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  1. Blues enforcer Cam Janssen sounds off about baseball "fights"

    Aug 13, 2010, 3:49 PM EDT

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    “I went to the fights and a hockey game broke out.” We’ve all heard the that tired old line before, but you never hear it said about baseball and with good reason: baseball fights stink. When the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals decided to play the 40-man feud the other night in Cincy, it…

  2. Bob Probert's family agrees to publish his memoirs

    Aug 13, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT

    The death of former enforcer extraordinaire Bob Probert saddened and surprised many an NHL fan. What fans may not have known is that the former Red Wings and Blackhawks pugilist was working on writing a book to talk about his days in the NHL. Today, Probert’s family announced that they will go ahead with the…

  3. Panthers loan goalie Alexander Salak to Swedish Elite League

    Aug 13, 2010, 12:51 PM EDT

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    When you think of teams ripe with goaltending talent, we’re betting the Florida Panthers don’t immediately come to mind. They should though. Sure you know about the league’s most underrated goalie Tomas Vokoun and his backup Scott Clemmensen would be recalled by Devils and Boston College fans alike. What you don’t know is that their…

  4. Could Dave Steckel be the Caps player to be traded?

    Aug 13, 2010, 11:26 AM EDT

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    The recent fun with the drama surrounding Eric Belanger’s impending re-signing with the Washington Capitals is that it’s created the more intriguing stir about what move the Capitals are going to make to help Belanger better fit into the fold. While initial rumor mongering suggested that Tomas Fleischmann could be the guy heading out of…

  5. Internet-borne trade rumor destroyed by Kings beat reporter it was wrongly attributed to

    Aug 13, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

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    One of the unfortunate side effects of the summer starting to get a bit long for hockey fans is that while there’s no major news to keep us satiated, it makes many fans more open and susceptible to overreacting to any and all trade and signing rumors that appear on the Internet. With the use…

  6. The free agent market proves to be unfriendly to veteran NHL talent

    Aug 13, 2010, 9:15 AM EDT

    This off-season’s free agent market, in case you haven’t noticed, hasn’t been all that friendly to those veterans seeking new employment in the NHL. Both superstars and role players alike are finding out that the job market in the NHL is almost as difficult as the job market is for regular Americans and Canadians alike.…

  7. Be prepared Buffalo: Friday is Patrick Kane's day with the Stanley Cup

    Aug 12, 2010, 10:50 PM EDT

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    For the duration of the summer while each of the Chicago Blackhawks got their day with the Cup, I’m not sure there was a more highly anticipated day than the one that’s upon us now. Tomorrow is Patrick Kane’s day with the Cup. John Vogl of the Buffalo News has the potentially hilarious task of following…

  8. News Corp. will not make a bid to buy the Dallas Stars

    Aug 12, 2010, 8:47 PM EDT

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    The bidding for the Dallas Stars is apparently back to just two interested parties. While we reported a while back that News Corp., the company that owns Fox Broadcasting, was interested in purchasing the Dallas Stars, it turns out things have changed. Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News breaks the news on Fox stepping…

  9. NHL research and development camp roster loaded with 2011 draft potential

    Aug 12, 2010, 8:06 PM EDT

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    The NHL’s research and development camp is coming next week and while we’ve run down what they’ll be testing out rules-wise in Toronto and raised our eyebrows when appropriate, what we didn’t know was just who amongst next year’s NHL draft prospects would be out on the ice to test things out. We can wonder…

  10. Tomas Kaberle's agent frustrated with Toronto media focus, trade rumors

    Aug 11, 2010, 6:13 PM EDT

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    When it comes to summertime trade rumors, the gift that keeps on giving the last couple of years has been Maple Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle. Even in spite of having a no-trade clause, Kaberle would manage to end up in idle chatter about being traded. When Kaberle’s no-trade clause opened up on July 1st, it…

  11. Report: Chris Pronger could miss training camp, may not be ready for season opener

    Aug 11, 2010, 5:39 PM EDT

    One of the after effects of the Philadelphia Flyers making it to the Stanley Cup finals is often having to deal with injuries suffered during the playoff run. Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger wasn’t immune to such perils and now is likely to miss training camp thanks to a knee injury initially suffered in the second…

  12. Maple Leafs sign USA WJC star 2009 draft pick Jerry D'Amigo

    Aug 11, 2010, 4:37 PM EDT

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    The rumors about the Maple Leafs signing their 2009 sixth round draft pick Jerry D’Amigo came true this afternoon as the team announced they’ve reached a three-year entry-level deal with the Team USA World Junior Championships gold medalist. Leafs GM Brian Burke had this to say about D’Amigo: “We’ve been very pleased with Jerry’s progression…

  13. NHL not looking into Vincent Lecavalier's 11-year contract with Tampa Bay

    Aug 11, 2010, 3:53 PM EDT

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    While many players with egregiously long contracts get nervous about whether or not the NHL will come calling to see if their contract will get looked at a little closer, Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning doesn’t have to worry about anything. Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times gets the information that Lecavalier’s…

  14. Habs 2010 draft pick Jarred Tinordi chooses OHL over Notre Dame, sparks further debate

    Aug 11, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    In what continues to be a bad summer for college hockey fans, continues to be a great one for fans of Canadian junior hockey. 2010 first round pick of the Montreal Canadiens Jarred Tinordi will be playing hockey for the OHL’s London Knights this season rather than in the NCAA for Notre Dame. While it’s…

  15. 2010 NHL free agency: Blackhawks officially re-sign Jordan Hendry

    Aug 11, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT

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    It’s the Blackhawks re-signing that’s been laying in the weeds for a while now. Heck we even talked about it last week, but today the Blackhawks have announced the official re-signing of defenseman Jordan Hendry. Hendry was a key depth member of the Blackhawks blueline last year and while he struggled a bit late in…

  16. 2010 NHL free agency: Lightning re-sign Juraj Simek

    Aug 11, 2010, 11:12 AM EDT

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    The Tampa Bay Lightning have held onto some of their scoring depth by re-signing winger Juraj Simek to a one-year, two-way contract. Simek is likely destined to return to the AHL and the Norfolk Admirals next season but should things break right for him, it’s possible he could see fourth line time in Tampa Bay…

  17. Is it time for the NHL to consider expansion?

    Aug 11, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    With the glut of available players in free agency there’s a definitive issue at hand for the NHL and their players. While we’re sure that a lot of folks would like to hang the blame on Ilya Kovalchuk for seemingly bogging down the market for weeks with his free agency, that’s just not how it…

  18. Unsurprising news: Agent doesn't approve of Kovalchuk contract ruling

    Aug 11, 2010, 12:30 AM EDT

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    You had to know this was coming at some point in the wake of Richard Bloch’s ruling in favor of the NHL over the NHLPA regarding Ilya Kovalchuk’s nixed contract with the Devils. It’s just a little surprising that it took this long to get a response at all. NHL agent Kurt Overhardt sounded off…

  19. Devils hire head coaches for their AHL and ECHL affiliates

    Aug 10, 2010, 11:09 PM EDT

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    The New Jersey Devils have filled out their minor league coaching ranks hiring new head coaches for both the AHL Albany Devils and the ECHL Trenton Devils. Taking the reins in Albany will be Rick Kowalsky, as he’s earning a promotion up after coaching the Trenton Devils last season. Kowalsky brings on former Devils defenseman…

  20. 2010 NHL free agency: Blackhawks re-sign defenseman Nick Boynton

    Aug 10, 2010, 9:05 PM EDT

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    Turns out that winning can be a good thing for some players. The Chicago Blackhawks brought back a member of their Stanley Cup winning team at a big discount compared to what he was making before. Cap Geek has learned that defenseman Nick Boynton has re-signed with the team for one year at the league…

  21. NHL officially investigating mega-contracts of Hossa, Savard, Pronger and Luongo

    Aug 10, 2010, 7:25 PM EDT

    The fallout from yesterday’s ruling in the Ilya Kovalchuk contract grievance case which nixed his monstrous contract with the New Jersey Devils is that, thanks to the collective bargaining agreement, it gave the NHL the opportunity to look into other contracts to see if, perhaps, they too could be ruled to be guilty of cap…

  22. Age, not money, the dividing line in Kovalchuk's nixed deal with New Jersey

    Aug 9, 2010, 6:43 PM EDT

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    Arbitrator Richard Bloch, now the most infamous man in New Jersey and the NHLPA, issued his own statement outlining his decision siding with the NHL against the NHLPA over Ilya Kovalchuk’s contract, voiding the deal. In Bloch’s statement, the arbitrator says the Kovalchuk deal “is a retirement contract” and that it goes “well beyond the…

  23. NHL wins contract grievance case against Ilya Kovalchuk; Kovalchuk a free agent once again

    Aug 9, 2010, 5:26 PM EDT

    In a stunning turn of events today, systems arbitrator Richard Bloch has handed down a stunning decision today, rejecting the NHLPA grievance against the NHL over Ilya Kovalchuk’s 17-year, $102 million contract making Kovalchuk an unrestricted free agent once again. In an unprecedented situation, the NHL has won the day and the question that hangs…

  24. 2010 NHL free agency: Predators re-sign goalie Mark Dekanich

    Aug 9, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT

    The Nashville Predators have re-signed one of their depth goaltenders who may stand a chance at getting to back up Pekka Rinne this year. Former fifth round pick out of Colgate University Mark Dekanich, who spent last year in Milwaukee of the AHL, re-signed for one year on a two-way contract. Nashville’s situation in goal…

  25. 2010 NHL free agency: Ducks re-sign Teemu Selanne

    Aug 9, 2010, 3:37 PM EDT

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    While it was rumored last week that Teemu Selanne would be rejoining the Anaheim Ducks for one more year, Selanne himself made it official that he was coming back by posting it on the Anaheim Ducks website himself. Ducks Fans — After thinking about it for the last few months, I’ve decided to return to…

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