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AHL will use longer overtimes and 3-on-3 hockey

Overtime in the AHL is getting an overhaul in 2014-15. In an effort to reduce the amount of shootouts, the AHL is extending their overtime period to seven minutes. The other major change is that 4-on-4 hockey will shift to 3-on-3 hockey following the first whistle after three minutes have been played in the extra period. In essence, 3-on-3 play will be played for four minutes before...
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What do new deals for Toews, Kane mean for the Chicago Blackhawks’ future?

The Chicago Blackhawks announced what we had all been waiting for on Wednesday afternoon, as they agreed to identical contract extensions for their two superstars, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. It was widely assumed that the two (three?) sides would come together on such a pact back on July 1st when they were first eligible to sign such a deal, but it took an extra eight...
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Video: Ridiculous puck juggling from Tomas Jurco

Watch some ridiculous puck juggling from Tomas Jurco.
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Anaheim Ducks sign Dany Heatley

Dany Heatley has signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks. Heatley, 33, skated with the Minnesota Wild in 2013-14, producing 28 points over 76 games. Heatley’s production has slowed to a crawl over the last couple years and the Wild elected to let him walk. Anaheim now improves their depth by giving Heatley a contract that looks like a bargain. It’s obvious...
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Patrick Sharp comments on the Toews contract

Jonathan Toews, AKA Captain Serious, doesn’t smile too often on the ice. It usually takes a Stanley Cup celebration before he’ll crack a smile. Patrick Sharp asked the question most of us were wondering following the Kane/Toews extensions. I wonder if Toews has smiled yet? — Patrick Sharp (@10PSharp) July 9, 2014 Considering Toews has an average of 10.5 million reasons to...
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Photo: Canadiens fan at the World Cup

Did you spot the Canadiens fan at the World Cup? If not, here’s a photo proving that there are hockey lovers in Brazil and apparently they want to show off their team pride during the World Cup. Check out the sign in the background. Lots of jokes to be made here about blowouts at home. Also, you have to feel for the guy who is missing the birth of his son for a 7-1 beating at...
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Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews sign massive extensions

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane wanted to sign large, matching contracts with the Chicago Blackhawks. That’s exactly what happened as the duo each signed eight-year contracts with a reported average cap hit of $10.5 million a season which will begin following the 2014-15 season. The two men are now under Chicago’s control through the 2021-22 season. There are going to be two...
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Mike Modano mocks Prince Fielder’s weight

Prince Fielder ditched his uniform for ESPN’s Body Issue. As you might have expected, he received a lot of feedback and not all of it was positive. One source of negativity was Mike Modano. "@BleacherNation Prince Fielder is in ESPN's body issue this year. pic.twitter.com/K1KW1arozM” no wonder he has a bad back. — Mike Modano (@9modano) July 8, 2014 In case Modano...
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Interview with Evander Kane creates more trade speculation

Does Evander Kane want to play for the Winnipeg Jets? Based on a recent interview with the forward heard on The TEAM 1040 in Vancouver, the answer to that question is a resounding no.  Though Kane attempts to avoid the question, his answers (and his lack of answers) indicate that he has no long-term interest with the Jets. Here’s the transcript, as seen over on SI.com: Sekeres...
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Video: Calgary prospect Sam Bennett scores a beauty

Sam Bennett was drafted by the Calgary Flames with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. The video of his shootout move above might help justify that selection. Wow. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
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Photo: Jason Spezza introduced in Dallas

Jason Spezza has been formally introduced in Dallas. He’ll wear #90 with the Stars, abandoning the #19 he wore with the Ottawa Senators. It’s going to take some time to get used to seeing him in the green and white.
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What is P.K. Subban worth to the Montreal Canadiens?

The dust has already settled on the free agency signing period, which could only be described with a less exciting synonym to the word “frenzy”. A few notable names still remain without homes, but it’s the restricted free agents that represent the only real impact talent out on the market. Of the two high-profile RFA, it’s Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban that...
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Valtteri Filppula may play professional tennis

While most hockey players are enjoying their time off during the summer by playing golf or fishing, Valtteri Filppula has been playing tennis. Word is that the NHL forward is pretty good and has thought about turning pro. As seen in a report from the Helsinki Times, Filppula has been thinking about competing in some C-Class tennis competitions while the NHL is adjourned for the...
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Report: Red Wings interested in Tyler Myers

The Red Wings are looking for help on defense and that may come through Buffalo’s Tyler Myers. The Detroit Free Press reports that the club has been looking at Myers in an effort to solidify a defensive group which desperately needs some help. It was believed that the Red Wings were going to make a play for Dan Boyle, but he ended up signing with the New York Rangers. In her report...
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John Gibson’s new mask is a tribute to Pac-Man

Anaheim goaltender John Gibson will have one of the best masks in the league in 2014-15. Check out his new lid which features both the old Mighty Ducks logo as well as an extensive tribute to Pac-Man. Courtesy of Daveart.com, the highly-detailed mask even has the Ducks logos in pixel form, honoring video games of old.
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Video: Tampa Bay’s Jonathan Drouin shows off his stickhandling skills

Jonathan Drouin, the third overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, has some pretty sick hands. Watch as he shows off his stickhandling skills during Tampa Bay’s Development Camp. (H/T Lightning)
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Video: Nashville’s GM David Poile was mic’d up during the James Neal trade talks

Nashville’s GM David Poile was mic’d up during the 2014 NHL Draft with the hopes of catching what goes on around the table during the first couple of rounds. Instead, the mics picked up Poile orchestrating the James Neal trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Olli Jokinen’s quest to play on every NHL team takes another step forward

Olli Jokinen signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract to skate with the Nashville Predators. On the surface, the Jokinen signing is easy to overlook considering the fireworks from the league’s first day of free agency. However, it’s a special contract as it marks the eighth team Jokinen has played for during his NHL career. Here’s the list of Jokinen’s teams: 1. Kings 2....
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Claude Giroux arrested for grabbing a cop’s butt

While the NHL was busy during the frantic first day of free agency, Claude Giroux was arrested for repeatedly grabbing a police officer’s butt. Here’s the details of the incident courtesy of the Ottawa Sun: Officers were inside the bar as part of routine walk-throughs, when one officer had his butt grabbed by a patron as he walked by. The officer turned around and told the patron...
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Biggest surprises from the first day of NHL free agency

The clock struck noon EST and the NHL’s free agency period officially started. Thanks to the fact teams and agents had a rather large window to talk prior to the window opening, deals came in from across the league in a hurry. There were surprises. There were even some big, big surprises. Here’s a quick look at some of the transactions which had the hockey world buzzing. If we...
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Mike Fisher takes a controversial stance on the Hobby Lobby situation

You may have heard about Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court and an extremely controversial argument over contraception. Nashville’s Mike Fisher commented on the topic and his Tweet probably isn’t going to go over too well. It’s safe to say a lot of hockey fans, both male and female, are going to be upset with this one. Predators fans thought their biggest headaches were Jason...
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The Red Wings are apparently going to offer Dan Boyle a nice contract

The Red Wings are apparently going to offer Dan Boyle a hefty contract as he prepares to hit free agency. The deal is believed to be worth $11 million over two years. Boyle is coming off of a six-year, $40 million deal with the San Jose Sharks and most recently had his rights traded to the New York Islanders. Boyle reportedly isn’t interested in the Islanders and thus teams like...
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Report: James Reimer asks for a trade out of Toronto

A report from Nick Kypreos states that goaltender James Reimer has asked for a trade out of Toronto. The report also indicates that the Maple Leafs had conversations with the Winnipeg Jets, potentially about a trade involving Reimer. With #Leafs Reimer request 2b traded, strong speculation off #NHL draft floor were talks btw #Leafs / #Jets. Could b revisited at later date — Nick...
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Sean Avery believes Jason Spezza rejected a trade to Nashville because it’s a dump

Jason Spezza rejected a trade to the Nashville Predators. Why? Only Spezza may know the answer to that question, but Sean Avery offered his opinion. No SH$T #Spezza said NO to living in that dump city #Nashville — Sean Avery (@imseanavery) June 29, 2014
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Anaheim Ducks roll out updated uniforms

The Anaheim Ducks will be sporting a new look in 2014-15. Prior to the start of the NHL Draft, the Ducks announced they’d be abandoning the uniforms which have the “Anaheim Ducks” spelled out on the front in favor of the webbed “D” which they’ve been wearing on their alternate sweater. Here are the new home and away uniforms, which look a lot like the alternates. The...
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