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Joe Yerdon

  1. 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…

  2. 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.…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 2010 NHL free agency: Sharks sign goalie Antti Niemi

    Sep 2, 2010, 10:54 AM EDT

    What was but a report yesterday has come full circle today as the San Jose Sharks have officially signed former Chicago Blackhawks goalie Antti Niemi to a one-year contract. Sharks GM Doug Wilson had this to say about Antti Niemi: “Antti’s play last season speaks for itself,” said Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager…

  12. Looking at Roberto Luongo's contract in the wake of NHL's apparent ultimatum

    Sep 2, 2010, 10:05 AM EDT

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    If the report from last night about the NHL throwing down an ultimatum to the NHLPA over Ilya Kovalchuk’s latest contract hasn’t already sent you for a loop, we suggest you get caught up by reading about it because a lot of the stories coming out the rest of the day may not make much…

  13. Oilers' big three rookies provide hope for the future

    Sep 2, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

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    The Edmonton Oilers were flat out the worst team in the NHL last season. Of course, these days in the NHL, being the worst means you can get better awfully fast and with the Oilers building off of recent failure, they’re a team that’s really looking up now. The Oilers are banking on a trio…

  14. Mario Lemieux to be given the Order of Canada

    Sep 2, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    One of the greatest players the NHL has ever seen is being given one of the biggest honors in Canada. Mario Lemieux is going to be given the Order of Canada. Her Excellency the Right Honorable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will preside over an Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony at Rideau Hall, on…

  15. Report: NHL offers "ultimatum" with NHLPA over Kovalchuk contract, dire consequences if not accepted

    Sep 1, 2010, 11:05 PM EDT

    If you found yourself disappointed by this afternoon’s news about the NHL and NHLPA agreeing to extend the deadline to decide the fate of Ilya Kovalchuk’s latest contract with the New Jersey Devils, don’t worry, business just picked up. The New York Post’s Larry Brooks is reporting that the NHL has given the NHLPA a…

  16. Matt Hulsizer is the mystery potential buyer of the Coyotes

    Sep 1, 2010, 10:05 PM EDT

    If you’ve been wondering just who the super secret interested party is that wants to buy the Phoenix Coyotes, you don’t have to hold your breath waiting to see who it is anymore. Matt Hulsizer, the CEO of PEAK6 Investments is apparently the man on the spot to try and ensure that the Coyotes will…

  17. Paul Ranger will not be at Lightning training camp

    Sep 1, 2010, 9:22 PM EDT

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    Clearing up the Tampa Bay Lightning roster just got a lot easier today as it turns out that defenseman Paul Ranger won’t be coming to training camp. Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes gets the scoop. Not that this is a huge surprise, but Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said on Wednesday that defenseman…

  18. Breakdown of Ilya Kovalchuk's latest contract offer as we wait on NHL's decision

    Sep 1, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Is today going to be the day that Ilya Kovalchuk finally becomes a New Jersey Devil for life? Unfortunately we’ve got no inklings which way the NHL will decide on his latest contract offer of 15 years for $100 million. What we do have, thanks to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet, is a look at how…

  19. Marty Turco is introduced as Chicago's new goaltender

    Aug 31, 2010, 11:06 PM EDT

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    The Blackhawks have their new man in goal and today they introduced him to the fans in Chicago and around the world. Marty Turco will be the man between the pipes this year, and his expectations are high. After a couple of disappointing seasons in Dallas, Turco wants the Cup and he’s hoping he can…

  20. Report: Carey Price wants $3 million from Habs or will go "on strike"

    Aug 31, 2010, 10:31 PM EDT

    After the Montreal Canadiens traded Jaroslav Halak it was assumed that the team’s goaltending future was firmly in the hands of one-time savior Carey Price. Of course, part of the motivation for the Habs to deal Halak was because both he and Price were restricted free agents this year and with Halak’s performance in the…

  21. No decision on Kovalchuk contract today, one NHL GM sounds off on it

    Aug 31, 2010, 9:20 PM EDT

    The news on Ilya Kovalchuk and his latest contract with the Devils is… That there’s no news at all. The NHL has a deadline of 5 pm tomorrow afternoon to decide whether or not to approve the apparent 15-year, $100 million contract between the Devils and Kovalchuk. If the league fails to make a decision…

  22. 2010 NHL free agency: Leafs re-sign Christian Hanson

    Aug 31, 2010, 8:42 PM EDT

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    The Toronto Maple Leafs have tied up their final loose end ahead of training camp. The team announced today that they’ve re-signed restricted free agent Christian Hanson to a one-year deal. Hanson was the last of the team’s restricted free agents and while it’s making news in Toronto today because it’s the off-season and there’s…

  23. Nikolai Khabibulin sentenced to 30 days in jail, fined, files appeal

    Aug 31, 2010, 7:36 PM EDT

    Nikolai Khabibulin has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined for his extreme DUI and speeding case that was decided last week. What the sentence entails is this according to Arizona Vibe Sports. Min sentence = 30 days Min Fine = $507.60 DUI Assessment + $500.00 DPS + Jail Costs. Plus State Certified…

  24. Report: New ownership group close to a deal for Phoenix Coyotes

    Aug 30, 2010, 5:26 PM EDT

    Right when you think things are starting to get dire with the City of Glendale’s search for a new buyer for the Coyotes, something always comes up to reinvigorate chatter. Consider today to be that day. The Phoenix Business Journal reports that, once again, a new and unknown group demanding secrecy to better negotiate with…

  25. 2010 NHL free agency: Blues sign David Spina

    Aug 30, 2010, 4:22 PM EDT

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    Chalk one up for the state of Arizona. No, not the Coyotes re-signing Lee Stempniak. In this case, Arizona native David Spina signing a contract with the St. Louis Blues. Spina spent the last three seasons in the AHL with the San Antonio Rampage and is likely headed to the AHL once again, only this…

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