O’Byrne signs

Ryan O’Byrne has signed a three-year contract worth $2.825 million. He will make $700,000 this season, $725,000 in 2009-’10 and $1.4 million in the final season of the deal.

O’Byrne made $590,000 last season.

The signing

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Free hockey? What a concept!

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Spotted at Buonanotte last night ...

KIDDING!

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Blockbuster?

Hot trade rumour in the Ottawa Sun:

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Development camp photos

Habs I/O poster Amanda Stein – aka Steiner – took a whack of photos at the development camp.

You can check them out at http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2074704&l=2c7bc&id=48301252

It’s official

John Tavares, come on down!

The NHL has announced the 2009 draft will take place at the Bell Centre next June 26-27 – a few weeks  after  the

Number 17 in your program, number one in your heart

The Canadiens web site reports Georges Laraque will wear number 17 this season.

Laraque was number 27 in Phoenix and Pittsburgh, but that's taken in Montreal.

Laraque will

More on Nolan, and the Stanley crapper

Larry Brooks, in the New York Post, writes Ted Nolan's fate was sealed in early March when he didn't play Rick DiPietro in a home-and-home series against

Nolan gassed … again

What is it with Ted Nolan?

He's been fired, with a year left on his contract, by the Islanders.

They're the team that finally hired Nolan after

In the absence of news …

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