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Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

thehockeynews.com Updated Jul 26 (yesterday)
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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  • Blue Jackets hire Brad Shaw as assistant coach

    Blue Jackets hire Brad Shaw as assistant coach

    yahoo.com Jun 17
    The Columbus Blue Jackets have hired longtime St. Louis Blues assistant coach Brad Shaw to join John Tortorella’s staff. Shaw had been with the Blues from 2006-07 through the end of 2015-16 and was important in helping defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk and A…
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  • European teams form alliance to get a seat at the table with th…

    European teams form alliance to get a seat at the table with the big boys

    When Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi are drafted into the NHL a week from now, their teams in the Finnish Elite League will receive a one-time payment of about $240,000. Assuming each player earns $50 million over the course of his NHL career – which …
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  • 10 players who could be buyout candidates this off-season

    10 players who could be buyout candidates this off-season

    Nothing says the off-season quite like the threat of buyouts, and we’re inching ever-closer to the NHL’s buyout window opening and several players could see their time with their current teams come to a close. For some of the candidates, massive contrac…
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  • Report: Scott Hartnell waives no-move clause, gives Blue Jacket…

    Report: Scott Hartnell waives no-move clause, gives Blue Jackets ‘decent-sized list’

    Scott Hartnell has spent the past two seasons as a Columbus Blue Jacket, but there appears to be a chance he enters the 2016-17 campaign pulling on another team’s jersey. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, Hartnell, 34, has agreed to waive his …
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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.