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Blackhawks Send Ruutu to Hurricanes for Ladd

According to Sportsnet television, the Chicago Blackhawks have traded Tuomu Ruutu to Carolina for Andrew Ladd.

Update 12:22pm ET: From TSN now confirms with the same information,

Update12:32pm ET: From the Chicago Blackhawks,

“Andrew Ladd is a very good young forward who won a Stanley Cup with Carolina as a 20-year old,” said General manager Dale Tallon. “We acquired a very good young player in Andrew Ladd and in doing so had to give up good young player in Tuomo Ruutu.”

 

 

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KK Prize Winner - Part 2

As mentioned earlier, we’re giving away another gift certificate (for shop.nhl.com or IceJerseys.com) to a random KK member every hour until 2:00pm ET. The winner must login and comment on this post within 20 minutes to claim their prize or the certificate will be added to the 1pm ET prize

Winner of $50 now—12pm ET —is red_wingrule (screen name: moneyinthebank)

Hope to hear from you quickly!

Update 12:21pm ET: Prize not claimed so total rolls over to 1pm ET.  Prize total now $75!
Comments of this post are now closed.

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Canadiens Trade Huet to the Capital

Per TSN, the Montreal Canadiens have graded Cristobal Huet to the Washington Capitals for a 2nd Round Pick in 2009.

Update1:18pm ET: More at TSN (and thanks the commenter below for pointing out the year of the pick. I’ve updated it.)

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Brad Richards Traded to Stars

According to Sportsnet television, Brad Richards has been traded to the Dallas Stars.  TSN is reporting that it is not a done deal—it’s awaiting Richards approval.

Update 11:46am ET: TSN,

After much speculation, the Tampa Bay Lightning have finally traded one of their ‘Big Three’ forwards, sending centre Brad Richards to the Dallas Stars.

Richards, who makes $7.8 million a season through the 2010-11 camapaign, waived his no-trade clause for the deal to go through. He signed a five-year, $39 million contract in 2006, with his average annual salary more than twice the $3.4 million he made in his previous deal.

Update 11:53am ET:  Trade also includes Johan Holmqvist from the Lightning, for Mike Smith, Jussi Jokinen and Jeff Halperin (per Sportsnet SMS updates)

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TSN Reporting Brian Campbell To The Sharks

TSN believes Campbell has been dealt to San Jose.  No details yet.

Update 11:31am ET: From TSN,

Unable to sign their potential unrestricted free agent to a long-term deal, the Buffalo Sabres have traded defenceman Brian Campbell to the San Jose Sharks.

There are no details yet on who comes to Buffalo in return.

Update 11:35 ET: TSN link above now states trade is for Steve Bernier and a first-round draft pick.

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Wade Belak to the Panthers

TSN reporting Toronto’s Wade Belak to the Florida Panthers for a 5th Round pick, 2008 draft.

Update 11:19am ET: TSN link

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KK Prize Winner—Part 1

As mentioned earlier, we’re giving away a $25 gift certificate (for shop.nhl.com or IceJerseys.com) to a random KK member every hour until 2:00pm ET. The winner must login and comment on this post within 20 minutes to claim their prize or the certificate will be added to the 12pm ET prize, making it $50.

The first winner at 11am ET is La Puck (screen name “Denny”)

Hope to hear from you quickly!

Update 11:21am ET: Prize was unclaimed in time and now rolling over to 12 noon. Next prize $50!

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  Tags: kk+members

Follow Jay All Day

If you get a chance, follow Jay Onrait on his liveblog at TSN today:

10:12 - I am getting e-mails from all over the world. It’s hilarious!

“Jay, thanks for the blog. I’m buried inside the monstruous library here at the London School of Economics in England. The Swedish Prime Minister is here to give a lecture in 2 hours; I’ll ask him what he thinks of Mats and get back to you. Cheers, Brendan.”

lots more….

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Grabovski Called Up By Montreal

from TSN,

The Montreal Canadiens announced Tuesday that forward Mikhail Grabovski has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.

According to the club, Grabovski will be available for Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Thrashers.

continued and keep an eye on the Canadiens…

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Devils Acquire Salvador from Blues

From TSN,

The New Jersey Devils have bolstered their defence for the stretch run, acquiring defenceman Bryce Salvador from the St. Louis Blues.

continued… *Cam Janssen going the other way, to the Blues

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  Tags: bryce+salvador, cam+janssen

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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