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  1. San Jose Sharks re-sign Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski

    Jun 24, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

    You can take one talented center off the potential free agent list, as the San Jose Sharks announced this morning that the team has re-signed Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski. The Sharks, announcing that the team was moving on with goaltender Evgeni Nabokov, made plenty of room for themselves to sign the two talented forwards…

  2. NHLPA votes to extend CBA; salary cap to go up next season

    Jun 22, 2010, 3:50 PM EDT

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    After the NHLPA decided not to come to a decision yesterday on whether to exervise it’s option on whether to extend the CBA, there was some concern that they would vote against the increase in the salary cap and further splinter the players. Instead, word has come down today that the CBA has been extended…

  3. Denis Grebeshkov to become UFA

    Jun 21, 2010, 9:31 PM EDT

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    Not exactly “big changes” but the Nashville Predators are continuing on their path of moving forward with a bit of a different roster next season. Of course, this decision doesn’t exactly alter the roster all that much. Denis Grebeshkov appeared in just four games for the Predators last season after being traded to Nashville. After…

  4. Nikolai Khabibulin's DUI case will go to trial

    Jun 21, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

    Nikolai Khabibulin, the only goaltender currently contract with the Edmonton Oilers, now finds himself facing possible jail after an Arizona court ruled today that he will face trial for his DUI charges stemming from a February arrest. From Jim Kerr of News 880: The lawyer for the 37-year-old was in an Arizona courtroom today attempting…

  5. John MacLean's journey to be Devil's coach had rocky start

    Jun 20, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Rich Chere at The Star-Ledger has a great story up today on John MacLean’s path to becoming the first former Devils player to become head coach, focusing on the day in 1997 that MacLean publicly demanded a trade. “I feel I’m just dying on the vine here, and it’s time to move on,” MacLean said…

  6. A sobering Father's Day story

    Jun 20, 2010, 2:09 PM EDT

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    I’d like to take a quick break from all of the chatter about the draft, trades and free agency to point out the best story you’ll read today about hockey and Father’s Day. Derek Zona of The Copper & Blue always gives us incredible stories on the NHL, prospects and some of the forgotten stories…

  7. Mike Ribeiro to the Wild makes sense for both teams

    Jun 20, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    This isn’t a rumor. This isn’t blind speculation on a trade that is “in the works.” This is merely analysis of a potential trade that would make sense between two teams. Get used to this, as we gear up for the NHL Draft next weekend and then NHL free agency right after that. As teams…

  8. New Hab Lars Eller aims to make the the team out of training camp

    Jun 20, 2010, 12:28 PM EDT

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    I’m sure that most Montreal Canadien fans are still a bit bitter over the Habs’ decision to stick with Carey Price instead of handing Jaroslav Halak a big contract extension. After all, Halak was the goaltender that claimed the starting position and helped lead the Canadiens to the brink of the Stanley Cup finals. To…

  9. Jason Arnott says he expected to be traded

    Jun 20, 2010, 11:22 AM EDT

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    I highly doubt the Nashville Predators trading away Jason Arnott was a big surprise to some, although him being dealt back to New Jersey certainly caught most of us off guard. Lost in all of the furor over the trade yesterday was the fact that Arnott did have a no-trade clause in his contract and…

  10. An increase in the NHL salary cap far from a sure thing

    Jun 19, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

    With all of this talk about teams making trades for salary cap purposes and the hand wringing that is taking place over a team’s salary situation, it’s important to note a few things. First, we get all over our salary information from, what I feel is the best source for cap information that can…

  11. Flyers aim to sign Hamhuis before the NHL draft

    Jun 19, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    Tim Panaccio of is reporting that negotiations between the Flyers and Dan Hamhuis’ agent will start right away on Monday with the intention of getting a contract worked out in time for next week’s NHL draft. Says agent Wade Arnott: “We had some discussion, albeit in its infancy stage,” Arnott told “We decided…

  12. Just the beginning: Expect flurry of trades over the next week

    Jun 19, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

    The Nashville Predators and their two big trades today likely broke the ice for the NHL as we gear up for the NHL draft next weekend and then the start of free agency right after that. With the free agency pool not as good as it’s been in the past, many are speculating that this…

  13. Not done yet: Predators trade Jason Arnott to the New Jersey Devils

    Jun 19, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    This afternoon has suddenly turned busy. Just hours after trading the negotiating rights for Dan Hamhuis to the Philadelphia Flyers, the Nashville Predators have traded their Jason Arnott to the New Jersey Devils. From the team’s press release: Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has sent captain…

  14. In order to pay Hamhuis, Flyers will have to make more moves

    Jun 19, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    Now that the Philadelphia Flyers have acquired the negotiating rights to Dan Hamhuis, the question is now whether they’ll be able to sign him or not. According to, the Flyers currently sit just over $8 million under the $56 million salary cap for next season with 17 players under contract. The Flyers have 11…

  15. Flyers trade Ryan Parent to Nashville for rights to Dan Hamhuis

    Jun 19, 2010, 1:44 PM EDT

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    Dan Hamhuis was a popular name at the trade deadline, as the Nashville Predators fielded a number of offers to trade the talented defenseman. In the end though, no offer was good enough and the Predators stuck with him, knowing there was a chance that they would lose Hamhuis for nothing this summer in free…

  16. Predators sign Francise Bouillon to two-year contract extension

    Jun 18, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    The Nashville Predators announced that they have signed veteran defenseman Francis Bouillon to a two-year contract extension worth $2.7 million. He has spent most of his career in Montreal, with the exception of playing four games in Nashville in 2002 before signing with the Predators in 2009. He appeared in 81 games last season, scoring…

  17. Rob Blake formally announces his retirement

    Jun 18, 2010, 4:09 PM EDT

    After weeks of knowing this was coming, Rob Blake sat before the media today in San Jose and formally announced his retirement from the game of hockey. Courtesy of David Pollack of the San Jose Mercury News: “It was a dream,” he said of the chance to compete in the NHL, “and I can sit…

  18. NHL's competition committee proposes new headshot penalty

    Jun 18, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

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    According to The Canadian Press, the NHL’s competition committee has proposed a rule change for next season, that would have players given a penalty on the ice for intentional hits to the head. Mathieu Schneider said that the committee met on Friday, and on top of the proposed rule change also agreed on rules for…

  19. Dallas Stars negotiating to move training camp to Prince Edward Island

    Jun 18, 2010, 2:12 PM EDT

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    The Dallas Stars are certainly in a state of flux lately, as the team struggles with a restrictive internal budget as they work to transition to Joe Nieuwendyk’s and Marc Crawford’s new system. With the team in he midst of a sale, it’s also unlikely that the team is able to use that cap space…

  20. Chris Mason surprised by the Jaroslav Halak trade

    Jun 18, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Yesterday’s trade that sent Jaroslav Halak to the St. Louis Blues sent shockwaves throughout the hockey world. After all, Halak was the promising young goaltender that the Canadiens have been looking for and the one that carried the Habs on his back past the Capitals and the Penguins. Yet Pierre Gauthier made it known that…

  21. Joe Sakic hoping for management position with Avalanche

    Jun 18, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    Adrian Dater of the Denver Post is reporting that Joe Sakic is hoping to break into the NHL front office business, and is looking to do so with the Colorado Avalanche. “You can’t just jump in and start at the top. I would go in knowing I’d have to learn all parts of the business…

  22. Sergei Fedorov facing foreclosure on two Detroit homes

    Jun 18, 2010, 11:07 AM EDT

    According to an AP report, former Detroit Red Wings great Sergei Fedorov is facing foreclosure on two homes in the Detroit area. The PrivateBank and Trust Co. says Fedorov owes more than US$2 million. The Oakland County Treasurer’s Office says he also owes more than $51,000 in property taxes. The Detroit News reports Friday that…

  23. More on the Boston-Columbus trade rumor

    Jun 18, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    Our story yesterday on the rumored trade proposal between Columbus and Boston caused a bit of stir and if nothing else left people scratching their heads a bit. Before writing up the story, I double checked with my source on the information he was giving me and then posted the proposed trade that would leave…

  24. Is John MacLean the right coach for the Devils?

    Jun 17, 2010, 10:15 PM EDT

    The Devils took a route most expected was coming, promoting John MacLean from coach of the Lowell (Albany) Devils to be the next head coach in New Jersey. MacLean is young and should have a new approach that will do the team good, after a number of years of coming up disappointingly short in the…

  25. Zach Parise looking for more offense under John MacLean

    Jun 17, 2010, 8:33 PM EDT

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    Last season was one to forget for the New Jersey Devils, after a blockbuster trade for Ilya Kovalchuk never panned out and the team’s star players clashed with the coach and the playing system. While we’ll never know exactly what happened between Jamie Langenbrunner and Jacques Lemaire, there’s no doubt that the team’s early demise…

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