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NHLPA Split On Cap Figure

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

It's possible the free-agency period will be delayed more than a week from July 1 to allow the NHL Players' Association to discuss the merits of having the salary cap grow to about $46 million or to stay around $43 million to expose players to fewer losses if revenues don't keep pace with salaries. League sources told ESPN.com that it's believed the NHL will agree to extend the start of the free-agency period to somewhere around July 12 to allow players to fully discuss the issue.
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Buy A Piece Of The Soo

from Soo Today,

One of Sault Ste. Marie’s most treasured landmarks, the Memorial Gardens, is scheduled to be torn down in the coming months, and fans are being offered one last chance to purchase a piece of local history. Sault Ste. Marie hockey fans and the sentimental alike will appreciate news that preparations are being made to sell the Memorial Gardens seats, offering an opportunity to permanently own a piece of the landmark.
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Dallas Extends Tippett Contract

via The Dallas Stars,

The Dallas Stars extended the contract of Head Coach Dave Tippett today, locking up their bench boss through the 2007-08 season. His contract was set to expire on June 30, 2007. In addition, the Stars also announced that Associate Coach Rick Wilson, Assistant Coach Mark Lamb, and Assistant/Goaltending Coach Andy Moog have all signed two-year extensions through the 2007-08 season. Each of the current contracts of the Stars' associate/assistant coaches were due to expire on June 30, 2006.

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The Most Recent Firings

from Darren Eliot of Sports Illustrated,

The recent decisions in Los Angeles, with the firing of head coach Andy Murray, and in Boston, with the dismissal of GM Mike O'Connell, underscore hope for change, yet in different contexts. Murray's ouster is an in-the-moment shock-the-system move that reeks of desperation. O'Connell's pink slip was an organization 'fessing up and finally waving the white flag for its previous errant decisions.
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POW- Look West

via the NHL,

Anaheim right wing Teemu Selanne, whose League-leading 10 points (four goals, six assists) in four victories propelled the Mighty Ducks to fifth place in the Western Conference standings, has been named the NHLs Offensive Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, March 26. San Jose goaltender Vesa Toskala, who led the Sharks to three victories with a 1.66 goals-against average, .946 save percentage and one shutout, is the Leagues Defensive Player of the Week.k.

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Hockey Video Games Go Head-to-Head

from Fox Sports,

As the NHL regular season heads into its home stretch, it's a natural time for comparison between teams vying for playoff berths. Fans of teams that compare favorably will be watching their teams in the postseason. Fans of less fortunate teams will be looking for somethign to fill that hockey void in a few weeks. So we thought it'd be a good time to do a comparison of our own among the hockey video games vying for playing time among hockey fans. It's been more than 25 years since hockey video games first burst on the market. It all started with the Atari 2600, and basic one-on-one hockey. For those of us who had never seen anything like it before, it was fantastic.
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Delay Of Game Needs To Be Adjusted

via the Mercury News,

Here's another reason why the NHL might scrap the new delay-of-game penalty on skaters who park the puck into the seats: While killing a penalty against Dallas last week, Minnesota's Brian Rolston was inside his own blue line when he fired the puck down the ice. The puck sailed on him, going over goalie Marty Turco's head and into the screen behind the net. Because the puck cleared the glass, Rolston received a penalty.
Also in the same article is talk about the GM hunt for the NYI...

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Three Out-Of-Touch Teams

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

Pick three of the league's most dysfunctional, out-of-touch franchises, and you might be surprised to discover they happen to be three of the revered Original Six franchises. If you lined up the years without a Stanley Cup in Boston, Chicago and Toronto, it would stretch 118 years. The messes in these cities reflect an almost pathological rejection of progress, business savvy and, even worse, a complete disregard for the needs of their fans. In different ways, the approaching end of the regular season highlights this separation of storied franchise and reality.
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Reviewing The CBA

from Sportsnet,

NHL general managers and assistant general managers are meeting in Toronto today and tomorrow to review the collective bargaining agreement. "Its just an opportunity to ask any CBA questions", said one NHL GM. "It should have taken place months ago, like last October or November", the source added.
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Hockey Career Path Decided Early

from the Hockey News,

With so many options available to teenage hockey stars – CHL, USHL, or NCAA – figuring out what is best for their burgeoning pro careers is a difficult decision. Imagine being 15 and deciding to move away from your parents in small-town Manitoba or Wisconsin to play on the other side of the continent for the Vancouver Giants or Boston College Eagles. Especially when, as Dennis MacInnis, director of scouting for International Scouting Services, noted, most boys that age are thinking about “driver’s licenses and girlfriends.”
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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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