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James O’Brien

  1. Lightning place aging defenseman Mattias Ohlund on the IR

    Oct 4, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT

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    Brad Marchand, Mattias Ohlund

    While they await MRI results, the Lightning placed aging defenseman Mattias Ohlund on the injured reserve.

  2. Flyers have high expectations in Czechs: Jaromir Jagr and Jakub Voracek

    Oct 4, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    voracekjagrap

    The Flyers have high expectations for one Czech who might be past his prime (Jaromir Jagr) and one who might not quite be there yet (Jakub Voracek).

  3. Rangers waive Sean Avery; John Tortorella gives brutally honest explanation

    Oct 4, 2011, 11:28 AM EDT

    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    As PHT speculated about a week ago, the Rangers decided to waive pest Sean Avery. It marks another low point in a career that’s starting to have far more valleys than peaks and begs the question about the 31-year-old forward’s future.

  4. Bodog’s oddsmakers aren’t worried about Alex Ovechkin’s tough 2010-11

    Oct 3, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    Many people critique Alex Ovechkin for an off year in 2010-11, but Bodog gives him the best odds to win the Hart Trophy next season. Check out their picks for other awards in this post.

  5. 2011-12 season preview: Winnipeg Jets

    Oct 3, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Hurricanes Jets Hockey

    How will the Jets’ first year in Winnipeg since 1995 pan out? Check out this Dustin Byfuglien-sized 2011-12 season preview to find out.

  6. 2011-12 season preview: Washington Capitals

    Oct 3, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    Can the Capitals finally get over the hump in a pivotal 2011-12 season? It’s hard to say no after they added a legitimate top goalie in Tomas Vokoun.

  7. 2011-12 season preview: Tampa Bay Lightning

    Oct 3, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Vincent Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos

    Can the Lightning match – or even improve upon – their impressive work from the 2010-11 season and playoffs? PHT takes a look in their season preview.

  8. Troy Brouwer discusses facing his former team, including ‘that little bugger’ Patrick Kane

    Oct 2, 2011, 11:58 PM EDT

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    hossabrouwer

    Troy Brouwer discusses how it felt to play against his old team, as he suited up with the Capitals against the Blackhawks Sunday night.

  9. Toronto’s final cuts could be complicated thanks to suspension, injuries

    Oct 2, 2011, 11:01 PM EDT

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    gettygardiner

    Injuries and Clarke MacArthur’s suspension cause already-tough decisions to get a bit more complicated as the Leafs prepare to make their final cuts.

  10. 2011-12 season preview: Florida Panthers

    Oct 2, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

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    Florida Panthers v Dallas Stars

    Will the Panthers’ extreme makeover work out in 2011-12? Check out PHT’s season preview to find out.

  11. 2011-12 season preview: Carolina Hurricanes

    Oct 2, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    wardstaalap

    The Hurricanes ended their last season with a crushing loss to the Lightning. Can they avoid missing the playoffs for a third consecutive year in 2011-12?

  12. Winnipeg Jets face two tough road swings and two huge home opportunities

    Oct 1, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Mason

    The Jets really don’t have much of a reason to complain, even if their schedule is predictably imbalanced. They’ll need to survive two lengthy sets of away games and take advantage of two similarly fortuitous homestands to make the playoffs in their first year in Winnipeg.

  13. Red Wings rule Pavel Datsyuk out of final two preseason games

    Oct 1, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT

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    datsyuk24ap

    It doesn’t sound like his back problems are too serious, but the Red Wings decided to keep Pavel Datsyuk out of the team’s last two preseason games this weekend.

  14. Sidney Crosby on playing in season opener: ‘I wouldn’t expect it’

    Oct 1, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby

    As expected, Sidney Crosby ruled himself out of the Penguins’ season opener on Thursday, Oct. 6.

  15. Capitals could deal with small highs and lows during cyclical 2011-12 season

    Oct 1, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    greenvokoun

    The Capitals should keep an even keel during a strangely cyclical 2011-12 season.

  16. Matthew Lombardi admits he’s nervous about making his Leafs debut tonight

    Oct 1, 2011, 3:42 PM EDT

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    Matthew Lombardi, Dany Sabourin

    Matthew Lombardi will make his Maple Leafs debut tonight after dealing with post-concussion syndrome.

  17. NHL suspends Clarke MacArthur through first two games of regular season

    Oct 1, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

    Clarke MacArthur, Jimmy Howard, Justin Abdelkader

    Clarke MacArthur will sit out the rest of the preseason as well as two regular season games for his illegal check on Justin Abdelkader.

  18. Tampa Bay shouldn’t strike out because of their schedule

    Oct 1, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Florida Panthers

    All things considered, Tampa Bay’s 2011-12 schedule is very reasonable.

  19. Panthers face the second most travel of any NHL team as part of a rough 2011-12 schedule

    Oct 1, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Kevin Dineen

    The Panthers’ large cast of new characters will have plenty of time to bond during plane and road trips – they’ll rack up the second most miles of any team in the NHL.

  20. Videos: How Taylor Fedun was injured, Matt Cooke’s center ice goal

    Oct 1, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Josh Green, Ray Emery

    Here is video footage of Eric Nystrom’s injurious hit on Taylor Fedun. For comic relief, check out Ray Emery’s gaffe, which allowed Matt Cooke to score a center-ice goal.

  21. Hurricanes could make playoffs if they survive a potentially disastrous March

    Oct 1, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Paul Maurice

    Unlike last season, Carolina’s schedule is pretty reasonable – except in almost the entire month of March. If they can weather that storm, the Hurricanes might be back in the playoffs again.

  22. 2011-12 season preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

    Oct 1, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    James Reimer, Mikhail Grabovski, Phil Kessel

    Can the Maple Leafs finally break their post-lockout playoff curse? PHT takes a look at what could be a toss-up 2011-12 season for Toronto.

  23. 2011-12 season preview: Ottawa Senators

    Oct 1, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Paul MacLean

    The Senators might have a chance to be scrappy during the 2011-12 season, but they might be better off hitting the lottery for another year.

  24. Mike Mottau reflects upon being ‘lucky’ enough to survive eye injury

    Oct 1, 2011, 1:00 AM EDT

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    Mike Mottau

    It’s strange to hear a player talk about being “lucky” about a year after a puck hits him in the eye, but Mike Mottau’s perspective actually makes some sense.

  25. 2011-12 season preview: Montreal Canadiens

    Oct 1, 2011, 12:30 AM EDT

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    Henrik Lunqvist; Travis Moen; Roman Hamrlik;

    The Canadiens’ 2011-12 season rests on the young shoulders of Carey Price and P.K. Subban.

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