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Dallas Drake, etc

From Ted Kulfan at the Detroit News,

Holland said he expects veteran forward Dallas Drake to decide about retirement in the next two weeks.

plus more notes on the Wings future

*hat-tip to Spector who summarizes all the latest rumors & news on Brian Rolston, Darcy Tucker, Jose Theodore, Brendan Morrison, Derek Roy and others today.

 

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  Tags: dallas+drake, rumors

Buyout Time

From Lyle Richardson at Fox Sports,

The NHL’s buyout period runs from June 15-30, with most usually occurring within the first week.

Unlike in previous years when buyouts were few in number, the increase of the salary cap to an anticipated $56 million could see teams more receptive to buying out contracts of players who for various reasons may no longer fit into their future plans.

Topping the list of this year’s potential candidates is Ottawa Senators goaltender Ray Emery…

much more

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  Tags: free+agents, rumors

San Jose is a Hockey Town

From Mark Purdy at the Mercury News,

We now have definitive proof that San Jose is a hockey town.

Earlier this week, a civilian spotted Joel Quenneville on the streets of our fair city. And actually recognized Quenneville. And tipped off a Mercury News columnist about it.

Quenneville is the former coach of the Colorado Avalanche, as of earlier this month. And unless he was here to visit the Winchester Mystery House or shop at Santana Row, odds are that Quenneville was interviewing for the Sharks’ vacant coaching job.

In fact, the Mercury News received multiple confirmations of Quenneville’s presence in San Jose. Pretty impressive feat by our citizen journalists. Quenneville is hardly the NHL’s most famous face.

continued… with more San Jose Sharks coaching speculation

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  Tags: coaching, joel+quenneville, rumors

Players on the Move

From Scott Burnside at ESPN,

General managers ... recharge your BlackBerrys, update your Rolodexes and confirm your speed-dial lists. It’s trade-deadline season.

With the All-Star break beyond us, the Feb. 26 trade deadline looms large, and serious wheeling and dealing will begin in earnest as teams try to restock for the future, a charge to the playoffs or a run at the Stanley Cup.

Here’s a look at 25 players who could be on the move in the coming weeks, what impact they might have and their contract status after this season.

continued… Olaf Kolzig, Michael Ryder, Sergei Fedorov, and more…

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  Tags: rumors, trade+deadline

Thrashers & Oilers Rumors

Spector takes a closer look at talk about a deal between Edmonton and Atlanta. Plus more speculation about Forsberg…

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  Tags: atlanta+thrashers, edmonton+oilers, rumors

Decisions Will Be Made

from Spector,

Most NHL teams will be making their final training camp roster cuts today. Here’s a look at where some teams stand today:

continued

added 10:58am, via Habs Inside/Out,

Final cuts: Price stays, Lapierre, Halak and O’Byrne sent down

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  Tags: rumors

Boom- More Rumors Shot Down

from Puck-rakers at the Columbus Dispatch,

A certain Web site has suggested the Blue Jackets are in hot pursuit of a Vancouver Canucks center. Also, that the Blue Jackets are fixin’ to trade Nikolai Zherdev to the Edmonton OIilers for a draft pick.

Let’s break this down: Which Canucks center? Brendan Morrison? Doubt it. He centers Markus Naslund on the Canucks’ No. 1A line. If they trade him, who’s the No. 1 center? That creates a huge hole in the lineup of a club that already struggles to score goals.

read on & thanks to Spector for the pointer…

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  Tags: columbus+blue+jackets, rumors, vancouver+canucks

Player Talk

Spector has a large update today, including talk Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff is seeking a contract worth $7M a year.

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  Tags: goalies, rumors

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