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  1. Chara, Doan and Lidstrom named Mark Messier Leadership Award finalists

    Jun 7, 2011, 1:36 PM EDT

    2010 NHL Awards Portraits

    Take a look at the 2011 Mark Messier Leadership finalists: Zdeno Chara, Shane Doan and Nicklas Lidstrom.

  2. Carolina promotes Rod Brind’Amour, Ron Francis; adds Dave Lewis to coaching staff

    Jun 7, 2011, 12:57 PM EDT

    2010 NHL Draft - Round One

    The Hurricanes added Dave Lewis to its coaching staff, while promoting Ron Francis and Rod Brind’Amour within their organization. They also moved Tom Rowe to a scouting position on a busy day of front office tweaks.

  3. Your Boston Bruins-Vancouver Canucks 2011 Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 primer

    Jun 6, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT

    Manny Maholtra

    Need the lowdown as Game 3 approaches? This post has all the bases covered, with plenty of PHT content to whet your appetite for Bruins-Canucks coverage.

  4. Could home ice advantage tilt things in the Boston Bruins’ favor?

    Jun 6, 2011, 5:36 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Five

    The first two games of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals took place in Vancouver, resulting in narrow wins for the Canucks. Could the advantages of being at home help the Bruins swing the balance in Boston? Some numbers indicate they might have a chance.

  5. Coaching news: Flames add Craig Hartsburg as associate; Columbus adds Ian Clark

    Jun 6, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT

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    Brent Sutter

    The Flames made Craig Hartsburg an associate coach and Jamie Pringle their new video guy while the Blue Jackets named Ian Clark as their new goalie coach.

  6. Report: NHL, Molson Coors will appeal court ruling in favor of Labatt’s lawsuit

    Jun 6, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

    Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Molson Coors and the NHL plan to appeal the decision to uphold Labatt’s/Anheuser-Busch’s lawsuit regarding their exclusive beer deal.

  7. Small signings: Blues sign T.J. Hensick, Coyotes wrap up Jason LaBarbera for two years

    Jun 6, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

    Phoenix Coyotes v St. Louis Blues

    Two teams signed two players to two-year contract extensions today: the Coyotes kept Jason LaBarbera on board and the Blues did the same with T.J. Hensick.

  8. Bruins, Canucks won’t blame jet lag in Game 3 after history-making trek

    Jun 6, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

    Zdeno Chara

    The Bruins and Canucks made a 2,500+ mile trip from Vancouver to Boston for Game 3. Neither team seems like they’ll let jet lag be an excuse for flat play, though.

  9. Bruins hope to cut down their mistakes, improve their neutral zone play in Game 3

    Jun 6, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Two

    The Bruins hope to improve their decision making and limit turnovers, especially after neutral zone and defensive zone mishaps cost them dearly in the first two games of the Stanley Cup finals.

  10. True North: The Winnipeg team won’t be named the ‘Whiteout’

    Jun 6, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

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    Winnipeg fans

    There are plenty of possibilities for the new Winnipeg team’s name, but True North shot down rumors that it would be the “Whiteout.” The rumors had some legs for a reason, though: they registered the trademark for special events when fans would wear all-white, instead.

  11. Roberto Luongo has a slight edge on Tim Thomas through two games

    Jun 6, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Two

    The edge has been just two goals in two games, but so far Roberto Luongo has been just a bit better than Tim Thomas in the 2011 Stanley Cup finals. This post looks at why Luongo’s on top through two.

  12. Will the bounces continue to go Vancouver’s way in Game 3?

    Jun 6, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Two

    It might seem like the Canucks are getting all the bounces, but this post shows that they’ve gone both ways in their playoff run. That being said, they’ve received more breaks lately … so will that trend continue during Game 3 in Boston?

  13. Conn Smythe Trophy watch: Leading candidates after Game 2

    Jun 5, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

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    keslerluongoap

    With the first two games of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals in the books, which Canucks and Bruins players have the best chance to win the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP?

  14. Chew on this: All 30 NHL teams passed on drafting Game 2 hero Alex Burrows

    Jun 5, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Two

    Say what you will about some his antics, it’s still hard to believe that Alex Burrows went from an undrafted free agent to one of Vancouver’s most valuable forwards.

  15. Comparing Vancouver noise levels in Stanley Cup finals to Chicago and Philadelphia in 2010

    Jun 5, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Stanley Cup Bruins Canucks Hockey

    While there were some noticeable lulls in the Vancouver crowd during Game 2’s less promising moments, the Canucks received some “loud rock concert” type roars from Rogers Arena in the best times.

  16. Report: True North offers newly vacated GM job to Chicago assistant Kevin Cheveldayoff

    Jun 5, 2011, 6:27 PM EDT

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    Winnipeg Thrashers Hockey

    One report indicates that True North offered their newly vacated GM position to Chicago assistant GM Kevin Cheveldayoff.

  17. Mark Recchi’s Game 2 goal made him the oldest goal scorer in Stanley Cup finals history

    Jun 5, 2011, 5:01 PM EDT

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    Mark Recchi, Patrice Bergeron

    Mark Recchi’s Game 2 goal didn’t win the Bruins the game, but it did break a record. He became the oldest player to score a Stanley Cup finals goal at 43.

  18. Your Boston Bruins-Vancouver Canucks 2011 Stanley Cup Finals Game 2 primer

    Jun 4, 2011, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Tim Thomas

    Want to catch up on a bunch of PHT content heading into Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals? Read up on the Bruins and Canucks in these posts.

  19. Dan Hamhuis is also a game-time decision for Canucks in Game 2

    Jun 4, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game One

    Much like his inspiring teammate Manny Malhotra, Vancouver Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis has been listed as a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Boston Bruins. Unlike the increasingly likely (and undoubtedly inspiring) return of Malhotra, the general consensus isn’t very optimistic about the chances of Hamhuis actually playing, though. Hamhuis is a valuable defensive…

  20. Manny Malhotra takes part in morning skate, will be game-time decision for Game 2

    Jun 4, 2011, 3:07 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin, Raffi Torres, Alex Burrows, Jeff Tambellini

    It seems like the chances of Manny Malhotra returning for Game 2 are getting stronger. He upgraded himself from day-to-day to a game-time decision after the team’s morning skate.

  21. Report: Evgeni Malkin on the ‘fast track’ to recovery from knee surgery

    Jun 4, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Evgeni Malkin,  Tim Thomas

    With Sidney Crosby’s status still uncertain, the Penguins must be happy to hear that Evgeni Malkin is making progress in rehabbing his injured knee.

  22. Drive to 13 complete: Winnipeg season tickets sell out in 17 minutes

    Jun 4, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT

    NHL in Winnipeg

    In just 17 minutes, Winnipeg fans gobbled up the remaining available season ticket packages, completing the “Drive to 13″ with stunning speed.

  23. Next season’s Buffalo Sabres could look very different

    Jun 4, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Buffalo Sabres

    With new owner Terry Pegula in place, the Sabres could makeover their roster this summer. Before they do that, they must decide which free agents will come and which ones will go, though.

  24. Leafs GM Brian Burke hopes to package picks to earn a higher 2011 first rounder

    Jun 4, 2011, 11:48 AM EDT

    Brian Burke

    Leafs GM Brian Burke hopes to move up the first round ladder by packaging one of his two first rounders and his second round pick for a higher first rounder.

  25. Drive to 13 update: Remaining season tickets for Winnipeg games expected to go fast

    Jun 4, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT

    Thrashers Future Hockey

    Winnipeg fans are on pins and needles as the new franchise opens up the opportunity to buy the remaining season tickets this afternoon.

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