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James O’Brien

  1. Ilya Bryzgalov won’t be cheap, but will he be worth it for the Flyers?

    Jun 12, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Four

    The Flyers will need to make a significant investment – and some painful sacrifices – to sign goalie Ilya Bryzglaov. The question is: are they really sure it would be worth it?

  2. Aaron Rome doesn’t understand why he was suspended four games for hit on Nathan Horton

    Jun 12, 2011, 3:41 PM EDT

    Aaron Rome, Nathan Horton

    In today’s not-so-shocking news, Aaron Rome disagrees with the four-game suspension he received for his hit on Nathan Horton.

  3. Your Boston Bruins-Vancouver Canucks 2011 Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 primer

    Jun 10, 2011, 6:48 PM EDT

    Green Men

    Excited for what could be a turning point game in the 2011 Stanley Cup finals? Check out all the great PHT content for Bruins-Canucks Game 5 in this post.

  4. Can Claude Julien maintain his ‘Midas Touch’ in Game 5?

    Jun 10, 2011, 6:17 PM EDT

    Claude Julien

    Claude Julien has been pushing all the right buttons lately, especially in Boston’s two wins. Can he keep it up with the series back in Vancouver?

  5. With two wins in Cup finals, Bruins gain something else: higher expectations

    Jun 10, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Four

    The Bruins came into this series with at least some sense of “being happy to be there” – at least among some fans – but two big wins seem to have changed that mindset.

  6. Brad Marchand finds right balance between agitation and offense

    Jun 10, 2011, 4:22 PM EDT

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    Keith Ballard;  Brad Marchand

    Brad Marchand is a rare example of a pest who brings so much more to the table than he takes away, he might deserve a new title entirely.

  7. Winnipeg fallout: Thrashers staffers face uncertain future, Manitoba Moose move

    Jun 10, 2011, 2:29 PM EDT

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    Craig Ramsay

    True North replaced many Thrashers staffers with Manitoba Moose employees while key coaching staff members wonder about their future. Speaking of the Moose: they’ll play in St. John’s N.L. next season.

  8. Vancouver defense continues its disconcerting shuffles as Chris Tanev replaces Keith Ballard

    Jun 10, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT

    Dan Hamhuis, Troy Brouwer, Roberto Luongo

    The Canucks’ problems on defense continue as they shift Keith Ballard out of the lineup for unproven depth defenseman Chris Tanev.

  9. Head games: While Luongo’s psyche is in question, is Thomas in Canucks’ heads?

    Jun 10, 2011, 1:01 PM EDT

    Tim Thomas

    While many wonder where Roberto Luongo’s mind is at, the other question is: can the Canucks get Tim Thomas out of their heads?

  10. With Bryzgalov’s rights traded, Coyotes face three roads to goaltending solution

    Jun 10, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Don Maloney

    How will the Coyotes replace Ilya Bryzgalov? GM Don Maloney mapped out his three-pronged strategy to do just that.

  11. Montreal Canadiens sign Mathieu Darche to one-year, $700K deal

    Jun 10, 2011, 11:24 AM EDT

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    Mathieu Darche; Marc-Andre Fleury

    The Montreal Canadiens wrapped up journeyman forward Mathieu Darche to a one-year, $700K deal today. South Park fans secretly rejoiced.

  12. Alain Vigneault on Roberto Luongo starting in Game 5: ‘You can bet on it’

    Jun 10, 2011, 5:21 AM EDT

    Roberto Luongo

    The word is that Roberto Luongo will remain in Vancouver’s net for Game 5. That word came from Canucks coach Alain Vigneault, though, so you never really know.

  13. Capitals part ways with goalie coach Arturs Irbe

    Jun 10, 2011, 1:21 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Washington Capitals

    Despite a very successful 2010-11 season, Arturs Irbe won’t be Washington’s goalie coach. Read more for how much this might impact the Capitals’ goalie, especially Semyon Varlamov.

  14. Bill Daly denies rumors that NHL is rebuilding bridge with Jim Balsillie

    Jun 9, 2011, 11:31 PM EDT

    Jim Balsillie

    If the NHL is mending the fences with Jam Balsillie, they’re not admitting to as much publicly.

  15. Should Winnipeg name their team the Jets? Andrew Ladd sees both sides of argument

    Jun 9, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

    Andrew Ladd

    Should the Winnipeg team be named the Jets? Will he even play for whatever the team is called? Last season’s Atlanta Thrashers captain Andrew Ladd discussed those issues today.

  16. Report: Blue Jackets hope to pry Jeff Carter from Flyers; Would the rumored deal make sense?

    Jun 9, 2011, 8:38 PM EDT

    Jeff Carter

    The Blue Jackets are rumored to throw this package deal at the Flyers for Jeff Carter: Jakub Voracek and the eight pick of the 2011 draft. This post discusses why this rumored trade might make sense for both sides.

  17. Did Aaron Rome’s hit on Nathan Horton actually hurt the Canucks more than the Bruins?

    Jun 9, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT

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    Mark Recchi, Zdeno Chara, Michael Ryder, Daniel Paille, Rich Peverley

    On paper, the Bruins got the short end of the stick with both Aaron Rome and Nathan Horton being lost for the rest of their series against the Canucks. Yet when you look at the motivation Boston received and how the lineup changes have gone wrong for Vancouver, it’s clear the “trade off” was more even than expected.

  18. The soundtrack to Roberto Luongo’s misery

    Jun 9, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Roberto Luongo, Christian Ehrhoff

    At one point, it seemed like “Chelsea Dagger” would be the ultimate theme song for Roberto Luongo’s saddest hockey moments. Yet after two disastrous games hearing plenty of the Bruins’ goal song, we decided to compile a “greatest hits” collection of the song he probably hates the most.

  19. Boston Bruins hope to retain momentum, tie series with villainous Vancouver Canucks

    Jun 8, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

    Derrick Leger

    Want to catch up on all the PHT content for Game 4 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals? Check out this post.

  20. Kevin Cheveldayoff officially named Winnipeg’s new GM

    Jun 8, 2011, 6:36 PM EDT

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    Kevin Cheveldayoff, Craig Heisinger

    It’s official: former Blackhawks assistant GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will be the new Winnipeg team’s GM.

  21. Former NHL forward Bill Guerin named Pittsburgh Penguins’ player development coach

    Jun 8, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT

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    Bill Guerin

    The Penguins made Bill Guerin their player development coach. This post elaborates on his role and also depicts the stability the franchise is setting up for itself.

  22. Beware the hip check: Keith Ballard looks to make Stanley Cup finals debut tonight

    Jun 8, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT

    ballardhipcheckgetty

    Could we see another huge hip check tonight? It’s quite possible since Keith Ballard will make his first-ever appearance in a Stanley Cup finals contest in Game 4.

  23. Tyler Seguin will play in Game 4; How will Bruins replace Nathan Horton?

    Jun 8, 2011, 3:41 PM EDT

    Sergei Bobrovsky, Tyler Seguin, Michael Ryder

    Tyler Seguin will play in Game 4 while Nathan Horton is done for the series. So which Bruins players could skate in Horton’s spot on the team’s top line?

  24. Nashville Predators hope to court jilted Atlanta Thrashers fans

    Jun 8, 2011, 3:07 PM EDT

    THRASHERS FAN

    One market’s loss is another market’s gain? The Predators hope to attract Thrashers fans to Nashville for select games. Find out more about this clever marketing idea by clicking “Read More.”

  25. Much like Tim Thomas before him, Roberto Luongo will stay the course despite defeat

    Jun 8, 2011, 1:40 PM EDT

    Roberto Luongo

    Much like Tim Thomas did as Game 3 approached, Roberto Luongo won’t let some bumps in the road change his style. He shouldn’t either; isn’t that what got him this far in the first place?

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