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NHL partially bans 'spin-o-rama' move
(L-R) Josh Bailey and Martin Brodeur
The rules will be in effect for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The NHL announced a number of rule changes on Thursday, including a partial ban on the spin-o-rama move and an expansion of the area protecting goaltenders.

The rules, approved earlier this summer, will be in effect for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

Under the changes, players will no longer be allowed to use the spin-o-rama move during shootouts or penalty shots.  Full Story

Jackets, Johansen still far apart
Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Considering the young franchise is coming off the first playoff appearance in team history, the Columbus Blue Jackets should be eager to get the 2014-15 season underway.

However, when NHL training camps open Thursday, the Blue Jackets could be without a key component of their memorable 2013-14 campaign as centerman Ryan Johansen remains unsigned.

Johansen, a restricted free agent, is taking a hard-line stance to negotiating his next contract, and part of his strategy could include holding out from training camp.  Full Story