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Cole's Notes From Around the League: 9/6/14-9/12/14

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It's another week until training camps open up league-wide, and there's been another handful of moves made across the NHL. All salary information from capgeek.com

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Anaheim

The Ducks extended Bruce Boudreau for two seasons through the 2016/17 season. Centre Saku Koivu, who spent the past five seasons with the Ducks, announced his retirement. The Ducks' AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals extended a handful of players, among them centre David Steckel, winger Steve MacIntyre, and winger Brad Winchester, all of whom have notable NHL experience.

Arizona

The Coyotes hired apparently-retired NHLer Steve Sullivan as a player development coach. They invited a trio of players to training camp: enforcer Matt Kassian, former Carolina and Buffalo puck-moving defenceman Jamie McBain, and career-minor leaguer Matt Smaby. The change of their arena's name to Gila River Arena was made official this week.

Boston

The Bruins made no major moves this week.

Buffalo

The Sabres made no major moves this week.

Calgary

The Flames made no major moves this week. Goaltender Leland Irving, drafted 26th overall in 2006 by the Flames, who played a handful of games for them across several seasons before leaving as a Group 6 free agent in 2013, signed with Salavat Yulaev Ufa after spending last season with Jokerit and refusing a training camp invite with Tampa Bay.

Carolina

The Hurricanes made no major moves this week.

Chicago

The Blackhawks are going to be the visitors of the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

Colorado

The Avalanche made no major moves this week.

Columbus

The Blue Jackets signed their first-round pick, 16th overall, in 2014, winger Sonny Milano, to an entry-level contract.

Dallas

The Stars made no major moves this week.

Detroit

The Red Wings made no major moves this week.

Edmonton

The Oilers made no major moves this week.

Florida

The Panthers made no major moves this week.

Los Angeles

The Kings made no major moves this week.

Minnesota

The Wild have signed winger Nino Niederreiter to a three-year extension worth $8M. They also announced an affiliation with the ECHL's Alaska Aces.

Montreal

The Canadiens invited defenceman Francis Bouillon to training camp on a PTO. They also announced that they'd retire the no.5 of former star defenceman Guy Lapointe on November 8 against Minnesota.

Nashville

The Predators made no major moves this week.

New Jersey

The Devils invited defenceman Tomas Kaberle and winger Ryan Carter to training camp. They weren't signed to PTOs, but will take part in skates.

NY Islanders

The Islanders made no major moves this week.

NY Rangers

The Rangers re-signed defenceman John Moore to a one-year contract worth $850,000. They also signed winger Ryan Malone to a one-year two-way contract worth $700K at the NHL level and $100K.

Ottawa

The Senators announced a four-year extension of their affiliation with the AHL's Binghamton Senators, lasting through 2018/19, as well as a two-year extension of their affiliation with the ECHL's Evansville Icemen. They also made tweaks to their scouting staff. Jim Clark was hired as chief professional scout, and Michael Abbamont and John Perpich join Nick Polano on the pro scouting staff.

Philadelphia

The Flyers made no major moves this week.

Pittsburgh

The Penguins made no major moves this week.

San Jose

The Sharks made no major moves this week.

St. Louis

The Blues signed a one-year affiliation agreement with the ECHL's Alaska Aces.

Tampa Bay

The Lightning made no major moves this week.

Toronto

The Maple Leafs invited defencemen Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp on PTOs. Tallinder is an experienced, though over-the-hill, stay-at-home defenceman, while Mikkelson is a depth defenceman with over 100 games of NHL experience and a history with the Maple Leafs farm team.

Vancouver

The Canucks made no major moves this week.

Washington

The Capitals will faceoff against the Blackhawks for the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park in DC on January 1, 2015. The uniforms will be unveiled on September 23.

Winnipeg

The Jets made no major moves this week.

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The NHL decided to change ten rules. The NHL.com post is here, and my breakdown of the rule changes is here.

And so another week has passed. Check back next week for more around-the-league news as Training Camps start up!