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Jun 27

Report: Markov wants $12 million over two years from Montreal

At the draft, Montreal GM Marc Bergevin said his club had many roster holes. Now he knows the cost of filling one. Per TVA, veteran blueliner Andrei Markov is seeking a two-year, $12 million extension to stick with the club — one that would carry a $6M cap hit, up slightly from the $5.75M he was making on his previous deal. Markov, an unrestricted free agent, is 38 but coming off a pretty productive year — he scored 36 points in just 62 games played, and averaged 21:50 TOI per night. His ice time significantly jumped in the playoffs, up to 26:09 in Montreal’s opening-round playoff loss to the Rangers. Bergevin has said he’d like to have Markov back, but noted the club has limits. The term of

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Jun 27

Dierks Bentley Loses Bet, Wears Penguins Jersey

Country superstar Dierks Bentley had to wear a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey during his Pittsburgh concert this past Saturday (June 24th) after losing a bet with Y108’s Wookie on the outcome of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Nashville Predators and the Penguins. The Penguins defeated the Predators in Game 6 on June 11th to become back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions. Bentley was a good sport about the whole thing, autographing the jersey so it could be auctioned off for charity. Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray also showed sportsmanship, sending Dierks an autographed Pens jersey. “To Dierks: It’s all your fault!” he wrote, jokingly referencing Dierk’s smack talk before game three of

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Jun 27

Stars make Niemi buyout official, cap hit to cover 2 seasons

The Dallas Stars have announced their buyout of the final year of goalie Antti Niemi’s contract, a plan that will spread the $3 million payment over two seasons for an annual salary cap hit of $1.5 million. The ninth-year player became expendable after Ben Bishop was acquired in a trade that will likely make him the starter with Kari Lehtonen as the backup. The Stars made the Niemi move official Tuesday and have until Saturday to sign Bishop before he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

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Jun 27

Flyers free-agent goalie fits: Jonathan Bernier

Jonathan Bernier Age: 28 Height: 6-0 Weight: 184 Last team: Anaheim Ducks 2016-17 cap hit: $4.15 million Scouting report After being drafted 11th overall in 2006, Bernier was a highly-touted goaltender coming up in the Los Angeles Kings system and perf…

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Jun 27

NHL sponsoring college hockey study, which could aid Syracuse Division I hopes

Remember me? The guy who used to pitch why Syracuse University should add baseball? Well I’m back talking about sports SU doesn’t have! At the NHL Draft, the NHL made an announcement that slipped through the cracks for some: The University of Illinois has agreed to be the first school to be part of this NHL study, as they have been debating adding hockey for awhile and there has been precedent for Big Ten schools making a successful move up. The school will work with NHL representatives and determine if they can follow in similar school footsteps and start a D1 men’s hockey team. For those playing catch-up: Penn State moved from club to D1 hockey thanks to a huge financial gift from the owner

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Jun 27

Can Thornton lure Sharks into long-term deal?

It’s hard to imagine Joe Thornton in another uniform, but teams will have plenty of interest in the veteran centerman.

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Jun 27

Haggerty: Jacobs may not be beloved, but he’s Hall of Fame-worthy

If it was based solely on his 42 years as owner of the Boston Bruins, it might be debatable as to whether Jeremy Jacobs would have been selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Bruins have won one championship and been to a handful of Stanley Cup Finals during Jacobs’ long stewardship, of course. They also enjoyed the longest running playoff streak (29 years) in NHL history, though it began before he purchased the franchise. Altogether, the B’s have won one Cup, four conference championships, two Presidents’ trophies, 15 division championships, and 35 Stanley Cup playoff berths during the Jacobs Era. MORE BRUINS Recchi and Andreychuk also part of Hall of Fame class Haggerty: Grading the B’s 2017

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Jun 27

Flyers re-sign defenseman Mark Alt to 1-year, 2-way deal

One day after extending qualifying offers to seven restricted free agents (see story), the Flyers re-signed Mark Alt, who was unrestricted.The Phantoms defenseman agreed to a one-year, two-way deal that will play him $125,000 in the AHL and $650,000 in

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Jun 27

Carolina re-signs Chelios, Brown

The ‘Canes retained some organizational depth on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with defenseman Jake Chelios — the son of Hockey Hall of Famer Chris Chelios — and forward Patrick Brown. Brown’s contract is a one-year, $650,000 extension, one that will pay $160,000 at the AHL level, with a guarantee of $190,000. Brown, 25, split last season between Charlotte and Carolina, appearing in a career-high 14 contest with the ‘Canes. The Boston College product scored 12 goals and 28 points in 66 games with the Checkers. Chelios, 26, has yet to make his NHL debut but is coming off a strong season with Charlotte. He served as an alternate captain and had a strong offensive campaign, with 32 points in 76 contests.

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Jun 27

Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Wants Fans’ Help In Finding Boston’s Best Spots

Jayson Tatum is looking for things to do around his new city. The former Duke forward was selected No. 3 overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2017 NBA Draft, and the St. Louis native sent out an advertisement tweet Monday afternoon asking his Twitter followers where he should go now that he’s a “Celtics man.” Lucky for Tatum, C’s fans were more than happy to help him out. Those are some pretty great (and a few weird) ideas. Anyone going to Boston should head to Fenway Park, the Museum of Fine Arts, Freedom Trail, Boston Common and North End, to name a few. And don’t forget TD Garden. That one especially is important for the new Celtic. h/t to The Boston Globe Thumbnail photo via Brad Penner/USA

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Jun 27

Cal Looks to Leave His Own Foote-Prints in the NHL

With their first pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning selected Callan Foote at 14th overall, the son of former defenseman Adam who won two Stanley Cups with the Colorado Avalanche, played in over 1,000 NHL games and was a captain with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The younger Foote doesn’t play like pops did though as he’s much more of a dynamic, offensive threat on the ice — the exact opposite of dad who was a very formidable defensive defenseman during his era. Cal is tall (6’3”, 209 lbs.) and lanky and once his frame fills out he has the potential to be a very good defenseman with the Lightning. Our own Ryan Pike thinks a likely comparison is Calgary’s Dougie Hamilton and if that’s

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Jun 27

Report: Sens tried to get Methot back from Vegas

The Ottawa Senators did their best to make sure they didn’t lose Marc Methot in the expansion draft.
They attempted to get Dion Phaneuf to waive his no-move clause so they could keep Methot, but that didn’t work out.
On Monday, TSN hockey analyst Pierre

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Jun 27

Potential options for the Rangers to replace Raanta

6/29/17 | Elliotte Friedman’s prediction on where goalies will end up include Niemi going to Pittsburgh and Nilsson going to Vancouver. (Sportsnet) Condon recently re-signed with Ottawa for three-more seasons. 6/27/17 | Jeff Gorton said last week that while he was reluctant to move Antti Raanta, the Coyotes insisted on the goalie as part of the package that landed the Rangers Anthony DeAngelo and Lias Andersson. Gorton said that Raanta was a tough player to give up and that since joining the Rangers Raanta had been “very good, great in our room and great on the ice.” He added that Raanta also wanted to be a number one goalie and that he will have a “great opportunity” to do that in Arizona. On

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Jun 27

PHT Morning Skate: Marc-Andre Fleury’s ‘thank you’ letter to Pittsburgh

–Sean McIndoe provides a list of 12 teams that are facing a high amount of pressure this off-season. –Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has moved on from the Pittsburgh Penguins, but it’s pretty clear that he won’t forget his years there. Fleury mentioned all of his best memories in a “thank you” letter to the people of Pittsburgh.

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Jun 27

WATCH: 081: Special Guest Joe Haggerty | Boston Bruins Draft | Free Agency Rumors

Bruins Beat is back for episode 81. This Jimmy Murphy was without cohost Joe Gill but welcomed on special guest Joe Haggerty of CSNNE. Murph and Haggs took a look back at the recent NHL Entry Draft where in the words of Haggs, the B’s “played it safe” not just with their picks but with resisting giving up a ransom for their much coveted defensemen to round out their top four. The two longtime puck scribes also discussed the recent hall of fame inductions and a disgruntled and bitter hockey journalist from Montreal, Jack Todd.

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Jun 27

Big free agency expected for the New York Rangers

The New York Rangers will be heading into free agency with $20 million in cap space, and there are multiple roster spots that need to be filled.  After a blockbuster trade with the Arizona Coyotes that sent Derek Stepan to the desert, the Rangers are down to two centers on the depth chart.  Mika Zibanejad, who is a restricted free agent, and Kevin Hayes are those two centers. With Henrik Lundqvist approaching the end of his career, the Rangers should do everything in their power to acquire these three players: It looks like Big Joe is hitting the open market as an unrestricted free agent after spending the past 11 seasons with the San Jose Sharks.  Although Thornton is approaching the age of

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