Found June 20, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
Darren Dreger visited NHL Live and talked Lindy Ruff and the Dallas Stars, Danny Briere, Ilya Bryzgalov, Kris Letang and Jonathan Bernier.  

The Logic of Trading Kris Letang by @ExcitedBobErrey

Kris Letang is a great player.  He's one of the best skating defensemen in the league and possesses a great outlet pass.  And it takes a lot of offensive skill to average a point per game in the current NHL, as Letang did this past season.  Possibly the only thing that surpasses Letang's skill is his value.  Teams are placing increasing value on mobile puckmoving defensemen...

Dallas Stars hire Lindy Ruff

After a lengthy search, it was announced on Friday that the Dallas Stars have hired former Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff to be the team's next head coach.

Lindy Ruff Appears To Be The Next Head Coach In Dallas

via the Star Telegram, The Dallas Stars are in the process of hiring Lindy Ruff as the team's next head coach, Stars' president Jim Lites said at a Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Thursday at the Colonial Country Club. Lites said he shook Ruff's hand in Frisco as he walked to his car to head to Fort Worth, saying that barring any unforeseen circumstances...

Lindy Ruff named new coach of the Dallas Stars

On Friday, the Dallas Stars announced that they have hired Lindy Ruff to be their next head coach. Jim Lites, President and CEO of the organization, tipped off the hire to people who were eating at a luncheon in Fort Worth on Thursday, which sent social media outlets in a frenzy throughout the day. A press conference is scheduled to take place on Friday at the American Airlines Arena...

Stay or Go: Kris Letang

Kris Letang has one year remaining on his current contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and while he technically may not be going anywhere this year, everybody seemingly has an opinion on what Ray Shero and company need to do with the star defensemen. Should he stay or should he go? Regardless of fan’s opinions, Shero has a lot of work to do before the NHL Draft on June 30th in...

Dallas Stars Announce Lindy Ruff Will Be Their New Head Coach

from the Dallas Stars, Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has hired Lindy Ruff as the 22nd head coach in franchise history and the seventh in Dallas Stars history. The club will hold a press conference today (Friday, June 21) at American Airlines Center to introduce Ruff as head coach. It will take place at Noon in the interview room directly...

Toronto, Philadelphia and Minnesota pursuing Jonathan Bernier

Recently we discussed the fact Jonathan Bernier's time with the Los Angeles Kings is coming to an end. The time has finally come for the Kings to part with their backup netminder and give him a chance to compete for the starting job in a new city. At the time of our most recent article on Bernier, as many as 10 teams were believed to be interested in his services.  Now...

Report: LA Kings close to moving Jonathan Bernier

As a first round 11th overall draft pick from the 2006 NHL draft, the Los Angeles Kings had big expectations for goaltender Jonathan Bernier. As did the rest of the NHL. One of the most elite prospects in the NHL, Bernier never got his opportunity to reach expectations as Jonathan Quick stole the number one starting goaltender job in LA.Don't sleep on him though. There is a...

Mike Augello: Report: Leafs Step Up Offer For Bernier

The Toronto Maple Leafs apparently have raised their offer to the Los Angeles Kings for restricted free agent goaltender Jonathan Bernier, according to Comcast’s Tim Panaccio. Panaccio reports that while the Philadelphia Flyers maintain interest in Bernier, sources indicate that Leafs GM Dave Nonis has significantly anted up the price to pry the 24 year old netminder from...

Bernier Sweepstakes Down to Three

According to Renaud Lavoie, the Jonathan Bernier sweepstakes has come to three teams: Toronto, Philadelphia, and Minnesota. LA Kings’ GM Dean Lombardi will take the best offer from one of those three. Several are reporting that the price for the 24-year old net-minder may be higher than expected. That is due to the small market [...]

Ruff definitely meets Jim Nill's criteria to turn Stars around

During his opening statement of Friday's press conference at American Airlines Center to officially introduce Lindy Ruff as the new head coach of the Dallas Stars, club general manager Jim Nill rattled off the criteria he had used in determining who would replace Glen Gulutzan behind the Dallas Bench. Here's a breakdown of those criteria and how Ruff fits each of them to...

Dee Karl: Isles Not In On Bernier

As of 4:13 pm, Newsday's Art Staple re-tweeted an RDS account saying that the LA Kings will take the best offer from the Maple Leafs, the Flyers or the MN Wild for Jonathan Bernier. Whether what they were looking for was too rich for the Isles blood, or if it means they no longer need a competent goalie, we will have to wait and see. Now on the Daniel Briere front, it looks...

As you might expect, the forecast in Flyer-land is ‘rumor-y’

This stuff is mostly rumor-based, so as we say in Michigan, please take this stuff with a full 50-pound bag of road salt: If we are to believe the rumor mill, the Philadelphia Flyers may end up buying out Daniel Briere but not Ilya Bryzgalov... Rich Winter, Ilya Bryzgalov's agent has been informed by Paul Holmgren that Bryzgalov will NOT be bought out after Cup Final...

LeBrun’s Rumblings and TSN’s Insider Trading segment = bomb-droppin’

While I was watching the Griffins game, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun issued some new "rumblings"--as issued on TSN's latest Insider Trading clip, which includes the following news tidbits from LeBrun, Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie: LeBrun says that Kris Letang's agent will speak with Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ray Shero, and the team will have to make a decision as...

Prepare For The Summer

from Ken Warren of Senators Extra at the Ottawa Citizen, If there was ever any doubt, it’s again clear the NHL doesn’t really have an off-season. Once Boston and Chicago wrap up the season, the off-ice fireworks will begin. Buyouts begin 48 hours after the Stanley Cup is presented. The entry draft goes June 30. Free agency arrives July 5. Expect trades. The level of...
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