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  1. Blue Jackets sign 2010 first round pick Ryan Johansen

    Sep 9, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT

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    There’s some prospect news out of Columbus this morning as the Blue Jackets have signed their 2010 first round pick Ryan Johansen to his three-year entry-level contract officially making him a pro. Aaron Portzline of Puck Rakers has the contract details. Johansen will make a base salary of $900,000, but the deal could reach $1.975 million…

  2. Flames defenseman Robyn Regehr shrugs off trade speculation

    Sep 9, 2010, 12:28 PM EDT

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    Being a high-priced player on a team with salary cap problems can make life interesting. Or really annoying. It can be equal parts of both if you’ve got a no-trade clause which, in the case of Flames defenseman Robyn Regehr, he does. With training camp coming up soon, Regehr was available to comment on some…

  3. Milan Lucic says his ankle is healthy, can't wait to start season

    Sep 9, 2010, 11:32 AM EDT

    Last season, Bruins power forward Milan Lucic was bitten by the injury bug. Struggling with injuries isn’t uncommon for a guy that plays the brand of game that Lucic does, but ankle injuries are a different monster entirely. Bruins fans can relax a little bit over the fact that Lucic says he’s feeling great and…

  4. Kings prospect Brayden Schenn injured in training

    Sep 9, 2010, 10:02 AM EDT

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    The Los Angeles Kings will be holding their breath a bit while they await news on how severe an injury is to one of their top prospects. Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider lays the bad news on us. According to the Kings, prospect Brayden Schenn suffered a knee injury during a training session in…

  5. Vancouver GM Mike Gillis to bring news straight to fans via Twitter

    Sep 9, 2010, 9:41 AM EDT

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    While some hockey players are struggling with Twitter as a medium to connect with their fans, one NHL team general manager is going to join up to help bring direct contact and open communication to the forefront. Matthew Sekeres of the Globe and Mail tells us about how Vancouver GM Mike Gillis looks to break…

  6. Edmonton's Taylor Hall shoulders the franchise's future, takes Kevin Lowe's number

    Sep 8, 2010, 11:52 PM EDT

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    While last year was one to forget for the Edmonton Oilers, the future is shaping up to potentially great. Today, the Oilers introduced three of their rookies who could be the cornerstones of the next wave of Oilers greats in Taylor Hall, Magnus Paajarvi and Jordan Eberle. One of those three will be wearing a…

  7. 2010 NHL free agency: Blackhawks sign Ryan Potulny

    Sep 8, 2010, 10:28 PM EDT

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    The Blackhawks aren’t done shopping just yet. Now with Cristobal Huet on his way to Switzerland to give the Hawks the cap relief they so desperately need, they’ve had room to add cost-effective players to the roster and tonight we find out that they very well may have landed a diamond in the rough. CapGeek.com…

  8. Bruce Boudreau quashes rumors about Tomas Fleischmann and Eric Belanger

    Sep 8, 2010, 9:39 PM EDT

    If you’re a Capitals fan and you’ve been fretting about the possibility that Tomas Fleischmann might be traded, head coach Bruce Boudreau is here to calm your nerves and talk you off the ledge. The Sporting News’ Craig Custance got word from the Caps head coach that the offensively-gifted forward wasn’t going anywhere. Fleischmann, a…

  9. Former Oilers captain Jason Smith arrested for domestic abuse

    Sep 8, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

    Former Devils/Flyers/Senators/Leafs/Oilers defenseman Jason Smith is in some hot water tonight after being arrested for alleged domestic assaults. Canoe in Canada has the disturbing story. Jason Smith is charged with assaulting his wife and daughter, who QMI Agency is not naming, on Aug. 10 in Calgary. The 36-year-old also faces a charge he confined his…

  10. Dan Ellis apologizes for Twitter salary gripes and the world moves on

    Sep 8, 2010, 7:53 PM EDT

    You could say that Lightning goalie Dan Ellis has had a rough couple of days on the Internet lately but you’d be downplaying things wildly. We outlined the Twitter ramblings that got Ellis in hot water with fans yesterday and while I was coming off more like a disappointed father saying that Ellis should be…

  11. Kirk Maltby even closer to re-signing with Detroit on a two-way deal

    Sep 7, 2010, 5:49 PM EDT

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    If reports are to be believed, the ongoing debate over whether or not the Red Wings should re-sign veteran forward Kirk Maltby will be settled within the next day or so. George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press says that an announcement on Maltby is expected very soon. Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland…

  12. Peter Mueller and the Avalanche still struggling to make a deal

    Sep 7, 2010, 5:26 PM EDT

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    Waiting on restricted free agents to come to terms with their teams is a bit of an arduous process. Some teams don’t have the cap space they’d hope to to make a signing while others are sticking to a budget when looking to sign a player back. Other times, it comes down to differences of…

  13. 2010 NHL free agency: Canadiens sign Jeff Halpern

    Sep 7, 2010, 4:39 PM EDT

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    The Montreal Canadiens have added another forward to the mix and made sure to keep their depth strong. Veteran centerman Jeff Halpern has signed with the Canadiens for one year helping boost the depth up the middle for the Habs. Salary details were not made immediately available but once they are we’ll update this post.…

  14. Devils' Brian Rolston has not been asked to waive his no-trade clause

    Sep 7, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

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    The Devils have salary cap problems and they’re in need of answers before the season starts next month. Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice finds out that one player who has been mentioned as a solution to the Devils cap problems, Brian Rolston, hasn’t been approached at all by the team to send him elsewhere.…

  15. Wild forward James Sheppard to miss 3-4 months after ATV accident

    Sep 7, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT

    James Sheppard’s make it or break it year with the Minnesota Wild may have just been decided for him before it even started. Michael Russo of The Star Tribune breaks news that Sheppard will miss the next 3-4 months after being injured in an ATV accident. Wild center James Sheppard was in an ATV accident…

  16. Panthers ticket plan breaks out the ghosts of the 1972 Dolphins undefeated team

    Sep 7, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

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    The Florida Panthers may not be a team that’s immediately on your radar to watch or think about, but they’re doing some things to really help themselves out in Sunrise, Florida. While some folks might be critical of their plan to use tarps to cover up seats and shrink the maximum capacity for their games,…

  17. One Quebec columnist eyeballs two potential teams to fill new Quebec City arena

    Sep 7, 2010, 1:24 PM EDT

    So we’re all a bit excited that they’re going to build an NHL-sized arena in Quebec City. Granted this is something that’s coming about 15 years too late given that one of the main reasons why the Quebec Nordiques moved to Denver to become the Colorado Avalanche is because they played in the archaic and…

  18. When keeping it real goes wrong: Dan Ellis' bad night on Twitter

    Sep 7, 2010, 8:54 AM EDT

    Sometimes when you’re having a tough night and want to sound off to an always-willing-to-listen audience it helps to be aware of who makes up your audience. Last night, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Dan Ellis was getting down about how much money he and other players in the NHL lose out on because of escrow…

  19. A healthy mule: Johan Franzen excited about the Wings' season

    Sep 7, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT

    Last season saw the Detroit Red Wings deal with a host of injuries. Coming off of back-to-back seasons reaching the Stanley Cup Finals, it’s understandable that players could get tired and hurt as well and on a team that lost 40-goal scorer Marian Hossa, losing any kind of offense makes living a bit rough. Losing…

  20. Rumor time: Ottawa to host the 2012 All-Star Game?

    Sep 6, 2010, 11:47 PM EDT

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    Who doesn’t love a good, juicy rumor? No, I said rumor, not hamburger. Everyone loves a juicy hamburger too, so I guess that point is moot. Anyhow, there’s speculation out of Ottawa today that Gary Bettman is coming to town on September 15th to meet with Senators owner Eugene Melnyk and GM Bryan Murray. Bruce…

  21. Body of QMJHL owner found in northern Quebec lake

    Sep 6, 2010, 9:46 PM EDT

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    The story we brought you yesterday about the owner of the QMJHL Chicoutimi Sagueneens, Gervais Munger, going missing while boating unfortunately will not have a pleasant ending. Authorities in Quebec have announced that the body they found in a lake north of Quebec City is that of Munger. Dominique Savard said police divers found his…

  22. Ilya Kovalchuk speaks out about his contract ordeal with the NHL

    Sep 5, 2010, 5:01 PM EDT

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    We’ve heard from just about everyone close to or involved in the Ilya Kovalchuk situation. We’ve heard from Lou Lamoriello, we’ve heard from his teammates but we haven’t heard from Ilya Kovalchuk himself. Until now. The always on the spot when it comes to Russian NHLers Dmitry Chesnokov from Yahoo’s Puck Daddy gets the exclusive…

  23. Blue Jackets' transition to new style will require patience

    Sep 5, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT

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    Transition years can be a bear to go through. They can bring about a lot of hope, but they’re almost meant to be difficult by nature. One such team looking at a change of pace transitioning from one style of play to another are the Columbus Blue Jackets. Aaron Portzline of Puck Rakers took a…

  24. 2010 NHL free agency: Thrashers sign Fredrik Modin

    Sep 5, 2010, 1:53 PM EDT

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    Yesterday we told you about a Swedish report saying that former Leafs/Kings/Lightning/Blue Jackets forward Fredrik Modin was going to be signing with the Atlanta Thrashers. Today, it appears that that report is true and Kevin Allen of USA Today tweeted the contract details with the Thrashers. Modin’s contract with Atlanta pays him 800k, plus modest…

  25. More aimless Travis Zajac trade speculation

    Sep 5, 2010, 11:57 AM EDT

    If you’ve not made time to spend with your grain of salt lately, perhaps it’s time you got reacquainted. As we know, now that the Devils officially have Ilya Kovalchuk back in the fold, the Devils are under a bit of a salary cap crunch. The Devils have any number of moves they can make…

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