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  1. Report: Dallas Stars’ ownership uncertainty will force them to part ways with Brad Richards

    Jun 2, 2011, 3:55 PM EDT

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    A shaky ownership situation will probably prohibit the Dallas Stars from offering Brad Richards a new contract. Read this post for the details, including the possibility of trading his exclusive negotiating rights.

  2. NHL won’t fine or suspend Alex Burrows for his bite on Patrice Bergeron

    Jun 2, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Alex Burrows; Patrice Bergeron;

    The NHL won’t fine or suspend Alex Burrows for biting Patrice Bergeron. Check out this post for more details and poll results.

  3. Video: Net Cam footage from Bruins-Canucks Game 1

    Jun 2, 2011, 1:40 PM EDT

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    DAVID KREJCI, CHRIS HIGGINS, ROBERTO LUONGO

    Check out Net Cam highlights from Game 1 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals between the Canucks and Bruins.

  4. Bruins-Canucks 2011 Stanley Cup finals opener produces best Game 1 ratings since 1999

    Jun 2, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT

    Raffi Torres ; Tim Thomas;Johnny Boychuk

    The Bruins and Canucks’ opening contest of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals drew the best Game 1 overnight ratings since 1999.

  5. Report: NHL expected to have informal meeting with Alex Burrows about biting incident

    Jun 2, 2011, 12:12 PM EDT

    Alex Burrows; Patrice Bergeron;

    The NHL is expected to have an informal meeting with Alex Burrows about his bite (or non-bite?) on Patrice Bergeron. Tell us if Burrows deserves further discipline for the incident by voting in the poll.

  6. Too strange to be fake? Oilers forward Gilbert Brule picked up hitchhiking U2 singer Bono

    Jun 2, 2011, 3:46 AM EDT

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    Here’s a story you won’t read every day: Oilers forward Gilbert Brule apparently picked up an unlikely hitchhiker in the form of U2 lead singer Bono earlier this week.

  7. Bruins-Canucks Game 1 reactions: Claude Julien calls Alex Burrows bite ‘a classless move’

    Jun 2, 2011, 1:34 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game One

    Check out some post-game reactions from both sides of the Bruins-Canucks Game 1 match in the 2011 Stanley Cup finals.

  8. Canucks outlasted the Bruins in third period, but how much did Game 1 really tell us?

    Jun 2, 2011, 12:08 AM EDT

    Raffi Torres ; Tim Thomas;

    Both teams have negatives and positives to take from Game 1, but it’s tough not to wonder how much we really learned about this Bruins-Canucks series after a strange first set.

  9. Vancouver Canucks beat Boston Bruins 1-0, take 1-0 series lead

    Jun 1, 2011, 11:04 PM EDT

    Maxim Lapierre, Raffi Torres

    Raffi Torres scored with less than 19 seconds left to give Vancouver a 1-0 Game 1 win and 1-0 series lead.

  10. Steady stream of penalties interrupts flow for both teams, second period ends 0-0

    Jun 1, 2011, 10:21 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game One

    A penalty-packed first two periods in Game 1 left both teams shaking their heads while a David Krejci cross-check forced Dan Hamhuis to the Canucks’ locker room. Read all about the second period in this post.

  11. Video: Alex Burrows bites Patrice Bergeron, might face suspension

    Jun 1, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Alex Burrows is probably primed for a suspension after biting Patrice Bergeron at the end of the first period of Game 1.

  12. Roberto Luongo and Tim Thomas stand strong in Game 1’s wide open first period

    Jun 1, 2011, 9:18 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game One

    The Bruins and Canucks created a ton of chances in a wide-open first period, but the score remained 0-0 because of brilliant work by Tim Thomas and Roberto Luongo.

  13. Your primer for Game 1 of 2011 Stanley Cup finals between Bruins, Canucks

    Jun 1, 2011, 7:12 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks

    Want to catch up with all the PHT content heading into Game 1 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals? Read all about the Bruins and Canucks in this post.

  14. Bruins and Canucks most likely to become villains in the 2011 Stanley Cup finals

    Jun 1, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks

    Which Bruins and Canucks are most likely to be considered “villains” in the 2011 Stanley Cup finals? Here are prime candidates from each team.

  15. Bruins continue to reap rewards of Cam Neely trade with Canucks 25 years later

    Jun 1, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Nathan Horton, Milan Lucic

    It would be bad enough if you judged the Cam Neely trade just by how his career (and Glen Wesley’s seven seasons) compared to Barry Pederson’s time. Yet when you follow all the assets the Bruins received thanks to trading Wesley later on, it’s clear Boston continues to benefit from that move.

  16. Vancouver Canucks will face more off-season questions than Boston Bruins

    May 30, 2011, 7:17 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin, Kevin Bieksa, Christian Ehrhoff, Alex Burrows, Daniel Sedin

    It’s been a long time since the Canucks (’94) and Bruins (’90) last made it to the Stanley Cup finals, so the question is: are they built to avoid a similar drought after this run?

  17. Thrashers co-owner: ‘Not enough of us are passionate’ about keeping team in Atlanta

    May 30, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT

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    Thrashers co-owner Rutherford Seydel discussed the Thrashers possible move, stating that many members of the ownership group tried their best to keep the team but admitted there “aren’t enough” of people in the group passionate enough to get something done.

  18. The 2011 Stanley Cup finals will be the most travel-heavy finals in the NHL’s modern era

    May 30, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks

    The Bruins-Canucks series will require the most travel of any Stanley Cup finals series of the modern era and the second most all-time.

  19. Tim Thomas travels long, bumpy road to 2011 Stanley Cup finals

    May 30, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Seven

    Tim Thomas pulled off a rare feat of being one of the best goalies in the regular season and the playoffs, but as you’ll see from this post, he needed to pull off a lot of rare feats to get to the NHL in the first place.

  20. Zdeno Chara develops into the leader the Bruins hoped he could be

    May 30, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Seven

    More and more, Boston’s captain Zdeno Chara is embracing the emotional side of his leadership role, according to CSN’s Joe Haggerty.

  21. Atlanta Thrashers update: Some reports indicate announcement could come Tuesday

    May 30, 2011, 12:10 PM EDT

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    Thrashers Fans Rally To Keep Team In Atlanta

    Some reporters are claiming the Thrashers-to-Winnipeg announcement could be made as early as Tuesday. There is at least a hint of hope for Thrashers fans, though, as a new potential local suitor reportedly emerged late last week.

  22. Poll: Is Mark Recchi’s career Hall of Fame material?

    May 30, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Even at 43 years old, Mark Recchi manages to be a useful forward for the Bruins. Does he deserve to become a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame once he retires, though? Let us know in the poll.

  23. Saint John Sea Dogs beat Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors 3-1 to win 2011 Memorial Cup

    May 29, 2011, 10:56 PM EDT

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    Saint John Sea Dogs v Mississauga St. Michael's Majors

    The Saint John Sea Dogs became the first ever Memorial Cup winner from Canada’s Maritimes region thanks to their 3-1 win against the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors. It was a redemptive performance for Sea Dogs goalie Jacob DeSerres, who gave up nine goals in last year’s Memorial Cup final against the Taylor Hall and Cam Fowler-fueled…

  24. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren remains coy about goaltending options, trading Jeff Carter

    May 29, 2011, 9:21 PM EDT

    Jeff Carter

    Flyers GM Paul Holmgren wouldn’t get into specifics about how the team will improve its goaltending while remaining under the salary cap. Interestingly enough, he didn’t totally shoot down the possibility of trading Jeff Carter, either.

  25. Comparing the 2010-11 Boston Bruins to the 1989-90 version

    May 28, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT

    Cam Neely

    Cam Neely = Milan Lucic and Raymond Bourque = Zdeno Chara? Not exactly, but let’s compare the current Bruins to version that made it to the 1990 Stanley Cup finals anyway.

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