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  1. Coyotes re-sign winger Mikkel Boedker to two-year deal

    Aug 18, 2011, 12:29 AM EDT

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    Colorado Avalanche v Phoenix Coyotes

    The Phoenix Coyotes and young winger Mikkel Boedker were finally able to reach an agreement; the sides agreed to 2-year deal.

  2. Oren Koules contemplates future NHL ownership while son participates in Research and Development Camp

    Aug 17, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT

    Screening of Lionsgate's "Saw 3D" - Arrivals

    Former Tampa Bay owner Oren Koules was in Toronto for the Research Development and Orientation in support of his son Miles Koules; but it sounds like he may have had another reason for being at the camp as well.

  3. RDO Camp: Teams would be forced to carry puck out of the zone on delayed penalty

    Aug 17, 2011, 8:18 PM EDT

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    One of the potential rule changes the NHL is taking a look at is modifying the Delayed Penalty Rule. Would it be better for a team to be required to gain possession and clear the zone when trying to kill a delayed penalty?

  4. 5 European prospects ready for the NHL

    Aug 12, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Four

    We take a look at five European players who are poised to make the jump to the NHL in 2011; and a player who’s ready but won’t be in North America until 2012.

  5. Infamous Graham James has trial delayed again

    Aug 12, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    2011 Heritage Classic - Alumni Game

    Former Western Hockey League coach Graham James had his sexual assault trial pushed back until September because “he and his lawyer need more time to discuss his case.”

  6. Question: Was Alexei Kovalev too talented for his own good?

    Aug 12, 2011, 1:59 AM EDT

    Alex Kovalev

    Sure, Alexei Kovalev has some of the most impressive talent the NHL has seen over the last 20 years. But did his pure talent handicap the talent Russian over the last two seasons?

  7. More updates on Coyotes and Stars sales

    Aug 11, 2011, 11:41 PM EDT

    Jerry Reinsdorf

    There were a few small updates regarding the Phoenix Coyotes and Dallas Stars sales. One of them can even be construed as a St. Louis Blues sale update to complete the trifecta!

  8. Davis Payne looks to lead Blues in final year of contract

    Aug 11, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

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    St. Louis Blues v Los Angeles Kings

    In the final year of his contract, the Blues will look for head coach Davis Payne to produce results on the ice with the Blues.

  9. What will 2011-12 have in store for Ales Hemsky?

    Aug 10, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Bruins Oilers Hockey

    The Edmonton Oilers decided it was best to hold onto Ales Hemsky at the deadline last season. But if they’re in the same situation next year, will they part with the future unrestricted free agent?

  10. Bogosian and Jets still negotiating, difficulty will be finding fair market value

    Aug 10, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Atlanta Thrashers

    The Winnipeg Jets continue to negotiate with restricted free agent defenseman Zach Bogosian. The question: do they pay for potential or pay for actual productivity?

  11. 5 interesting rules the NHL will test at the R&D Camp

    Aug 10, 2011, 2:43 AM EDT

    2010 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp

    The league plans to take a look at a few proposed rule changes to help refine the NHL game as general managers continue their quest to perfect the game. Most of these rule changes will never see NHL ice, but here are five interesting concepts that caught our eye.

  12. NHL releases preseason schedule

    Aug 10, 2011, 1:01 AM EDT

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    The NHL released the full preseason schedule including trips to Baltimore, Kansas City, Las Vegas and multiple European dates.

  13. How Gretzky trade changed the hockey landscape in LA

    Aug 9, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT

    wayne gretzky

    Plenty has been made of what the trade meant for Sunbelt hockey, the Edmonton Oilers, and Canadian hockey as a whole. But sometimes the immeasurable impact Gretzky’s trade had on the local Southern California market gets lost in the mix.

  14. Charlie Coyle will be the X-factor in the Brent Burns trade

    Aug 9, 2011, 8:28 PM EDT

    USA v Switzerland: 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship - Day Six

    Over the last month, we’ve seen Brent Burns, Devin Setoguchi, Dany Heatley, Martin Havlat, and (recently) James Sheppard move between Minnesota and San Jose. But when all is said and done, Charlie Coyle could be the most important player involved in the Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks offseason version of Trading Places. Yet as…

  15. 20th anniversary may be rough for the Ottawa Senators

    Aug 6, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Ottawa Senators

    The Ottawa Senators have plenty of events planned for their 20th anniversary celebration; but the best gift of all to the fans would be a few more wins. Ah, the joys of rebuilding.

  16. Matthew Lombardi on the comeback trail

    Aug 6, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Matthew Lombardi

    Newly acquired forward Matthew Lombardi continues to progress as he recovers from his concussion suffered ten months ago. If he can fully recover, how much can he help the Maple Leafs?

  17. Adrian Aucoin: “I’d love to know that there’s going to be hockey in the desert”

    Aug 6, 2011, 3:02 AM EDT

    Coyotes Sale Hockey

    Despite ownership issues that have been hovering over the team for over two years, the Coyotes are set to play another season in Phoenix amidst uncertainty.

  18. Next summer shaping up to be a nightmare for Predators

    Aug 5, 2011, 10:10 PM EDT

    Pekka Rinne

    As eventful as the offseason has been for the Nashville Predators and their fans, it’s nothing compared to the work they have ahead next summer.

  19. Former Maple Leafs captain Rick Vaive takes the stand in drunk driving case

    Aug 5, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT

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    Former Maple Leafs captain Rick Vaive took the stand in his own trail on Friday. Among his memorable quotes, “I would say probably anything over six would be my limit. My rule is three, actually.”

  20. Will a quiet offseason in Boston translate to another deep playoff run for the Bruins?

    Aug 3, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    Compared to most of the other Eastern Conference powers, the Boston Bruins had a relatively quiet offseason. Are they still the favorites to repeat in the East?

  21. Brent Burns: Not all about the money?

    Aug 3, 2011, 1:22 AM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Minnesota Wild

    Brent Burns could have earned riches unknown next summer as an restricted free agent. Instead, he chose to sign an extension with the Sharks before playing a single game in teal.

  22. Blake Comeau and Islanders avoid arbitration, agree to one-year deal

    Aug 2, 2011, 10:02 PM EDT

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    Atlanta Thrashers v New York Islanders

    Blake Comeau and the New York Islanders were able to avoid salary arbitration as they agreed to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million.

  23. WeberWatch finally has some concrete figures as arbitrator weighs each side

    Aug 2, 2011, 9:09 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber

    After months of negotiations, Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators were unable to avoid salary arbitration. Now we know why: Weber was looking for $8.5 million per season while the Predators were offering $4.75 million per season.

  24. Neuvirth on Vokoun: “He’s a goalie I always looked up to”

    Aug 2, 2011, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Michal Neuvirth

    Despite watching Caps GM George McPhee sign an outsider to take the #1 goaltending spot, Michal Neuvirth is saying all the right things as he prepares for next season.

  25. Tom Gaglardi submits bid to NHL to purchase Dallas Stars

    Jul 30, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Vancouver businessman Tom Gaglardi takes the next step towards purchasing the Dallas Stars by submitting his bid to the NHL. By no means is it a done deal, but its a necessary step in the right direction.

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