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Isles, Dennis Seidenberg Agree To One-Year, $1M Deal

Sep 28, 2016 6:06 PM

Veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg has agreed to a one-year deal worth $1 million with the Islanders, according to a league source.

In June, the Bruins bought out the final two years of Seidenberg's contract worth an annual cap hit of $4 million. Seidenberg, 35, has played 13 seasons in the NHL with the Bruins, Flyers, Coyotes, Hurricanes and Panthers.

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Tags: New York Islanders, Boston Bruins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Canada Beats Team Europe To Take Game 1 Of World Cup

Sep 28, 2016 1:49 AM

Brad Marchand and Steven Stamkos scored in the first period and Canada cruised to a 3-1 win over Team Europe in Game 1 of the World Cup of Hockey finals on Tuesday night.

Game 2 in the best-of-three series is Thursday night.

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Marian Gaborik Out Eight Weeks With Foot Injury

Sep 27, 2016 1:28 AM

Marian Gaborik will be sidelined eight weeks with a foot injury suffered in Team Europe's win over Sweden at the World Cup of Hockey, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi told the Los Angeles Times.

Gaborik, 34, will miss the finals against Canada that begin Tuesday. He will also be out for the first part of the NHL season, which begins Oct. 12.

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Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Bruins Sign Brad Marchand To Eight-Year, $49M Extension

Sep 26, 2016 1:23 PM

The Boston Bruins have signed forward Brad Marchand to an eight-year contract extension worth $49 million through the 2024-25 season, the team announced Monday.

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Tags: Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Tobias Rieder To Skip Coyotes Training Camp

Sep 26, 2016 1:19 PM

Coyotes forward Tobias Rieder does not plan to join the team for training camp as he awaits a new contract, according to his agent, Darren Ferris.

"We've made them a fair offer at two years at $2.5 million a year, and they're unwilling to do it," Ferris said, according to AZCentral. "Tobi brings a lot of intangibles to that team. I know he's a fan favorite. He loves Arizona, but it's disappointing that they're unwilling to compensate this kid fairly."

Ferris said that the sides aren't far apart, but a deal is not considered imminent.

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Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Team Europe Defeats Sweden To Reach World Cup Finals

Sep 26, 2016 1:23 AM

Tomas Tatar scored his second goal 3:43 into overtime to give Team Europe a 3-2 victory over Sweden on Sunday in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals.

The eight-nation European team will begin a best-of-three series against Canada on Tuesday night.

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Tags: Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

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Crosby, Marchand Lead Canada Past Russia In World Cup

Sep 25, 2016 1:58 AM

Sidney Crosby scored once and assisted on both of Brad Marchand's goals, including the winner early the third period, to help Canada beat Russia 5-3 on Saturday night in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals.

"[Crosby] always comes up big in the big games," Marchand said.

The Canadians will face the winner of Sunday's Sweden-Team Europe game in the best-of-three finals that will start Tuesday night.

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Tags: Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

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Jets' Jacob Trouba Requests Trade

Sep 25, 2016 1:53 AM

Restricted free-agent defenseman Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from the Winnipeg Jets, citing a lack of opportunity with the team.

Trouba will not be attending Jets training camp, his agent, Kurt Overhardt, said Saturday.

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Tags: Winnipeg Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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USA Loses To Czech Republic, Finish Seventh In World Cup

Sep 23, 2016 1:24 AM

Left with nothing play for at the World Cup of Hockey, USA coach John Tortorella told his players to play a game for themselves.

They played hard, gave effort in a meaningless round-robin finale but still lost 4-3 to the Czech Republic on Thursday night. With an 0-3-0 record and a minus-6 goal differential, the U.S. finished seventh among eight teams, ahead of only Finland.

"The bottom line is we leave here with nothing," Tortorella said. "Certainly we can't be happy about that."

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John Tortorella Disappointed With Criticism

Sep 22, 2016 12:39 PM

Team USA coach John Tortorella on Thursday expressed his disappointment at former U.S. players -- including Penguins forward Phil Kessel -- taking potshots at the team after it failed to advance in the World Cup of Hockey.

"To me, it's a little self-serving, and quite honestly, it doesn't make USA Hockey look any better either," Tortorella said of the criticism about leaving more skilled players off the roster in favor of a grittier, more physical team. "It's self-serving, and I think the people that are doing it, it really doesn't help them either."

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Tags: New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor

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Isles, Ryan Strome Agree On Two-Year, $5M Deal
Ryan Strome scored eight goals and had 20 assists in 71 games with the Islanders last season.

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Canada Eliminates USA From World Cup
Team USA lost to Canada by the score of 4-2 on Tuesday night, leaving plenty of questions about the future of the USA program.

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USA In Must-Win Game Vs. Canada
Team USA has a showdown game against Canada on Tuesday night needing a victory to survive in the World Cup of Hockey.

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Henrik Lundqvist Hopes To Play Against Finland
Team Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist participated in practice on Monday.

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USA Loses To Team Europe In World Cup Opener
The United States lost to Team Europe by the score of 3-0 on Saturday in the World Cup opener.

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Ovechkin Plans To Play For Russia In 2018 Olympics
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is willing to play in South Korea regardless of the NHL's ultimate Olympic decision.

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Vladimir Sobotka Trying To Return To NHL
Vladimir Sobotka's agent remain in talks with the KHL and the St. Louis Blues.

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Team USA Names Jonathan Quick Starting Goaltender
Jonathan Quick led Team USA to a 3-2 win over Team Finland in the preseason finale on Tuesday night.

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Roy In No Rush To Return To Coaching
Patrick Roy has kept a low profile since leaving the Avs in August.

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USA Names Sharks' Joe Pavelski World Cup Captain
The World Cup of Hockey begins September 17 in Toronto.

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Frederik Andersen Out 1-2 Weeks With Injured Shoulder
Frederik Andersen signed a five-year, $25 million contract with the Leafs after being acquired from the Ducks in June.

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Zemgus Girgensons Re-Signs With Sabres On One-Year, $1.15M Deal
From Latvia, Zemgus Girgensons has established himself as a two-way player in three seasons with the Sabres.

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Scott Gomez Retiring From NHL After 16 Seasons
Scott Gomez was released by the Blues last December, finishing his final season with one goal and eight assists.

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Rangers Promote Chris Drury To Assistant GM
Chris Drury played 12 seasons in the NHL, including four with the Rangers.

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Carolina Extends GM Ron Francis Through 2019
Ron Francis is entering his 11th season in management with the Hurricanes and third as GM and executive vice president.

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Rangers, Brandon Pirri Agree To One-Year, $1.1M Deal
Brandon Pirri played for both the Panthers and Ducks last season, recoding 14 goals and 15 assists in 61 games.

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Avs Name Jared Bednar Head Coach
Jared Bednar replaces Patrick Roy as coach of the Colorado Avalanche.

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Panthers Trade Dave Bolland, Lawson Crouse To Coyotes For Draft Picks
Dave Bolland has three years remaining on a deal that pays him $5.5M per season.

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Coyotes Add Three To Staff, Including First NHL Female Coach
The Coyotes have added Mike Van Ryn, Steve Potvin, and Dawn Braid to the team's coach staff for the upcoming season.

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Stars Sign Jiri Hudler To One-Year, $2M Deal
Free agent Jiri Hudler had 16 goals last season with the Flames and Panthers.

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