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Canadiens add Lacroix, Ramage to coaching staff

Wednesday, 07.30.2014 / 8:42 PM / News

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Daniel Lacroix has been hired as an assistant coach by the Montreal Canadiens, the team announced Wednesday.

The Montreal native spent the past eight seasons working as an assistant coach, including last season with the New York Rangers, who advanced to the Stanley Cup Final. Lacroix spent three seasons on the Tampa Bay Lightning coaching staff, was with Montreal's American Hockey League affiliate in Hamilton in 2009-10, and coached three seasons with the New York Islanders.

He will be located behind the bench during games after working from the press box for New York.

"To have a chance to join a team like this and a staff like this is great," Lacroix told the Canadiens website. "It’s just a step up. It’s an opportunity to work for a great organization and an opportunity to work with great people. It's an opportunity to get back behind the bench, get closer to the action and have a bigger role on a day-to-day basis."

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Gardiner happy to stay with Carlyle, Maple Leafs

Wednesday, 07.30.2014 / 7:23 PM / NHL Free Agency 2014

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Defenseman Jake Gardiner understands what coach Randy Carlyle was trying to do, so much so he signed a five-year contract to stay with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

"He is a coach that likes to push his players and get the most out of them," Gardiner told the Toronto Star on Wednesday. "I think that was what he was doing with me.

"I have a lot more potential than what I've been doing. I think [his approach was] good for me. It will help me down the road."

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Devils GM Lamoriello not surprised Brodeur available

Wednesday, 07.30.2014 / 5:44 PM / News

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello acknowledged Wednesday that he isn't surprised unrestricted free-agent goalie Martin Brodeur has yet to sign a contract with a new team.

"When you've been in the game for as long as I have, you're not surprised at anything," Lamoriello told reporters after announcing the signing of defenseman Andy Greene to a multiyear contract extension.

The seven-year extension given to Cory Schneider earlier this month and the signing of veteran Scott Clemmensen on July 1 seemingly have closed the book on Brodeur's career with the Devils. Schneider will be the Devils' starting goalie in 2014-15 and Brodeur, who still considers himself a No. 1 at age 42, has no interest in playing 20-25 games.

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Red Wings hire Hiller, Brewer as assistant coaches

Wednesday, 07.30.2014 / 5:17 PM / News

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The Detroit Red Wings have hired Jim Hiller and Andrew Brewer as assistant coaches under Mike Babcock, the team announced Wednesday.

Hiller had been coach of the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League since the 2009-10 season. In 2011-12 he won the WHL coach of the year award and the Brian Kilrea Award as coach of the year in the Canadian Hockey League.

"It's awfully exciting," Hiller told MLive.com. "I spent a lot of time in juniors, always with an eye on the NHL. Had a chance to start discussing with Mike about the opportunity and couldn't be happier that my first opportunity is with a guy like Mike. I don't know if there's any better guy to start with."

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Devils sign Greene to multiyear contract extension

Wednesday, 07.30.2014 / 5:16 PM / News

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

Andy Greene
Defense - NJD
GOALS: 8 | ASST: 24 | PTS: 32
SOG: 134 | +/-: 3
New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello believes veteran defenseman Andy Greene should be considered among the premier players at his position in the NHL.

The Devils showed that faith Wednesday when they signed Greene, 31, to a multiyear contract extension. No terms were announced, but Northjersey.com reports it is for five years, $25 million.

"Andy has evolved into an all-situation player and that's a tremendous compliment because there are very few in the League that you can say are all-situation players," Lamoriello said. "He can also play both left and right, depending on what is asked of him.

"Andy comes to the rink, does his job day in and day out, and never takes a practice off, never looks left or right, and is always focused on what he's doing. To me, that's a top-flight defenseman."

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Rangers' Talbot aims to show rookie season no fluke

Wednesday, 07.30.2014 / 3:30 PM / NHL Insider

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Cam Talbot came to New York Rangers training camp last September trying to prove he was an NHL-caliber goaltender. He'll be back this September trying to show his performance as Henrik Lundqvist's backup in 2013-14 was no fluke.

Talbot got his first chance to play in the NHL last October as a 26-year-old rookie after Martin Biron retired, and he made the most of it. The former Alabama-Huntsville goaltender went 12-6-1 with a 1.64 goals-against average, a save percentage of .941 and three shutouts.

He told BlueshirtsUnited.com his goal for this season is to show he's not a one-hit wonder.

"I think the last few years I've come into camp in good shape and I've been fairly ready, but they've had two pretty good goalies ahead of me and it wasn't my time," Talbot said. "This year coming up, I have to prove that last year wasn't a fluke. I think a lot of people are going to think I came in and played a little bit beyond my range last year, and it's my goal to go out and prove them wrong."

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Dwight King agrees to contract with Kings

Wednesday, 07.30.2014 / 2:03 PM / NHL Free Agency 2014

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Forward Dwight King and the Los Angeles Kings avoided arbitration by agreeing to a three-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reported the deal is worth $5.85 million, with an average annual value of $1.95 million. An arbitration hearing was scheduled for Friday.

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Elliott 'ready to work' as Blues No. 1 goalie

Tuesday, 07.29.2014 / 6:51 PM / NHL Insider

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Brian Elliott
Goalie - STL
RECORD: 18-6-2
GAA: 1.96 | SVP: 0.922
The St. Louis Blues have said Brian Elliott is heading into this season as their No. 1 goaltender.

It seems no one has told Brian Elliott.

"I really haven't heard it from the horse's mouth, so to speak, but obviously my parents and friends and family have read stuff on the Internet," Elliott told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an interview published Tuesday. "It's obviously good to hear those words, that they have confidence in you, but it is all up to you and how you play. There's always somebody knocking on the door."

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Trottier to join Sabres as assistant coach: report

Tuesday, 07.29.2014 / 5:17 PM / News

The Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement to hire Hall of Fame center Bryan Trottier as an assistant coach under Ted Nolan, Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News reported Tuesday.

Gleason, citing sources with close ties to the organization, said the move could be announced within the next week. Sabres spokesman Mike Gilbert said no announcements were planned for the immediate future.

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Vrana, Pastrnak lead Czech team at WJC camp

Tuesday, 07.29.2014 / 3:25 PM / Prospects

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Two players picked in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft will be part of the Czech Republic team that will take part in the Hockey Canada National Junior Team Summer Development Camp to be held Aug. 3-8 in Montreal.

The camp, which also will feature Canada and Russia, is one of the first steps in the construction of teams that will play in the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be played in Toronto and Montreal.

Jakub Vrana (No. 13, Washington Capitals) and David Pastrnak (No. 25, Boston Bruins) are two of six players that will take part in the camp who helped the Czechs finish sixth at the 2014 WJC in Malmo, Sweden. Vrana had one goal and one assist in five games; Pastrnak had one goal and two assists in five games.

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