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Chad LaRose returns, signs an AHL deal with Carolina Hurricanes’ affiliate
This isn't blockbuster news, but Chad LaRose basically disappeared off the hockey map for a year (kind of like what Ian White's done now), and this evening, it appears that LaRose is going to attempt to make an NHL comeback the old-fashioned way, ...
Tuesday One Liners
from Stan Fischler of The Fischler Report,
* The Reimer signing has had collateral damage for Martin Brodeur because Mister Goalie has but one NHL team remaining that might sign him: Minnesota.
* David Clarkson ranks among the Ten Most Li...
A New Deal For Jake Gardiner In Toronto
Jake Gardiner has signed a $20.25M, five-year extension with the #leafs. Gives him a $4.05M AAV.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 29, 2014
Report- Bryan Trottier Will Be Named Assistant Coach In Buffalo
from Bucky Gleason of Sabres Edge,
The Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement to hire Hall of Fame forward Bryan Trottier as an assistant coach under Ted Nolan. Sources with close ties to the organization said the move could be announced so...
Video- P.K. Subban Talks About Meeting Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson's tweet is below...
Nail Yakupov Knows This Season Is “Huge” For Him
from Derek Van Diest at NHL.com,
After spending the majority of the offseason in Russia, the Edmonton Oilers' right wing has returned to prepare for the upcoming NHL season, having put a disappointing second season behind him.
"It might b...
Stephane Robidas Ready For The Mentor Role In Toronto
from Michael Traikos of the National Post,
They have a forward who ranked in the top five in league scoring and a goaltender who was amongst the league’s best. But ask Stephane Robidas what attracted him to the Toronto Maple Leafs and h...
Scott Hartnell Looking Forward To Playing In Columbus
The task of meeting his new teammates has already begun for Hartnell, who said he had dinner in Columbus recently with center Brandon Dubinsky.
It was Dubinsky's arrival two years ago with center Artem Anisimov and defensema...
Peter Mueller Signs A Two-Way Contract With The St. Louis Blues
The Blues have agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with forward Peter Mueller. #stlblues
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) July 29, 2014
“Does he want to play with Ondrej Pavelec in Winnipeg? I don’t know. Other than that, where’s he going? [Toronto] only works if they move Reimer.
“Listen. If I’m Marty, I’ve played a long time. My first and ...
The Hard Working Andrew Shaw
from Tracey Myers of CSNChicago,
Andrew Shaw hasn’t forgotten the lessons he learned in his Belleville, Ont., upbringing, be it from the town’s working mentality — or his father’s putting him to work in the summers.
Homer Hockey Play-By-Play Men
from Luke Winkie of Extra Mustard at Sports Illustrated,
MIKE HAYNES, Colorado Avalanche
Listen to how excited this grown man gets when a player on the Colorado Avalanche beats up a player on the Chicago Blackhawks. I mean, it's Doug...
Eric Staal Had Recent Surgery For Core Muscle Injury
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that center Eric Staal underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury suffered during off-se...
Michael Frolik/Winnipeg Jets Agree To A One-Year Contract Before Arbitration
the #NHLJets have agreed to terms with Michael Frolik on a 1 year contract worth $3.3 million. Details to follow.
— Winnipeg Jets (@NHLJets) July 29, 2014
Frolik's new deal with WIN makes him a UFA next July 1st
“It’s his presence and his experience, I think what he fits in to, as well, is a nasty style that we can play. He’s a goal-scorer. It’s something that teams have to know where he is because he’s someone who has really...
Michael Leighton Out Of The KHL After Taking Ill Before Training Camp
from Bob Duff of the Windsor Star,
Michael Leighton won’t be returning to Russia for the upcoming Kontinental Hockey League season, but not for the reason you might think.
The former Windsor Spitfires goalie who calls LaSalle home w...
All Barry Trotz
from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,
You went to Las Vegas when Alex Ovechkin was there for the NHL Awards to sit down with him, have dinner with him, get to know him. Why was it important for you at the time to sit down with Ovechkin, and what did you...
James Reimer Is Now Happy In Toronto
from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,
Perhaps the realization on both sides that the market for goalies is limited — there are still a number of unrestricted free-agent netminders available — and the return for Reimer would be sm...
Not Much Of A Cultural Change In San Jose
from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,
Despite loud promises of impending change, tomorrow is starting to look an awful lot like yesterday in San Jose. That's not sitting too well with the Sharks' fired-up fans, but once they get past their a...
All Jay Feaster
from Jake Becker of The Fischler Report,
HOW SOON DO YOU THINK TORTS WILL RETURN TO THE NHL?
I think time heals all wounds. I don’t think for a minute that Torts was anything other than what people knew he was. I think Mike Gillis k...
Daniel Winnik Signs With The Toronto Maple Leafs
via the Toronto Maple Leafs,
David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday the hockey club has signed forward Daniel Winnik to a one-year contract.
Winnik, 29, played 76 games for the ...
It Is Still Very Slow
I am back but really nothing to report from the hockey world.
Last night I lost power around 6:15pm after a major storm.
Power came back around 1:15am and when I woke up this morning, Comcast internet was down.
Just came back up and hopefull...
It might be a slightly quiet day here at KK
During yesterday night's severe storms, Paul lost power, so it may be a quieter-than-usual day at KK. I'll do my best to lend a hand but have some must-get-done tasks away from the home office. We'll both attempt to get ourselves online, Paul lite...
Fear the Fin’s brilliant ‘NHL Through the Years’ video
Per The Score's Ian McLaren, Fear the Fin's Ann Fraizer graced the interweb with a brilliant video summarizing the NHL's evolution since its inception in 1917--team locations and logos included--set to "Brass Bonanza":
It's a great remind...