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Steve Mason Recently Broke A Pinky Finger

via the Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall gave the following injury update on goaltender Steve Mason "Steve Mason broke his right pinky finger playing hockey in Oakville, Ontario on Sunday, July 27. Mason will miss approximately two (2) weeks of on-ice training but will continue with his off-ice training."
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Shawn Thornton Excited To Be Playing For The Florida Panthers

from Alain Poupart at NHL.com,  Shawn Thornton first got to know Dale Tallon more than a decade ago. Now that the two have been reunited with the Florida Panthers, the veteran forward knows exactly what his new general manager expects from him. "At this point, I know my role and the job fairly well," Thornton told South Florida media members Thursday. "...
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Grand Rapids Griffins encouraging fans to design a special ‘alternate jersey’

This is plain old cool: Want to design the next #Griffins jersey? Join our jersey design contest! Enter via @HockeyJC before 8/31: http://t.co/A9A27uDuA8. #GoGRG — GrandRapids Griffins (@griffinshockey) July 31, 2014 Per HockeyJerseyConcepts.com: Continue reading "Grand Rapids Griffins encouraging fans to design a special ‘alternate jersey’"
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Red Wings afternoon news: Hiller endorsements, coming attractions and hockey tunes

This afternoon's crop of Red Wings-related news falls into the "lists and information" category, but this summer's still been eye-opening for me in terms of the new reality that there simply is no such thing as an offseason any more. If you've been down to Joe Louis Arena in the summer, you'll see that the parking lot is still 3-quarters full and that...
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Red Wings’ Hockeyfest to take place on September 14th, tickets on sale next week

From the Red Wings: RED WINGS 2014 HOCKEYFEST TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY … Autographs, Interactive Games & Locker Room Tours Highlight Fun-Filled Event Scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 14 at Joe Louis Arena … DETROIT – The Red Wings today announced that tickets for the 2014 HockeyFest at Joe Louis Arena set for Sunday, Sept. 14 (11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.) will go on...
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The Dallas Stars Are Getting Closer To Becoming Profitable

from Alex Silverman of SportsBusiness Daily, The Stars took a significant step forward in ’13-14, making the playoffs for the first time since Owner Tom Gaglardi bought the team out of bankruptcy in ’11. The team followed up that milestone by adding veteran scorers Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky to its young core. With the hope that the team will carry its on-ice momentum...
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Nick Spaling Settles On A Two-Year Deal With The Pittsburgh Penguins

via the Pittsburgh Penguins, The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Nick Spaling, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal runs through the 2015-16 campaign and has an average annual value of $2.2 million. Spaling, 25, was acquired by the Penguins from the Nashville Predators along...
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Perhaps A Short-Term Deal For P.K. Subban?

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, There are rumours the two sides are having all sorts of trouble reaching a long-term deal, and Meehan didn't throw cold water on that theory in his radio interview. Maybe the solution is a shorter deal that gives both sides another shot at this when Subban is 29 or 30, still in prime earning years for a defenceman. While Meehan added that...
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Three-Year Contract For Robin Lehner In Ottawa

OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today that the club has agreed to terms with goaltender Robin Lehner on a three-year contract. Lehner, 23, set a new career high in playing 36 National Hockey League games last season while establishing a new personal best in victories with a record of 12-15-6. He also set a personal and franchise high with 53 saves...
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UFAs Jeff Halpern And Paul Bissonnette Waiting For A Phone Call

from Sarah McLellan of the ARizona Republic, Halpern was issued the same clue when the Coyotes signed depth center Joe Vitale earlier this month, but the 38-year-old isn't closing the door on his NHL career. When he was younger, Halpern's criteria in free agency included playing for a contender, setting his family up financially and playing where he lived. "...
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Red Wings early overnight report: on building a strong coaching team, stats and prospects

I know that the hiring of assistant coaches doesn't strike most as "big news," but I was both very satisfied with and hugely relieved by the news that the Red Wings had indeed hired Jim Hiller as Babcock's second assistant coach and Andrew Brewer as the team's video coordinator. Between a seasoned NHL hand with head coaching experience in Tony Granato, an...
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Evening Line

"Marty and I have come to an agreement that is best for both himself and the organization, and there's nothing negative about that. Marty knows what it is to be a No. 1 goalie and to have that feeling, and that's what he wants. Cory (Schneider) feels the same way. "I think it's time to move forward, but never negate what Marty has brought [to the Devils...
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Time To Pay Subban

from Ryan Dixon of Sportsnet, Now it’s time for Montreal to forgo the gamesmanship and pay. Because of the aforementioned tough-love approach the coaching staff has taken with Subban at times and because his last negotiation resulted in a brief holdout before a team-friendly, two-year deal was signed, there’s always a seed of doubt when assessing No. 76’s future in...
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Top Defensive Zone Starters

I continue my summer sabermetrics and hockey series by looking at defensive zone starts.  This is the opposite of offensive zone starts.  These are players who are on the ice for more defensive zone faceoffs than offensive ones.  These players are chosen by their teams to play tough defensive roles.  They are often the unsung hero of their team who does the dirty work with little...
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Long-Term Extension For Andy Greene In New Jersey

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice, The Devils have signed defenseman Andy Greene to a "long-term" contract extension, team president and general manager Lou Lamoriello announced during a media conference call this afternoon. Terms of the contract were not released. Greene, who will turn 32 on Oct. 30, is entering the final season of a four-year contract that...
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Red Wings mid-day news: Jim Hiller discusses role; Detroit’s ‘Franchise’ player and Tatar’s stats

The Red Wings confirmed the "little birdie's" report and hired Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer as assistant coaches today. The Wings' beat writers Tweeted out some Hiller conference call highlights (as and Brewer Tweeted, too)... Jim Hiller, new #RedWings assistant coach, says he'll be focused "on forwards & offensive stuff." That'd leave...
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Trevor Linden On Fighting

from Thomas Drance at The Score, On Tuesday afternoon, Linden co-hosted the mid-day show on Team 1040 sports talk radio in Vancouver for two hours alongside regular host Matt Sekeres. During the show, Linden was asked about his stance on fighting in hockey and responded thoughtfully and at length. Here's are his comments via Dimitri Filipovic of canucksarmy.com (full disclosure...
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The Montreal Canadiens Have Hired Rob Ramage As Player Development Coach

MONTRÉAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, announced Wednesday the appointment of Rob Ramage as player development coach with the Club. “We welcome Rob Ramage as part of our hockey personnel. Rob is a dedicated and competent hockey person who will contribute to our player development group. Our entire organization, and particularly our young defensemen will...
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Savage: Ken Holland won’t talk contract turkey with Mike Babcock until training camp

The Red Wings have filled their assistant coaching and video coordinator's positions in Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer, respectively, but MLive's Brendan Savage (via RedWingsFeed) reports that we'll have to wait until the fall to find out whether Mike Babcock will ink a contract extension (before the start of the regular season): "I think face-to-face is best...
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A bit about the Red Wings’ new video coordinator, Andrew Brewer

The Red Wings did indeed name Jim Hiller the team's second assistant coach today, and Andrew Brewer's apparently familiar to Babcock as well as the 28-year-old has been Hockey Canada's video coordinator since 2011, when Brewer left an assistant coaching position at the University of New Brunswick to join Hockey Canada. The New Brunswick Beacon's Nick Murray spoke...
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Jim Hiller And Andrew Brewer Named Assistant Coaches For The Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced that they have hired Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer as assistant coaches. In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed. Continue reading "Jim Hiller And Andrew Brewer Named Assistant Coaches For The Detroit Red Wings"
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Dwight King Settles For A Three-Year Deal With The Los Angeles Kings

His scheduled arbitration date was this Friday.   LA and Dwight King also settled beforehand, on a three-year deal. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 30, 2014
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P.K. Subban Asking For $8.5M In Arbitration

P.K. Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration and the Canadiens are seeking $5.25 million on a one-year deal. — Ken Campbell (@THNKenCampbell) July 30, 2014   Habs elected for one-year award for Subban because they can take him to arb next summer. Also can negotiate new deal earlier on one year. — Ken Campbell (@THNKenCampbell) July 30, 2014
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Scott Hartnell A Great Fit In Columbus

from Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch, Hartnell is happy to be here only because he believes the Blue Jackets have a chance to be good for several years, and he sees himself playing a key role in that. That starts with beating a Pittsburgh team that knocked the Jackets out of the playoffs. “The Pens are not my favorite team, probably by far,” he said. “I think they’re...
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Brad Marchand On Tomas Plekanec

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec isn’t very well-liked or well-respected within the B’s dressing room, and a national hockey audience got a taste of why when he repeatedly snapped his head back in embellishment during phantom high stick encounters against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals. The blatant play-acting even spawned...
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