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

    Sep 7, 2010, 5:49 PM EST

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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…

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

    Sep 7, 2010, 5:26 PM EST

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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…

  3. 2010 NHL free agency: Canadiens sign Jeff Halpern

    Sep 7, 2010, 4:39 PM EST

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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.…

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

    Sep 7, 2010, 3:45 PM EST

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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.…

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

    Sep 7, 2010, 3:20 PM EST

    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…

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

    Sep 7, 2010, 2:15 PM EST

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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,…

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

    Sep 7, 2010, 1:24 PM EST

    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…

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

    Sep 7, 2010, 8:54 AM EST

    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…

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

    Sep 7, 2010, 8:25 AM EST

    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…

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

    Sep 6, 2010, 11:47 PM EST

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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…

  11. Body of QMJHL owner found in northern Quebec lake

    Sep 6, 2010, 9:46 PM EST

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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…

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

    Sep 5, 2010, 5:01 PM EST

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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…

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

    Sep 5, 2010, 3:58 PM EST

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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…

  14. 2010 NHL free agency: Thrashers sign Fredrik Modin

    Sep 5, 2010, 1:53 PM EST

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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…

  15. More aimless Travis Zajac trade speculation

    Sep 5, 2010, 11:57 AM EST

    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…

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

    Sep 5, 2010, 10:16 AM EST

    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…

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

    Sep 4, 2010, 6:38 PM EST

    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…

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

    Sep 4, 2010, 4:55 PM EST

    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…

  19. Patrice Bergeron wants to stay a Boston Bruin

    Sep 4, 2010, 2:17 PM EST

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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…

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

    Sep 4, 2010, 12:03 PM EST

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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…

  21. Reactions around the league to the Ilya Kovalchuk signing

    Sep 4, 2010, 11:46 AM EST

    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…

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

    Sep 4, 2010, 10:57 AM EST

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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…

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

    Sep 4, 2010, 9:15 AM EST

    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…

  24. 2010 NHL free agency: Devils sign Ilya Kovalchuk (For real this time)

    Sep 4, 2010, 8:21 AM EST

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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…

  25. Ducks have started informal talks with RFA Bobby Ryan

    Sep 3, 2010, 11:44 PM EST

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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…

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