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  1. Oilers' big three rookies provide hope for the future

    Sep 2, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

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    The Edmonton Oilers were flat out the worst team in the NHL last season. Of course, these days in the NHL, being the worst means you can get better awfully fast and with the Oilers building off of recent failure, they’re a team that’s really looking up now. The Oilers are banking on a trio…

  2. Mario Lemieux to be given the Order of Canada

    Sep 2, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    One of the greatest players the NHL has ever seen is being given one of the biggest honors in Canada. Mario Lemieux is going to be given the Order of Canada. Her Excellency the Right Honorable MichaĆ«lle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will preside over an Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony at Rideau Hall, on…

  3. Report: NHL offers "ultimatum" with NHLPA over Kovalchuk contract, dire consequences if not accepted

    Sep 1, 2010, 11:05 PM EDT

    If you found yourself disappointed by this afternoon’s news about the NHL and NHLPA agreeing to extend the deadline to decide the fate of Ilya Kovalchuk’s latest contract with the New Jersey Devils, don’t worry, business just picked up. The New York Post’s Larry Brooks is reporting that the NHL has given the NHLPA a…

  4. Matt Hulsizer is the mystery potential buyer of the Coyotes

    Sep 1, 2010, 10:05 PM EDT

    If you’ve been wondering just who the super secret interested party is that wants to buy the Phoenix Coyotes, you don’t have to hold your breath waiting to see who it is anymore. Matt Hulsizer, the CEO of PEAK6 Investments is apparently the man on the spot to try and ensure that the Coyotes will…

  5. Paul Ranger will not be at Lightning training camp

    Sep 1, 2010, 9:22 PM EDT

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    Clearing up the Tampa Bay Lightning roster just got a lot easier today as it turns out that defenseman Paul Ranger won’t be coming to training camp. Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes gets the scoop. Not that this is a huge surprise, but Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said on Wednesday that defenseman…

  6. Carey Price's agent denies 'strike' talk

    Sep 1, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Contrary to previous reports, Carey Price reportedly isn’t vain (and short sighted) enough to “go on strike” if he doesn’t get the alleged $3 million he is seeking from the Montreal Canadiens. TSN caught up with Price’s agent Gerry Johannson, who refuted the strike talk. Talk of Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price “going on strike”…

  7. NHL extends Kovalchuk contract approval/rejection deadline to Friday, 5PM ET

    Sep 1, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    Hey, you remember the second Ilya Kovalchuk-New Jersey Devils contract approval/rejection deadline thing scheduled for 5pm ET today? Yeah, so much for that. Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports that the NHL and NHL Players Association extended the deadline from today to Friday at 5pm ET, instead. The Ilya Kovalchuk contract situation expected to reach a…

  8. Report: Sharks might sign Antti Niemi 'as early as tomorrow'

    Sep 1, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Earlier this week, we passed along a report that Antti Niemi would choose his next NHL team in the next few days. That report might have some legitimate credibility because Nick Kypreos claims that he received confirmation that the former Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup winner will sign with the San Jose Sharks. West coast source…

  9. Quick hits: Nazem Kadri shows quality rarely seen in hockey players: a sense of humor

    Sep 1, 2010, 3:50 PM EDT

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    Here are a few smaller stories from around the league today. The aforementioned 2010 NHLPA Rookie Showcase took place and while the event was meant mainly to provide photo opportunities for trading card companies, EA Sports also took the time to show off NHL ’11. This allowed Toronto Maple Leafs 2009 first round pick (remember…

  10. NHL Center Ice package sees a slight price increase; Is it worth it?

    Sep 1, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    First things first, let me get to the most important information. Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy reports that the NHL Center Ice package will be marginally more expensive for the 2010-11 season than it was last year. Last year, NHLCI was $163.80 if ordered before Oct. 31. This season, the price has risen to $171.80…

  11. Sharks team president and CEO Greg Jamison steps down

    Sep 1, 2010, 2:50 PM EDT

    While the alterations actually haven’t been as drastic as I originally expected, it’s still been a summer of considerable change for the San Jose Sharks franchise. The team let Evgeni Nabokov take a lucrative contract with the KHL after 10 years as their No. 1 goalie. Rob Blake retired. Role player and faceoff expert Manny…

  12. Angelo Esposito tries to find niche with Atlanta after a tough start to his pro hockey career

    Sep 1, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    At one point quite a few years ago, scouts touted Angelo Esposito as a top notch prospect. Since then, Esposito’s star power plummeted to earth dramatically. He went from a possible top pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ at No. 20 overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and hasn’t had any luck since then. Considering…

  13. Bruins expect Marc Savard to attend training camp, hope to ease Tyler Seguin into the NHL

    Sep 1, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    It’s true that when people talk about Tyler Seguin, they’ll often discuss fellow top draft pick Taylor Hall too. But in the immediate future, Seguin’s name will also be echoed as people discuss his talented teammate Marc Savard. Both Boston Bruins centers were the center of discussion yesterday as CSN North East’s Joe Haggerty provided…

  14. Bill Guerin skates in Flyers gear, could he be flirting with Philly?

    Sep 1, 2010, 11:40 AM EDT

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    While the Pittsburgh Penguins will still be Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Marc-Andre Fleury’s team, fans will definitely notice some significant changes. Losing Sergei Gonchar might be the biggest problem, but letting go of valuable veteran forward Bill Guerin could be a little painful too. Especially if he ultimately suits up for their biggest rivals.…

  15. Anaheim Ducks, Bobby Ryan set to meet up and attempt to make a deal this week

    Sep 1, 2010, 11:05 AM EDT

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    While the Ilya Kovalchuk fiasco could be settled sometime today (heaven help us if the NHL rejects the contract again), some of the major restricted free agent negotiations are still in limbo. Perhaps the biggest impact player in that RFA group is Anaheim Ducks power forward of the present and future Bobby Ryan. The Ducks…

  16. Breakdown of Ilya Kovalchuk's latest contract offer as we wait on NHL's decision

    Sep 1, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Is today going to be the day that Ilya Kovalchuk finally becomes a New Jersey Devil for life? Unfortunately we’ve got no inklings which way the NHL will decide on his latest contract offer of 15 years for $100 million. What we do have, thanks to Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet, is a look at how…

  17. Marty Turco is introduced as Chicago's new goaltender

    Aug 31, 2010, 11:06 PM EDT

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    The Blackhawks have their new man in goal and today they introduced him to the fans in Chicago and around the world. Marty Turco will be the man between the pipes this year, and his expectations are high. After a couple of disappointing seasons in Dallas, Turco wants the Cup and he’s hoping he can…

  18. Report: Carey Price wants $3 million from Habs or will go "on strike"

    Aug 31, 2010, 10:31 PM EDT

    After the Montreal Canadiens traded Jaroslav Halak it was assumed that the team’s goaltending future was firmly in the hands of one-time savior Carey Price. Of course, part of the motivation for the Habs to deal Halak was because both he and Price were restricted free agents this year and with Halak’s performance in the…

  19. No decision on Kovalchuk contract today, one NHL GM sounds off on it

    Aug 31, 2010, 9:20 PM EDT

    The news on Ilya Kovalchuk and his latest contract with the Devils is… That there’s no news at all. The NHL has a deadline of 5 pm tomorrow afternoon to decide whether or not to approve the apparent 15-year, $100 million contract between the Devils and Kovalchuk. If the league fails to make a decision…

  20. 2010 NHL free agency: Leafs re-sign Christian Hanson

    Aug 31, 2010, 8:42 PM EDT

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    The Toronto Maple Leafs have tied up their final loose end ahead of training camp. The team announced today that they’ve re-signed restricted free agent Christian Hanson to a one-year deal. Hanson was the last of the team’s restricted free agents and while it’s making news in Toronto today because it’s the off-season and there’s…

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