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Antropov A Thrasher

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from TSN,

The Nik Antropov experiment in New York is over, as the veteran forward has signed a four-year, $16 million deal with the Atlanta Thrashers.

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Mark Recchi Re-Signs With Boston

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via TSN,

The Boston Bruins have re-signed forward Mark Recchi to a one-year, $1 million contract.

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Chris Thorburn Re-Signs With Atlanta

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Atlanta Thrashers,

The Atlanta Thrashers have re-signed forward Chris Thorburn to a multiple-year contract, according to Executive Vice President and General Manager Don Waddell. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Thorburn, 26, appeared in 82 games for the Thrashers last season, recording 15 points (seven goals, eight assists), setting new career highs for games played and goals.

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Other Teams Get Better While Sabres Don’t Do Much

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News,

Minority owner Larry Quinn says he wants to compete for a Stanley Cup, but champions aren’t built by accident. The best teams refuse to make excuses, identify their shortcomings and aggressively address problems. The Sabres have done none of the above in recent years, and there’s little reason to believe it’s going to change any time soon.

Buffalo stocking up on bruisers in the draft was a good sign, but it was two years after it became clear they weren’t tough enough to win it all with the talent they had. Now, they don’t have the talent or the toughness to compete.

That’s why they’re, well, here. They blame injuries when it’s really a lack of depth and character. They point toward big contracts when they could have kept players for less. They preach patience when it’s really status quo. Meanwhile, teams across the league make honest attempts to get significantly better.

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lkka Pikkarainen Signed By Devils

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the New Jersey Devils,

The Devils announced Thursday that they have signed forward Ilkka Pikkarainen.

“Ilkka Pikkarainen is a forward who brings size, strength and toughness to our roster,” said Devils’ President/CEO/General Manager Lou Lamoriello. “We welcome him back to our hockey club.”

So the mystery man is signed.

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Team Canada Orientation Camp Roster

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Follow the link to Hockey Canada for the roster.  46 players have been invited.

added 10:18am,

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced on Thursday the roster of 46 players that will attend Canada’s National Men’s Team orientation camp from August 24-27 in Calgary.

These 46 players have been identified as candidates for upcoming international events in the 2009-10 season: the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and 2010 IIHF World Championship.

The camp roster includes five goaltenders, 16 defencemen and 25 forwards. The list of players includes 40 players with senior international experience, either at the Olympics, IIHF World Championship or World Cup of Hockey/Canada Cup, while 36 of the 46 players played for either the National Junior Team or National Men’s Under-18 Team.

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Burke Gets Busy

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

Well, let’s just say right now only the thick and misguided would have much doubt about what the plan is for the Leafs with Brian Burke at the controls.

Get tough. Get more North American. Then get tougher.

Last weekend, Burke drafted seven players, including among them one of the better fighters in the Ontario Hockey league and two big lads, one 6-foot-5 and the other 6-foot-6.

If they ever make it, it won’t be because they’re good stickhandlers.

Yesterday, after making a fruitless trip across the ocean to make a face-to-face pitch to Henrik and Daniel Sedin, only to find they’d signed back with Vancouver before anyone else could make them an offer, Burke didn’t whine or complain.

He got busy.

read on

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You Woke Up This Morning…

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

,,, with what feelings about the first day of the UFA signing period.

I woke up feeling refreshed after a very long day and night.  Now waiting for the Wings to sign someone, anyone and keeping an eye on some the bigger names available, wondering where they may end up.

How about you?

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Anderson Always Wanted To Play For The Avs

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from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

It used to be everybody wanted to come to Denver to play for the Avalanche. Not so, anymore, as a last-place finish and a much tighter payroll have taken some of the luster off Colorado as an NHL destination.

To Craig Anderson, however, the Avalanche might as well still be considered Shangri-La.

Spurning offers from several other teams, Anderson signed a two-year, $3.6 million free-agent contract with the Avs on Wednesday and is expected to be the team’s No. 1 goalie this coming season.

“It’s a dream come true,” Anderson said. “It was the place I wanted to be, a city I’ve always loved. I think it’s a great opportunity for me, and I want to be part of the solution bringing the team back.”

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Kings Had Interest In Hossa

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Rich Hammond of Inside the Kings,

OK, here are all the quotes from tonight’s interview with Dean Lombardi. I typed fast, so excuse any typos.

Can you go through the day, and talk about anything you might have been close to getting done?

LOMBARDI: ``Obviously we went into this for wingers. Like I’ve said, it’s one of the positives of being in our situation now, as opposed to three years ago, when we were looking for everything and signing seven guys. The No. 1 guy we targeted was Hossa. I got permission to talk to Hossa at the draft. There were three teams, us and two others. Detroit gave me permission, and we started the dialogue at that time. Detroit, if he got signed, they would get compensation.

read on for more on the Kings…

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