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  1. Trent Hunter and Colin White clear waivers; How the inevitable buyouts will affect all sides

    Aug 2, 2011, 3:37 PM EDT

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    Colin White, Trent Hunter

    Trent Hunter and Colin White did indeed clear waivers and the Devils will buy them out, as expected. This post takes a look at how those savings will affect the Devils and what kind of chances those two new free agents have of finding a new job.

  2. Shea Weber, Predators actually make it to salary arbitration today

    Aug 2, 2011, 10:56 AM EDT

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    Phoenix Coyotes v Nashville Predators

    To the shock of many and the dismay of Predators fans, Shea Weber and his team couldn’t come to terms on a deal in time to avoid salary arbitration. Here’s a little rundown of the situation, which is still in discussion.

  3. Evgeni Nabokov is willing to attend Islanders training camp, sets ‘record straight’ about last season

    Aug 1, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

    Evgeni Nabokov

    Evgeni Nabokov says that he’s willing to attend Islanders training camp (if they don’t trade him first). The netminder also ‘set the record straight’ about his polarizing decision not to report to the team when the Isles claimed him on waivers last season.

  4. Predators, Shea Weber gear up for possible salary arbitration on Tuesday

    Jul 31, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Nashville Predators - Game Three

    With the 48-hour salary arbitration window now open, both the Predators and Shea Weber’s representatives were forced to share their briefings today. What kind of money might Weber be looking for and what might the Predators offer? We look at those possibilities and plenty of other factors surrounding the complicated negotiations.

  5. Days with the Cup: Conclusion of Stanley’s Euro tour, Paille goes to Niagra Falls and more

    Jul 31, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

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    Tyler Seguin

    Want to know what the Stanley Cup has been up to in the last week? Check out this post for all the (sometimes heartwarming) details.

  6. Madison Square Garden renovations will offer Rangers and Knicks fans a different view of players

    Jul 31, 2011, 1:47 PM EDT

    delta_skyclub_320

    Madison Square Garden is undergoing some extensive renovations during this summer. One of those changes will allow some deep-pocketed Rangers fans to get a view of the players leaving the locker room to make their way out onto the ice.

  7. Lightning’s Facebook promotion gives fans a chance to ‘Be the Ticket’

    Jul 31, 2011, 12:23 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

    The Lightning introduced a clever Facebook campaign that could allow 1-2 fans to appear on tickets to a game.

  8. Predators draft picks Jonathon Blum, Chase Balisy lived on the same California street

    Jul 31, 2011, 11:46 AM EDT

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    Joel Ward

    Predators defenseman Jonathon Blum and sixth round pick Chase Balisy grew up on the same California street, yet they barely know each other. Read this post for the strange story.

  9. Your New York Islanders August 1 referendum primer

    Jul 31, 2011, 10:53 AM EDT

    New York Islanders Draft Party

    Getting ready to vote for the Islanders’ August 1 arena referendum? Do you just want a collection of thoughts on the situation? This post has you covered either way.

  10. Jets management deals with short turnaround time to get team ready for next season

    Jul 30, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Winnipeg Thrashers Hockey

    True North hasn’t had a ton of time to put things together for the “new” Winnipeg Jets’ first season.

  11. Gary Roberts discusses his post-NHL career as a strength and conditioning coach

    Jul 30, 2011, 9:04 PM EDT

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    aproberts

    Gary Roberts discusses how an intense fitness regimen helped him play in the NHL until he was 43 and his post-NHL career as a strength and conditioning coach.

  12. Chris Osgood’s retirement also marks the likely end of his distinct mask

    Jul 30, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Colorado Avalanche

    With Chris Osgood out of the NHL, “The Helmet” will probably be retired for good as well.

  13. Rangers GM Glen Sather extends support for Islanders’ new arena bid

    Jul 28, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT

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    New York Islanders Draft Party

    The Rangers and Islanders might be fierce on-ice rivals, but Rangers GM Glen Sather voiced his support for the Isles’ new arena bid.

  14. Report: Training camp looks unlikely for Marc Savard, whose concussion issues continue

    Jul 28, 2011, 5:33 PM EDT

    Marc Savard, Peter Chiarelli

    Sadly enough, it appears that Marc Savard’s struggles with post-concussion syndrome continue. Reports indicate that he won’t be able to participate in Bruins’ training camp unless he makes an unexpected improvement.

  15. Mike Danton announces that his strange journey will continue in Sweden

    Jul 28, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT

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    dantononthebluesap

    Mike Danton announced that he’ll play in Sweden next season, continuing his unlikely journey from a lengthy prison sentence.

  16. No arbitration tomorrow: Jannik Hansen signs three-year, $4.05M deal with Canucks

    Jul 28, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

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    Jannik Hansen, Devin Setoguchi

    The Canucks avoided a second year of salary arbitration with Jannik Hansen, signing him to a three-year deal. Update: it’s a nice bargain at $4.05 million overall.

  17. Report: Craig MacTavish likely to coach the AHL’s Chicago Wolves

    Jul 28, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT

    Craig MacTavish

    After failing to get an NHL head coaching job, Craig MacTavish looks primed to coach the Chicago Wolves – the Vancouver Canucks’ AHL affiliate.

  18. Canucks forward Jannik Hansen hopes for big raise as arbitration approaches

    Jul 28, 2011, 2:25 PM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Six

    Could Jannik Hansen be the first player to go to salary arbitration this summer?

  19. Another unthinkable trade: Devils unload Brian Rolston to Islanders for Trent Hunter

    Jul 28, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

    Brian Rolston, Marc-Andre Fleury

    Against high odds, the Devils got rid of Brian Rolston’s contract. New Jersey sent the aging forward to the Islanders for Trent Hunter, opening up cap space to make it easier to re-sign Zach Parise.

  20. False alarm: Why this screenshot isn’t the new Winnipeg Jets jersey (or from NHL ’12)

    Jul 28, 2011, 12:37 PM EDT

    screenshotofpossiblenewjetsjersey

    A supposed screenshot made many believe that the new Jets’ jerseys had been “leaked” by EA Sports, but it turns out that it wasn’t from either NHL ’11 or the upcoming title NHL ’12.

  21. Trading games: Canucks, Coyotes agree to switch two home contests in 2011-12

    Jul 28, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Phoenix Coyotes

    The Canucks and Coyotes agreed to swap home games in February.

  22. Hedging their bets? Blackhawks invite Ray Emery to training camp for tryout

    Jul 27, 2011, 6:26 PM EDT

    Patric Hornqvist, Ray Emery, Scott Cherrey

    The Blackhawks reportedly invited Ray Emery to training camp on a tryout basis, a low-risk move that could provide the team with valuable goalie insurance in case Alexander Salak flops as a backup.

  23. Commodore 64 no more: Mike Commodore will wear No. 22 instead

    Jul 27, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT

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    Columbus Blue Jackets v Atlanta Thrashers

    Sorry video game fans: Mike Commodore won’t wear No. 64 during the 2011-12 season.

  24. Rangers avoid arbitration, sign Ryan Callahan to three-year deal worth $12.825 million

    Jul 27, 2011, 3:02 PM EDT

    Ryan Callahan

    Rangers fans can breathe one last sigh of relief as the team signed Ryan Callahan to a three-year deal, avoiding salary arbitration. Reports indicate that the deal is worth “just under” $13 million.

  25. Phoenix Coyotes add goalie depth by signing Justin Pogge to one-year, two-way deal

    Jul 27, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

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    Justin Pogge

    The Coyotes probably hope that he doesn’t play at the NHL level, but they added some depth to their goalie group by signing Justin Pogge to a one-year, two-way contract.

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