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NHL Notes From The Maven

from Stan Fischler at the Hockey Journal,

Wade (Not So Crimson) Redden may be headed for a reunion with his favorite mentor Jacques (Call Me Marty) Martin. Other clubs reportedly seeking a swim in the Wade-ing Pool are: Chicago, Nashville, Vancouver and Philly. …

The two Pats – Quinn and Burns – still want to coach in the NHL. Are there any takers? … In case you’re interested, Chris Osgood has three more years on his pact in Detroit. There’s a fair chance that his back-up in 2008-09 will be once-highly-touted prospect, Jimmy Howard. …

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Wrong Numbers

from Empty Netters,

Several media outlets have reported that the Penguins extended a contract offer of between $50-52 million over seven years to Marian Hossa, but Hossa’s agent Ritch Winter said those reports were completely off base.

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More On Jokinen

“Olli wants to play hockey, and if the Florida Panthers want him to play for them, that’s great. He’s more than willing to do that,’’ Gandler said. “It’s up to the Panthers. If they want to trade him away, that’s their business. There’s nothing we can do about it. Olli is going to play hard for someone next season, that’s all I can tell you.’‘

- Mark Gandler, agent for Olli Jokinen

more at On Frozen Pond…

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BOG Approves Rule Changes

NEW YORK (June 18, 2008)—

The Board also endorsed rules changes that had been recommended by the NHL General Managers and approved by the Competition Committee:

A change to Rule 76.2 (“Face-Offs”) will place the first face-off of a power play in the defending zone of the team that committed the foul.

A change to Rule 81.1 (“Icing”) states that “Any contact between opposing players while pursuing the puck on an icing must be for the sole purpose of playing the puck and not for eliminating the opponent from playing the puck. Unnecessary or dangerous contact could result in penalties being assessed to the offending player.”

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Alfredsson Kicks Off Mental Health Campaign

from the CBC,

Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson says he is showing his love for his sister in Sweden by becoming the face of a new campaign to end the stigma associated with mental illness.

Alfredsson spoke about his younger sister Cecelia, who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, after helping the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health kick off the “You know who I am” campaign Wednesday.

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The 2nd Pick Is Key

from Pierre LeBrun of the CP via Yahoo,

After the first pick, it gets interesting. First, there is still some intrigue about which defenceman the Los Angeles Kings would select second overall - Drew Doughty of the OHL’s Guelph Storm or Zach Bogosian of the OHL’s Peterborough Petes.

“I’d say we’re fairly close,” Kings GM Dean Lombardi said when asked which prospect they had settled on. “But part of it is that we’re still looking at all the deals.”

And that’s the wild card. They might move the pick.

The “deals,” as Lombardi put it, are two-fold.

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Flyers Trade Rights to Prospal to the Lightning

From TSN:

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Wednesday that they have traded the rights to forward Vaclav Prospal to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a seventh round pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

“Vinny really didn’t express much of an interest in coming back and playing for us next season,” said General Manager Holmgren in making the announcement. “His heart is elsewhere.”

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Hashing Out All the Rumors

Earlier today over at Puck Daddy, Greg hosted a live chat with Spector, running down all the rumors floating around today.

Replay their chat here to follow the discussion.

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Decision Time For Niedermayer

from TSN,

The Anaheim Ducks will find out Friday whether or not defenceman Scott Niedermayer will be joining them for the 2008-09 season.

Niedermayer’s agent, Kevin Epp of Titan Sports Management told TSN on Wednesday that his client will inform general manager Brian Burke of what his future plans will be - playing out the last season of his contract or retiring.

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Reminiscing with Adam Deadmarsh

From Adrian Dater at All Things Avs in the Denver Post,

Christa [Deadmarsh] was telling me that Peter Forsberg recently paid a visit to their house. Forsberg and Deadmarsh were inseperable in their playing days with the Avs, always competing against one another in some kind of game.

Their latest grudge match involves golf, where the winner of a round gets a green jacket to wear and lord over the other. I guess Peter won by one stroke in their latest match, shooting an 80. When he got back to Sweden, he texted Deadmarsh asking what the temperature was in Idaho that day - “80 perhaps?”

The two reminisced some over their playing days, particularly the Kings-Avs playoff series of 2001. Christa and Adam joked to Peter that if only his spleen had burst a couple games earlier, the Kings would have had a better chance.

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