some light on James Wisniewski’s potential role with the Blue Jackets. PHT provides some insight regarding how the addition of Wisniewski and Jeff Carter changes the dynamic in Columbus.

  8. Clint Malarchuk’s emotional journey after two life-threatening moments

    Jul 10, 2011, 12:45 PM EST

    Calgary Flames v Columbus Blue Jackets

    Two tragic moments could have derailed former NHL goalie (and current Flames goalie coach) Clint Malarchuk’s life and career. While some will define him by those two dark moments, his story is one of profound resiliency.

  9. Luc Robitaille’s 16-year-old son Jessarae launches attempt at music career

    Jul 10, 2011, 11:52 AM EST

    2010 NHL Draft - Round One

    Luc Robitaille’s 16-year-old son Jesse is pursuing a music career as he goes by the stage name “Jessarae.”

  10. Islanders ask for $4 million in repairs to Nassau Coliseum as they await vote for new arena

    Jul 9, 2011, 10:24 PM EST

    New York Islanders Draft Party

    The Islanders are asking for $4 million from Nassau county to repair their aging arena.

  11. NCAA hockey shake-up: Six top schools set to form ‘super conference’ in 2013-14

    Jul 9, 2011, 9:50 PM EST

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    From the look of things, the landscape of college hockey could be markedly different by the time the 2013-14 season begins. It already seemed that way when the Big Ten Conference was announced; Minnesota and Wisconsin will leave the WCHA while Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State will leave the CCHA and Penn State will…

  12. Avalanche avoid arbitration hearings by giving Ryan Wilson, Kevin Porter one-year deals

    Jul 9, 2011, 8:53 PM EST

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    Avalanche Oilers Hockey

    The Avalanche avoided arbitration by signing Ryan Wilson and Kevin Porter to one-year contracts.

  13. The sad fall of Angelo Esposito, who was traded to Florida for Kenndal McArdle today

    Jul 9, 2011, 8:14 PM EST

    Jared Knight, Kenndal McArdle

    Few players in recent draft history have seen a fall from grace quite like Angelo Esposito, who went from a possible top pick in 2007 to the 20th overall pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins … and it only got worse from there. He was traded to Florida for Kenndal McArdle (pictured) today.

  14. Steve Yzerman expects talks with Steven Stamkos, Teddy Purcell to resume Monday

    Jul 9, 2011, 7:05 PM EST

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    Teddy Purcell, Simon Gagne, Steven Stamkos

    Expecting some big details on Lightning free agent forwards Steven Stamkos and Teddy Purcell? Don’t expect many during this weekend.

  15. Wild sign former Lightning defenseman Mike Lundin to one-year, $1M deal

    Jul 9, 2011, 6:32 PM EST

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    Mike Lundin, Scottie Upshall

    The Wild hope to slightly improve their quietly lousy play in their own zone by adding puck-moving defenseman Mike Lundin with a one-year, $1 million deal.

  16. Former Texas Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg becomes latest name attached to Dallas Stars sale

    Jul 8, 2011, 6:17 PM EST

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    Well-founded rumors indicate that former Texas Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg might be part of a group that will bid to own the Dallas Stars.

  17. Jettisoning salary: Washington sends Eric Fehr to Winnipeg for prospect, 2012 4th rounder

    Jul 8, 2011, 5:38 PM EST

    Eric Fehr, Brian Elliott

    The Capitals got rid of some salary today by sending Eric Fehr to the Jets for Danick Paquette and Winnipeg’s fourth round pick in 2012. Read this post for analysis of the deal.

  18. Mike Modano says he expects to answer retirement question in 2-3 weeks

    Jul 8, 2011, 4:37 PM EST

    Mike Modano

    Mike Modano said that he will probably decide whether or not to retire in the next two to three weeks, but who knows how long he’ll really take (or how many teams would be interested in bringing him in).

  19. Another arbitration avoided: Alec Martinez signs two-year deal with Kings

    Jul 8, 2011, 3:45 PM EST

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    San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings

    The list of players waiting for salary arbitration went down to 20 after the Kings signed defenseman Alec Martinez to a two-year contract extension today.

  20. Red Wings name Blashill, Peters as assistants; pressure builds for ‘Commodore 64′ to happen

    Jul 8, 2011, 3:13 PM EST

    Mike Cvik, Mike Commodore

    In serious Red Wings news, the team announced two new assistant coaches: Jeff Blashill and Bill Peters. In not-so serious news, the pressure mounts for Mike Commodore to satisfy nostalgic video games by donning No. 64 in Detroit.

  21. Let the countdown(s) begin: NHL releases schedule for salary arbitration hearings

    Jul 8, 2011, 2:35 PM EST

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    Shea Weber

    The NHL released the salary arbitration hearing dates for restricted free agents including Shea Weber, Zach Parise and Brandon Dubinsky today. Find out where those players’ dates fall in the July 20-August 4 range by reading this post.

  22. Rangers avoid arbitration with Michael Sauer, lock up Artem Anisimov

    Jul 8, 2011, 1:23 PM EST

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    The Rangers still have some free agent messes to clean up, but they simplified their summer by re-signing Michael Sauer and Artem Anisimov to two-year contract extensions.

  23. Predators sign Sergei Kostitsyn to one-year, $2.5M deal

    Jul 8, 2011, 12:55 PM EST

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    Sergei Kostitsyn

    The Predators continue to move on from their embarrassing qualifying offer struggles, reportedly signing Sergei Kostitsyn to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million. Is this a good move by Nashville? Click “Read More” for some discussion.

  24. More minor moves: Leafs sign two players, Mark Parrish joins Senators’ system

    Jul 8, 2011, 12:12 PM EST

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    The Maple Leafs re-signed Matt Lashoff and added Philippe Dupuis while the Senators inked Mark Parrish to a two-way deal.

  25. NHL agrees with KHL on ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ for next season

    Jul 8, 2011, 11:48 AM EST

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    The NHL and KHL agreed to a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ that will respect each others’ player contracts through June 30, 2012.

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