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  1. Penguins bits: Orpik undergoes hernia surgery, video evidence of Malkin’s stickhandling skills

    Jul 20, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

    Evgeni Malkin

    Two Penguins bits for today: Brooks Orpik underwent successful sports hernia surgery while Evgeni Malkin showed off his skills in a training video.

  2. Report: Rangers appear hesitant to give Brandon Dubinsky $5M per year

    Jul 20, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Four

    With a Thursday salary arbitration deadline looming, the Rangers and Brandon Dubinsky can’t seem to come to terms on a contract extension. This post details why his value is tough to gauge, his age makes things complicated and Ryan Callahan’s deal also hangs in the balance.

  3. Disney’s ‘Phineas and Ferb’ will make their way onto NHL merchandise next season

    Jul 20, 2011, 2:11 PM EDT

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    Disney and the NHL will team up to produce “Phineas and Ferb” merchandise. This post attempts to answer the question many of you are probably asking: “What is Phineas and Ferb”?

  4. Shea Weber, Predators currently locked in a ‘stalemate’ regarding a new contract

    Jul 20, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber

    Both sides have been saying all the right things, until now: Shea Weber’s agent claims the sides have hit “a bit of a stalemate” in their contract discussions. This post covers the Predators’ big three headaches and why Weber’s deal is so complicated.

  5. Report: Patrick Lalime set to retire from NHL

    Jul 20, 2011, 12:39 PM EDT

    Patrick Lalime

    Reports indicate that Patrick Lalime will retire from the NHL. This post discusses his highest and lowest moments in the NHL, revealing an overachieving career.

  6. Teddy Purcell and Lauri Korpikoski avoid arbitration, both sign two-year deals

    Jul 20, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

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    Teddy Purcell

    The Lightning locked up Teddy Purcell to a two-year, $4.725 million deal, avoiding arbitration. Lauri Korpikoski came to an arbitration settlement by signing a two-year, $3.6 million contract with the Coyotes. We examine whether or not these two players might be one-hit wonders in the post.

  7. Detroit Red Wings officially announce Ty Conklin’s one-year contract

    Jul 20, 2011, 11:20 AM EDT

    Ty Conklin

    The Red Wings confirmed rumors that Ty Conklin will be Jimmy Howard’s backup in 2011-12.

  8. There’s always next year: Top restricted free agents for 2012

    Jul 20, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v Montreal Canadiens

    Want to know which players might be headed to restricted free agency in 2012? Here’s the intriguing list.

  9. There’s always next year: Top unrestricted free agents for 2012

    Jul 20, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Alexander Semin

    Sure, it’s early, but if you’re wondering which players might be the big fish of free agency in 2012, this post provides the pending unrestricted free agents for next year.

  10. Report: Red Wings stick with nostalgic backup plan, look primed to sign Ty Conklin

    Jul 20, 2011, 1:06 AM EDT

    Chris Osgood, Ty Conklin

    Chris Osgood won’t be the Red Wings backup next season, but reports indicate that they’ll bring back another familiar face in Ty Conklin.

  11. Video: Tim Thomas uses yoga to get an extra edge in net

    Jul 20, 2011, 12:31 AM EDT

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    Tim Thomas, Phil Kessel

    Tim Thomas ranks among the NHL goalies who take advantage of yoga. Check out video of him practicing the still-often-misunderstood techniques.

  12. Steven Stamkos got his contract, but there’s ‘nothing new’ regarding Drew Doughty’s negotations

    Jul 19, 2011, 11:16 PM EDT

    Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

    Were you expecting progress between the Kings and Drew Doughty now that Steven Stamkos’ deal is done? Reports indicate that there’s been “nothing new on the Doughty front.”

  13. Salary arbitration hearings begin Wednesday; Here’s what you need to know

    Jul 19, 2011, 9:55 PM EDT

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    Zach Parise, Shea Weber, Pekka Rinne, Jerred Smithson

    With salary arbitration hearings scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 20, you might want a primer. This post provides the schedule for the 11 players left along with information about what can and cannot be discussed in the hearings.

  14. Mediator can’t resolve Kings-Oilers dispute regarding Colin Fraser; Next stop: Gary Bettman?

    Jul 19, 2011, 9:14 PM EDT

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    Dean Lombardi,

    An NHL mediator couldn’t resolve the Kings’ dispute with the Oilers regarding Colin Fraser’s health. Los Angeles now must decide if they want to file a grievance and leave the decision up to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. Kings GM Dean Lombardi might just be mad enough to do it, too.

  15. Dallas Stars deny rumor that they’re losing $1 million per week

    Jul 19, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT

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    A Forbes report indicates that the Dallas Stars are losing $1 million per week, but a team official called the report “Totally, unequivocally untrue.”

  16. Patrick Kane’s wrist surgery goes well, rehab window remains at 6-8 weeks

    Jul 19, 2011, 7:18 PM EDT

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    Patrick Kane

    Blackhawks team doctor Michael Terry announced that Patrick Kane underwent successful wrist surgery today. His window of recovery remains between six to eight weeks.

  17. Buffalo avoids arbitration, signs Andrej Sekera to four-year, $11 million; Salary cap crunch awaits

    Jul 19, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Andrej Sekera

    Andrej Sekera is avoiding arbitration in Buffalo and getting a nice four-year, $11 million deal to do so. Now the Sabres have some salary cap questions to answer.

  18. Devils finally land a coach, hire former Panthers head man Peter DeBoer

    Jul 19, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT

    Peter DeBoer

    The Devils summer-long search for a head coach brought them a guy not long removed from his job with the Panthers in Peter DeBoer.

  19. No more waiting: Lightning sign Steven Stamkos to five-year, $37.5 million deal

    Jul 19, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT

    Steven Stamkos

    You can kill the rumor mill on Steven Stamkos. Tampa Bay signs their superstar restricted free agent to a five-year deal worth $37.5 million.

  20. Philadelphia has salary bonus overage of $1.4 million, more moves ahead for Flyers?

    Jul 19, 2011, 3:14 PM EDT

    Sergei Bobrovsky

    The Flyers have some bonuses they have to pay off against the salary cap this year, does this mean there are some unexpected moves to be made to clear cap space?

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