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from Jim Kelley at Sportsnet,
Prior to Tuesday’s announcement I had a simple question for National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman: will he or will he not suspend Anaheim Ducks owner Henry Samueli?
Now the more complex question is: for how long? A second question would be: who else?
I ask – and no, Gary, I didn’t call your office because, frankly, I know I won’t get an answer— what Samueli did would seem to fall under the same code of conduct regulations that ensnared Toronto Maple Leafs player Mark Bell.
from the CP,
Wade Redden has a backup phone ready to go July 1 just in case his first one is busy.
The soon-to-be unrestricted free agent wants to make sure all lines of communication are open so he can hear all the updates from his agent Don Meehan when the market opens next Tuesday.
“I’m going to be back at my dad’s place in Lloydminster where I’ve got a few phones lined up,” Redden said with a laugh Tuesday. “I will be ready.”
Redden is among the big names that will be available when the flood gates open next week in the NHL’s money season.
continued with many more names…
From the AP via the Globe & Mail,
The NHL has opened…
Note: The reason the quoted segment is short (or rather, virtually non-existent) is because of this Associated Press policy we pointed out last week, restricting bloggers from quoting more than 4 words of their articles without payment. The AP is uncredited at the top of the Globe & Mail link (ironically enough) but it is originally their article.
It would be easy enough to ignore, but we’re going to play along with the AP’s policy for now; the rare times we’re inclined to bother citing them, anyway.
from Adrian Dater at All Things Avs,
NHL free agency is a week away, and there still has been no contact between the Avs and Andrew Brunette. Translation: He ain’t comin’ back.
Just got off the phone with Brunette’s agent, Don Reynolds, and he said the Avs have yet to even call him about anything regarding the potential unrestricted Brunette.
continued and little more detail on the Sakic situation…
from The Boston Bruins,
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed defenseman Mark Stuart to a multi-year contract extension. Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
Commissioner Gary Bettman today announced that Henry Samueli, owner of the Anaheim Ducks, has been suspended indefinitely from any involvement with the Ducks and the National Hockey League.
On Monday, Mr. Samueli pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Sentencing by the U.S. Federal District Court is scheduled for August 18. Following sentencing, the League will review Mr. Samueli’s status and will finalize the duration of his suspension as well as any other action that may be deemed appropriate.
During his suspension, Mr. Samueli may not be involved in Club matters or activities.
ESPN with a video tribute to Barry Melrose who worked at ESPN for 12 years.
Watch the video below…
This month’s is all about the Stanley Cup winning Detroit Red Wings, and also has a special section dedicated to the legends of the game who have played for the organization through the years.
The 19-page issue can be read online here, or you can print out the entire thing if you prefer.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have place goaltender Marc Denis on waivers for the purpose of buying him out. Should he clear waivers on Wednesday, he will be bought out at that time.
from Ken Campbell of the Hockey News,
The Tampa Bay Lightning has hired Barry Melrose as head coach; brace yourself, this could really get ugly.
And considering it’s the Lightning we’re talking about here, that’s saying something.
Apparently new owners Oren Koules and Len Barrie felt it was a good idea to replace a Stanley Cup winning coach with a guy who not only hasn’t coached a game in the NHL for 13 years, but was one who had a mediocre .449 winning percentage in just three seasons of NHL experience in the first place.
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