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  1. Jarome Iginla is optimistic about Flames' future

    Jul 7, 2010, 11:40 PM EDT

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    A lot has been made of the moves the Calgary Flames made to improve themselves and a lot of what’s been said is not exactly positive. While Flames GM Darryl Sutter is more than pleased with re-obtaining forwards Alex Tanguay and Olli Jokinen, people were curious as to what Flames captain and soon-to-be linemate Jarome…

  2. Catching up with Kovalchuk

    Jul 7, 2010, 9:59 PM EDT

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    It’s only fair that the most interesting free agent in the world (thanks crafty Mexican beer ad) Ilya Kovalchuk gets his own update to get everyone filled in on the daily roller coaster that is the Kovalchuk rumor mill and speculation palace. It started earlier today with a report from Russia saying that the KHL’s…

  3. 2010 NHL free agency: Leafs sign defenseman Brett Lebda for two years

    Jul 7, 2010, 8:32 PM EDT

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    The Toronto Maple Leafs off-season has been a relatively quiet one. They weren’t able to do much at the NHL draft, they haven’t found a home for Tomas Kaberle and their one free agent signing of note was getting gritty forward Colby Armstrong for three years and $9 million. The Leafs have a bit of…

  4. Jonathan Toews to have a lake named after him

    Jul 7, 2010, 7:53 PM EDT

    We all know that winning the Stanley Cup is a big deal. We all know that getting to spend a day with it is also a big deal that usually entails getting a parade thrown in your hometown and having a sweet party where any number of things could happen. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews will…

  5. Report: Nikolai Zherdev to return from Russia, sign with Flyers

    Jul 7, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT

    While fans wait to hear about what one Russian superstar will do about his future in the NHL (or KHL), word came out today that one enigmatic Russian scorer is close to returning to the NHL after spending a year away in Russia. Former first round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets and ex-New York…

  6. 2010 NHL free agency: Buffalo re-signs Patrick Lalime

    Jul 7, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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    The Buffalo Sabres did themselves and their superstar goalie a big favor today by re-signing backup goalie Patrick Lalime. Sabres Edge provides the details. Lalime, who turned 36 today, went 4-8-2 with the Sabres last season with a 2.81 goals-against average and .905 save percentage. The 12-year veteran has a record of 200-169-48 and a…

  7. 2010 NHL free agency: Colorado re-signs Brandon Yip for two years

    Jul 7, 2010, 5:25 PM EDT

    The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed one of the team’s many surprises from last year in Brandon Yip. The Denver Post’s Adrian Dater brings the details. Yip has agreed to a 2-year, $1.45 million contract The Denver Post has discovered and learned and processed. 700 and 750. The contract is more about the commitment of time…

  8. 2010 NHL free agency: Hurricanes sign defenseman Joe Corvo

    Jul 7, 2010, 4:12 PM EDT

    The Carolina Hurricanes are proving that they’re a friendly and overly welcoming organization with a short memory. You can leave and go away to Russia if contract talks reach an impasse and then come back a year later, much the way defenseman Anton Babchuk did when he re-signed with the team last week. If you’re…

  9. 2010 NHL free agency: Detroit, Florida, Ottawa, Columbus and Pittsburgh fill depth needs

    Jul 7, 2010, 3:36 PM EDT

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    The march through free agency continues and today saw a host of depth signings and re-signings by teams to help build up their reserves for a shot at the Cup next season. We’ll sum them up for you quickly. Detroit re-signs Patrick Eaves, one year $750,000 Eaves did well for Detroit in limited duty on…

  10. Evgeni Nabokov leaves the NHL, signs with KHL's SKA St. Petersburg

    Jul 7, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT

    If you missed the 2010 Western Conference final between the San Jose Sharks and the Chicago Blackhawks, you missed Evgeni Nabokov’s last game in the NHL. Russian newspaper Sovetsky Sport is reporting that the former Sharks goaltender has signed a four year contract with SKA St. Petersburg (link is in Russian) in the Kontinental Hockey…

  11. 2010 NHL free agency: Capitals re-sign Jeff Schultz for four years, $11 million

    Jul 7, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT

    The Capitals continue to take care of their in-house business today by signing defenseman Jeff Schultz to a long-term contract. Tarik El-Bashir spreads the word from Washington. The Caps have re-signed restricted free agent Jeff Schultz, I’m told, and thus will avoid salary arbitration. TSN.ca is reporting the deal is worth $11 million over four…

  12. 2010 NHL free agency: Rob Niedermayer signs with Buffalo for one year

    Jul 7, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

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    The Buffalo Sabres continue to do what they do best come free agency season: Be patient and fill holes on the roster wisely. The Sabres responded to losing defensemen Henrik Tallinder and Toni Lydman on the first day of free agency by signing defenseman Jordan Leopold away from Pittsburgh. Today, they’ve helped stabilize their center…

  13. Report: Kovalchuk "close" to signing with KHL team, Nabokov to join him?

    Jul 7, 2010, 11:33 AM EDT

    Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A report from a Russian publication called Sport Express is reporting that Ilya Kovalchuk is close to signing a deal with the KHL’s SKA St. Petersburg. Oh, you’re not stopping me? All right then. Rich Chere at the Newark Star-Ledger gives us the details. SKA general manager Andrey…

  14. Prospect Ryan McDonagh signs with Rangers, decisions await on Staal and Girardi

    Jul 7, 2010, 10:39 AM EDT

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    The New York Rangers are about to make life interesting on both head coach John Tortorella and general manager Glen Sather. The Rangers have signed prospect defenseman Ryan McDonagh and while that’s a great thing overall for the Rangers it puts them in a curious position, one which Glen Sather probably doesn’t mind. The Rangers…

  15. Oilers get a first-hand look at their future

    Jul 7, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

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    A lot of teams are holding their development camps to get a look at the prospects they’ve been harvesting through the draft the last few years. One place that is getting a lot of attention from its own fans is Edmonton and with good reason. With this year’s top pick Taylor Hall, Canadian junior hockey…

  16. The biggest winner with Jaroslav Halak's new contract? Antti Niemi

    Jul 6, 2010, 11:36 PM EDT

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    Earlier today, new St. Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak, formerly of the Montreal Canadiens, signed a four-year contract with the Blues worth $15 million. While the Blues are likely ecstatic they got a budding young superstar locked up for a cap hit of $3.75 million a year, there’s another team out there that’s probably terrified…

  17. Caps finally sign someone, re-sign Boyd Gordon for one year

    Jul 6, 2010, 10:34 PM EDT

    Capitals fans have been a bit anxious since the start of free agency on July 1. For some reason they feel troubled that their 121 point team has only lost some small-time players from their farm team and missed out on plenty of bloated free agent contracts to players that could’ve helped them out. Don’t…

  18. Mike Modano: It's Detroit or retirement

    Jul 6, 2010, 9:32 PM EDT

    We don’t know if the Red Wings courtship of Mike Modano amuses you, saddens you or makes you want to hurl, but at the very least it’s provided a nice, heartwarming like a G-Rated movie kind of side show to the Ilya Kovalchuk circus of inaction that continues to go on. We mentioned last night…

  19. Probert autopsy shows "no foul play"

    Jul 6, 2010, 7:52 PM EDT

    Windsor Regional Hospital in Ontario have found out that no foul play affected the death of former NHL enforcer Bob Probert. Mlive.com’s George Malik has been all over everything about what’s going on with the death of Probert, and I can tip my cap to him for virtually every thing that’s been said or found…

  20. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Predators roll the dice with Sergei Kostitsyn

    Jul 6, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    When the Kostitsyn brothers (sort of) burst onto the scene, Andrei was considered the better finisher/generally more talented of the two but Sergei was the “fast” one. Either way, it seemed like the two had a chance to be a solid sibling set for the Montreal Canadiens. As you may know, things fell apart for…

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