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  1. 2010 NHL free agency: Rangers sign Tim Kennedy

    Aug 30, 2010, 2:43 PM EST

    After the report earlier today, it appears that it’s true and the Rangers have signed forward Tim Kennedy to a one-year deal. While the financial details of the deal are still a bit unknown, it’s believed he signed for $550,000. After winning a $1 million award in arbitration from the Sabres, settling for a salary…

  2. 2010 NHL free agency: Coyotes re-sign Lee Stempniak for two years

    Aug 30, 2010, 2:07 PM EST

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    As reports tend to go, this one seems to be as close to a sure thing as we’ve seen this summer. It appears that free agent winger Lee Stempniak is going to rre-sign with the Phoenix Coyotes for two years. While no actual details are readily available until the contract is officially announced by the…

  3. Tom Kostopoulos is excited by Hurricanes prospects

    Aug 30, 2010, 1:51 PM EST

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    With how things have changed in Raleigh for the Hurricanes just in the last year, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who is overly excited about the team’s chances. Going into a season with as much youth as the Hurricanes will be putting out on the ice on a nightly basis, growing pains will…

  4. Keith Yandle reflects on losing in the playoffs, improving Coyotes defense

    Aug 30, 2010, 12:31 PM EST

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    The rise of Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle last season could be described as meteoric. Flying under the radar as a virtually unknown player for his first three seasons in the NHL, Yandle emerged as one of the Coyotes top blue liners last season even earning himself a spot on Team USA during the 2010 World…

  5. Report: Rangers to sign free agent forward Tim Kennedy

    Aug 30, 2010, 11:12 AM EST

    If reports are to be believed, WKBW out of Buffalo is reporting that free agent forward Tim Kennedy, who’s been searching for a new team after being waived by the Buffalo Sabres, is going to sign a contract with the New York Rangers. If he signs with the Rangers, he’ll provide some improved forward depth…

  6. Speculating on what's next for the New Jersey Devils

    Aug 30, 2010, 10:39 AM EST

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    Mark Everson of the New York Post is speculating on a move the New Jersey Devils are going to make in order to accommodate the eventual addition of Ilya Kovalchuk’s salary. While there are many options the Devils could run with in order to fit under the salary cap in the wake of signing Kovalchuk…

  7. Ottawa Senators team doctor in critical condition following motorcycle crash

    Aug 29, 2010, 5:05 PM EST

    Ottawa Senators team doctor Dr. Donald Chow is in critical condition following a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon in Ottawa. According to TSN, he suffered severe head and chest injuries in the accident when his motorcycle collided with the passenger side of a car, throwing him from the bike. Dr. Chow is the head physician out of…

  8. Blue Jackets have plans for Ken Hitchcock to work within the organization

    Aug 29, 2010, 3:36 PM EST

    When teams fire a head coach, we often forget that those teams are on the hook to pay that coach what he’s owed until he finds another job. In the case of the Columbus Blue Jackets, when they fired Ken Hitchcock back in February, they were getting rid of the coach that brought them to…

  9. Former Sabres forward Tim Kennedy grows up, looks for a new team

    Aug 29, 2010, 12:47 PM EST

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    The weird, wild and disappointing summer for former Sabres forward Tim Kennedy plods along quietly, much to his dismay. After winning a million dollar award in arbitration from the Buffalo Sabres, Kennedy was waived and had his contract bought out making him an unrestricted free agent. If you haven’t been paying attention this off-season, being…

  10. Paul Kelly: League would be foolish to go after Marc Savard's contract

    Aug 29, 2010, 10:30 AM EST

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    While we wait to see if the NHL will approve the latest contract for Ilya Kovalchuk, we ponder how the NHL’s investigation is going with the other contracts they’ve eye-balled as being potentially cap busting. While folks focused on Marian Hossa’s contract, Marc Savard’s contract extension with the Boston Bruins is one that seemed to…

  11. Kirk Maltby close to re-signing with Red Wings

    Aug 29, 2010, 9:45 AM EST

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    The life of a free agent this summer is proving to be a difficult one as we’ve documented all off-season long. If you’re a veteran free agent just looking to re-sign with a team you’ve spent 14 seasons with, you’d think this process might be a little easier, but for Kirk Maltby times are tough.…

  12. Pierre-Marc Bouchard looks to finally overcome concussion issues, return to Wild lineup

    Aug 28, 2010, 10:45 PM EST

    While we got the brutal news yesterday that Paul Kariya won’t be playing this season thanks to the after-effects of post-concussion syndrome, another player continues his struggles with concussions but looks to get back on the ice sooner than not. Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard has been out of action essentially since the 2008-2009 season.…

  13. Devils GM Lamoriello confident NHL will approve latest deal for Ilya Kovalchuk

    Aug 28, 2010, 9:15 PM EST

    While we wait to see what the NHL will do regarding the latest contract submission for Ilya Kovalchuk and the New Jersey Devils, which they’ve got up to five days to mull over, our thoughts wander over to the architect of these deals in Devils GM Lou Lamoriello. Lamoriello is feeling pretty confident about how…

  14. Four Broad Street Bullies set to become American citizens

    Aug 28, 2010, 7:10 PM EST

    If there’s something every hockey fan knows about Philadelphia it’s that they’ll always be known for the “Broad Street Bullies” of the 1970s. Hell, they’ve been trying to recreate that atmosphere in Philly ever since then it seems and why not, those were the teams that brought Philadelphia their only two Stanley Cups in team…

  15. Marc Staal's agent: We want to sign with the Rangers

    Aug 27, 2010, 5:42 PM EST

    Earlier today we relayed a story claiming that Rangers restricted free agent defenseman Marc Staal was hoping to get an offer sheet in order to speed up the process of getting signed whether it be with the Rangers or not. As one might expect, Marc Staal’s agent stepped up to clear the air surrounding his…

  16. Lightning trade Matt Lashoff to Maple Leafs for two players

    Aug 27, 2010, 5:23 PM EST

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    In what’s proving to be an active Friday in the NHL, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Tampa Bay Lightning (who else!) decided to get in on the action completing a minor trade. Toronto acquires defenseman Matt Lashoff from the Lightining in exchange for forwards Alex Berry and Stefano Giliati. Lashoff was a first round pick…

  17. Kovalchuk contract has been submitted for approval, NHL has up to five days to decide

    Aug 27, 2010, 4:07 PM EST

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    Here’s the update on what’s going on with Ilya Kovalchuk. ESPN’s EJ Hradek tweets that Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly has confirmed that a contract has been submitted to the NHL for approval. As part of the process, the NHL has five days to go over it and decide if it passes muster. Yahoo’s Dmitry Chesnokov…

  18. Could a women's professional hockey league be in the future?

    Aug 27, 2010, 3:44 PM EST

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    One of the big topics at the World Hockey Summit was what could be done to help women’s hockey around the world. While the United States and Canada have dominated global competition since the global introduction of the women’s game at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, no other countries have shown the same kind…

  19. Reports: NHL may have agreed on a contract for Ilya Kovalchuk and the Devils

    Aug 27, 2010, 2:23 PM EST

    Ilya Kovalchuk’s quest to re-sign with the New Jersey Devils may finally be at an end. Yahoo’s Puck Daddy Greg Wyshynski and Fire & Ice’s Tom Gulitti are both reporting via Twitter that the NHL may given the approval to a contract for Ilya Kovalchuk with the New Jersey Devils. Keep in mind, there’s absolutely…

  20. Rangers' Marc Staal is hoping for another team to extend an offer sheet

    Aug 27, 2010, 1:53 PM EST

    If you’ve been wondering what the news is with New York Rangers restricted free agent defenseman Marc Staal, you’re not alone. Discussions have been quiet to the point of worry for many Rangers fans and it appears that Staal is now getting a bit unnerved with the lack of negotiations coming from GM Glen Sather.…

  21. Scott Hartnell was nearly traded for Sheldon Souray last season

    Aug 27, 2010, 11:50 AM EST

    It’s said, sometimes to the point of it being done to death, that the best trades are often the ones that weren’t made. Late last night, Edmonton radio host Dan Tencer relayed a story from Global Sports television’s Kevin Karius on Twitter telling about how the Flyers and Oilers nearly made a big deal last…

  22. Nikolai Khabibulin faces DUI trial today, may go to jail

    Aug 27, 2010, 9:45 AM EST

    Nikolai Khabibulin’s terrible off-season might get a lot better on Friday. Or a lot worse. Khabibulin’s trial for extreme DUI is set to happen then provided it isn’t delayed like it has been the last few times. Jim Matheson of The Edmonton Journal lays the facts on us on what will be in Khabibulin’s future…

  23. Where could Bill Guerin play next season?

    Aug 27, 2010, 9:00 AM EST

    Now that the Penguins have officially stepped away from Bill Guerin we can now start officially wondering about where the well-traveled veteran scorer will play next, if anywhere at all. The recon on Bill Guerin is simple. He turns 40 in November, he’s played for 18 seasons in the NHL with eight different teams. At…

  24. Dustin Byfuglien might be a defenseman for Atlanta this season

    Aug 26, 2010, 11:08 PM EST

    When the Atlanta Thrashers acquired Dustin Byfuglien from the Chicago Blackhawks to help bail the Blackhawks out of salary cap hell beef up their forward unit, it was viewed as a savvy move from Thrashers GM Rick Dudley. After all, a young team looking to rebuild sort of from the ground up after trading away…

  25. Report: Kovalchuk sets deadline to be signed or else KHL option becomes real

    Aug 26, 2010, 8:42 PM EST

    If you’ve been wondering what the deal is with Ilya Kovalchuk and the New Jersey Devils is The Ilya Kovalchuk soap opera has taken a stunning turn of events today. Yahoo’s Dmitry Chesnokov has the details. For Ilya Kovalchuk(notes), his representatives, the New Jersey Devils and the NHL, time is running out. Weeks after Kovalchuk’s…

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