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Patrick Maroon and the Anaheim Ducks are reportedly making progress towards a contract extension.

Maroon has a season left on his two-year, $1.15 million contract. He should get a significant raise after recording 11 goals, 18 assists, and 101 penalty minutes in 62 games last season.
Aug 1 - 9:12 PM

T.J. Galiardi has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Winnipeg Jets.

Galiardi will earn $750,000 if he spends the season in the NHL. He had four goals and 17 points in 62 games with Calgary in 2013-14.
Aug 1 - 6:58 PM

Justin Falk has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract.

Falk had two assists in 20 games with the New York Rangers last season. The Wild drafted him in 2007 and he played in 109 contests with Minnesota before he left for New York.
Aug 1 - 6:03 PM

John Tavares' No. 91 will be retired by the OHL Oshawa Generals.

Tavares broke the OHL records by scoring 215 goals and 433 points during his junior career. He spent parts of four seasons with the Generals before he was dealt to the London Knights. This will be just the fourth number that the Generals have retired, along with the numbers of Red Tilson, Eric Lindros, and Bobby Orr. "To be up there with the three other guys that are there … it's hard to really believe it," Tavares said. "It's something I'll be pinching myself about for a long time. I really appreciate that people believe that I am a part of such a great history like that."
Source: NHL.com
Aug 1 - 4:31 PM

Bob Lowes has been promoted to the role of chief scout with the Ottawa Senators.

Lowes has been working with the Senators since 2006. Before that he was a head coach in the WHL for 12 seasons, including nine with the Brandon Wheat Kings and three with the Regina Pats.
Aug 1 - 3:33 PM

The Anaheim Ducks will raise Teemu Selanne's number to the rafters on Jan. 11.

Selanne has played out the final season of his long and accomplished NHL career. He was on four different teams, but the vast majority of his tenure was with the Anaheim Ducks. He won the Stanley Cup with them in 2007 and is the franchise leader in games, goals, assists, shots, and a variety of other categories.
Aug 1 - 2:36 PM

P.K. Subban's agent and the Montreal Canadiens don't plan on engaging in any more long-term contract talks before the arbitrators ruling.

Although Subban and the Canadiens have gone through the arbitration hearing already, they still have a window of opportunity to agree to terms before the arbitrator rules on the matter. Once the arbitrator assigns Subban a one-year contract for the 2014-15 campaign, it is official. Regardless, it looks like Subban and Montreal will allow the arbitrators ruling to happen.
Aug 1 - 1:40 PM

Senators assistant GM Pierre Dorion had a productive meeting with Bobby Ryan's agent.

Ryan has a season left on his contract, but the Senators would like to get his negotiations over with this summer. He had 23 goals and 48 points in 70 games, but he spent most of the campaign playing through a sports hernia.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Aug 1 - 12:12 PM

The Ottawa Senators are trying to sign Clarke MacArthur to a contract extension.

MacArthur has a season left on his two-year, $6.5 million deal. He had 24 goals and 55 points in 79 games in 2013-14. Assistant GM Pierre Dorion described a meeting with MacArthur's agent as "productive," but it's not clear if the two sides are close to finding a common ground.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Aug 1 - 12:09 PM

The Montreal Canadiens and P.K. Subban didn't avoid an arbitration hearing.

The two sides made their case to the arbitrator, with Subban reportedly requesting a $8.5 million salary for 2014-15 and Montreal countering with $5.25 million. The arbitrator will rule on the matter within the next 48 hours, but Montreal and Subban can still make that moot by agreeing to an extension before that happens.
Aug 1 - 10:32 AM

The New Jersey Devils are starting an analytics department.

Sunny Mehta, who used to be a professional poker player, has been hired to head the department. He will report to Devils GM Lou Lamoriello. Mehta authored two books on the card game, but he's taken an interest in advanced statistics in recent years and has authored hockey blog posts on the subject.
Aug 1 - 9:57 AM

The Montreal Canadiens have hired assistant coach Dan Lacroix.

Lacroix was under contract with the New York Rangers, but this is a promotion for him as he'll be behind the bench now instead of evaluating the game from the press box. "When I signed with New York, Alain and I talked about the position, about me being the third assistant and I'd be working from the press box," Lacroix said, referring to Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault. "He knew that I was looking for a job behind the bench. We talked about me moving behind the bench if an opportunity presented itself. This is a good opportunity for me to get behind the bench again. I was always looking to improve my situation. I wanted to work behind the bench and get a little bit closer to the action. That’s the role that I prefer." Lacroix added that this was also a good move from him from a family perspective as this puts him closer to his relatives in Ottawa and near the Montreal area.
Aug 1 - 9:22 AM

Andrew Shaw is hoping that he can earn a bigger role with the Blackhawks.

"I love being part of the bench and keep working to get better at it," Shaw said. "I'm the kind of guy who, once I get somewhere, it's not enough. I want more." Shaw logged an average of 15:41 minutes per contest in 2013-14. He's tentatively projected to serve as the team's third-line center due to the signing of Brad Richards.
Source: CSN Chicago
Aug 1 - 9:15 AM

Once it became clear the Boston Bruins wouldn't re-sign Shawn Thornton, Florida became his top choice.

"It's no different than anything in life," said Thornton. "You spend seven and a half years somewhere, you're going to have a lot of ties and you're going to have a lot of memories. I was fortunate to be on a pretty good team the last five years that I was here, so it was a lot of fond memories. But I'm excited for the next chapter." Thornton signed a two-year, $2.4 million contract with the Panthers over the summer. He likes the direction the team's headed in and is familiar with Florida GM Dale Tallon as they both used to be members of the Chicago Blackhawks' organization.
Aug 1 - 9:10 AM

After being limited to 35 games last season due to shoulder and abdominal problems, Nathan Horton has been working on getting back into game shape ahead of the 2014-15 campaign.

"It's nice having a (full) summer where I can train. I haven't had one in a while," Horton said. "It's different than the last few years that I was in Boston. I've got the whole summer, I can make myself stronger and work on things that I need to work on and get healthy." If Horton can stay healthy - and there's a fair chance that he will - then he should get at least 50 points in 2014-15.
Jul 31 - 10:43 PM



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