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James O’Brien

  1. Flyers shut down Chris Pronger for season, playoffs

    Dec 15, 2011, 8:09 PM EDT

    Chris Pronger

    Will he ever be the same player again?

  2. Agent calls for NHL to curb ‘concussion epidemic’

    Dec 15, 2011, 7:53 PM EDT

    New York Islanders v Pittsburgh Penguins

    The question is: how far should they go?

  3. In case you missed it: Tim Thomas had another great night

    Dec 15, 2011, 1:15 AM EDT

    Colin Greening, Tim Thomas

    Check out his nifty “Fungo job.”

  4. Dave Bolland backpedals/clarifies his Canucks jabs

    Dec 15, 2011, 12:33 AM EDT

    Dave Bolland, Mikael Samuelsson

    Hopefully this won’t start an insufferable “utmost respect” meme.

  5. Patrick Kane almost justifies the existence of shootouts

    Dec 14, 2011, 11:46 PM EDT

    Chicago Blackhawks v Minnesota Wild

    This tally puts the skill in skills competition.

  6. Five biggest stars from HBO 24/7 episode one

    Dec 14, 2011, 11:29 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    Five people who stole HBO’s fantastic hockey show.

  7. Adam McQuaid will likely hear from NHL for knee-to-knee

    Dec 14, 2011, 10:52 PM EDT

    Nick Foligno, Andrew Ference, Adam McQuaid

    Does he deserve a suspension for kneeing Nick Foligno?

  8. “Every shot is an adventure” for Tomas Vokoun

    Dec 14, 2011, 9:21 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Philadelphia Flyers

    He admits he’s in “one of those funks.”

  9. Why you shouldn’t always root for NHL underdogs

    Dec 14, 2011, 8:49 PM EDT

    brodziakap

    Upsets are fun, but hockey ones often call for boring strategies.

  10. Colorado edges San Jose in shootout

    Dec 14, 2011, 1:27 AM EDT

    Daniel Winnik

    Check out this post for Logan Couture’s jaw-dropping assist, if nothing else.

  11. Expect to see this John Tortorella meltdown on HBO

    Dec 14, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

    John Tortorella

    The only thing better than normal John Tortorella anger is that we’ll probably get the uncensored version on HBO. (Just make sure your kids aren’t watching.)

  12. Kings fail to score for John Stevens, too

    Dec 13, 2011, 10:55 PM EDT

    stevenslameduck

    Stevens’ lame duck era got off to a positively glum start.

  13. Detroit handles decimated Penguins 4-1

    Dec 13, 2011, 10:24 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Pittsburgh Penguins

    The Red Wings show no mercy when they smell blood.

  14. Add “goaltending” to Capitals’ crisis list

    Dec 13, 2011, 10:04 PM EDT

    St Louis Blues v Washington Capitals

    Tomas Vokoun’s tough night shines a light on yet another problem in Washington.

  15. Milan Michalek takes goals lead, promptly gets injured

    Dec 13, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT

    Paul Szczechura, Milan Michalek, Erik Karlsson

    Yet another teammate-on-teammate crime might end with a concussion. Yup, we’re getting depressed about this trend, too.

  16. Brad Marchand admits slew-foot was “a cheap shot”

    Dec 13, 2011, 8:38 PM EDT

    niskanenvmarchand

    Claude Julien wants Marchand to be a good brat, not a bad one.

  17. Matthew Barnaby won’t do jail time after pleading guilty

    Dec 13, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

    BARNABY

    Matthew Barnaby still could face deportation, though.

  18. Milbury, Jones debate Chris Chelios as best American

    Dec 13, 2011, 8:15 AM EDT

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    US Hockey Hall Of Fame Induction

    Mike Milbury and Keith Jones discuss what made Chris Chelios one of the best NHL players from the U.S.

  19. Roenick, Weekes debate who’s to blame for hits

    Dec 13, 2011, 12:43 AM EDT

    Sidney Crosby, David Krejci

    Is it the onus on the predator or the prey in regarding these toss-up hits?

  20. NHL Overtime explains Wild’s winning ways

    Dec 13, 2011, 12:03 AM EDT

    Mikko Koivu, Dany Heatley

    Thankfully no one uses the word “passive.” We wouldn’t want Mike Yeo to throw a fit, after all.

  21. Henrique, Parise star in Devils win

    Dec 12, 2011, 11:06 PM EDT

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    henriqueparise

    Adam Henrique and Zach Parise produced just enough to outlast Steven Stamkos and the Lightning, even if the Devils were more dominant than the 5-4 score suggests.

  22. Andy Sutton might have a point about suspension appeals

    Dec 12, 2011, 10:14 PM EDT

    Sutton_Andy

    Perhaps Gary Bettman isn’t the most objective judge for these situations …

  23. Firing Terry Murray wasn’t easy for Dean Lombardi

    Dec 12, 2011, 8:58 PM EDT

    Dean Lombardi,

    The fiery Kings GM isn’t shy about criticizing the players after firing the coach.

  24. Life remains miserable for Dwayne Roloson

    Dec 12, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT

    Dwayne Roloson, Mathieu Garon

    Well, at least his hockey life is a big mess.

  25. Andrew Desjardins avoids suspension, but his wallet will be lighter

    Dec 12, 2011, 7:53 PM EDT

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    Andrew Desjardins, Steve Eminger

    Desjardins receives $2,500 fine for boarding Sami Lepisto.

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