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

    Jun 29, 2010, 12:48 PM EST

    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 –…

  2. Mike Modano will not be a Dallas Star

    Jun 29, 2010, 11:06 AM EST

    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…

  3. Stars re-sign enforcer Krys Barch

    Jun 29, 2010, 1:00 AM EST

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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…

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

    Jun 28, 2010, 8:33 PM EST

    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…

  5. Report: Coyotes trade Daniel Winnik to Colorado

    Jun 28, 2010, 6:10 PM EST

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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…

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

    Jun 27, 2010, 11:17 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jun 27, 2010, 9:31 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jun 27, 2010, 8:43 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jun 26, 2010, 8:44 PM EST

    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…

  10. Bruins looking to move Marc Savard and Tim Thomas

    Jun 25, 2010, 12:15 AM EST

    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…

  11. NHL Board of Governors approves head shot penalty

    Jun 24, 2010, 11:49 PM EST

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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…

  12. 2010 NHL Draft: Panthers may be taking Gudbranson third overall

    Jun 24, 2010, 11:06 PM EST

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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…

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

    Jun 24, 2010, 9:13 PM EST

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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…

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

    Jun 24, 2010, 4:41 PM EST

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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…

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

    Jun 24, 2010, 3:24 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jun 24, 2010, 1:52 PM EST

    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…

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

    Jun 24, 2010, 12:45 PM EST

    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…

  18. Blackhawks trade Colin Fraser

    Jun 24, 2010, 11:40 AM EST

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    It’s not the blockbuster deal that we saw from Chicago yesterday but it’s trade nonetheless as TSN tells us. The club has dealt forward Colin Fraser to the Edmonton Oilers for a sixth round pick (151st overall) in this year’s NHL Entry Draft. It’s just a minor move, but it’s the Blackhawks sending another player…

  19. NHL announces 2009-2010 All-Star teams

    Jun 24, 2010, 9:45 AM EST

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    The NHL announced their league all-star teams on Wednesday night and for the first time in league history a player has been named to the first team five years in a row. That player is Alexander Ovechkin. Ovechkin’s season of 50 goals and 59 assists helped him cinch his spot on the first team and…

  20. Comedy duo of Ryan Getzlaf and Bobby Ryan highlight the NHL Awards

    Jun 24, 2010, 9:00 AM EST

    If you missed out on the NHL Awards last night, you actually have a reason to be upset with yourself as the level of completely awkward situation dropped dramatically and host Jay Mohr was able to turn his opening monologue into a celebrity roast of sorts. Hey, you have to do something when your first…

  21. Blockbuster completed: Chicago trades Byfuglien and others to Atlanta for Reasoner, picks, prospects

    Jun 24, 2010, 1:18 AM EST

    It’s taken essentially all day, but the blockbuster trade between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Atlanta Thrashers is a done deal, with some help from the San Jose Sharks.  As we mentioned earlier tonight, the Thrashers had to make another trade in order to have room on their books to add the contracts of Dustin…

  22. Report: Thrashers to hire Craig Ramsay as head coach

    Jun 24, 2010, 12:11 AM EST

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    While the Thrashers are busy potentially helping the Blackhawks out of salary cap hell and filling their own roster, it appears the Thrashers will be filling their head coaching vacancy to help put their potential new pieces together on the ice next season. TSN has learned that Craig Ramsay will be named the new head…

  23. Updating the Chicago-Atlanta blockbuster proposed trade

    Jun 23, 2010, 11:43 PM EST

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    We want to keep you up to date on what’s going on with the proposed trade between Chicago and Atlanta that we told you about earlier this evening that would send Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel, Ben Eager and Akim Aliu to Atlanta for Marty Reasoner, prospect Jeremy Morin and the 24th and 54th overall picks…

  24. Henrik Sedin takes down Crosby and Ovechkin to win Hart Trophy

    Jun 23, 2010, 11:19 PM EST

    The biggest award of the night, the Hart Trophy, was perhaps the most hotly debated of them all. And why not, it goes to the league’s most valuable player and all three nominees had exemplary seasons. The question remaining tonight would be who out of Alexander Ovechkin, Henrik Sedin and Sidney Crosby would be the…

  25. Duncan Keith wins Norris Trophy

    Jun 23, 2010, 10:51 PM EST

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    A lot of folks thought the battle for the Norris Trophy was going to come down to a tight battle between Chicago’s Duncan Keith and Los Angeles’ Drew Doughty. While they were half-right about that, it was Washington’s Mike Green who made the vote interesting. That said, it was still Duncan Keith who came away…

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