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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Jason Spezza wants to stay in Ottawa… Sort of

    Jun 3, 2010, 9:45 PM EDT

    Earlier today, James took you down the developing ugly path in Ottawa surrounding Jason Spezza and his unhappiness in Ottawa. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? After all, this is kind of how things got going for Dany Heatley last season. Although Spezza has come out and said that he doesn’t want to be traded from Ottawa,…

  12. CBC's Ron MacLean saves man in Delaware River

    Jun 3, 2010, 8:18 PM EDT

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    Never let it be said that CBC’s Ron MacLean doesn’t have a flare for the dramatic. The day after MacLean got into it verbally with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman over franchise stability and teams moving from their current homes, he did something else remarkable and heroic… He helped save a man’s life in Philadelphia. MacLean…

  13. Report: Holmstrom re-signs with Detroit for two years

    Jun 3, 2010, 8:09 PM EDT

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    It’s just one report that’s come through for now, but a report from Detroit says that Red Wings goalie-impedance/goal-scorer Tomas Holmstrom is about to re-sign. Tomas Holmstrom and the Detroit Red Wings have come to terms on a new two year deal sources tell FOX 2’s Jennifer Hammond. Holmstrom was due to become an unrestricted…

  14. Trade winds blowing as GM's meet in Philadelphia

    Jun 2, 2010, 5:46 PM EDT

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. There are trade rumors circling and they surround Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle, only this time the Maple Leafs are the ones trying to spark the interest in him. Darren Dreger from TSN in Canada has the details. The Toronto Maple Leafs recently sent an email…

  15. USA names Yale's Keith Allain 2011 World Juniors coach

    Jun 2, 2010, 4:22 PM EDT

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    In preparation for the 2011 World Junior Championships in Buffalo, New York that start this December, USA Hockey named the man who will have a tough act to follow. Keith Allain (Worcester, Mass.), one of the most experienced and successful coaches in the United States, was today named the head coach of the 2011 U.S.…

  16. Canucks re-sign Cory Schneider to caddy Roberto Luongo

    Jun 2, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT

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    While we’re sure that the Andrew Raycroft years in Vancouver are going to be remembered fondly, it’s now time for the permanent prospect in the Canucks system to take over the role as Roberto Luongo’s backup. The Canucks locked in Cory Schneider to a new deal. The Canucks agreed to terms with the former first-round…

  17. Sale of the Hurricanes could impact payroll

    Jun 2, 2010, 3:01 PM EDT

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    With Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos on the verge of selling part of the team to a group of minority investors, the talk in Carolina has stepped up a little bit on what the effects of doing so will be on the outlook of the team on the ice as compared to how they look in…

  18. Paul Martin waiting for a new coach before talking with Devils

    Jun 2, 2010, 1:24 PM EDT

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    The New Jersey Devils have their hands full this off-season to say the least. On their docket they havd to look for a new head coach (again) as well as decide what they’re going to do about negotiating with soon-to-be unrestricted free agents forward Ilya Kovalchuk and defenseman Paul Martin. Paul Martin, however, wants some…

  19. Wings GM Holland wants to change overtime

    Jun 2, 2010, 12:52 PM EDT

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    It can be said that the current format for deciding games in the NHL isn’t exactly the most heartwarming way to get business done, even if television executives love it. The shootout has it’s problems and even though the Philadelphia Flyers might take umbrage with you over it considering they made the playoffs courtesy of…

  20. Canadiens first round pick might ditch Harvard

    Jun 2, 2010, 9:35 AM EDT

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    While the Stanley Cup finals move along, the Montreal Canadiens are preparing for the future by conducting a development camp for some of their top prospects, one of whom has a lot of drama surrounding him. 2009 first round pick Louis Leblanc had an outstanding year at Harvard University and while the Crimson did not…

  21. Hockey Hall of Fame media honorees announced

    Jun 2, 2010, 8:35 AM EDT

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    While we’ll eagerly anticipate the announcement of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 (with some of the possibilities talked about here), part of that group was made known when they announced who their media inductees would be for this year. Bill Hay, Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced today that Marc…

  22. Yzerman gets permission to speak with Wings salary cap guru

    Jun 1, 2010, 10:57 PM EDT

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    Steve Yzerman is new to the general manager’s job in Tampa Bay and while he’s still on the hunt for a head coach, there’s other positions to fill in Florida as well, one being the numbers man for Yzerman when it comes to contracts and Yzerman wants to stick with someone he knows. The Windsor…

  23. Taylor Hall ranked #1 prospect by ISS

    Jun 1, 2010, 10:21 PM EDT

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    The International Scouting Services put out their final listing of the top prospects available for the 2010 NHL Draft and, unsurprisingly, Windsor Spitfires forward Taylor Hall is their top prospect. As for the rest of the top five, things there also stayed the same. Plymouth Whalers’ playmaking centre Tyler Seguin remains hot on Hall’s heels…

  24. 2010's Hockey Hall of Fame class opens up the waiting list

    Jun 1, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

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    It’s coming sooner than you think. Not just the end of the season, but also the announcement of the newest class of hockey’s Hall of Fame on June 22nd. The Star-Tribune’s Michael Russo got the buzz started today wondering aloud if this is the year Dino Ciccarelli finally gets into the hallowed halls in Toronto.…

  25. Oilers future brightens with signing of Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson

    Jun 1, 2010, 7:26 PM EDT

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    The Edmonton Oilers’ future got a little bit brighter today now that the team announced they’ve signed their 2009 first round pick Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson to a three-year contract. Understandably so, Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini is excited about the Oilers future. “This is an exciting day for the Oilers organization,” said Oilers general manager Steve…

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