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New Islanders owner still trying to figure out Brooklyn (Puck Daddy)

By at 15 July, 2016, 9:51 am

New York Islanders co-owner Jon Ledecky, who along with Scott Malkin formally took over the team at the beginning of July, says a lot of things you want to hear. Like how he physically reacts to reading complaints from players’ wives about Barclays Center. You can read more from Ledecky with the Daily News and Newsday, as he held some media availability this week.

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Bruins visit China; Cherry on Tenors; Conacher back in Tampa (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

By at 14 July, 2016, 10:17 am

Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com. Bruins

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NHL Las Vegas team name McPhee as first general manager (Reuters)

By at 13 July, 2016, 11:22 pm

(Reuters) – The NHL’s new Las Vegas franchise named George McPhee as their first ever general manager on Wednesday as the expansion teamcontinues to build towards their debut in the 2017-18 season. Las Vegas received approval to become the NHL’s 31st …

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Ledecky glad for transition time to ownership of Islanders (The Associated Press)

By at 13 July, 2016, 5:33 pm

Jon Ledecky values the two-year transition period he and Scott Malkin had before taking over control of the New York Islanders this month. Ledecky visited every NHL arena and met with about 20 team presidents, picking their brains about the best pract…

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McPhee named first GM of new NHL Vegas club (AFP)

By at 13 July, 2016, 5:11 pm

The National Hockey League’s newest expansion franchise may not have a nickname or a logo just yet but they do have general manager. George McPhee, who led the Washington Capitals to the Stanley Cup final in his first season as GM there, was named the…

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Las Vegas NHL expansion team hires George McPhee as GM (The Associated Press)

By at 13 July, 2016, 5:04 pm

As general manager of the NHL’s expansion Las Vegas franchise, George McPhee wants to build a team that will entertain fans in a unique market and bring hockey’s hallowed trophy to the desert sooner rather than later. Named the first GM in franchise h…

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The education of George McPhee, Las Vegas GM (Puck Daddy)

By at 13 July, 2016, 4:55 pm

Las Vegas exists for flights of fancy. George McPhee doesn’t need to dream of a fresh start or a new life, as many of his NHL general managerial brethren do, because Las Vegas owner Bill Foley has handed them to him. The NHL’s Las Vegas expansion franchise will be built from the ground up in George McPhee’s image.

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Las Vegas NHL team name George McPhee as GM (Puck Daddy)

By at 12 July, 2016, 6:24 pm

Nearly three weeks after watching his son take the next step in his hockey career by getting drafted, George McPhee is set to begin the next chapter of his career by taking on the job of general manager for the Las Vegas expansion franchise. McPhee, who has been working as a special advisor to New York Islanders GM Garth Snow since September, was officially announced Wednesday in Las Vegas as the franchise’s first general manager. McPhee will bring plenty of experience to the gig having spent 17 years as GM of the Washington Capitals, helping setup an infrastructure within the organization that helped turned the team in perennial contenders.

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Molson happy with Subban trade; Leafs vs. Pokémon (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

By at 12 July, 2016, 12:13 pm

• Montreal Canadiens president Geoff Molson gave his blessing for the P.K. Subban trade and believes his team is better off for it. • Montreal is following suit of many AHL-NHL franchises by moving their affiliate from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Laval, Quebec to be closer to the big club starting with the 2017-18 season. • The Canadiens are holding a contest for fans to name the new AHL team.

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Subban loses no-trade clause; Yakupov’s practice habits (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

By at 11 July, 2016, 12:00 pm

• Jim Slaters is fascinated by this table. • Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel underwent hand surgery recently, but is expected to be ready for training camp. According to general manager Jim Rutherford, Kessel suffered the issue before last season started.

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