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The Phoenix Coyotes made the biggest splash of the day to this point, signing Mike Ribeiro to a four-year contract worth $22 million, carrying a cap hit of $5.5 million. The left-handed shooting centre from Montreal, Quebec is listed at 6’0″, 177 lbs and turned 33 years old back in February. He is a 13-year NHL veteran who was a [...]

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