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Angela Ruggiero's 'whirlwind' summer continues with U.S. Hockey…

Angela Ruggiero's 'whirlwind' summer continues with U.S. Hockey HOF selection

yahoo.com Updated 16 hours ago
Chris Drury never had to play against Angela Ruggiero. And he is extremely grateful for this. In training for the 2010 Olympics, Drury, then the captain of the New York Rangers, learned about Ruggiero’s exercise regimen, which was tough on athletes of a…
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  • Capitals' Backstrom expected back for training camp

    Capitals' Backstrom expected back for training camp

    NHL.com 19 hours ago
    Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is progressing well from arthroscopic hip surgery, general manager Brian MacLellan said Monday. Backstrom had the surgery performed May 28. He is expected to be back in time for the opening of traini...
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  • What We Learned: What Jake Voracek tells us about usage and pla…

    What We Learned: What Jake Voracek tells us about usage and player value

    yahoo.com 20 hours ago
    Late last week, Jakub Voracek signed a hefty contract extension with the Philadelphia Flyers that made him a player with the 10th-highest cap hit in the league (tied with Eric Staal and Ryan Getzlaf). The initial reaction most people had to that deal pr…
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  • What We Learned: What Jake Voracek tells us about usage and pla…

    What We Learned: What Jake Voracek tells us about usage and player value

    yahoo.com 20 hours ago
    Late last week, Jakub Voracek signed a hefty contract extension with the Philadelphia Flyers that made him a player with the 10th-highest cap hit in the league (tied with Eric Staal and Ryan Getzlaf). The initial reaction most people had to that deal pr…
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  • Capitals forward Marcus Johansson gets $3.75 million, 1-year co…

    Capitals forward Marcus Johansson gets $3.75 million, 1-year contract

    NHL.com Aug 2 (yesterday)
    ARLINGTON, Va. - Forward Marcus Johansson has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, getting a $3.75 million, one-year contract based on an arbitrator's decision Friday. The 24-year-old Swede had a career-high 20 goals and 27 assists while a...
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  • Getting To Know: Ed Hospodar 

    Getting To Know: Ed Hospodar 

    thehockeynews.com Aug 2 (yesterday)
    Status: Former NHL defenseman for New York Rangers, Hartford, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Buffalo from 1979-1988. Ht: 6-foot-2 Wt: 210 pounds DOB: Feb. 9, 1959 In: Bowling Green, Ohio Early Hockey Memory: “Waking up in the morning and going with my brother…
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  • Capitals re-sign Marcus Johansson for one year, $3.75M

    Capitals re-sign Marcus Johansson for one year, $3.75M

    yahoo.com Jul 31 (3 days ago)
    All day we waited to find out how much Marcus Johansson would make in his new contract. We waited, and waited to hear how an arbitrator ruled off a Wednesday hearing Instead, we found late Friday the Washington Capitals re-signed the forward to a one-ye…
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  • The five least effective trade deadline deals of 2014-15

    The five least effective trade deadline deals of 2014-15

    thehockeynews.com Jul 31 (4 days ago)
    For the past week, the Toronto Blue Jays have owned the sports news cycle thanks to the club’s big time acquisitions of Troy Tulowitzki and David Price ahead of the MLB trade deadline. There’s one problem, though: there’s a possibility that neither trad…
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  • Flyers, right wing Jakub Voracek agree to a multiyear contract …

    Flyers, right wing Jakub Voracek agree to a multiyear contract extension

    NHL.com Jul 30 (4 days ago)
    PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Flyers and right wing Jakub Voracek have agreed to a multiyear contract extension. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed Thursday. The 25-year-old Voracek had 22 goals and career highs of 59 assists and 81 poi...
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  • Flyers sign Jakub Voracek to eight-year, $66M extension

    Flyers sign Jakub Voracek to eight-year, $66M extension

    yahoo.com Jul 30 (4 days ago)
    Jakub Voracek has been locked up by the Philadelphia Flyers for eight years at $66 million. For those doing math at home that’s about $8.25 million per-year which kicks in for the 2016-17 season. That’s a hefty raise for the forward, whose prior contrac…
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  • Report: Ehrhoff wants to play in Columbus, Blue Jackets submit …

    Report: Ehrhoff wants to play in Columbus, Blue Jackets submit ‘low-ball’ offer

    thehockeynews.com Jul 30 (5 days ago)
    Christian Ehrhoff took a one-year, $4 million dollar contract from the Pittsburgh Penguins for the 2014-15 season, turning down more money because he wanted the chance to win. In 2015-16, he might have to take whatever he can get. According to the Colum…
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  • Devils put Dainius Zubrus on waivers; intend to terminate contr…

    Devils put Dainius Zubrus on waivers; intend to terminate contract

    yahoo.com Jul 29 (6 days ago)
    The Lithuanian Love Machine era in New Jersey is officially over. The team announced it has put forward Dainius Zubrus on unconditional waivers with the intention of terminating his contract. This would classify as a smart move by New Jersey. If you had…
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  • Video - Bernier Scores Twice In Devils' Win 00:38

    Bernier Scores Twice In Devils' Win

    Mar 20
    Steve Bernier scored his 100th career goal in the Devils' 3-1 win over the Sabres.
  • 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 - Canadiens Blank Hurricanes 00:53

    Canadiens Blank Hurricanes

    Mar 19
    Carey Price had 31 saves in the Canadiens' 4-0 win over the Hurricanes.
  • 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.

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