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from Sports Ticker via TSN,
Two days after presenting his case in an arbitration hearing, Anaheim Ducks defenseman Vitaly Vishnevski was awarded a one-year contract worth $1.55 million on Friday.
The Ottawa Senators managed to completely avoid salary arbitration hearings this summer, now that forward Peter Schaefer has signed a multi-year contract. The Senators announced the signing Friday without providing financial details.
Eric Duhatschek- I understand he has been shopping for a cowboy hat in Calgary, but for the last month! Bruce Garrioch- Got married a few weeks ago, will his honeymoon last forever? Scott Burnside- I understand he was in Bristol this week. Could he be replacing Harold Reynolds? Larry Brooks- Come on Larry, we need some dirt!!! Phil Coffey- OK Phil, you have had enough rest, we need Iceage now. Al Strachan- once every two weeks doesn't cut it Al. OK boys, enough fooling around. Get back to work, enough Fedorov flying around stories, we need hockey and we need it now!
from the Buffalo News,
The Sabres usually tally their season-ticket count by adding full season-ticket holders to those who hold 10-packs and mini-packs. In that scenario, four 10-pack holders equal one season-ticket holder. The Sabres haven't even begun counting mini-packs yet - sales started July 17 - but the number of full season-ticket holders alone is almost at 12,000. The Sabres started last season with a combined season-ticket count of about 8,000. The arena seats 18,690. ...Despite the early negativity, Quinn is convinced people will embrace the new uniform, which will make its on-ice debut Sept. 30 during the Sabres' only preseason game in HSBC Arena. He said it will have sabres and word markings on it but didn't elaborate further, other than to say the secondary insignia of a capital B with a sword through it will not be used.more
On July 29th, Vancouver Canucks Op Ed will be participating in Blogathon 2006. The event will raise money for Canucks Place Children’s Hospice, an amazing organization that does a great deal for the families of sick children in British Columbia.
American Airlines Center, home of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and NHL's Dallas Stars, has selected Dell technology to upgrade all public areas of the facility with new TVs, including suites, restaurants, clubs, concession stands and concourses, to help enhance the guest experience. Now celebrating its fifth anniversary, American Airlines Center will install approximately 500 new Dell TVs, including 185 Dell W4201C 42-inch high-definition plasma TVs in its 144 luxury suites and common areas as well as 23 Dell W5001C 50-inch high-definition plasma TVs throughout its upscale platinum level.continued
from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
Getting Evgeni Malkin to North America and with the Penguins this year may require more creativity than originally planned if the Russian Ice Hockey Federation doesn't sign a transfer deal by a Monday deadline set by the NHL. "We have informed the (International Ice Hockey Federation) that, to the extent we do not have an agreement signed by the Russian national association on the terms previously offered and communicated to them by (Monday), we will proceed without a deal for the coming year," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday.continued
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from the NY Post (reg. req.),
A battle to be Martin Brodeur's backup is brewing. This one stands to be decided at the bargaining table when Lou Lamoriello decides which free agent to sign - the incumbent or a predecessor. The Post has learned the Devils are talking to former Ranger Mike Dunham about returning for a second stint in New Jersey at the same time they're courting Scott Clemmensen, their No. 2 last season.
About Kukla's Korner Hockey
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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