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  • The Washington Capitals deployed 14 defensemen during their 2013-14 season, most in the NHL, which triggered a cash-heavy offseason plunge to shore up the blue-line depth and generate better results. It’s why they signed Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik, former teammates with the Penguins, to deals worth a combined $67.75 million. It’s why in Washington […]... read more...
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  • ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In the revelry that followed being drafted in the first round by the Minnesota Wild last month, Alex Tuch was approached by members of the organization and asked about Louis Belpedio, who Tuch played with last season as part of the U.S. National Under-18 team. Tuch wasn't sure what the line of questioning meant, but he figured the Wild were interested in... read more...
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  • The new coaching staff was upstairs at Washington’s practice facility, another morning preparing for the upcoming season. His teammates were on the ice for another offseason skate session. Rookie camp will begin on Sept. 11, training camp one week after that, and around that time too comes John Carlson’s wedding. And yet the 24-year-old defenseman […]... read more...
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  • Three Capitals prospects, including the organization’s first two draft picks of 2014, have been selected to development camps for the 2015 World Junior Championships, one step closer to playing in the event to be held next winter in Toronto and Montreal. First-round selection Jakub Vrana, who dazzled and impressed at Washington’s development camp in early Jul... read more...
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  • ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When it comes to celebrating the game that's most woven into Minnesota's fiber, the state's NHL team and premier sports television network aren't straying from its central hockey Mecca. Just a half-mile from the Minnesota Wild's Xcel Energy Center, a sextet of high school teams will take center stage on an outdoor, refrigerated rink at St. Paul's Holman ... read more...
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  • BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 4, 2014) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn, Tom Coolen and Arturs Irbe have been added to head coach Ted Nolan’s coaching staff. Trottier, Flynn and Coolen will serve as assistants and Irbe will serve as goaltending coach. “I’m very happy with the group of talented hockey minds we were able to assemble for our c... read more...
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  • Devin Setoguchi will join his fourth career NHL club – Mandatory Credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images via ESPN.com After signing a few players to rebuild what has been a cellar-dwelling club over recent years, the Calgary Flames continue to add. According to TSN Insider Bob McKenzie, Calgary has reportedly signed forward Devin Setoguchi to a one-year, $750,000 contract. ... read more...
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  • SAN JOSE – The original decision to push Drew Remenda out the door back in June may not have made much sense – and won’t unless the Sharks decide to explain their reasons — but the team made the sensible (and safe) follow-up moves Wednesday. Jamie Baker replaces Remenda in the TV booth, Bret Hedican slides into Baker’s seat for the radio call. Curtis Br... read more...
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  • The Minnesota Wild re-signed Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract, the club announced on Tuesday, allowing the sides to avoid an arbitration hearing. Though financial terms were not disclosed, Fontaine's agent, Neil Sheehy, tweeted that the deal was worth $2 million. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the salary will be $950,000 in the first year and $1.05 millio... read more...
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  • It shouldn’t be all that surprising that a person who goes by the nickname BizNasty — a longtime favorite of SoB — would take the Ice Bucket Challenge that has been all over the place of late to a ridiculously absurd level. Bissonnette currently is a free agent, so he has a lot of time […] The post Paul Bissonnette dons Speedo, uses helicopter for Ice Bucket Challenge (vid... read more...
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  • TJ Galiardi isn’t a signing who is going to get fans overly excited. He is the definition of a depth acquisition and it’s highly likely he’ll spend some, if not most of his time in the AHL. Most fans should be able to at least recognize the signing for what it is, but the Winnipeg Free Press isn’t thrilled.   Well … that’s not very nice. You can read the full article here... read more...
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  • We've seen this with Alex Overchkin in DC, when he was asked to up his defense. And just as Ovechkin could have improved in other aspects of his game, so can Krug. But to reinvent a player who clearly fills a niche so well, it’s trying to fill a round hole with a square peg.... read more...
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  • Although he stands just 5’7″ and 150 pounds, Johnny Gaudreau could be an offensive dynamo for the Flames. (Calgary Herald) While last season was largely disappointing for the Calgary Flames, the future appears to be bright behind a number of young, talented forwards. 19-year-old center Sean Monahan is viewed as a future leader of this Flames team, and he enjoyed a modest r... read more...
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