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James O’Brien

  1. Brian Burke wants to make the Leafs better – now

    Jan 11, 2012, 10:19 PM EDT

    Brian Burke

    The outspoken GM is shifting from building for the future to fighting for the present.

  2. Peter Mueller could play for Avalanche on Thursday

    Jan 11, 2012, 9:20 PM EDT

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    petermuellerap

    Colorado activated him from the IR today.

  3. Rumors heat up regarding University of Michigan hosting 2013 Winter Classic

    Jan 11, 2012, 8:35 PM EDT

    Big Chill - Michigan State v Michigan

    Could the league’s big event happen at the Big House?

  4. Shawn Thornton bests just about everyone

    Jan 11, 2012, 12:35 AM EDT

    Shawn Thornton, Jim Vandermeer

    Watch him match wits with a Vancouver columnist, score a beautiful goal and generally defy expectations for an enforcer.

  5. Wild hang on for a wacky win against Sharks

    Jan 11, 2012, 12:11 AM EDT

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    Matt Cullen

    It wasn’t pretty, but Minnesota will take the two points in a 5-4 shootout win.

  6. Red Wings still have no answer for … the Islanders?

    Jan 10, 2012, 11:36 PM EDT

    Matt Moulson, Kyle Okposo, John Tavares,  Ty Conklin

    Detroit still hasn’t beaten the Isles in regulation since the lockout ended.

  7. Jaroslav Halak blanks Habs in return to Montreal

    Jan 10, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT

    St. Louis v Montreal Canadiens

    Montreal (and Ken Hitchcock’s system) remains very nice to Halak.

  8. Mike Smith’s jaw-dropping save on Marian Gaborik

    Jan 10, 2012, 10:04 PM EDT

    Marian Gaborik, Mike Smith

    Maybe Smith’s success isn’t solely based on Dave Tippett’s system after all.

  9. More bruises in Buffalo: Thomas Vanek leaves game

    Jan 10, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

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    Buffalo Sabres v Carolina Hurricanes

    It keeps getting worse for the Sabres.

  10. Matt Cullen reflects on 1,000 NHL games

    Jan 10, 2012, 9:10 PM EDT

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    Matt Cullen, Steve Ott

    Update: Cullen rose to the occasion.

  11. Devin Setoguchi lands in Minnesota’s doghouse

    Jan 10, 2012, 8:31 PM EDT

    Devin Setoguchi

    The Wild scratched him for “disciplinary reasons” tonight.

  12. Jacob Markstrom is set to undergo knee surgery

    Jan 10, 2012, 8:08 PM EDT

    Florida Panthers v New Jersey Devils

    Florida’s goalie of the future goes under the knife, again.

  13. McLellan joins Tortorella, Julien as 2012 All-Star Game coaches

    Jan 10, 2012, 12:35 AM EDT

    Todd McLellan

    It could have been Alain Vigneault vs. Claude Julien, but the Panthers spoiled the fun.

  14. Panthers outlast Canucks, get bad news about Markstrom

    Jan 9, 2012, 10:58 PM EDT

    Tomas Kopecky, Roberto Luongo

    Florida’s future takes a hit, so good thing the present’s looking bright.

  15. Francois Beauchemin avoids suspension

    Jan 9, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Anaheim Ducks

    He won’t miss any time for a hit that left Jeff Carter with a separated shoulder.

  16. NHL hands J.F. Jacques a three-game suspension

    Jan 9, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Ryan Hollweg, J.F. Jacques

    The first of two Ducks verdicts in here.

  17. Devils must woo Zach Parise with winning, not just money

    Jan 9, 2012, 9:03 PM EDT

    Zach Parise

    A Stanley Cup seems just as relevant to a big paycheck for Parise.

  18. NHLPA wanted more answers before approving realignment

    Jan 9, 2012, 8:14 PM EDT

    Donald Fehr

    Donald Fehr elaborates on why the players shot down realignment.

  19. Bruins GM predictably gripes about Marchand suspension

    Jan 9, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

    Peter Chiarelli

    On the bright side, he didn’t use the word “propaganda.”

  20. PHT Morning Skate: Where Luongo is “weak sauce”

    Jan 7, 2012, 8:30 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks

    A Boston columnist calls Roberto Luongo “weak sauce” and more.

  21. Hey, look: the Avs are red-hot now

    Jan 6, 2012, 11:54 PM EDT

    Colorado Avalanche v Boston Bruins

    The Avalanche are back in the playoff picture after winning four in a row and nine of their last 10.

  22. Mike Rupp’s knee-to-knee hit on Jordan Staal

    Jan 6, 2012, 11:15 PM EDT

    staalinjured

    Was it dirty or just bad luck?

  23. AHL draws record crowd with outdoor game

    Jan 6, 2012, 11:04 PM EDT

    ahloutdoorgetty

    This outdoor hockey game idea might just have legs …

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