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  1. Devils and Lou Lamoriello throw support behind Islanders arena project

    Jul 29, 2011, 6:04 PM EDT

    Lou Lamoriello

    The Islanders aren’t just getting support from the Rangers on their new arena deal, but the Devils are backing them as well.

  2. Winnipeg’s AHL team called St. John’s IceCaps; Good nickname or silly nonsense?

    Jul 29, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    St. John's IceCaps

    Winnipeg’s AHL team has a name now and they’re called the IceCaps. Worst name ever or fun times in the minor leagues?

  3. KHL calling: Brent Sopel headed to Russia; Alex Kovalev to follow?

    Jul 29, 2011, 3:05 PM EDT

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    Alex Kovalev

    When you can’t find a job in the NHL, heading to Russia and the KHL is sometimes the next best option. For Brent Sopel and, reportedly, Alex Kovalev, that’s just what it is.

  4. Are the Islanders not done dealing after landing Brian Rolston?

    Jul 29, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    Charles Wang, Garth Snow

    Are the Islanders in the market for another big move? Rumor says that they are. Could that also mean they avoid the Alexei Yashin debacle?

  5. No parks, no problems: Nikolay Zherdev would be OK playing in Winnipeg

    Jul 29, 2011, 10:26 AM EDT

    Nikolay Zherdev

    Nikolay Zherdev is busy looking for a new NHL team to play for and unlike Ilya Bryzgalov, he’d be all right with playing in Winnipeg.

  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

    nhllogo

    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. Rangers GM Glen Sather extends support for Islanders’ new arena bid

    Jul 28, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT

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    New York Islanders Draft Party

    The Rangers and Islanders might be fierce on-ice rivals, but Rangers GM Glen Sather voiced his support for the Isles’ new arena bid.

  13. Report: Training camp looks unlikely for Marc Savard, whose concussion issues continue

    Jul 28, 2011, 5:33 PM EDT

    Marc Savard, Peter Chiarelli

    Sadly enough, it appears that Marc Savard’s struggles with post-concussion syndrome continue. Reports indicate that he won’t be able to participate in Bruins’ training camp unless he makes an unexpected improvement.

  14. Mike Danton announces that his strange journey will continue in Sweden

    Jul 28, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT

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    Mike Danton announced that he’ll play in Sweden next season, continuing his unlikely journey from a lengthy prison sentence.

  15. No arbitration tomorrow: Jannik Hansen signs three-year, $4.05M deal with Canucks

    Jul 28, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

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    Jannik Hansen, Devin Setoguchi

    The Canucks avoided a second year of salary arbitration with Jannik Hansen, signing him to a three-year deal. Update: it’s a nice bargain at $4.05 million overall.

  16. Report: Craig MacTavish likely to coach the AHL’s Chicago Wolves

    Jul 28, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT

    Craig MacTavish

    After failing to get an NHL head coaching job, Craig MacTavish looks primed to coach the Chicago Wolves – the Vancouver Canucks’ AHL affiliate.

  17. Canucks forward Jannik Hansen hopes for big raise as arbitration approaches

    Jul 28, 2011, 2:25 PM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Six

    Could Jannik Hansen be the first player to go to salary arbitration this summer?

  18. Another unthinkable trade: Devils unload Brian Rolston to Islanders for Trent Hunter

    Jul 28, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

    Brian Rolston, Marc-Andre Fleury

    Against high odds, the Devils got rid of Brian Rolston’s contract. New Jersey sent the aging forward to the Islanders for Trent Hunter, opening up cap space to make it easier to re-sign Zach Parise.

  19. False alarm: Why this screenshot isn’t the new Winnipeg Jets jersey (or from NHL ’12)

    Jul 28, 2011, 12:37 PM EDT

    screenshotofpossiblenewjetsjersey

    A supposed screenshot made many believe that the new Jets’ jerseys had been “leaked” by EA Sports, but it turns out that it wasn’t from either NHL ’11 or the upcoming title NHL ’12.

  20. Trading games: Canucks, Coyotes agree to switch two home contests in 2011-12

    Jul 28, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Phoenix Coyotes

    The Canucks and Coyotes agreed to swap home games in February.

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