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Why won’t the NHL close Coyotes’ salary cap loophole?

Why won’t the NHL close Coyotes’ salary cap loophole?

yahoo.com Updated Aug 29 (yesterday)
Chicago Blackhawks’ Dave Bolland celebrates with the Stanley Cup after the Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey series in Boston, Massachusetts, June 24, 2013. REUTERS/Adam Hunger What if I told you that…
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  • Canada names Sidney Crosby World Cup captain; happy with J-Bo

    Canada names Sidney Crosby World Cup captain; happy with J-Bo

    thehockeynews.com yahoo.com Aug 25 (5 days ago)
    It was the most obvious choice, but there was also a pretty good reason for it. Team Canada named Sidney Crosby captain of the upcoming World Cup of Hockey squad, with Jonathan Toews and Shea Weber earning ‘A’s on their sweaters as alternate captains. S…
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  • Report: Dineen, Boughner ‘major candidates’ for Avalanche coach…

    Report: Dineen, Boughner ‘major candidates’ for Avalanche coaching job

    Patrick Roy stepped down from his post as coach of the Avalanche nearly two weeks ago and two NHL assistants are reportedly the frontrunners to take over as bench boss in Colorado. According to The Denver Post’s Terry Frei, Chicago Blackhawks assistant …
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  • Ontario junior team Thorold Blackhawks have deadline to change …

    Ontario junior team Thorold Blackhawks have deadline to change ‘discriminatory’ logo

    The Thorold Blackhawks have been a part of the Ontario junior hockey scene for more than two decades, but that’s about to come to an end. The franchise itself will be sticking around, but the logo — and possibly the name — will have to be changed. Accor…
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  • Rangers win sweepstakes, sign Jimmy Vesey

    Rangers win sweepstakes, sign Jimmy Vesey

    Jimmy Vesey has decided to sign with the New York Rangers, the club announced on Friday evening. It’s not the first time the Rangers have landed a highly coveted free agent – two years ago New York lured free agent Kevin Hayes after he elected not to si…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Bruins, Blackhawks, Rangers favorites for Jimmy …

    Rumor Roundup: Bruins, Blackhawks, Rangers favorites for Jimmy Vesey

    With the NHL off-season now in its dog days, notable trade and free-agent activity has slowed to a crawl. As a result, speculation over where promising free-agent prospect Jimmy Vesey could end up is garnering headlines. Vesey, 23, is the 2016 Hobey Bak…
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  • Blues’ Winter Classic logo celebrates 50th anniversary, Blackha…

    Blues’ Winter Classic logo celebrates 50th anniversary, Blackhawks also go old-school

    The St. Louis Blues may not yet have a Stanley Cup in their trophy case, but the franchise has been one of the most steadily competitive in the NHL over the past several seasons. And with the Blues continuously on the rise, the NHL will head to St. Loui…
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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Chicago Blackhawks

    Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Chicago Blackhawks

    yahoo.com Aug 7
    [Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments th…
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  • Jimmy Vesey, Blackhawks, Rangers and the short list

    Jimmy Vesey, Blackhawks, Rangers and the short list

    yahoo.com Jul 27
    Getty Images Having the Chicago Blackhawks enter your rookie free-agent courtship is like making time with a woman at a bar just as Leonardo DiCaprio and his posse roll up next to her. “Hey, can I buy you a drink and fly you to Ibiza and have you met my…
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  • Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

    Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

    When the NHL announced last fall its seven-year partnership that will see adidas become its official outfitter starting next season, your trusty correspondent asked commissioner Gary Bettman whether the deal would be extended by a year if there were ano…
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  • Chicago Blackhawks, David Rundblad mutually part ways

    Chicago Blackhawks, David Rundblad mutually part ways

    yahoo.com Jul 26
    (Photo by Steve Woltmann/NHLI via Getty Images) The Chicago Blackhawks and defenseman David Rundblad have agreed to a mutual termination of his contract, freeing up salary cap space for the franchise. The Chicago Sun-Times first reported the story Tuesd…
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  • Are Brad Richards and Vincent Lecavalier Hall of Famers?

    Are Brad Richards and Vincent Lecavalier Hall of Famers?

    From their days together as roommates at boarding school in Saskatchewan to winning a Memorial Cup together in Rimouski to a Stanley Cup in Tampa and signing contracts later in their careers that didn’t quite work out as well as everyone had hoped, Brad…
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  • The five early off-season moves that will have the biggest impa…

    The five early off-season moves that will have the biggest impact

    There’s still nearly three months until the NHL campaign opens, which will leave the league’s 30 teams with ample time to tune and tweak their rosters as opening night approaches. However, a few teams have made big splashes this off-season. Some have go…
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  • Patrick Kane shows off incredible hands in ‘Stickhandler’s Play…

    Patrick Kane shows off incredible hands in ‘Stickhandler’s Playground’

    Patrick Kane is coming off a season in which he scored a career-high 46 goals, 106 points and took home the Art Ross Trophy, Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award. And if there’s any wondering how Kane, 27, was able to capture both MVP awards and win the sc…
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  • Blackhawks call on prospects to help them back on top

    Blackhawks call on prospects to help them back on top

    NHL.com Jul 15
    CHICAGO - Patrick Kane flashed a million-dollar smile in the photo opp, beaming from behind a table topped by the troika of hefty awards he skated off with to cap a sublime season. Chicago's 27-year-old star forward broke away with the Hart T...
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  • Brian Campbell signing a Band-Aid for Blackhawks – but a good B…

    Brian Campbell signing a Band-Aid for Blackhawks – but a good Band-Aid

    Chicago Blackhawks fans can breathe easy right now. Their team addressed a dire need Friday and did so with minimal risk, signing Brian Campbell to a one-year deal carrying a $1.5-million cap hit and $750,000 in performance bonuses. As for the future? W…
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  • Campbell returns to Blackhawks after agreeing to 1-year deal

    Campbell returns to Blackhawks after agreeing to 1-year deal

    NHL.com Jul 1
    CHICAGO - Defenceman Brian Campbell has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks and is returning to the team he helped win the Stanley Cup. The 37-year-old Campbell played in Chicago from 2008 to 2011 and was part of a team ...
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  • Islanders sign Andrew Ladd for seven years – that’s really long…

    Islanders sign Andrew Ladd for seven years – that’s really long!

    The New York Islanders struck quickly in free agency, signing former Chicago Blackhawks left winger and Winnipeg captain Andrew Ladd for seven years at $5.5 million per. For a player who turns 31 in December, that’s a long contract. But if you’re New Yo…
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  • Montreal Canadiens sign Andrew Shaw to six-year pact

    Montreal Canadiens sign Andrew Shaw to six-year pact

    The Montreal Canadiens have signed center Andrew Shaw to a six-year contract worth $3.9 million per season and $23.4 million overall. For a team looking to bounce back from a bad year, adding a two-time Stanley Cup winner is a good start. Shaw burst ont…
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  • Video - Blackhawks Blank Rangers 01:14

    Blackhawks Blank Rangers

    Mar 18
    Brad Richards' 11th goal of the season lifted the Blackhawks past the Rangers 1-0.
  • Video - Blackhawks Blank Rangers 01:14

    Blackhawks Blank Rangers

    Mar 18
    Brad Richards' 11th goal of the season lifted the Blackhawks past the Rangers 1-0.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 16:06

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside kick around the rule changes proposed by the general managers, look at the turmoil in San Jose and make their picks at the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy.
  • Video - Toews Leads Blackhawks Past Islanders 00:40

    Toews Leads Blackhawks Past Islanders

    Mar 17
    Jonathan Toews had two goals and two assists in Chicago's 4-1 win over New York.