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Jerry Moyes is challenging Jerry Reinsdorf’s bid to buy the Coyotes.

Read the AP story via the Star-Tribune.

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The New Boys In Montreal

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Video of Gomez,Gionta, Cammalleri, Mara and Moen’s visit to the Bell Sports Complex.


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A Look At The Central

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from Wes Goldstein of CBS Sportsline,

Detroit is starting to feel some heat in its own backyard though, with three other young and improving Central teams making the playoffs last season. The Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues entered the postseason for the first time since the lockout and the Columbus Blue Jackets for the first-ever time. And lurking not far behind it are the Nashville Predators, who had to deal with several key injuries yet still narrowly missed the postseason cutoff line.

Here’s a graded looked at what they’ve been doing so far this summer…

Detroit still has some tweaking to do with a lineup pushing against the cap and needs a couple more depth players, but what matters here is that the very good core remains intact and ready for another run. Grade: B

Dale Tallon was retired as GM, ostensibly because qualifying offers weren’t mailed in time to several restricted free agents. That cost the team serious re-signings premiums and cut into the cap space for retaining several key young players whose contracts are coming due next year. But Tallon wasn’t replaced by his assistant Stan Bowman until the middle of July. After making all the roster moves. Bowman, by the way, was previously the Blackhawks point man when it came to contracts, and is the son of legendary coach Scotty Bowman, a trusted consultant to team president John McDonough. Grade: C


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Flames Sign Dustin Boyd

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Calgary, AB – Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today that the Flames have resigned forward Dustin Boyd. 

Boyd, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is coming off a career year netting 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points in 71 games. Entering his third season with the Flames, Boyd has scored 20 goals and 18 assists for 38 points in 132 career NHL games.

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Bill Daly On The Hudler/KHL Deal

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from Craig Custance of the Sporting News,

In an e-mail to Sporting News Today, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote that Hudler lost his free agency rights when he elected salary arbitration on July 5.

“It continues to be our position that Hudler is contractually obligated to the Detroit Red Wings,” Daly wrote in an e-mail to SNT. “It’s just another example of the KHL having no regard for NHL contracts.”


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  Tags: bill+daly, jiri+hudler, khl

Flyers Sign Tollefsen

Blog: Hockey News Wire By Paul

The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have agreed to terms with 6’2”, 211-pound defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen to a one-year contract, according to club General Manager Paul Holmgren. Per team policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

“We are very pleased to add Ole to our team,” said Holmgren. “Ole is a defenseman with size and defends very well. At 25 years old he is an ideal fit to the core of our team.”

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Proposed New Rules

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from Jim Kelley at Sports Illustrated,

New Rule No. 1: Regular-season standings must change

If a game is tied after the traditional 60 minutes, it is recorded as what it is: a tie. Should a team prevail with an extra goal in overtime or a shootout a team is awarded “bonus points,” points that are noted as such in the standings. In that scenario, there would be no “Win” recorded in the standings or personal coaching or goalie stats for a victory in extra-session time….

New Rule No. 2: Team options on the playoff seedings and formats

The higher seeds get a variety of options. It could be they retain the 2-2-1-1-1 format if they think it fits their travel plans or their view of what plays to the their strength (unbeatable at home or really good history of success after winning Game 1), or exploits an opponent’s weakness (poor road record or possible fatigue from a closing kick that could cause problems with a long-trip to a quick series start)....


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Zubov Signs With KHL Team

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from TSN,

After a 16-year NHL career, Sergei Zubov is heading home as the 39-year old blueliner has signed with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL.


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The Flyers Philosophy By Bob Clarke

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from Alan Bass of The Hockey News,

The Flyers have consistently been a tough team to play against throughout its history, owning the NHL’s second-best all-time winning percentage behind the Montreal Canadiens. Clarke attributes that to the tremendous support of owner Ed Snider.

“We were allowed to spend the money, we always tried to win,” Clarke said. “We didn’t do what Pittsburgh did; lose seven years in a row so they could get good. They did it twice, in fact. They went through six or seven different owners. We’ve had one owner.”

Clarke finds the strategies of some current teams appalling when considering the way other organizations have built competitive teams.

“It’s somewhat embarrassing that three of the last teams (in the 2009 playoffs) missed the playoffs six or seven years in a row; Washington, Chicago, and Pittsburgh,” he said. “Now they’re good and the teams that try to win all the time get penalized. Our philosophy has never changed since 1967.”


thanks to a KK reader for the pointer…

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All Pronger

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Pronger recently chatted with Sporting News Today hockey writer Craig Custance about his work with the NHLPA, his fit in Philadelphia and facing Sidney Crosby.

Q: While we were covering your playoff series against Detroit, somebody pointed out that they thought you toned down your game. Has there been an evolution in your style of play as you’ve gotten older?

A: No, I don’t think so. There’s a time and place for a lot of things. I had a shorter temper but you mature, get older, have kids and you understand yourself a little better – what buttons to push, what buttons not to push and things of that nature. You are going to evolve, learn how to play the game better….

Q: One of your jobs will be to make life tougher on Sidney Crosby in front of the net. Will you be sending a message to Sidney the first time you play the Penguins?

A: I don’t know, I don’t [send messages] most of the time - sometimes I do. Most of the time, it’s my job to clear the front of the net and let the goalie see the puck - whether it’s [Crosby] or whoever. I don’t need to tell you what I’m going to do or if I’m going to send a message, that’s how I play….


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  Tags: chris+pronger

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