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Weight promoted to Islanders assistant GM

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 11:56 AM / News

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Doug Weight has been named assistant general manager of the New York Islanders, the team announced Monday.

Weight, 43, previously served as a special advisor to general manager Garth Snow.

He also will remain an assistant coach on the staff of coach Jack Capuano, a role he's held since retiring as a player after the 2010-11 season.

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Kings poised to be Cup contenders for several years

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 11:00 AM / NHL Insider

Corey Masisak - NHL.com Staff Writer

The Los Angeles Kings are Stanley Cup champions for the second time in three seasons and have a collection of star players who are both signed to long-term contracts and young enough to remain at their current level for at least the next few seasons.

General manager Dean Lombardi has cultivated the closest thing the NHL has seen to a perfect roster in the salary-cap era. The Kings have built a champion through the NHL Draft and deft trades, molding the roster while relying on free agency as little as possible. There is little reason to believe the Kings won't be contenders for the Stanley Cup again in 2015 and beyond.

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Capitals' Mahoney promoted to assistant GM

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 9:26 AM / News

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The Washington Capitals on Monday promoted Ross Mahoney to assistant general manager.

Mahoney, who served as director of amateur scouting for the Capitals the past 16 seasons, will assist and advise new general manager Brian MacLellan in all player-related matters. Mahoney also will oversee the club's developmental programs and the organization's amateur scouting staff.

"Ross is an excellent judge of talent and the success he has enjoyed on the amateur scouting level speaks volumes of his expertise," MacLellan said. "He is a great asset for our hockey operations staff and someone I greatly respect."

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Finnish goalie Husso used draft snub as motivation

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 3:00 AM / 2014 NHL Draft - Philadelphia - June 27-28, 2014

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

Goalie Ville Husso of HIFK in Finland considered it a pretty humbling experience when he wasn't one of the 211 players chosen at the 2013 NHL Draft.

He only dwelled on it for about a millisecond, however. He thought the best tonic was to focus on doing whatever he could to re-establish himself as a legitimate top prospect for the 2014 draft, to be held June 27-28 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

"Not being drafted gave me so much motivation; I practiced harder and gained more speed," Husso said. "I thought I played well and took some big steps."

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Family dynamic part of Dal Colle's relentless drive

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 3:00 AM / 2014 NHL Draft - Philadelphia - June 27-28, 2014

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

Not a day goes by that Michael Dal Colle doesn't consider himself fortunate to have an opportunity to do what he enjoys most: play forward for the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League.

It's something he understood early in life and won't ever take for granted.

His role model is his older brother, Jonluca Dal Colle, who is autistic. His hero is his mother, Wendy Dal Colle, who seven years ago was diagnosed with breast cancer but fought the fight and has been cleared since 2009.

"My mom is a huge role model for me in my life after all she's been through, in raising her kids, a special-needs son; it's pretty powerful," Michael Dal Colle told NHL.com. "Obviously, in the back of my mind, everything I do is for her. I hope I can help her even more in the future."

Dal Colle has two siblings, Jonluca and a sister, Daniela, who played NCAA Division I hockey at Niagara University.

"Jonluca is a great guy and the other role model in my life," Dal Colle said. "He's had it hard, growing up. It's tough, but it has made us a stronger family. It makes me a better person. It's different, but I'm so used to it now and he's someone special in my life for sure; an important addition to the family."

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Avalanche to take O'Reilly to arbitration: report

Sunday, 06.15.2014 / 6:44 PM / News

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The Colorado Avalanche have decided to take forward Ryan O'Reilly to club-elected salary arbitration, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported Sunday.

O'Reilly, 23, could become a restricted free agent on July 1. A finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy, he led the Avalanche with 28 goals and finished third on the team with 64 points. O'Reilly had two penalty minutes in 80 games this season.

O'Reilly signed a two-year, $10 million offer sheet with the Calgary Flames in Feb. 2013, which the Avalanche matched. He had six points (two goals, four assists) in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games this spring. Colorado lost to the Minnesota Wild in the Western Conference First Round.

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Brendan Lemieux proud to model game after father

Sunday, 06.15.2014 / 3:00 AM / 2014 NHL Draft - Philadelphia - June 27-28, 2014

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

Left wing Brendan Lemieux of the Barrie Colts considers himself the silent but deadly type.

As the son of former NHL player and four-time Stanley Cup champion Claude Lemieux, that shouldn't come as a surprise. The family patriarch made a living out of making life miserable for the opposition whenever he stepped on the ice, and it usually worked.

Does dad notice similarities between his style and the way his son now attacks the game?

"Yes, Brendan plays a very similar style of hockey that I did back when I played," Claude Lemieux told NHL.com. "Having said that, it's hard to compare playing today's game versus the old NHL of the '80s and '90s. The game today is less physical and much more of a skill game played at a faster pace, so Brendan is forced to be different than I was because of the way the game is played."

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Portland coach Johnston talks to Canucks: report

Saturday, 06.14.2014 / 9:24 PM / News

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Portland Winterhawks coach Mike Johnston has interviewed to become coach of the Vancouver Canucks, general manager Jim Benning said Friday, according to the Vancouver Sun.

"He has done an excellent job the last five years with Portland," Benning told Team 1040 Radio. "They play an up-tempo, skilled game and he has a history with the Canucks and the organization, so he understands the market. He is going to be a candidate. ... He coaches the style we want our team to play. The interview went well."

Johnston was an assistant under Marc Crawford with the Canucks.

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Red Wings sign Czech Republic forward Nosek

Saturday, 06.14.2014 / 8:58 PM / News

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The Detroit Red Wings have signed left wing Tomas Nosek to a two-year entry-level contract, the team announced Saturday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Nosek, 21, played his third season for HC Pardubice in the Czech ExtraLiga. He led the team with 44 points (19 goals) and a plus-17 rating in 52 games.

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Canadiens sign coach Therrien to contract extension

Saturday, 06.14.2014 / 8:52 PM / News

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The Montreal Canadiens signed coach Michel Therrien to a four-year contract extension Saturday, general manager Marc Bergevin announced.

Therrien completed his second season in his second stint with the Canadiens. The Quebec native coached parts of four seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins before returning to the Canadiens for 2012-13. Montreal has a record of 75-42-13 in the past two seasons.

Therrien has one year remaining on his contract, and the extension will take him through the 2018-19 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"Teams that have success in the National Hockey League have stability. It's an important message to the players," Therrien said Saturday. "We all want the team to progress, and the fact the organization acted to show stability in its coach like this, I take this as a nice vote of confidence."

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