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Jonathan Bernier strikes deal with Leafs at zero hour

Jonathan Bernier and the Maple Leafs had already started their arbitration hearing and submitted their cases. But before the arbiter could hand down the ruling, the two sides came together and came up with a compromise: A two year deal with a $4.15 cap hit in each season. Bernier was a stellar backup with the L.A. Kings, but with the Leafs his minutes rose to over 3,000 a season...
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Dallas Stars believe they have two #1 goalies

The Dallas Stars made waves when they signed goaltender Antti Niemi to a three-year, $13.5 million contract. This move led to speculation that the team might move Kari Lehtonen, but ultimately the Stars have stated they plan to keep both goalies on the roster and roll with two #1 goaltenders. Stars GM Jim Nill recently commented on the situation and spoke about the fact he has two...
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John Gibson’s goalie mask features Rambo Duck ready to destroy Duck Hunt

The Anaheim Ducks have the best goalie masks in the NHL. You may recall we recently praised Frederik Andersen for his incredible LEGO Batman mask, but teammate John Gibson has raised the bar. Gibson’s new mask features Rambo Duck and his quest to destroy the classic game of Duck Hunt. Has Gibson bested his old Pac-Man mask? A photo posted by David Gunnarsson (@davidofdaveart...
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Evgeni Malkin had real penguins at his birthday party

Evgeni Malkin’ turned 29 on July 31st and he had quite the memorable birthday party. The Pittsburgh Penguins play an enormous role in Malkin’s life and what better way to honor that and celebrate a birthday than by having some real penguins join in on the fun? A photo posted by Alexey (@alexey085) on Jul 31, 2015 at 10:58am PDT   The post Evgeni Malkin had...
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Analyzing Jakub Voracek’s new deal with the Flyers

The Flyers announced that they have signed Jakub Voracek to a monster deal: Eight years at $66 million, which comes out to about $8.25 million a year. Voracek was a first team all-star in 2014-15, and had the best season of his career with 22 goals and 81 points while playing the full 82 games. Point per game players are hard to come by. There were only eight such players last season...
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Video: Cory Schneider takes batting practice at Fenway

Cory Schneider recently toured Fenway Park and was given the opportunity to take batting practice. Schneider, a big Boston Red Sox fan, jumped at the opportunity and took some pretty good swings. Cory enters the cage and takes some cuts on the field he grew up watching the Sox at. #CoryTakesThePlate https://t.co/JCGt5hacFy — New Jersey Devils (@NHLDevils) July 29, 2015 Schneider...
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Eddie Lack unveils his goalie pads for the Carolina Hurricanes

Eddie Lack has had some amazing goalie pads in his NHL career. With the Vancouver Canucks, Lack used the team’s original logo on his leg pads which was a striking and rather unique design.  He’s using this same concept now that he’s with the Carolina Hurricanes and the result is still rather impressive. New pads are DONE! Thanks to the best goalie brand in the world ...
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Here are the Winter Classic logos for the Bruins and Canadiens

The 2016 Winter Classic has been officially announced. Though it’s been known for quite some time that the Boston Bruins would host the Montreal Canadiens for the 2016 Winter Classic inside Gillette Stadium, the NHL made things official during a recent press conference. Perhaps the most interesting thing to come out of the press conference were the logos which will be used by...
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All Panthers home games will also be broadcast in Spanish

The Florida Panthers made news last season when they started broadcasting several of their home games in Spanish in addition to English. The experiment proved to be a success and it has resulted in the team announcing that all 41 of their home games in 2015-16 will also be broadcast in Spanish. #FlaPanthers will have all 41 home games broadcast in Spanish by Arley Londoño...
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Report: Lubomir Visnovsky may start the year in Europe

Lubomir Visnovsky is currently lacking an NHL contract and is reportedly considering a move to Europe for the start of the 2015-16 season. The 38-year-old defenseman is coming off a two-year, $9.5 million contract with the New York Islanders, but the team has made it known they’re looking toward younger defenseman moving forward. That leaves Visnovsky on the outside and he may...
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Penguins trade Brandon Sutter to the Canucks

I wrote earlier this month that the Vancouver Canucks have made some puzzling moves so far this offseason. Well, they made another one of those today, acquiring center Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick. Sutter is a valuable two-way player, who had a career season...
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Daniel Briere is on the fence about retiring

Daniel Briere is a man without a contract. At 37, Briere is currently debating whether or not he should return and skate in 2015-16 or hang up his skates and call it a career. Briere has spent time with the Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and the Colorado Avalanche over the last three seasons and his career is now at a crossroads. After struggling with the Avalanche last...
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New York Rangers sign Derek Stepan to six-year extension

The New York Rangers entered this offseason with a laundry list of goals, but none were bigger than re-signing Derek Stepan. Well, the club can now cross that off the list, as they’ve agreed to terms today on a six-year extension worth $39 million per Larry Brooks. The deal, which works out to a $6.5 million AAV, is good for both parties. The 25-year-old was a key player for the...
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Antoine Vermette brings the Stanley Cup to a children’s hospital

Antoine Vermette was acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks as the 2014-15 season wound to its conclusion. Vermette was a rental in every sense of the word and wasn’t a major factor in the team’s Cup win, but he can still call himself a Stanley Cup champion. Though he has already decided to return to the Arizona Coyotes, Vermette is still celebrating the victory and decided to give...
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NHL commissioner: Shootout is not going anywhere

The NHL will adopt a new 3-on-3 overtime format in 2015-16 in an effort to cut down on the number of games decided by a shootout. Despite deploying a change which will drastically reduce the importance and frequency of the shootout, Gary Bettman has reiterated that the shootout isn’t going anywhere and a majority of fans are still in favor. Bettman’s comments, as seen in the...
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Report: NHL players want to compete in the 2018 Olympics

Will NHL players compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics scheduled to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea? That topic has been widely discussed and debated ever since the final whistle blew on the 2014 Winter Olympics which saw Canada take home the gold. The introduction of the World Cup of Hockey, scheduled for 2016 in Toronto, has led many to believe the NHL is trying to move away...
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Carolina Hurricanes haven’t decided how to fill open roster spots

The Carolina Hurricanes have several open roster spots and so far they’re not sure what to do with them. Alexander Semin officially joined a new team, signing an extremely affordable contract with the Montreal Canadiens, which presumably leaves an open spot on the first or second line. Scanning through the rest of the roster, the club could also use some additional NHL experience...
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Bobby Holik unhappy Devils didn’t bring back Scott Stevens

The New Jersey Devils made some significant changes this offseason. Longtime general manager Lou Lamoriello resigned from the club to join the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Scott Stevens, one of the most inconic players in team history, wasn’t brought back as co-head coach. Bobby Holik, one of Stevens’ former teammates who is no stranger to speaking his mind, told Tom Gulitti he...
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John Carlson jokes about Braden Holtby’s new contract

Braden Holtby was given a hefty raise from the Washington Capitals. He didn’t receive the $8 million a year he was asking for, but the goaltender is taking home a five-year, $30.5 million contract which will carry an average cap hit of $6.1 million. Fans and analysts were quick to dissect the new deal, but teammate John Carlson had a simple way of breaking down Holtby’s new contract.
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Report: Avalanche planned to replace Ryan O’Reilly with Carl Soderberg

The Ryan O’Reilly saga appeared to be a slow unraveling situation in Colorado leading up to the forward’s trade to Buffalo, but a recent report suggests that everything went according to plan for the Avalanche. As seen over in the Denver Post, the Avalanche reportedly planned to move O’Reilly and replace him with Carl Soderberg. It was really no surprise that O’Reilly and...
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Montreal Canadiens sign Alexander Semin, continue impressive offseason

The Alexander Semin sweepstakes are finally over. The Montreal Canadiens announced today they’ve signed the Russian winger to a one-year deal, which RDS’ Renaud Lavoie is reporting is worth just $1.1 million. That’s a fantastic deal for Montreal. Semin was an obvious buy-low candidate considering he’s making $2.3 million next season via his buyout with the Hurricanes. He...
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Lou Lamoriello joins Leafs, but success far from guaranteed

Lou Lamoriello sent shockwaves throughout the hockey world on Thursday when it was announced that he had resigned from the cushy confines of New Jersey with the Devils as their president to become the general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. If there was ever a move that went against everything you thought you knew about hockey, this was it. The Maple Leafs seem to have everything...
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Video: Tyler Seguin swats a golf ball with a hockey stick

When he’s not skating with the St. John’s Shamrocks in the upcoming sequel to the beloved hockey movie Goon, Tyler Seguin can be found out on the golf course. Of course, a hockey stick is never too far away. Tyler Seguin or Happy Gilmore? Check out Seguin's trick from Help Me Kostis. http://t.co/NZhGSf3afl — GOLFonCBS (@GOLFonCBS) July 22, 2015 The post Video: Tyler Seguin...
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Tyler Seguin and Michael Del Zotto to appear in Goon 2

This cast photo was enough to get the hockey community buzzing about Goon 2. Today, another photo hit the web and it reveals that Tyler Seguin and Michael Del Zotto will appear in the sequel titled Goon: Last of the Enforcers. Tyler Seguin and Michael Del Zotto filming a scene for 'Goon: Last of the Enforcers' today. pic.twitter.com/5mEgU2pFxQ — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) July 23...
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Rinaldo will attempt to clean up his game with the Bruins

The Boston Bruins’ decision to sign Zac Rinaldo to a two-year, $1.7 million contract was one which was met by some pretty vocal opinions by Bruins fans. The reaction was overwhelmingly negative as Rinaldo has historically been a physical player who has rarely contributed offensively and often plays a bit too far on the edge. Now that he’s starting a new chapter with a new...
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