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  1. Could Tomas Kaberle actually return to the Boston Bruins next season?

    Jun 18, 2011, 11:21 AM EDT

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    Tomas Kaberle

    It’s hard to imagine, but the Bruins might consider bringing back disappointing defenseman Tomas Kaberle. In some ways, it might even make a little bit of sense.

  2. Comparing PHT editor and reader predictions in the 2011 playoffs

    Jun 18, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Adam McQuaid; Raffi Torres

    With the 2011 playoffs over, we look back at our predictions (and your predictions) to see how well we did.

  3. Patrice Bergeron: ‘Sorry Canada, but I’ve got to go with the Stanley Cup’

    Jun 16, 2011, 6:41 PM EDT

    Patrice Bergeron

    Patrice Bergeron has come a long way since his career was seemingly derailed by concussions. Want proof? He faced the enviable question of deciding which was more thrilling: winning a gold medal or the Stanley Cup. Bergeron opted for the Cup.

  4. Report: Minnesota Wild expected to announce Mike Yeo as next head coach on Friday

    Jun 16, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby, Tom Fitzgerald, Mike Yeo

    Minnesota is expected to make Mike Yeo the third head coach in Wild history on Friday.

  5. Bodog tabs the Vancouver Canucks as the favorites to win the 2012 Stanley Cup

    Jun 16, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    The Canucks are the strongest favorites to win the 2012 Stanley Cup, with 5/1 odds. Find out how the other teams fared in this post.

  6. Philadelphia Flyers’ brass meet with Ilya Bryzgalov and his agent in person for first time

    Jun 16, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

    Ilya Bryzgalov

    While the two sides have quite a way to go before they reach a possible deal, the Flyers met with Ilya Bryzgalov and his agent Rich Winter face to face for the first time today.

  7. Your requisite Vancouver Canucks playoff injuries post

    Jun 16, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT

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    Here’s your requisite list of injuries – most of them confirmed, though not all – for the Vancouver Canucks now that the playoffs are over.

  8. Colorado Avalanche promote Adam Deadmarsh to assistant coach

    Jun 16, 2011, 2:10 PM EDT

    Joe Sacco

    The Avalanche announced some front office moves today, including Adam Deadmarsh’s promotion to the position of assistant coach.

  9. Game 7 of 2011 Stanley Cup finals ties best Game 7 overnight ratings on record

    Jun 16, 2011, 12:51 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals produced huge ratings for NBC and the NHL, especially in the Boston area.

  10. Vancouver riot reactions: Thousands volunteer to clean up mess, Henrik Sedin voices disgust

    Jun 16, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT

    APTOPIX Stanley Cup Vancouver Scene Hockey

    While many reacted to the Vancouver riots with disgust, some citizens/fans decided to help clean up the mess. (This post also features an update regarding some of the fallout.)

  11. Washington Capitals make Olie ‘Godzilla’ Kolzig their new associate goalie coach

    Jun 16, 2011, 11:31 AM EDT

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    Olaf Kolzig

    The Washington Capitals announced that former goalie great Olie Kolzig will mentor new goalies as the team’s associate goalie coach.

  12. Roberto Luongo: ‘We’re devastated … but we’ll be back’

    Jun 16, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Roberto Luongo

    While many Canucks fans will want to get rid of him, Roberto Luongo seems positive about the team’s chances of getting back to the Stanley Cup finals.

  13. Photo gallery: Stunning sights from the Vancouver riot

    Jun 16, 2011, 4:20 AM EDT

    Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver

    Here are some of the most memorable (and unsettling) photos we’ve seen from the ugly Vancouver riot. Warning: these images might be disturbing. (Updated with the “rioters in love” photo.)

  14. Poll: Can the Boston Bruins repeat as Stanley Cup champions in 2012?

    Jun 16, 2011, 3:13 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Despite widely being considered a solid team, the Bruins still surprised many by winning the 2011 Stanley Cup. Can they pull it off again next year? Check out this post for some thoughts and that provide your own opinion by voting in the poll.

  15. Video: Star Cam and Net Cam footage from Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals

    Jun 16, 2011, 2:00 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Check out Star and Net Cam footage from Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals.

  16. Vancouver Canucks fans riot after Game 7 loss; Mayor calls it ‘extremely disappointing’

    Jun 16, 2011, 12:59 AM EDT

    Stanley Cup Fans

    In a scene that was sadly reminiscent of how locals reacted to the Game 7 defeat of the 1994 Vancouver Canucks, riots broke out following the team’s 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins tonight.

  17. Mark Recchi announces his retirement after getting his wish: one last Stanley Cup win

    Jun 16, 2011, 12:26 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Shortly after winning his third Stanley Cup, Mark Recchi made his rumored retirement official tonight. He shouldn’t have many regrets after a prolific 22-year career, either.

  18. Tim Thomas wins 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy, drives home the point with Game 7 shutout

    Jun 15, 2011, 11:53 PM EDT

    Tim Thomas

    While most people were expecting Tim Thomas to win the Conn Smythe Trophy whether he won or lost, pitching a 37-save shutout in Game 7 solidified his historic run. Read more about his journey (and the many records he broke along the way) in this post.

  19. Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand take over first two periods, give Boston a 3-0 lead

    Jun 15, 2011, 10:10 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Tim Thomas are emerging as Boston’s Game 7 heroes through two periods, giving the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

  20. Your Boston Bruins-Vancouver Canucks 2011 Stanley Cup Finals Game 7 primer

    Jun 15, 2011, 7:16 PM EDT

    APTOPIX Stanley Cup Canucks Bruins Hockey

    Want to get caught up on the great PHT content for Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals? Check out our best posts about the Bruins and Canucks in this convenient post.

  21. Report: Mark Recchi is expected to retire whether the Bruins win or lose Game 7

    Jun 15, 2011, 6:41 PM EDT

    Mark Recchi

    The latest report indicates that tonight’s Game 7 will be the final NHL game of Mark Recchi’s 22-year career, whether he wins or loses.

  22. Mark Recchi hopes to finish his NHL career with another Stanley Cup victory

    Jun 14, 2011, 6:43 PM EDT

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    Mark Recchi

    Mark Recchi has already enjoyed an outstanding NHL career, but one more Stanley Cup victory would really put the cherry on top of his 22-year run.

  23. How the Bruins, Canucks performed in previous Game 7’s in the 2011 playoffs

    Jun 14, 2011, 5:31 PM EDT

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    Tim Thomas, Nathan Horton

    Neither teams have been to a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup finals with their main core groups (if ever), but they’ve already played in a Game 7 or two in this year’s playoffs. Let’s look back at how they played in those games.

  24. Maple Leafs sign Carl Gunnarsson to two-year, $2.6M contract extension

    Jun 14, 2011, 3:44 PM EDT

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    Luke Schenn; Carl Gunnarsson

    The Maple Leafs re-signed defenseman Carl Gunnarsson to a two-year, $2.6 million contract extension.

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