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  1. Peter Mueller gets back into action in training camp

    Sep 18, 2011, 10:39 PM EDT

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    Peter Mueller still has as a way to go until you can pencil him back into Colorado’s lineup, but after missing almost a full year of a hockey action, he seemed positive about his return in training camp.

  2. Alexander Semin responds to comments about how much he cares

    Sep 18, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

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    Alexander Semin discussed Matt Bradley’s claims that he “doesn’t care” and also spoke about his name often surfacing in trade rumors.

  3. Marian Gaborik tries to find chemistry, fight through tragedies

    Sep 17, 2011, 6:38 PM EDT

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    Marian Gaborik discusses getting over hockey’s tragic summer and finding a way to gel with new free agent center Brad Richards.

  4. Public meeting addresses concussions as training camps begin

    Sep 17, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

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    With training camps kicking off this weekend, the topic of concussions returned to the forefront of many hockey discussions. Perhaps that’s why the Outcomes following Concussion in Hockey (OuCH!) seminar was scheduled today at St. Michael’s Hopsital in Toronto. About 200 people attended the public meeting, which addressed a wide variety of issues related to…

  5. Jaromir Jagr skates with new teammates, discusses spurned Pens fans

    Sep 17, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT

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    Jaromir Jagr addressed angry Penguins fans and putting on a Flyers jersey for the first time as Philly’s training camp began.

  6. Carolina signs 2011 first round pick Ryan Murphy

    Sep 17, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

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    It’s unclear if 2011’s 12th overall pick Ryan Murphy can make an immediate jump to the NHL with the Hurricanes, but the team has the incentive to give him a shot now that they signed him to an entry-level contract.

  7. Sidney Crosby practices at ‘100 percent pace’ on first day of camp

    Sep 17, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

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    While he stood out with his white no contact helmet, Sidney Crosby also stood out for how hard he worked during the first day of training camp.

  8. Canucks injury updates for Ryan Kesler, Dan Hamhuis and Manny Malhotra

    Sep 17, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT

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    Ryan Kesler could be back as late as November while Dan Hamhuis and Manny Malhotra are expected to miss a big chunk of the preseason. Meanwhile, the Canucks don’t seem fazed by Christian Ehrhoff’s departure.

  9. Reports: Capitals D Tom Poti fails physical, will likely be placed on long-term injured reserve

    Sep 17, 2011, 11:57 AM EDT

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    Tom Poti failed a physical today, which means he’ll likely go on the long-term injured reserve. That’s sad news for the defenseman, but it provides salary cap relief for the Capitals.

  10. More Lokomotiv tributes: Philip McRae gives up 38 in ode to former Blues, Avalanche players react

    Sep 17, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

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    Blues forward Philip McCrae will switch from number 38 next season in honor of former St. Louis players Pavol Demitra and Igor Korolev. Meanwhile, Semyon Varlamov, Paul Stastny and Milan Hejduk reflect on the losses.

  11. Pavel Datsyuk will wear number 24 during the preseason to honor former teammate Ruslan Salei

    Sep 17, 2011, 10:51 AM EDT

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    On the same day that the team will travel to mourn fallen former assistant coach Bruce McCrimmon, the Red Wings announced that Pavel Datsyuk will switch to number 24 for training camp and the preseason to honor Ruslan Salei.

  12. NHL 12 review roundup: Is it the best game yet or has the series reached a plateau?

    Sep 17, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

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    It’s been a few days since NHL 12 came out, so here’s a roundup of critical responses to EA Sports’ newest hockey video game.

  13. NHL ’94 redux? Discussing the pros and cons of revamping that classic game

    Sep 13, 2011, 4:02 PM EDT

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    Why a revamped version of the SNES/Sega Genesis classic video game would (and wouldn’t) work on modern consoles.

  14. Suggestions for six NHL teams who haven’t named a captain yet

    Sep 12, 2011, 10:15 PM EDT

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    The Sabres, Avalanche, Panthers, Islanders, Devils and Flyers are the six NHL teams without a captain at this time. PHT provides suggestions for the direction of each club in this post.

  15. Bruins gather for one more Stanley Cup celebration; Marc Savard’s name will be on it

    Sep 12, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

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    As the Bruins enjoy their final chances to celebrate the Stanley Cup win before training camp begins, Marc Savard has his own reason to rejoice: his name will be on the Stanley Cup.

  16. New Jersey Devils claim that bankruptcy report is inaccurate

    Sep 12, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT

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    The Devils released a statement refuting much of what The New York Post reported about their financial troubles.

  17. Yaroslavl Lokomotiv might play in second-tier league; Czech league postpones opener for funeral

    Sep 12, 2011, 4:08 PM EDT

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    A rebuilt Lokomotiv team might play in the Major Hockey League in December, which is a second-tier Russian league. Meanwhile, the Czech hockey league will postpone its opening day to accommodate Jan Marek’s funeral.

  18. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins showed promise during Young Stars game on Sunday

    Sep 12, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins didn’t light up the scoreboard against Canucks prospects last night, but his playmaking skills and vision left a good impression on Oilers brass.

  19. Rangers make Ryan Callahan their new captain, tab Marc Staal and Brad Richards as alternates

    Sep 12, 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

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    The Rangers justified many people’s expectations by handing the captaincy to popular forward Ryan Callahan. Marc Staal and Brad Richards will serve as alternates.

  20. Report: Devils miss Sept. 1 loan payment, could face threat of bankruptcy

    Sep 12, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT

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    A New York Post report indicates that the Devils could face bankruptcy after defaulting on a $100 million loan.

  21. Did the San Jose Sharks improve during this off-season?

    Sep 12, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

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    The Sharks seem confident that they improved their odds of winning after a summer of splashy moves. Let’s try to gauge how accurate their self-assessment really is.

  22. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash survivor Alexander Galimov dies in Moscow hospital

    Sep 12, 2011, 4:25 AM EDT

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    Sad news out of Moscow: Alexander Galimov died during surgery today. He was the only player who initially survived the terrible Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crash on Sept. 7. Galimov was 26 years old.

  23. Teenage girl finds herself in NHL 12 after asking EA Sports why its games lacked female players

    Sep 12, 2011, 12:05 AM EDT

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    EA Sports decided to add the option to create female hockey players for NHL 12 after a 14-year-old hockey fan named Lexi Peters asked them why the previous games lack that option. Better yet, though: Peters will actually appear in the game as the first female player.

  24. Zach McKelvie hopes to get hockey career back on track after two years of Army service

    Sep 11, 2011, 8:55 PM EDT

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    Rookie camps feature plenty of players trying to make difficult transitions. Most are hoping to shift from either college hockey or the junior level to the minors or even a more dramatic jump to the NHL. Boston Bruins prospect Zach McKelvie faces a challenge that most won’t experience, though: going from active duty in the…

  25. Are NHL teams better off trying to acquire a top goalie through free agency or the draft?

    Sep 10, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

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    PHT explores an interesting question: is it wiser to try to land an elite goalie through the draft or free agency?

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