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  1. Mark Bell returns to the NHL, signs one-year deal with Anaheim Ducks

    Jul 20, 2011, 10:14 PM EDT

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    Switzerland Icehockey

    The Anaheim Ducks take a flyer on former 8th oveall pick Mark Bell. Bell, who has played the last two seasons in the Swiss League, looks to resurrect his career after a 2006 auto accident and DUI charge.

  2. Pegula Effect: Sabres fans showing optimism with their wallet

    Jul 20, 2011, 8:57 PM EDT

    Terry Pegula

    Buffalo Sabres fans are renewing season-tickets at a highest rate in franchise history. With 99% of the ticket holders renewing for next season, have hopes (and expectations) ever been higher in Buffalo?

  3. Blackhawks walk-away from Campoli, defenseman becomes unrestricted free agent

    Jul 20, 2011, 7:45 PM EDT

    Corey Crawford

    The Blackhawks exercised their “walk-away” rights after Chris Campoli’s arbitration hearing making him an unrestricted free agent. So what is next for the defenseman without a home?

  4. Peter Mueller’s recovery from concussion issues remains a mystery

    Jul 20, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Concussions derailed Peter Mueller’s renaissance with Colorado in 2009-10 and kept him from playing a single game in 2010-11. So will he be back? The Avalanche are keeping him at arm’s length from the media.

  5. NHL 12 video preview: EA Sports unveils ‘revamped’ Be a Pro mode

    Jul 20, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

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    EA Sports released an intriguing video that details the changes that have been made to their Be a Pro mode for NHL ’12.

  6. Predators roundtable: Which one of Shea Weber, Ryan Suter and Pekka Rinne is most expendable?

    Jul 20, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

    St. Louis Blues v Nashville Predators

    Amid discussion of the Predators’ struggles to sign Shea Weber, there are worries that the team won’t be able to keep its “big three” of Weber, Ryan Suter and Pekka Rinne together. With that in mind, we asked our favorite Predators bloggers to name the most “expendable” player in that trio.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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”?

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.”

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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