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James O’Brien

  1. Report: Atlanta mayor says city wouldn’t follow Glendale’s footsteps to keep Thrashers

    May 11, 2011, 11:46 PM EDT

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    The City of Atlanta wouldn’t be willing to put together the same type of deal to save the Thrashers as the City of Glendale generated to avoid the Coyotes’ relocation. Read this post for more details.

  2. Ryane Clowe will be a game-time decision, Johan Franzen might also play in Game 7

    May 11, 2011, 10:44 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks - Game Five

    Ryane Clowe will be a game-time decision for the Sharks while the Red Wings haven’t ruled out Johan Franzen for Game 7.

  3. Thrashers fans nervously await their team’s uncertain future

    May 11, 2011, 9:01 PM EDT

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    Now that the Coyotes appear to be out of the relocation mix, Thrashers fans nervously await their team’s situation.

  4. Shea Weber, Predators seem confident they can reach compromise on new contract

    May 11, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber

    Many think the Predators might have trouble signing soon-to-be-restricted free agent defenseman Shea Weber, but both the team and player appear confident they’ll figure something out.

  5. Red Wings face elimination once again vs. the Sharks in Game 6

    May 10, 2011, 6:36 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks - Game Five

    Here’s the rundown for Game 6 between the Red Wings and Sharks.

  6. Mike Richards heads Flyers off-season surgery list, some question his captaincy

    May 10, 2011, 6:10 PM EDT

    Mike Richards

    Mike Richards is among the Flyers players who will need off-season surgery, but most of today’s focus was on his testy relationship with the media and the quality of his leadership.

  7. Bruins take ‘positive feedback’ from Patrice Bergeron’s presence at practice

    May 10, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT

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    Patrice Bergeron

    Patrice Bergeron almost definitely won’t play in Game 1 or 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, but it looks like he’s making progress toward a possible return at some point.

  8. Coyotes, Thrashers and Winnipeg fans await City of Glendale’s vote tonight

    May 10, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

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    The City of Glendale will vote on whether or not they’ll pay $25 million to keep the Coyotes in Phoenix for at least one more season. This decision will affect the future of the Thrashers and city of Winnipeg as well.

  9. Islanders are expected to make an announcment regarding Nassau Coliseum tomorrow

    May 10, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT

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    The Islanders are expected to make an announcement about their arena situation on Wednesday.

  10. 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs: Conference finals schedule

    May 10, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins

    The Red Wings and Sharks still need to settle their second round series, but we already know that the Eastern Conference finals will begin on Saturday and the West’s will start on Sunday. Check out this post for the full schedule.

  11. Report: Mike Modano will take Johan Franzen’s spot in Red Wings lineup

    May 10, 2011, 11:24 AM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Four

    Mike Modano will play at least one more playoff game after all. The future Hall of Famer will take Johan Franzen’s place in Detroit’s lineup tonight.

  12. Report: Ryane Clowe won’t play for Sharks in Game 6

    May 10, 2011, 11:08 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Detroit Red Wings - Game Three

    The Sharks will try to close out the Red Wings without their highly valuable power forward Ryane Clowe, who won’t play in Game 6 and didn’t travel to Detroit.

  13. Video: Jeremy Roenick hopes Patrick Marleau makes him eat his words

    May 10, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Phoenix Coyotes

    Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones preview Game 6 of the Sharks and Red Wings. Yes, Roenick talks about Patrick Marleau again, too.

  14. Hamilton Bulldogs beat Manitoba Moose in longest Game 7 in AHL history

    May 10, 2011, 1:17 AM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Montreal Canadiens

    The Hamilton Bulldogs won the longest Game 7 in AHL history, beating the Manitoba Moose 2-1 in triple OT.

  15. Ryan Kesler, Canucks grind their way to Western Conference finals with 2-1 win vs. Predators

    May 9, 2011, 11:47 PM EDT

    Mike Fisher, Ryan Kesler

    There was a lot of talk about what the Canucks couldn’t do it this series, but ultimately the Predators own shortcomings shined the brightest. The biggest one might have been their lack of an answer for Ryan Kesler, who earned assists on both of Vancouver’s goals.

  16. Why the Flyers might not roll the dice with a free agent goalie

    May 9, 2011, 10:14 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Boston Bruins - Game Four

    It’s easy to say that the Flyers should add a free agent goalie or trade for an improvement, but are there really any good options for this team? This post explores that question.

  17. Simon Gagne might be able to play for Lightning in Game 1 of Eastern Conference finals

    May 9, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Washington Capitals - Game One

    One benefit of a long layoff between playoff rounds is that injured players get time to heal up. The Lightning are feeling optimistic that Simon Gagne could play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals after his first practice went well.

  18. Predators hope to push Canucks to a Game 7 by winning tonight

    May 9, 2011, 7:22 PM EDT

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    Mason Raymond Pekka Rinne

    The Predators hope to win at home for the first time in this series to push their semifinals match with the Canucks to a Game 7.

  19. Pavel Datsyuk, Johan Franzen might help Red Wings fight off elimination after all

    May 8, 2011, 6:15 PM EDT

    Pavel Datsyuk,  Niklas Kronwall, Nicklas Lidstrom, Johan Franzen

    It sounds like Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen are likely to play for the Red Wings after all. Read this post for quick preview of Detroit-San Jose Game 5.

  20. Canucks coach Alain Vigneault deflects blame from the Sedin twins

    May 8, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks - Game One

    The Sedin twins combined for an abysmal -7 rating in Game 5, but Alain Vigneault isn’t laying the blame on the duo.

  21. Is Joel Ward making a star turn or just another one-hit wonder?

    May 8, 2011, 4:38 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    Joel Ward is on a red-hot run that few people saw coming right in time for unrestricted free agency. So the question is: will he make good on this possible breakthrough or is he another flash in the pan? This post examines both angles.

  22. Report: Pavel Datsyuk, Johan Franzen might miss Game 5; Could Mike Modano get his chance?

    May 8, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk

    Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen are reportedly game-time decisions for Game 5. Could that open the door for Mike Modano to get back into Detroit’s lineup?

  23. Former official Kerry Fraser talks about ‘make-up calls’

    May 8, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Rangers

    Former official Kerry Fraser discusses the subject of “make-up calls.”

  24. Pekka Rinne calls Nashville’s Game 5 win the biggest in team history

    May 8, 2011, 12:10 PM EDT

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    Pekka Rinne

    Pekka Rinne called last night’s Game 5 win the biggest in Predators’ franchise history.

  25. Video: Hockey Central breaks down Detroit-San Jose Game 5

    May 8, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk, Dany Heatley

    The Versus crew breaks down tonight’s Game 5 between the Red Wings and Sharks.

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