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  1. Flyers sign budding star James van Riemsdyk to a six-year, $25.5M contract extension

    Aug 30, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v New Jersey Devils

    The Flyers are buying in to the notion that James van Riemsdyk is primed for stardom; they signed the budding power forward to a six-year deal worth $25.5 million.

  2. Report indicates little progress between Brad Marchand, Bruins; Should Tyler Ennis be watching?

    Aug 21, 2011, 9:11 PM EDT

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    The Boston Globe reports that there have been few signs of progress in the contract talks between Brad Marchand and the Bruins. Fluto Shinzawa also goes on to compare Marchand with Tyler Ennis, who will be an RFA next summer – but is it really a valid comparison?

  3. 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.

  4. Buffalo Sabres sign Marc-Andre Gragnani to one-year deal, must clean up salary cap mess

    Aug 11, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

    Marc-Andre Gragnani

    The good news is that Sabres re-signed Marc-Andre Gragnani to a one-year contract. The bad news is that they’re hovering high above the salary cap ceiling this summer and will face some tough decisions next off-season as well.

  5. 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.

  6. With negotiatons stalling, Luke Schenn’s agent says that new contract might be an ‘August issue’

    Jul 26, 2011, 11:40 PM EDT

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    Luke Schenn; Jeff Carter

    There hasn’t been much progress in contract talks between the Maple Leafs and Luke Schenn, leading his agent to imply that it will take until August. That being said, he should remain in Toronto for at least the short-term future.

  7. Shea Weber, Predators currently locked in a ‘stalemate’ regarding a new contract

    Jul 20, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber

    Both sides have been saying all the right things, until now: Shea Weber’s agent claims the sides have hit “a bit of a stalemate” in their contract discussions. This post covers the Predators’ big three headaches and why Weber’s deal is so complicated.

  8. Rangers avoid arbitration with Michael Sauer, lock up Artem Anisimov

    Jul 8, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

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    The Rangers still have some free agent messes to clean up, but they simplified their summer by re-signing Michael Sauer and Artem Anisimov to two-year contract extensions.

  9. Steven Stamkos’ eventual signing in Tampa Bay doesn’t deter Philly’s flirtation with him

    Jul 5, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

    Steven Stamkos

    While Steven Stamkos stays unsigned as a restricted free agent, it provides the fertile ground needed for speculation to rage that somehow the Philadelphia Flyers can get him away from Tampa Bay.

  10. Semyon Varlamov’s Russian agent bashes the Washington Capitals

    Jun 29, 2011, 9:04 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Washington Capitals

    Semyon Varlamov’s Russian agent won’t say which KHL team his client is leaning toward, but he wasn’t shy about bashing the Washington Capitals.

  11. Are they qualified? A list of players who did and didn’t receive qualifying offers

    Jun 27, 2011, 11:10 PM EDT

    Left Wing Dan Carcillo

    Having trouble following the team-by-team moves based on qualifying offers? Check out a (nearly) comprehensive list of players who did and didn’t receive qualifying offers in this post.

  12. 2011 free agents list: The restricted version

    Jun 27, 2011, 10:22 PM EDT

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    stamkoswebergetty

    Earlier today, we shared the most relevant unrestricted free agents. Now let’s take a look at the top restricted ones.

  13. Flyers trade Darroll Powe to Minnesota for 2013 third round pick, clears room for re-signings

    Jun 27, 2011, 5:16 PM EDT

    Darroll Powe

    Physical forward and penalty killer Darroll Powe is on the way to Minnesota in a deal that helps the Flyers clear more salary cap and roster space.

  14. Semyon Varlamov’s future with Capitals, NHL remains uncertain

    Jun 26, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Washington Capitals

    Things could change, but rumors indicate that pending restricted free agent Semyon Varlamov is unlikely to re-sign with the Washington Capitals.

  15. Discussing the potential downsides to winning the Stanley Cup

    Jun 12, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT

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    Obviously, winning the Stanley Cup is fantastic in the short term. That being said, there are actually some downsides to reaching the ultimate goal in hockey.

  16. Should Winnipeg name their team the Jets? Andrew Ladd sees both sides of argument

    Jun 9, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

    Andrew Ladd

    Should the Winnipeg team be named the Jets? Will he even play for whatever the team is called? Last season’s Atlanta Thrashers captain Andrew Ladd discussed those issues today.

  17. Buffalo Sabres sign Drew Stafford to four-year, $16M contract extension

    Jun 3, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT

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    Drew Stafford

    The Sabres wrapped up pending restricted free agent Drew Stafford to a four-year deal reportedly worth $16 million today.

  18. After breakthrough season, Tampa Bay Lightning face tough off-season questions

    May 28, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    stamkosrfagetty

    The Lightning had a great run, but it could come at a price. GM Steve Yzerman has some big decisions to make as important players (including Steven Stamkos and Dwayne Roloson) approach restricted and unrestricted free agency.

  19. Shea Weber, Predators seem confident they can reach compromise on new contract

    May 11, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber

    Many think the Predators might have trouble signing soon-to-be-restricted free agent defenseman Shea Weber, but both the team and player appear confident they’ll figure something out.

  20. Is Langenbrunner trade first of many to come in New Jersey?

    Jan 7, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

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    With Jamie Langenbrunner now off to Dallas, is this the first of many deals we see from the Devils before the trade deadline? Let’s speculate the heck out of this.

  21. Tampa Bay Lightning hope to open up contract extension discussions with Steven Stamkos

    Nov 6, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

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    It shouldn’t be a surprise that people are wondering about the Tampa Bay Lightning’s contract extension discussions with Steven Stamkos considering his red-hot start. Click “Read More” for more details.

  22. Flyers, Jeff Carter make progress in contract extension talks

    Oct 28, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Considering the fact that the two biggest potential 2011 free agents (Joe Thornton and Zdeno Chara) already signed lucrative extensions, the list narrows down to Brad Richards and mercurial forwards such as Alexander Semin. One of those mercurial forwards is Philadelphia Flyers sniper Jeff Carter, a player who can take over a game with his…

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