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  1. Report: Winnipeg chooses Claude Noel as their new head coach

    Jun 23, 2011, 1:36 PM EST

    Claude Noel, Chris Clark, Derek Brassard

    Claude Noel will reportedly be Winnipeg’s new head coach.

  2. Ottawa Senators add Dave Cameron, Mark Reeds to coaching staff

    Jun 23, 2011, 12:03 PM EST

    Paul MacLean

    The Senators added Dave Cameron and Mark Reeds to their coaching staff as assistants to Paul MacLean.

  3. Does the hockey world need to judge Norris and Selke Trophy candidates differently?

    Jun 23, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

    Nicklas Lidstrom

    Are voters looking at the wrong stats when they decide which player will win (and should be nominated for) the Norris and Selke Trophies?

  4. Numerous awards cannot take away the Stanley Cup sting for the Canucks

    Jun 23, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    The Canucks took home a nice amount of trophies/awards during the 2011 NHL Awards, but they couldn’t fill the gap left by a squandered Stanley Cup opportunity.

  5. Admitted gamer Steven Stamkos will be the cover star for NHL ’12

    Jun 22, 2011, 11:30 PM EST

    NHL Award Nominee Media Availability

    Steven Stamkos will be the cover star for NHL ’12, which must be a thrill for someone who was once a “big gamer.”

  6. Nicklas Lidstrom wins the 2011 Norris Trophy

    Jun 22, 2011, 7:29 PM EST

    Nicklas Lidstrom

    Nicklas Lidstrom was awarded the 2010-11 Norris Trophy at the NHL Awards tonight.

  7. PHT makes the case for the Hart Trophy finallists

    Jun 22, 2011, 4:00 PM EST

    perryhitsstlouis

    The PHT staff makes a case for the three Hart Trophy finalists: Corey Perry, Daniel Sedin and Martin St. Louis.

  8. PHT makes the case for the Norris Trophy finalists

    Jun 22, 2011, 3:00 PM EST

    Honda NHL SuperSkills

    The PHT staff debates the merits of all three Norris Trophy finalists: Zdeno Chara, Nicklas Lidstrom and Shea Weber.

  9. PHT makes the case for the Jack Adams Trophy finalists

    Jun 22, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

    vigneaulttrotzap

    The PHT staff makes a case for each of the three Jack Adams finalists.

  10. NHL BOG changes wording of Rules 41 and 48 to target questionable hits

    Jun 21, 2011, 8:18 PM EST

    Logan Couture, Ryane Clowe, Ben Eager

    The NHL’s Board of Governors approved a few changes to Rule 41 (boarding) and Rule 48 (illegal hits to the head). How long before the wording confuses every single player and fan around the league?

  11. NHL Board of Governors officially approve Atlanta Thrashers’ relocation to Winnipeg

    Jun 21, 2011, 4:48 PM EST

    NHL in Winnipeg

    As expected, the NHL’s Board of Governors approved the relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg, making True North Sports and Entertainment their new owners.

  12. Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke plans on being aggressive during 2011 NHL Entry Draft

    Jun 20, 2011, 3:27 PM EST

    Brian Burke

    With two picks low in the first round and an ever-present willingness to make big deals, Brian Burke said that the Toronto Maple Leafs “do not intend to be an idle bystander” on draft day or July 1.

  13. Maple Leafs shuffle assistant coaches; Is Ron Wilson on thin ice?

    Jun 20, 2011, 12:22 PM EST

    Ron Wilson

    With his assistant coaching staff receiving a facelift and no contract extension in the works, many people wonder if Ron Wilson’s days with the Toronto Maple Leafs might be numbered.

  14. Montreal Canadiens re-sign Max Pacioretty to two-year deal reportedly worth $3.25M

    Jun 20, 2011, 11:27 AM EST

    Max Pacioretty, Zdeno Chara

    The Montreal Canadiens are showing that they’re confident Max Pacioretty will bounce back from that notorious Zdeno Chara bit signing the winger to a two-year deal reportedly worth $3.2 million.

  15. Report: 2011-12 salary cap will include $64M ceiling, $48M floor

    Jun 20, 2011, 11:06 AM EST

    Calgary Flames v Philadelphia Flyers

    TSN reports that the 2011-12 salary cap ceiling will be $64 million while the floor should be $48 million. This post expands on that by revealing the five teams who are closest to the ceiling as of this time and the five teams who need to spend the most money to reach the floor.

  16. Red Wings announce that Nicklas Lidstrom will be back for one year at $6.2M

    Jun 20, 2011, 10:35 AM EST

    Nicklas Lidstrom

    Detroit Red Wings need not fear anymore: Nicklas Lidstrom will come back for one more year, according to the team. Update: the one-year deal will reportedly pay him $6.4 million, the same salary he received in 2010-11.

  17. Steven Stamkos, Lightning should lean toward Crosby’s contract rather than Ovechkin’s deal

    Jun 19, 2011, 10:16 PM EST

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    Steven Stamkos

    The Lightning and Steven Stamkos are in an unusual contract situation. That being said, if they’re going to try to duplicate any other star’s deal, they should lean toward Sidney Crosby’s contract rather than Alex Ovechkin’s lengthy pact.

  18. Other teams could make Tampa Bay miserable if Steven Stamkos reaches restricted free agency

    Jun 19, 2011, 8:29 PM EST

    stamkosrfagetty

    The Tampa Bay Lightning could deal with all kinds of headaches if Steven Stamkos becomes a restricted free agent on July 1. Click “Read More” for some nightmare scenarios.

  19. Zdeno Chara completes his mission of bringing a Stanley Cup to Boston

    Jun 18, 2011, 1:00 PM EST

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Zdeno Chara delivered on his goal when he came to Boston five years ago: to win a Stanley Cup.

  20. Sean Bergenheim’s agent says it’s ‘not going to be easy’ for Lightning to sign him before July 1

    Jun 18, 2011, 12:20 PM EST

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    Sean Bergenheim

    The Lightning face some tough questions this off-season and Sean Bergenheim’s agent indicates that his situation won’t be easy, either.

  21. Could Tomas Kaberle actually return to the Boston Bruins next season?

    Jun 18, 2011, 11:21 AM EST

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    Tomas Kaberle

    It’s hard to imagine, but the Bruins might consider bringing back disappointing defenseman Tomas Kaberle. In some ways, it might even make a little bit of sense.

  22. Comparing PHT editor and reader predictions in the 2011 playoffs

    Jun 18, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Adam McQuaid; Raffi Torres

    With the 2011 playoffs over, we look back at our predictions (and your predictions) to see how well we did.

  23. Patrice Bergeron: ‘Sorry Canada, but I’ve got to go with the Stanley Cup’

    Jun 16, 2011, 6:41 PM EST

    Patrice Bergeron

    Patrice Bergeron has come a long way since his career was seemingly derailed by concussions. Want proof? He faced the enviable question of deciding which was more thrilling: winning a gold medal or the Stanley Cup. Bergeron opted for the Cup.

  24. Report: Minnesota Wild expected to announce Mike Yeo as next head coach on Friday

    Jun 16, 2011, 5:46 PM EST

    Sidney Crosby, Tom Fitzgerald, Mike Yeo

    Minnesota is expected to make Mike Yeo the third head coach in Wild history on Friday.

  25. Bodog tabs the Vancouver Canucks as the favorites to win the 2012 Stanley Cup

    Jun 16, 2011, 4:18 PM EST

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    The Canucks are the strongest favorites to win the 2012 Stanley Cup, with 5/1 odds. Find out how the other teams fared in this post.

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