May 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New York Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (4), center Derick Brassard (16), defenseman Dan Girardi (5) and left wing Mats Zuccarello (36) congratulate New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) on a goal against the Boston Bruins during second period in game two of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

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

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. 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.

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  • 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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