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How Jimmy Howard Will Bounce Back After A Rough 2013-14 Season - Octopus Thrower
With a more stable, and healthy, defense, in addition to being healthier himself, Howard should be able to play better next season. He has proven that he can be a very good netminder, but he needs to prove this on a far more consistent basis.

HockeyFest tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday | Detroit Free Press
This year's HockeyFest is on September 14th at Joe Louis Arena.

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P.K. Subban, Canadiens beat arbitration ruling, sign eight-year, $72 million deal | Puck Daddy
The deal was a bit higher than I expected it to be, especially when you consider that Subban's asking price was lower than what he received. It is a lot of money to tie into one player, but at the same point, it is not too much for a player of his quality.

Lightning hand Bishop a two-year, $11.9M extension | ProHockeyTalk
On a two-year deal, this is a good value for Tampa Bay. They did not want to give him too many years, mostly due to the fact that he has played barely over 100 games in the NHL.

Ducks to retire Teemu Selanne's No. 8 before game in January - SBNation.com
This was bound to occur. Personally, I am not a big fan of him, but he deserves the honor.

Report: Loiselle to replace Shanahan as VP of Player Safety | ProHockeyTalk
Does this mean that the Loiselleban is a thing now? I hope not.

Ducks sign Maroon to 3-year contract extension - Sportsnet.ca

Patrick Maroon scored 11 goals and 29 points for the Ducks last season.

Subban: Sticking with Montreal ‘wasn’t about the dollar signs’ | ProHockeyTalk
I think that he would have been payed the same, or nearly the same, as what Montreal gave him, had he theoretically left town in a year or two. The Canadiens, and its fans, seem to love the guy. And, you really cannot blame them.

Jets sign F Galiardi to one-year, $750k deal | TSN
T.J. Galiardi scored four goals and 17 points for the Flames last season.

NHL Stadium Series returning to California in February 2015? - CBSSports.com

California is in one of the worst droughts in the state's history, and there seems to be no end in sight. How can they possibly justify using thousands of gallons of precious water in order to maintain a respectable coat of ice for a few days? Regardless of the positive economic impact, the state should not be fining its citizens for sprinkling their garden, when the state itself is using the water for purposes such as this.

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