NHL

Ottawa re-signs AHL coach Richardson

NBCSports.com: ProHockeyTalk (Ryan Dadoun) — At one time he was regarded as a contender to be the Buffalo Sabres' new bench boss.
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John McLean and the skill of manning goal at 6-foot-9 (Puck Daddy Interview)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — There has been a giant sighting in Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia. His name is John McLean and he’s a 6-foot-9 goaltender who Vancouver invited to its annual prospect rite of passage into hockey adulthood known as development camp.   The self-described “late bloomer” is 25 years old and hopes the growth of the tall goaltender can help with his dream of trying to make the NHL. McLean never...
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Panthers ink Corban Knight, Garrett Wilson

NBCSports.com: ProHockeyTalk (Ryan Dadoun) — Both contracts are two-ways.
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In praise of Maple Leafs’ brilliant rebuild (Trending Topics)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Ryan Lambert) — A great way to rebuild in the NHL is to do two things: 1) Have the will to be bad for a while, and 2) Have a lot of money on hand  The Toronto Maple Leafs have both. This is now the second summer in a row in which the Leafs have mostly made smart, small moves that probably improve their team marginally in the short term, but will likely have benefits lasting far longer than the contracts...
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SKA denies reports that ex-NHLer and current coach Nazarov hospitalized team doctor

NBCSports.com: ProHockeyTalk (Ryan Dadoun) — The doctor, Kozlov, allegedly has a suspected head injury.
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Niklas Backstrom's uncertain future and its affect on the Wild's cap

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — When the Minnesota Wild made the Devan Dubnyk six-year extension official on Monday, it finally cemented — for now, at least — their goaltening, which has been a game of musical chairs for the past couple of seasons. Before Dubnyk, Niklas Backstrom was the rock in the Wild net, starting at least 45 games between 2007-08 and 2011-12. But injuries have kept him off the ice over the last few...
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Blues appear set in the short-term, but difficult decisions loom

NBCSports.com: ProHockeyTalk (Ryan Dadoun) — Backes and Schwartz have one season left on their contracts.
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Slava Voynov has KHL job waiting after jail, but Fetisov says he ‘got off light’

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — Slava Voynov began his 90-day jail term this week after he pled “no contest” to charges of “corporal injury to a spouse,” which is a misdemeanor. The defenseman remains suspended by the NHL for the incident and suspended by the Los Angeles Kings for injuring himself during recreational activities, because the Kings apparently have their priorities in order. (Sighs deeply…)  While Voynov’s...
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Did KHL threat help Vladimir Tarasenko get big Blues contract?

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — In the summer of the non-offer sheet it wasn’t another team in North America that spurred Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong to sign RFA forward Vladimir Tarasenko to an eight-year $60 million contract. It was the fear of the young, Russian forward going to the Kontinental Hockey League that helped lead to the mega-bucks deal. Via Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Army...
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Avs add Farrish to coaching staff

NBCSports.com: ProHockeyTalk (Jason Brough) — Was most recently an assistant under Randy Carlyle in Toronto.
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20 Q's with Grapes; Oilers blueline backlog; NHL 16 now with mascots (Puck Headlines)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Jen Neale) — 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. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com. • All NHL team official mascots, like our friend Youppi!, will be featured in NHL16. [ Operation Sports ] • "20 Questions with Don Cherry:...
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Vladimir Tarasenko signs 8-year deal, Blues get a superstar steal

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — Vladimir Tarasenko’s newly signed 8-year, $60-million contract  is a blockbuster contract. But unlike most blockbusters, its director had a firm handle on the budget.  GM Doug Armstrong made the restricted free agent the team’s priority, and paid him as such: Tarasenko’s $7.5 million cap hit makes the 23-year-old the highest paid member of the Blues, eclipsing Paul Stastny’s free-agent...
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Mikkel Boedker, Coyotes avoid arbitration, agree on 1-year, $3.75 million deal

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — Mikkel Boedker was one of 23 NHL players to file for arbitration on Sunday. And like many instances of a planned arbitration hearing, the forward and the Arizona Coyotes won’t need to sit down in a Toronto conference room to have a third-party decide on his new contract. On Tuesday, Boedker, who was a restricted free agent, and the Coyotes agreed to a one-year, $3.75 million deal, per the...
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Blackhawks reward Trevor van Riemsdyk with two-year, one-way deal

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — The Chicago Blackhawks locked up a defenseman Tuesday. No, not the guy with amazing abs . They re-signed Trevor van Riemsdyk to a two-year contract worth $1.65 million total. It’s a one-way deal. Rejoice Chicago fans with TVR jerseys who were horrified he would also be part of a long line of Hawks to vacate Chicago this summer. Said van Riemsdyk’s agent via ESPN Chicago: "We are pleased...
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