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  1. Oilers sign defenseman Ladislav Smid to two-year, $4.5M deal

    Jun 30, 2011, 3:24 PM EDT

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    Coyotes Oilers Hockey

    The Chris Pronger deal was rough for the Oilers, but they ultimately got Jordan Eberle and Ladislav Smid out of the deal. Both seem to have a future in Edmonton after Smid signed a two-year, $4.5 million deal today.

  2. Predators add J.P. Dumont to the buyout bin

    Jun 30, 2011, 3:02 PM EDT

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    Predators Ducks Hockey

    The Predators bought out the final season of forward J.P. Dumont’s contract after an abysmal 19-point season, giving the free agent market a slight boost in the process.

  3. Hurricanes hand Jussi Jokinen a three-year, $9M extension

    Jun 30, 2011, 2:37 PM EDT

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    Henrik Lundqvist, Jussi Jokinen

    The Hurricanes answered another of their free agent questions before July 1, signing forward Jussi Jokinen to a three-year, $9 million deal.

  4. Avalanche will retire Peter Forsberg’s No. 21 with the Red Wings in town

    Jun 30, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT

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    forsbergno21ap

    The Avalanche will retire Peter Forsberg’s No. 21 in a ceremony on opening night. The best part might be that it will take place before a game against the Red Wings.

  5. L.A. Kings mad at Edmonton over Ryan Smyth deal as Colin Fraser is injured

    Jun 30, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT

    Colin Fraser

    The Kings are upset because the player they got in return for Ryan Smyth from Edmonton, Colin Fraser, is injured meaning they can’t play him nor buy him out. Oops?

  6. Mike Commodore, Cam Barker, and Sheldon Souray all waived today to be bought out

    Jun 30, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT

    Mike Commodore

    Three big defenseman were put on waivers today to be bought out of their current deals when they clear. Is this the slight lift the free agent market needs to be more interesting?

  7. NHLPA files grievance over Nashville Predators qualifying offers, could make seven players free agents

    Jun 30, 2011, 11:28 AM EDT

    Sergei Kostitsyn

    The Predators might have seven unexpected new unrestricted free agents come Friday if the NHLPA wins their grievance over the Predators’ filing of their qualifying offers. It turns out the Predators may not have a good grasp on how FedEx works.

  8. Prove yourself: T.J. Oshie signs one-year, $2.35 million deal with Blues after tumultuous season

    Jun 30, 2011, 10:40 AM EDT

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    T.J. Oshie

    The Blues are keeping T.J. Oshie around for one more year, a curious deal for a young player but they’re likely looking for him to grow up a little more.

  9. Todd Marchant ends his NHL career after 17 seasons, joins Ducks’ front office

    Jun 29, 2011, 11:56 PM EDT

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    Anaheim Ducks v Dallas Stars

    Todd Marchant retired after his 17th season in the NHL, leaving behind a legacy as an underrated defensive forward … and, at one point, a guy whose speed made him a borderline star in the world of video games.

  10. Sabres send Steve Montador’s rights to Chicago; Christian Ehrhoff signing on the horizon?

    Jun 29, 2011, 11:26 PM EDT

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    Buffalo Sabres v New York Islanders

    The Sabres sent Steve Montador’s negotiating rights to the Blackhawks for a seventh rounder in 2012 or 2013. Is this a sign that they are close to signing Christian Ehrhoff?

  11. Alberts, Asham, Jones and Weber comprise Wednesday’s minor signings

    Jun 29, 2011, 11:11 PM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Colorado Avalanche

    Here is a roundup of some of the smaller moves from around the NHL today, highlighted by David Jones signing a one-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche.

  12. ‘Jagr watch’ continues: Jaromir Jagr won’t determine his new team tonight

    Jun 29, 2011, 10:43 PM EDT

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    Tomas Rolinek, Jaromir Jagr

    Were you anxiously awaiting the end of Jagr Watch tonight? Sorry, you’ll have to keep waiting at least a little bit longer.

  13. Why chasing Steven Stamkos could be an ‘exercise in futility’ for Flyers, rest of NHL

    Jun 29, 2011, 9:56 PM EDT

    stamkosrfagetty

    The Flyers might be mulling over the idea of sending an offer sheet for Steven Stamkos, but the Lightning claim that they will match any offer sheet for their young star. If that’s true, it really might be an ‘exercise in futility.’

  14. Semyon Varlamov’s Russian agent bashes the Washington Capitals

    Jun 29, 2011, 9:04 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Washington Capitals

    Semyon Varlamov’s Russian agent won’t say which KHL team his client is leaning toward, but he wasn’t shy about bashing the Washington Capitals.

  15. Christian Ehrhoff: the next Dan Hamhuis? Islanders trade his rights to Buffalo for fourth rounder

    Jun 29, 2011, 8:09 PM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    After realizing they couldn’t sign Christian Ehrhoff, the Islanders sent the German defenseman’s negotiating rights to Buffalo for a fourth rounder in 2012.

  16. Another big question answered: Lightning hand Dwayne Roloson one-year deal worth $3M

    Jun 29, 2011, 7:25 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

    The Lightning still have a lot of questions to answer this off-season, but they crossed off one of the biggest ones by re-signing top goalie Dwayne Roloson to a one-year, $3 million deal.

  17. Christian Ehrhoff turns down big offer from Islanders, will head to free agency

    Jun 29, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT

    Christian Ehrhoff

    The Islanders took a chance at acquiring Christian Ehrhoff’s rights… That chance didn’t play out well for them.

  18. Report: Semyon Varlamov headed to KHL next season rather than re-sign with Capitals

    Jun 29, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT

    Semyon Varlamov

    Restricted free agent to-be Semyon Varlamov won’t be waiting around for the Capitals to make him an offer as he’s headed to the KHL to free up the Caps three-way goalie jumble.

  19. Paul Kariya announces retirement from NHL, blames head shots for shortened career

    Jun 29, 2011, 4:23 PM EDT

    Paul Kariya

    NHL legendary scorer Paul Kariya announced his retirement from the NHL today and took aim at illegal head shots as the reason why his career ended prematurely.

  20. Jaromir Jagr to decide today where he wants to play in NHL next season

    Jun 29, 2011, 3:47 PM EDT

    Jaromir Jagr

    Jaromir Jagr’s choices for who to come back with in the NHL next season are down to three teams and he’s going to make his choice today.

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