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Matt Reitz

  1. Mike Modano: “I think that was the swan song”

    Jul 30, 2011, 3:29 AM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Four

    Mike Modano gave NHL fans in Dallas a healthy dose of foreshadowing in a radio interview with The Ticket 1310. After 21 seasons, Mike Modano is starting to sound like a man who has played his last game.

  2. Busy day for the Devils: Dave Barr joins DeBoer’s crowded coaching staff

    Jul 30, 2011, 1:24 AM EDT

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    Devils GM Lou Lamoriello adds yet another assistant coach to new head coach Peter DeBoer’s staff. Say what you want about DeBoer and his pressure to succeed; at least he’ll have plenty of help.

  3. Vancouver Canucks still looking to improve team this offseason: “There is money to be spent”

    Jul 29, 2011, 11:06 PM EDT

    Henrik Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, Christian Ehrhoff, Alex Burrows, Daniel Sedin

    Despite coming within a single game of winning the Stanley Cup and returning almost their entire 2010-11 team next year, the Vancouver Canucks are still looking to make improvements to their team.

  4. Kings file formal grievance with the NHL regarding Smyth/Fraser trade with Oilers

    Jul 29, 2011, 9:14 PM EDT

    Edmonton Oilers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    After weeks of confusion and public comments, the Kings have finally filed a grievance with the NHL towards the Edmonton Oilers regarding the Ryan Smyth/Colin Fraser trade.

  5. Alexei Kovalev officially headed to KHL

    Jul 29, 2011, 7:45 PM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v Pittsburgh Penguins

    After more than 1,300 NHL games and more than 1,000 points, Alexei Kovalev’s NHL career has probably come to an end. Today, he signed a two-year deal with the KHL’s Atlant Mytishchi.

  6. Jeff Vinik giving the St Pete Times Forum a facelift for next season

    Jul 29, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

    Owner Jeff Vinik is going the extra mile to make sure the St Pete Times Forum renovation project will be a success for the Lightning and their fans. As crews work through the offseason, the fruits of their labor are becoming apparent.

  7. Mike Keenan to coach Latvian national team?

    Jul 29, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Could Mike Keenan return to his perch behind the bench… in Latvia? Reports say he’s one of the final two candidates to fill the Latvian national team coaching vacancy.

  8. Khabibulin will spend 12 hours per day serving hard time… at home

    Jul 29, 2011, 1:11 AM EDT

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    After all of the intimidating talk from Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Nikolai Khabibulin will spend 12 hours each afternoon in the comfort of his own home while he serves time for extreme DUI and reckless driving.

  9. The NHL Network’s offseason programming: What’s your solution?

    Jul 28, 2011, 11:35 PM EDT

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    With the NHL Network running rebroadcasts of the playoffs 23 hours per day, what would you suggest to help liven up the programming?

  10. First rounder round-up: Landeskog, Siemens, and Miller sign entry-level deals

    Jul 28, 2011, 10:51 PM EDT

    Duncan Siemens

    The Colorado Avalanche took care of a big part of their future as they signed both of their first round picks, Gabriel Landeskog and Duncan Siemens, to entry-level deals. The New York Rangers did the same with their first round pick JT Miller.

  11. Predators sign defenseman Tyler Sloan, prepare for possible arbitration with Weber

    Jul 28, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins

    The Nashville Predators signed former Washington defenseman Tyler Sloan to a one-year contract to add depth to their blueline as Francis Bouillon continues to fight concussion-like symptoms. Meanwhile, the Preds management is preparing for an arbitration hearing with Shea Weber on Tuesday.

  12. Ducks 2011 second rounder John Gibson de-commits from University of Michigan, headed to Kitchener

    Jul 27, 2011, 5:18 PM EDT

    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Top Prospects Media Availability

    Anaheim’s highly-touted goaltending prospect John Gibson continues the trend of players de-committing from the college ranks to play juniors. University of Michigan’s loss is Kitchener’s gain.

  13. With Dubinsky signed, the Rangers can turn their full attention to Ryan Callahan

    Jul 25, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Florida Panthers v New York Rangers

    The New York Rangers only have one restricted free agent left who is facing arbitration; unfortunately for the Blueshirts, Ryan Callahan is the most important of the bunch. Will the two sides avoid arbitration, and if they do, how much will Glen Sather agree to pay Callahan next season?

  14. How useful will Vinny Prospal be in Columbus?

    Jul 25, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v New York Rangers

    No one expects Vinny Prospal to make or break the Columbus Blue Jackets’ season next year. But if he can produce decent numbers while playing next to Jeff Carter and Rick Nash for a few months, he could help the team buy time until Kristian Huselius’ mid-season return.

  15. Looking for leadership: Who is the next St Louis Blues Captain?

    Jul 25, 2011, 3:07 AM EDT

    Colorado Avalanche v St. Louis Blues

    After trading their captain in the middle of last season, who will the St. Louis Blues turn to for leadership this season?

  16. New Pens winger Steve Sullivan: “This could be my best year yet”

    Jul 24, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators v New Jersey Devils

    The newest member of the Pittsburgh Penguins thinks he can have the best year of his career

  17. Trading places: New goaltenders with pressure to perform next season

    Jul 24, 2011, 9:26 PM EDT

    Florida Panthers v New York Rangers

    There are plenty of goaltenders who will find themselves in new cities next season; here are a few who will face the most pressure to immediately perform.

  18. Capitals’ cap dilemma: Tom Poti working to return for training camp?

    Jul 22, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v Atlanta Thrashers

    Tom Poti is working hard to fully recover from his groin injury before Caps’ training camp starts in September. But does Washington want him back? Better yet, can they afford him?

  19. NHL announces top prospects invited to 2011 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp

    Jul 22, 2011, 12:29 AM EDT

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    The NHL has released the list of 2012 draft-eligible prospects who will participate in the 2011 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp. These are the kids who will try out all of the crazy potential rule changes the general managers dream up.

  20. Clarke MacArthur: “Going to arbitration, it’s just a bad deal all together”

    Jul 21, 2011, 11:31 PM EDT

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v New Jersey Devils

    If anyone knows what it’s like to deal with an arbitration hearing, its Clarke MacArthur. By reaching an agreement with the Maple Leafs this summer, he avoided his third hearing in as many years. It sounds like he’s glad that he was able to avoid the mess.

  21. Trevor Gretzky signs with the Chicago Cubs

    Jul 21, 2011, 8:00 PM EDT

    Trevor Gretzky,

    The Great One’s son takes the next step in his baseball career as he shuns San Diego State to sign with the Chicago Cubs.

  22. Waiting until the last minute: Arbitration hearings still pending

    Jul 21, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v New York Rangers

    The vast majority of arbitration eligible restricted free agents have already signed contracts with their current teams, but there are still a few teams and players negotiating as their arbitration hearings loom.

  23. Selanne continues to contemplate retirement; channeling his inner-Brett Favre?

    Jul 21, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Anaheim Ducks

    As Teemu Selanne continues contemplate retirement yet again (and the Ducks continue to anxiously await his decision), is he becoming the NHL’s version of Brett Favre?

  24. What do the Islanders need for a new arena? More cowbell!

    Jul 21, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

    Islanders and Nassau County Agree on New Arena Plan

    The New York Islanders announced they’ll be hosting an event outside Nassau Coliseum with current and former Islanders players, ice girls, and a free concert featuring Blue Oyster Cult to help convince voters to vote “YES” for a new arena on August 1.

  25. When the Caps say they aren’t trading Semin, does anyone listen?

    Jul 21, 2011, 2:48 AM EDT

    Alexander Semin

    Caps GM George McPhee reiterates that he does not plan on trading Alexander Semin during the offseason. Actually, he doesn’t plan on making any more moves period.

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