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FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed forward Cody Eakin to a two-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Cody is a two-way, young forward who competes hard and has the ability to make plays offensively," said Nill. "He has just scratched the surface in terms of his development at this level and we are confident that over these next two years, we'll see him mature into an even more dependable and productive player."
Former Montreal Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey will be used as a coaching consultant for the St. Louis Blues during the season.
In his new capacity, Gainey will talk with current Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock throughout the year.
The Peterborough, Ontario native was general manager of the Canadiens from 2003-10, amassing a regular season record of 241-176-46-7.
He also served as an adviser for the Canadiens until 2012.
The video is almost two minutes long...
from Stan Fischler of The Fischler Report,
* It would do The Game a lot of good if goalie pads were further trimmed from side to side.
* My view is that Jim Rutherford and Mike Johnston have everything in place for their Penguins -- except for goaltending.
* Biggest challenge for Rutherford-Johnston is to convince Pittsburgh fans that the regular season has meaning.
via Daid Alter tweets,
Clarkson has a fractured orbital bone...doesn't require surgery. Expected back Friday.
David Booth out 4 weeks plus with a fractured foot
Pierre LeBrun of ESPN did an online Q & A today...
Is the year that Detroit's playoff streak ends? I mean it's an unreal streak when you stop and consider it.
Pierre LeBrun Possible, although again, they're in the East so....If they can stay healthy, and they've started with Datsyuk out a month, they should be able to slide in but if injuries pile up again, I don't think they can perform the miracle twice
Flyers: Playoff team or no? Obv being in the East helps, but a net negative offseason for the team. Thanks!
Pierre LeBrun bubble team
Is this the year the Penguins take a dip Oct-Apr, but make gains Apr-Jun? Regular seasons stats have been done here, and are no longer important.
Pierre LeBrun Honestly not sure what to make of the Penguins this year. Don't have a feel for them either way. Not sure where they are headed
In case you missed it earlier today, the Avs re-signed Stuart.
NORTHFIELD, Ill. – Sept. 29, 2014 – Kraft will celebrate the passion and unity of hockey communities like never before with the launch of Kraft Hockeyville 2015 on both sides of the border. For the first time, the award-winning program in Canada is expanding to help build better communities in the United States as well. Now, hockey towns in the U.S. can enter for a chance to win a $150,000 arena makeover courtesy of Kraft, have an NHL preseason game played in its local arena showcased on TV and earn the title “Kraft Hockeyville 2015.”
added 11:22am, Press release below plus the Avs have also signed Cody McLeod.
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