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Top Line: Caps cruise in California; Bruins make it a dozen; more links

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Dustin Penner (center) helped the Capitals end a two-decade winless streak in San Jose. (Don Smith/Getty Images)

Dustin Penner (center) helped the Capitals end a two-decade winless streak in San Jose. (Don Smith/Getty Images)

By Allan Muir

An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

• The Capitals ended 20 years of torment in San Jose and capped off a rare feat in California with a 3-2 shootout win over the Sharks.

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  • Published On Mar 23, 2014
  • Isles’ Hamonic, Caps’ Alzner among best value deals of summer 2013

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    Travis Hamonic of the New York Islanders

    Travis Hamonic is a key part of the Isles’ effort to rebuild with their prospects. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    It’s been a busy summer at the NHL’s home office.

    The league has registered nearly 200 new player contracts since the Blackhawks skated off with the Stanley Cup at the end of June. Most of those were low-level signings, players happy to find a chair before the music stopped. But there were scores of deals signed by legitimate NHLers as well, players who cashed in on their free agency or settled in for some long-term security with their current club.

    Most of those deals left fans shaking their heads at the money that will be changing hands even though we all understand, on some level, anyway, that the numbers are bound to be crazy.

    But there were others that seemed shockingly, well, sensible. Put in context, they’re set up to provide great value for the team . . . and in most cases, the player probably isn’t complaining, either.

    Here are the deals signed this summer that should provide the best bang for the buck:

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  • Published On Aug 16, 2013
  • Top Line: Do Devils want Jaromir Jagr?; Roberto Luongo eyes Sochi; more links

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    NHL free agent Jaromir Jagr would be a good fit on the Ottawa Senators

    Jaromir Jagr is one of the few names left in a shrinking free agent pool. (Sports Illustrated)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this quiet morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • So there are rumors that Jaromir Jagr will sign with the Devils. Hey, we’ve all seen two desperate people hook up at the bar at closing time, so this wouldn’t be a surprise if it happened. It just seems like a lousy decision for at least one of them.

    Roberto Luongo has to avoid the October swoon if he hopes to get a shot at Team Canada. That kind of hot start would be a blessing for a Vancouver team that’s used to him getting out of the blocks slowly…or would it?

    • Ben Kuzma lays out the road trip every Canucks fan should be on…well, short of Sochi, anyway.

    • The Flyers inked Sean Couturier to a bridge deal at a rock bottom price. Nice job by GM Paul Holmgren, who still has two more key forwards to get under contract and very little money to spend.

    • Now that the NHL has finally the Olympic deal, Kevin Allen has some thoughts on what Team USA could look like. Only name I disagree with is Cam Fowler. Still too unpredictable at this point in his career.

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  • Published On Jul 21, 2013


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