By: Adam Gretz
NHL, KHL SIGN PLAYER MOVEMENT AGREEMENT: On Thursday, the two biggest hockey leagues in the world signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the intention of regulating player movement between the two leagues. According to an NHL release, the agreement is intended to respect the contracts of both leagues and has a list of procedures that should avoid conflict regarding the movement of players between the two leagues. The deal will be effective until June 30, 2012.
COMMODORE 64: If you're a child of the '80s, you might understand the reference, but Mike Commodore, who recently signed with the Detroit Red Wings, is considering the possibility of maybe wearing No. 64 this upcoming season. Commodore 64. Get it?! Admit it, you would buy that jersey. Puck Daddy has all of the details.
CONNER LANDS IN DETROIT: In other, less comical Red Wings news, the club added some depth to its system Thursday by signing former Dallas Star and Pittsburgh Penguin forward Chris Conner to a one-year, two-way contract. Ansar Khan has the story over at Mlive.com. The speedy Conner scored seven goals in 69 games with the Penguins last season, and for his career has 16 goals in 139 games between Dallas and Pittsburgh.
VARLAMOV ALWAYS WANTED TO PLAY FOR COLORADO: The Colorado Avalanche gave up a first-round draft pick in 2012 (a pick that could be very high in the draft) to acquire goaltender Semyon Varlamov from the Washington Capitals last week. The 23-year-old netminder had his first meeting with the Denver media Thursday. During said meeting, he made it known that it was always his childhood dream to play for the Avalanche, in large part because his favorite player, Patrick Roy, once played for the team. You can watch the video of his entire press conference at the Avalanche website.
POTENTIAL COLLEGE HOCKEY SUPER LEAGUE: The Duluth News Tribune reported Thursday that plans to unveil a college hockey super-league will be announced in Colorado Springs next Wednesday. The league would include Western Collegiate Hockey League teams Denver, Minnesota-Duluth, North Dakota, Nebraska-Omaha and Colorado College, as well as Miami (Ohio) of the Central Collegiate Hockey League. Bruce Ciskie helps to break down what it all means.