All 30 NHL teams are in action today and the storylines of those games, after the jump.
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From TSN.ca: After 1,215 career NHL games with Montreal, New Jersey, Colorado, Phoenix, Dallas and San Jose, winger Claude Lemieux formally announced his retirement from hockey on Wednesday. Lemieux won four Stanley Cups and is one of only eight players to win a championship with three different teams (Montreal, 1986; New Jersey, 1995 and 2000; [...]
From TSN.ca: Sources say Dany Heatley has been asked to waive his no-trade clause to go to Edmonton in exchange for Andrew Cogliano, Dustin Penner and Ladislav Smid. If Heatley agrees to waive, it would appear the Sens and Oilers will have a deal, pending the official trade call with NHL central registry, but that [...]
From TSN.ca: Jay Bouwmeester has agreed to terms with the Calgary Flames. Bouwmeester avoids unrestricted free agency, agreeing to a 5 year deal worth $6.6 million per year against the salary cap. The Flames acquired the rights of the 25-year old defenceman on Saturday at the NHL Draft. “Jay is one of the most complete [...]
From TSN.ca: The next 24 to 48 hours could be a nail-biter for some of the NHL’s six Canadian clubs as Wednesday’s free agent signing period draws closer. In Vancouver, the spotlight is obviously on any progress in contract negotiations between Canucks general manager Mike Gillis and the Sedin twins. One of the teams that [...]
Tim Wharnsby and Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail are reporting that: The Calgary Flames made an early splash on the second day of the 2009 NHL draft, acquiring the rights to soon-to-be unrestricted free agent defenceman Jay Bouwmeester. The price was steep: a third-round pick and Jordan Leopold. The Flames’ move was a [...]
From TSN.ca: The Boston Bruins are in pursuit of Tomas Kaberle and a top 10 pick in today’s draft. Sources tell TSN the Bruins have offered restricted free agent forward Phil Kessel to Toronto in exchange for the Leaf defenceman and Toronto’s No. 7 pick in the draft. The Leafs are apparently canvassing the league to [...]