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  1. Dallas Stars sale takes next step in bankruptcy court

    Sep 19, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

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    The Stars’ first day in bankruptcy court confirmed that they can function as usual. Click “Read More” to find out the next steps in the process to sell the team.

  2. Something (or someone) has to give as Drew Doughty negotiations remain stalled

    Sep 19, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Detroit Red Wings

    Even as training camp is underway, neither the Kings nor Drew Doughty’s representatives are budging. The longer this goes on, the worse everyone looks – so who should be the one to give in a bit first?

  3. Panthers-Predators double-header among four games to open the preseason

    Sep 19, 2011, 11:24 AM EDT

    Mike Weaver, Marcel Goc, Anders Lindback

    Four games – including a double feature between the Panthers and Predators – mark the beginning of the NHL’s 2011-12 preseason today.

  4. Sean Bergenheim hopes to continue playoff momentum and help Panthers break their slump

    Sep 19, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Sean Bergenheim

    Sean Bergenheim thinks that he can maintain his playoff breakthrough pace, but the numbers don’t really support his claim. In other Panthers news, the team is still debating which player should be their next captain.

  5. Tim Thomas has a new goal for 2011-12: the Hart Trophy

    Sep 19, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    NHL Awards Portraits

    Tim Thomas accomplished just about everything a goalie could imagine last year, so one cannot help but wonder how he can top it. How about winning the Hart Trophy, then?

  6. Battle of the Blades opens third season with Wade Belak tribute

    Sep 19, 2011, 1:37 AM EDT

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    CBC’s Battle of the Blades kicked off its third season with a tribute to Wade Belak, who was supposed to participate in the skating competition.

  7. Travis Zajac’s injury could give Jacob Josefson a shot at second line duty

    Sep 19, 2011, 12:14 AM EDT

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    Jacob Josefson

    With Travis Zajac on the shelf for months, the Devils must fill a void at center. Shuffling their lineup around might give young pivot Jacob Josefson a chance to earn second line duty – and the benefits that come with setting up Ilya Kovalchuk.

  8. Peter Mueller gets back into action in training camp

    Sep 18, 2011, 10:39 PM EDT

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    Peter Mueller still has as a way to go until you can pencil him back into Colorado’s lineup, but after missing almost a full year of a hockey action, he seemed positive about his return in training camp.

  9. Alexander Semin responds to comments about how much he cares

    Sep 18, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

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    Alexander Semin

    Alexander Semin discussed Matt Bradley’s claims that he “doesn’t care” and also spoke about his name often surfacing in trade rumors.

  10. Marian Gaborik tries to find chemistry, fight through tragedies

    Sep 17, 2011, 6:38 PM EDT

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    Marian Gaborik, Mike Sullivan

    Marian Gaborik discusses getting over hockey’s tragic summer and finding a way to gel with new free agent center Brad Richards.

  11. Public meeting addresses concussions as training camps begin

    Sep 17, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby, Ray Shero

    With training camps kicking off this weekend, the topic of concussions returned to the forefront of many hockey discussions. Perhaps that’s why the Outcomes following Concussion in Hockey (OuCH!) seminar was scheduled today at St. Michael’s Hopsital in Toronto. About 200 people attended the public meeting, which addressed a wide variety of issues related to…

  12. Jaromir Jagr skates with new teammates, discusses spurned Pens fans

    Sep 17, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT

    Jaromir Jagr

    Jaromir Jagr addressed angry Penguins fans and putting on a Flyers jersey for the first time as Philly’s training camp began.

  13. Carolina signs 2011 first round pick Ryan Murphy

    Sep 17, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

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    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Portraits

    It’s unclear if 2011’s 12th overall pick Ryan Murphy can make an immediate jump to the NHL with the Hurricanes, but the team has the incentive to give him a shot now that they signed him to an entry-level contract.

  14. Sidney Crosby practices at ‘100 percent pace’ on first day of camp

    Sep 17, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby

    While he stood out with his white no contact helmet, Sidney Crosby also stood out for how hard he worked during the first day of training camp.

  15. Canucks injury updates for Ryan Kesler, Dan Hamhuis and Manny Malhotra

    Sep 17, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT

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    Ryan Kesler could be back as late as November while Dan Hamhuis and Manny Malhotra are expected to miss a big chunk of the preseason. Meanwhile, the Canucks don’t seem fazed by Christian Ehrhoff’s departure.

  16. Reports: Capitals D Tom Poti fails physical, will likely be placed on long-term injured reserve

    Sep 17, 2011, 11:57 AM EDT

    Tom Poti

    Tom Poti failed a physical today, which means he’ll likely go on the long-term injured reserve. That’s sad news for the defenseman, but it provides salary cap relief for the Capitals.

  17. More Lokomotiv tributes: Philip McRae gives up 38 in ode to former Blues, Avalanche players react

    Sep 17, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

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    Semyon Varlamov

    Blues forward Philip McCrae will switch from number 38 next season in honor of former St. Louis players Pavol Demitra and Igor Korolev. Meanwhile, Semyon Varlamov, Paul Stastny and Milan Hejduk reflect on the losses.

  18. Pavel Datsyuk will wear number 24 during the preseason to honor former teammate Ruslan Salei

    Sep 17, 2011, 10:51 AM EDT

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    On the same day that the team will travel to mourn fallen former assistant coach Bruce McCrimmon, the Red Wings announced that Pavel Datsyuk will switch to number 24 for training camp and the preseason to honor Ruslan Salei.

  19. NHL 12 review roundup: Is it the best game yet or has the series reached a plateau?

    Sep 17, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

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    It’s been a few days since NHL 12 came out, so here’s a roundup of critical responses to EA Sports’ newest hockey video game.

  20. NHL ’94 redux? Discussing the pros and cons of revamping that classic game

    Sep 13, 2011, 4:02 PM EDT

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    Why a revamped version of the SNES/Sega Genesis classic video game would (and wouldn’t) work on modern consoles.

  21. Suggestions for six NHL teams who haven’t named a captain yet

    Sep 12, 2011, 10:15 PM EDT

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    The Sabres, Avalanche, Panthers, Islanders, Devils and Flyers are the six NHL teams without a captain at this time. PHT provides suggestions for the direction of each club in this post.

  22. Bruins gather for one more Stanley Cup celebration; Marc Savard’s name will be on it

    Sep 12, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

    Marc Savard

    As the Bruins enjoy their final chances to celebrate the Stanley Cup win before training camp begins, Marc Savard has his own reason to rejoice: his name will be on the Stanley Cup.

  23. New Jersey Devils claim that bankruptcy report is inaccurate

    Sep 12, 2011, 4:32 PM EDT

    New Jersey Devils Re-Sign Ilya Kovalchuk

    The Devils released a statement refuting much of what The New York Post reported about their financial troubles.

  24. Yaroslavl Lokomotiv might play in second-tier league; Czech league postpones opener for funeral

    Sep 12, 2011, 4:08 PM EDT

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    Czech Ice hockey players and members of

    A rebuilt Lokomotiv team might play in the Major Hockey League in December, which is a second-tier Russian league. Meanwhile, the Czech hockey league will postpone its opening day to accommodate Jan Marek’s funeral.

  25. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins showed promise during Young Stars game on Sunday

    Sep 12, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins didn’t light up the scoreboard against Canucks prospects last night, but his playmaking skills and vision left a good impression on Oilers brass.

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