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Red Wings mid-day news: Tatar talks contract turkey, the Wings’ NBCSN sked and more rink talk

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Amongst today's Red Wings-related news stories:

Via TMR reader Stephan Held, Tomas Tatar spoke with "Plus One Day's" Marian Korbel, and after a decent string of Slovak press stories saying, "ZOMG Tatar hasn't been re-signed yet what will happen?" Tatar cleared the air regarding his contract negotiations with the Wings. What follows is very roughly translated:

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A Quick Time On Twitter For Tim Peel

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NHL ref Tim Peel opened a Twittter account yesterday, and today...

Too bad and I do appreciate him following KK.

 

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The Toronto Maple Leafs Announce Management Changes

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Toronto Maple Leafs,

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the hiring of Kyle Dubas, who served the past three seasons as General Manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, as Assistant General Manager to David Nonis.

As part of a front office restructuring, the club also announced the departures of Vice President of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin and Vice President and Assistant General Manager Claude Loiselle.

“Kyle is a young executive that has made a strong name for himself in hockey with a progressive style, work ethic and maturation beyond his years,” said Toronto Maple Leafs President Brendan Shanahan. “He has a fresh approach that we feel will benefit our club for years to come.”

“At the same time, I would like to thank Dave Poulin and Claude Loiselle for their tireless dedication during their time with the Toronto Maple Leafs. They are both very accomplished hockey executives who have helped put this team in a position to take the next step.”

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NBC Sports Group 2014-15 Schedule

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

STAMFORD, Conn. -- July 22, 2013 – Coming off of the most-watched NHL regular season ever on NBC and NBCSN, the most-watched Stanley Cup Playoffs since 2006 and most-watched Stanley Cup Playoffs on cable in 17 years, NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 103 NHL regular-season games during the 2014-15 season, featuring 14 games on NBC and 89 games on NBCSN. All games will be streamed live via NBC Sports Live Extra. Schedule highlights include:

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A New Four-Year Contract For Antoine Roussel In Dallas

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Antoine Roussel on a four-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
 
Roussel, 24, concluded his second season with the Dallas Stars, earning career highs during the regular season in games played (81), goals (14), assists (15), points (29) and penalty minutes (209). The winger finished the 2013-14 campaign third in the NHL with 209 penalty minutes and was the only player in the League to record more than 25 points and 150 penalty minutes. The 6-foot, 200-pound forward made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut in 2014, posting three assists, four shots and 27 penalty minutes in six postseason contests.

 


 

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Carl Gunnarsson On Playing With The Blues

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

In five NHL seasons, Gunnarsson has produced 15 goals, 86 points and a plus-minus rating of plus-15. In 2013-14, he played in a career-high 80 games and was a plus-13, despite the fact that Toronto ranked No. 26 in the league in goals-against per game (3.07).

“I try to do my best,” Gunnarsson said. “I’m more of a team guy than anything. If guys can play their game when they play next to me, that’s what I’m there for. I’m not a flashy guy who shows off any super skills or anything like that. I just try to come to work every day and make everyone else better — whatever is good for the team.”

The Blues have been searching for a lefthanded shooting defenseman to play with Kevin Shattenkirk and perhaps also take some of the load off Jay Bouwmeester by playing with Alex Pietrangelo.

“We’ll see how that works out during training camp,” Gunnarsson said. “I guess they have a plan with me, but whoever I play with, it’s going to be fun. Shattenkirk and Pietrangelo — two great D-men — if I play with any of those guys, it’s going to be a fun season.”...

Gunnarsson is not skating yet this offseason. After dealing with multiple issues in his left hip the past two seasons, he had surgery in late April to repair a labrum tear and help facilitate a condition which he’s had since birth.

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Fed Up In Denver

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

I’m getting more and more of these kinds of emails, just so Avalanche management knows:

Adrian:
I am a beyond huge Avs fan, and enjoy your articles on the team. This ongoing war (and sadly, mostly to the Avs fault that it is now a war) between O’Reilly and the team is sickening me, mostly because it was avoidable. Like you mentioned, the Avs could have taken care of this during the season, as they also could have done with Statsny, by signing him then.

There are two kinds of owners in professional sports: Those who are out to make a profit at all costs, or those who are trying to win a championship. Sadly, we clearly know which camp the Kroenke family is in. I can see owners who do not have deep pockets trying to save money because they do not have a lot to spend in the first place (i.e. Kansas City Royals, Buffalo Bills, etc.), but the Kroenke family has untold billions of dollars. Yet, they have this ridiculous cost-containment policy towards the Avs, and this will all but guarantee that they will not be winning a Stanley Cup anytime soon.

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Not Much Has Changed In Toronto

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Sean Fitz-Gerald of the National Post,

The Leafs are still willing to entertain discussion, but aside from a summertime free agent signing or two, the roster of players assembled now will very likely be the roster the team fields heading into training camp this fall.

“There’s still a couple little pieces there that we may have interest in,” Nonis said. “But we’ll see. There’s a few players where we’ve kicked the tires, and we’ll see if there’s a fit. But by and large, what we have right now is what we’re going to start with.”...

The Leafs still have two restricted free agents left to sign. Defenceman Jake Gardiner is one, and goaltender James Reimer — the one-time starter who had been hoping to move to a different team — is another.

There will be money left to spend beyond those two, which is why Nonis has been able to poke around the remainder bin of the unrestricted free agent market. Largely, though, the roster will look familiar to the one from last year, with most of the changes made to the blue line.

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Red Wings overnight report: editorial(izing) the rink deal, rivals’ moves and a solid ‘repeat read’

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

It's not quite feast or famine--the Red Wings summer news cycle has been ridiculously busy--but this morning's crop of Wings-related news is slowly shifting back toward "summertime news."

The Detroit News wasn't lucky enough to reap the "exclusive" scoops Ilitch Holdings provided the Free Press and Crain's Detroit Business on Sunday morning, but they've caught up over the past 36 hours, and today, they've posited an editorial regarding the "District Detroit." Given that the News has a red banner for a reason, they're bullish on the construction jobs, the business and real estate boosts the project could provide to the City:

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One more Russian-language interview from Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk’s summer hockey school

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Pavel Datsyuk's hockey school in the Moscow suburb of Zelenograd wrapped up on Saturday, but AllHockey.ru posted a quintet of post-school articles today. Both Allhockey and Datsyuk partnered with the Russian cell phone comapny Megafon--and Ilya Bryzgalov--to hold a centralized skater and goaltender-blended school.

Allhockey's Alexander Shapiro first discusses the school as a whole, reporting that the KHL's TV network plans on releasing a 7-part series of 7-minute vignettes this fall, and Shapiro states that CSKA Moscow GM Sergei Fedorov visited the school during its second day;

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