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We keep watchin', they keep arbitratin'

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Happy first Sunday in August! In honor of today I'm going to buy Krispy Kreme when the "hot doughnuts now" sign is on, drink a vat of sweet iced tea, and reread all of Species' hockey fanfiction on my back porch. How about you?

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Wilson sees size, skating ability in U.S. camp invitees | NHL.com
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Extensions for Staal, Ward May Help Less Than Hoped | THW
"Cam Ward and Eric Staal are both approaching the end of their respective deals, and the indication from both players is that they’d like to finish their careers with the only NHL team they’ve ever known."

Panthers expand Spanish broadcasts; also add 640-AM, 97.7 Wave to radio network | Sun-Sentinel
"Buoyed the response to a limited number of radio broadcasts in Spanish last season, the Panthers announced Wednesday that 1210 ESPN Deportes will broadcast all 41 Panthers home games in Spanish for the 2015-16 season and will join the Florida Panthers Radio Network."

Capitals sign second-rounder Jonas Siegenthaler to entry-level deal | Washington Post
Wooo! First (half-)Thai guy in the NHL!

What do the Couturier and Voracek extensions mean for the 2016-2017 salary cap? | BSH
"This year's salary cap is set at $71.4 million, so even if that remained the same, that would leave the Flyers with $10.317 million to spend on those seven open roster spots (which hopefully include key free-agents Brayden Schenn and Raffl)."

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