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Total Eclipse Of The Hart
Joe Thornton.beat out Jaromir Jagr and
Miikka Kiprusoff for the Hart Trophy at the
NHL awards on Thursday. Other winners:
Nicklas Lidstrom (Norris Trophy), Alexander
Ovechkin (Calder), Kiprusoff (Vezina) and
Lindy Ruff (Jack Adams).
Story.

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CANES WIN THE CUP
It took seven games, but the Carolina
Hurricanes are Stanley Cup champs. And
their 3-1 win over the formidable Oilers on
Monday was simply a thing of beauty.
Story.
Canes win first Cup. |  Top moments.

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Thornton poses with the Art Ross
(right) and Hart trophies.
Must Read: John Buccigross
With the Carolina Hurricanes making a strong run
through to the Stanley Cup finals, John Buccigross
is revisiting the Southeast Division, a division that
he believes is only going to get better.
Story.
More from Buccigross.
Hockey Headlines  -  Tuesday, July 18, 2006
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(Updated weekdays before 11:00 a.m. EST)
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NHL board of governors OKs sales of Blues, Coyotes
The NHL board of governors approved the sale of the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday to a group
headed by Dave Checketts, the former president of Madison Square Garden.

Mighty different: Ducks shorten name, unveil new colors
The Ducks are mighty no more. The NHL team will take the ice next season as the Anaheim
Ducks, wearing new uniforms with different colors and a redesigned logo.

Ovehckin, Crosby highlight 2005-06 all-rookie team
The 2005-06 NHL All-Rookie team announced Thursday.

Bruins hire Sweeney as director of player development
Don Sweeney played in more than 1,000 games for the Boston Bruins. Now he will try to help
them as an executive.

Sharks decline option on left winger Scott Thornton
The San Jose Sharks declined their contract option on veteran left winger Scott Thornton on
Wednesday.

Sources: NHL to increase salary cap to $44 million
The NHL salary cap will be about $44 million next season, an increase of $5 million per team,
after league revenues were higher than expected in the first year following the seasonlong lockout.

Sakic returning to Avalanche on one-year deal
Joe Sakic is coming off his eighth career season with at least 30 goals -- and second in a row -- and
he led the Colorado Avalanche in points (87) and assists (55) last season.

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John Buccigross
Bucci knows there was
much emotion in the Cup
finals. Just don't get too
depressed that this is his
last column for the season.
Story.
Enjoy It Now
E.J. Hradek looks at the
key free agents for
Carolina and Edmonton, a
good number of which will
be with different teams
next season.
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