Tough and surprising news for Dustin Jeffrey owners - he signed a two-way deal for this season, with it becoming a one-way deal next year. The guy is NHL ready. He has proven that he belongs...but this opens the door for an AHL demotion. Meanwhile, Pascal Dupuis, who isn't fit to tie Jeffrey's skates, is an NHLer. Yes, I'm a Jeffrey owner.
I figured that he would go, because he didn't fit in on any Edmonton lines. And now he's gone. Andrew Cogliano to the Ducks for a second rounder. Analysis to come this afternoon. Also, Ma's back with the Wild West
Cody Bass has signed with the Columbus organization. Oh, it's that time of year again...
Detroit has signed Joey MacDonald to be their No.3 goaltender for the next two seasons. Still hunting for a backup (and I think it will be Ty Conklin).
If I’m Mike Duco, rather than wussing out over comments said weeks ago, I would just go with it. Tweet something like “Just arrived in Vancouver. Time to show the Sedins when to hit the ice and make it look good” and then “kidding, of course. Can’t wait to meet two elite superstars”. You know? Own up to it, joke with it a bit, and then put it behind him.
The Sens have signed d-men Tim Conboy and Lee Sweatt to two-way contracts. Sweatt’s is for two years.
Washington prospect Cody Eakin is arriving in camp with the intention of making the team. Maybe, over Mathieu Perreault’s dead body!
Devils’ rearguard Matt Taormina’s surgically repaired left ankle is “holding up”, per the Star-Ledger.
Jeff Angus wrote his 10,000th post in the forum yesterday. He's the fourth to hit that milestone.
Speaking of forums - in case you figured that the DobberBaseball buzz would fade over time like all the other years...wrong! Still going strong over there, with several fresh posts in the forum every day and a handful of answers to each each thread. Any baseball questions, head over there and the gang will answer them - I even give my two cents if I feel qualified, which is surprisingly often!
Upper Deck teaches these young players how to deal with different kinds of fans (tongue-in-cheek), including the fantasy hockey enthusiast who yells at Brayden Schenn…
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