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February 14, 2013

NHL Trade Rumors: Paul Holmgren Says Philadelphia Flyers Won’t Make Any Major Trades

The Philadelphia Flyers will not be making any major moves this season, at least, that’s what general manager Paul Holmgren said on Tuesday night. Despite the team’s struggles at time this season, Holmgren believes that it would be unwise to disrupt the young core that the team has developed over the past two seasons. Lead by superstar Claude […]

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February 9, 2013

Kimmo Timonen ‘99% Sure’ He Will Retire After Next Season

After signing a one-year, $6-million extension with the Philadelphia Flyers, Kimmo Timonen is set to compete through 2013-14. But that’s probably it. Broad Street Hockey reports the veteran defenseman intends to retire once his final contract expires. “99 percent sure that’s my last,” the 37-year-old said Thursday. “I talked with [General Manger] Paul Holmgren before the season started and he wanted […]

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September 13, 2012

Detroit Red Wings Close To Signing Carlo Colaiacovo

Defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo could be a member of the Detroit Red Wings before Sunday. Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports negotiations are ongoing, and the Red Wings may be close to signing Colaiacovo to a two-year, $5 million contract  a deal that has apparently been on the table for several weeks. It’s assumed the unrestricted free agent has been holding out for a […]

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September 10, 2012

Canadian Based Teams Attempting To Use Provincial Law To Block Potential CBA Lockout

Members of three Canadian-based teams are attempting to use provincial law to contest the legality of a potential lockout by the National Hockey League owners. The National Hockey League Players Association believes that laws in the provinces of both Alberta and Quebec would make the potential lockout unlawful. Under the law, an employer cannot lock […]

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August 27, 2012

Dan Cleary Thinks Odds Of Lockout Are ’50-50′

Dan Cleary thinks there’s a “50-50” chance that the start of training camp will get delayed by a lockout, according to Detroit News. “We’ll see,” Cleary said. “I was optimistic when we gave the NHL our Collective Bargaining Agreement offer, but the league didn’t respond to it favorably. The game has never been better. The parity […]

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August 20, 2012

NHL Trade Rumors: Keith Yandle Remains ‘In Play’ As Potential Trade Commodity

Keith Yandle remains “in play” as a potential trade commodity for the Phoenix Coyotes. Even if the club isn’t actively shopping their top defenseman. To date, GM Don Maloney hasn’t proclaimed otherwise. ESPN.com’s Craig Custance suggests the Coyotes can afford to move Yandle for the right return. While defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson is evolving into a star in Phoenix, hot […]

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June 28, 2012

NHL Signing: Nashville Predators Sign Hal Gill To Two-Year Contract

The Nashville Predators have re-signed defenseman Hal Gill to a two-year contract worth $4 million, according to an NHL source. Gill, 37, would have been an unrestricted free agent July 1. Predators general manager David Poile acquired Gill from the Montreal Canadiens this past season, one of his first aggressive moves at the trade deadline. Gill might have been the most […]

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June 26, 2012

Detroit Red Wings, Jiri Hudler Talking Contract But Far Apart On Dollars

The Detroit Red Wings and Jiri Hudler have had contract discussions, but remain far apart on the dollars of the deal. The 28-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He put up a career high 25 goals and talled 50 points this past season, while earning $3 million. “He’s interested in […]

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June 8, 2012

Calgary Flames Release Associate Coach Craig Hartsburg

The Calgary Herald reports that the Calgary Flames have released associate coach Craig Hartsburg. The Flames hired Bob Hartley this past week and want to allow him the opportunity to bring his own coaches so Hartsburg was shown the door. “I love Brent.” Hartsburg said of former head coach Brent Sutter. “He’s a great friend of […]

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May 31, 2012

Remaining Head Coach Candidates For Montreal Canadiens

With Bob Hartley hired as of the head coach of the Calgary Flames on Thursday, there are three names believed to be in the running for the head job with the Montreal Canadiens. Michel Therrien, Guy Carbonneau and Marc Crawford are rumored to be the top contenders to fill the open position. TSN’s Bob McKenzie agrees that Therrien […]

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