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Raycroft Signs 3yr Deal

from TSN,

Goaltender Andrew Raycroft has signed a three-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs worth $6 million. Raycroft will earn $1.8 million next season, $2 million in 2007-08 and $2.2 million in 2008-09.

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Willsie Goes West To Kings

from TSN,

Brian Willsie is on the move after a career-best campaign. The 28-year-old right wing agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. Playing in his second season with the Washington Capitals, Willsie notched career highs in goals (19), assists (22), points (41) and penalty minutes (77) in appearing in a team-high 82 games.

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Jarkko Ruutu Signed By Penguins

from the Pittsburgh Penguins,

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Jarkko Ruutu, it was announced Tuesday by General Manager Ray Shero.

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Thrashers Sign Trio

vao TSN, The Atlanta Thrashers have signed unrestricted free agent goaltender Fred Brathwaite and forwards Jason Krog and Darren Haydar. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

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Hilbert Signs With Islanders

from the New York Islanders,

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with 25-year old forward Andy Hilbert, who finished last season by scoring 7-11-18 in 19 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins and as a member of Team USA at the World Championships. "One of our goals is to provide opportunities to young players that our staff believes have potential and could be ready for a breakout," said Islanders Vice President and general manager Neil Smith. "We believe that Andy Hilbert is such a player."

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“Rebuilding” Edmonton

from Charlei Teljeur of the Hockey News,

Being within one measly win of another Stanley Cup still isn’t proof enough for the elite players in the league to want to play their hockey in Edmonton? Perhaps an overhaul of the city is in order. What will take to convince the hockey world that the city is big time and should be treated as such? First off, boost that sparse population base. On your best day you still can’t crack a million residents. Find a way to attract more immigrants. Not a couple, a whole mess of them. Make up a rumor about another gold rush. Offer free methadone at clinics.

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Reasoner Back To Edmonton

from TSN,

The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with centre Marty Reasoner on a two-year contract. Reasoner returns to the Oilers from the Boston Bruins, where he played the final month of the 2005-06 season following a trade for Sergei Samsonov on March 9th.

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3 Years For Denis In Tampa

vai TSN,

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Marc Denis to a three-year, $8.6 million contract. Denis, 28, was acquired in a trade with Columbus on June 30.

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Belfour Talk

Red Wing coach Mike Babcock was just on Fan 590 in Toronto talking hockey. Nothing we haven't heard before, but he did mention the talk is Eddie Belfour is going to Florida.

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Forsberg Update

According to the Swedish newspaper Afton Bladet Peter Forsberg will undergo surgery on his other foot next week. Recovery is going as scheduled on the first foot that was operated on soon after his season ended. Peter will be in Philly for rehab and will travel back to Sweden in late August. The paper reports his feet had defects in them and translated into English it is known as "wide lump foot".

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