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  1. Best news of the day? Jonas Hiller says he expects to be ready for training camp

    Aug 16, 2011, 3:04 PM EDT

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    Jonas Hiller

    Could Jonas Hiller’s vertigo issues be behind him? The Ducks goalie said that he expects to be able to attend training camp and be ready for the 2011-12 season. In fact, he even went as far as to set another All-Star nod as his goal.

  2. Judas Priest, Billy Idol and Bush headline NHL 12’s soundtrack

    Aug 16, 2011, 2:21 PM EDT

    Rob Halford, singer, songwriter and musi

    EA Sports released the soundtrack for NHL 12. If you think that we won’t make any cheesy jokes involving the song titles, You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’.

  3. NHL Network will carry ‘That’s Hockey’ during this year’s research and development camp

    Aug 16, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

    2010 NHL Research, Development and Orientation Camp

    The US version of NHL Network will carry TSN’s “That’s Hockey” program during the 2011 NHL Research Development and Orientation Camp on Wednesday and Thursday.

  4. Daniel Alfredsson reportedly skated for first time since undergoing back surgery today

    Aug 16, 2011, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Ottawa Senators v Washington Capitals

    Bruce Garrioch reports that Daniel Alfredsson skated for the first time since undergoing back surgery today, which indicates that the captain’s rehab continues to stay on track.

  5. Are the Calgary Flames legitimate playoff contenders?

    Aug 16, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT

    Edmonton Oilers v Calgary Flames

    Flames GM Jay Feaster thinks that next year’s Flames will resemble the one that put together a nice second-half run, which is why he didn’t change the team a whole lot. So is Calgary a legitimate contender next season? PHT examines their roster to try to answer that question.

  6. Fans, former teammates and foes remember Rick Rypien

    Aug 16, 2011, 11:40 AM EDT

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    Here is a collection of some of the tributes from Rick Rypien’s fans, teammates and even former opponents.

  7. Canucks fans plan to memoralize Rick Rypien at Rogers Arena on Wednesday

    Aug 15, 2011, 11:44 PM EDT

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    Darcy Hordicchuk Rick Rypien

    Canucks fans plan to celebrate Rick Rypien’s life at Rogers Arena on Wednesday afternoon.

  8. Another sad end: Rick Rypien found dead at age 27

    Aug 15, 2011, 9:51 PM EDT

    Rick Rypien

    Former Canucks tough guy Rick Rypien was found dead at his Alberta Home by a family member. Rypien was just 27 years old. This post has been updated with a possible cause of death and a statement from the Winnipeg Jets.

  9. Don Granato named head coach of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program

    Aug 15, 2011, 7:47 PM EDT

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    dongranato

    Don Granato – brother of Cammi and Tony Granato – was named the head coach of the USNTDP’s Under-17 Team today.

  10. Nikolai Khabibulin is home from ‘Tent City’ now

    Aug 14, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

    Nikolai Khabibulin

    Nikolai Khabibulin was released from “Tent City” just after midnight on Saturday.

  11. Senators might be stuck with their logjam on defense

    Aug 14, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT

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    goncharap

    The Senators might experience a logjam on defense if they can’t trade one of their expendable veterans, such as Sergei Gonchar or Filip Kuba.

  12. Report: Sidney Crosby might not be ready for the start of the 2011-12 season

    Aug 14, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby

    A report indicates that Sidney Crosby might miss the beginning of the 2011-12 season.

  13. Shea Weber’s arbitrator compared him to Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook

    Aug 14, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    NHL Awards Portraits

    The arbitrator who gave Shea Weber a one-year, $7.5 million award based the decision on two Blackhawks defensemen: Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook. Read more about the interesting details – including two players whose comparable stats were rejected – in this post.

  14. Is Michael Leighton Philadelphia’s forgotten goalie?

    Aug 14, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Michael Leighton

    The Flyers’ off-season moves indicate that Michael Leighton might get lost in the shuffle at both the NHL and AHL levels.

  15. The NHL’s best bargain contracts: Southeast Division

    Aug 14, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Florida Panthers

    With all the attention spent on players who get paid too much, there isn’t as much focus on the league’s best bargains. PHT will take a team-by-team look at non-rookie contracts that are great values, finishing with the Southeast Division.

  16. The NHL’s best bargain contracts: Pacific Division

    Aug 14, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf

    With all the attention spent on players who get paid too much, there isn’t as much focus on the league’s best bargains. PHT will take a team-by-team look at non-rookie contracts that are great values, continuing with the Pacific Division.

  17. The NHL’s best bargain contracts: Northwest Division

    Aug 14, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Corey Crawford

    With all the attention spent on players who get paid too much, there isn’t as much focus on the league’s best bargains. PHT will take a team-by-team look at non-rookie contracts that are great values, continuing with the Northwest Division.

  18. The NHL’s best bargain contracts: Northeast Division

    Aug 13, 2011, 11:15 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Three

    With all the attention spent on players who get paid too much, there isn’t as much focus on the league’s best bargains. PHT will take a team-by-team look at non-rookie contracts that are great values, continuing with the Northeast Division.

  19. The NHL’s best bargain contracts: Central Division

    Aug 13, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Ryan Suter, Pekka Rinne

    With all the attention spent on players who get paid too much, there isn’t as much focus on the league’s best bargains. PHT will take a team-by-team look at non-rookie contracts that are great values, continuing with the Central Division.

  20. The NHL’s best bargain contracts: Atlantic Division

    Aug 13, 2011, 8:07 PM EDT

    Claude Giroux

    With all the attention spent on players who get paid too much, there isn’t as much focus on the league’s best bargains. PHT will take a team-by-team look at non-rookie contracts that are great values, starting with the Atlantic Division.

  21. Scott Hartnell compares next season to his first in Philadelphia

    Aug 12, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT

    Scott Hartnell, Nathan Gerbe, Patrick Kaleta

    Scott Hartnell isn’t unfamiliar with big changes in Philadelphia. That’s how things started for him with the Flyers in the first place.

  22. EA Sports unveils the first three legends for NHL ’12: Gretzky, Chelios and Bourque

    Aug 12, 2011, 4:25 PM EDT

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    Wayne Gretzky, Chris Chelios and Ray Bourque have been officially revealed as the first three of nine legends who will appear in EA Sports’ NHL ’12. We take a look at who might rank as the six other legends and ask: which players would you like to see in the game?

  23. Despite signing two-way contract with Senators, Lee Sweatt decides to retire

    Aug 12, 2011, 1:58 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks

    Lee Sweatt started his NHL career by scoring a goal in his first game. One shift later, it all fell apart.

  24. Six teams who made the wrong moves in net during this off-season

    Aug 12, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT

    Rich Peverly, Steve Mason, Chris Kelly

    Goalies are pretty hard to predict, but these six teams will probably regret their moves – or lack thereof – during this off-season.

  25. Why the Islanders should call Evgeni Nabokov’s bluff and make him their No. 1 goalie

    Aug 12, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

    Evgeni Nabokov

    Call it awkward and unlikely if you must, but the Islanders would probably get more out of Evgeni Nabokov if he became their starting goalie than if they trade him for a marginal return.

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