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Chicago Ships Niklas Hjalmarsson To Arizona


added 12:10pm, Arizon release is below...

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Jack Capuano Named Associate Coach For The Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that Jack Capuano has been named associate coach on head coach Bob Boughner's staff.

"I am thrilled to welcome Jack to our coaching staff," said Boughner "He is a knowledgeable and experienced voice to have behind our bench that will work well with our young players."

"I am extremely excited to join the Florida Panthers organization," said Capuano. "I want to thank Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu for putting their trust in me and Dale for giving me an opportunity to work with Bob, one of the great young minds in the game. My familiarity with the Panthers has grown a lot throughout the past few years and I'm eager to work with such a young, talented group of players."

Capuano, 50, spent over a decade in the New York Islanders organization serving as head coach of the Islanders (2010-17) and assistant coach (2005-06). Prior to joining the Islanders behind the bench, Capuano served as head coach of the Islanders' American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (2007-10) and served as assistant coach (2006-07).

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Trade Talk Before The NHL Draft

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

- Keep an eye on Washington Capitals defenceman Karl Alzner, who will be a unrestricted free agent on July 1. The Vegas Golden Knights didn’t waste any time reaching out to Alzner, who made $2.8 million in the final year of his deal with the Caps last season. The 28-year-old Alzner had three goals and 13 points in 82 games last year but he was a solid plus-23. You can expect four or five teams are going to take a run at Alzner.

- There’s a lot of talk the Rangers could move centre Derek Stepan, who has a $6.5 million cap hit that will run through the 2020-21 season. No, the Rangers haven’t been holding an auction by any stretch of the imagination, but the talk is GM Jeff Gorton is listening to see what teams might be willing to offer on Stepan.

- The Winnipeg Jets are still scouring the market for a goaltender. Don’t be surprised if they at least study the possibility of signing UFA Brian Elliott, who spent last season with the Calgary Flames.

- The word is GM Joe Sakic is having a hard time with the marketplace for Duchene because he struggled so badly last season with only 18 goals and 41 points in 77 games with the Avs. With two years and $12.5 million le...ft on his deal, there are only so many teams that can get involved in those kinds of discussions and Duchene doesn’t have the kind of value Sakic might be looking for in return.


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Dave Tippett Moving On From The Arizona Coyotes

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes Owner, Chairman and Governor Andrew Barroway announced today that the Coyotes and Head Coach Dave Tippett have mutually agreed to part ways. A search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

"On behalf of the entire Coyotes organization, I would like to sincerely thank Tip for all of his hard work and the many contributions he made to our organization," said Barroway.  "Tip is a man of high character and we are very grateful for his leadership during his tenure as our head coach.   Ultimately, we have some philosophical differences on how to build our team.  Therefore, we mutually agreed that it is in everyone's best interest to have a coaching change in order to move our franchise forward."

"After some thoughtful discussions with Andy, we both agreed that it was best for me to move on," said Tippett.  "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Coyotes and wish Andy and the entire organization all the best in the future."

Tippett was named the 17th head coach in franchise history on September 24, 2009 and compiled a 282-257-83 record with the team. 

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Bad Coach’s Challenge? Get A Penalty

What I said a few weeks ago.


added 6:37am 6/23/17, via the CP at TSN,

The NHL is considering issuing a minor penalty for a failed coach's challenge for offside.

The penalty would be instead of losing a timeout for a failed challenge under the current rules. The league's general managers discussed the possible change at a meeting Thursday ahead of this weekend's NHL draft in Chicago.

Replay reviews for possible offside have attracted attention in the playoffs the past two years. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan got a Nashville goal wiped out in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in May. St. Louis star Vladimir Tarasenko had a playoff goal wiped out by a razor-thin offside ruling during a series against Chicago in 2016.

NHL executive Colin Campbell says the next stop for the possible rule change is the league's competition committee.

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TSN Hockey Insiders Tonight

via TSN,

Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie, Darren Dreger and Pierre LeBrun discuss the Oilers parting ways with Jordan Eberle, have more on the Islanders shopping Travis Hamonic and which teams have interest in Alex Galchenyuk.

Watch at TSN...

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Would You Pay Alexander Radulov $42M Over 6 Years?

Not me, he will be 31 on July 5th.


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All About The 2017-18 NHL Regular Season Schedule

NEW YORK (June 22, 2017) – The NHL’s 2017-18 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 4, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Pittsburgh Penguins raising their fifth Stanley Cup championship banner before facing the St. Louis Blues at PPG Paints Arena. The 1,271-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Saturday, April 7, 2018.

The other three games on the first night of the 2017-18 season include the Toronto Maple Leafs visiting the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place; the Edmonton Oilers hosting the Calgary Flames in a Battle of Alberta at Rogers Place; and the San Jose Sharks playing host to the Philadelphia Flyers at SAP Center.

After closing Joe Louis Arena last season, the Detroit Red Wings will open their new home, Little Caesar’s Arena, on Thursday, Oct. 5 against the Minnesota Wild.

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Canadiens Acquire David Schlemko From Golden Knights

CHICAGO - General manager Marc Bergevin announced on Thursday that the Canadiens have acquired defenseman David Schlemko from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2019.

The 30-year-old Edmonton native joins Claude Julien's contingent after being selected by the Golden Knights in the Expansion Draft on Wednesday night at T-Mobile Arena.

Last season, Schlemko amassed two goals and 18 points in 62 regular-season games with the San Jose Sharks, before chipping in with two goals and three points in six playoff outings.

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Looks Like Jordan Eberle Headed To The New York Islanders

added 12:27pm,


added 12:30pm,


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