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Financial terms were not disclosed. Tropp, 24, scored two goals and finished with 11 points in 53 games last season. He was claimed off waivers from the Buffalo Sabres on Nov. 28 and went on to lead the Blue Jackets with a plus-11 rating in 44 games, steadily moving up the lineup with his hard-nosed approach. “You have to go into the hard areas, and I’ve always had that mentality ever since I was a little kid,” Tropp said in April. “Even then, I was going into the corner 100 mph and trying to get it.” The Blue Jackets also signed defenseman Cody Goloubef to a one-year, two-way contract. Goloubef, 24, has one goal in 17 career NHL games spanning three seasons with the Blue Jackets. — The Chicago Blackhawks hired Jimmy Waite as the team’s goaltending coach. Waite appeared in 58 games with the Blackhawks over parts of eight seasons from 1988-97. “I’m very excited to come back to the Chicago Blackhawks, the team that drafted me in 1987” said Waite. “I look forward to working with Corey (Crawford) and Antti (Raanta), and to help contribute to the success of this organization.” Waite spent the past three seasons as the goaltending coach for the Chicoutimi Sagueneens of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League following the end of his 22-year playing career. — Ottawa general manager and executive vice president Bryan Murray was recently diagnosed with cancer. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nhl-roundup-oilers-sign-d-231729685–nhl.html

Sources: Kane, Toews agree for $84M | abc7.com

There are still plenty of role players available who are capable of helping teams looking to fill specific voids, though. One positive about waiting until the dust settles following that initial surge is the price tags. Teams are usually forced to overpay in order to acquire the top available free agents due to the high level of interest. Now, general managers can search for good value on short-term deals. So while there aren’t any signings that are going to shift the league’s balance of power, there are still some players who can make an impact. Let’s check out some of the latest rumors concerning a potential second wave of additions. Mike Ribeiro Ribeiro signed with the newly renamed Arizona Coyotes last summer to provide the team with some scoring depth. He did that by chipping in 47 points. But Sarah McLellan of The Arizona Republic passed along comments from general manager Don Maloney, who said the team let him go for off-ice issues: Maloney: “Mike had some real behavioral issues we felt we could not tolerate going forward.” Sarah McLellan (@azc_mclellan) June 27, 2014 The exact nature of those problems is unknown. The question for other teams is whether his talent is worth taking a chance on. Based on a report from Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona the answer is seemingly a resounding yes: Hearing that as many as 6 teams have kicked the tires on possibly signing center Mike Ribeiro, recently bought out by the #Coyotes . source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2120076-nhl-free-agency-2014-latest-rumors-on-mike-ribeiro-and-more-available-assets

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Spoiler: all your options are lame, and lamely similar. [ Days of Y’Orr ] An interview with Darryl Metcalf, the man behind the excellent Extraskater.com . [ Hockey in Society ] Capitals forward Tom Wilson has a fractured fibula after a fall last week. He’s expected to join the team during training camp. [ CSN Washington ] The Sharks have re-signed James Sheppard on a one-year deal. [ Sharks ] Steve Hamilton has been promoted to head coach of the Edmonton Oil Kings. [ Buzzing the Net ] Ken Wiebe talks to Marc Savard , who misses the game.Ive been able to deal with it and move on from it, but the first couple years were really tough, especially going back to Boston. I still go back once a month to see the doctors. I miss (hockey) it, theres no question about it. I still watch the game and keep in contact with some guys Im still close with. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/catching-up-with-marc-savard–no-more-offer-sheets–green-to-red-wings—puck-headlines-161505260.html

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(Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune) The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane on eight-year contract extensions, which run through the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. A formal press conference will be held at the United Center next week, with day and time being announced at a later date. Toews, 26, became the youngest captain in Blackhawks history, third-youngest in NHL history, on July 18, 2008 and has guided the organization to two Stanley Cup championships during his time in Chicago. He became the second-youngest player to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP following the Blackhawks 2010 championship, the franchises first title in 49 years. He won the NHLs Frank J. Selke Trophy, given annually to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game, in 2013 and was a finalist for the award in 2011 and 2014. Toews was also a finalist for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHLs top rookie in 2008 and was selected for the NHL All-Star Game in 2009, 2011 and 2012. He was named to the NHLs Second All-Star Team following the 2013 campaign. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native has recorded 440 points (195g, 245a) in 484 career regular-season games with the Blackhawks, since making his debut during the 2007-08 campaign. He shares fifth on the franchises all-time list in game-winning goals (six), is 20th in goals, 22nd in points and is tied for 27th in assists. source: http://wgnradio.com/2014/07/09/blackhawks-agree-to-terms-with-toews-and-kane/

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There’s nothing we want more as players than to continue to win Stanley Cups for the best hockey fans on the planet.” Kane shared similar feelings. “It’s great to be able to continue my career in Chicago. Playing with the best organization in sports and the best fans in the game is a blessing,” he said in a statement. “Since I was drafted by the Blackhawks, the people of Chicago have really embraced me and treated me with nothing but respect. I look forward to many more years of success with the Blackhawks.” Kane and Toews, both top-5 draft picks, began their NHL careers together for the Blackhawks in 2007, and they have been behind the franchise’s resurgence the last seven seasons. Chicago has won two Stanley Cup titles, has reached four Western Conference finals and has made six consecutive playoff appearances since their arrival. “Jonathan and Patrick have become cornerstones of this franchise during their time in Chicago,” Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said in a statement. “We are excited to ensure they will continue to lead our organization for years to come.” Kane, 25, has 178 goals and 315 assists in 515 career regular-season games, as well as 37 goals and 54 assists in 93 playoff games. He was awarded the 2008 Calder Memorial Trophy and the 2013 Conn Smythe Trophy. Toews, 26, has 195 goals and 245 assists in 484 career regular-season games, including 29 goals and 52 assists in 94 playoff games. source: http://abc7.com/sports/hawks-lock-up-kane-toews/172029/


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