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  • Blue Jackets president accuses Ryan Johansen of extortion, reveals contract numbers

    The Columbus Blue Jackets have had enough of this Ryan Johansen restricted free agency negotiation.  To the point where affable team president John Davidson called it “extortion." * He announced that the team had offered Johansen $6 million over two years and $32 million over six years (which JD…

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  • Oilers hire Olympic figure skating champ Pelletier

    Oilers hire Olympic figure skating champ PelletierEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- The Edmonton Oilers have hired Olympic figure skating champion David Pelletier as a skating coach. Pelletier won a gold medal in pairs with partner Jamie Sale at the 2002 Salt

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  • NHL ‘Hockey Wives’ TV series will star Nicole Brown, Noureen DeWulf

    Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown and Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller are established names in the NHL, whose exploits are featured on television every game night.  Nicole Brown and Noureen DeWulf are two of the cast members for “Hockey Wives,” a new reality series that chronicles the…

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  • Sharks sign D Braun to 5-year, $19 M extension

    Sharks sign D Braun to 5-year, $19 M extensionSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Justin Braun to a $19 million, five-year extension. The deal announced Wednesday will keep Braun under contract through the 2019-20 season

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  • Pegulas' bid to buy Bills OK'd by NFL committee

    Pegulas' bid to buy Bills OK'd by NFL committee ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Terry and Kim Pegula are one big step closer to owning the Buffalo Bills. The husband-and-wife team that owns the NHL Buffalo Sabres had its NFL-record $1.4 billion purchase agreement to buy the Bills approved unanimously by…

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  • NHL will put ads on jerseys after someone else does it first

    Considering how the NHL has managed to monetize literally everything tangentially related to its product – even the iconic Mark Messier Leadership Award has a title sponsor! – it’s a minor miracle that there aren’t already advertisements on jerseys.  During a recent meeting of NHL team presidents…

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  • Marek Vs. Wyshynski Podcast: Tyler Dellow on why he joined the dark side

    Marek Vs. Wyshynski Podcast: Tyler Dellow on why he joined the dark side LISTEN HERE! [And if that doesn't work, try here.] It's a Wednesday edition of Marek vs. Wyshynski beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT, and we're talking about the following

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  • Rangers add microchips to jerseys; Carlyle 'unplugged'; Harding out with ankle injury (Puck Headlines)

    Rangers add microchips to jerseys; Carlyle 'unplugged'; Harding out with ankle injury (Puck Headlines)Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream

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  • Ryan Johansen and the raging performance vs. potential debate (Trending Topics Extra)

    After months of negotiating through the media on either side, it seems that there's finally a light toward which we can all turn, hopefully, in the case of "Ryan Johansen Wants To Get Paid" v. "Yes But Is He Worth It?" The Blue Jackets still want two years at $3 million (or $3.5 million, depending…

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  • Dose into 2014-15

    Over a few startling months, it almost seems like the formerly resistant ranks of the NHL read “Moneyball” (or at least rented the Brad Pitt-helmed movie) and realized that those pencil-necked geeks might be onto something. Witnessing the seemingly stat-hating Toronto Maple Leafs implode - again -…

  • Wild goalie Harding has broken foot

    Wild goalie Harding has broken footST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding has a broken right foot, putting him out indefinitely. The Wild announced Wednesday the injury was suffered in an off-ice incident. The team said Harding was

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  • Puck Daddy’s NHL 2014-15 Emoji Preview: Minnesota Wild

    The Minnesota Wild finished at 43-27-12, good for the first wild card in the Western Conference. Alas, the magic couldn’t continue in Round 2, with the Chicago Blackhawks thwarting them in OT of Game 6. The worst kept secret in hockey was finally revealed as Thomas Vanek signed a 3-year,…

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  • Jackets ready to move on if Johansen doesn't sign

    Jackets ready to move on if Johansen doesn't sign COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Talks between the Columbus Blue Jackets and leading scorer Ryan Johansen are clearly at a contentious impasse. Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, said the young star left Columbus on Wednesday afternoon - a day before the start…

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  • NHL-National Hockey League roundup

    NHL-National Hockey League roundupSept 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding is out indefinitely after suffering a fractured right foot on Sunday. Surgery will not be required to repair the foot, which Harding