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Brad Richards on his Blackhawks salary, no guarantees he plays …

Brad Richards on his Blackhawks salary, no guarantees he plays with Kane

yahoo.com Updated 2 hours ago
When it became obvious that the New York Rangers were going to buy him out, Brad Richards pitched a potential new NHL home to his agent Pat Morris: The Chicago Blackhawks. Morris reminded him that the Hawks had little money against the cap with which to…
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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 19 hours ago
    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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  • Keaton Ellerby deals with family tragedy as he rejoins Jets

    Keaton Ellerby deals with family tragedy as he rejoins Jets

    yahoo.com 22 hours ago
    Keaton Ellerby re-signed with the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. It's a one-year, $700,000 deal coming almost a month after the team didn't send him a qualifying offer, making the 25-year old defenseman an unrestricted free agent. Confirming his return to W…
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  • Jets sign defenceman Keaton Ellerby to one-year, two-way contra…

    Jets sign defenceman Keaton Ellerby to one-year, two-way contract

    NHL.com thehockeynews.com Jul 24 (yesterday)
    WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Keaton Ellerby to a one-year, two-way contract worth US$700,000. The 25-year-old from Strathmore, Alta., played in 51 games with the Jets last season recording six points (two goals, four as...
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  • Grandparents allege L.A. Kings ruined their sex life in lawsuit…

    Grandparents allege L.A. Kings ruined their sex life in lawsuit: report

    yahoo.com Jul 24 (yesterday)
    The LA Kings have been on a roll of late, with two Stanley Cups in the last three seasons (and two in the last two full seasons, if you want to make it seem even better while simultaneously disrespecting the Chicago Blackhawks). But that roll stops now.…
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  • Manitoba girls charged with assault after attacking officials d…

    Manitoba girls charged with assault after attacking officials during hockey brawl

    yahoo.com Jul 23 (3 days ago)
    Two teenage girls in Manitoba have been charged with assault after a tournament hockey game ended in a bitter brawl. The girls, aged 14 and 13, play for the Lake Manitoba First Nation Eagles, who were up against the Stonewall Blues in a minor-league cha…
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  • Patrick Kane shows up to Buffalo men's league game, destroys ev…

    Patrick Kane shows up to Buffalo men's league game, destroys everyone

    yahoo.com Jul 23 (3 days ago)
    Buffalo Sabres fans were disheartened to learn that Patrick Kane had signed an eight-year, $84 million contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks, a deal that will likely prevent him from coming home, Lebron-style, for the remainder of his NHL caree…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Could Marc Staal join his brothers with the Hurr…

    Rumor Roundup: Could Marc Staal join his brothers with the Hurricanes?

    thehockeynews.com Jul 23 (3 days ago)
    The New York Post’s Larry Brooks believes the Rangers should get busy re-signing defenseman Marc Staal. The 27-year-old blueliner is eligible for unrestricted free agency next summer. His cap hit for this season is $3.98 million. Barring another concuss…
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  • Avalanche avoid arbitration with F Ryan O'Reilly, sign leading …

    Avalanche avoid arbitration with F Ryan O'Reilly, sign leading goal scorer to 2-year deal

    thehockeynews.com yahoo.com ESPN.com Jul 23 (3 days ago)
    Avalanche avoid arbitration with F Ryan O'Reilly, sign leading goal scorer to 2-year deal
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  • Roussel, Stars agree to four-year contract

    Roussel, Stars agree to four-year contract

    NHL.com thehockeynews.com ESPN.com Jul 22 (4 days ago)
    Forward Antoine Roussel and the Dallas Stars agreed to a four-year contract Tuesday, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing just before it was scheduled to start. The Stars said the deal is worth $8 million, an average annual value of $2 million. ...
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  • Stars re-sign Roussel; Tim Peel's day on Twitter; Lundqvist sel…

    Stars re-sign Roussel; Tim Peel's day on Twitter; Lundqvist selling penthouse (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Jul 22 (4 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. • This is a really cool photo of hockey at the 1928 Olympics. [Reddit Hockey] • …
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  • Blues' Gunnarsson on track to return after hip surgery

    Blues' Gunnarsson on track to return after hip surgery

    NHL.com Jul 22 (4 days ago)
    Carl Gunnarsson, the St. Louis Blues' newest defenseman, is still dealing with the aftermath of offseason hip surgery but said he plans to be back on the ice next month. "I'm on schedule," he told Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatc...
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  • Vanek helping authorities in federal probe

    Vanek helping authorities in federal probe

    ESPN.com Jul 22 (4 days ago)
    Minnesota Wild left wing Thomas Vanek says he's cooperating with federal authorities conducting an investigation in Rochester.
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  • Slovakia exhibition games to honor Demitra's legacy

    Slovakia exhibition games to honor Demitra's legacy

    NHL.com Jul 21 (5 days ago)
    Pavol Demitra will be honored in a series of charity exhibition games in Slovakia next month, almost three years after he and 43 other passengers died in a plane crash in Yaroslavl, Russia. A group of Slovakian All-Stars and alumni from the St....
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  • Blues forward Sobotka awarded one-year contract

    Blues forward Sobotka awarded one-year contract

    NHL.com Jul 21 (5 days ago)
    Forward Vladimir Sobotka was awarded a one-year contract through arbitration Monday, the St. Louis Blues announced. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports he will receive $2.725 million for the season he return...
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  • Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews rekindle their dance feud at Black…

    Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews rekindle their dance feud at Blackhawks Convention (Video)

    yahoo.com Jul 20 (6 days ago)
    The friendy rivalry between Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews will continue for at least the next nine seasons after the Chicago Blackhawks pair inked matching 8-year, $84 million contracts last week to remain in The Windy City. Their personal competition…
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  • Blackhawks D Oduya expects to be ready for camp after breaking …

    Blackhawks D Oduya expects to be ready for camp after breaking foot in playoffs

    NHL.com thehockeynews.com Jul 19 (7 days ago)
    CHICAGO - Johnny Oduya's walking boot caused a bit of a stir this weekend at the Chicago Blackhawks' annual fan convention. The veteran defenceman said he broke his right foot when he blocked a shot in Game 7 of the Western Conference final a...
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  • Jets sign Albert, Cormier, O'Dell

    Jets sign Albert, Cormier, O'Dell

    NHL.com Jul 19 (7 days ago)
    The Winnipeg Jets agreed to terms with forwards John Albert, Patrice Cormier, and Eric O'Dell, the team announced Saturday. Albert, 25, agreed to a one year, two-way contract worth $585,000. Last season, he played in nine games for Winnipeg an...
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  • Video - Blackhawks Prospect Eyes Improvement 02:56

    Blackhawks Prospect Eyes Improvement

    Jul 13
    Teuvo Teravainen, the Chicago Blackhawks top prospect, meets with the media on the first day of the organization's prospect camp in Chicago.
  • Video - Blackhawks Reach Deal With Toews, Kane 02:09

    Blackhawks Reach Deal With Toews, Kane

    Jul 9
    Scott Powers discusses whether the financial commitment the Blackhawks have made in Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane was a good deal for the organization.
  • Video - Ryan Miller Fills Goaltender Vacuum In Vancouver 04:08

    Ryan Miller Fills Goaltender Vacuum In Vancouver

    Jul 1
    Scott Burnside discusses the Canucks' signing of goalie Ryan Miller.
  • Video - Jason Spezza Sent To Stars 02:18

    Jason Spezza Sent To Stars

    Jul 1
    Craig Custance discusses the Stars' trade with the Senators for Jason Spezza.

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  • Omri Casspi returning to Sacramento Kings with one-year deal

    Jul 25
    Veteran forward Omri Casspi is returning to the Sacramento Kings, according to sources close to the process.
  • The Ray Rice Fallout

    Jul 25
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Head bowed, Ray Rice went out to his first practice of his seventh NFL season Thursday morning. General manager Ozzie Newsome had just told him he’d be suspended for the first two games of the 2014 NFL season—important division games…
  • Cleveland Cavaliers remain front-runner in Kevin Love trade sweepstakes, s…

    Jul 25
    The Cleveland Cavaliers cannot officially trade Andrew Wiggins before Aug. 23 but remain the closest thing to a front-runner in the trade sweepstakes for the Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love, according to sources close to the process.
  • Point guard Jameer Nelson signs with Dallas Mavericks

    Jul 24
    Veteran point guard Jameer Nelson signed with the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced Thursday.