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James O’Brien

  1. Do the Kings need a Blues-style wake-up call?

    Nov 8, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v Los Angeles Kings

    In other words, could Terry Murray be the scapegoat for the slumping Kings?

  2. Eric Staal discusses aftermath of hit on Marc Staal

    Nov 7, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT

    Carolina Hurricanes v New York Rangers

    Eric Staal admits that he’s never hit his brother Marc harder than he did during that ill-fated game last season.

  3. Daniel Paille will see ‘specialists’ after taking puck to face

    Nov 7, 2011, 10:18 PM EDT

    Daniel Paille, Zdeno Chara

    Early reports indicate that Daniel Paille is dealing with a broken nose.

  4. Are the big, bad Boston Bruins back?

    Nov 7, 2011, 9:56 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins

    They’re finally looking more “big” than “bad” in the last three games.

  5. Adam McQuaid and Matt Martin pummel each other

    Nov 7, 2011, 9:04 PM EDT

    Adam McQuaid, Matt Martin

    It wasn’t the tide-turner that Matt Martin hoped it would be, but check out his fight with Adam McQuaid anyway.

  6. Michael Grabner moves on from wild 2010-11 season

    Nov 7, 2011, 8:38 PM EDT

    Michael Grabner

    Michael Grabner talks about moving on from a 2010-11 season that featured dramatic ups and downs.

  7. Can Ken Hitchcock adapt to a changing NHL?

    Nov 7, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT

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    Ken Hitchcock

    Is Ken Hithcock ready to return to the NHL as the head coach of the St. Louis Blues?

  8. Eye surgery will sideline George Parros for a month

    Nov 7, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT

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    parroslefteye

    George Parros’ face has been a magnet for pucks rather than fists lately, which caused him to undergo laser eye surgery.

  9. Josh Harding puts himself on potential starter radar

    Nov 6, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

    Josh Harding

    Josh Harding’s outstanding start to 2011-12 should put him on the radars of teams looking for a new top goalie.

  10. PHT’s Morning Skate: Embarrassment in Columbus and more Bruins bling

    Nov 6, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Tyler Seguin

    Surprising scorers, depressed Blue Jackets and another celebration for the Bruins are among the big topics in Sunday’s Morning Skate.

  11. Reality check? Coyotes end Oilers’ winning streak

    Nov 6, 2011, 12:59 AM EDT

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    Devan Dubnyk, Daymond Langkow

    Oilers fans should approach tonight’s loss the same way they should handle the hot start: with patience and logic. The game against the Coyotes provides reasons for both optimism and pessimism, as you’ll see from this post.

  12. Islanders break slump in dramatic style

    Nov 6, 2011, 12:12 AM EDT

    Rick DiPietro

    The Islanders couldn’t have picked a much better way to end their six-game losing streak than to win the way they did against the Capitals.

  13. Tyler Seguin scores first hat trick in the name of Phil Kessel trade remorse

    Nov 5, 2011, 11:30 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs

    Maple Leafs have had good reason to feel less miserable about the Phil Kessel trade lately, but Tyler Seguin’s hat trick interrupted that reprieve.

  14. Sean Avery has very little to do with Rangers’ solid win

    Nov 5, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

    averylittleminutes

    Technically speaking, Sean Avery played tonight, but it shouldn’t be shocking that he made a negligible impact in less than five minutes of ice time.

  15. Red Wings break skid, but Ducks should turn things around too

    Nov 5, 2011, 10:19 PM EDT

    lidstromfistbumpap

    The Red Wings snapped their six-game losing streak, but if the Ducks can get over an embarrassing loss, they can turn things around in a big way. Find out why in this post.

  16. How will Columbus bounce back from the Flyers debacle?

    Nov 5, 2011, 9:43 PM EDT

    Scott Howson, Scott Arniel

    A crushing 8-1 loss indicates that the firings of Scott Howson and Scott Arniel are just a matter of time, but the bigger question might be: how should the franchise move on if that happens?

  17. Blackhawks enjoy much better start than last year

    Nov 5, 2011, 8:25 PM EDT

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    Marian Hossa, Patrick Kane

    Unlike last season, the Blackhawks are off to a strong start.

  18. Matt Duchene reflects on first hat trick: ‘Most fun I’ve had’

    Nov 5, 2011, 1:12 AM EDT

    ducheneap

    Yes, his team lost, but can you blame Matt Duchene for admitting that his four-point game (and first career hat trick) ended up being a lot of fun?

  19. Movember poll: Who owns the best ‘active’ mustache in the NHL?

    Nov 3, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

    2011 Heritage Classic - Alumni Game

    Movember’s underway, which makes us wonder: who owns the best modern mustache in the NHL? Who’s the modern Lanny McDonald? Vote in the poll to let us know.

  20. Is the hockey world wrong about Mike Smith?

    Nov 3, 2011, 12:43 AM EDT

    mikesmithap

    After earning his third consecutive win by stopping 39 shots, the hockey world might be forced to consider changing its stance on Mike Smith.

  21. Does Marty still have it? Brodeur did on this astounding save

    Nov 2, 2011, 11:40 PM EDT

    Martin Brodeur, Henrik Tallinder, Mark Fayne,  Brad Mills, Joffrey Lupu

    It wasn’t a great night for Martin Brodeur, but if you want hope that he still might “have it,” just watch this save in an endless loop.

  22. Joffrey Lupul demands your attention with hat trick

    Nov 2, 2011, 11:26 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v New Jersey Devils

    All of a sudden, Joffrey Lupul might become known as a legitimate NHL scorer rather than “the guy who was traded for Chris Pronger twice.”

  23. Flyers hang on to early lead, beat Buffalo 3-2

    Nov 2, 2011, 11:05 PM EDT

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    girouxjagr

    Check out this recap of the Flyers’ narrow 3-2 win against the Sabres.

  24. Martin Brodeur struggles, ties all-time losing record

    Nov 2, 2011, 10:38 PM EDT

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v New Jersey Devils

    Want a totally unfair stat to reinforce Martin Brodeur’s struggles? Wednesday’s defeat put him in a three-way tie for the all-time record for losses with 352.

  25. Brendan Shanahan goes in-depth on suspensions with NHL Live

    Nov 2, 2011, 10:10 PM EDT

    Brendan Shanahan

    Want a little more reasoning behind “Shana-bans” (and non-suspensions)? Hear them straight from the man himself, with some feedback from PHT.

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