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  1. Rangers to speak with Sean Avery; He says “it will all work out somehow”

    Aug 6, 2011, 11:22 AM EST

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    Sean Avery says he thinks that his legal issues “will all work out at some point,” but the question is: will his NHL career?

  2. Daniel Alfredsson says rehab is ‘on track’ after back surgery

    Aug 4, 2011, 6:28 PM EST

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    Six weeks after back surgery, Daniel Alfredsson’s rehab process is reportedly “on track.”

  3. Brad Marchand discusses contract negotiations, ‘mutual respect’ among rivals

    Aug 4, 2011, 5:42 PM EST

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    Brad Marchand spoke about his contract situation, as well as his relationship with Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and P.K. Subban.

  4. Ray Emery’s ‘one in a million’ comeback from grueling hip surgery

    Aug 4, 2011, 4:18 PM EST

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    A look at Ray Emery’s challenging road back to the NHL, which will continue at Chicago Blackhawks training camp.

  5. Taking a look at what might be the leaked new third jerseys for the New York Islanders

    Aug 4, 2011, 3:18 PM EST

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    Could this concept end up being the Islanders new third jersey? It’s unclear at this point, but there are a few reasons why it might be true.

  6. Canucks invite Owen Nolan, Todd Fedoruk to training camp on tryout basis

    Aug 4, 2011, 2:30 PM EST

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    The Vancouver Canucks invited Owen Nolan and Todd Fedoruk to training camp on a tryout basis. This post discusses why each player might be worth keeping around.

  7. St. Louis Blues prospect Jaden Schwartz hopes to honor his sister Mandi

    Aug 4, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

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    St. Louis Blues prospect Jaden Schwartz hopes to honor his sister Mandi, who died after a spirited battle with cancer.

  8. Arguing against publicly funded arenas

    Aug 4, 2011, 11:58 AM EST

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    PHT agrees with the general sentiment of Arctic Hockey’s post against the idea of publicly funding arenas.

  9. Colorado’s fortunes rest on Erik Johnson backing up his confident words

    Aug 4, 2011, 9:30 AM EST

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    Many expect the Avalanche to give the Capitals a lottery pick from the Semyon Varlamov trade because Colorado is expected to flop again next season. Erik Johnson is not one of those people.

  10. With Capitals uninterested in bringing him back, Scott Hannan searches for new team

    Aug 4, 2011, 12:43 AM EST

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    The Capitals don’t want Scott Hannan back, but if the rugged defenseman should be able to find a new team if his price tag is reasonable. This post takes a look at the large number of teams that would be interested in an affordable deal with Hannan.

  11. Buffalo Sabres promote Kevyn Adams to assistant coach

    Aug 3, 2011, 10:33 PM EST

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    The Sabres promoted former NHL player Kevyn Adams to an assistant coaching role for bench boss Lindy Ruff.

  12. Luke Schenn, Maple Leafs resume contract negotiations

    Aug 3, 2011, 9:27 PM EST

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    There isn’t a huge sense of urgency at the moment, but the Maple Leafs and restricted free agent defenseman Luke Schenn are back at the bargaining table.

  13. Goodbye bizarre commercials with Alex Ovechkin’s head: NHL star won’t endorse CCM anymore

    Aug 3, 2011, 7:19 PM EST

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    Alex Ovechkin will take his hockey skills (and disembodied head) to a new endorser, leaving CCM and Reebok behind.

  14. Gary Bettman says NHL will try to keep Islanders from moving

    Aug 2, 2011, 6:46 PM EST

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    Gary Bettman says that the NHL will do what it can to keep the New York Islanders from relocating.

  15. Ryan Kesler undergoes hip surgery, rehab could force him to miss training camp, start of next season

    Aug 2, 2011, 5:58 PM EST

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    Ryan Kesler will miss 10-12 weeks after undergoing hip surgery, which means he’ll likely miss training camp and the beginning of the 2011-12 season.

  16. Alex Frolov denies accusing Sean Avery of making racist comments

    Aug 2, 2011, 5:39 PM EST

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    Alex Frolov clarified some of the things that he did (or didn’t) say about Sean Avery. The general message is that Avery might be a changed man.

  17. Trent Hunter and Colin White clear waivers; How the inevitable buyouts will affect all sides

    Aug 2, 2011, 3:37 PM EST

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    Trent Hunter and Colin White did indeed clear waivers and the Devils will buy them out, as expected. This post takes a look at how those savings will affect the Devils and what kind of chances those two new free agents have of finding a new job.

  18. Shea Weber, Predators actually make it to salary arbitration today

    Aug 2, 2011, 10:56 AM EST

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    To the shock of many and the dismay of Predators fans, Shea Weber and his team couldn’t come to terms on a deal in time to avoid salary arbitration. Here’s a little rundown of the situation, which is still in discussion.

  19. Evgeni Nabokov is willing to attend Islanders training camp, sets ‘record straight’ about last season

    Aug 1, 2011, 7:52 PM EST

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    Evgeni Nabokov says that he’s willing to attend Islanders training camp (if they don’t trade him first). The netminder also ‘set the record straight’ about his polarizing decision not to report to the team when the Isles claimed him on waivers last season.

  20. Predators, Shea Weber gear up for possible salary arbitration on Tuesday

    Jul 31, 2011, 5:54 PM EST

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    With the 48-hour salary arbitration window now open, both the Predators and Shea Weber’s representatives were forced to share their briefings today. What kind of money might Weber be looking for and what might the Predators offer? We look at those possibilities and plenty of other factors surrounding the complicated negotiations.

  21. Days with the Cup: Conclusion of Stanley’s Euro tour, Paille goes to Niagra Falls and more

    Jul 31, 2011, 4:33 PM EST

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    Want to know what the Stanley Cup has been up to in the last week? Check out this post for all the (sometimes heartwarming) details.

  22. Madison Square Garden renovations will offer Rangers and Knicks fans a different view of players

    Jul 31, 2011, 1:47 PM EST

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    Madison Square Garden is undergoing some extensive renovations during this summer. One of those changes will allow some deep-pocketed Rangers fans to get a view of the players leaving the locker room to make their way out onto the ice.

  23. Lightning’s Facebook promotion gives fans a chance to ‘Be the Ticket’

    Jul 31, 2011, 12:23 PM EST

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    The Lightning introduced a clever Facebook campaign that could allow 1-2 fans to appear on tickets to a game.

  24. Predators draft picks Jonathon Blum, Chase Balisy lived on the same California street

    Jul 31, 2011, 11:46 AM EST

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    Joel Ward

    Predators defenseman Jonathon Blum and sixth round pick Chase Balisy grew up on the same California street, yet they barely know each other. Read this post for the strange story.

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