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Telegin out until September, Selanne back for one more year, other NHL News

This week is about the slowest one of the year in the sports world, Major League Baseball is off for the All-Star break, most of the NHL Free Agents have been signed, NFL teams have yet to start training camp and the major NBA Free Agents have determined their landing spots.

Winnipeg Jets development camp continued today at the MTS Iceplex.

Winnipeg Jets News

It appears that Jets prospect Ivan Telegin (pronounced Tel-ee-gin) is out until September after requiring surgery for a cut on his hand sustained from climbing a fence. Who knew that Telegin participated in parkour?

Winnipeg Sun: Telegin’s hand will keep him out till September.

Telegin spent last season with the Barrie Colts, and will be at Jets training camp in September competing for a roster spot.

Winnipeg Free Press: Jets hope Telegin will be ready by September.

Teemu Selanne re-signs

The Finnish Flash is back for another year. The 42 year-old is showing no signs of slowing down, scoring 66 points in 82 games last year. It’s hard to believe that the Winnipeg Jets 10th overall selection in 1988 will be entering his 20th season next year.

Orange County Register: Selanne back for another tour with the Ducks.

Globe & Mail: Teemu Selanne re-signs for one more year with Anaheim Ducks.

Shane Doan News

The Hockey News: Doan’s new deadline. Doan had originally set a deadline of July 9 to make a decision regarding the Coyotes. But as we have seen with the Coyotes situation over the last few years is that deadlines are meaningless. Doan’s new deadline is July 16 to make a decision. Somebody please put these Coyotes to sleep already.

The Sporting News: Shane Doan gives Coyotes more time as ‘legal wrangling’ looms. I’ll give Doan props to wanting to stay with the only organization he’s ever known, but with the ongoing uncertainty, it is looking like it is time to cut the cord.

USA Today: Agent: 16 teams have inquired about Shane Doan.At least Doan knows that over half the league will welcome him with open arms.

NHL News

The Hockey News: More to CBA negotiations than money. A nice read by Adam Proteau who will be a guest on Saturday’s Illegal Curve Hockey Show airing from 9am to 11am on TSN Radio 1290.

National Post: Toronto Maple Leafs-Red Wings Winter Classic to feature two alumni games. The alumni game has become an event just as great as the actual Winter Classic. The two original six franchises surely have enough alumni to field more than two teams, props to the NHL for giving fans more of a good thing.

The following players have been confirmed to play on December 31st  at Comerica Park. (The Winter Classic is January 1st, 2013 at Michigan Stadium).

Detroit: Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Chris Chelios, Larry Murphy, Mickey Redmond, John Ogrodnick, Luc Robitaille, Dino Ciccarelli, Mark Howe, Chris Osgood, Mike Vernon, Alex Delvecchio, Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, Darren McCarty, Joe Kocur.

Toronto: Wendel Clark, Darryl Sittler, Doug Gilmour, Rick Vaive, Darcy Tucker, Felix Potvin, Mike Palmateer, Kevin Maguire, Dave Andreychuk, Curtis Joseph, Johnny Bower, Ron Ellis and Jim McKenny.

More players will be confirmed as we get closer to the date of the game. Report: Kings’ Bernier asks for trade. He was supposed to be the number one in LA., but Jon Quick rose to the occasion and grabbed the number one spot. With Quick signing a long term deal, hard to fault Bernier for wanting a chance to prove himself. Rumored teams interested are, Tampa Bay, Toronto, Columbus and Chicago.

The Dallas Morning News: D-FW’s best athlete tournament: Ian Kinsler vs. Loui Eriksson. With the slow news week, the Dallas Morning news has created their own tournament to determine the best athlete in the Dallas Fort Worth Area. At the time of this posting, Loui Eriksson is ahead of the Texas Rangers Ian Kinsler 54.73% to 45.27%. The other Dallas Star in the tournament is Jamie Benn who is up against Tony Romo in round two after defeating gymnast Nastia Lukin in round one. Nice to see NHLers getting their props in a saturated sports market. Sharks ink Galiardi, McCarthy, McLaren. Congratulations to Winnipeg’s Frazer McLaren on signing a new one year deal with San Jose.