Dallas Stars Sign Jason Spezza To A Four-Year Contract Extension

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the team has signed center Jason Spezza to a four-year contract extension. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Spezza, 31, has posted 18 points (4-14=18) in 20 games played during his first season as a Dallas Star. His 14 ...

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StarsInsideEdge.com, Stars Beat Writer
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Habs to honor ex-captain Koivu on Dec. 18

The Montreal Canadiens will pay tribute to one of the longest-tenured captains in franchise history later next month, as Saku Koivu will be honored in a pregame ceremony. Scheduled to take place on Dec. 18, the ceremony will salute Montreal’s first European-born captain; Koivu also shares the reco...

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Heika: Dallas Stars Sign Jason Spezza to 4-Year, $30 million Contract Extension

On the heels of their first home win in eight games, the Dallas Stars are poised to announce they have signed center Jason Spezza to a four-year, $30 million contract extension, per Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News. The Stars acquired Spezza this past summer from the Ottawa Senators in exchange...

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Bob McKenzie , TSN, Sports Reporter
Jason Spezza's contract extension with DAL is four years with an AAV of $7.5M.
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Sam Kasan , Penguins Beat Writer
Pascal Dupuis just made an appearance in the stands at #Pens morning skate with Billy Guerin. Two great humans right there -MC
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Dave Stubbs , Montreal Gazette, Sportswriter
#Habs will honour Saku Koivu before the Dec. 18 Bell Centre game against the Ducks. It should be a wonderful ceremony #HabsIO
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Joe Haggerty , Comcast SportsNet, Sportswriter
Team skipping out on stick salute to ACC fans exactly the kind of brilliant leadership we've come to expect from Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf
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Dave Molinari , Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Sportswriter
Penguins' lines at game-day skate: Kunitz-Crosby-Comeau, Bennett-Sutter-Downie, Spaling-Malkin-Hornqvist and Sill-Goc-Adams.
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CapGeek.com , NHL News and Updates
2015 UFA point leaders sans Spezza: 1. Foligno 18 2. Ribeiro 16 3. St. Louis 15 T4. Soderberg, Vermette, Franson 13t.co/4jSALEKMcA
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NBC Sports , NHL News and Updates
Report: Dallas signs Jason Spezza to four-year, $30 million extension t.co/OhJHRa2xTv
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CapitalsToday.com , Capitals News and Updates
Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal in the third period last night at Colorado. For more, read #CAPS TODAY: t.co/6NwURxYANC
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Tom Gulitti , N.J Bergen Record, Devils Beat Writer
Being that Devils-Oilers is latest game tonight, isn't it inevitable they'll go to OT and we'll see the final dry scrape in NHL history?
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ESPNDallas.com , Sport News and Updates
Dallas Stars extend Jason Spezza for four years t.co/FkCg3HTKJ2
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David Alter , SportsNet 590, Maple Leafs Reporter
#Leafs announce they have loaned David Booth to the #marlies for a conditioning stint. #TMLtalk
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Jonas Siegel , TSN Radio, Leafs Beat Reporter
Joffrey Lupul skating this morning in maroon sweater for injured players. Expectation is that he won't play on Saturday.
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Brandon Worley , DefendingBigD.com, Managing Editor
Quick take: Like the deal. Had to pay premium price for shorter term and it sets up future contracts for Benn/Seguin perfectly.
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CapGeek.com , NHL News and Updates
2015 UFA TOI leaders: 1. M. Staal 23.0 2. Beauchemin 22.8 3. Sekera 22.4 4. Martin 22.2 5. Zidlicky 21.6 6. Boychuk 21.5 7. Hejda 21.1
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Sam Kasan , Penguins Beat Writer
Rick Tocchet working with the top PP unit down in one end while the rest of the team does shooting drills on Greiss at the other end -MC
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Damien Cox , Toronto Star, Sportswriter
Good for Jason Spezza. But four years @ $7.5 m for a 31-year-old on pace to score less than 20 goals this season?
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Chris Kuc , Chicago Tribune, NHL Writer
In addition to Danault recall, #Blackhawks place forward Patrick Sharp on long-term injured reserve
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Brad Gardner , DefendingBigD.com, Hockey Blogger
It's Official: Jason Spezza will be in Dallas for at least four more years t.co/k5iHXZWqLk
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Chris Kuc , Chicago Tribune, NHL Writer
#Blackhawks have recalled forward Phillip Danault from Rockford.
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Mark Lazerus , Chicago Sun Times, Blackhawks Beat Writer
#Blackhawks put Patrick Sharp on LTIR retroactively, recall Phillip Danault.
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Dave Molinari , Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Sportswriter
Fleury is the first goalie off. Presumably starts tonight.
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Seth Rorabaugh , Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pens Beat Writer
Fleury first goalie off. Greiss schedule to start tomorrow.
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Stephen Whyno , Canadien Press, NHL Reporter
#Caps fans will remember Danault from such trades as the Troy Brouwer one.
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Mike Heika , Dallas Morning News, Stars Beat Writer
Stars make it official and announce contract extension for Jason Spezza t.co/Jkr6zUEn7M
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Stephen Whyno , Canadien Press, NHL Reporter
#Blackhawks put Patrick Sharp on LTIR, recall 2011 first-round pick Phillip Danault.
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Patrick Williams , NHL.com, Winnipeg Jets Beat Reporter
ICYMI...RED WINGS 4, JETS 3BOXSCOREt.co/v0euKV5bnS...
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Jonas Siegel , TSN Radio, Leafs Beat Reporter
Joffrey Lupul skating this morning in maroon sweater for injured players. Expectation is that he won't play on Saturday.
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Michael Russo , Minneapolis Star Tribune, NHL Reporter
Zucker is the sixth NHLer to tally a go-ahead goal in the final minute of regulation this season, all of which have come on the road #mnwild
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David Staples , Edmonton Journal, Hockey Writer
#Oilers power play leaks goals & scoring chances against under Eakins. It's not just bad luck. t.co/jo3GmUGnd4 t.co/iHX9qV
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Bruce Hollingdrake , TheHockeyWriters.com, Editor In Chief
Blues Reliance on STL Line Is the Team's Achille's Heel - t.co/NWFrSvdqFk #hockey #THW t.co/j4DHbUawcp
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Sam Kasan , Penguins Beat Writer
Rick Tocchet working with the top PP unit down in one end while the rest of the team does shooting drills on Greiss at the other end -MC
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Damien Cox , Toronto Star, Sportswriter
Good for Jason Spezza. But four years @ $7.5 m for a 31-year-old on pace to score less than 20 goals this season?
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Michael Russo , Minneapolis Star Tribune, NHL Reporter
For the many people who asked, Koivu stayed on the bench last night in case the game went to a shootout. #mnwild
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Aaron Portzline , Columbus Dispatch, Blue Jacket Writer
#CBJ D Tim Erixon looks to be a healthy scratch tonight vs #Bruins
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Source: Stars set to announce four-year contract for center Jason Spezza Friday

The Stars today are expected to announce a four-year contract extension for $30 million for Jason Spezza, according to an NHL source. The 31-year-old center can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but appears to be ready to make a commitment to the Stars. Spezza is finishing up a seven-year...

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Mike Heika
Dallas Morning News, Stars Beat Writer
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Wild wins a nail-biter over Philadelphia on Zucker's late goal

PHILADELPHIA – Kicking trash cans, slamming doors, telling players they’re “embarrassing” … mild-mannered Chuck Fletcher would probably never do what Flyers counterpart Ron Hextall reportedly did Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. “I usually let the coaches do that,” joked Fletc...

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Michael Russo
Minneapolis Star Tribune, NHL Reporter
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Caps Edge Avs on Ovechkin's Third-Period Strike

Alex Ovechkin’s highlight reel goal late in the third period enabled the Washington Capitals to take a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Denver on Thursday night. Ovechkin’s goal gave the Caps their third lead of the night, and they protected it over the final five-plus minutes to end a...

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Mike Vogel
WashingtonCaps.com, Senior Writer
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Ducks’ Kesler on booing ‘Does it hurt? Yeah’

Center Ryan Kesler made his much anticipated return to Vancouver on Thursday night and his Ducks teammates helped him out edging the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 in a shootout. The Canucks paid tribute to Kesler, who spent 10 seasons in Vancouver, pre-game with a video montage. However, once the puck dropp...

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Flyers losing streak at four following loss to Wild

A night after Flyers GM Ron Hextall called his team’s performance “embarrassing” following a 2-0 loss in New York, Philadelphia responded with a 3-2 home ice loss to the Minnesota Wild Thursday. Jason Zucker scored the game-winner with 46 seconds remaining in the third. Nino Niederreiter and M...

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Canadiens silence some whispers with loud statement

MONTREAL -- Max Pacioretty said he didn't hear the chatter, but he knew it was out there. He knew because his Montreal Canadiens were feeling it. The Canadiens entered this week atop the NHL standings with a rough stretch of four games staring them directly in the face: The Pittsburgh Penguins and S...

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Blackhawks start circus trip with a win over Flames

The Chicago Blackhawks began their seven-game circus road trip with a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. The trip is caused by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus taking over the United Center for the next 10 days. The Blackhawks are 20-9-2 during the yearly trip since coac...

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Kane, Hawks beat Flames at own game

CALGARY, Alberta – This isn’t the first time the Calgary Flames have given a team fits, and it certainly won’t be the last. The Chicago Blackhawks got a first taste in a 2-1 overtime loss Oct. 15 at the United Center), and Thursday’s meeting at Scotiabank Saddledome came right down to the wi...

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Jesse Rogers
ESPN.com, NHL Writer
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Surging Patrick Kane lifts Blackhawks to victory over Flames

Blackhawks 1 min CALGARY, Alberta — A feel-good start almost turned into a gut-punch of a game, but Patrick Kane scored with 10:47 left in the third period to lift the Blackhawks to a messy 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. The Hawks have won four of their last five games. Kan...

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Mark Lazerus
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Ovechkin gives the Caps a 3-2 victory in Denver

Leading 2-1 heading into the final period, the Avalanche tied the game at 2-2 on a goal from Tyson Barrie. But Alex Ovechkin scored a brilliant goal to lift the Caps to a victory. Hear it here, as Washington wins on the road in Denver. "Click here to listen to Alex Ovechkin's game-winning goal, Caps...

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Washington Capitals, Play-by-Play
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Adam Clendening scores first NHL goal in Blackhawks debut

CSN Staff Thursday was a night of firsts for Adam Clendening. It was the first period of his first NHL game. And then he added his first NHL goal. Clendening was the first goal-scorer for the Blackhawks in Thursday night's Circus Trip opener in Calgary. Clendening's score put the Hawks up, 1-0, on t...

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They don't get much Weise-r than this. #Habs lead 2-1. STLvsMTLt.co/9HhGJo65ey
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John Tavares willing to sacrifice scoring for team wins

advertisement | advertise on newsday It may seem that John Tavares isn't producing up to his recent high standards through 18 games and technically, that viewpoint is correct. His 18 points, heading into Friday night's game against the Penguins in Pittsburgh, has Tavares a bit off his 18-game starts...

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Ducks get Rene Bourque in swap

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks have traded defenseman Bryan Allen to the Montreal Canadiens for forward Rene Bourque. In acquiring veteran blueliner Bryan Allen from the Ducks in exchange for forward Rene Bourque, Habs general manager Marc Bergevin shed himself of a contract that had term past...

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