Sep 28, 2011, 8:00 PM EST
For the Maple Leafs to break their playoff curse, the team will have to take advantage of long homestands and survive some substantial road swings.
Sep 28, 2011, 5:47 PM EST
Chris Neil delivered a controversial hit on Mikhail Grabovski that went without punishment, but the good news for Maple Leafs fans is that the underrated Russian scorer seems OK.
Sep 28, 2011, 5:00 PM EST
The deck already seemed stacked against the Senators from a talent perspective, but the schedule makers didn’t do them any favors with two brutal stretches early next season.
Sep 28, 2011, 4:21 PM EST
Tom Sestito’s 24th birthday will be one to forget: the Flyers put him on waivers while the NHL suspended him for the rest of the preseason and two regular season games.
Sep 28, 2011, 3:30 PM EST
The Canadiens could be a dark horse candidate to win the Northeast Division because of their reasonable schedule – even if they’ll travel more than their rivals.
Sep 28, 2011, 2:45 PM EST
Players and coaches shared mixed reactions to Brendan Shanahan’s first run of suspensions in the 2011 preseason.
Sep 28, 2011, 2:19 PM EST
Red Wings forward Danny Cleary will miss at least the rest of the preseason with an upper-body injury.
Sep 28, 2011, 1:50 PM EST
Jason Arnott will miss about a week after undergoing minor eye surgery.
Sep 28, 2011, 1:26 PM EST
A 26 year old man has been charged with throwing a banana peel at Wayne Simmonds. If convicted, he could face a maximum fine of $2,000.
Sep 28, 2011, 11:00 AM EST
The Sabres’ 2011-12 schedule almost seems manic depressive in its highs and lows. Surviving a brutal beginning to 2012 could be the key for Pegulamania to run wild.
Sep 28, 2011, 9:00 AM EST
The Bruins need to take advantage of a very favorable first half schedule because the last three months of 2011-12 could be awfully challenging.
Sep 28, 2011, 1:03 AM EST
Mika Zibanejad is making a serious case to join the Ottawa Senators right out of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, but if the team is as bad as expected, it might be a waste of a bargain entry-level year.
Sep 27, 2011, 9:56 PM EST
Great news for Scott Hartnell: he cleared a cardiologist’s test and skated in practice on Tuesday. There’s even a chance that the Flyers forward could play in a Thursday exhibition contest after that scary incident involving an elevated heart rate.
Sep 27, 2011, 9:00 PM EST
The Penguins’ schedule is pretty balanced and manageable, but they could go on a late season tear, especially in their final 11 games.
Sep 27, 2011, 7:54 PM EST
The Canadian Press reports that Wayne Simmonds won’t face disciplinary action for allegedly using a homophobic taunt in a verbal exchange with Sean Avery. How do you feel about the decision?
Sep 27, 2011, 7:15 PM EST
London, Ontario police might be aware of the person who threw a banana at Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds. No charges have been filed yet, though.
Sep 27, 2011, 6:00 PM EST
The Flyers could do some serious damage in the beginning and end of the 2011-12 season, but things could get a little shaky during tough stretches in November and December.
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.
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