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  1. Red Wings retirement bits: Nicklas Lidstrom might decide by July 1, Mike Modano still thinking

    May 14, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT

    Nicklas Lidstrom

    The Red Wings announced that both Nicklas Lidstrom and Mike Modano will take some time to make a decision about retirement. Lidstrom is likely to make his decision on July 1, the first day of unrestricted free agency.

  2. Fans, players and writers pay tribute to Derek Boogaard

    May 14, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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    The hockey community continues to react to the death of Derek Boogaard. Here are some of the memories shared by fans, writers and fellow players.

  3. The Sore Thumb: Vancouver Canucks

    May 14, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin

    The Vancouver Canucks managed to get the Western Conference finals thanks to their many strengths, but what one flaw could be fatal in Round 3? This post features our guess, along with input via Yankee Canuck from Nucks Misconduct.

  4. The Sore Thumb: Tampa Bay Lightning

    May 14, 2011, 1:39 AM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

    The Tampa Bay Lightning managed to get the Eastern Conference finals thanks to their many strengths, but what one flaw could be fatal in Round 3? This post features our guess, along with input via Cassie McClellan from Raw Charge.

  5. Former NHL player Matthew Barnaby accused of domestic violence

    May 13, 2011, 11:44 PM EDT

    NHL All Star Player Media Availability

    Former NHL player and current TV analyst Matthew Barnaby was arraigned on domestic violence charges from an incident that took place tonight.

  6. New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard found dead tonight

    May 13, 2011, 11:14 PM EDT

    Ottawa Senators v New York Rangers

    Awful news out of Minnesota tonight: Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard was found dead in his apartment. He was only 28 years old.

  7. Poll: Who will win the Western Conference finals?

    May 13, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks

    Who will win the Western Conference finals: the San Jose Sharks or Vancouver Canucks? Let us know by voting in our poll.

  8. The Sore Thumb: Boston Bruins

    May 13, 2011, 8:50 PM EDT

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    The Boston Bruins managed to get the Eastern Conference finals thanks to their many strengths, but what one flaw could be fatal in Round 3? This post features our guess, along with input from Evan Coburn of Stanley Cup of Chowder.

  9. Rivalry rekindled: Sweden, Finland will fight for 2011 World Championships gold medal

    May 13, 2011, 7:44 PM EDT

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    Sweden and Finland will add another chapter to their rivalry in the gold medal game of the 2011 World Championships tournament. Sweden beat the Czech Republic 5-2 while Finland shut down Russia 3-0 today.

  10. Your one-stop source for Sharks-Red Wings Game 7 content

    May 12, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

    Pavel Datsyuk, Torrey Mitchell

    Are you pumped up for Game 7 between the Sharks and Red Wings? Check out this post for the details along with links to some of the best PHT content on the series.

  11. Report: Chris Pronger, Kris Versteeg and Michael Leighton underwent surgeries today

    May 12, 2011, 6:09 PM EDT

    Chris Pronger Danny Briere Braydon Coburn Matt Carle Michael Leighton

    The Flyers announced that Chris Pronger, Kris Versteeg and Michael Leighton underwent successful surgeries today.

  12. Bill Daly admits he ‘can’t guarantee’ Thrashers will remain in Atlanta

    May 12, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Phoenix Coyotes

    NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t confirm that the Thrashers might move from Atlanta to Winnipeg, but he didn’t deny the possibility, either.

  13. Amazingly, Manny Malhotra skated with the Canucks today

    May 12, 2011, 4:37 PM EDT

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    It’s just a small step in the recovery process, but the hockey world received great news that Manny Malhotra skated with the Canucks today.

  14. The greatest Game 7 heroes in NHL history (and who might become one tonight)

    May 12, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT

    Pavel Datsyuk, Joe Pavelski

    Some of the game’s greatest (and least expected) players came up big in Game 7s. Who might do so for Detroit or San Jose tonight?

  15. Rogers Sportsnet parts ways with broadcaster over same-sex marriage Tweets

    May 12, 2011, 12:21 PM EDT

    Sean Avery

    Rogers Sportsnet severed its ties with TV host Damian Goddard after he voiced his approval for Uptown Sports’ disapproval of Sean Avery’s stance on same-sex marriage rights.

  16. Alex Frolov leaves NHL, Rangers for KHL after disappointing season

    May 12, 2011, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Today’s far-from-surprising news is that Alex Frolov will leave the NHL/Rangers for Avangard Omsk in the KHL.

  17. Red Wings hold significant Game 7 experience advantage over Sharks

    May 12, 2011, 11:17 AM EDT

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    Nicklas Lidstrom

    The Red Wings hold a significant experience advantage over the Sharks when it comes to handling the pressure of Game 7s.

  18. Flyers executive Ed Snider on goalie search: ‘I want one too’

    May 12, 2011, 12:43 AM EDT

    Ed Snider

    Flyers executive Ed Snider agrees with frustrated fans: he wants the team to find a reliable goalie, too.

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

    May 11, 2011, 11:46 PM EDT

    THRASHERS FAN

    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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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