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Quick Hits: Smith Re-Signs, Geoffrion Retires

Dave Reginek

Red Wings News

Wings sign Smith to two-year, $2.525 million deal | ProHockeyTalk
1 down, 2 more to go.

Red Wings would like to make another move or two, but that's not likely to happen before training camp |
So apparently Sammy is still "injured"?!?!

Wings GM Ken Holland on Smith: "We think he can develop into a top-four defenseman." | Red Wings Front
I want him to develop into a top-2 defenseman.

Brendan Smith experienced growing pains as rookie, but Red Wings believe in his potential |

He was really good and then he was really bad. If he can replicate the good then this year will be a success for the young defenseman.

Red Wings announce schedule, ticket information for 2013 NHL Prospects Tournament |

The eight-team event runs from Sept. 5-9 at Centre I.C.E. in Traverse City.

The Left Wing Lock" Blog Archive " Marc McNulty: A Work in Progress
People will be going nulty for McNulty in a few years.

Detroit Red Wings Salary Cap Update: Brendan Smith Signs 2-Year, $2.525 Million Deal | DSS
So we have just over a million left in cap space. Someone needs to be moved before we can re-sign Andersson and Nyquist.

NHL News

Blake Geoffrion ends his comeback, retires from hockey | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
It sucks when a player has to retire this early in his career.

Kovalchuk inks four-year deal with KHL's SKA St Petersburg | TSN
That would make him 34 when this deal is over.

Sabres struggling to trade Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek, says GM -
Vanek should be very trade-able, assuming that they're not asking for an arm and a leg. But Miller on the other hand will be a lot harder to move considering the market for goaltenders isn't the biggest. Most teams have already filled their goaltender needs.

Columbus Blue Jackets, David Savard agree to one-year, two-way deal - The Hockey News
Savard is an "ok" player. At least in Columbus standards.

Islanders, Bailey agree to terms on five-year, $16.5M deal | TSN
The Islanders are quietly making some really solid moves.

Eric Belanger heads for the KHL | ProHockeyTalk
Another NHL player darts to the KHL.

Ron Hextall back with Flyers, probably as their GM when Holmgren’s fired | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Which (for Philadelphia's sake) should be soon.

Bruins firing head of scouting an odd move - The Hockey News

It is an odd move but sometimes you just need change.

Barkov, Lindholm sign entry-level contracts | ProHockeyTalk
The Panthers need Barkov to be a star next season. Especially without Weiss.

Let's Go Red Wings!