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The PHT Nightcap: Wednesday, September 29th

Sep 30, 2010, 2:10 AM EDT

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Even in the depressingly hockey-free summer, we expect to be a productive bunch here at Pro Hockey Talk. Sometimes it might be difficult to follow our pace. We understand that. For that reason, whenever we can, we’ll put all of the day’s stories in one convenient post called the PHT Nightcap. Enjoy, hockey fans.

Brian Gionta named Montreal’s captain – Wearing the Habs ‘C’ is a real tall order (… get it? Because he’s short?).

Today’s season previews: Oilers, Wild, Ducks, Stars,Canucks – Seriously, these could get you through a lot of boring meetings at work/dinner with your loved ones/three-hour lectures at college.

Capitals loan Michael Nylander to Panthers’ farm club – Nylander is the hockey equivalent to an electric screwdriver.

Slava Kozlov goes to the KHL – One of the least surprising defections, though Kozlov conceivably could have helped a contender at a cheap price.

Roenick blasts the Thrashers for playing Dustin Byfuglien at defense – Hey, say what you want, but at least JR speaks his mind.

Eric Tangradi could be a wild card for Penguins – Comparing himself to Tomas Holmstrom might be a bit much, but Tangradi might be a difference maker in Pittsburgh.

Bryce Salvador undergoes testing for ‘ear situation’ – We’ll keep an eye on Salvador’s status as it’s still up in the air.

Check out the new Hartford Whalers-inspired Connecticut Whale logo

Tonight’s preseason game could decide Brendan Morrison’s fate in Vancouver – More on that in tonight’s recap.

Alex Kovalev and Francois Beauchemin get in a ‘fight’ – The clip is as hilarious as you would expect it to be.

Quick preseason recaps for tonight’s games.

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