Jun 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) and goalie Tuukka Rask (40) make a save against Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) during the second period in game six of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Harry How/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Two For Roughing: NHL News And Notes [August 1, 2013]

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We have now entered the month of August. The death month for hockey websites. Most players are now either on vacation or relaxing in their upscale apartments/houses. But as for us, we still have to find things to write about. This month is not a fun one for writers. It grinds us to the core as we have to find the littlest of things to write about to keep the sites running smoothly. So, thanks to this daily piece, we will have at least one post going up each day. Although there may not be much news to read about. Speaking of news….

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The Florda Panthers have signed former Ranger Scott Gomez to a one-year contract reportedly worth $900,000. Remember when Gomez was on the Rangers? Yeah those were not fun times. He was once a good player when he was in his prime. But that was a while ago, and he has aged since then. He may not be the player he once was, but he still adds depth and veteran status to an already depleted Panthers offense.

The Calgary Flames have signed defenseman TJ Brodie to a two-year, $4.25 million contract. Brodie, who was a restricted free agent this summer, played 47 games for the Flames last season. He had 14 points (two goals). He also played 35 games for Calgary’s AHL affiliate, the Abbotsford Heat, where he totaled 20 points. Brodie was Calgary’s fourth-round pick (No. 114) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Now, Brodie isn’t going to come into Calgary and save the day. After their recent loss of Jarome Iginla, right now they are in rebuilding mode. Signing Brodie is just the start of the stage as they continue down their road towards playoff contenders.

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