March 9, 2013

Buffalo Sabres Given Go-Ahead To Develop New Hockey Complex

The Buffalo Sabres have the deed in hand, giving them the go-ahead to develop a $172 million hockey-themed entertainment complex across from their downtown arena. Sabres chief development officer Cliff Benson and Mayor Byron Brown officially signed the paperwork to transfer the former parking lot in exchange for $2.2 million on Friday. Construction crews have already broken […]

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February 21, 2013

Brian Burke Accepts Scouting Position With Anaheim Ducks

Former Toronto Maple Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke is heading back to Anaheim. Burke, who assumed an advisor role with the Maple Leafs after being fired just before the season, has accepted a part-time pro scouting position with the Anaheim Ducks. “Brian and I discussed this opportunity after Anaheim approached the Leafs for permission […]

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February 21, 2013

Brian Burke Is Being Sought By Another Club

The Toronto Sun is reporting that Brian Burke may yet make his next career move before the end of this shortened season. A source familiar with the situation says Burke is being sought for a scouting position with another club and that Toronto Maple Leafs permission has been granted for that team to approach the fired president […]

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February 17, 2013

Quick Hits: Ryan O’Reilly, New York Islanders

Some Quick Hits from around the league from over the weekend. The Toronto Maple Leafs appear to be very interested in Colorado Avalanche restricted free agent center Ryan O’Reilly, according to multiple sources. The Buffalo Sabres, Florida Panthers, New York Islanders, Philadelphia Flyers and Winnipeg Jets are also believed to be interested in O’Reilly, who is […]

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February 13, 2013

Minnesota Wild Hire Andrew Brunette A Hockey Operations Adviser

Former Minnesota Wild player Andrew Brunette rejoined the team Wednesday as hockey operations adviser, according to ESPN.com. In his new role with the Wild, Brunette will assist General Manager Chuck Fletcher in all aspects of the team’s hockey operations including scouting, free agent signings and helping with the evaluation and development of prospects at all levels of the organization. […]

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February 13, 2013

Anaheim Ducks To Hire Dwayne Roloson As Consultant

The Anaheim Ducks will hire longtime NHL goaltender Dwayne Roloson as a consultant to work with the organization’s young backstops, reports Eric Stephens of the Orange Country Register. Roloson would work primarily with the AHL Norfolk (Va.) Admirals, the Ducks top minor league affiliate, according to Stephens. The move will officially end the 43-year-old’s playing career. Roloson, an unrestricted free […]

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February 13, 2013

Columbus Blue Jackets Officially Name Jarmo Kekalainen New General Manager

Jarmo Kekalainen has been officially selected as the Columbus Blue Jackets new General Manager, per BlueJackets.NHL.com. Kekalainen becomes the third general manager in Blue Jackets history, The team fired former GM Scott Howson Tuesday night. Kekalainen previously served as the St. Louis Blues director of amateur scouting and Ottawa Senators player personnel director. During his tenure with both […]

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February 13, 2013

Columbus Blue Jackets Fire GM Scott Howson, Expected To Name Jarmo Kekalainen As Replacement

The Columbus Blue Jackets fired executive vice president and general manager Scott Howson on Tuesday night, according to NHL.com. “Scott Howson is a caring man who gave everything he had to the Columbus Blue Jackets over the past six years,” team president of hockey operations John Davidson said in a statement. “This was a difficult decision but one that I thought […]

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February 12, 2013

Two Former Unsuccessful Bidders Again Looking To Purchase Phoenix Coyotes

Two former unsuccessful bidders are back in the picture to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes, according to the Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette. Canadian marketing professional Anthony LeBlanc and Chicago financier Matthew Hulsizer are looking to head the group which will likely include five or six investors. LeBlanc will be the head of the syndicate and if successful, they […]

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February 8, 2013

George McPhee Won’t Blow Up Washington Capitals Because Of Poor Start

Washington Capitals General Manager George McPhee met with reporters for some 20 minutes at the team’s facility and cited penalties and goaltending as the major culprits that have caused the Capitals to lose nine of their first 11 games. McPhee had positive words for new coach Adam Oates and franchise player Alex Ovechkin, even though the former […]

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