Sep 27, 2011, 3:00 PM EST
The Rangers begin the season in Sweden. Perhaps that only seems fitting, because they’ll be away from home for large periods of time during a very uneven schedule of home and road contests.
Sep 27, 2011, 1:00 PM EST
The Islanders could justify the building optimism surrounding their team thanks to a soft 2011-12 schedule.
Sep 27, 2011, 9:00 AM EST
The league’s lightest travel schedule could greatly benefit Martin Brodeur and the Devils.
Sep 26, 2011, 11:28 PM EST
Not even a week after dealing with an ugly racial display, Wayne Simmonds is being accused of using a homophobic comment in a trash-talking exchange with Sean Avery. It was an ugly game tonight, as Tom Sestito’s hit might also generate some suspension controversy.
Sep 26, 2011, 9:56 PM EST
David Perron joined his team again today, although he didn’t practice. He still has a way to go before that happens, with the next big step being a baseline concussion test scheduled for next week.
Sep 26, 2011, 8:44 PM EST
James Wisniewski received the harshest suspension yet, as the Blue Jackets defenseman will sit out the rest of the preseason and a whopping eight regular season games for his illegal hit on Cal Clutterbuck. In case players haven’t been paying attention, Brendan Shanahan clearly means business.
Sep 26, 2011, 7:34 PM EST
The Wild will wear a “24/38″ helmet sticker in memory of Pavol Demitra and Derek Boogaard, while the team signed Derek’s brother Aaron to a a two-way deal.
Sep 26, 2011, 6:29 PM EST
Brad Staubitz will sit out the rest of the preseason and three regular season games for his hit from behind on Cody Bass. Check out this post for more details and an explanation via league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.
Sep 25, 2011, 6:10 PM EST
Pat Burns’ family, friends and proponents will have to wait and see if he will be posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame, but they won’t have to wait to honor his memory. Pat Burns Arena officially opened today about 10 months after the three-time Jack Adams Award recipient lost his battle with cancer on…
Sep 25, 2011, 5:27 PM EST
John Tortorella said that Marc Staal won’t join the team in Europe – at least initially – but didn’t rule him out for the Rangers’ season opener against the Kings in Sweden on Oct. 7.
Sep 25, 2011, 4:55 PM EST
He’s still wearing his white “no contact” helmet, but Sidney Crosby took another step in the right direction by participating in a “controlled scrimmage” on Sunday.
Sep 25, 2011, 4:45 PM EST
Brendan Shanahan continues to hand out preseason suspensions, as Brad Boyes will sit out two games for his illegal hit on Joe Colborne.
Sep 25, 2011, 3:55 PM EST
Drew Doughty’s contract negotiations remain in limbo, but Kings coach Terry Murray still has him penciled in regarding lineup plans.
Sep 25, 2011, 3:10 PM EST
Scott Hartnell will see a cardiologist on Tuesday after being held out of the third period of Saturday’s preseason game with an elevated heart rate.
Sep 25, 2011, 2:39 PM EST
While he might not actually be ready to practice just yet, the Blues delivered great news today: David Perron will return to the team and hold a press conference on Monday.
Sep 25, 2011, 12:28 PM EST
Teemu Selanne and especially Jonas Hiller looked good in their preseason debuts in which the Ducks beat the Canucks 4-1.
Sep 25, 2011, 10:00 AM EST
Go ahead and scoff, but Rick DiPietro says he feels healthy for the first time in years.
Sep 25, 2011, 9:00 AM EST
While the Lightning ponder putting an ‘A’ on Steven Stamkos’ sweater, should the Avalanche make Erik Johnson their next captain?
Sep 24, 2011, 11:15 PM EST
It’s a small sample size of mostly irrelevant games, but Evgeni Malkin’s impressive preseason is becoming a source of genuine excitement in hockey circles. PHT ponders his chances of returning to an elite level after two rough seasons.
Sep 24, 2011, 10:23 PM EST
Brandon Saad’s impressive preseason performances might make it tough for the Blackhawks to send him back to the junior level.
Sep 24, 2011, 9:07 PM EST
The New York Post reports that Devils co-owner Ray Chambers paid $25 million to give his 47 percent share of the team to fellow co-owner Jeff Vanderbeek. This gives Vanderbeek a 94 percent share in the Devils, which won’t clean up all of their messes but at least will give them a unified vision.
Sep 24, 2011, 7:21 PM EST
For Jay Pandolfo to keep his hopes of a continued NHL career alive, he’ll need to play well against the Devils, his former team of 13 seasons.
Sep 23, 2011, 6:19 PM EST
Jaromir Jagr will make his preseason debut with the Flyers tonight. His first goal is to adjust to the smaller North American ice surface after three years in the KHL.
Sep 23, 2011, 5:27 PM EST
Nathan Horton insists that he’s recovered from the concussion he suffered during the 2011 Stanley Cup finals, but the Bruins are taking the right path in being cautious regarding his return to action.
Sep 23, 2011, 4:43 PM EST
Marc Staal’s struggles with post-concussion syndrome continue, leading head coach John Tortorella to admit that he might miss a chunk of the Rangers’ trip to Europe.
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