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  1. NHL Board of Governors officially approve Atlanta Thrashers’ relocation to Winnipeg

    Jun 21, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT

    NHL in Winnipeg

    As expected, the NHL’s Board of Governors approved the relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg, making True North Sports and Entertainment their new owners.

  2. Flames and Alex Tanguay are far apart on a new contract

    Jun 21, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Alex Tanguay

    The Flames and Alex Tanguay are trying to get a deal done. The problem is they’re far apart on value.

  3. Bruins Stanley Cup party at Foxwoods racks up bar tab worth more than $150,000

    Jun 21, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins Victory Parade

    We’ve all had nights where we’ve piled up big bar tabs, but the Bruins took the cake with what they did at Foxwoods to celebrate the Stanley Cup.

  4. Even Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff doesn’t know what jersey he’s giving to draftees

    Jun 21, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Kevin Cheveldayoff

    Winnipeg GM Kevin Cheveldayoff doesn’t even know what jersey their new draftees will be given this weekend in St. Paul during the 2011 NHL Draft.

  5. Varlamov wants to stay with the Caps, only if the price is right

    Jun 21, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Anaheim Ducks

    Semyon Varlamov has told the Capitals that he’d like to stay in the NHL and sign an extension. The problem is that he’s not willing to take a huge pay cut from the KHL; and SKA St. Petersburg would reportedly offer approximately $4 million.

  6. Jagr’s camp contacts Penguins about a possible return to NHL

    Jun 21, 2011, 2:14 AM EDT

    Jaromir Jagr (C) of Czech Republic celeb

    Jaromir Jagr’s agent has contacted the Pittsburgh Penguins about a reunion… and the Pens are interested.

  7. Despite conflicting reports, Kings and Oilers have talked about deal centering around Ryan Smyth

    Jun 21, 2011, 12:52 AM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Six

    Multiple outlets are reporting that LA Kings left winger Ryan Smyth has asked management for a trade… to Edmonton.

  8. Craig Ramsay will not coach Winnipeg next season, search narrowed to Noel and Haviland

    Jun 20, 2011, 9:04 PM EDT

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    The Winnipeg franchise has narrowed their coaching search down to Claude Noel and Mike Haviland; (now former) coach Craig Ramsay was informed that he is no longer a candidate.

  9. Bettman says Atlanta franchise “wasn’t economically viable”

    Jun 20, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT

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    In an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, NHL Commission Gary Bettman said, “the franchise wasn’t economically viable. We are not happy about it.”

  10. Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke plans on being aggressive during 2011 NHL Entry Draft

    Jun 20, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT

    Brian Burke

    With two picks low in the first round and an ever-present willingness to make big deals, Brian Burke said that the Toronto Maple Leafs “do not intend to be an idle bystander” on draft day or July 1.

  11. Maple Leafs shuffle assistant coaches; Is Ron Wilson on thin ice?

    Jun 20, 2011, 12:22 PM EDT

    Ron Wilson

    With his assistant coaching staff receiving a facelift and no contract extension in the works, many people wonder if Ron Wilson’s days with the Toronto Maple Leafs might be numbered.

  12. Montreal Canadiens re-sign Max Pacioretty to two-year deal reportedly worth $3.25M

    Jun 20, 2011, 11:27 AM EDT

    Max Pacioretty, Zdeno Chara

    The Montreal Canadiens are showing that they’re confident Max Pacioretty will bounce back from that notorious Zdeno Chara bit signing the winger to a two-year deal reportedly worth $3.2 million.

  13. Report: 2011-12 salary cap will include $64M ceiling, $48M floor

    Jun 20, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

    Calgary Flames v Philadelphia Flyers

    TSN reports that the 2011-12 salary cap ceiling will be $64 million while the floor should be $48 million. This post expands on that by revealing the five teams who are closest to the ceiling as of this time and the five teams who need to spend the most money to reach the floor.

  14. Red Wings announce that Nicklas Lidstrom will be back for one year at $6.2M

    Jun 20, 2011, 10:35 AM EDT

    Nicklas Lidstrom

    Detroit Red Wings need not fear anymore: Nicklas Lidstrom will come back for one more year, according to the team. Update: the one-year deal will reportedly pay him $6.4 million, the same salary he received in 2010-11.

  15. Steven Stamkos, Lightning should lean toward Crosby’s contract rather than Ovechkin’s deal

    Jun 19, 2011, 10:16 PM EDT

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    Steven Stamkos

    The Lightning and Steven Stamkos are in an unusual contract situation. That being said, if they’re going to try to duplicate any other star’s deal, they should lean toward Sidney Crosby’s contract rather than Alex Ovechkin’s lengthy pact.

  16. Other teams could make Tampa Bay miserable if Steven Stamkos reaches restricted free agency

    Jun 19, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

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    The Tampa Bay Lightning could deal with all kinds of headaches if Steven Stamkos becomes a restricted free agent on July 1. Click “Read More” for some nightmare scenarios.

  17. Marc Savard still feeling concussion symptoms almost six months later

    Jun 19, 2011, 6:34 PM EDT

    Marc Savard

    Almost six months after suffering his latest concussion, Boston’s Marc Savard is still feeling the effects.

  18. Kings make “major offer” to restricted free agent-to-be Drew Doughty

    Jun 19, 2011, 10:01 AM EDT

    Drew Doughty

    While other teams have taken the steps to lock down their franchise restricted free agents, the Kings are apparently going for the gusto with their own in Drew Doughty.

  19. Craig Ramsay interviews to keep his job with Winnipeg hockey club

    Jun 19, 2011, 12:20 AM EDT

    Craig Ramsay

    Craig Ramsay did a great job with the Atlanta Thrashers last season, but he had to interview to see if he could impress the new owners of the team headed to Winnipeg.

  20. Tomas Vokoun’s agent: “looks like he’ll hit the open market”

    Jun 18, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT

    Florida Panthers v Chicago Blackhawks

    Even though the Florida Panthers and Tomas Vokoun still have almost two weeks to reach an agreement, it’s looking like Tomas Vokoun will “hit the open market” on July 1.

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