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  1. Avalanche GM Greg Sherman says he’s “very confident” in his abilities

    Jul 8, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Steve Tambellini, Greg Sherman

    Colorado Avalanche GM Greg Sherman says, “I’m very confident in my abilities to do my job.” It’s probably not a good sign when the GM feels like he has to tell people that he can do his job.

  2. Will Alexander Radulov return to the NHL next year?

    Jul 8, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Marek Zidlicky (R) of Czech Republic fig

    From the “better late than never” file, the Nashville may see Alexander Radulov back in a Predators jersey as soon as the 2012-13 season. Wouldn’t it be nice if they had him as a back-up plan for Sergei Kostitsyn?

  3. Report: Flyers looking to trade Bobrovsky

    Jul 8, 2011, 5:54 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Boston Bruins - Game Four

    Sources tell the Philadelphia Inquirer that the Flyers are shopping goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky.

  4. Could veteran leadership put the Blues back in the playoffs?

    Jul 8, 2011, 3:25 AM EDT

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    Kevin Shattenkirk, David Backes

    The Blues were able to acquire some much needed veteran leadership when they signed Jaime Langenbrunner and Jason Arnott to 1-year deals. Now that they have the vets in the locker room, are the Blues legitimate playoff contenders?

  5. Ryan Shannon signs with Lightning; A new Sean Bergenheim?

    Jul 8, 2011, 1:26 AM EDT

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    Ottawa Senators v Florida Panthers

    Ryan Shannon signed a 1-year, $625,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Can the speedy forward be this year’s version of Sean Bergenheim for the Guy Boucher and the Bolts?

  6. Varlamov speaks to media, childhood dream was to play for Avalanche

    Jul 7, 2011, 11:44 PM EDT

    Carolina Hurricanes v Washington Capitals

    One week after the July 1st trade that brought Semyon Varlamov to the Colorado Avalanche, he was formally introduced to the Denver media. In addition to performing the entire press conference (and subsequent interview session) in English, the 23-year-old Russian netminder surprised most people in attendance by telling everyone that his “childhood dream was to…

  7. City of Glendale’s Mayor: “what would life be like with no team in the arena?”

    Jul 7, 2011, 8:57 PM EDT

    Jobing.com Arena

    Just because True North has found their team and brought the NHL back to Winnipeg, the Coyotes situation in Arizona still hasn’t been magically solved for the league. Potential owner Matthew Hulsizer dropped his bid to buy the struggling franchise on June 27 and the league has not publically announced any new potential suitors. There…

  8. Predators continue to work through RFA offer sheet mess, sign four players

    Jul 7, 2011, 7:38 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    The Nashville Predators signed four restricted free agents in Matt Halischuk, Nick Spaling, Chris Mueller, and Cal O’Reilly. All that’s left is trying to sign Sergei Kostitsyn before an arbitrator hears the NHLPA’s grievance starting on Friday.

  9. Report: Seattle building a new arena to lure hockey team?

    Jul 2, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Storm Saviors Basketball

    Chicago businessman Don Levin has been in the Seattle area putting together plans to build an arena that would house a potential NHL team.

  10. Panthers go big again, like huge: Sign Bergenheim to cap off eventful day

    Jul 2, 2011, 2:41 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

    All it took was one day in July for Dale Tallon to get people to take the Florida Panthers seriously again. Acquiring eight players in one day will do that.

  11. Brad Richards to make decision on Saturday, Calgary Flames in the mix?

    Jul 2, 2011, 12:22 AM EDT

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    After a day full free agent signings, rumors, and trades, Brad Richards stated that he’ll wait until Day 2 of free agency to announce his decision. Surprisingly, the Calgary Flames may be one of the front runners.

  12. Potpourri of signings: Handzus, Carcillo find new homes, Fedotenko re-signs

    Jul 1, 2011, 11:03 PM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks - Game Five

    Michal Handzus, Daniel Carcillo, and Ruslan Fedotenko all signed on the dotted line towards the end of Free Agent Friday.

  13. Drew Doughty looks to become highest paid King

    Jul 1, 2011, 9:37 PM EDT

    Drew Doughty, Chuck Kobasew

    Restricted free agent defenseman Drew Doughty reportedly wants to become the highest paid player on the Los Angeles Kings.

  14. Teemu Selanne has knee surgery, future plans temporarily on hold

    Jul 1, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Anaheim Ducks - Game Two

    Teemu Selanne underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in Finland this week. Depending on how the surgury (and rehab) goes, Selanne is expected to make a decision on his future later this summer.

  15. Jagr to the Penguins a done deal?

    Jul 1, 2011, 1:21 AM EDT

    Jaromir Jagr of the Czech Republic (Fron

    There’s a report that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to sign with the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow; meanwhile his agent continues to negotiate with other teams to drive the price up for his client.

  16. Great time to be an UFA defenseman: Red Wings sign Jonathan Ericsson to three-year, $9.75 million deal

    Jun 30, 2011, 11:33 PM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Detroit Red Wings - Game Three

    Jonathan Ericsson and the Detroit Red Wings agreed to a 3-year, $9.75 million contract a day before the defenseman was set to become an unrestricted free agent. Did the Red Wings overpay?

  17. Flyers will not extend offer sheet to Steven Stamkos

    Jun 30, 2011, 8:47 PM EDT

    Steven Stamkos

    The Flyers announced on Thursday that they will not extend an offer sheet to Steven Stamkos on Friday. Now all the Lightning need to do is sign the 21-year-old sniper before someone else thinks about an offer sheet.

  18. Three players from 2011 Draft to watch next season

    Jun 29, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Portraits

    Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche, Adam Larsson of the New Jersey Devils, and Mika Zibanejad of the Ottawa Senators all have a great job to contribute to their NHL teams this season as 18-year-olds.

  19. The Hall of Fame case for Rogie Vachon

    Jun 28, 2011, 2:36 PM EDT

    Courtesy: LA Kings

    Despite being one of the most important players in Los Angeles Kings history and impressive career statistics, Rogie Vachon has repeatedly been snubbed by the Hall of Fame.

  20. Jeff Carter remains silent in wake of trade to Columbus

    Jun 27, 2011, 4:05 AM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Two

    Four days after being traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, Jeff Carter is still angry and has not spoken to the media. Thankfully for fans in Columbus, he’s mad at the Flyers and not the Blue Jackets.

  21. Short man complex? Five little guys proving the critics wrong

    Jun 27, 2011, 2:38 AM EDT

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    2011 Home Hardware CHL-NHL Top Prospects Game

    Despite their small stature on the ice, these five draft picks continue to defy the critics as they all heard their named called on draft weekend.

  22. Expect the Florida Panthers to be busy, looking for trades and free agents

    Jun 26, 2011, 11:23 PM EDT

    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Round One

    With the trade for Brian Campbell, the Florida Panthers have officially shifted gears from NHL “sellers” to aggressive “buyers” on the free agent market.

  23. Youthful newcomers excited to join Flyers

    Jun 26, 2011, 8:23 PM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets v Calgary Flames

    Brayden Schenn, Sean Couturier, and Jakub Voracek are all excited for their opportunities with their new team.

  24. Phil Kessel to the Leafs trade is finally complete

    Jun 26, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins

    The Maple Leafs can finally close the book on the Phil Kessel trade. All that’s left is watching the Bruins blue chip prospects develop into productive NHLers.

  25. Smyth trade to Edmonton not done, Kings GM “I don’t think we’re closer”

    Jun 25, 2011, 6:21 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Los Angeles Kings

    The Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers have been trying to work out a trade with Ryan Smyth for days– and apparently there’s STILL no trade in place.

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