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  1. Could the Lightning’s enforcer-free system put them at risk against the Bruins?

    May 16, 2011, 4:42 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game One

    The Bruins bullied the Lightning once it was clear Tampa Bay could win Game 1. While Boston’s actions generates debate for fines and suspensions, there’s also the question: do the Lightning suffer without a true enforcer?

  2. Flames make it official: Jay Feaster is their general manager

    May 16, 2011, 3:23 PM EDT

    Ken King

    The Flames removed the “interim” from Jay Feaster’s job title today, making him the team’s full-fledged GM.

  3. Report: Atlanta Spirit,True North negotiating deal; Thrashers could relocate to Winnipeg

    May 16, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT

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    At least some of the rumors are true: an Atlanta Journal-Constitution report confirms that the Atlanta Spirit ownership group is negotiating with True North. If the two sides come to an agreement, the Thrashers’ move to Winnipeg could become very close to a reality.

  4. Video: Hockey Central previews Lightning-Bruins Game 2

    May 16, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Dwayne Roloson, Brett Clark

    Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones break down Game 2 between the Lightning and Bruins.

  5. Update: Flames sign Curtis Glencross to four-year, $10.2M deal

    May 16, 2011, 1:34 PM EDT

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    Calgary Flames v Vancouver Canucks

    We now know the terms of the new Curtis Glencross deal. The Flames signed the forward to a four-year, $10.2 million contract. Read this post for a salary cap outlook.

  6. Patrice Bergeron returns to practice, doesn’t participate in contact drills

    May 16, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT

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    While a Game 2 return is extremely doubtful, Patrice Bergeron took another solid step forward in his recovery by practicing today. He didn’t participate in contact drills, though.

  7. Finnish fans celebrate 2011 World Championships gold by getting naked

    May 16, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

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    Sweden v Finland - 2011 IIHF World Championship

    Finnish fans celebrated their team’s 6-1 gold medal win over Sweden by … getting naked?

  8. Report: Calgary Flames sign Curtis Glencross to multi-year deal

    May 16, 2011, 11:37 AM EDT

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    Curtis Glencross

    The terms haven’t been revealed yet, but the Flames re-signed forward Curtis Glencross to a multi-year deal with a no-movement clause.

  9. Family, friends and fans say goodbye to Derek Boogaard at Xcel Center

    May 16, 2011, 12:36 AM EDT

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    Two Wild fans organized an informal Derek Boogaard memorial service at Xcel Energy Center Sunday night. Family, teammates and about 350 Wild fans assembled to remember the beloved enforcer.

  10. Canucks dominate third period, take 1-0 series lead over Sharks with 3-2 win

    May 15, 2011, 11:30 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin

    The Canucks wore down the Sharks in the third period to take a 3-2 win and 1-0 series lead. This post recaps that exciting game.

  11. Video: Ryan Kesler matures and takes his game to a higher level

    May 15, 2011, 10:12 PM EDT

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    Canucks Hockey

    Ryan Kesler’s star status is now undeniable, but he’s taken quite a journey to get to this point. Versus put together a great video look at how he went from a solid but occasionally self-destructive pest into a full-fledged star.

  12. 2011 IIHF World Championships: Finland tops Sweden for gold, Czechs take brozne

    May 15, 2011, 8:54 PM EDT

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    Sweden v Finland - 2011 IIHF World Championship

    Finland took its second ever IIHF World Championships gold medal with a 6-1 win against Sweden while the Czech Republic foiled Russia for the bronze.

  13. Matthew Barnaby pleads not guilty to five charges, including felony mischief

    May 14, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT

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    NHL All Star Player Media Availability

    Matthew Barnaby pleaded not guilty to five charges, including a felony criminal mischief charge that could carry a prison sentence of up to four years if convicted.

  14. Your Tampa Bay Lightning-Boston Bruins Game 1 primer

    May 14, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins

    This post is your one-stop source for PHT content regarding Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Lightning and Bruins.

  15. The Sore Thumb: San Jose Sharks

    May 14, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT

    Dan Boyle, Brian Rafalski, Jimmy Howard

    The San Jose Sharks managed to get the Western Conference finals thanks to their many strengths, but what one flaw could be fatal in Round 3? This post features our guess, along with input via Mr. Plank from Fear the Fin.

  16. Eastern Conference finals mark reunion for college teammates Martin St. Louis, Tim Thomas

    May 14, 2011, 4:13 PM EDT

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    Tim Thomas, Martin St. Louis

    15 years ago, Martin St. Louis and Tim Thomas helped the University of Vermont make its first Frozen Four. Now they are the biggest obstacles in each others’ paths to a Stanley Cup finals appearance.

  17. Comparing PHT editor and reader predictions to second round results

    May 14, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

    Sean Bergenheim

    This post compares the actual second round results of the 2011 playoffs with picks made by PHT staffers and readers.

  18. Simon Gagne will reportedly play tonight, Patrice Bergeron skates

    May 14, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Simon Gagne

    Reports indicate that Simon Gagne will be back for Tampa Bay tonight. The Bruins might have good news coming for Patrice Bergeron, too, as he might be on track for a return by Game 5 (if there is one).

  19. Red Wings retirement bits: Nicklas Lidstrom might decide by July 1, Mike Modano still thinking

    May 14, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT

    Nicklas Lidstrom

    The Red Wings announced that both Nicklas Lidstrom and Mike Modano will take some time to make a decision about retirement. Lidstrom is likely to make his decision on July 1, the first day of unrestricted free agency.

  20. Fans, players and writers pay tribute to Derek Boogaard

    May 14, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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    The hockey community continues to react to the death of Derek Boogaard. Here are some of the memories shared by fans, writers and fellow players.

  21. The Sore Thumb: Vancouver Canucks

    May 14, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin

    The Vancouver Canucks managed to get the Western Conference finals thanks to their many strengths, but what one flaw could be fatal in Round 3? This post features our guess, along with input via Yankee Canuck from Nucks Misconduct.

  22. The Sore Thumb: Tampa Bay Lightning

    May 14, 2011, 1:39 AM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

    The Tampa Bay Lightning managed to get the Eastern Conference finals thanks to their many strengths, but what one flaw could be fatal in Round 3? This post features our guess, along with input via Cassie McClellan from Raw Charge.

  23. Former NHL player Matthew Barnaby accused of domestic violence

    May 13, 2011, 11:44 PM EDT

    NHL All Star Player Media Availability

    Former NHL player and current TV analyst Matthew Barnaby was arraigned on domestic violence charges from an incident that took place tonight.

  24. New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard found dead tonight

    May 13, 2011, 11:14 PM EDT

    Ottawa Senators v New York Rangers

    Awful news out of Minnesota tonight: Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard was found dead in his apartment. He was only 28 years old.

  25. Poll: Who will win the Western Conference finals?

    May 13, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks

    Who will win the Western Conference finals: the San Jose Sharks or Vancouver Canucks? Let us know by voting in our poll.

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