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10 RFAs who missed training camp and how their disputes were re…

10 RFAs who missed training camp and how their disputes were resolved

thehockeynews.com Updated 5 hours ago
Ryan Johansen’s contract negotiations with the Columbus Blue Jackets are…contentious. Yesterday started with Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen drawing a line in the sand by insinuating the start of training camp as a cut off point. Later on, team preside…
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  • Semyon Varlamov’s controversial t-shirt another instance of NHL…

    Semyon Varlamov’s controversial t-shirt another instance of NHLers running from their own convictions

    thehockeynews.com Sep 15 (2 days ago)
    T-shirts are like opinions: everyone thinks theirs is the best until they bring them out into the sunlight to be judged by everyone else. Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov probably thought so when he wore a shirt in Denver this weekend featuring…
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  • Nathan MacKinnon is “going to take another quantum leap forward…

    Nathan MacKinnon is “going to take another quantum leap forward”

    Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s best rookie last season and it wasn’t even close. The Cole Harbour, N.S., native earned 130 first place votes, while Tampa Bay’s Ondrej Palat was second with five first place votes. MacKinno…
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  • What have we learned since Bertuzzi-Moore? Not much it seems

    What have we learned since Bertuzzi-Moore? Not much it seems

    In the 10-plus years since the Todd Bertuzzi-Steve Moore incident, you can be rest assured that NHL coaches and players have chosen their dressing room words very, very carefully when it comes to the issue of seeking retribution. And there hasn’t been a…
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  • Tyson Barrie re-signs with Colorado, unaffected by Schultz’s ri…

    Tyson Barrie re-signs with Colorado, unaffected by Schultz’s riches

    When Justin Schultz signed his one-year, $3.675-million deal with the Edmonton Oilers, there was much concern for Colorado Avalanche fans. How would this deal affect Tyson Barrie’s negotiation with the team, considering they were around the same age, ha…
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  • Jersey Fouls: An Avalanche of failure; Wild consolidation; Kova…

    Jersey Fouls: An Avalanche of failure; Wild consolidation; Kovalchuk hate

    yahoo.com Aug 29
    Jersey Fouls is our ongoing exploration of the rules and etiquette for proper hockey jersey creation and exhibition. If you spot what you think may be a foul in your arena, email a photo to us at for inclusion in future installment. We begin this instal…
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  • Steve Moore’s brother Mark says “there is no deal yet” with Tod…

    Steve Moore’s brother Mark says “there is no deal yet” with Todd Bertuzzi

    Tuesday, there was a report that the lawyers representing Todd Bertuzzi and Steve Moore had come to an agreement on a settlement ahead of their Sept. 8 court date. Today, that settlement isn’t so clear anymore. According to TSN’s Rick Westhead, Steve Mo…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Flyers need help on the blueline, but don’t expe…

    Rumor Roundup: Flyers need help on the blueline, but don’t expect it to come soon

    The state of the Philadelphia Flyers defense core remains a troubling issue. They’ve lacked a true top-two defenseman since Chris Pronger’s career was ended by injury nearly three years ago. They attempted to address that issue in July of 2012 by signin…
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  • Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Colorado Avalanche Editi…

    Puck Daddy's Summer of Disappointment: Colorado Avalanche Edition

    yahoo.com Aug 7
    (Ed. Note: There’s entirely too much sunshine in the summer. So your friends at Puck Daddy are offering a month of thrown shade and perpetual gloom. Behold, our Summer of Disappointment series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to recall the biggest …
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  • Music and hockey: an all-star forum, part two

    Music and hockey: an all-star forum, part two

    On Thursday, I unleashed part one of a hockey and music forum featuring some of the people I like to talk about on those two topics. Here now is the conclusion of that session. Once again, the panel is composed of the following all-stars: Nathan MacKinn…
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  • Music and hockey: an all-star panel, part one

    Music and hockey: an all-star panel, part one

    As obsessed as I am with hockey, I was once similarly preoccupied with music. I am nowhere near as plugged in as I used to be, but I still love music and since my tastes tend to run on the obscure side, I don’t get a lot of opportunities to talk about m…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Will Bobby Ryan be the next Senators player to l…

    Rumor Roundup: Will Bobby Ryan be the next Senators player to leave?

    The departures since last summer of Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza from the Ottawa Senators prompted ESPN’s Craig Custance to suggest Bobby Ryan could be next to leave town. Custance notes Ryan, 27, is entering the final season of his contract at an…
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  • Where is the Ryan O'Reilly saga headed next? (Trending Topics)

    Where is the Ryan O'Reilly saga headed next? (Trending Topics)

    yahoo.com Jul 25
    It never got as bad as it could have, but it's tough to be convinced it's not still bad. Arbitration is a cutthroat and nasty process that often leaves both sides feeling hard done by, so it was no surprise that Ryan O'Reilly and the Colorado Avalanche …
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  • The five most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

    The five most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

    Summer is a time for fun in the hockey world. But sometimes that fun can be a little dark. One of my favorite THN issues every year comes before the trade deadline, when we often take a player likely on the move and photoshop him into another team’s uni…
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  • NHL defenseman Cory Sarich seriously injured in B.C. cycling ac…

    NHL defenseman Cory Sarich seriously injured in B.C. cycling accident

    Free-agent NHL defenseman Cory Sarich is recovering in a Calgary hospital after a cycling accident this week. His agent, Tim Hodgson, released a statement Wednesday saying that Sarich was airlifted to the hospital after being hit by a motor vehicle in I…
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  • Buffalo Sabres sign free-agent defenceman Andre Benoit to 1-yea…

    Buffalo Sabres sign free-agent defenceman Andre Benoit to 1-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 23
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres signed free-agent defenceman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract Wednesday. Benoit spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche, and had a career-best 28 points (seven goals, 21 assists) in 79 games. He pre...
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  • Colorado re-signs O’Reilly for two years, embraces sanity

    Colorado re-signs O’Reilly for two years, embraces sanity

    Arbitration is not a fun process, which is why so many players and teams try to avoid it. With Colorado re-signing center Ryan O’Reilly to a two-year deal on Wednesday with a cap hit of $6 million, the Avs managed to side-step what would have been anoth…
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  • Video - Laviolette Tabbed To Turn Around Predators 03:27

    Laviolette Tabbed To Turn Around Predators

    May 6
    Scott Burnside discusses the Predators' hiring of Peter Laviolette.
  • Video - Preds Decline To Renew Trotz's Contract 01:44

    Preds Decline To Renew Trotz's Contract

    Apr 14
    Craig Custance discusses the Nashville Predators' decision to let coach Barry Trotz's contract expire.
  • Video - Predators Power Past Blackhawks 01:25

    Predators Power Past Blackhawks

    Apr 12
    The Predators scored five goals in the third period en route to defeating the Blackhawks 7-5.
  • Video - Predators Blank Coyotes 00:35

    Predators Blank Coyotes

    Apr 10
    Pekka Rinne had 29 saves in the Predators' 2-0 win over the Coyotes.

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