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James O’Brien

  1. Rangers’ first home win leaves only blemish on Sharks’ impressive road trip

    Oct 31, 2011, 10:08 PM EDT

    Antti Niemi, Brandon Dubinsky

    The Sharks came roaring into tonight’s game, as they won the first five games of their six-game road trip. The Rangers have a lot of positives to take from tonight’s win – including their first victory at Madison Square Garden.

  2. Mike Fisher shares his suspension-related confusion

    Oct 31, 2011, 9:35 PM EDT

    Francois Beauchemin, Mike Fisher

    Is Mike Fisher speaking on the behalf of most NHL players by saying that he’s confused about the NHL’s disciplinary policies?

  3. Alfredsson update: Senators captain will miss at least 1 week

    Oct 31, 2011, 8:37 PM EDT

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    Daniel Alfredsson

    Senators GM Bryan Murray reveals that Daniel Alfredsson will miss at least a week with what looks like a concussion.

  4. PHT’s Morning Skate: Reducing injuries with simple geometry

    Oct 29, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Jonathan Bernier, Bobby Ryan

    Could the NHL cut down on problem hits by removing the trapezoid? Check out that story and more in Saturday’s Morning Skate.

  5. Could hip problems cut Tyler Seguin’s career short?

    Oct 29, 2011, 12:31 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Boston Bruins

    Word is that Tyler Seguin is more prone to hip injuries than most. Should Bruins fans freak out about yet another fragile center?

  6. Dubnyk steals the spotlight from Nugent-Hopkins vs. Landeskog part 1

    Oct 29, 2011, 12:02 AM EDT

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    Devan Dubnyk, Jay McClement

    Tonight’s Oilers-Avs game was supposed to be all about the two top picks of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft squaring off, but Devan Dubnyk was the real standout.

  7. Kyle Turris insurance? Coyotes trade for Cal O’Reilly

    Oct 28, 2011, 11:32 PM EDT

    Cal O'Reilly, Adam Larsson

    The Coyotes added some scoring depth at center by trading for Cal O’Reilly, who seemed like the odd man out in Nashville. Some might look at this move as “Kyle Turris insurance,” too.

  8. Thornton, Sharks maintain edge on Red Wings

    Oct 28, 2011, 10:41 PM EDT

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    joebeatsthewingsgetty

    The Red Wings’ defense should be a much bigger worry than the Sharks right now, though.

  9. More big news for St. Louis sports: Hulsizer agrees to buy Blues

    Oct 28, 2011, 9:16 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes

    The St. Louis Cardinals are obviously making the biggest news on Oct. 28, but the Blues made waves of their own, as Matthew Hulsizer has reportedly agreed to buy the team.

  10. Nice 3-point game Voynov; now make room for Doughty

    Oct 28, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Only the Los Angeles Kings can demote a defenseman who just produced a three-point night, but that’s exactly what they did with Slava Voynov since Drew Doughty is expected to return Saturday.

  11. Is it time for Colorado to worry about Matt Duchene?

    Oct 27, 2011, 1:39 AM EDT

    Matt Duchene

    Short answer: No, but the budding star’s five-game slump is still a cause for concern.

  12. This just in: Roberto Luongo isn’t Vancouver’s only problem

    Oct 27, 2011, 1:14 AM EDT

    Brian Elliott

    A 3-0 loss to the Blues echoes what logical folks have been whispering for some time: Roberto Luongo isn’t the only problem in Vancouver.

  13. Montreal’s explanation for firing Perry Pearn is ‘outside the box’

    Oct 26, 2011, 11:28 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Montreal Canadiens

    Pierre Gauthier said he doesn’t want to blame anyone … but apparently randomly firing people is OK.

  14. Ilya Bryzgalov joins Roberto Luongo in the goalie doghouse

    Oct 26, 2011, 10:27 PM EDT

    Jason Arnott, Ilya Bryzgalov

    Roberto Luongo and Ilya Bryzgalov have a surprising amount of things in common, but it’s not all about their big contracts anymore.

  15. Edmonton city council approves new Oilers arena

    Oct 26, 2011, 8:48 PM EDT

    Thrashers Oilers Hockey

    Any facade of the Oilers relocating can be dropped now: Edmonton’s city council approved the new arena project by a vote of 10-3.

  16. Mike Modano is going as a mid-life crisis for Halloween

    Oct 26, 2011, 7:48 PM EDT

    modanothumb

    Apparently playing in the NHL kept Mike Modano from posting some really weird photos on Twitter.

  17. Rangers end opening road trip on winning note

    Oct 24, 2011, 11:28 PM EDT

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    Brad Richards, Michael Del Zotto, Blake Wheeler

    It wasn’t always pretty, but the Rangers survived their challenging season opening road trip. Now they get the chance to play six straight games at home starting Thursday.

  18. Jose Theodore should start worrying about Jacob Markstrom

    Oct 24, 2011, 10:32 PM EDT

    Florida Panthers v Montreal Canadiens

    Jacob Markstrom’s stellar play might just create a goalie controversy in Florida.

  19. Chris Pronger is reportedly resting at home, could return in 10 days

    Oct 24, 2011, 10:12 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Philadelphia Flyers

    Reports indicate that Chris Pronger is OK after that scary incident and might even be back in less than two weeks.

  20. Jaromir Jagr scores his first Flyers goal in style

    Oct 24, 2011, 8:26 PM EDT

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    Jaromir Jagr

    It took eight games, but Jaromir Jagr’s first Flyers goal was worth the wait.

  21. Tonight’s scary sight: Chris Pronger leaves ice in hurry after high-stick

    Oct 24, 2011, 7:59 PM EDT

    Chris Pronger

    When Chris Pronger is the one screaming in pain, you know something bad just happened. (This post has been updated with video of the injury.)

  22. Should Tampa Bay stop rolling out Roloson?

    Oct 23, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Florida Panthers v Tampa Bay Lightning

    Should the Lightning pull the plug on 42-year-old goalie Dwayne Roloson already?

  23. Watch Martin St. Louis absolutely dangle Ryan Miller

    Oct 23, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Martin St. Louis, Ryan Miller

    As Lightning color analyst Bobby Taylor put it — “I don’t think Swiss watches have that many moves.”

  24. Drew Doughty isn’t likely to play on Tuesday

    Oct 23, 2011, 11:20 AM EDT

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    Drew Doughty

    Drew Doughty is eligible to return on Tuesday, but reports indicate that he probably won’t be ready to do so.

  25. Video: Blackhawks reveal Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita statues

    Oct 23, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Stan Mikita, Bobby Hull

    The Blackhawks honored their great forward duo of Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita by unveiling statues of the two icons on Saturday.

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