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Ducks Trade Wisniewski To The Islanders

via Katie Strang tweet,

The Islanders have traded a conditional third-round pick in 2011 for Anaheim defenseman James Wisniewski

added 8:13pm, via the New York Islanders,

“We see James as a key addition to our team and we feel our fans will connect with his style of play,” said Islanders General Manager Garth Snow. “He is a solid puck-moving defenseman who can bring an added element of toughness to our blue-line.”

added 9:27pm, via Anaheim Ducks tweet,

(GM) Murray on Wiz trade: “It was a tough situation… But I have other plans, that’s the thing.”

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  Tags: james+wisniewski

Sharks Make Demers Signing Official

SAN JOSE, CA – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed defenseman Jason Demers to a two-year contract extension.  Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Jason’s puck-moving capabilities and competitive nature fit well with where our team is trending,” said Wilson.  “He is very capable of executing the up-tempo style of game we want to play and we see him as an important part of our team.”

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  Tags: jason+demers

Wisniewski Contract In Anaheim

via Nick Kypreos tweet,

Wisniewski in Anaheim hits pay dirt with a settlement of 3.25M on a 1 year deal.

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  Tags: james+wisniewski

Campoli Signs With Ottawa

via Bruce Garrioch tweet,

Chris Campoli has signed a one year, $1.4 million deal to avoid arb.

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  Tags: chris+campoli

Dominic Moore Signs With Tampa

from the Tampa Bay Lightning,

The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent center Dominic Moore to a two-year contract today, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced.

“Dominic’s skating ability, strength on face-offs and versatility will be a great edition to our line up,” Yzerman said.  “We’re pleased to welcome him to the organization.”


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  Tags: dominic+moore

Tarik El-Bashir Has A New Challenge

In case you missed the news yesterday…

from Dan Steinberg of D.C. Sports Bog,

After five solid years, Tarik El-Bashir’s run as our Capitals writer is coming to an end. When Tarik took over the Capitals beat - back when the jerseys were teal, black and bronze, the NHL was bust and few of us knew what an Ovechkin was - the Capitals were bottom feeders in the D.C. sports hierarchy. No more. And no one covering the team has chronicled its remarkable rise better, more diligently and with more good spirit than Tarik. They still haven’t won the Cup, but Tarik is ready for a new challenge.

read on

Over the years, I have had some interaction with Tarik and always found him to be sincere and fair when it came to the Caps.  Best of luck in the future Tarik.

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  Tags: tarik+el-bashir

Talking Kovalchuk Grievance Hearing

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

A source said this afternoon that a system arbitrator has been ageed upon by the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association to rule on the grievance over Ilya Kovalchuk’s rejected, 17-year, $102 million contract.

A hearing has been scheduled, but the source would not reveal the identity of the arbitrator or the date, time and site of the hearing. I will continue to try to find out those all important details.

The sides had to agree upon the site and date/time of the hearing as well and appear intent on keeping it low profile.

The source did say that the objective is for the matter to be settled by the end of next week, though. So, you can probably guess that the hearing will take place early next week—possibly Monday or Tuesday.


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  Tags: ilya+kovalchuk

Witt A Candidate For A Buy-Out

via Chris Botta of NYI Point Blank,

Garth Snow said last season they would not put Brendan Witt on waivers to make him available at half-price to teams. But even at $1.5 million, based on the market this summer for depth players, it’s unlikely a team would have taken the veteran defenseman’s tab. He was placed today on unconditional waivers.

A buyout is probably in his future. The Islanders still carry seven defensemen on one-way contracts for the 2010-11 season. If they buy out this last season of his contract, the Islanders could add the cost as they reach the salary cap floor.

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  Tags: brendan+witt

Grievances Galore

from Sean McIndoe (aka Down Goes Brown) at the National Post, .

..in an attempt to be as efficient as possible, the league has encouraged the NHLPA to consolidate all of their grievances into one single master list.

Well, that list was leaked to me this week. And the interest of keeping fans informed I’m publishing it here:

- Although we’ve made our feelings crystal clear on the matter over the years, there are still between 20 to 25 players at any given time who are being forced to play in Edmonton.

- Due to difficult economic times, Philadelphia Flyer fans are now pelting our wives and children with pennies and nickels, instead of the much lighter dimes they used to throw.

read on

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Phil Esposito May Get More Of A Role With The Bolts

from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes,

There were no specifics given by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, just an acknowledgment Lightning founder Phil Esposito might be in line for an expanded role with the organization. And while Vinik said the final decision will be up to new CEO Tod Leiweke, Vinik sounded as if Esposito could be an asset on the community and marketing side of the organization.

“We want him involved with this team,” Vinik said this week. “We want him out in the community. We want him involved with us. He’s a great ideas person.”

Expanding Esposito’s role from his long-time gig as an analyst on radio broadcasts of Lightning home games, a job for which he has said he never has signed a contract, makes sense for an organization ready to embrace its past and make a better effort to market the team both in the St. Pete Times Forum and Tampa Bay area.


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  Tags: phil+esposito

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