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  1. 2010 NHL draft: Complete order of picks

    Jun 16, 2010, 11:38 PM EDT

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    Next Friday and Saturday brings us the spectacle and pure dumb luck of the NHL entry draft and today the NHL showed off the complete order of picks in a rather seemingly confusing chart to scope out on their site. Scanning over this shows us that the team with the most picks to work with…

  2. Wild re-sign James Sheppard, Wild fans lose their minds over it

    Jun 16, 2010, 9:54 PM EDT

    I know that the Minnesota Wild aren’t a team people really clamor for information about in a huge way, at least not in the way that say the Penguins or Capitals turn internet browsers into ravenous fiends, but they make news on occasion. Like today for instance, they re-signed forward James Sheppard to a one-year…

  3. Penguins to open new arena against Red Wings in pre-season

    Jun 16, 2010, 9:29 PM EDT

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    While the Penguins are disappointed they bowed out in the 2010 NHL playoffs against the Canadiens, they will be excited about moving into a brand new facility starting next season, the Consol Energy Center. They’re going to start playing hockey in the new place in style as their first pre-season game of the 2010-2011 season…

  4. Bertuzzi case against Marc Crawford reinstated

    Jun 16, 2010, 9:09 PM EDT

    It’s the black-cloud story of the NHL that just won’t ever seem to go away in one form or another. 2004 saw one of the ugliest on-ice incidents in the league’s history when then Vancouver Canuck forward Todd Bertuzzi sucker-punched Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore. After numerous court cases involving Moore, Bertuzzi, then Canucks head…

  5. 2010 NHL draft: Oilers willing to listen for trades, Bruins not so much

    Jun 16, 2010, 8:16 PM EDT

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    With the 2010 NHL draft coming our way next weekend, business is starting to pick up for the top two teams as far as trade discussions go and it’s fun to see the politicking that goes on as both the Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins are handling things quite differently. With the first pick in…

  6. Todd Bertuzzi re-signs with Detroit, two-years $3.875 million

    Jun 16, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT

    While Todd Bertuzzi is dealing with other sorts of legal matters, he’s getting some business taken care of with the Detroit Red Wings as Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press finds out. Todd Bertuzzi has agreed to a two-year, $3.875 million deal with the Detroit Red Wings. “It’s just a really good fit…

  7. Red Wings sign Ilari Filppula, Valtteri's older brother

    Jun 16, 2010, 2:59 AM EDT

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    A bit of odd news down the wire tonight via Twitter from CapGeek as it seems Red Wings are once again dipping into the Finnish pro league. Red Wings sign F Ilari Filppula, the brother of Valtteri So now the question is, who the heck is Ilari Filppula other than being from Finland and costing…

  8. Report: Penguins assistant coach set to coach in AHL

    Jun 16, 2010, 12:51 AM EDT

    The off-season coaching carousel isn’t immune to assistant coaches. According to sources close to Michael Russo at the Star-Tribune, Penguins assistant coach Mike Yeo is on the move. According to sources, the Wild is close to hiring Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Mike Yeo as head coach of the Houston Aeros, the team’s American Hockey League…

  9. Canadiens buy out enforcer Georges Laraque

    Jun 15, 2010, 8:59 PM EDT

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    We hinted at it yesterday when the NHL buyout period began, but the Montreal Canadiens made it official this evening that they’ll be parting ways with enforcer Georges Laraque, financially. Laraque had one year remaining on a US$4.5 million three-year contract. The buyout is worth $1 million and will be spread out over the next…

  10. Red Wings capologist turns down Yzerman, stays with Detroit

    Jun 15, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

    Two weeks ago we let you know that new Lightning GM Steve Yzerman was looking at folks to help him figure out the team’s salary cap situation and one of those guys was Ryan Martin, the capologist for the Detroit Red Wings. Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press let’s us know that this…

  11. Report: Bruins to name Cam Neely team president

    Jun 15, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Ahh the fun of the off-season when team releases like this one from the Bruins can cause a stir amongst the Internet denizens. The Boston Bruins will make a major announcement during a press conference on Wednesday, June 16 at 2 p.m. in the Gray Walls Area at the TD Garden. Present for the press…

  12. 2010 Stanley Cup finals: History will be made controversy?

    Jun 8, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Say what you will about the NHL’s marketing efforts in the past, it’s pretty easy to say that the series of “History Will Be Made” spots the league has crafted before and throughout the playoffs have been, for the most part, poignant and well thought out.  Much like all things, however, there comes a moment…

  13. Jerry Reinsdorf officially pulls out of running to buy Coyotes

    Jun 8, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Things seemed to be too quiet out of Arizona lately concerning the Coyotes so it’s high time something happened. Word came down early Tuesday morning that Jerry Reinsdorf’s group to buy the Coyotes, Glendale Hockey, has officially and totally pulled out of negotiations for the team. In the statement, the Reinsdorf group, known as Glendale…

  14. Lightning strikes: Guy Boucher to be named new Tampa head coach

    Jun 8, 2010, 12:11 AM EDT

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    It’s not often you get a roller coaster of a day like this when it comes to head coaching moves. The day started off with Hamilton Bulldogs coach Guy Boucher turning down an offer to coach the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets then, very professionally, moved to the next man on their list and…

  15. Senators' Chris Neil owes creditors over $2 million

    Jun 7, 2010, 11:17 PM EDT

    Sometimes being a well-paid professional athlete can have it’s own sorts of crazy problems. For instance, sometimes you can start a business with your brothers and end up owing a ton of money to creditors because you started said business before you struck it big in the NHL. If that story sounds familiar to you,…

  16. Thrashers interview Craig Ramsay (and others) for head coach

    Jun 7, 2010, 9:56 PM EDT

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    While the Atlanta Thrashers ponder what their future will hold, one part they’ll have to take care of first is their vacant head coaching position. Chris Vivlamore at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tells us that general manager Rick Dudley has spoken to one man on his hit list who could be of major interest. The Thrashers…

  17. Ageless Dominik Hasek signs with Spartak Moscow of KHL

    Jun 7, 2010, 7:59 PM EDT

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    Clearly Dominik Hasek wasn’t content with just being part of a Stanley Cup winning team in 2008. Nor was he content with winning a Czech league title this year. If you’re a legendary goaltender, even a 45 year-old one, you want to just keep playing and that’s precisely what Hasek is going to do next…

  18. Blue Jackets move on quickly, will hire Scott Arniel as head coach

    Jun 7, 2010, 6:53 PM EDT

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    You want proof that things move quickly sometimes when searching for a head coach, look no further than what the Columbus Blue Jackets are doing today. Just a short while ago, we reported to you that AHL Hamilton Bulldogs coach Guy Boucher was turning down Columbus’ offer to be their head coach to remain in…

  19. 2010 Stanley Cup finals: Hawks thump Flyers, take Game 5 7-4

    Jun 6, 2010, 11:07 PM EDT

    The Chicago Blackhawks were able to completely wipe away any lingering issues they had from playing in Philadelphia and took out the Flyers in Game 5 7-4. With the win, the Blackhawks take a 3-2 series lead and afford themselves the opportunity to win their first Stanley Cup since 1961 on Wednesday night. Leading the…

  20. Yzerman steals from the Wings, signs Verbeek to scout for Lightning

    Jun 5, 2010, 9:48 PM EDT

    While new Lightning general manger Steve Yzerman has made it clear that he’s not going to go over the top in taking people from the Red Wings organization, he’s certainly happy to snag people he knows well, as Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times tells us. So much for not raiding the Red Wings.…

  21. Examining the Bruins potential salary cap situation

    Jun 5, 2010, 8:41 PM EDT

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    Earlier today, James told you about the Bruins signing defenseman Dennis Seidenberg to a four-year contract extension and mentioned, briefly, that the Bruins could be running into issues with the salary depending on the moves they’re looking at making once the off-season officially begins. Taking a look at the Bruins salary cap situation for next…

  22. Done deal: Wings re-sign Tomas Holmstrom for two years

    Jun 4, 2010, 2:36 AM EDT

    While we jumped on it earlier this evening, multiple sources have come forth to confirm that Detroit has re-signed forward Tomas Holmstrom. Helene St. James of the Free Press has the details. The Red Wings finalized a two-year contract with free-agent forward Tomas Holmstrom for $3.75 million, the Free Press learned Thursday. The deal will…

  23. Former first round pick Svitov coming back to the NHL

    Jun 4, 2010, 1:59 AM EDT

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    Former first-round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning and overall bust Alexander Svitov is apparently coming back to America according to Chris Botta of FanHouse. A 6-foot-3 center, Svitov was the third overall pick in the 2001 draft. He struggled as a 20-year-old under coach John Tortorella in Tampa Bay and was traded to Columbus…

  24. Avalanche re-sign a pair, Bruins retain Thornton

    Jun 4, 2010, 12:47 AM EDT

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    We got you caught up to date with other potential signing (or non-signing) news today but here’s a couple other smaller bits of player signing news to get you caught up. Colorado re-signs two players The Avalanche are bringing back both backup goaltender Peter Budaj and enforcer David Koci back on one-year deals. While some…

  25. Sources say Capitals have no interest in Volchenkov

    Jun 3, 2010, 11:38 PM EDT

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    A couple weeks ago, a report from the Ottawa Sun’s Don Brennan said that Anton Volchenkov will get the most interest this off-season from the Washington Capitals. A funny thing happened along the way and thanks to the Washington Post’s Tarik El-Bashir, we get the temperature taken on the Washington Capitals possible interest on the…

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