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  1. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Bruins sign Mark Stuart to one-year, $1.675M deal

    Jul 9, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

    For better or worse, the Boston Bruins roster is just about set. The team signed 26-year-old defenseman Mark Stuart to a one-year, $1.675 million contract. TSN has more. The 26-year-old Stuart is a veteran of 252 NHL regular season games and has compiled 12 goals, 23 assists for 35 points and 261 penalty minutes in…

  2. A one-year deal would make a lot of sense for Nikolai Zherdev, Flyers

    Jul 9, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

    Yesterday, I expressed some misgivings about the Philadelphia Flyers’ interest in signing enigmatic winger Nikolai Zherdev. The thing is, I was under the impression that Zherdev was looking to sign a multi-year contract. Puck Daddy’s Dmitry Chesnokov reports that the Flyers and Zherdev are on the verge of signing a one-year deal, though. Now, a…

  3. Steve Yzerman expected to provide a eulogy at Bob Probert's funeral

    Jul 9, 2010, 10:40 AM EDT

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    When you look back at the greatest offensive players who played parts of the 80s and 90s, the lucky ones had a top-notch enforcer protecting them. Wayne Gretzky had Dave Semenko and Marty McSorley. Mario Lemieux suffered for some time without a true “bodyguard.” For many years, Bob Probert watched Steve Yzerman’s back. So it…

  4. Poll results: LeBron James is more annoying than Ilya Kovalchuk

    Jul 8, 2010, 10:10 PM EDT

    While LeBron James made his choice (the Miami Heat), Ilya Kovalchuk still sits on the fence. PHT readers didn’t sit on the fence, though, when we asked them which contract situation was more annoying. “King James” won by a landslide. Take a look in the poll below. (Click to enlarge.) So, chin up, Ilya. You…

  5. Nashville Predators name Shea Weber their new captain

    Jul 8, 2010, 8:35 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber is one of the best (and most underrated) defenseman in the league. After Jason Arnott was traded, the Nashville Predators needed a new captain … and it didn’t take them long to choose the towering defenseman with that powerful shot. Here’s more from the Predators and NHL.com. “In addition to being one of…

  6. Quick hits: Thrashers hire John Torchetti, Jay Feaster becomes Flames' assistant GM

    Jul 8, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Let’s take a look at two moves made on the bench and in the front office today. It’s been rumored for a while, but it’s official as of Thursday: John Torchetti (seen in the picture hilariously celebrating the Chicago Blackhawks Cup win) will be Craig Ramsay’s associate coach in Atlanta. TSN has the report. John…

  7. Could Khabibulin's possible jail time bail the Edmonton Oilers out of his contract?

    Jul 8, 2010, 6:29 PM EDT

    The 2009-10 season was so rough for the Edmonton Oilers, I called it “Murphy’s Law on Ice.” One of the biggest components of that lousy campaign was Nikolai Khabibulin’s downfall, as the sporadically brilliant goalie went from Chicago’s unexpected netminding savior in 08-09 to an injury victim and the possible recipient of a DUI. (It’s…

  8. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Capitals sign Eric Fehr, Michael Nylander clears waivers

    Jul 8, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    The Washington Capitals signed forward Eric Fehr to a two-year, $4.4 million contract extension, allowing them to avoid the arduous arbitration process. Ken Campbell of The Hockey News reported the news. Fehr, who had career highs of 21 goals and 39 points in 69 games in 2009-10, made $772,000, which means he received almost a…

  9. Florida Panthers hope Lebronamania runs wild on hockey fans, too

    Jul 8, 2010, 3:50 PM EDT

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    When you’re trying to sell tickets to a fan base as stagnant as the Florida Panthers’, you sometimes have to stretch the boundaries of credibility. So don’t blame the moribund franchise for hoping that Lebronamania* will run wild on hockey fans, too. *I prefer Lebronamania to Lebronmania, simply because it evokes Hulkamania. Yes, I am…

  10. Ilya Kovalchuk, Marty Turco, other free agents could learn from Marian Hossa

    Jul 8, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    For the last couple years, Marian Hossa’s free agent path has been the source of sometimes-justified mockery. After all, the two-way forward seemed like the ultimate mercenary, jumping from contender to contender in Pittsburgh, Detroit and Chicago. Yet after finally raising the Cup and signing a cap-friendly (though risky over the long-term) contract, I might…

  11. Report: Simon Gagne hasn't waived his no-trade clause (yet, at least)

    Jul 8, 2010, 2:40 PM EDT

    Contrary to earlier reports, it appears that Philadelphia Flyers winger Simon Gagne has not waived his no-trade clause. At least not yet, according to an interview with RDS. Broad Street Hockey had the news. Despite the reputation RDS has of reporting information that can be less than true, this is coming straight from Gagne himself.…

  12. Columbus Blue Jackets hope to bring back Nikita Filatov

    Jul 8, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

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    There are a few common threads hanging around this free agent summer. It’s been a bad July for goalies, at least the big-ticket guys, as players such as Dan Ellis and Chris Mason provided cheap alternatives for teams who balked at the asking price of Marty Turco and Evgeni Nabokov. From my viewpoint, it’s been…

  13. Poll: Who's more annoying, Ilya Kovalchuk or Lebron James?

    Jul 8, 2010, 12:20 PM EDT

    Chances are that if you’re even vaguely interested in professional sports, you’ve probably heard that Lebron James is going to make his long-awaited free agent decision tonight on live TV. If you frequent this site, you’re probably also a little beaten down by the on-again, off-again saga that is Ilya Kovalchuk’s contract negotiations. As followers…

  14. Signing Zherdev now could cost the Flyers a superior player later

    Jul 8, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

    The Philadelphia Daily News backs up suspicions that a deal between flighty Russian winger Nikolai Zherdev and the Philadelphia Flyers seems highly likely (and also that such a contract would probably push out Simon Gagne). The signing of Zherdev would officially mark the end of the Simon Gagne era in Philadelphia after 10 seasons. Last…

  15. Sound the broken record: Kings, Kovalchuk fall short of a deal again

    Jul 8, 2010, 10:40 AM EDT

    It’s now been a solid week of Ilya Kovalchuk rumors, whining and (perhaps) tiresome greed.* Maybe you’re still riveted by the whole saga, but my guess is that most of the hockey world is worn out by the talk. * – And not just tiresome greed on Kovalchuk’s part, either. Watching this situation play out…

  16. Canucks to celebrate 40th anniversary by retiring Markus Naslund's number, debate ensues

    Jul 7, 2010, 11:48 PM EDT

    This upcoming season is a landmark season for the Vancouver Canucks. It marks their 40th anniversary as an NHL franchise and it’s one with a solid, hockey history. While the Canucks have never won a Stanley Cup, their fans are very proud of the team and are more than happy to tell you all about…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

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