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Dreger Report: Yakupov back, Gardiner, and USHL on fighting

In the latest edition of The Dreger Report, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger outlines Dallas Eakins' expectations for Nail Yakupov after two games in the press box, the latest on trade speculation over Toronto's Jake Gardiner and what the USHL and USA Hockey are doing in the aftermath of a scary incident from a fight over the weekend. ...more

Dreger Report: Some NHL GMs say it's time to lose fighting

As TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger writes, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman, Jim Rutherford of the Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh's Ray Shero are among a group of NHL GMs and executives who believe the time has come for the league and Players' Association to take a more aggressive path towards eliminating fighting. And they have plenty of support from Hall of Fame coach and builder Scotty Bowman. ...more

Dreger Report: Thomas will sign once Panthers' owner is set

As TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger writes, work in the front office will be a bit easier for Panthers general manager Dale Tallon once Vinnie Viola takes ownership of the team within the next couple of days. And the first move will be signing free agent goaltender Tim Thomas to a contract. ...more

Dreger Report: A case to be made for changing Rule 46.6?

Brett Gallant of the New York Islanders and Krys Barch of the New Jersey Devils drew plenty of attention on Thursday after removing each other's helmets before a fight. And as TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger writes in The Dreger Report, critics of Rule 46.6 can now argue that the existing penalty is not enough to deter fighters from dumping their helmets. ...more

Dreger Report: NHL taking jersey rule seriously; RFA updates

In his latest edition of The Dreger Report, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger has the latest on the NHL's crackdown on jersey/equipment standards, Derek Stepan and Cody Franson's holdouts with the Rangers and Leafs and what to expect at next week's Board of Governors meeting. ...more

Dreger Report: RNH update, IIHF meeting with Daly and Fehr

The Dreger Report - TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger's weekly dispatch on NHL news and views - returns this season. In this edition, Darren has the latest on Edmonton's contract talks with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, what to expect when the NHL and NHLPA meet with the IIHF this week and other issues to be discussed between the league and the players. ...more

Dreger: Tampa Bay's loss will be another team's gain

Tampa Bay's loss will most certainly be another team's gain. On the open market, provided the term is right, Vinny Lecavalier will be highly sought after. Toronto, Montreal and Detroit are expected to be among the heavy hitters in the line-up, offering somewhere in the neighborhood of three years at $4.5 to $5 million per season. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger has more. ...more

Dreger: Flames moving cautiously in trade talks with Iginla

Sources say the Calgary Flames are moving very cautiously in trade talks involving their captain, Jarome Iginla. As TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger writes, the Boston Bruins have been in constant communication with the Flames and a variety of assets have been considered, however, more work is required for a deal to take shape. ...more

Dreger's Rink: Building blocks of an outdoor rink

I have rink envy, I won't deny it. Every other day Kris Draper (@kdraper33), Darcy Tucker (@16DarcyTucker) or Gary Roberts (@GaryRobertsHPT) post pictures of their far more modern day, backyard rinks. The chilling units used by the fortunate few puts Mother Nature on the bench and extends the season beyond what any of us "old school" builders can dream of. ...more

Dreger: NHL and NHLPA believe there's a deal to be made

The NHLPA was upset Thursday because the NHL took only minutes to consider their alternative proposals, while the NHL was bent out of shape because the union didn't embrace its offer made on Tuesday. And the temperature in these negotiations has risen. But as TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger explains, that's part of the process. ...more

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Dave Naylor and Dave Hodge are joined by TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger and former MLB closer Brad Lidge.

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