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Minnesota Wild sign defenseman Matt Dumba to two-year, $5.1M co…

Minnesota Wild sign defenseman Matt Dumba to two-year, $5.1M contract

yahoo.com Updated 22 hours ago
(Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images) The Minnesota Wild and restricted free agent defenseman Matt Dumba agreed to a two-year contract worth a total of $5.1 million. This gives the 22-year-old Dumba a $2.55 million salary cap hit over the nex…
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  • Winnipeg Jets defend controversial Bobby Hull honor

    Winnipeg Jets defend controversial Bobby Hull honor

    yahoo.com 23 hours ago
    Getty Images Bobby Hull is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. He played 411 games with the Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association, scoring 303 goals and lending that league instant credibility. He led the team to two championships as a member o…
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  • Minnesota Wild offer Prince classic as potential new goal song

    Minnesota Wild offer Prince classic as potential new goal song

    yahoo.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    Minnesota Wild on Twitter from before Game 6 against the Dallas Stars in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs The Minnesota Wild may change their longtime goal song to a piece made by an iconic local musician. According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Wil…
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  • Jimmy Vesey, Blackhawks, Rangers and the short list

    Jimmy Vesey, Blackhawks, Rangers and the short list

    yahoo.com Jul 27 (2 days ago)
    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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  • Carle joins Predators; McPhee waiting to name coach (Puck Headl…

    Carle joins Predators; McPhee waiting to name coach (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Jul 27 (2 days ago)
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . YUMP. New mesh tanks dropping on F…
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  • Nashville Predators give Calle Jarnkrok six-year contract exten…

    Nashville Predators give Calle Jarnkrok six-year contract extension

    yahoo.com Jul 27 (2 days ago)
    (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) The Nashville Predators have signed versatile young forward Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract extension. Last season the 24-year-old Jarnkrok set career highs with 16 goals and 30 points in …
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  • Three playoff teams who could miss in 2016-17, and three non-pl…

    Three playoff teams who could miss in 2016-17, and three non-playoff teams who could get in

    thehockeynews.com Jul 26 (3 days ago)
    Playoff turnover is a hallmark of the NHL’s salary cap era. It’s rare to see a single franchise entrenched in a contending position for decades at a time. The Detroit Red Wings are the remarkable exception. Typically, we see plenty of playoff squads sli…
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  • Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

    Signing bonuses could become next CBA battleground

    thehockeynews.com Jul 26 (3 days ago)
    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 (3 days ago)
    (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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  • Blues may take ‘half-step back’ to put lead foot forward

    Blues may take ‘half-step back’ to put lead foot forward

    yahoo.com Jul 24 (5 days ago)
    If you’re a St. Louis Blues fan, these are strange days. How many conference finalists bid farewell to their team captain and starting goaltender in the following summer? How many general managers of conference finalists are willing to admit that to get…
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  • Smashfest: Charitable yet competitive ping-pong by NHL players

    Smashfest: Charitable yet competitive ping-pong by NHL players

    yahoo.com Jul 22 (7 days ago)
    Reporting by Dhiren Mahiban TORONTO – – For the second time in as many years Patrick Eaves walked away from the annual Smashfest Ping-Pong tournament as the champion. The Dallas Stars forward defeated Alex Burrows of the Vancouver Canucks to reclaim his…
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  • Has the NHL killed creativity in hockey?

    Has the NHL killed creativity in hockey?

    yahoo.com Jul 22
    DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 27: Detroit Red Wings center Brad Richards (17) celebrate his game winning goal with Detroit Red Wings center Luke Glendening (41) during the third period February 27, 2016 at Coors Field. The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Colorad…
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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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  • 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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  • Signing bonuses leading to lockout; Is Lupul done? (Puck Headli…

    Signing bonuses leading to lockout; Is Lupul done? (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Jul 19
    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . • We think the Nashville Predators…
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  • Wild try to shame Jordan Schroeder into contract surrender

    Wild try to shame Jordan Schroeder into contract surrender

    yahoo.com Jul 19
    Getty Images Jordan Schroeder hasn’t exactly lit the NHL on fire during his four-year career, after being taken 22nd overall in 2009 by the Vancouver Canucks. He has 27 points in 107 games, including four points in 26 games with the Minnesota Wild last …
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  • Are NHL teams moving away from analytics?

    Are NHL teams moving away from analytics?

    yahoo.com Jul 19
    Predators Matt Pfeffer is the analytics consultant who argued against the P.K. Subban trade and was subsequently let go by the Montreal Canadiens. And while “I was against the Subban for Shea Weber trade” isn’t exactly “I voted against the war in Iraq” …
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  • Video - Jets Win In Shootout 01:01

    Jets Win In Shootout

    Mar 19
    Andrew Ladd's shootout goal lifted the Jets past the Blues 2-1.
  • Video - Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals 00:23

    Ovechkin Extends League Lead In Goals

    Mar 19
    Alexander Ovechkin scored his 46th and 47th goals of the season in the Capitals' 3-2 win over the Wild to extend his league lead in goals.
  • Video - Stars Stun Penguins 01:06

    Stars Stun Penguins

    Mar 19
    The Stars topped the Penguins 2-1 for their fourth win in five games.
  • 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.