Hockey transactions

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National Hockey League

NHL-Suspended Toronto F Mark Bell for 15 games for having engaged in and acknowledging conduct deemed to be "dishonourable, prejudicial to or against the welfare of the league or the game of hockey."

CALGARY FLAMES-Assigned RW Derek Couture, RW Adam Cracknell, C Justin Donati, C Curtis Fraser, D Tim Hambly and D Mike Madill to Quad City (AHL), C Mikael Backlund to Vasteras (SWE), D Keith Aulie to Brandon (WHL), C John Armstron to Peterborough (OHL), C Hugo Carpentier to Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL), LW Devin Didiomete to Sudbury (OHL), RW Juuso Puustinen to Kamloops (WHL) and C Mickey Renaud to Windsor (OHL).

COLORADO AVALANCHE-Assigned G Trevor Cann to Peterborough (OHL) and F Mark McCutcheon to Lake Erie (AHL). Assigned Codey Burki, Rob Drummond, Uladzimir Dzianisau, T.J. Galiardi, Brett Hemingway, Ray Macias, Kevin Montgomery, Wes O'Neill, and Brad Snetsinger to their junior teams.

FLORIDA PANTHERS-Agreed to terms with D Noah Welch on a two-year contract. Assigned D Bret Nasby to Rochester (AHL) and RW Brady Calla, D Michael Caruso and D Corey Syvret to their junior teams.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS-Signed Andre Savard and Mike Yeo, assistant coaches, to one-year contract extensions through the 2008-09 season and Gilles Meloche, goaltending coach, to a two-year contract extension.

American Hockey League

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS-Announced a five-year affiliation agreement with Detroit (NHL).

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE-Signed LW David Spina to a one-year contract.


ECHL-Named Tara Crane director of marketing and licensing.

PHOENIX ROADRUNNERS-Agreed to terms with D Dave Pszenyczny and D Brian Yandle.


Kirby Dach

Canada's World Junior Roster Gets Super-sized

Chicago's Kirby Dach could play for the team and there is also still hope Alexis Lafreniere might be available from the Rangers.

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What if Cam Neely had been dealt to Montreal instead of Boston?

According to the authorized biography of Habs legend Serge Savard, which takes readers through a remarkable playing and managing career, that came very close to happening.


Should Belarus Still Host The World Championship?

The European nation is slated to co-host with Latvia, but with Belarus in the midst of political revolt, safety must be considered by the IIHF.