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Kings Will Announce New Coach On Thursday

from the LA Kings,

The Los Angeles Kings will hold a press conference tomorrow, Thursday, July 17 at 1pm PT, to introduce the club’s new Head Coach.

The press conference will also be streamed live on LAKings.com.

added 7/17/08, As expected…

via Inside the Kings,

Terry Murray will be introduced as the Kings’ head coach tomorrow at 1 p.m. in El Segundo. He signed a three-year contract. Murray will be allowed to pick his assistant coaches but Nelson Emerson, Jamie Kompon and Bill Ranford are expected to return.

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Oilers Extend Horcoff

via the Edmonton Oilers,

The Edmonton Oilers have signed centre Shawn Horcoff to a six-year contract extension. More details to follow.

added 6:38pm,

Oilers General Manager Kevin Lowe says, “Shawn has proven himself as one of the premier players in the National Hockey League and has been and will continue to be an integral part of our organization moving forward.  By being proactive with this deal, we avoid being in a situation where Shawn could become an unrestricted free agent after next season and the unknown free agency can bring to the organization. Having him under contract long-term is something that has been on our radar for a long time and we are extremely pleased to finalize this deal.”

more at the above link and it is a 6 year extension…

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Lehtonen Agrees To One Year Contract

from Craig Custance of the Sporting News,

Just got word that the Thrashers signed goalie Kari Lehtonen to a one-year deal worth $3 million. It’s an interesting number because that means backup Johan Hedberg is on the books longer than the franchise goalie.

continued

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KHL Backing Radulov Contract

from Ken Campbell of the Hockey News,

Despite the fact the NHL and the Kontinental League reached an agreement last week not to poach each other’s players under contract, the KHL has ruled it will uphold the three-year, $13 million contract Alexander Radulov of the Nashville Predators signed with Ufa Salavat.

That means as far as the KHL is concerned, Radulov will play in Russia next season. And that, sources say, will set up a showdown with the NHL that could throw the entire process into chaos and thwart the original agreement, which effectively would make it open season on players playing in both leagues.

continued

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Islanders Sign Bergenheim

from the New York Islanders,

The New York Islanders and forward Sean Bergenheim have agreed to a two-year contract worth $1.725 million. The energetic forward will earn $800,000 in 2008-09 and $925,000 in 2009-10. Bergenheim has also voluntarily made a large donation to the Islanders Inspire.

“We’re very happy to have Sean locked up for two years,” said Islanders General Manager Garth Snow. “He’s another young player who we’re excited to see at training camp and competing.”

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Rangers Sign Dawes

from the New York Rangers,

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Nigel Dawes.

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Bettman On WCII

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

“TThe NHL is delighted to bring its most historic rivalry to one of the most historic venues in sports,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We thank Rocky Wirtz and John McDonough for their vision. We thank Mike Ilitch and the Red Wings for their cooperation. And we thank Mayor Daley, in advance, for the warm welcome we know the City of Chicago will extend to our newest tradition.

“We also acknowledge the interest and efforts of the New York Yankees and the City of New York throughout the NHL Winter Classic 2009 site selection process. We look forward to continuing discussions regarding the possibility of a future Winter Classic game at the new Yankee Stadium.”

much more on the Winter Classic…

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Sabres Sign Paille

from the Buffalo Sabres,

Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today that forward Daniel Paille has agreed to terms on a multi-year deal. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Danny is a talented young player that can make a difference at both ends of the ice,” Regier said. “Danny has been a key component to our penalty killing unit and we look forward to helping him continue to develop with our club for years to come.”

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  Tags: daniel+paille

Winchester Signs With Blues

from the St. Louis Blues,

St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the club has signed free agent forward Brad Winchester.

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‘Hot Rumor’ Talk

from Spector,

Don Brennan reports “a hot rumour in NHL circles” has the Senators, Chicago Blackhawks and LA Kings on the verge of a blockbuster deal, which would see G Martin Gerber and D Andrej Meszaros shipping to the Kings, F Anze Kopitar dealt to the Blackhawks and G Nikolai Khabibulin and either D Brent Seabrook or Cam Barker moved to the Senators.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: ...this deal sucks for the Kings, moving their best forward (and perhaps future franchise player) for an overpaid average goalie and a young defenseman which they’ve already got in abundance.

more

added 7:10pm
, The Universal Cynic points to a few blogs that are discussing this topic…

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