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  1. Blues add depth: Sign forward Scott Nichol from San Jose, re-sign goalie Ben Bishop

    Jul 5, 2011, 4:24 PM EDT

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    Scott Nichol

    St. Louis improved their depth a little bit more by signing Scott Nichol out of San Jose and re-signing giant goalie Ben Bishop.

  2. Jets re-sign captain Andrew Ladd to five-year, $22 million deal

    Jul 5, 2011, 3:07 PM EDT

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    Andrew Ladd

    With the Winnipeg Jets’ summer being a quiet one, they did one important thing today: re-signed captain Andrew Ladd to a five-year deal.

  3. Steven Stamkos’ eventual signing in Tampa Bay doesn’t deter Philly’s flirtation with him

    Jul 5, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

    Steven Stamkos

    While Steven Stamkos stays unsigned as a restricted free agent, it provides the fertile ground needed for speculation to rage that somehow the Philadelphia Flyers can get him away from Tampa Bay.

  4. The curious case of free agent defenseman Tomas Kaberle

    Jul 5, 2011, 10:20 AM EDT

    Tomas Kaberle

    So just where is Tomas Kaberle going to land this offseason? After a loaded career in Toronto and a Stanley Cup run in Boston that saw him play well, how has he not been snatched up?

  5. Brian Burke “deeply offended” by Toronto columnist criticizing his visit with troops in Afghanistan

    Jul 5, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Brian Burke

    You’d think Brian Burke taking time out to visit the military serving in Afghanistan would be a tremendous gesture. One Toronto columnist didn’t think so and Burke is on the defensive.

  6. New name, new location, same game plan? Winnipeg Jets staying quiet in free agency

    Jul 4, 2011, 11:46 PM EDT

    Kevin Cheveldayoff, Craig Heisinger

    With the Winnipeg Jets coming to rise out of Atlanta, it appears that even though everything else about the team is new they’re doing things like they did while in Atlanta.

  7. Dany Heatley-Martin Havlat trade: The day after

    Jul 4, 2011, 9:09 PM EDT

    Dany Heatley

    After last night’s blockbuster deal between the Sharks and Wild that sent all-star Dany Heatley to Minnesota in exchange for all-star Martin Havlat, everyone is having their say about it today.

  8. Poll: Who is the best active American hockey player?

    Jul 4, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

    Tim Thomas, Phil Kessel

    With patriotism and the smell of barbecued meat in the air, we couldn’t help but ask: who is the best active American hockey player? Let us know by voting in the poll.

  9. Greatest goalie generation? Why this is a special time for American netminding

    Jul 4, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins Victory Parade

    With America on the brain during this holiday, we must ask: has there ever been a better time for U.S. born goaltenders?

  10. More minor moves: Coyotes add McElhinney, Oilers re-up Peckham, Flames close in on Babchuk

    Jul 4, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

    Curtis McElhinney

    Here are a few more minor moves from around the NHL today.

  11. Small holiday signings: Capitals ink Richmond, Sabres lock up Weber

    Jul 4, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT

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    Daniel Carcillo, Mike Weber, Ryan Miller

    The Capitals signed Danny Richmond while the Sabres agreed to terms with Mike Weber during this holiday afternoon.

  12. Another Wild trade: Sharks deal Dany Heatley to Minnesota for Martin Havlat

    Jul 3, 2011, 11:45 PM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Six

    The Sharks and Wild shocked the hockey world by making their second big trade in a month tonight. This time around, the Wild received the immediate upgrade by nabbing Dany Heatley for Martin Havlat. Read all about the impact for both teams in this post.

  13. Flyers’ summer of zaniness continues as rumors float that Max Talbot’s deal violates the CBA

    Jul 3, 2011, 11:01 PM EDT

    Maxime Talbot

    You’d think that Christian Ehrhoff or Brad Richards’ big, front-loaded deals would be the most obvious violations of the NHL’s CBA this summer. Instead it’s the Flyers’ relatively modest five-year, $9 million deal with Max Talbot that might be voided.

  14. Appraising the new-look Florida Panthers after a busy free agent weekend

    Jul 3, 2011, 10:08 PM EDT

    Dale Tallon

    The Panthers might be the most dramatically different team in the NHL once the 2011-12 starts. But have they dramatically improved their team in the process? PHT takes an in-depth look at the team’s biggest additions.

  15. Better bring your cup to training camp: Penguins sign Boris Valibik to two-year deal

    Jul 3, 2011, 7:40 PM EDT

    Boris Valabik, Shean Donovan

    Sidney Crosby and Boris Valabik might have an awkward reunion at Penguins training camp after the team signed the defenseman to a one-year, two-way contract.

  16. Overcoming Lebda: Nashville signs Niclas Bergfors to one-year deal

    Jul 3, 2011, 5:18 PM EDT

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    Niclas Bergfors

    The Predators moved on quickly after dealing off Cody Franson and Matt Lombardi while acquiring disappointing defenseman Brett Lebda. Signing possible spark plug forward Niclas Bergfors should do the trick.

  17. Tomas Vokoun learns from Evgeni Nabokov’s example on when to say “yes” to a deal

    Jul 3, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

    Tomas Vokoun

    Tomas Vokoun’s surprise (and cheap) signing in Washington showed that he learned a lesson after Evgeni Nabokov’s failed free agent campaign last year: When to swallow your pride.

  18. Predators trade Cody Franson and Matthew Lombardi to Maple Leafs for Brett Lebda and Robert Slaney

    Jul 3, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

    Cody Franson

    The Leafs and Predators swing a deal that sees the Predators clear up salary space and the Leafs gain a solid defenseman and potentially a very useful forward.

  19. With Capitals and Sabres in cap crunch, who gets moved to sign restricted free agents?

    Jul 3, 2011, 11:59 AM EDT

    Alexander Semin

    After the free wheeling and spending the Caps and Sabres have done this offseason, they find themselves in a salary cap bind and a few of their own players to retain. So what happens now?

  20. Panthers add toughness, sign former Capitals bruiser Matt Bradley to two-year contract

    Jul 3, 2011, 1:31 AM EDT

    Matt Bradley

    Florida wasn’t done shopping after their crazy spending spree on Friday as they locked up former Capitals tough guy Matt Bradley to a two-year deal on Saturday.

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