August 2013 - Hockey Wiretap

MacLean: No Rush To Name Senators Captain

Aug 31, 2013 2:47 AM

Senators head coach Paul MacLean said Friday there's no timetable to name a new captain after Daniel Alfredsson left the team to sign as a free agent with the Red Wings.

"We're going to go through a process," MacLean said, according to the Senators' website. "I've got to spend some time talking to the individuals, talking to (general manager) Bryan Murray, talking to my coaching staff.

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Selanne Returns To Ducks For Final Season

Aug 30, 2013 10:08 PM

The Ducks announced today that the club has signed all-time franchise leading scorer Teemu Selanne to a one-year contract through the 2013-14 NHL season.
 
“It’s great to have Teemu back. He clearly still has passion for the game and can’t wait to get started,” said Executive Vice President/GM Bob Murray. “We are so pleased that Teemu will end his career where he belongs.”
 
Selanne, 43, enters his 15th season with Anaheim (1996-01; 2005-present) having amassed 448-513=961 points in 902 games in a Ducks uniform. 
 
“I’m so happy to be back,” said Selanne. “I’ve always wanted to finish my career in Anaheim, and I plan on making it count.”

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B's Give Peter Chiarelli Four-Year Extension

Aug 29, 2013 3:31 PM

The Bruins have signed GM Peter Chiarelli to a four-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season, according to an ESPN.com report on Thursday.

Chiarelli had one year remaining on his current deal. 

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Source: Bruins, GM Peter Chiarelli Close To Extension

Aug 29, 2013 12:59 PM

The Bruins and GM Peter Chiarelli are close on a multiyear contract extension, according to a league source.

Chiarelli has one year remaining on his current deal.

"It's not done yet, but it's close," the source said.

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Jarome Iginla Feels At Home In Boston

Aug 29, 2013 1:44 AM

Jarome Iginla stepped on the ice as a Bruins player for the first time Tuesday, taking part in drills with new teammates in Wilmington, Mass., according to an NHL.com report.

"It felt good, and it's great to be here at the facility and get a chance to meet some of the guys, and just starting it up again," the longtime Flames captain told the Bruins' website.

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U.S. Olympic Team Has Six Goalies Competing

Aug 27, 2013 4:15 PM

Ryan Miller says it's a wide-open competition among six goaltenders for three spots on the U.S. Olympic team for the Sochi Games next year.

Miller was MVP at the Winter Olympics in 2010, when he helped the U.S. win silver. 

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is the favorite to be the No. 1 goalie for the Americans.

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Andrew Shaw's Stitches Raise $6,500 For V Foundation

Aug 27, 2013 1:23 AM

The stitches Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw required after taking a puck to the face during the Stanley Cup finals this past season raised $6,500 for The V Foundation for cancer research in an online auction, according to an ESPN.com report on Monday.

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Devils Re-Sign Adam Henrique

Aug 26, 2013 1:02 PM

The Devils re-signed center Adam Henrique to a multiyear contract, the team announced Monday. 

The deal is worth $24M over six years, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com's Katie Strang.

Henrique had 11 goals and five assists in 42 games for the Devils last season.

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Patrice Bergeron '95 Percent' After Injuries

Aug 26, 2013 1:19 AM

After suffering multiple injuries, Bruins center Patrice Bergeron said Sunday he is closing in on a complete recovery, according to an NHL.com report.

"I feel pretty good," Bergeron said at an press conference for Canada national men's team camp. "I'm pretty much 95 percent to where I'd like to be. [It] took a little time to get back to feeling good and normal, but workouts, and I've been on the ice this week and it's been feeling well, so I've felt pretty good.

"I'm confident that I'll be ready for [Boston training] camp and definitely ready for October (the season opener)."

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Crosby Against Russia's Anti-Gay Law

Aug 26, 2013 12:58 AM

Sidney Crosby didn't shy away Sunday when asked about Russia's anti-gay law being adopted for the Olympics in February, according to an ESPN.com report.

Crosby isn't on board with the Russian government's stance, underlining his support of gay athletes and their right to play.

"For me growing up in Canada, my view has always been that way," Crosby said during a news conference Sunday to kick off Canada's Olympic camp.

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Luongo Explored Voiding Deal With Canucks
Had goaltender Roberto Luongo voided his contract he would have forfeited about $35M.

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Mikhail Grabovski Agrees To Join Capitals
Mikhail Grabovski scored nine goals in 48 games last season for the Maple Leafs.

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Hawks Agree With 2012 First-Round Pick Teuvo Teravainen
Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman has hyped Teuvo Teravainen as an impact player.

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Habs Agree To One-Year Deal With Douglas Murray
Douglas Murray had a goal and two assists in 14 games for the Penguins last season.

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Jaromir Jagr Suggests 2013-14 Could Be His Final Season
Jaromir Jagr signed a one-year, $2M deal with Devils on July 23.

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Bruins Promote Keith Gretzky, Add P.J. Axelsson To Scout Staff
The Bruins have hired former Bruins forward P.J. Axelsson as a European amateur scout.

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Former Leafs GM Brian Burke Joins Rugby Canada
Brian Burke is joining Rugby Canada's board of directors.

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Sheldon Souray Out Four-To-Six Months
Sheldon Souray will be out 4-6 months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist.

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Teemu Selanne Close To Making Decision
Teemu Selanne has registered 675 goals and 755 assists in his 20-year NHL career.

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Lundqvist: New Deal About More Than Length, Money
Henrik Lundqvist can become an unrestricted free agent next July.

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Gustav Nyquist Re-Signs With Wings
Gustav Nyquist scored two goals and had three assists in 14 games during the playoffs.

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Pens Promote Mike Bales To Goaltending Coach
The Penguins have promoted Mike Bales to replace Gilles Meloche, who retired in June.

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Habs Sign Goaltender Dustin Tokarski
Dustin Tokarski last played in the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2011-12 season.

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Report: Bruins Close To Signing Jose Theodore
Jose Theodore has spent the last two seasons with the Florida Panthers.

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Wayne Gretzky's Daughter To Marry Dustin Johnson
PGA tour player Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky have announced that they are getting married.

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Leafs GM: Signing Kadri, Franson Still The Goal
Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis intends to have Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson under contract before camp opens.

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Claude Giroux Has Surgery After Golf Course Injury
Claude Giroux sustained tendon damage on his right index finger Thursday when a golf club shattered and splintered into his finger.

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Gabriel Landeskog Agrees To New Deal With Avs
The Avs and Gabriel Landeskog have agreed on a seven-year contract extension.

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Dalton Prout Undergoes Abdominal Surgery
Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout underwent abdominal surgery on Thursday and will miss the start of training camp.

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Report: Teemu Selanne Nearing A Decision
Teemu Selanne met recently with Ducks GM Bob Murray and have agreed to talk again soon.

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