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• Ryan Kennedy's plan for the Boston Bruins to get under the salary cap? Either put Tyler Seguin(notes) in juniors after nine games or trade Marc Savard(notes). [The Hockey News]

Brendan Witt(notes) will soon have more time to fight SUV's after the New York Islanders placed the veteran defenseman on unconditional waivers with a buyout likely to come. [Islanders Point Blank]

• The San Jose Sharks re-signed Jason Demers(notes) to a two-year deal worth $2.5 million. [TSN]

• And it looks like Devin Setoguchi(notes) will sign on for one year with the Sharks very shortly, according to Craig Custance. [Sporting News]

Peter Regin(notes) joined the long list of players who avoided arbitration and signed a two-year deal worth $2 million with the Ottawa Senators. [SilverSeven Sens]

• Down Goes Brown and other NHLPA grievances in the wake of the Ilya Kovalchuk(notes) contract situation: "Hey, you know what would be completely awesome? If we all stopped hitting each other in the groin with slapshots! (Grievance suggested by Sami Salo(notes).)" [DGB]

• Some bit of news on the Kovalchuk front: According to The Record's Tom Gulitti, a system arbitrator has been agreed upon and a date and location have been set for Kovalchuk's grievance hearing. [Fire & Ice]

Brendan Shanahan(notes) talks about the NHL's upcoming research and development camp [NHL.com]

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Greene(notes) underwent shoulder surgery recently and is expected to be out for three months. [LA Times]

• A fantastic remembrance of John Kordic and his impact on fighting in the NHL. [Butterflies & Black Aces]

• Via Risto Parkarinen, here's a random photo of Hakan Loob doing a split at age 50:

• Best of luck to Capitals beat writer Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post who's leaving his post after five years. [Washington Post]

• Really cool story about a guy who installed the old boards from UMass-Lowell into his backyard rink. [Backyard-Hockey]

• Who has the toughest set of back-to-back games this season?[On the Forecheck]

• A call for the Boston Bruins to honor former TV/radio announcer Fred Cusick in a very special way. [Days of Y'Orr]

• If the Chicago Blackhawks walk away from the Antti Niemi(notes) arbitration decision, would Flyers fans want Paul Holmgren to pursue him? [BroadStreet Hockey]

• New Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik wants current team radio analyst Phil Esposito to have an increased role for the club. [Lightning Strikes]

• One man's list of the 10 best goaltenders in the NHL. [Hockey Primetime]

• Curtis Zupke offers three reasons to look forward to and three reasons to be scared about the upcoming Anaheim Ducks season. [Orange County Register]

• Finally, here's Brett Hull's appearance on "Late Night with David Letterman" featuring his fantastic mullet:

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