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At what point this summer do we change the “U” in UFA to unwant…

At what point this summer do we change the “U” in UFA to unwanted?

thehockeynews.com Updated 19 hours ago
For those NHL players who don’t step willingly into retirement, there eventually comes a day when UFA stands for unwanted free agent rather than unrestricted free agent. As July ends and August begins, we’re now closer to the start of NHL training camps…
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  • With no resolution in sight, Canadiens taking arbitration risk …

    With no resolution in sight, Canadiens taking arbitration risk with P.K. Subban

    thehockeynews.com 23 hours ago
    Barring a couple of last minute settlements, Rand Simon of Newport Sports and Andre Lepage of the BCF law firm in Montreal will have a very busy couple of days. And they’ll probably get to know each other a lot better. Simon, a former staffer here at TH…
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  • NHL coaching is now about relationships as much as it is Xs-and…

    NHL coaching is now about relationships as much as it is Xs-and-Os

    thehockeynews.com Jul 27 (4 days ago)
    New Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Johnston traveled to Russia this weekend to talk with star center Evgeni Malkin about the team’s new direction in the wake of sweeping change to management and the playing roster. The trip is a must for Johnston, becau…
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  • Stempniak sees Rangers as fit for his game

    Stempniak sees Rangers as fit for his game

    NHL.com Jul 25 (5 days ago)
    Lee Stempniak comes to the New York Rangers with up-close knowledge after playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins and being eliminated in a seven-game playoff series last season. "The thing that stands out to me from that series -- as well as their...
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  • Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews & Mario Lemieux lead list of a…

    Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews & Mario Lemieux lead list of all-time most uncomfortable NHLer commercials

    thehockeynews.com Jul 25 (6 days ago)
    Endorsing products has been a part of being a top talent in the NHL for nearly as long as the league has been in existence. Advertisers want the star power of hockey players, even if the low-key personalities of those players don’t make them natural pub…
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  • The five most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

    The five most evil hockey photoshops we could come up with

    thehockeynews.com Jul 24 (7 days ago)
    Summer is a time for fun in the hockey world. But sometimes that fun can be a little dark. One of my favorite THN issues every year comes before the trade deadline, when we often take a player likely on the move and photoshop him into another team’s uni…
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  • Meeting Malkin in Moscow for Penguins coach, for sake of levity

    Meeting Malkin in Moscow for Penguins coach, for sake of levity

    yahoo.com Jul 24 (7 days ago)
    The Pittsburgh Penguins are the most intriguing team in the Eastern Conference headed into next season, if only to see what Mario Lemieux has wrought after he slammed his hand on the detonation button. We assume Sidney Crosby is on board with the hiring…
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  • New job for Penguins assistant coach will be … different

    New job for Penguins assistant coach will be … different

    The Penguins, like other NHL teams, have pro scouts watching other clubs’ games and evaluating players. And all teams’ coaches spend time scouting upcoming opponents, so they can present a game plan to their players.
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  • Gibbons says Blue Jackets were 'a good fit'

    Gibbons says Blue Jackets were 'a good fit'

    NHL.com Jul 22
    Brian Gibbons must have left quite an impression on the Columbus Blue Jackets. The speedy forward scored a pair of first-period goals for the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against Columbus. When Gi...
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  • Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal

    Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal

    NHL.com Jul 20
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenceman Simon Despres to a two-year contract worth $900,000 per season. The 22-year-old Despres appeared in a career-high 22 games for the Penguins last season, finishing with five assi...
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  • Big, versatile Penguins prospect Sundqvist searching for right …

    Big, versatile Penguins prospect Sundqvist searching for right fit

    Oskar Sundqvist has spent his hockey career playing in his native Sweden on the larger international ice surface. His few trips to the Penguins' annual summer development camp have offered him a rare chance to skate on a North American-sized rink.
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  • Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal

    Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal

    Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal
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  • Pens name Recchi player development coach

    Pens name Recchi player development coach

    The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired seven-time All-Star Mark Recchi as the franchise's player development coach.
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  • Rumor Roundup: Brodeur’s patience will extend into the season

    Rumor Roundup: Brodeur’s patience will extend into the season

    Former New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur remains available in this summer’s unrestricted free agent market. The Bergen Record’s Tom Gulitti recently reported Brodeur spoke with Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay about their backup jobs, but both clubs w…
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  • Hobey Baker finalist Josh Archibald adjusting to pros

    Hobey Baker finalist Josh Archibald adjusting to pros

    It's a bit of an unconventional pipeline, given that football is the sport most closely associated with the state of Nebraska.
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  • Penguins' Crosby wins Best NHL Player at ESPYs

    Penguins' Crosby wins Best NHL Player at ESPYs

    NHL.com Jul 16
    Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby was named Best NHL Player at the 2014 ESPY Awards on Wednesday. Crosby, who led the League in scoring with 104 points last season, was given the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP in June. Crosby and New York Ra...
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  • Hynes sees changes taking hold at Penguins camp

    Hynes sees changes taking hold at Penguins camp

    The change that swept through the Penguins management and coaching staff this offseason has begun to take hold with the club’s annual development camp.
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  • Penguins prospects encourage, train young players in community

    Penguins prospects encourage, train young players in community

    The Penguins’ annual development camp is just winding up, but for a couple of hours on Tuesday, the prospects switched roles: from trainee to trainer.
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  • Video - Pens: Crosby Doesn't Need Wrist Surgery 02:14

    Pens: Crosby Doesn't Need Wrist Surgery

    Jul 15
    Craig Custance discusses whether the Penguins should be concerned about Sidney Crosby's injured right wrist even though it's been determined that surgery isn't currently needed.
  • Video - Penguins Trade James Neal To Predators 04:15

    Penguins Trade James Neal To Predators

    Jun 27
    ESPN's Scott Burnside breaks down why the Penguins traded James Neal to the Predators.
  • Video - Trades Dominate Day 1 Of NHL Draft 05:52

    Trades Dominate Day 1 Of NHL Draft

    Jun 27
    Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and Craig Custance recap the action from Day 1 of the NHL draft.
  • Video - Penguins To Hire New Head Coach 02:57

    Penguins To Hire New Head Coach

    Jun 25
    Scott Burnside discusses the Penguins' deal to make Mike Johnston their new head coach.

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