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  1. Report: Simon Gagne asked to waive his no-trade clause

    Jul 2, 2010, 6:51 PM EDT

    While it looks like the Philadelphia Flyers might have a bit of a cap crunch to deal with, it appears that one potential piece of the puzzle to help free up some money could be had as John Shannon from Sportsnet shared via Twitter. Sources confirm…Simon Gagne asked to waive his No Trade clause today….no…

  2. Guillaume Latendresse re-signs for two-years with Wild

    Jun 30, 2010, 11:50 PM EDT

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    While he was part of what was thought to be the most dysfunctional trade of the year last season, Guillaume Latendresse, who wore out his welcome in Montreal the same way Benoit Pouliot had in St. Paul, managed to make believers out of Minnesota Wild fans.  Now the Minnesota faithful can rest a little easier…

  3. Chicago trades Kris Versteeg to Toronto for Viktor Stalberg, prospects

    Jun 30, 2010, 10:50 PM EDT

    The quiet before the free agency storm was broken tonight when the Chicago Blackhawks traded forward Kris Versteeg to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The trade breaks down like this: Toronto obtains: Kris Versteeg (RW), Rights to Bill Sweatt (LW) Chicago obtains: Viktor Stalberg (LW), Chris DiDomenico (C), Philippe Paradis (C) The main piece here is,…

  4. Panthers awash in cap space, not expected to make big free agent splash

    Jun 30, 2010, 10:11 PM EDT

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    The 2010 NHL free agency period is set to start at noon tomorrow and for a lot of teams, it’s a means to start fresh and forget about the previous season. For other teams, it offers the chance to correct problem areas that burned them in the playoffs and cost them a shot at the…

  5. Penguins Gonchar and Guerin appear headed to free agency

    Jun 30, 2010, 8:43 PM EDT

    With tomorrow bringing the NHL free agency apocalypse, tonight provides teams the last chance to try and retain some of their key players set to become free agents at noon tomorrow. The Pittsburgh Penguins appear to be headed towards possibly losing out on two of their biggest performers from the last few years according to…

  6. Could Donald Fehr be the next head of the NHLPA?

    Jun 29, 2010, 4:11 PM EDT

    While a lot of the players in the NHL are gearing up for the free agency madness that awaits the league on Thursday, all of the players are still looking for someone who can help lead their union. One name that’s been tossed around a lot lately is former executive director of the Major League…

  7. Former Kings assistant coach Hardy looks to have charges reduced in sexual abuse case

    Jun 29, 2010, 3:25 PM EDT

    Former Los Angeles Kings assistant head coach Mark Hardy appears that he’ll be getting a break from the law in the felony sexual abuse case brought against him by his own daughter. Rich Hammond from the LA Kings Insider gives us the details. Craig Renetzky, the Woodland Hills-based attorney for former Kings assistant coach Mark…

  8. Devils hire Adam Oates as assistant coach to complete "dream team" staff

    Jun 29, 2010, 2:17 PM EDT

    The New Jersey Devils and new head coach John MacLean have filled in the last piece of their coaching staff and much fitting with how the Devils do business, the selection is a surprise and came virtually out of nowhere as the team named Adam Oates as an assistant coach. Tom Gulitti of Fire &…

  9. Moreau, Voros and others waived with purpose of being bought out

    Jun 29, 2010, 12:48 PM EDT

    With Wednesday being the last day that teams could put players on waivers with the purpose of eventually buying them out of their contracts and some familiar, yet unsurprising, names are hitting the waiver wire today according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie to prepare for the oncoming free agent frenzy at noon on Thursday. Anaheim –…

  10. Mike Modano will not be a Dallas Star

    Jun 29, 2010, 11:06 AM EDT

    If legendary Stars forward Mike Modano decides to keep playing next season it is a matter that the Dallas Stars will not be concerning themselves with. The Stars announced today that they will not be offering Mike Modano a new contract. Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk had this to say about the matter: “Mike is…

  11. Stars re-sign enforcer Krys Barch

    Jun 29, 2010, 1:00 AM EDT

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    The hard work of an enforcer in the NHL is never done and for the Dallas Stars, their resident pugilistic master is about to get a nice bump in pay. The Dallas Morning News’ Mike Heika spills the details. Stars assistant GM Frank Provenzano just confirmed that the two sides have agreed to terms on…

  12. Ottawa Sun sports editor sounds off about Spezza rumors, points finger at Internet

    Jun 28, 2010, 8:33 PM EDT

    The chatter in Ottawa before the NHL Draft was about whether or not the Senators would be pursuing a trade of their top centerman, Jason Spezza. There’s been stories written about whether or not Spezza has his heart in it or not to stay in Ottawa and Sens GM Bryan Murray then declaring that Spezza…

  13. Report: Coyotes trade Daniel Winnik to Colorado

    Jun 28, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT

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    While we sit around eagerly awaiting the possibility of trades involving Marc Savard or Tim Thomas, other teams continue to carry on with business as Adrian Dater of the Denver Post tweets to us. Denver Post news: Avs acquire Dan Winik (sic) from Phoenix for 4th round pick next year Spelling error aside, that’s Daniel…

  14. Mike Modano's plans for the future on hold until July

    Jun 27, 2010, 11:17 PM EDT

    Even though Mike Modano’s career may have ended on an especially poignant note in Minnesota, it appears that Modano may not be quite ready to hang it up for good. Modano told the Dallas Morning News that how things go this summer will dictate what his future will holds. On whether he feels he is…

  15. Red Wings hope to extend Mike Babcock's contract soon

    Jun 27, 2010, 9:31 PM EDT

    It’s no secret that Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock does a great job wherever he goes. He took a low seeded Mighty Ducks of Anaheim team to the Stanley Cup finals in 2003, has made two finals appearances with the Red Wings and won a Stanley Cup in 2008. He also was head coach…

  16. Brent Sopel takes Stanley Cup to Chicago's Pride Parade

    Jun 27, 2010, 8:43 PM EDT

    Generally when the Stanley Cup makes it’s annual tour around the world each summer, it’s not uncommon for it to be featured in a parade in a player’s hometown. It’s not every day that a member of a championship winning squad can do something to help reach out to a community in a different way…

  17. Report: Flyers reach verbal agreement with Sharks for Nabokov's rights

    Jun 26, 2010, 8:44 PM EDT

    With the distinct lack of blockbuster trade action throughout the 2010 NHL Draft, it appears we’ll have a little something to celebrate as sources are indicating that the Philadelphia Flyers have come to a verbal agreement with the San Jose Sharks to send the rights to goaltender Evgeni Nabokov to the Flyers as Tim Panaccio…

  18. Bruins looking to move Marc Savard and Tim Thomas

    Jun 25, 2010, 12:15 AM EDT

    While the majority of the Bruins focus of late has been on who they want to take with the second overall pick in Friday’s NHL Draft, the speculation is picking up surrounding a couple of players on their roster that they may be looking to trade. The Sporting News goes into the dirty details. The…

  19. NHL Board of Governors approves head shot penalty

    Jun 24, 2010, 11:49 PM EDT

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    The NHL announced tonight that the league rule book will be one penalty heavier next season adding a major penalty for blindside hits to the head. Get your pens out to write this one into your copy of the league rules that I know you’ve got sitting on your desk. Wait, I’m the only one…

  20. 2010 NHL Draft: Panthers may be taking Gudbranson third overall

    Jun 24, 2010, 11:06 PM EDT

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    While a lot of the talk surrounding Friday’s NHL Draft surrounds the Tyler Seguin/Taylor Hall debate for who will go to the Edmonton Oilers and Boston Bruins, it’s looking like the Florida Panthers, picking third, have zeroed in on who they’re looking to take in the third spot. George Richards from On Frozen Pond fills…

  21. NHL and NHLPA announce payroll limits for 2010-2011

    Jun 24, 2010, 9:13 PM EDT

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    It was mentioned a couple days ago that the collective bargaining agreement was officially agreed upon to be extended until 2011-2012. The other part of that was agreeing to boost the salary limits for this season. Both the NHL and the NHLPA were happy to announce what, exactly, those limits would be for the upcoming…

  22. Thrashers make it official, hire Craig Ramsay as head coach

    Jun 24, 2010, 4:41 PM EDT

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    After some speculation about it late last night, the Atlanta Thrashers made it official this afternoon hiring former Bruins assistant coach Craig Ramsay to be the new head coach of the team. Ramsay takes the reigns over from John Anderson who was fired at the end of last season. As for what Ramsay wants to…

  23. Wojtek Wolski agrees to two-year extension with Phoenix

    Jun 24, 2010, 3:24 PM EDT

    The Phoenix Coyotes are proving that they’re not just going to wait for their ownership situation to become completely stable to stay active in keeping the team together. The team made a nice move today to make sure last year’s successful team can stick together. Restricted free agent forward Wojtek Wolski has agreed to terms…

  24. Insane Maple Leafs-Oilers trade rumor comes from the Maple Leafs

    Jun 24, 2010, 1:52 PM EDT

    The Internet is a funny beast. In the NHL off-season it’s not uncommon to have all kinds of rumors find their way on to and then off of the trade radar in a moments notice. Trust us, we understand how it goes. While the sources for these crazy rumors are generally well known by now…

  25. Bruins re-sign Johnny Boychuk to a two-year deal

    Jun 24, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    The dominoes are falling into place now that the new salary cap has been set at $59.4 million. We’ve seen it announced that the Sharks have done their part to keep some guys in place and now the Bruins are following up and doing the same thing as Joe Haggerty at Comcast Sports Net tells…

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