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James O’Brien

  1. City of Glendale is ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Coyotes being sold by end of 2011

    Aug 24, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT

    Coyotes Sale Hockey

    Optimism for the Phoenix Coyotes’ sale is starting to grow, with some City of Glendale officials even predicting a possible sale by the end of 2011.

  2. Michael Ryder’s brother Daniel found not guilty of holding up a convenience store

    Aug 24, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

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    Michael Ryder

    Michael Ryder’s brother Daniel was cleared of charges related to an attempted robbery of a convenience store.

  3. Should Sidney Crosby break his silence?

    Aug 24, 2011, 11:48 AM EDT

    Sidney Crosby

    One Pittsburgh area writer believes that Sidney Crosby’s silence on his concussion recovery is “indefensible” and “inexplicable.”

  4. Canucks hope to spread awareness, communication about depression after Rick Rypien’s death

    Aug 23, 2011, 11:55 PM EDT

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    Rick Rypien

    The Canucks hope to help others fight depression after Rick Rypien’s heartbreaking death.

  5. Sergei Bobrovsky discusses playoff struggles, addition of Ilya Bryzgalov

    Aug 23, 2011, 11:04 PM EDT

    Sergei Bobrovsky

    Sergei Bobrovsky could be upset about how things went in the 2011 playoffs and the Flyers’ decision to add Ilya Bryzgalov, but it seems like the Russian netminder has a mature outlook on the situation.

  6. BioSteel is quickly becoming NHL players’ drink of choice during games

    Aug 23, 2011, 9:26 PM EDT

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    Antti Niemi

    James Mirtle sheds some light on what many NHL players are actually drinking out of those Gatorade bottles.

  7. Will Matt Cooke be a changed man next season?

    Aug 23, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    Matt Cooke, Andrei Markov

    Matt Cooke seems like he wants to change his dirty-hitting ways next season, even if many won’t forgive him for his many mistakes.

  8. Former Penguins gather to celebrate 20th anniversary of first-ever Stanley Cup win

    Aug 23, 2011, 7:44 PM EDT

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    lemieuxchampagne

    Former Penguins players and staff members gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Penguins’ first-ever Stanley Cup victory.

  9. Is Michael Nylander’s training camp tryout a sign that the Flyers are worried about Jaromir Jagr?

    Aug 22, 2011, 6:22 PM EDT

    Czech Republic v USA - 2011 IIHF World Championship

    The Flyers handed Jaromir Jagr’s former Rangers linemate Michael Nylander a training camp tryout. Is this a low-risk investment or a sign that the team is worried about Jagr finding chemistry with the team’s other centers?

  10. So much for a lack of whimsical Alex Ovechkin commercials

    Aug 22, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Ovechkin

    We didn’t have to wait very long for a new company to feature some bizarre and enjoyable ads with Ovechkin, as Mr. Big clearly filled the gap left behind by CCM with their first goofy commercial.

  11. Vancouver should be careful with Ryan Kesler; hopes to be ready by opening night

    Aug 22, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT

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    Ryan Kesler

    Ryan Kesler is optimistic about making a quick recovery from hip surgery, but the Canucks should be careful with their crucial two-way center.

  12. Quick hits: Dave Scatchard retires, NHL 12 won’t ship with Winnipeg Jets’ new jerseys and more

    Aug 22, 2011, 3:31 PM EDT

    Dave Scatchard,Loui Eriksson

    Quick hits from around the NHL: Dave Scatchard retires, NHL 12 won’t have the Jets jerseys until its first roster update and Craig Adams will miss about four weeks because of an appendectomy.

  13. Poll: Is the Islanders’ new third jersey their worst design yet?

    Aug 22, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT

    islandersthirdjerseysicethetics

    Sweater-centric blog Icethetics unveiled the Islanders’ new third jersey design and they’re – in our opinion – very ugly. But how ugly are they? Let us know by voting in this poll to determine the worst look in franchise history.

  14. Today marks the deadline for St. Louis Blues’ ownership bids

    Aug 22, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v St. Louis Blues

    Today marks the deadline for prospective new owners to submit their bids to buy the St. Louis Blues.

  15. The obvious reason why the NHL won’t switch to a larger ice surface

    Aug 22, 2011, 11:47 AM EDT

    Flames Canucks Hockey

    It’s nice to imagine the NHL switching to bigger rinks to open up the game, but the alteration would cost teams too much money in all the high-priced seats they would lose.

  16. Panthers’ 2012-13 ‘Club Red’ plan would represent radical price increases for some top seats

    Aug 21, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

    Lightning Panthers Hockey

    The Panthers must feel confident about the direction of their franchise because they plan on charging some exorbitant prices for their “Club Red” promotion in 2012-13.

  17. Report indicates little progress between Brad Marchand, Bruins; Should Tyler Ennis be watching?

    Aug 21, 2011, 9:11 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins Victory Parade

    The Boston Globe reports that there have been few signs of progress in the contract talks between Brad Marchand and the Bruins. Fluto Shinzawa also goes on to compare Marchand with Tyler Ennis, who will be an RFA next summer – but is it really a valid comparison?

  18. Could next year’s group of rookies be better than last season’s crop?

    Aug 21, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT

    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Round One

    USA Today’s Kevin Allen wonders if the 2011-12 crop of rookies might top last season’s first-year players. PHT examines the strength of that 2010-11 group to see how tough a task that will be.

  19. Houston and Las Vegas rank among Business Journal’s top markets for an NHL team

    Aug 20, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    NHL Award Nominee Media Availability

    The Business Journal released an income-related study of the best markets for the NHL, with US markets like Las Vegas and Houston ranking high while top Canadian markets could only achieve “borderline” status – at best.

  20. Kings sign rugged winger Ethan Moreau to one-year, $600K deal

    Aug 20, 2011, 4:38 PM EDT

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    Ethan Moreau

    If he can stay healthy, Ethan Moreau might be a solid veteran presence for the Kings. Los Angeles signed him to a one-year, $600K deal today.

  21. Nearly 1,000 people attend Rick Rypien’s funeral

    Aug 20, 2011, 4:04 PM EDT

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    Alexandre Burrows, Mike Gillis

    Kevin Bieksa, Alexandre Burrows and Canucks GM Mike Gillis were among almost 1,000 people in attendance for Rick Rypien’s funeral on Saturday.

  22. Accepting the role of violence in hockey

    Aug 20, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT

    Jason Pominville

    Ken Gray suggests that the NHL should abolish fighting, head shots and maybe even body contact. Player safety is an important issue, but we must also acknowledge the fact that hockey and violence are inextricably linked.

  23. How last night’s Islanders viewing party went without the ‘brawlfest’

    Aug 20, 2011, 12:03 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders

    So what was the Islanders’ viewing party like after the team asked MSG not to re-air their “brawlfest” with the Pittsburgh Penguins? One report indicates it was still a pretty festive scene.

  24. Another blast from the past: David Aebischer receives training camp tryout with Winnipeg

    Aug 20, 2011, 11:27 AM EDT

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    After four years in the Swiss league, David Aebischer might get another shot at the NHL via a training camp tryout with the Winnipeg Jets. He faces long odds, but if nothing else, it could be an interesting story to follow in September.

  25. Deflated tires: Roberto Luongo has second thoughts on Tim Thomas Stanley Cup comments

    Aug 18, 2011, 10:44 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Roberto Luongo spoke about the pain of losing in the 2011 Stanley Cup finals and his regrets about criticizing Tim Thomas.

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