Monday, June 4, 2012

Dallas Eakins Re-Signs.

Toronto Marlies Head Coach Dallas Eakins has re-signed on a three year extension. Eakins was considered to be one of the best head coaches available to fill the many vacancies this summer. However, with the extension, many teams will be scrambling to find a new head coach and Eakins will not be available for any of the offers.

Boogaard Given Prescriptions?

The New York Rangers and Minnesota Wild medical teams gave deceased player Derek Boogaard hundreds of prescriptions for thousands of pills according to documents compiled by Boogaard's father Len. According to the Minnesota Star Tribune here are some of the prescriptions (full article here:

  • In a six-month stretch from October 2008 to April 2009, while playing 51 games, Boogaard received at least 25 prescriptions for the painkillers hydrocodone or oxycodone, a total of 622 pills, from 10 doctors — eight team doctors of the Wild, an oral surgeon in Minneapolis and a doctor for another NHL team.
  • In the fall of 2010, an official for the Rangers, Boogaard's new team, was notified of Boogaard's recurring abuse of narcotic pain pills. Nonetheless, a Rangers team dentist soon wrote the first of five prescriptions for hydrocodone for Boogaard after he sustained an injury.
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Penguins Acquire Rights To Vokoun

The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded their 2012 7th Round Pick to the Washington Capitals in exchange for the rights of Tomas Vokoun. Right after, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they have signed the pending UFA to a 2 year - $4M contract. This is a significant blow to teams looking for goaltending as he was to be one of the best goalie UFA's available.