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4 or 5 like Braun

Cap Geek released the details of the new contracts for Andrew Desjardins (1 year, $640k) and Justin Braun (3 years with average cap hit of $1.25m).  Information about Tommy Wingels’ contract was released a little earlier, but to make the list complete, he has a 2 year contract with a cap hit of $775k.  Also made official yesterday was Brad Stuart’s contract, 3 years at $3.6m...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Pavel Bure’s Hall Of Fame Case

Yesterday the 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame class was announced.  Inducted are Pavel Bure, Adam Oates, Joe Sakic and Mats Sundin.  Over the next few days I will take a look at each using the Keltner List.  This is a series of qualitative questions made popular by Bill James for the Baseball Hall of Fame. I feel Pavel Bure came close to a Hall of Fame career and at many points in...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Flames Have Around $20M In Cap Space

from Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald, With just five days to go until free agency, the Calgary Flames general manager simply can’t afford to waste any time — not with an estimated $20 million in cap space at his disposal to shop for players on the open market. The draft is over, but the real work has just begun. “We’re very busy,” Feaster says, emphatically. “I appreciate...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Blues Extend The Contract Of Ken Hitchcock

(ST. LOUIS) – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed Head Coach Ken Hitchcock through the 2013-14 season. Contract has an option for 2014-15 season that will be jointly decided on. “Ken came in and immediately steadied our group and was able to get each one of our players to elevate their game,” said...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman On Numerous Topics

from Christopher Botta of the SportsBusiness Journal - Sporting News, Bettman, who turned 60 on June 2, is approaching his 20th anniversary as NHL commissioner. While his supporters note his power and influence, observers watch as Bettman leads the league through one of the more important junctures in its history. The need this summer for a new collective-bargaining agreement tops...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Schultz Considering Cup-less Career Option

Well, good for you young man.  The reports that Justin Schultz is inclined to ply his trade in Canada and in Canada only may just be true.  Naturally, we know that if that’s the case he’s admitting he’s never once considered how awesome it would be to win a Stanley Cup. Reports from, yes, Canada are that he’s meeting with the Oilers today. TSN On the same day that the...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Why Sundin?

from Mike Brophy of Sportsnet, I always suspected Mats Sundin would be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, but not on the first ballot. With all due respect to the big Swede, I always felt there was enough ammunition for not voting him into the Hall that, at the very least, he would have to wait a few more years before being enshrined. No Stanley Cup. No trips to the Stanley Cup...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Oilers Name Krueger

In the end it wasn’t that big of a surprise, but more of a relief that the speculations could end. Wednesday morning the Edmonton Oilers have announced the naming of their head coach, former associate coach Ralph Krueger. With the naming of Krueger the team can finally focus on their game plan for trying to land UFAs like Just Shultz. True, the Oilers are far from the only team...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Ralph Krueger Officially Named Head Coach Of The Edmonton Oilers

from the Edmonton Oilers, General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have named Ralph Krueger as the club’s new Head Coach. Krueger, 52, becomes the Oilers’ 11th Head Coach in club history after joining the team as an Associate Coach on July 30, 2010. He played a major role in the vast improvement of the Oilers’ special teams in 2011-12. Under his...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

The Latest On Justin Schultz

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Prized free-agent college defenseman Justin Schultz spent Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning prepping with his representatives at Newport Sports in the Toronto area for the biggest decision in his young hockey life. “We’re very comfortable with relation to the process we’re going through,” veteran agent Don Meehan, who heads Newport Sports...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

A Missed Opportunity

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch, The New York Islanders offered the Blue Jackets their entire slate of draft picks in exchange for the No. 2 overall pick at the NHL draft on Friday night. .... My first reaction was that both Snow and Howson had to be daft. If this draft had a wrinkle, it was that it was chock full of defensemen. It did not have the depth of quality...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

“And It’s Not Pittsburgh…”

This is why the internet was invented.  Courtesy of The Triple Deke.
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

From Retired Hockey Player to Assistant Hockey Coach: A Quick E-mail Interview with Mike McKenzie

It is not very often that I get to “talk” to a junior hockey coach so this was a real treat and honor for me. Believe it or not, we have “spoken” with this hockey guy before. However, it was as a professional hockey player and then a retired professional hockey player. Now, it is once again time to interview Mike McKenzie, this time as the new assistant coach with the Ontario...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Controversy Surrounds Hockey Hall Of Fame Selections

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, The Hockey Hall of Fame is an argument waiting to happen. It doesn’t matter the year. It doesn’t matter who gets elected and who doesn’t. That is the charm of the conversation and the passion of those who follow the game and believe only what they happen to believe. And that is why, if you open up the phones on a talk show and say ...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Analyzing The Acquired Players By Buffalo

from John Vogl of the Buffalo News, The Buffalo News, in an effort to determine players’ immediate impact on a new team, has analyzed the offensive output of all 251 skaters who have signed a multiyear contract with a new team since 2006-07. In addition, The News analyzed all 302 skaters who have switched teams within three weeks of the trade deadline since 2005-06, either via...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: multiple theories persist regarding Brendan Shanahan’s HHOF snub

By Malik Report standards, five entries in a day is downright delinquent, this sniffly blogger had laid down for an afternoon nap simply because I assumed Brendan Shanahan would obviously be named one of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s 2012 inductees, only to wake and find out that Adam Oates, Joe Sakic, Pavel Bure and Mats Sundin were named to the Hall, but not Shanahan on Tuesday afternoon...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

NHLPA gets its stuff together in Chicago, prepares to open CBA negotiations on Friday

Smart, smart, smart. At least from this biased NHLPA supporter’s perspective. As Paul noted, the NHL and NHLPA will kick off CBA negotiations in New York, NY on Friday… But before doing so, Comcast Sportsnet Chicago’s Chris Boden reports that they’ll name a 30-player negotiating committee aft the close of their three-day executive board meetings in Chicago, and equally intelligently...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Wings release summer development camp roster

Just over a week-and-a-half before the Red Wings’ summer prospect camp kicks of on July 7th in Traverse City, MI, the Wings have released their list of players attending the camp. DetroitRedWings.com’s Bill Roose reports that the team has invited 28 players and 14 free agents to the camp, and some of their free agent invitees’ names might sound familiar: Of the invitees, three...
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June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Wings late evening news: on Chelios, Schultz and Parise

The Red Wings are going to move quickly to fill the assistant coaching vacancy created by Jeff Blashill’s demotion to the Grand Rapids Griffins, and while it’s assumed that the Wings will look internally to find a candidate to succeed Blashill, Red Wings executive and player mentor Chris Chelios tells the Macomb Daily’s Chuck Pleiness that he’s not interested in the job:...
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June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Let The Talks Begin

from the CP at TSN, The NHL and NHL Players’ Association are scheduled to kick off formal talks on a new collective bargaining agreement in New York on Friday, according to multiple sources. Anxious fans have been waiting months for the sides to open negotiations on a deal that is set to expire Sept. 15. Despite the fact a season was lost the last time they went to the bargaining...
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June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Doan Likely Going The UFA Route

from The Mayor John Hoven tweet, Don Maloney confirms to #NHL radio that #Coyotes capo Shane Doan will most likely test free agency starting Sunday. Will he leave Phoenix?
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June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Stu Speaks About Rounds 2-7

Edmonton Oilers’ head of amateur scouting Stu Macgregor was glad to speak about the teams picks in rounds 2 through 7 of this past weekend’s NHL entry draft. MacGregor knew that this year’s draft class looked much different than last year’s but also knew that GM Steve Tambellini’s ambitions were to fill needs rather than draft a balanced set of players to add to the team’s...
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June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Afternoon Line

“It’s not blocking the shots and it’s not dump and chase.  Any system that I play I learn a lot. I’m an offensive guy, it’s not a secret to anybody, and I’m pretty excited and very happy to hear the Caps signed that kind of guy who likes offence.” -Alex Ovechkin on the hiring of Adam Oates as head coach of the Washington Capitals.  More from Ovechkin by Chris Johnston...
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June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Hurricanes, Jordan Staal Begin Conract Negotiations

via Chip Alexander of the News & Observer, “We had our initial conversation last night,” Rutherford said. “Basically it was, ‘We made the trade, we know everybody is happy, now we need to start talking long-term.’ That being agreed on, now the work begins.” Jordan Staal has one year remaining on a contract he had with the Pens that will pay him a $4.5 million salary...
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June 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Hall Of Fame Inductions Announced

Today the 2012 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees were announced.  There was a strong class of first year eligible players including Curtis Joseph, Claude Lemieux, Jeremy Roenick, Joe Sakic, Brendan Shanahan and Mats Sundin.  There is also a strong group of players held over from other seasons as well in Dave Andreychuk, Pavel Bure, Phil Housley, Sergei Makarov, Adam Oates and others...
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June 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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