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  1. Buffalo bags Brad Boyes from Blues in exchange for 2nd rounder in 2011

    Feb 27, 2011, 11:53 PM EDT

    St. Louis Blues v Buffalo Sabres

    The Sabres acquired streaky Blues scorer Brad Boyes in exchange for their 2011 second round pick.

  2. Trade bait no longer: Ottawa signs Chris Phillips to three-year, $9.25 million extension

    Feb 27, 2011, 11:24 PM EDT

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    Chris Phillips, Darroll Powe

    Trade fans can cross at least one major chip off the list of trade bait, as the Senators locked up shutdown defenseman Chris Phillips to a three-year, $9 million extension.

  3. Thrashers GM Rick Dudley hopes to maintain big picture outlook during trade deadline

    Feb 27, 2011, 10:37 PM EDT

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    Like most general managers in the playoff picture, Thrashers GM Rick Dudley wants to make his team better. But he also knows that he shouldn’t compromise a promising future for a slightly better present.

  4. Jonathan Toews leads Blackhawks to big shootout win against Coyotes

    Feb 27, 2011, 10:04 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Toews, Scottie Upshall

    The Blackhawks rode Jonathan Toews’ two regulation goals and shootout winner to move into the West’s top eight. For now, at least.

  5. Daymond Langkow cleared for light workouts, might be ready in 2-3 months

    Feb 27, 2011, 8:49 PM EDT

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    Daymond Langkow

    Daymond Langkow is still months (at best) away from returning to the NHL, but his teammates were glad to welcome him back, as the Flames center resumed light workouts.

  6. Tonight in the East bubble: Devils win again, Thrashers beat Leafs in OT

    Feb 27, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Atlanta Thrashers

    Are you wondering how the Devils’ win against the Panthers and the Thrashers’ OT victory over the Maple Leafs will affect the Eastern Conference bubble? Read this post to find out.

  7. Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman loses his voice discussing deals today

    Feb 27, 2011, 7:16 PM EDT

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    Stan Bowman

    Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman is working the phones so hard to make a deal before the trade deadline, he’s actually losing his voice.

  8. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – February 27

    Feb 27, 2011, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Tuukka Rask

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s remaining four games.

  9. Los Angeles Kings fight off late Colorado Avalanche surge, win 4-3

    Feb 26, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Cody McLeod, Jonathan Quick, Alec Martinez

    The Kings almost coughed up a 4-0 lead in the second half of the third period, but they eventually held off the Avalanche for an important 4-3 win.

  10. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – February 26

    Feb 26, 2011, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Tim Thomas

    Here are the probable starters for tonight’s six games.

  11. Alex Goligoski powers Stars’ 3-2 comeback win, could this justify keeping Brad Richards?

    Feb 26, 2011, 5:08 PM EDT

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    New Jersey Devils v Dallas Stars

    Alex Goligoski’s scored a goal and an assist to help the Stars win a big game against the Predators. Could these recent wins convince Joe Nieuwendyk to hold onto Brad Richards?

  12. Rangers get their power play QB by trading for Bryan McCabe

    Feb 26, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

    Atlanta Thrashers v Florida Panthers

    The Rangers received Bryan McCabe from the Panthers for their third round pick and prospect Tim Kennedy.

  13. No discipline for Matt Niskanen hit on Eric Staal, Derek Stepan fined after elbowing Mike Green

    Feb 26, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals

    The NHL decided to fine Derek Stepan for his elbow on Mike Green while there was no discipline for Matt Niskanen following his check on Eric Staal.

  14. Waiver Wire Wrap: Saturday’s remaining moves

    Feb 26, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Mike Cvik, Mike Commodore

    Earlier we provided an update regarding players who were claimed on waivers. Now let’s take a look at which ones weren’t claimed as well as the next round of players who were placed on waivers.

  15. Saturday’s Waiver Claims: Rivet, Sturm and Boynton scooped up

    Feb 26, 2011, 1:56 PM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v Phoenix Coyotes

    Here are Saturday’s three waiver claims: the Capitals add Marco Sturm, the Blue Jackets acquire Craig Rivet and the Flyers claimed Nick Boynton. We’ll cover who was placed on waivers in the next post.

  16. Around the Rink – Saturday, February 26th

    Feb 26, 2011, 1:32 PM EDT

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    Krys Barch, Francis Bouillon, Pekka Rinne

    Here are previews for tonight’s eight games.

  17. Today’s Starting Goalies – February 26 (afternoon edition)

    Feb 26, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

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    Edmonton Oilers v Colorado Avalanche

    Here are the probable starters for this afternoon’s two games.

  18. Pacific Division Watch (February 26)

    Feb 26, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Logan Couture, Thornton, Dany Heatley

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Pacific Division.

  19. Save of the Night – Miikka Kiprusoff and Mark Giordano combine forces (February 25)

    Feb 26, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Calgary Flames v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Flames defenseman Mark Giordano and goalie Miikka Kiprusoff saved the day for Calgary in the February 25th Save of the Night.

  20. Goal of the Night – Niklas Hagman (February 25)

    Feb 26, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Calgary Flames v New York Rangers

    Niklas Hagman didn’t waiver against the Sharks during his Goal of the Night effort on Friday night.

  21. Report: Blackhawks, Brent Seabrook close to signing 5-year extension worth almost $30M

    Feb 26, 2011, 3:54 AM EDT

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    Pittsburgh Penguins v Chicago Blackhawks

    Who knows how they’ll deal with the salary cap repercussions this summer, but the Blackhawks are reportedly close to signing skilled and rugged defenseman Brent Seabrook to a five-year deal worth close to $30 million.

  22. Riding the Zamboni – Friday, February 25th

    Feb 26, 2011, 1:19 AM EDT

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    John Madden

    Here is a rundown of Friday’s three late games, including the Wild’s big overtime win over the Ducks.

  23. Phoenix Coyotes sale remains messy, might affect Atlanta Thrashers’ future as well

    Feb 26, 2011, 12:16 AM EDT

    Kings Coyotes Hockey

    The Phoenix Coyotes sale continues to hit speed bumps for a second straight season, which only complicates things for other franchises who might need to move, like the Atlanta Thrashers.

  24. Eric Staal leaves game with upper body injury, won’t play Saturday vs. Montreal

    Feb 25, 2011, 10:54 PM EDT

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    Eric Staal, Erik Cole, Jussi Jokinen

    The Hurricanes improved their playoff chances with a win against the Penguins tonight, but might be in trouble in the long run considering Eric Staal’s second period injury.

  25. Early Ride on the Zamboni – Friday, February 25th

    Feb 25, 2011, 10:29 PM EDT

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    Erik Cole, Marc-Andre Fleury

    Here are summaries of Friday’s early games, including another Rangers laugher against the Capitals, a big win for the Hurricanes and a tough night for the resurgent Devils.

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