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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Free agent Owen Nolan apparently not an option for the Sharks

    Sep 5, 2010, 10:16 AM EDT

    While there’s still a lot of veteran free agents floating around available to be signed still, it appears one big name from the recent past is having one potential landing location taken off the list for him. Former Wild right wing Owen Nolan has been skating and working out of late in San Jose with…

  7. Caps owner Ted Leonsis sounds off at Toronto Star columnist Damien Cox

    Sep 4, 2010, 6:38 PM EDT

    While others have said their piece about the Ilya Kovalchuk contract resolution, sometimes the fallout from that can be that words get exchanged between interested parties. Take Toronto Star columnist Damien Cox. Cox’s response to the resolution declares that the resolution has pitted owners against other owners when discussing the monster deals signed by the…

  8. Jaroslav Halak draws a massive crowd to say good-bye to Montreal, benefit children's hospital

    Sep 4, 2010, 4:55 PM EDT

    While you could argue all day about who the biggest star in the 2010 NHL Playoffs was, it’s clear that one guy’s legacy is well recognized by the fans in the city he used to play in. Current Blues goalie and former Habs playoff hero, Jaroslav Halak, got a chance to say his official good-bye…

  9. Patrice Bergeron wants to stay a Boston Bruin

    Sep 4, 2010, 2:17 PM EDT

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    Now that this Bruins off-season is settled after hearing that they won’t be trying to trade Marc Savard, the Bruins are trying to make sure that next off-season won’t be quite so dramatic. With key players Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara set to become unrestricted free agents at the end of the season, it’s possible…

  10. Jonathan Cheechoo to get a tryout with the Dallas Stars

    Sep 4, 2010, 12:03 PM EDT

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    The long and winding road that is the career of former 50-goal scorer Jonathan Cheechoo takes another turn today. The Dallas Stars announced that Cheechoo will get a tryout with the team during training camp. Cheechoo, who won the Rocket Richard Trophy in 2005-2006 with the Sharks after scoring 56 goals has seen his career…

  11. Reactions around the league to the Ilya Kovalchuk signing

    Sep 4, 2010, 11:46 AM EDT

    With Ilya Kovalchuk signed and the NHL and NHLPA agreeing to amend the collective bargaining agreement, this morning brings about statements from everyone surrounding the situation. Here’s a summation of what folks are saying this morning. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello makes a statement on the Devils website. “We have been advised today that the NHL…

  12. Yzerman and Stamkos not worried about a contract extension just yet

    Sep 4, 2010, 10:57 AM EDT

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    While we’ve paid more than enough attention to the players that are restricted free agents this year, next year one of the biggest names in the NHL is set to become a restricted free agent. Steven Stamkos of the Lightning is in the final year of his entry-level contract and after scoring 51 goals last…

  13. Boston GM Peter Chiarelli: Marc Savard will not be traded

    Sep 4, 2010, 9:15 AM EDT

    While one player’s saga comes to an end, it would’ve been fitting if another’s off-season of rumors and possibilities continued to rage on. Instead, the summer that featured trade rumors of all kinds and contract-destroying possibilities involving Bruins center Marc Savard, today is going to feel like Christmas for Savard. First, the NHL and NHLPA…

  14. 2010 NHL free agency: Devils sign Ilya Kovalchuk (For real this time)

    Sep 4, 2010, 8:21 AM EDT

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    After a night and early morning of pushing back deadlines, we can now say it’s official. Ilya Kovalchuk is once again a member of the New Jersey Devils. Kovalchuk’s 15-year, $100 million contract was registered and approved by the NHL. Meanwhile, the NHL and NHLPA came together on an agreement to amend the collective bargaining…

  15. Ducks have started informal talks with RFA Bobby Ryan

    Sep 3, 2010, 11:44 PM EDT

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    Now that Ilya Kovalchuk and his contract are out of the way, we can now spend the rest of our summer speculating on when restricted free agents are going to sign. Wait, it’s September now? All right, fine. It’s September but that doesn’t mean we still can’t speculate on those RFAs. One guy who has…

  16. Former Canucks goalie Kirk McLean lands job as Avalanche goalie coach

    Sep 3, 2010, 9:59 PM EDT

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    If there’s a random joy in hockey that I like it’s seeing players that I grew up watching get coaching jobs. Sure, it’s got that special side effect of saying, “Dude, you’re getting so old now,” but seeing names and faces from your formidable years as a hockey fan is great. Case in point, the…

  17. This will be Teemu Selanne's last year in the NHL

    Sep 3, 2010, 8:55 PM EDT

    When Teemu Selanne decided to come back for another year with the Anaheim Ducks, many folks speculated that this year could be his last year in the NHL. While Selanne looked to Paul Kariya to join him for another go-round in southern California (which won’t happen) the motivation is now pretty clear why he tried.…

  18. NHL and NHLPA CBA amendments in the wake of the Kovalchuk signing

    Sep 3, 2010, 7:22 PM EDT

    Now that the New Jersey Devils, Ilya Kovalchuk and the NHL have all come together on an agreement to make things work out, the focus turns to just how the collective bargaining agreement will be amended to in order to “fix” things from this point on until it expires in 2012. While Kovalchuk’s deal and…

  19. Basebrawler Nyjer Morgan used to be a Regina Pat, teammate of Derek Boogaard

    Sep 2, 2010, 6:07 PM EDT

    In case you hadn’t heard around the Internet today, baseball player and Washington Nationals outfielder Nyjer Morgan caused a bit of a stir last night against the Florida Marlins by charging the mound and then getting his clock cleaned by Marlins first baseman Gaby Sanchez while charging after pitcher Chris Volstad. While we’re certainly not…

  20. 2010 NHL free agency: Canadiens re-sign Carey Price

    Sep 2, 2010, 4:58 PM EDT

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    Montreal’s week-long nightmare is at an end. The Canadiens announced today that they’re re-signed restricted free agent goalie Carey Price to a two-year contract. The rumored worth of the deal is believed to be worth $5.5 million according to Renaud Lavoie of RDS in Montreal. That’s good for a cap hit of $2.75 million. This…

  21. 2010 Lester Patrick Award winners announced

    Sep 2, 2010, 4:06 PM EDT

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    This year’s Lester Patrick Award winners have been announced and if you’re not familiar with the award, it’s given out to those who have made significant contributions to hockey in the United States. This year, the city of Boston has a lot to be proud of considering who will be honored. Hockey Hall of Famer…

  22. Marc Savard's agent: We'll sue if NHL voids Savard's contract

    Sep 2, 2010, 2:44 PM EDT

    Apparently Marc Savard’s agent isn’t too pleased with the NHL taking a stand against long-term money-juggling contracts. While we mentioned it in passing in our story about Chris Pronger’s contract getting the official OK from the NHL, we figured that this deserves some attention of its own. Savard’s agent Larry Kelly was on the Team…

  23. Jordan Staal will miss training camp recovering from foot injury

    Sep 2, 2010, 1:52 PM EDT

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    Some tough news out of Penguins camp today as the team announced that center Jordan Staal will miss all of training camp recovering from a foot injury suffered during the playoffs. Penguins GM Ray Shero commented on Staal: “The fact that Jordan came back and played with this injury during the playoffs is a testament…

  24. NHL making waves and winning fans over through social media

    Sep 2, 2010, 1:33 PM EDT

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    The relationship between players and fans has always been one of a curious nature. Back in the day, the only way fans could interact with players was either from their seat at a game and yelling to/at them or waiting for them after the game to grab an autograph. The times, they are a-changing. With…

  25. NHL apparently gives approval to Chris Pronger's seven-year contract extension

    Sep 2, 2010, 11:44 AM EDT

    While we’re here today splitting hairs over whether or not we consider the differences between “ultimatum” and “negotiation” regarding the situation between the NHL and NHLPA over the Ilya Kovalchuk situation, the originator of the report, Larry Brooks of the New York Post, hits us with some new information. While the NHL rounded up a…

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