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“The biggest motivation comes from what I want to accomplish here (Columbus). The problems that we had in Edmonton ... it wasn’t really my health. It was more just a situation where we had a bad team. It’s hard for anybody to look good in that situation….”

-Ethan Moreau of the Columbus Blue Jackets.  More from Aaron Portzline of Puck-rakers.

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Ponikarovsky To The Kings

via Darren Dreger tweet,

(Alex) Ponikarovski agrees to deal with the LA Kings.

added 3:02pm, Kings verify signing, but no terms yet.

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What Are The Rangers Getting In Alexander Frolov

Watch getting to know Frolov below…

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Rangers Make Frolov Signing Official

from the New York Rangers,

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent forward Alexander Frolov.

Frolov has surpassed the 20-goal plateau in five of his seven NHL campaigns, including two 30-goal seasons in 2006-07 and 2008-09. Frolov, 28, has skated in 536 career regular season contests with the Los Angeles Kings, registering 168 goals and 213 assists for 381 points, along with 210 penalty minutes. He has recorded 24 multi-goal games in his career, including three career hat-tricks.

“Alex is a highly skilled player who we feel will play a key role in improving our offense and play in all situations,” stated Sather.  “He is strong competitor and has the ability to play either wing position.”

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added 12:09pm, via Arthur Staple tweet,

Frolov signs a 1-year, $3-millon deal with #NYRangers. Turned down four years, $20-mil from khl.

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Moulson Agrees To Contract With Islanders

via Katie Strang tweet,

An additional source confirms. The #Isles settled with Matt Moulson this morning. 1 year, $2.45 million

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It Has Been A Wonderful Experience

On August 1, 2006, I did my first blog at NHL.com.

I still pinch myself everyday and today, I review some of the emails I have received over the years.

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Shootout Stars

from John Kreiser of NHL.com,

Performances also can vary from season to season—the biggest example is Wojtek Wolski, now with Phoenix, who was 1-for-15 last season—after dominating goaltenders in 2008-09 with 10 goals on only 12 attempts.

Here’s a look at some of the NHL’s best at both ends of the shootout:

Jussi Jokinen, Hurricanes—Jokinen had a breakout season in 2009-10, ringing up 30 goals for the Hurricanes. But before that, he was far better known for his skills in the shootout.

read on

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Not Much Going On In Columbus

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,

The big news of the sleepy summer of 2010 is the Anton Stralman arbitration hearing. Yowza.

“There’s not much going on,” Howson said yesterday. “We’re going to get through this Stralman arbitration, get that settled and see where we are. We’ve had a few conversations with teams (about trades), but there’s nothing imminent. But the market is pretty dry, and pretty slow.”

It is true that the market has slowed considerably over the past three weeks. What is more, from a local perspective, there isn’t much the Jackets are willing to do right now. They have about $50 million tied up in the current roster. The salary cap for next season is $59.4 million. The Jackets are a “budget” team; they spend to a budget, not the cap. If they are to do anything, it will be a trade that fits their budget.

Indirectly, that injects some interest into the Stralman arbitration. The hearing is set for Wednesday morning. Speculation is that the sides are about $1 million apart in annual salary. The Jackets have elected to offer a one-year deal, which means they will have the option to walk away if they are not satisfied with the arbitration ruling.

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Evening Line

“No one is going to be able to prove circumvention until one of these guys retires and by then we’ll be in a new CBA. But I’m comfortable that a number of these players are, in fact, going to walk.

“I don’t believe these players are going to play in their mid-40s. And I don’t believe they’re going to play for what they’re making in those final years. So it defies logic. It may not defy the CBA. But it defies logic to think that players are going to serve the term of all these contracts. So that’s why we don’t do them. And a number of teams don’t do them. If the league thinks that this is one that they need to look into, then we support that.”

-Brian Burke on what he calls “back-diving deals”.  More from Michael Traikos of the National Post.

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  Tags: brian+burke

Train With A Pro

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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.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

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