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The Tampa Bay Lightning have agreed to terms with forward Nate Thompson on a four-year contract extension. cheap monster beats Uk . The 28-year-old Thompson will earn $1.6 million per year over the term of the contract. "Were very pleased to have agreed to a contract extension with Nate," said vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman. "He has and will continue to be a very important member of our team both on and off the ice." Thompson has six goals and four assists in 30 games this season and ranks second on the team in hits, third in faceoff percentage and is tied for fifth in goals. "Id like to thank Steve Yzerman and the organization for having the confidence in me to make me a part of this team for the next four years," said Thompson. "I see a bright future here for the Lightning and I very much want to be a part of it." The Anchorage, Alaska native has skated in 295 career NHL games with the Lightning, New York Islanders and Boston Bruins, recording 29 goals and 64 points with 161 penalty minutes. He was originally selected by the Bruins in the sixth round, 183rd overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. dr dre beats red cheap . Without their star goaltender, the Predators would have never even gotten to overtime against San Jose. By Dre For Sale . The Morning Show With Price, Starr and Ted Bird debuts on Tuesday. A fixture on the Montreal broadcasting scene for past three decades, the popular broadcaster returns to mainstream Montreal radio with a hardcore focus on the local sports scene. . Hopkins became the oldest boxer to win a major title on Saturday night, scoring a 12-round unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud to claim the IBF light heavyweight championship. By Dre black-red cheap UK . Defender Andrea Ranocchia scored the winner in the 120th minute on a rainy night at the San Siro with a header from a corner after Bologna goalkeeper Federico Agliardi had fallen over. beats by dre headphones cheap . In most cases though the price-tag didnt fit and as a result the Leafs stayed relatively quiet on July 1st, signing just one player during the annual kick-off to free agency.Forty-seven of the countrys top young players arrived in Edmonton on Tuesday for the start of development camp in preparation for the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship. The camp officially begins on Wednesday and Edmonton and Fort McMurray, AB and runs through Sunday. You can catch full coverage all week long on SportsCentre, Thats Hockey and on This years camp comes seven months after Team Canada suffered a heartbreaking collapse at the hands of Team Russia in the 2011 gold medal game. And for the seven returning players at camp, the sting of that defeat still remains. "I try not to think about it to be honest," said Portland Winterhawks centre Ryan Johansen. "If I look back on it the one thing I can say is it was a great learning experience - its something Ill definitely remember for the rest of my life." The camp, however, is a chance to move on. "It was something hard to overcome," said Moose Jaw Warriors left-winger Quinton Howden. "But this is a new beginning, so jump on the train and get things going again." The other returnees joining Johansen and Howden at camp are goaltender Mark Visentin, defenceman Erik Gudbranson and forwards Brett Connolly, Sean Couturier, and Jaden Schwartz. The full development camp roster consists of four goaltenders, 17 defencemen and 26 forwards. Twenty of the players - including Edmonton Oilers prospect, and first overall pick, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, were taken in the NHL Entry Draft in June. Twenty-three players were 2010 draft picks, with Everett Silvertips blueliner Ryan Murray as the lone player eligible for next years draft. The Summer Development Camp is the first step in identifying players for Canadas National Junior Team for the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, which begins onn Boxing Day in Calgary and Edmonton. By Dre Red UK. Many of the players at camp including Nugent-Hopkins, who was cut from the 2011 team, may not be available for Team Canada come tournament time though. "My goal is to make the Oilers," said Nugent-Hopkins. "But if I do get the chance to play for Team Canada its going to be incredible." Johansen, who would likely project as Team Canadas number one centre, could also be unavailable as he could stick with the Columbus Blue Jackets while Gudbranson could be playing for the Florida Panthers. The uncertainty is just another part of the process for picking a team said head coach Don Hay. "The NHL is obviously taking younger players with the salary cap situation some teams are under," said Hay. "Its going to be hard to tell until once the season starts." With the players at camp, the 2010 team looks to be a little bit smaller but potentially more skilled than last year. It will also be a younger team as many of the 18-year-olds will be given a legitimate chance to crack the squad. There are no cuts to be made at this camp but there will be four months from now, Hockey Canadas brass - led by head scout Kevin Prendergast - will monitor the players and other potential candidates before inviting a group of players to the final selection camp in December. From that selection camp, 22 players will be named to the final roster just prior to the tournament. The players, born in 1992 or 1993, were selected by Prendergast, in consultation with Hockey Canadas vice-president of hockey operations and national teams, Brad Pascall, Hockey Canadas senior director of hockey operations and national teams, Scott Salmond, head coach Hay and assistant coaches George Burnett and Ryan Huska. ' ' '
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