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Eaves Remains A Red Wing

via a Pierre LeBrun tweet,

Patrick Eaves re-signs in Detroit for one year, $750,000

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Jeff Schultz Reaches Agreement With Capitals

via TSN,

The Washington Capitals have avoided arbitration with defenceman Jeff Schultz, agreeing to a 4-year, $11 million contract.

Schultz, who played in 73 games with the club last season, scored 3 goals and added 20 assists.  He also led the entire NHL in plus-minus with a plus-50 rating.

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  Tags: jeff+schultz

Talking Edmonton And Calgary

from Roger Millions of Sportsnet,

The Oilers brandishing their three youngsters this week, led by No. 1 overall draft pick Taylor Hall, are bludgeoning the Flames on the airwaves, on newsprint, and on the wacky world of the internet.

No question the Oilers proposed makeover is timely. These kids may become bona fide NHLers and dig a very proud hockey organization out of what seems to have been determined as a self-constructed abyss. It’s a nice story.

Counter that with the Calgary Flames. They were a disappointment last season and have added to the questions and concerns by re-signing the likes of Olli Jokinen and Alex Tanguay. These two had already left the Stampede City once under allegedly not so positive circumstances. Couple that with numerous attacks on GM Darryl Sutter from media and fan sources alike, and Calgary NHL hockey talk is not exactly a sunny topic.

You get the feeling that somewhere in the middle the actual facts will eventually play themselves out.

more

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Kings Back In The Kovalchuk Hunt

Helene Elliott tweets,

Kings and Kovalchuk are “re-engaged” Lombardi says. Kovy to make first counter-offer today. This gets stranger and stranger…

update 12:27pm, Helene has added more tweets on this topic, so click her twitter feed for more.

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  Tags: ilya+kovalchuk

Rob Niedermayer To Buffalo

via Pierre LeBrun tweet,

Hearing that Rob Niedermayer has agreed to terms with the Buffalo Sabres.

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Handling The UFA Process

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-rakers,

As the LeBron James saga has played out over the last many months, the mind keeps drifting back to one year ago, when Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash decided to sign an extension and avoid a circus.

Yes, James is a global superstar. (I feel greasy even typing those words.) He is known on every continent and is marketable to myriad demographics. Nash, meanwhile, is a star in central Ohio, in Canada and among NHL fans. Big difference.

But there’s also a big difference in how the athletes have handled the process, and Columbus isn’t even Nash’s hometown.

continued

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  Tags: lebron+james, rick+nash

Filatov Plans To Be Back In Columbus

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,

Nikita Filatov is saying all the right things to the Blue Jackets these days - he’s training hard, excited about the club’s new coaching staff, and planning to attend training camp in September.

To confirm all of this, Blue Jackets development coach Tyler Wright departed Columbus for Moscow yesterday, where he’ll spend five days training, living and talking with the 20-year-old left winger.

“We haven’t sat down with Nikita and talked since the World Junior (Championships in early January),” Howson said. “We just wanted Tyler to go over and reach out to him, find out how his training is going, let him know where we stand on him coming to training camp, and relay the expectations of our new coaching staff.”

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Watching the Young Oilers

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

They’d only been together a couple of hours and it was like they already needed a name.

But they’re two players from Kingston short of being the Kingston Trio and two Swedes short of qualifying as Tre Kronor.

They are, however, from this moment on, linked together as the big three, the talented triumvirate tasked with leading the team back to the promised land. And the scene yesterday was one to be remembered if they ever get there.

“These young guys are at the front end of a very special relationship with these fans, so drink it up,” said new head coach Tom Renney of Taylor Hall, Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson and Jordan Eberle.

Normally for an Edmonton Oilers prospects camp you can count the crowd on your fingers and only occasionally need to use your toes. Not this one.

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Panthers Go Back In Time

from George Richards of the Miami Herald,

By bringing back two original member of their franchise Tuesday, the Panthers dipped into their past in hopes for a brighter future.

General manager Dale Tallon and coach Pete DeBoer announced the hiring of Gord Murphy and Brian Skrudland, original members of the Panthers. Murphy, a defenseman who played six seasons in Florida, will be an assistant coach under DeBoer, joining Jim Hulton and Robb Tallas. Skrudland, the first Panthers captain, will become the team’s director of player development and will be involved in helping mold the team’s prospects on and off the ice.

Tallon added that it was important for the Panthers to realize things always haven’t been bleak hockey-wise in South Florida.

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Detroit Or Retire For Modano

from Chris McCosky of the Detroit News,

Forget about the Blackhawks or any other NHL team. If Westland native Mike Modano decides he wants to play hockey next season, he is going play for the Red Wings.

“There isn’t any other team,” said Modano, standing outside Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch’s suite at Comerica Park Tuesday night. “It will be here or I’m not playing. I think it’s narrowed to that.”

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