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Wilson, Crawford to interview with Penguins: report

Tuesday, 06.17.2014 / 1:39 PM / News

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are scheduled to talk to veteran coaches Marc Crawford and Ron Wilson about the vacancy created when they fired Dan Bylsma, according to a report by TSN's Darren Dreger.

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Stars use compliance buyout on defenseman Rome

Tuesday, 06.17.2014 / 12:28 PM / News

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The Dallas Stars on Tuesday used one of their two compliance buyouts on defenseman Aaron Rome after he cleared waivers.

Rome, 30, had one year remaining on a three-year, $4.5 million contract. He had one assist and a minus-6 rating in 25 regular-season games for the Stars this season and was scoreless with a minus-1 in one Stanley Cup Playoff game.

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Jortikka named Finland coach for 2015 World Juniors

Tuesday, 06.17.2014 / 12:20 PM / 2015 World Junior Championship

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Hannu Jortikka on Tuesday was named coach of the defending gold medal-winning Finnish National Junior Team for the 2015 World Junior Championship in Toronto and Montreal.

The International Ice Hockey Federation made the announcement. Jortikka signed a two-year contract that covers the 2015 WJC and 2016 WJC in Helsinki, Finland.

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Weise signs two-year contract with Canadiens

Tuesday, 06.17.2014 / 12:19 PM / News

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Dale Weise signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. Financial terms of the contract were not released. Weise could have become a restricted free agent July 1.

The 25-year-old right wing had three goals and four points in 17 regular-season games with the Canadiens after being acquired from the Vancouver Canucks on Feb. 3. He had seven points in 16 Stanley Cup Playoff games. Of his three playoff goals, two were game-winners.

"The acquisition of Dale Weise contributed to the success of our team this season," Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said. "A young veteran with a lot of character, Dale is an intense player with a strong work ethic. We're very pleased to have him as part of our team moving forward."

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Frolunda's Karlsson brings 'warrior' element to game

Tuesday, 06.17.2014 / 3:00 AM / 2014 NHL Draft - Philadelphia - June 27-28, 2014

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

In a country flooded with top prospects at virtually every position, make sure to remember Swedish right wing Anton Karlsson heading into the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on June 27-28.

Why?

In addition to being ranked No. 11 on NHL Central Scouting's final list of the top European skaters eligible for the 2014 draft, there's this:

"I think the scouts see a warrior in my game," Karlsson said. "I'm a big player, big size (6-foot-1, 187 pounds). I like to hit bodies and just be a pain in the [neck] for the other team."

Goran Stubb, the NHL Director of European Scouting, said he can see the warrior-type mentality that Karlsson speaks of in his game.

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Prospects Nylander, Schmaltz share extensive bond

Tuesday, 06.17.2014 / 3:00 AM / 2014 NHL Draft - Philadelphia - June 27-28, 2014

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

The bond between William Nylander and Nick Schmaltz that started taking shape eight years ago as youth hockey standouts in Chicago has led them on a similar path to the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia.

In their early teens each excelled for the Chicago Mission bantam major team as linemates and continued their progression with various summer teams, including the Bauer Selects in Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana. It was a match made in hockey heaven, particularly for then-Chicago Mission coach Anders Sorenson.

"You could tell at a young age that William and Nick were special players in terms of their hockey sense, skill level and how they carried themselves," Sorenson said. "William, Nick and [Christian] Dvorak played on the same line, and there were times when they were on the ice when I found myself more of a spectator than a coach."

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Texas Stars on cusp of Calder Cup title after OT win

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 9:13 PM / AHL Update

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Travis Morin scored 2:24 into overtime and the Texas Stars rallied for a 4-3 victory against the St. John's IceCaps in Game 4 of the Calder Cup Finals at Mile One Centre on Monday.

The game-winner was Morin's second goal of the game; he also scored at 15:33 of the second period after St. John's raced out to a 3-0 lead.

Texas leads 3-1 in the best-of-7 series and can win the American Hockey League's championship for the first time with a victory in Game 5 on Tuesday in St. John's (6 p.m. ET).


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Senators forward Hemsky to test free agency: report

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 7:26 PM / News

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Ales Hemsky will test the free-agent market after rejecting the Ottawa Senators' three-year, $10 million contract offer, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported Monday.

The Senators acquired the 30-year-old right wing from the Edmonton Oilers at the 2014 NHL Trade Deadline. Hemsky, who becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1, had 17 points (four goals) in 20 games with Ottawa.

The Oilers' first-round pick at the 2001 NHL Draft (No. 13), Hemsky had played his entire career in Edmonton before the March 5 trade. He scored 142 goals and had 335 assists in 652 games in 11 seasons with Edmonton; he had a career-high 77 points in 2005-06.

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Canadiens' Markov seeking three-year deal: report

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 7:23 PM / News

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov, who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, is seeking a three-year contract, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported Monday.

Injuries limited the 35-year-old to 65 games between 2010 and 2012, but Markov appeared in all 48 games last season and missed one game in 2013-14. He had seven goals and 36 assists in 81 games this season and added 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in 17 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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Kings, fans celebrate second Cup in three seasons

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 7:06 PM / NHL Insider

Curtis Zupke - NHL.com Correspondent

LOS ANGELES -- Jonathan Quick looked like he hadn't slept since Friday night. Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty and Trevor Lewis still had their beards. Coach Darryl Sutter's face was slightly drained, and he could only joke when asked about how much the Los Angeles Kings love playing together.

"They don't love it that much because they could have been playing tonight," Sutter responded.

Monday would have been Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Kings and New York Rangers, but instead the city celebrated the Kings' second Cup title in three seasons with a parade and rally. The longest run in playoff history (26 games) ended Friday in Game 5 with the longest game in Kings history, a 3-2 win on Alec Martinez's goal with 14:43 into the second overtime.

"It was an emotional, exhausting ride," Conn Smythe Trophy winner Justin Williams said. "For us to come out on top after you poured everything that you had into it, and it was good enough, words can't describe it."

More than 300,000 fans lined the streets surrounding Staples Center on a bright, mild day downtown, two years to the day of the parade to celebrate the 2012 Cup. This time there was a sense that something truly big is growing here. The Kings have the foundation for a modern-day dynasty, with most of their team intact for the future and their faces and blue-collar ethic now forever engrained in the local sports landscape.

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