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  1. Canadiens GM Gauthier: Montreal will have a captain this year

    Sep 13, 2010, 12:55 PM EDT

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    From the Department of Overdue and Dramatic Decisions this morning, Montreal Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier declared during his morning press conference that the Canadiens will, indeed, have a captain this season. General manager Pierre Gauthier said Monday there will be a few candidates for the job but gave no hint of who will be chosen.…

  2. 2010 NHL free agency: Thrashers re-sign Niclas Bergfors

    Sep 13, 2010, 11:57 AM EDT

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    You can take another restricted free agent off the waiting list for a contract. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun tweets that the Atlanta Thrashers have re-signed scoring forward Niclas Bergfors to a one-year deal worth $900,000. This now sets Atlanta’s lineup for training camp as Bergfors was the last loose end to get taken care of. Bergfors…

  3. Canucks GM Mike Gillis to talk with Roberto Luongo about captaincy today

    Sep 13, 2010, 10:44 AM EDT

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    If you’re a Canucks fan that’s been sitting on the edge of your seat hoping to find some news about whether or not Roberto Luongo will be the team’s captain again next season, first of all, relax. Secondly, we’ve got an update for you.  Canucks GM Mike Gillis is finding his hands full of drama…

  4. Ilari Filppula, Valtteri's older brother, looks to impress Wings coaches in camp

    Sep 13, 2010, 9:48 AM EDT

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    You might say that the Detroit Red Wings might feel a bit snake-bit in dealing with guys from the Finnish Elite League these days. Two years ago, they signed SM-liiga MVP Ville Leino only to see him slump mightily with Detroit while struggling within coach Mike Babcock’s system. They traded him to Philadelphia for defenseman…

  5. Canucks forward Bill Sweatt explains his side in the non-signing debacle with Toronto

    Sep 13, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    When you’re a prospect of a high-profile team, life can be hard if expectations aren’t met. If you’re a guy like Bill Sweatt who gets traded from the high-profile team that drafted you in Chicago to one in a pressure-cooker city like Toronto, life can be even tougher if you’ve got just a short time…

  6. Rookie tournament recaps: Sunday, September 12

    Sep 13, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT

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    Since we’re all hungry for something resembling real hockey, here’s the rundown of today’s action at the rookie tournaments going on across North America. That makes it sound sexy, doesn’t it? Traverse City Tournament – Traverse City, Michigan Minnesota 5 – Columbus 1 Oliver Gabriel scored first for Columbus, but it was all Minnesota after…

  7. Jason Spezza and the Senators get on the same page after rumor-filled summer

    Sep 12, 2010, 10:56 PM EDT

    The weird and wild summer of Jason Spezza that saw him go from potentially wanting to be out of Ottawa after some rough handling at the hands of Senators fans to saying that he loves Ottawa and never wanted to be dealt has finally been squared away. Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun tells us…

  8. Thrashers prospect Angelo Esposito looks to break out after multiple knee injuries

    Sep 12, 2010, 8:35 PM EDT

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    The career of Thrashers prospect Angelo Esposito has been one fraught with issues both on and off the ice. Off the ice, he’s the key piece leftover from the Thrashers trade with the Penguins back in 2008 that sent Marian Hossa to the Penguins. On the ice, the former first round pick has had a…

  9. Panthers prospect Gudbranson eager to impress in training camp

    Sep 12, 2010, 7:58 PM EDT

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    While all the attention during this rookie camp is going to be focused on the top two picks from the 2010 NHL Draft in Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin, the #3 pick Erik Gudbranson is going to be another player worth keeping an eye on. The Florida Sun Sentinel’s Harvey Fialkov caught up with Gudbranson…

  10. Rangers bring veteran defensemen Semenov and Exelby into camp on tryouts

    Sep 11, 2010, 5:24 PM EDT

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    We told you about the Rangers bringing Ruslan Fedotenko into training camp yesterday and today’s informal skate at Rangers camp revealed that there are a couple more NHL veterans getting a chance to make the team as well. Andrew Gross of Ranger Rants has the details on the two defensemen looking to land a spot…

  11. Pens prospect Alex Grant taken to hospital after hit in first game of London, Ontario Prospects Tournament

    Sep 11, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    With rookie camps already underway with rookie tournaments underway in Penticton, BC,  London, ON and Traverse City, Michigan involving many teams, it’s only right that we keep you posted with what’s going on. Travis Hughes at SB Nation has a solid informational quick hit post on where to find plenty of info surrounding all three…

  12. NHLPA officially endorses Donald Fehr as next head of the union, players vote to approve awaits

    Sep 11, 2010, 2:02 PM EDT

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    The possibility of having Donald Fehr take over as the leader of the NHL Players Association just got one step closer to happening today. The NHLPA announced that they’ve endorsed Fehr to the members of the union and now it’ll be put to a vote as to whether or not to approve and appoint him…

  13. Former Minnesota Mr. Hockey Darby Hendrickson named Wild assistant coach

    Sep 11, 2010, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Growing up as a kid in Minnesota and going on to play pro hockey for the pro team in Minnesota helps a guy like Darby Hendrickson evolve into be a sort of folk hero. Something else that helps that status is becoming the assistant coach of the same team later on in your career. Kent…

  14. Kings prospect Brayden Schenn has no structural damage in his knee

    Sep 11, 2010, 10:37 AM EDT

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    We told you a couple days ago about the injury to Kings prospect Brayden Schenn and Helene Elliott of the LA Times has the update on his condition. Feel free to breathe easier Kings fans. The best news that might emerge from the Kings’ rookie camp arrived Friday, before the first prospect took the ice…

  15. Horse named in honor of Kings scouts killed in 9/11 tragedy makes its first start today

    Sep 11, 2010, 9:48 AM EDT

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    With today marking the 9th anniversary of the terrible events on September 11, 2001 the hockey world reflects on two of their own that were lost in the events of that day. Garnet “Ace” Bailey and Mark Bavis were on United Airlines flight 175, one of two planes that crashed into the World Trade Center.…

  16. Canucks prospect Cody Hodgson to miss rookie camp, creates fan uproar

    Sep 10, 2010, 9:14 PM EDT

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    Canucks prospect Cody Hodgson is a player many within the organization and in the stands are eager to see blossom into the next superstar forward in Vancouver. Last year, Hodgson appeared he’d be ready to make the leap to the NHL as a 20 year-old. Instead, he was sent back to the OHL’s Brampton Battalion…

  17. Ruslan Fedotenko to get a tryout with the New York Rangers

    Sep 10, 2010, 7:52 PM EDT

    After a couple weeks of speculation, the rumors about Ruslan Fedotenko getting an invitation to New York Rangers training camp are true. TSN’s Bob McKenzie confirmed that Fedotenko will be attending camp with the Rangers and looking to win a job with the blueshirts. The Rangers conglomeration of forwards is, to say the least, interesting…

  18. Report: NHL in contact with ECHL referees to possibly work as scabs

    Sep 10, 2010, 7:27 PM EDT

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    If you’ve been stressing out a bit over the potential labor problems the NHL and NHLPA could have in a couple of years, it’s probably best to take a breath and relax. In the meantime, you can get worked up over the NHL and the NHL Officials Association not having a new agreement squared away.…

  19. Red Wings' Derek Meech clears waivers

    Sep 9, 2010, 5:53 PM EDT

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    If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to get your ego punched, perhaps consulting Red Wings forward/defenseman Derek Meech might be in order. Yesterday, Meech was waived by the team and today we find out that he’s cleared waivers.Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News shares this. Derek Meech cleared waivers and will be in training…

  20. Predictable conclusion: Dan Ellis quits Twitter

    Sep 9, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Lightning goalie Dan Ellis is calling it quits on Twitter. No, he’s not retiring from hockey, he’s just not going to use Twitter anymore. We’ve outlined Ellis’ missteps and repentance for his words to this point but to say that this is a surprising outcome from everything that’s happened the last few days would be…

  21. Richard Park leaves the NHL to sign three-year deal with Swiss team

    Sep 9, 2010, 4:33 PM EDT

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    The free agent crunch has been a theme we’ve hit from all sides this summer and yet another player is packing his things up and heading to Europe after being unable to land a deal in the NHL. Former Wild and Islanders forward Richard Park is packing his bags to join the Swiss Elite League.…

  22. Video: Mike Modano takes the ice in Wings gear for the first time

    Sep 9, 2010, 3:26 PM EDT

    If you haven’t gotten your dose of reality in a while, it’s about high time you did. Prepare to rub your eyes in disbelief at seeing longtime Dallas Star Mike Modano taking the ice for the first time as a member of the Detroit Red Wings. If you’re not prepared to see such a drastic…

  23. Alex Tanguay looking to re-charge his career in his return to Calgary

    Sep 9, 2010, 3:01 PM EDT

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    If there’s going to be a team to keep an eye on all year it’s going to be the Calgary Flames. Not because they’re a true Stanley Cup contender but because of the test of fans faith Daryl Sutter made with the team’s off-season moves. While a lot of attention has been paid to signing…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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