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Numminen Close To Signing With Buffalo

from Mike Harrington of Sabres Edge at the Buffalo News,

Darcy Regier told me today the Sabres are negotiating with Teppo Numminen to bring the veteran back and it appears the parties are getting close to a deal that I imagine would be for one year and at quite a bit less than last year’s $2.6 million. Hmmmm. Here’s what I see:

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Evening Line

“I’ve lost some good friends in the last couple of months,” he told reporters on the course. “I think we expected it. Any time you lose out early you expect it.”

-Jason Spezza

more from Spezza at TSN...

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Phoenix Signs Carcillo

Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed left wing Daniel Carcillo to a two-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“We are very pleased to have signed Daniel Carcillo to a new contract,” said Maloney. “He is a key member of our team who brings a unique combination of toughness, speed and skill to the lineup.”

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Former Blues Owner Pleads Guilty

Michael Shanahan Sr., a former owner of the St. Louis Blues, pleads guilty for backdating stock options. 

more from the AP via the Globe and Mail...

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Who Am I?

634- Total NHL games played to date, the 13th highest total of any player chosen at the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.

50- Percent of his goals last season were game winners.

53- Career playoff games played, including 32 since the lockout ended in 2005-06.

click for the answer...

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Hurricanes Will Retire Wesley’s Sweater

from the Carolina Hurricanes,

Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that the team will honor longtime defenseman Glen Wesley prior to and during its game on Tuesday, Feb. 17 against the Boston Bruins. The team will formally retire Wesley’s No. 2 jersey during a pre-game ceremony, and honor the Hurricanes’ all-time games-played leader throughout the evening.

“Glen played the most games as a Hurricanes player, and did so at a high level,” said Rutherford. “We are honored to have been a part of his distinguished playing career and look forward to paying tribute to his accomplishments.”

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Fedor Fedorov Plans To Play In The NHL

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Fedor Fedorov made it clear this morning that he didn’t sign with the Devils to play in Lowell this season. “That’s the only reason I’m here,” he said. “(Otherwise) there’s no point in me being here.”

Fedorov, 27, said he signed a one-way deal, meaning he’ll receive the same salary even if he’s in the AHL. It’s a one-year contract for $500,000.

Fedorov, the younger brother of Capitals center Sergei Fedorov, also stated firmly that the he is no longer under contract with Moscow Dynamo, the Russian team he played for last season, and doesn’t understand why he’s been suspended from international play by the International Ice Hockey Federation.

more on the Devils…

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New Traditions

From the Detroit Free Press:

Representatives from the National Hockey League, the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Detroit Red Wings and the National Hockey Players’ Association gathered this morning atop the third-base dugout of Wrigley Field, the Cubs’ historic home, to talk about the upcoming NHL Winter Classic 2009. They were joined by Blackhawks Hall of Famers Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Tony Esposito, along with the exciting young Chicago forward tandem of Pat Kane and Jonathan Toews.

The 701st all-time meeting of the clubs – no NHL opponents have played more regular-season games against each other – will begin at the memorably unique venue at 1 p.m. on Jan. 1.

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

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Update 3:15pm ET: NHL.com was featuring a photo of Wrigley Field on their front page this afternoon, giving an idea of the ice placement.  I’ve added it below.

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  Tags: gary+bettman, winter+classic

NYI Business with Mike Bossy

From the NY Islanders:

New York Islanders legend Mike Bossy will appear on Fox Business News’ morning show “Money For Breakfast” with host Alexis Glick on Wednesday from 7:00 AM – 9:00 am. Bossy will discuss the Islanders Business Club, the state of the Islanders corporate sponsorship and the NHL’s footprint in the business world.

“Talking to Alexis is going to be a fun time on Wednesday,” said Bossy. “It’s a great opportunity to tell the world about the Islanders Business Club and to talk about the state of the Islanders business affairs. I’m looking forward to it.”

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Interview will be posted in the Fox Business video library, shortly after it appears on air.

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Take Some Time Off Mike

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Stars Blog at the Dallas Morning News,

One of the most beloved and yet most controversial figure on the Stars, Mike Modano certainly inspires strong opinions.

He recently turned 38, and recently told The Ticket he wants to play both of the remaining years of his contract. That’s quite a switch from not being sure he wanted to play even one more season, but that is the way of Modano. He is a great player who actually loves the game of hockey, but doesn’t love the grind of the season.

So how do the Stars take advantage of that? In my opinion, I think they need to give him forced vacations.

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