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Avalanche name Jared Bednar coach after Calder Cup-winning AHL …

Avalanche name Jared Bednar coach after Calder Cup-winning AHL campaign

thehockeynews.com Updated 4 hours ago
The Avalanche are hoping an AHL and ECHL title can cross over to NHL success as they’ve hired now-former Cleveland Monsters coach Jared Bednar to take over as bench boss in Colorado. Bednar, 44, is coming off of a tremendously successful season in the A…
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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Columbus Blue Jackets

    Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird Columbus Blue Jackets

    yahoo.com Aug 9
    [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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  • Five 2015 draft picks set to make impactful NHL debuts next sea…

    Five 2015 draft picks set to make impactful NHL debuts next season

    The hype surrounding Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick and first-overall selection Auston Matthews isn’t unwarranted, but sometimes lost in the excitement surround Matthews is the fact that there’s a fair chance he won’t be the rookie that makes the bigges…
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  • So why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    So why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?

    August marks hockey’s “silly season.” Very little happens. And idle hands are the devils’ playthings, right? Countless blog commenters and Twitter trolls dust off the “Slow news day?” insult whenever we find something to talk about. During the month bef…
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  • Blue Jackets’ Sam Gagner took huge pay cut, but opportunity in …

    Blue Jackets’ Sam Gagner took huge pay cut, but opportunity in Columbus has him excited

    Sam Gagner is heading to the Columbus Blue Jackets next season on a one-year, $650,000 deal. It’s a pay cut — a big one — for the 26-year-old, but the contract is almost inconsequential given the Blue Jackets could provide Gagner the chance to get his c…
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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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  • Down Goes Brown: Five expected off-season moves that haven’t ha…

    Down Goes Brown: Five expected off-season moves that haven’t happened yet

    The dog days of the NHL offseason got a nice jolt on Monday when the Senators and Rangers hooked up on a decent-sized trade. The deal sends Derick Brassard and a seventh to Ottawa in exchange for Mika Zibanejad and a second, improving the Senators’ top …
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  • Canucks want to add ‘proven scorer’ — who could fit the bill?

    Canucks want to add ‘proven scorer’ — who could fit the bill?

    The Vancouver Canucks made some off-season moves in hopes of increasing their scoring this coming campaign, adding Loui Eriksson to potentially play alongside the Sedin twins and locking up youngsters Markus Granlund, Sven Baertschi and Emerson Etem. An…
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  • Rumor Roundup: All quiet on the Rangers trade, and signings fro…

    Rumor Roundup: All quiet on the Rangers trade, and signings front

    Heading into mid-July, the New York Rangers have yet to make a significant move to shed cap space or shake up their roster. Signing veteran left winger Michael Grabner to a two-year deal ($1.65 million annually) and acquiring defenseman Nick Holden from…
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  • Rapid Fire: with Blue Jackets left winger Nick Foligno

    Rapid Fire: with Blue Jackets left winger Nick Foligno

    With Matt Larkin Why do you wear No. 71? It was given to me when I first got to camp in Ottawa (as a Senator). The trainers thought it would be funny, because that’s what number my dad (Mike Foligno) wore. I don’t think they realized I was just was just…
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  • Buyout roundup: Lightning’s Carle, Bruins’ Seidenberg and more

    Buyout roundup: Lightning’s Carle, Bruins’ Seidenberg and more

    Less than 24 hours before the free agency period begins, several NHL teams got to work on some housekeeping Thursday. Six teams placed players on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout. The NHL’s buyout window closes at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday.…
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  • Seth Jones’ six-year, $32.4-million deal creates pickle for Blu…

    Seth Jones’ six-year, $32.4-million deal creates pickle for Blue Jackets – and Jets

    A clear sign we’re scaling the peak of NHL off-season activity? A star player signs a contract, and all we want to talk about is the context, the ripple effect, how it plays into other transactions. The Columbus Blue Jackets announced Wednesday they’d l…
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  • Predators re-sign Filip Forsberg to six-year $36M contract

    Predators re-sign Filip Forsberg to six-year $36M contract

    yahoo.com Jun 27
    The Nashville Predators have signed young scorer Filip Forsberg to a six-year $36 million contract extension. The deal is similar to the contract the Columbus Blue Jackets gave forward Brandon Saad last summer after the team acquired him from the Chicag…
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  • Blue Jackets trade Rychel to Maple Leafs for Harrington

    Blue Jackets trade Rychel to Maple Leafs for Harrington

    NHL.com Jun 25
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenceman Scott Harrington and a conditional pick in the 2017 draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs for left wing Kerby Rychel. Harrington, 23, has played 25 NHL games for the Pittsburgh ...
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  • Three storylines left unresolved after Night 1 of the 2016 draf…

    Three storylines left unresolved after Night 1 of the 2016 draft

    BUFFALO – Night 1 of the 2016 NHL draft gave us a bit of everything, a blend of expectant nods and wide-eyed gasps. We saw the predictable occur. Auston Matthews went first overall, Patrik Laine second. The Calgary Flames acquired a goaltender in Brian …
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  • Blue Jacket's GM was set on taking Dubois over Puljujärvi at No…

    Blue Jacket's GM was set on taking Dubois over Puljujärvi at No. 3

    yahoo.com Jun 24
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Plain and simple: Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen believed that Pierre-Luc Dubois was the best player available at No. 3. Most mock drafts heading into Friday’s Round 1 had the Blue Jackets taking Jesse Puljujärvi, right after …
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  • Blue Jackets give No. 3 pick Pierre-Luc Dubois birthday surpris…

    Blue Jackets give No. 3 pick Pierre-Luc Dubois birthday surprise

    yahoo.com Jun 24
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Nearly 20 hours after he officially turned 18 years old, Pierre-Luc Dubois heard his name called during Round 1 of the NHL Draft. That part was expected. What shocked everyone inside First Niagara Center was when NHL Commissioner Gary Be…
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  • Blue Jackets lock up center Karlsson to two-year, $2 million de…

    Blue Jackets lock up center Karlsson to two-year, $2 million deal

    The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t have much cap space, but that won’t matter if they lock up their restricted free agents to sweetheart deals like the one William Karlsson has inked with the club. It was announced Thursday evening that Karlsson, 23, has s…
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  • Huge If True: Can Columbus escape salary cap hell?

    Huge If True: Can Columbus escape salary cap hell?

    yahoo.com Jun 24
    The Columbus Blue Jackets are in a tough spot. They're a really bad team, first and foremost. They finished fourth from the bottom of the league last season, and that was a number that felt more or less correct, to be perfectly honest. But perhaps a wor…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Blue Jackets’ Foligno could be dealt to open cap…

    Rumor Roundup: Blue Jackets’ Foligno could be dealt to open cap space in Columbus

    The Chicago Blackhawks wasted little time shedding salary following the end of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Last Thursday, they shipped forwards Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen to the Carolina Hurricanes for two draft picks. They won’t be the only cap-s…
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  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals 01:16

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL: Top 3 Goals

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross and Barry Melrose count down the top three goals of the week from the NHL, including a superhero-like diving goal from Panthers forward Derek MacKenzie.
  • Video - Malone Wins It For Hurricanes 00:44

    Malone Wins It For Hurricanes

    Mar 15
    Brad Malone's seventh goal of the season broke a tie in the second period to give Carolina a 3-2 win over Columbus.
  • Video - Blue Jackets Beat Devils 00:40

    Blue Jackets Beat Devils

    Mar 6
    Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist in Columbus' 3-2 win over New Jersey.
  • Video - Leopold Traded To Wild After Daughter's Letter 01:39

    Leopold Traded To Wild After Daughter's Letter

    Mar 3
    Barry Melrose discusses the Wild's trade with the Blue Jackets to acquire Minnesota native Jordan Leopold just before the trade deadline.