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  1. City of Glendale might need to make dent in $25M it owes the NHL by September 15

    Sep 9, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

    Things are looking up for the Phoenix Coyotes on the ice. Although they’ll feel the loss of Zbynek Michalek quite a bit, the team that raised many eyebrows last season will remain mostly intact. In fact, they could even boast some extra offensive punch with the addition of veteran winger Ray Whitney. While I think…

  2. Report: NHLPA player reps must vote for or against Donald Fehr by Saturday

    Sep 9, 2010, 6:45 PM EDT

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    For fans, hockey writers and anyone outside of the process, the thought of Donald Fehr becoming the head of the NHL Players Association is a bit scary. If you ask Jim Kelley of Sports Illustrated, he’d probably tell you that the league’s players are just as frightened by the mere task of making a decision.…

  3. Red Wings' Derek Meech clears waivers

    Sep 9, 2010, 5:53 PM EDT

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    If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to get your ego punched, perhaps consulting Red Wings forward/defenseman Derek Meech might be in order. Yesterday, Meech was waived by the team and today we find out that he’s cleared waivers.Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News shares this. Derek Meech cleared waivers and will be in training…

  4. Predictable conclusion: Dan Ellis quits Twitter

    Sep 9, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Lightning goalie Dan Ellis is calling it quits on Twitter. No, he’s not retiring from hockey, he’s just not going to use Twitter anymore. We’ve outlined Ellis’ missteps and repentance for his words to this point but to say that this is a surprising outcome from everything that’s happened the last few days would be…

  5. Richard Park leaves the NHL to sign three-year deal with Swiss team

    Sep 9, 2010, 4:33 PM EDT

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    The free agent crunch has been a theme we’ve hit from all sides this summer and yet another player is packing his things up and heading to Europe after being unable to land a deal in the NHL. Former Wild and Islanders forward Richard Park is packing his bags to join the Swiss Elite League.…

  6. Video: Mike Modano takes the ice in Wings gear for the first time

    Sep 9, 2010, 3:26 PM EDT

    If you haven’t gotten your dose of reality in a while, it’s about high time you did. Prepare to rub your eyes in disbelief at seeing longtime Dallas Star Mike Modano taking the ice for the first time as a member of the Detroit Red Wings. If you’re not prepared to see such a drastic…

  7. Alex Tanguay looking to re-charge his career in his return to Calgary

    Sep 9, 2010, 3:01 PM EDT

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    If there’s going to be a team to keep an eye on all year it’s going to be the Calgary Flames. Not because they’re a true Stanley Cup contender but because of the test of fans faith Daryl Sutter made with the team’s off-season moves. While a lot of attention has been paid to signing…

  8. Blue Jackets sign 2010 first round pick Ryan Johansen

    Sep 9, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT

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    There’s some prospect news out of Columbus this morning as the Blue Jackets have signed their 2010 first round pick Ryan Johansen to his three-year entry-level contract officially making him a pro. Aaron Portzline of Puck Rakers has the contract details. Johansen will make a base salary of $900,000, but the deal could reach $1.975 million…

  9. Flames defenseman Robyn Regehr shrugs off trade speculation

    Sep 9, 2010, 12:28 PM EDT

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    Being a high-priced player on a team with salary cap problems can make life interesting. Or really annoying. It can be equal parts of both if you’ve got a no-trade clause which, in the case of Flames defenseman Robyn Regehr, he does. With training camp coming up soon, Regehr was available to comment on some…

  10. Milan Lucic says his ankle is healthy, can't wait to start season

    Sep 9, 2010, 11:32 AM EDT

    Last season, Bruins power forward Milan Lucic was bitten by the injury bug. Struggling with injuries isn’t uncommon for a guy that plays the brand of game that Lucic does, but ankle injuries are a different monster entirely. Bruins fans can relax a little bit over the fact that Lucic says he’s feeling great and…

  11. Kings prospect Brayden Schenn injured in training

    Sep 9, 2010, 10:02 AM EDT

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    The Los Angeles Kings will be holding their breath a bit while they await news on how severe an injury is to one of their top prospects. Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider lays the bad news on us. According to the Kings, prospect Brayden Schenn suffered a knee injury during a training session in…

  12. Vancouver GM Mike Gillis to bring news straight to fans via Twitter

    Sep 9, 2010, 9:41 AM EDT

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    While some hockey players are struggling with Twitter as a medium to connect with their fans, one NHL team general manager is going to join up to help bring direct contact and open communication to the forefront. Matthew Sekeres of the Globe and Mail tells us about how Vancouver GM Mike Gillis looks to break…

  13. Edmonton's Taylor Hall shoulders the franchise's future, takes Kevin Lowe's number

    Sep 8, 2010, 11:52 PM EDT

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    While last year was one to forget for the Edmonton Oilers, the future is shaping up to potentially great. Today, the Oilers introduced three of their rookies who could be the cornerstones of the next wave of Oilers greats in Taylor Hall, Magnus Paajarvi and Jordan Eberle. One of those three will be wearing a…

  14. 2010 NHL free agency: Blackhawks sign Ryan Potulny

    Sep 8, 2010, 10:28 PM EDT

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    The Blackhawks aren’t done shopping just yet. Now with Cristobal Huet on his way to Switzerland to give the Hawks the cap relief they so desperately need, they’ve had room to add cost-effective players to the roster and tonight we find out that they very well may have landed a diamond in the rough. CapGeek.com…

  15. Bruce Boudreau quashes rumors about Tomas Fleischmann and Eric Belanger

    Sep 8, 2010, 9:39 PM EDT

    If you’re a Capitals fan and you’ve been fretting about the possibility that Tomas Fleischmann might be traded, head coach Bruce Boudreau is here to calm your nerves and talk you off the ledge. The Sporting News’ Craig Custance got word from the Caps head coach that the offensively-gifted forward wasn’t going anywhere. Fleischmann, a…

  16. Former Oilers captain Jason Smith arrested for domestic abuse

    Sep 8, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

    Former Devils/Flyers/Senators/Leafs/Oilers defenseman Jason Smith is in some hot water tonight after being arrested for alleged domestic assaults. Canoe in Canada has the disturbing story. Jason Smith is charged with assaulting his wife and daughter, who QMI Agency is not naming, on Aug. 10 in Calgary. The 36-year-old also faces a charge he confined his…

  17. Dan Ellis apologizes for Twitter salary gripes and the world moves on

    Sep 8, 2010, 7:53 PM EDT

    You could say that Lightning goalie Dan Ellis has had a rough couple of days on the Internet lately but you’d be downplaying things wildly. We outlined the Twitter ramblings that got Ellis in hot water with fans yesterday and while I was coming off more like a disappointed father saying that Ellis should be…

  18. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Thrashers sign Nigel Dawes to one-year, two-way deal

    Sep 8, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    New GM Rick Dudley is re-stocking the Atlanta Thrashers with a lot of players who fit his own, imposing image but Dudley must realize that he also needs to add some slick scorers too. While Nigel Dawes hasn’t exactly set the world on fire (his career high is 14 goals), he could provide a nice…

  19. Video: Sidney Crosby hits a big home run at Pirates' PNC Park

    Sep 8, 2010, 5:50 PM EDT

    Apparently hitting huge game winning shots isn’t the only thing Michael Jordan and Sidney Crosby have in common. Of course, if Crosby has dreams of playing Major League Baseball, his fantasies might be a bit more justified. Or maybe he just got lucky. Either way, check out this video of Crosby hitting a home run…

  20. Tomas Kaberle denies father's comments about his issues with Ron Wilson, Maple Leafs

    Sep 8, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    While the real story boiled down to a discussion of blogs being credited by mainstream media members and all the teeth gnashing that brings with it, hearing Tomas Kaberle’s father raise doubts about his son’s chances of remaining a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs was still pretty surprising. Who knows if Tomas Kaberle really…

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