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Two For Roughing: NHL News And Notes [July 19, 2013]

. Mandatory Credit: Scott Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

 

As we hockey fans eagerly await the release of the 2013-2014 NHL Schedule, we will keep you busy with our daily news piece. Keeping you updated on everything that is going on within the league.

Latest News

  • The Los Angeles Kings sign captain Dustin Brown to an eight-year extension, worth $5.875 mill per year.

-This is a huge deal for the Kings. They lock up their captain for eight years, guaranteeing that they will be a contender for many of those years. Also, this is an extension that I could see Callahan getting. Maybe a little less money, but around the same length. 

  • Avs sign Matt Duchene to a five-year extension, financial terms of the deal were not announced. The deal kicks at the start of the 2014-15 season.

-Geez, with all these extensions on good players, you gotta think Stepan’s is coming soon, right? 

  • Former Kings defenseman Rob Blake will return to LA as Assistant GM, and right-hand man to Dean Lombardi.

-The Kings are going to be contenders for many years to come, and bringing Rob Blake in will further their postseason success. 

  • NY Islanders sign Thomas Hickey to a two-year deal. Terms of the deal were not announced, but Newsday reports that the total value is $1.35 million.

-Smart signing for the Islanders. Hickey is a good d-man and will help them in the future as they continue on the rise to NHL stardom. 

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Topics: National Hockey League, New York Rangers, News, Notes

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  • Centerman

    I bet as soon as the Brown signing was announced, Callahan’s agent sent him a box of chocolate and/or flowers. The 2 are so close in comparison it’s rediculous. Brown is the more accomplished player but Callahan is right there with him as far as career stats go. Callahan continues to improve offensively every year he’s in the league. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him break 20 goals again this year even with a shortened season due to injury. It’s also conceivable that it might take him a while to get back to his level of play. Even once he returns. Though its been said labrum injuries heal quicker than the time allotted for them and both he and Hagelin could be back for the start of the regular season.
    Maybe now that an ex LA King is in the GM’s office in LA. The Kings might not be Philly West anymore.