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  • Andrei Markov has displayed great durability
    Andrei Markov has become an iron man over the past four seasons.

    Advice: He has missed just two games during that span and they were both to give him some rest before the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "Touch wood," Markov said. "I just try to follow my routine every day. To be honest with you, it's not easy. But you realize you have no choice - you have to take care of yourself, be well rested and well prepared. That's what I try to do, and I enjoy every day." He also stated that he adds something new to his off-season training each year to challenge and improve himself. Markov has skated in 928 career NHL contests, which puts him on track for game No. 1,000 at home against the Ottawa Senators on March 19 if his durability remains intact. Rotoworld.com 51 minutes ago
  • McDavid would take captaincy very seriously
    Connor McDavid would be honored if he ended up being named the captain of the Edmonton Oilers.

    Advice: "Obviously. If I was ever the captain at any point I think it would be one of the greatest honors and one of the accomplishments that I would definitely take the most seriously," McDavid told the Toronto Sun. "I don't want to comment on it too much, but obviously it would be an unbelievable feeling." Edmonton may got without a captain in 2016-17, but it probably won't be long before McDavid is wearing the "C." Rotoworld.com Today, 3:46 pm
  • S. Harrington gets 1-year deal from Columbus
    Scott Harrington has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

    Advice: He split time between the AHL and NHL last season with the Marlies and the Maple Leafs, respectively. Harrington, who was acquired by Columbus in the off-season in exchange for Kerby Rychel, has played in 25 games at the big-league level over the last two years. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:37 pm
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  • T.J. Tynan signs two-way deal with CBJ
    Columbus has agreed to terms with T.J. Tynan on a one-year, two-way deal.

    Advice: He played in 76 games with the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL last season and he collected 46 points, including 40 assists. Tynan was a third-round pick of the Blue Jackets in the 2011 NHL Draft. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:31 pm
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  • Blue Jackets re-sign Alex Broadhurst
    Alex Broadhurst has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with Columbus.

    Advice: He registered 10 goals and 36 points in 60 games with the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters last season. Broadhurst was acquired from Chicago in the Brandon Saad trade. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:27 pm
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  • Contract talks advancing with Connor Murphy
    Arizona is making headway in negotiations with Connor Murphy.

    Advice: The restricted free agent defender posted 17 points in 78 games with the Coyotes last year. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:18 am
  • DeKeyser, Wings talking long-term contract
    Danny DeKeyser's arbitration hearing is set for Thursday, but an agreement on a long-term deal could be finalized before that.

    Advice: "Ideally, Danny would like to do a longer-term deal. The club would like to do a longer-term deal," GM Ken Holland said. "Since they filed, this period of negotiation and time to do your brief for an arbitration hearing has mostly been about discussions on a longer-term deal. We talked Thursday, we talked Friday, we're going to talk again today." He can only receive a one-year deal if his case is heard. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:32 am
  • Leafs sign Peter Holland to 1-year deal
    Peter Holland has signed a one-year, $1.3 million deal with Toronto.

    Advice: He tallied nine goals and 27 points in 65 games with the Leafs last season. Holland is projected to be a fourth-line player if he plays at the NHL level in 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:09 am
  • Jordan Staal may follow Eric as next captain
    Jordan Staal could be the next captain of the Carolina Hurricanes.

    Advice: The Hurricanes haven't had a captain since Feb. 28 following the trade of Jordan's brother, Eric. Justin Faulk is considered to be another strong contender to wear the "C," but Staal has more experience in the league and a Stanley Cup ring. He was also a key contributor last season, especially during the second half. The Hurricanes won't rush the decision and it's possible that they could enter the year with multiple assistants. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:51 am
  • Tim Schaller hopeful to crack B's lineup
    Tim Schaller believes he has a shot at a roster spot with Boston out of training camp.

    Advice: "Boston was a good fit," said the New Hampshire native. "We think I'm better than the prospects, so we thought it was a good fit. Hopefully I can beat out a bunch of guys for a job." Schaller spent most of the 2015-16 campaign in the minors with Buffalo, while generating three points in 17 appearances with the Sabres when he was called up. If he manages to land a spot with the team then it would probably be a fourth-line role. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:38 am
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  • Brayden Schenn, Flyers agree to 4-year deal
    Brayden Schenn has agreed to a four-year contract with Philadelphia.

    Advice: The new deal carries an annual average of $5.125 million. The two sides narrowly avoided salary arbitration. Schenn just had the most productive season of his NHL career in 2015-16. He compiled 26 goals and 59 points in 80 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:25 am
  • Lightning re-up with Yanni Gourde
    Yanni Gourde has inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

    Advice: He accounted for 14 goals and 44 points in 65 games with Syracuse of the AHL last season. Gourde also suited up in two contests for the Lightning and he picked up one assist. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:18 am
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  • Petr Mrazek looking for $5M per season
    Petr Mrazek is seeking $5 million per season through arbitration.

    Advice: Detroit is reportedly offering $2.7 million and $3.15 million over a two-year deal. Mrazek was taken team-elected arbitration and his hearing is set for July 27. The 24-year-old netminder became the top option between the pipes for the Red Wings in 2015-16 and he is due for a big raise in salary. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:46 am
  • John McFarland joins the Liiga
    John McFarland has agreed to terms with SaiPa of the Finnish Elite League.

    Advice: He will make the Liiga his home this season after he didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Panthers. McFarland appeared in three games with Florida last season and he produced 24 points in 56 matches with Portland of the AHL. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:21 am
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  • Ducks re-sign Stefan Noesen
    Stefan Noesen has re-signed with the Ducks on a one-year deal.

    Advice: He will earn $600,000 at the NHL level or $70,000 in the AHL, according to generalfanager.com. Noesen had 10 goals and 32 points in 65 minor-league games with the San Diego Gulls last year. He has appeared in just two NHL contests over the last two seasons. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:37 am
  • Peter Holland asks for $2.1 million
    Peter Holland has requested a salary of $2.1 million.

    Advice: Toronto has countered at $900,000. Holland had nine goals and 27 points in 65 contests last season while averaging 14:40 minutes per game. Keep in mind that while $2.1 million seems high for Holland, it's a negotiating point rather than what he likely expects to get. That said, Toronto strengthened its negotiating position by putting him on waivers. Every other team passed on the opportunity to claim him. His arbitration hearing is scheduled for July 25. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:12 pm
  • Peter Holland isn't claimed on waivers
    Peter Holland went unclaimed on waivers.

    Advice: That should help the Maple Leafs build their case for a reduced salary for Holland. After all, every other team in the league just had the opportunity to take him and no one stepped up to do so. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:08 pm
  • Brayden Schenn asks for $5.5 million salary
    Brayden Schenn is requesting a one-year, $5.5 million contract.

    Advice: The Philadelphia Flyers are countering with a two-year contract that would pay him $4.25 million in 2016-17 and $4,369,425 in 2017-18. This is all being presented ahead of his arbitration hearing scheduled for July 25. Obviously when players and teams make their pre-arbitration requests known there is going to be a salary gap and from a cap hit perspective, they're not terribly far off. What is somewhat unusual is that the Flyers have decided to ask for a two-year contract, so the difference between them could actually be larger because of it. If Schenn were to have presented what he wanted out of a two-year deal, he would have likely asked for an annual salary above his current request of $5.5 million. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 9:08 am
  • Leafs put Peter Holland on waivers
    Peter Holland has been placed on waivers.

    Advice: The Toronto Maple Leafs are likely sending a message ahead of Holland's July 25th arbitration hearing. If he clears waivers then it will help the Leafs make the case for him to get a lesser contract during that process. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:18 am
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