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  1. Habs 2010 draft pick Jarred Tinordi chooses OHL over Notre Dame, sparks further debate

    Aug 11, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    In what continues to be a bad summer for college hockey fans, continues to be a great one for fans of Canadian junior hockey. 2010 first round pick of the Montreal Canadiens Jarred Tinordi will be playing hockey for the OHL’s London Knights this season rather than in the NCAA for Notre Dame. While it’s…

  2. 2010 NHL free agency: Blackhawks officially re-sign Jordan Hendry

    Aug 11, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT

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    It’s the Blackhawks re-signing that’s been laying in the weeds for a while now. Heck we even talked about it last week, but today the Blackhawks have announced the official re-signing of defenseman Jordan Hendry. Hendry was a key depth member of the Blackhawks blueline last year and while he struggled a bit late in…

  3. 2010 NHL free agency: Lightning re-sign Juraj Simek

    Aug 11, 2010, 11:12 AM EDT

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    The Tampa Bay Lightning have held onto some of their scoring depth by re-signing winger Juraj Simek to a one-year, two-way contract. Simek is likely destined to return to the AHL and the Norfolk Admirals next season but should things break right for him, it’s possible he could see fourth line time in Tampa Bay…

  4. Is it time for the NHL to consider expansion?

    Aug 11, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    With the glut of available players in free agency there’s a definitive issue at hand for the NHL and their players. While we’re sure that a lot of folks would like to hang the blame on Ilya Kovalchuk for seemingly bogging down the market for weeks with his free agency, that’s just not how it…

  5. Unsurprising news: Agent doesn't approve of Kovalchuk contract ruling

    Aug 11, 2010, 12:30 AM EDT

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    You had to know this was coming at some point in the wake of Richard Bloch’s ruling in favor of the NHL over the NHLPA regarding Ilya Kovalchuk’s nixed contract with the Devils. It’s just a little surprising that it took this long to get a response at all. NHL agent Kurt Overhardt sounded off…

  6. Devils hire head coaches for their AHL and ECHL affiliates

    Aug 10, 2010, 11:09 PM EDT

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    The New Jersey Devils have filled out their minor league coaching ranks hiring new head coaches for both the AHL Albany Devils and the ECHL Trenton Devils. Taking the reins in Albany will be Rick Kowalsky, as he’s earning a promotion up after coaching the Trenton Devils last season. Kowalsky brings on former Devils defenseman…

  7. 2010 NHL free agency: Blackhawks re-sign defenseman Nick Boynton

    Aug 10, 2010, 9:05 PM EDT

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    Turns out that winning can be a good thing for some players. The Chicago Blackhawks brought back a member of their Stanley Cup winning team at a big discount compared to what he was making before. Cap Geek has learned that defenseman Nick Boynton has re-signed with the team for one year at the league…

  8. NHL officially investigating mega-contracts of Hossa, Savard, Pronger and Luongo

    Aug 10, 2010, 7:25 PM EDT

    The fallout from yesterday’s ruling in the Ilya Kovalchuk contract grievance case which nixed his monstrous contract with the New Jersey Devils is that, thanks to the collective bargaining agreement, it gave the NHL the opportunity to look into other contracts to see if, perhaps, they too could be ruled to be guilty of cap…

  9. After being booed by Ducks fans for years, can Paul Kariya play for Anaheim again?

    Aug 10, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    Most of the discussion regarding Paul Kariya’s possible return to the team he once starred for focuses on two questions: 1) do the Anaheim Ducks want him back? and 2) does Paul Kariya even want to play hockey anymore? But people outside the California area might not realize that there are some fresh wounds to…

  10. Rick Wilson becomes the Minnesota Wild's new assistant head coach

    Aug 10, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    The Minnesota Wild added Rick Wilson to their coaching staff today, filling a gap left by departed assistant coach Mike Ramsey. Here is more from Glen Andersen of the Minnesota Wild’s Web site. After a long, hurdle-ridden process, Wilson signed his contract in the Wild’s corporate offices today, his 60th birthday. The Wild had several…

  11. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Blue Jackets re-sign Mike Blunden

    Aug 10, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

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    The Columbus Blue Jackets made a minor move today, re-signing forward Mike Blunden to a contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Blunden was originally a member of the Chicago Blackhawks organization, as the 43rd pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. The Blue Jackets acquired Blunden in a trade for Adam Pineault in…

  12. Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers sign 10-year TV deal with Rogers Sportsnet

    Aug 10, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

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    It seems like hockey players aren’t the only people getting signed to “lifetime” contracts. The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers signed a Nicklas Backstrom-length deal for their TV coverage, making a 10-year pact with Rogers Sportsnet that will help the company launch a new 24-hour channel Rogers Sportsnet ONE. The Flames provided a little more…

  13. A mild defense of Reebok's 'Champagne' Jerseys and other 'girly' clothes for women

    Aug 10, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    From everything I’ve seen, it must not be easy being a female sports fan. Men, on a whole, feel the need to reign supreme over what we think is our ultimate dominion: sports talk. Forgive me for generalizing, but sports are often a domain in which guys can make immature jokes, high five each other…

  14. Dallas Stars president Jeff Cogen leaves post to become CEO of Nashville Predators

    Aug 10, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Now that the Texas Rangers finally left the troubled hands of former owner Tom Hicks, the next step should be to sort out the messy situation Hicks’ other struggling Texas sports franchise is going through. Simply put, the Dallas Stars are somewhere between “mired by financial restraints” and “just plain miserable” right now. So it’s…

  15. NHL releases preseason schedule; Record six teams play games overseas

    Aug 10, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    The NHL released its preseason schedule on Monday, so I thought I’d point out some of the highlights. First, here are a few of the things that the league pointed out. An historic number of NHL clubs playing international games highlights the National Hockey League’s 2010-11 pre-season schedule, the dates and start times of which…

  16. Canucks GM Mike Gillis confirms that the NHL is looking into Roberto Luongo's 12-year deal

    Aug 10, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Last night, I pointed out the startling revelation that the league might investigate existing contracts after Ilya Kovalchuk’s cap-circumventing deal was rejected. Still, it’s one thing to hear such conjecture and a whole other thing to hear a little bit of confirmation on the subject. The Vancouver Sun got in touch with Vancouver Canucks GM…

  17. The PHT Nightcap: Monday, August 9th

    Aug 10, 2010, 1:00 AM EDT

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    Even in the depressingly hockey-free summer, we expect to be a productive bunch here at Pro Hockey Talk. Sometimes it might be difficult to follow our pace. We understand that. For that reason, whenever we can, we’ll put all of the day’s stories in one convenient post called the PHT Nightcap. Enjoy, hockey fans. Oilers…

  18. A transcript of the Ilya Kovalchuk contract ruling, plus a few more details

    Aug 10, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT

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    We’ve broken down the Ilya Kovalchuk contract rejection from many different angles, but for those of you attention-to-detail types, someone finally posted a transcript of the ruling itself. Thankfully, Canadian lawyer and sports buff Eric Macramalla got his hands on a copy, which you can peruse at your leisure here. Macramalla is a Partner at…

  19. Could Ilya Kovalchuk contract rejection impact other questionable (but already signed) deals?

    Aug 9, 2010, 10:40 PM EDT

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    Perhaps the next Collective Bargaining Agreement should include a “No Takebacks” clause. One of the most prominent arguments against voiding Ilya Kovalchuk’s contract was that other, similar deals set a precedent that cap-circumventing contracts would be accepted. While discussing the broader implications of arbitrator Richard Bloch’s decision to reject the contract, The Globe and Mail’s…

  20. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello goes back to the Ilya Kovalchuk contract drawing board

    Aug 9, 2010, 9:50 PM EDT

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    This probably won’t come as much of a surprise, but reports indicate that the New Jersey Devils are in the process of drawing up a new contract for Ilya Kovalchuk after an arbitrator sided with the NHL to void the 17-year, $102 million version. Here’s more from general manager Lou Lamoriello via Rich Chere. “While…

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