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  1. While Selanne contemplates future, countryman Koivu looks to re-sign

    Apr 9, 2012, 8:20 PM EDT

    Saku Koivu

    “I don’t see a reason why I should go and look for something else.”

  2. Smyth’s demand to be traded to Oilers hurts in contract talks

    Apr 9, 2012, 6:43 PM EDT

    Ryan Smyth

    “Yeah, I have painted myself into a corner, if you want to say that.”

  3. Zach Parise is thriving thanks to eliminating contract talk

    Mar 19, 2012, 12:47 PM EDT

    Zach Parise

    “You go to Canadian cities and certain cities and that’s the first thing the media asks you about. So you have to be able to kind of block that part out.”

  4. Report: Zach Parise doesn’t want to talk contract during the season

    Feb 11, 2012, 1:07 PM EDT

    Zach Parise

    Are things getting uncomfortable in New Jersey?

  5. Jamie Benn should be ready for All-Star Game

    Jan 23, 2012, 7:46 PM EDT

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    Jamie Benn

    Benn’s contract talks will have to wait until the summer.

  6. Contract quotable: Kings and Doughty react to long-term agreement

    Sep 30, 2011, 3:43 AM EDT

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    Drew Doughty

    The first step was for all sides to reach a contract agreement. With that out of the way, the next step is for everyone to talk about reaching the contract agreement.

  7. Kings and Drew Doughty agree on 8-year, $56 million contract

    Sep 29, 2011, 11:43 PM EDT

    Drew Doughty

    The Los Angeles Kings and restricted agent Drew Doughty have finally come to terms on an 8-year, $56 million contract. And not a moment too soon.

  8. Coyotes GM Don Maloney on Kyle Turris’ contract demands: “It’s illogical”

    Sep 16, 2011, 5:53 PM EDT

    Don Maloney

    Kyle Turris wants a lot of money from the Phoenix Coyotes and Coyotes GM Don Maloney doesn’t understand where he’s coming from.

  9. Lombardi: Drew Doughty’s contract offer drops nearly $25,000 each day he isn’t signed

    Sep 16, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT

    Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

    Dean Lombardi’s last contract offer to Drew Doughty is like a clock. Each day that Doughty isn’t signed, the offer drops by $25,000. Time is money after all.

  10. Leafs lock-up Luke Schenn for 5 years

    Sep 16, 2011, 2:37 AM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v New Jersey Devils

    Leafs fans rejoice! Toronto signs their young defenseman to a 5-year deal for approximately $3.5 million per season.

  11. Kings camp to open on Friday, without Doughty

    Sep 16, 2011, 1:37 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Detroit Red Wings

    The one thing that Kings fans have been dreading all offseason has become a reality: Drew Doughty will hold out as he continues to negotiate a new deal.

  12. Last minute deal: Josh Bailey signs two-year deal for $2.1 million

    Sep 16, 2011, 12:28 AM EDT

    Josh Bailey

    Only hours from owner Charles Wang’s deadline, the New York Islanders and restricted free agent Josh Bailey reached an agreement on a two-year deal.

  13. Coyotes do not expect Turris to be signed by the start of training camp

    Sep 15, 2011, 4:16 AM EDT

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    Kyle Turris

    As restricted free agents sign around the NHL, the Phoenix Coyotes are resigned to the fact that Kyle Turris won’t be signed before training camp opens. For Coyotes fans looking for good news on the contract front, you may want to look elsewhere.

  14. Marchand and Bruins continue to negotiate as training camp approaches

    Sep 13, 2011, 10:59 PM EDT

    Brad Marchand

    Brad Marchand wants to be a Bruin. Peter Chiarelli wants Marchand to be a Bruin. Sooner or later, a deal has to get done… right?

  15. Drew Doughty update: GM Lombardi to consult with team bosses on deal

    Sep 11, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT

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    Drew Doughty

    Drew Doughty’s contract negotiations in Los Angeles are still rolling along slowly, but now even Kings GM Dean Lombardi will get his bosses involved in talks.

  16. Only a matter of time? Josh Bailey hasn’t even considered a holdout

    Sep 9, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT

    New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils

    Despite contract negotiations that have lasted all summer, New York Islanders restricted free agent Josh Bailey can’t wait to get a deal done and get on the ice for his team.

  17. Drew Doughty reportedly turns down 9-year contract offer from Kings

    Sep 9, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks - Game Five

    With training camp opening next week, Drew Doughty and the Los Angeles Kings have yet to find a common ground. Are the Kings looking at a holdout to start the season?

  18. Zach Parise hopes he can sign a long-term deal with the Devils

    Sep 8, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

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    Zach Parise

    While it’s easy to worry that Zach Parise will play his final season with the Devils in 2011-12, the talented winger said he’d prefer to stay with the team that drafted him.

  19. Marchand’s agent regarding contract negotiations: “Nothing is imminent”

    Aug 25, 2011, 9:33 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins Victory Parade

    Restricted free agent Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins are still talking, but as agent Wade Arnott said, “nothing is imminent.”

  20. Coyotes already looking to lock up Doan

    Aug 19, 2011, 7:31 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Four

    Even though they have about 300 days to negotiate, the Phoenix Coyotes are ready to get contract talks started with captain Shane Doan.

  21. Leafs assistant GM Dave Nonis optimistic about Luke Schenn and Matthew Lombardi

    Aug 18, 2011, 9:46 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Toronto Maple Leafs

    Maple Leafs assistant GM Dave Nonis said that the team should agree to a new contract with Luke Schenn before training camp. Nonis also had a vague but optimistic report about Matthew Lombardi.

  22. Bogosian and Jets still negotiating, difficulty will be finding fair market value

    Aug 10, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Atlanta Thrashers

    The Winnipeg Jets continue to negotiate with restricted free agent defenseman Zach Bogosian. The question: do they pay for potential or pay for actual productivity?

  23. Brad Marchand discusses contract negotiations, ‘mutual respect’ among rivals

    Aug 4, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins Victory Parade

    Brad Marchand spoke about his contract situation, as well as his relationship with Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and P.K. Subban.

  24. Luke Schenn, Maple Leafs resume contract negotiations

    Aug 3, 2011, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v Philadelphia Flyers

    There isn’t a huge sense of urgency at the moment, but the Maple Leafs and restricted free agent defenseman Luke Schenn are back at the bargaining table.

  25. All’s quiet on the Shea Weber contract front

    Jul 27, 2011, 11:25 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber

    Shea Weber’s contract situation continues to roll along quietly. A little too quiet perhaps.

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