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  1. Alexander Ovechkin wins Ted Lindsay Award

    Jun 23, 2010, 10:01 PM EDT

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    Bearing a new name, the former Pearson Trophy now the Ted Lindsay Award, the most valuable player as voted on by your peers is starting to get a bit familiar in who wins it. Alexander Ovechkin was voted the MVP by the players for the third consecutive year and the NHLPA was more than happy…

  2. Martin St. Louis wins Lady Byng Trophy

    Jun 23, 2010, 9:35 PM EDT

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    While the award itself is generally ragged on, the Lady Byng Trophy does lend an air of sophistication to the NHL and to the award proceedings. After all, an award that goes “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability,”…

  3. Jose Theodore wins Masterton Trophy

    Jun 23, 2010, 9:26 PM EDT

    While it’s not an award that stands out as glitzy or glamorous like the Hart Trophy or the Norris Trophy, the Masterton Trophy is one that exemplifies best what it means to be a professional hockey player. The trophy goes to the player that “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.”…

  4. Ryan Miller wins his first Vezina Trophy

    Jun 23, 2010, 9:09 PM EDT

    One of the more intriguing awards of the night to be given out tonight was the Vezina Trophy for league’s best goaltender. With three worthy finalists in Buffalo’s Ryan Miller, Phoenix’s Ilya Bryzgalov and award stalwart Martin Brodeur from New Jersey it was curious to see how the voters would go on this one. All…

  5. Dave Tippett runs away with Jack Adams Trophy

    Jun 23, 2010, 8:40 PM EDT

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    I think everyone and their mother and their mother’s mother knew the Jack Adams trophy for coach of the year was going to go to Phoenix’s Dave Tippett. After all, he came in at the last minute for a team that wasn’t sure if they’re were going to stick together or not and if they’d…

  6. Pavel Datsyuk wins third straight Selke Trophy

    Jun 23, 2010, 8:33 PM EDT

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    It’s a three-peat for Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk as he wins his third straight Frank J. Selke trophy as the league’s best defensive forward. Most folks anticipated this year’s vote to be a tight one as Vancouver’s Ryan Kesler and Pittsburgh’s Jordan Staal have emerged as other great shut down forwards. The vote would…

  7. Tyler Myers wins Calder Trophy

    Jun 23, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

    In one of the more heavily-debated awards amongst media and fans, it turns out that Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers really didn’t have much in the way of competition on the way to winning the NHL’s Calder Trophy as the top rookie. Here’s how the voting breakdown went.              …

  8. NHL announces 2009-2010 All-Rookie Team

    Jun 23, 2010, 7:55 PM EDT

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    Before the start of tonights NHL Awards in Las Vegas, the NHL announced the 2010 All-Rookie team and there were very few surprises. Goalie Jimmy Howard – Detroit Red Wings Defensemen Michael Del Zotto – New York Rangers Tyler Myers – Buffalo Sabres Forwards Matt Duchene – Colorado Avalanche Niclas Bergfors – Atlanta Thrashers John…

  9. Capitals general manager set to commit to young defensemen

    Jun 17, 2010, 1:10 AM EDT

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    Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee recently had some interesting observations for Caps fans to digest regarding the team’s future along the blue line as The Washington Post’s Tarik El-Bashir found out. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but McPhee pretty much said both John Carlson and Karl Alzner will be full-timers in…

  10. Yzerman makes Martin St. Louis extension a "priority"

    Jun 17, 2010, 12:12 AM EDT

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    Steve Yzerman has always been a class individual both on and off the ice. After the previous owners regime has ended in Tampa Bay, Yzerman’s doing the best he can to bring some of that class and respect back to the Lightning front office in both how he handles hiring or interviewing people for positions…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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,…

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