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  1. Chris Drury accepts buyout from New York Rangers and will become free agent

    Jun 29, 2011, 2:51 PM EST

    Chris Drury

    The Chris Drury era in New York is officially at an end as the Rangers captain will accept a buyout from his contract and become a free agent.

  2. Tomas Kopecky signs four-year, $12 million deal with Florida to help inch closer to salary floor

    Jun 29, 2011, 2:22 PM EST

    Tomas Kopecky, Viktor Stalberg

    Tomas Kopecky has 12 million reasons why to thank the NHL for adding the salary floor to the CBA as his four-year, $12 million deal with Florida probably wouldn’t have come about without it.

  3. Carolina re-signs Chad LaRose to two-year deal; Erik Cole and Jussi Jokinen ready to hit free agency?

    Jun 29, 2011, 1:41 PM EST

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    Chad LaRose

    Carolina is keeping part of the band together re-signing Chad LaRose. Whether they’ll be able to bring back Erik Cole and Jussi Jokinen is another question.

  4. Sabres sign Nathan Gerbe to three-year, $4.3 million contract and avoid arbitration

    Jun 29, 2011, 12:22 PM EST

    Nathan Gerbe

    The Sabres locked up pesky forward Nathan Gerbe to a three year deal to avoid arbitration in yet another sign of the changes in Buffalo.

  5. Andrew Brunette fires Uptown Hockey over comments on Sean Avery’s support of marriage equality

    Jun 28, 2011, 10:18 PM EST

    Andrew Brunette

    Uptown Hockey, the sports agency that derided Sean Avery for supporting equal marriage rights in New York State, lost a client because of their thoughts and feelings on the subject as Andrew Brunette fired them for their insensitive feelings.

  6. Canucks trade rights to Christian Ehrhoff to Islanders for 2012 fourth round pick

    Jun 28, 2011, 9:04 PM EST

    Christian Ehrhoff

    The Canucks and Christian Ehrhoff were having a hard time agreeing on a new deal. Now they’ve sent him to the Islanders to see if they can have any luck signing the potential unrestricted free agent.

  7. Penguins make official contract offer to Jaromir Jagr

    Jun 28, 2011, 8:20 PM EST

    Jaromir Jagr

    The Penguins are fully in on Jaromir Jagr now that they’ve made him an official contract offer. Will it be enough to bring him back to Pittsburgh for the first time since 2001?

  8. Why the Hockey Hall of Fame has to open its doors a little wider

    Jun 28, 2011, 5:38 PM EST

    Pavel Bure

    While there’s already a healthy waiting list of players more than eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame, it’s sure to grow a bit longer in the future as the classes of newly eligible players are only going to get better.

  9. Brooks Laich re-signs with Washington for six years, $27 million; Free agent pack thins out more

    Jun 28, 2011, 10:56 AM EST

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    Brooks Laich

    The Caps are keeping the heart and soul guy Brooks Laich around for six more years at an incredible price. This year’s free agent crop gets a lot less interesting because of that.

  10. PHT’s media experts pick their Hall of Fame ballot

    Jun 28, 2011, 9:53 AM EST

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    Hockey Hall of Fame

    PHT reached out to some of our mainstream media friends to see who they would put in the Hockey Hall of Fame this year. Their choices are, as always, fun and interesting.

  11. Here we go again: Matthew Hulsizer drops bid to buy the Phoenix Coyotes

    Jun 27, 2011, 6:35 PM EST

    Matthew Hulsizer

    Here we go again… Matthew Hulsizer is backing out of his bid to buy the Coyotes. At least this time for fans in the desert, there’s no one looking to move the team out of town.

  12. Flyers trade Darroll Powe to Minnesota for 2013 third round pick, clears room for re-signings

    Jun 27, 2011, 5:16 PM EST

    Darroll Powe

    Physical forward and penalty killer Darroll Powe is on the way to Minnesota in a deal that helps the Flyers clear more salary cap and roster space.

  13. Kevin Bieksa signs five-year deal with Vancouver worth $23 million

    Jun 27, 2011, 4:32 PM EST

    Kevin Bieksa

    Last summer Kevin Bieksa was the most rumored to be traded player in Vancouver. This summer, he’s signing a five-year deal to stick around.

  14. Jeff Carter finally speaks up after being traded to Columbus

    Jun 27, 2011, 3:57 PM EST

    Jeff Carter

    Columbus’ recently acquired star center Jeff Carter finally came out of hiding and spoke out about being dealt and his future in Ohio.

  15. Awkward partnership: Vancouver Canucks now call Chicago home for their AHL team

    Jun 27, 2011, 1:02 PM EST

    Chicago Wolves

    After all the problems the Vancouver Canucks have had with Chicago in the playoffs, you’d think they’d like to avoid the city completely. Not so fast, friends.

  16. Five teams you could call winners at the NHL Draft

    Jun 27, 2011, 10:57 AM EST

    Dale Tallon, Jonathan Huberdeau, Scott Luce

    Breaking down the draft, there were a few teams we’d call winners even though there’s no idea how we can expect things to turn out. Hey, first impressions are important.

  17. Report: Major realignment coming to NHL next season

    Jun 25, 2011, 4:02 PM EST

    nhllogo

    A report out today says that major realignment of the divisions is coming next season.

  18. The incredible fall of prospect Seth Ambroz

    Jun 25, 2011, 3:28 PM EST

    Seth Ambroz

    Seth Ambroz at one time was touted as a top ten prospect in this year’s draft. Things didn’t turn out so well for him.

  19. Minor deals: Blue Jackets send Nikita Filatov to Ottawa; Rangers trade Evgeny Grachev to St. Louis

    Jun 25, 2011, 2:43 PM EST

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    Nikita Filatov

    Former top ten draft pick Nikita Filatov is headed out of Columbus just like how Rangers prospect Evgeny Grachev is on his way out of New York.

  20. Tampa Bay acquires defenseman Bruno Gervais from Islanders

    Jun 25, 2011, 2:07 PM EST

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    Bruno Gervais

    The Lightning added depth on defense with their acquisition of Bruno Gervais from the Islanders.

  21. Calgary finally deals Robyn Regehr to Buffalo and signs Alex Tanguay to five year extension

    Jun 25, 2011, 1:46 PM EST

    Alex Tanguay, Robyn Regehr

    Calgary got busy on day two of the NHL draft finalizing their trade of Robyn Regehr to Buffalo and signing Alex Tanguay to a five-year extension.

  22. Chicago’s Brian Campbell agrees to waive no-trade clause to go to Florida in salary-related deal

    Jun 24, 2011, 11:31 PM EST

    Brian Campbell

    If reports are to be believed, Brian Campbell is headed to Florida to help buoy their defense and give their payroll a juicy boost.

  23. Draft day trade stunner: Sharks trade Devin Setoguchi to Minnesota for Brent Burns and more

    Jun 24, 2011, 10:12 PM EST

    Devin Setoguchi

    We’d been waiting for a draft day stunner of a deal and San Jose and Minnesota didn’t let us down as the Sharks sent Devin Setoguchi to the Wild for Brent Burns.

  24. Oilers make Ryan Nugent-Hopkins this year’s number one pick

    Jun 24, 2011, 9:40 PM EST

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    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    The 2011 first overall pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has some big expectations but he’s got a set of similar teammates to help make the future really bright in Edmonton.

  25. Five things to watch out for during the NHL Draft tonight

    Jun 24, 2011, 2:05 PM EST

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    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Top Prospects Media Availability

    Tonight’s first round of the 2011 NHL Draft will provide plenty of drama as to who gets picked where, but there’s more to watch for as well.

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