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Kreider, Rangers avoid arbitration; the Subban dynasty; KHL adds hybrid icing (Puck Headlines)

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• Give little kids the opportunity to paint ice and this is what happens. [@PredsNHL]

• Joe Sakic on hammering out the Ryan O'Reilly deal: "He's a very valuable player to us and we want him long-term. That (type of contract) hasn't happened yet, but we'll keep working at it and see what happens." [Denver Post]

• After agreeing to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with Mats Zuccarello on Tuesday, the New York Rangers also avoided arbitration with Chris Kreider as the two sides hammered out a two-year, $4.95 million contract. [NY Post]

• Speaking of arbitration, Lars Eller would like $3.1 million per season. The Montreal Canadiens are thinking something along the lines of $1.65 million. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

Andre Benoit heads to the Buffalo Sabres after signing a one-year, $800,000 deal. [Olean Times]

• How does a potential violation of Arizona's Open Meeting Laws affect the Arizona Coyotes? [Five for Howling]

• The New York Islanders are probably going to trade one of their forwards to bolster their blueline; should it be Josh Bailey or Michael Grabner? [Lighthouse Hockey]

• Why Loui Eriksson as a first line winger for the Boston Bruins is more than all right. [Days of Y’Orr]

• It’s been a long time coming, but the Subban family is building their own NHL dynasty. [Color of Hockey]

• The KHL has joined the NHL in adopting hybrid icing. [KHL

• Don’t know the backstory behind the Hartford Whalers’ logo? Today’s your lucky day. [Icethetics]

• Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough are in looooooooooove. [Fashion & Style

• Looking at a new way to determine the NHL draft order. [The Hockey Writers]

• Former highly-touted prospect Angelo Espositio has signed with the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets. [Komets

• For the first time, the World Cup of Ball Hockey will be held in the United States when Tampa hosts in September. [Tampa Bay Business Journal]

• Former NHLer Patrick Cote has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after confessing to two bank robberies. [CJAD

• There are some NHL fighters who can help your fantasy league in other categories. Here are 10 to keep an eye on. [Dobber Hockey]

• Finally, here’s the latest NHL 15 video, which shows off the superstar skill stick: 

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