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  1. MSG Network creates a stir by not bringing Billy Jaffe back for Islanders TV broadcasts

    Jul 23, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT

    Leave it to the Islanders to get caught in a stir in the media. When it’s not some rogue fan stirring up a hoax about a Rick DiPietro car accident, they’re stuck in a mess having to deal with MSG Network not renewing the contract of television color commentator Billy Jaffe. Chris Botta from Islanders…

  2. Agents say that the NHL can't block Kovalchuk's contract

    Jul 23, 2010, 12:36 PM EDT

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    Through the many twists and turns of the Ilya Kovalchuk contract squabble with the Devils, we’ve been wondering about what, exactly, the league can do about things. The NHL has already done their part in rejecting the deal and while we wait to hear from the NHLPA about when/if they’ll file a grievance with the…

  3. 2010 NHL free agency: Stars re-sign Fabian Brunnstrom, avoid arbitration

    Jul 23, 2010, 10:22 AM EDT

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    Fabian Brunnstrom has, perhaps, come to his senses a bit. The Stars and Brunnstrom avoided going to arbitration today and came to an agreement on a one-year, one-way deal according to the Dallas Stars official Twitter feed. Stars and Fabian Brunnstrom agree to terms prior to arbitration hearing this morning: $675,000 one-way contract. One-year deal.…

  4. Henrik Zetterberg's wedding party photos show that they party like it's 1929

    Jul 23, 2010, 10:05 AM EDT

    I know we don’t exactly run a TMZ-like operation here and getting photos of hockey players at their wedding doesn’t really seem like news to many folks, but sometimes things are too entertaining to ignore. Case in point, the wedding of Red Wings star forward Henrik Zetterberg with Swedish television star Emma Andersson.The two are…

  5. 2010 NHL free agency: Small-time signings ahoy

    Jul 22, 2010, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Sometimes some signings aren’t quite big news enough to demand their own single post. No offense guys, but there’s a bit of a pecking order around here. We’ll sum up today’s depth signings for you here. Blue Jackets re-sign defenseman Grant Clitsome Everyone’s favorite defenseman, whether they know it or not, is back on a…

  6. Lightning setting their eyes on Arron Asham?

    Jul 22, 2010, 5:26 PM EDT

    The “Summer of Stevie” continues to churn along in Tampa Bay. After obtaining Simon Gagne from the Philadelphia Flyers, speculation in Tampa Bay has turned towards another important player from Philadelphia’s run to the Stanley Cup finals last year in rugged forward Arron Asham. The team, apparently, has inquired about free agent Arron Asham. Agent Jarrett…

  7. Report: Vancouver's Jannik Hansen wins arbitration case

    Jul 22, 2010, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Today’s big winner in salary arbitration is none other than Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen. Jim Jamieson from The White Towel gives us the low down. The spare-part winger was awarded a contract for $825,000 in salary arbitration Thursday, a healthy raise of $275,000 from his $550,000 salary last season. The contract is for one…

  8. Blackhawks trade Marty Reasoner to Florida for Jeff Taffe and salary cap space

    Jul 22, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT

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    While it won’t go down as a blockbuster trade by any means, the implications of it could be far-reaching for the Chicago Blackhawks. The Hawks traded recently-acquired center Marty Reasoner to the Florida Panthers for centerman Jeff Taffe and the biggest acquisition of them all for Chicago from this deal will be salary cap space.…

  9. USA Hockey Hall of Fame class welcomes Roenick, Hatcher brothers and more

    Jul 22, 2010, 2:55 PM EDT

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    While the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto gets most of the attention when it comes to honoring hockey’s greats, the United States has their own hall of fame to honor its own hockey greats. Today, USA Hockey announced their 2010 class and fans should be pretty familiar with some of the names. Art Berglund,…

  10. Hockey player/MMA fighter Jeremy Yablonski signs with Islanders

    Jul 22, 2010, 2:41 PM EDT

    Leave it to the New York Islanders to make a baffling yet potentially highly entertaining move. The Islanders signed a soon-to-be Bridgeport Sound Tiger Jeremy Yablonski to a one-year two-way deal. You, the good fans that you are, are now likely asking, “Who is Jeremy Yablonski and why do I care?” For a scouting report,…

  11. The curious arbitration case of Fabian Brunnstrom

    Jul 22, 2010, 12:55 PM EDT

    As arbitration hearings draw closer for many teams and players, the cases surrounding some players grow more interesting. Take, for example, the situation involving Dallas Stars enigmatic forward Fabian Brunnstrom. Brunnstrom was signed out of Sweden two years ago after a hotly contested negotiation between the Stars and the Detroit Red Wings. The Stars were…

  12. 2010 NHL free agency: Thrashers re-sign goalie Ondrej Pavelec

    Jul 22, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

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    The Atlanta Thrashers have locked down their goaltending for next season. After signing former Blues goalie Chris Mason earlier in this free agency period, they’ve announced today that they’ve re-signed incumbent starter Ondrej Pavelec. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution has the details. Ondrej Pavelec has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with…

  13. Henrik Zetterberg getting married on Friday

    Jul 22, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    It’s not always contract news, trade rumors or injuries that we take notice of here at Pro Hockey Talk, sometimes it’s about real life sorts of things and sometimes that news will break the hearts of women around the world when we bring it to you. Hang on to your hats ladies, but Detroit Red…

  14. 2010 NHL free agency: Darroll Powe re-signs with Flyers

    Jul 22, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

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    You can scratch another name off of the restricted free agent list this summer as, according to Cap Geek, the Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed checking center Darroll Powe for one year and $725,000. Powe’s role with the team will become a bit more important at the start of the season thanks to news that Blair…

  15. Kings would be interested in re-pursuing Kovalchuk

    Jul 22, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The fun part to an ongoing controversy is how it can find new and inventive ways to blow up a little more each and every day. While the league has done more than it’s part to stir up a hornet’s nest by rejecting Ilya Kovalchuk’s contract with the New Jersey Devils, when one door sort…

  16. Edmonton owner urges city to build Oilers a new arena

    Jul 21, 2010, 11:50 PM EDT

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    When it comes to the business side of sports, sometimes we’re privy to seeing millionaires and billionaires plead for millions of dollars from taxpayers so that they can make even more money. Enter the owner of the Edmonton Oilers Daryl Katz. Katz is hoping that the people of Edmonton will help him out so he…

  17. Man calls 911 and demands immediate return of Winnipeg Jets

    Jul 21, 2010, 10:43 PM EDT

    Hockey does funny things to people, especially in Canada. Take the case of a Winnipeg area man who had an emergency and dialed 911 to have the dispatchers address for him. Hilarity and an abuse of the system ensues. A 33-year-old resident of Lundar, Manitoba is facing numerous charges after allegedly making a series of…

  18. Panthers auction off a "dream date" with Shawn Matthias

    Jul 21, 2010, 9:20 PM EDT

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    The Florida Panthers aren’t really a team in the spotlight very much. Sure Dale Tallon will help fix their roster up a bit and the team may get better in a couple of years, but in the meantime they’ve got to do some fun things to try and keep up with the Miami Heat and…

  19. Predators agree to consolidate ownership, buy Del Biaggio's share of team

    Jul 21, 2010, 8:50 PM EDT

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    One of the uglier and more disturbing eras in the Nashville Predators short history appears to be close to coming to an end. One time minority owner William “Boots” Del Biaggio III, who is headed to prison on fraud charges, will have his stake in the Predators purchased by the team’s other owners in a…

  20. Khabibulin impaired driving trial delayed once again

    Jul 21, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

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    The trial for Edmonton Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin in his impaired driving case has been delayed once again. Sarah McClellan of the Edmonton Journal shares the news. Edmonton Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin arrived in an Arizona court Wednesday for the second time this month to appear before a jury on charges of impaired driving and…

  21. Thrashers banning vuvuzelas from games

    Jul 20, 2010, 6:25 PM EDT

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    I bet you’re still recovering from World Cup fever and you’ve still got the din of the ever-present vuvuzelas ringing in your ears. I mean, why wouldn’t you? They interfered with TV broadcasts of games and I can’t even imagine what it was like to sit in a crowd of 70,000 and have the entire…

  22. Lightning hire two assistant coaches, won't fight their way to victory

    Jul 20, 2010, 5:35 PM EDT

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    This is probably long since forgotten, but when it was rumored that Guy Boucher would become the new head coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning (and he did indeed become the coach) it was said that he would be bringing two of his assistants from his former job with Hamilton in the AHL. Fast forward…

  23. Report: Thrashers will let Clarke MacArthur become a free agent

    Jul 20, 2010, 4:17 PM EDT

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    While the dirty south’s version of the Chicago Blackhawks, the Atlanta Thrashers, prepare for some of their arbitration cases with Clarke MacArthur, Ben Eager and Andrew Ladd, it turns out at least one of those guys might be having his case heard for no good reason at all. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tells…

  24. Ilya Kovalchuk press conference; Lamoriello makes the system work for him

    Jul 20, 2010, 3:48 PM EDT

    Today, the New Jersey Devils unveiled the largest re-acquisition in team history, holding a press conference to announce the official re-signing of superstar forward Ilya Kovalchuk.Craig Custance of The Sporting News assembled some of the key quotes from Kovalchuk, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello and new head coach John MacLean. As for why Kovalchuk picked…

  25. Turns out that Jason Spezza never wanted to be traded from Ottawa

    Jul 20, 2010, 2:29 PM EDT

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    Remember all that talk in the last few months about how Jason Spezza wanted to be traded out of Ottawa and create a potentially Dany Heatley-esque situation for the second straight summer for the Senators? Yeah… Turns out that Jason Spezza never wanted anything of the sort. Wayne Scanlan of The Ottawa Citizen gets word…

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