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from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

A gathering of News and Views for your Friday dining and dancing pleasure, keeping in mind that it is indeed the dog days of summer:

NEWS: The New York Islanders announce goaltender Rick DiPietro has been removed from the team’s injury reserve list.

VIEWS: From this corner, this move has more to do with financial matters and a looming lockout than it does with DiPietro’s health. With respect to the possibility of a lockout, the Islanders would have had to pay DiPietro through the duration of the lockout if he were still on the injury list when the season would have started in October. Hence the sense of urgency to make sure he’s 100 percent healthy this summer….

NEWS: The Montreal Canadiens offer defenseman P.K. Subban a two-year deal worth $5.5 million.

VIEWS: Not to disparage my colleagues at RDS who first broke this rumor, but those who know what the offer is maintain it was nothing even close to what was reported in either money or length of term.

But it does trigger an interesting discussion on exactly what Subban should be worth.

more on each topic plus some Jason Arnott talk too…

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NEWS: The St. Louis Blues decide to not offer a contract to 37-year-old free agent Jason Arnott.

VIEWS: As long as he’s willing to sign for one or two years at about the same money he made last season ($2.9 million), Arnott could be one of the steals of the summer. He is clearly no longer a 30-goal man, but he has proved the past couple of years that he can get somewhere in the upper teens. He’s good on faceoffs, still has a lethal shot and can play on the power play. He keeps himself in good shape and possesses tons of leadership qualities. He would be a good pickup for a team looking for a third-line center who can move up and down the depth chart as needs change.

Anyone on the Red Wings GM staff paying attention..?  This really sounds like one of the things Kenny has been waiting for all summer.  We still have not won a cup without a lot of experience on the 3rd and 4th lines.

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 08/03/12 at 08:07 PM ET

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