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Jan
12

Brian Burke has been relieved of his duties as General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The gruff, no nonsense manager said he was as shocked as everyone else in the hockey world when he was told. The Leafs replaced Burke with Dave Nonis, the same man who succeeded him as GM of the Vancouver Canucks back in 2004 when the Canucks fired Burke.

At a press conference, Burke fielded questions in his own, inimitable style. See what Burke had to say here.

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Jan
12

The Anaheim Ducks announced that a familiar face will be joining the coaching staff now that the start of the 2012-13 season is drawing near. Former Ducks captain and veteran defenseman Scott Niedermayer, who retired as a player in 2010 but returned to work as an operations consultant with the team’s Player Development program, has accepted a position as assistant coach to the team’s head coach Bruce Boudreau. Niedermayer joins returning assistant coaches Bob Woods and Brad Lauer.

Although he will only travel with the team sporadically, Niedermayer will attend most practices and home games. However, rather than join the rest of the coaching staff behind the bench, he will instead watch from above the rink and offer his suggestions based on observations from that vantage point.

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Sep
17

Following the expiration of the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement at midnight on Saturday, September 15, the league issued a statement to fans:

Despite the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the National Hockey League has been, and remains, committed to negotiating around the clock to reach a new CBA that is fair to the Players and to the 30 NHL teams…

This is a time of year for all attention to be focused on the ice, not on a meeting room. The League, the Clubs and the Players all have a stake in resolving our bargaining issues appropriately and getting the puck dropped as soon as possible. We owe it to each other, to the game and, most of all, to the fans.

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Sep
06

The murky details of the arbitration requested by former Anaheim Ducks defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky are becoming a bit clearer. What is at question is whether or not his no-trade clause was in effect at the time he was traded by the Los Angeles Kings to the Edmonton Oilers, and then to the Anaheim Ducks who have now dealt him to the New York Islanders.

Visnovsky made his case to an arbiter this week. If the arbiter rules in his favor, Visnovsky could remain a Duck for the final season of his contract. However, if the ruling goes against him, he would end up with the New York Islanders – the team to which Anaheim traded him in June. NHL fans await the ruling.

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Sep
05

With the NHL Players Association (NHLPA) currently in discussions with the league over the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), new rumors have surfaced about Anaheim Ducks winger Teemu Selanne. The Finnish Flash agreed to another one-year contract to play for Anaheim in 2012-13 (his 20th season in the NHL); however, with CBA talks ongoing and a player lockout as a possibility, where Selanne actually plays in the fall could be surprising.

It’s been speculated that the future Hall of Famer could end up playing for his former Finnish club, Jokerit Helsinki. After the Ducks began the 2011-2012 season playing against Jokerit, Selanne might agree to play for Jokerit again should the NHL lockout its players. The Ducks’ elder statesman hasn’t rendered a decision yet but says he’ll wait to see how talks go between the Players Association and the NHL.

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