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

    Sep 12, 2011, 4:25 AM EDT

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    Alexander Galimov, Liro Tarkki

    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.

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

    Sep 12, 2011, 12:05 AM EDT

    lexipeters

    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.

  3. 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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    bruinslogo

    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…

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

    Sep 10, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

    Mason Raymond Pekka Rinne

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

  5. Panthers will have their eyes on goalie prospect Jacob Markstrom during rookie camp

    Sep 10, 2011, 5:56 PM EDT

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    Jacob Markstrom

    The Panthers will keep an eye on a bevy of promising prospects during their rookie camp, but one of the most important ones will be possible goalie of the future Jacob Markstrom.

  6. Kings Hockey Fest will generate donations, pay tribute to two scouts who died in 9/11 attacks

    Sep 10, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

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    The Kings’ annual fan event will take place on Sunday, marking the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that took the lives of Kings scouts Garnet “Ace” Bailey and Mark Bavis. The team hopes to generate charitable donations in their honor.

  7. Can Dennis Seidenberg generate a strong encore after his outstanding playoff run?

    Sep 10, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT

    Tim Thomas, Dennis Seidenberg

    Dennis Seidenberg played the best hockey of his career during the 2011 playoffs. Can he maintain that magic next season?

  8. Senators prospects could earn roster spots with strong showings

    Sep 10, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

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    NHL Rookie Tournament - Toronto Maple Leafs v Ottawa Senators

    Five Senators prospects have a chance to make a dent on Ottawa’s roster, beginning with a rookie tournament that starts this weekend.

  9. Jets aren’t looking to trade Dustin Byfuglien, who still hasn’t been charged with BWI

    Sep 10, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

    Dustin Byfuglien

    As Dustin Byfuglien continues to wonder if he’ll receive charges for BWI or something related to a recent incident, the Jets seem to have very little interest in trading the hybrid defenseman.

  10. Travis Zajac’s injury recovery window remains unclear; rehab could take up to six months

    Sep 10, 2011, 12:51 PM EDT

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    Jamie Benn, Travis Zajac

    While initial reports indicated that Travis Zajac would be sidelined for about three months with an Achilles tendon tear, the Devils center realizes that the process could take four or even up to six months to work itself out.

  11. Thousands gather at Yaroslavl arena to mourn Lokomotiv; Russian stars discuss the tragedy

    Sep 10, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

    Vladimir Putin

    Thousands came to Yaroslavl arena for a ceremony that honored the members of Lokomotiv, while significant Russian hockey figures paid their respects.

  12. Sidney Crosby expands on recovery process: ‘I can’t wait to just get back out there’

    Sep 8, 2011, 5:58 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby

    Sidney Crosby spoke about why he waited to discuss his injury situation, his eagerness to get back to NHL action and how he’ll use examples like Patrice Bergeron as a reason to remain optimistic.

  13. Zach Parise hopes he can sign a long-term deal with the Devils

    Sep 8, 2011, 4:33 PM EDT

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    Zach Parise

    While it’s easy to worry that Zach Parise will play his final season with the Devils in 2011-12, the talented winger said he’d prefer to stay with the team that drafted him.

  14. More details emerge about how the KHL will try to move forward from Lokomotiv tragedy

    Sep 8, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT

    People lay flowers in front of the Arena

    KHL vice president Ilya Kochevrin spoke with Puck Daddy’s Dmitri Chesnokov today, providing more details about how the league plans to help Lokomotiv rebuild and how the KHL will attempt to move on from Wednesday’s tragic events.

  15. Brad Marchand practices with Bruins, remains unsure about contract situation

    Sep 8, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT

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    Brad Marchand

    Brad Marchand’s contract negotiations might force him to miss some of training camp, but when you consider the fact that he was practicing with the team today, it seems clear that the situation should be resolved sooner or later.

  16. John Tavares says that he’d love to be the Islanders’ next captain

    Sep 8, 2011, 2:43 PM EDT

    New York Islanders Draft Party

    John Tavares expressed interest in becoming the next Islanders captain, now that the position was vacated by Doug Weight’s retirement.

  17. Penguins bring back Richard Park with one-year, two-way deal

    Sep 8, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT

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    Dwayne Roloson, Richard Park

    Richard Park’s career has come full circle as he signed with the Penguins, who drafted him in 1994.

  18. KHL postpones games until September 12, will ask other clubs to help rebuild Lokomotiv

    Sep 8, 2011, 11:04 AM EDT

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    The KHL will put its games on hold for five days to deal with the ramifications of the awful Lokomotiv crash, with play resuming on Monday, September 12. The league also will call upon its other teams to help rebuild Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

  19. Looking back at the legacies of the victims of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl tragedy

    Sep 7, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT

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    Slovakia v Germany: Group A - 2011 IIHF World Championship

    PHT looks back at the careers and lasting impacts left behind by the victims of the Yaroslavl Lokomotive crash.

  20. The NHL’s ‘Emergency Rehabilitation Plan’ would cover nightmare scenarios like a plane crash

    Sep 7, 2011, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Are you wondering how the league would handle a situation like the KHL is going through with Lokomotiv Yaroslav? Read about the NHL’s “Emergency Rehabilitation Plan” in this post.

  21. Flyers’ letter to season ticket holders confirms 2012 Winter Classic

    Sep 7, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT

    Darroll Powe

    A Flyers’ letter to season ticket holders confirmed the long-held expectations that the team will host the New York Rangers in the 2012 Bridgestone Winter Classic.

  22. NHL players, Gary Bettman react to Lokomotiv Yaroslavl’s ‘catastrophic loss’

    Sep 7, 2011, 2:28 PM EDT

    Russia Crash

    Many NHL players expressed their condolences regarding Lokomotiv Yaroslavl’s tragic plane crash today, while Gary Bettman spoke about the “catastrophic loss to the hockey world.”

  23. Milan Lucic questioned by police after shouting match with girlfriend, no charges were filed

    Sep 7, 2011, 12:10 PM EDT

    Milan Lucic

    Police questioned Milan Lucic after he got into a screaming match with his girlfriend on Tuesday, but no charges were filed and there were no signs of physical harm.

  24. Poll results: PHT readers prefer the Los Angeles Kings’ new look

    Sep 7, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Four

    PHT readers think that the Kings made the best move by making their alternate jerseys their full-time look. In fact, they think that those Gretzky-era inspired duds are even better than the ones Wayne Gretzky wore in the early 90’s.

  25. Detroit shouldn’t be offended by Tomas Vokoun’s reasons for choosing Washington

    Sep 7, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Florida Panthers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Some might view Tomas Vokoun’s comments as bulletin board material for the Red Wings, but the biggest factors point to the fact that Washington just made more sense for the underrated goalie.

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