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HOCKEY OR DIE - THERE'S LOTS OF HOCKEY LEFT TO BE PLAYED!

Derek Stepan Elects For Player Arbitration

By Neill Fowler

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per NHLPA: derek stepan has filed for arbitration.

— Neill Fowler (@NYRblogneill) July 5, 2015

Most of us know the routine by now… Stepan electing arbitration means he can’t be offer sheeted by another team. Just part of the process. Arbitration hearings start two weeks from tomorrow.

Meanwhile out in Anaheim, Carl Hagelin did not elect arbitration. Come on Gorton, give Hags a phone call….

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Source:: NY Rangers Blog

Want to train like an NHLer? Beat the @#$% out of your body first

By Ronnie Shuker

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Imagine four weeks of acupuncture, saunas and hot tubs. There are yoga, Pilates, meditation and tai chi sessions, too. And don’t forget the massage therapists, stretch therapists and chiropractors at your disposal. Oh yeah, and sleep, lots of sleep. It’s mandatory.

Sounds like a blissful all-inclusive vacation, doesn’t it? Except there’s no mile-long white-sand beach or five-star hotel. No sun tanning, sipping margaritas or napping on lounge chairs. Just a gym and a long summer of training ahead.

When NHLers start training in the off-season, they don’t begin by pounding out squats, deadlifts and bench presses. Heck, they usually won’t lift anything …read more

Source:: Post To Post

Goaltender Braden Holtby joins Marcus Johansson in player-elected arbitration

By Alex Prewitt

Goaltender Braden Holtby joins Marcus Johansson in player-elected arbitration

Goaltender Braden Holtby filed for player-elected arbitration before Sunday’s 5 p.m. deadline, joining forward Marcus Johansson as those Washington Capitals seeking contract mediation, his agent said via text. The Capitals had previously extended Holtby a deal general manager Brian MacLellan described at the NHL draft as “a good offer” and “competitive,” expressing belief it would be finalized […]

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Source:: Capitals Insider

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