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Contrary to a report out of Canada late last month that suggested the Caps are going to target...

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Contrary to a report out of Canada late last month that suggested the Caps are going to target pending unrestricted free agent Anton Volchenkov this summer, two sources have told me that the team does not, in fact, plan to pursue the Ottawa blue liner. The Caps "are not going to make him an offer," one of the sources familiar with Washington's plans told me. Tarik El-Bashir, from the Washington Post's Capitals Insider blog.

"When I first got (to Binghamton), there was no one there," [Tim] Murray says. "I think we had two...

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"When I first got (to Binghamton), there was no one there," [Tim] Murray says. "I think we had two players. That wasn’t even rebuilding. If you don’t have anything, there’s nothing to rebuild. You just have to go out and get whatever good players you can."

Senators assistant GM Tim Murray, on the state of the Senators' on-the-fly organizational rebuild

"He's still young and I think he's still scratching the surface (of his potential)," Senators...

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"He's still young and I think he's still scratching the surface (of his potential)," Senators assistant GM Tim Murray told The Ottawa Sun of the just-signed Mike Brodeur (one-year, two-way deal), who is expected to be highly-touted prospect Robin Lehner's mentor in the AHL next season. "Goalies are late-blooming athletes and I think Mike has a chance this year to show us or other teams that he deserves a one-way contract going forward, and we're going to let him prove that. If we need a goalie to come up here, we're happy with Mike and we're confident in Mike." Sportsnet

Senators re-sign G Mike Brodeur to one-year, two-way contract

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Looks like the Ottawa Senators decided to bring back goaltender Mike Brodeur for another year, signing him to a one-year, two-way contract. The NHL side of the deal would pay him $600k. More on the signing later today.

Senators sign Ryan Keller to one-year deal

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The Ottawa Senators announced today that they have re-signed Ryan Keller to a one-year, two-way contract. Keller spent the majority of the past season playing in the AHL, putting up 68 points in 72 games. One has to assume that he will likely spend most of the upcoming season in Binghamton as well, unless he manages to really impress during training camp or a call up.

Foligno, USA avoid relegation at World Championship

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It took overtime against the Italian National team to do, but Team USA avoided relegation with a 3-2 win in extra time. Nick Foligno had no points in the win, but finished the tournament with three goals.

Mike Fisher: Post-hitter extraordinaire

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What we all thought during the season has now been proven: Mike Fisher hits the post way too often. Fisher was tied for second most posts in the NHL, and is the fifth unluckiest player in the league based on that. Ryan Shannon is the fourth-unluckiest (small sample size, though), and Chris Phillips is 13th. When all is said and done, Ottawa was probably the unluckiest team in the NHL last season, based on number of posts hit.

Peter Regin scores what might be the goal of the tournament to get the game winner in Denmark's...

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Peter Regin scores what might be the goal of the tournament to get the game winner in Denmark's shocking 4-1 upset over Finland.

New international hockey blog on SBN!

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Although we'll be talking about the 2010 World Hockey Championships here on Silver Seven, I figured I'd direct interested parties to SB Nation's new international hockey blog, Puck Worlds. Check it out through the tourney, and for other ones, too.

Amid all the discussion [of the Washington Capitals' off-season plans], one of the more popular...

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Amid all the discussion [of the Washington Capitals' off-season plans], one of the more popular names thrown around is Anton Volchenkov [...], the 28-year-old stay-at-home defenseman who has spent his NHL career to this point with the Ottawa Senators. But is Volchenkov the answer? Well, that depends on the question.

David M. Getz of Japers' Rink, in his piece examining whether or not Ottawa Senators unrestricted free agent defenceman Anton Volchenkov is a solution for the Washington Capitals.