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James O’Brien

  1. Around the Rink – Friday, December 3rd

    Dec 3, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Here are some previews for tonight’s six games, including another chapter into the hateful (but one-sided) rivalry between the Blackhawks and the Canucks.

  2. Poll: Should the Maple Leafs fire Ron Wilson and/or Brian Burke?

    Dec 3, 2010, 2:06 PM EDT

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    Toronto fans (and some media) are once again calling for Ron Wilson to be fired after an embarrassing loss to Edmonton. Should he be fired? What about Brian Burke? Should both or neither be canned? Let us know by voting in the poll.

  3. League fines (but doesn’t suspend) Curtis Glencross for cross-check on Keith Ballard

    Dec 3, 2010, 1:47 PM EDT

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    The NHL fined – but didn’t suspend – Curtis Glencross for his cross-check on Keith Ballard from Wednesday.

  4. Lightning forward Steve Downie will see doctors today about possible broken ankle

    Dec 3, 2010, 1:33 PM EDT

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    It’s possible that Steve Downie broke his ankle during the Lightning’s most recent game.

  5. Pekka Rinne to miss 2-4 weeks with injury

    Dec 3, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT

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    The details regarding the exact injury – and its severity – are unclear, but Pekka Rinne’s agent reports that he’ll miss some time with an unnamed injury.

  6. Save of the Night – Ondrej Pavelec (December 2)

    Dec 3, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Ondrej Pavelec stole what looked like a sure goal from Tyler Kennedy last night.

  7. Goal of the Night – Dennis Seidenberg (December 2)

    Dec 3, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    smithandellis

    Dennis Seidenberg tricked Mike Smith to earn Thursday’s goal of the night.

  8. Two hat tricks in one video: Sidney Crosby’s natural, Marian Gaborik’s great night

    Dec 3, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Check out last night’s two hat tricks scored by two of the league’s most brilliant players: Sidney Crosby and Marian Gaborik. Not too surprisingly, both of their teams ended the night with wins.

  9. Video: Evidence that even Alex Ovechkin makes mistakes

    Dec 3, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin actually made a mistake and looked kind of clumsy. Don’t get used to it.

  10. Riding the Zamboni – Thursday, December 2nd

    Dec 3, 2010, 1:07 AM EDT

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    gaborikthreegoalsoneassist

    Here are summaries of eight exciting games in the NHL.

  11. Heatley, Sharks silence Senators (and their fans) with 4-0 win

    Dec 2, 2010, 10:55 PM EDT

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    Dany Heatley and the San Jose Sharks dominated the Ottawa Senators on an emotional night.

  12. Bruins pound Lightning 8-1 during Marc Savard’s return

    Dec 2, 2010, 10:10 PM EDT

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    Marc Savard received a standing ovation upon his return to the Boston Bruins. Perhaps his teammates deserved one, too, after they absolutely dominated the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight. Boston 8, Tampa Bay 1 Another Bruins center who dealt with his own concussion problems ended up being one of the stars of the show, as David…

  13. Sidney Crosby’s hat trick powers Penguins past red-hot Thrashers

    Dec 2, 2010, 9:48 PM EDT

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    The Thrashers came into Pittsburgh hot, but they couldn’t contain the molten Penguins and their peaking pivot Sidney Crosby.

  14. Web site names Sidney Crosby, Dustin Brown and Sean Avery among its ‘top 5 actors’

    Dec 2, 2010, 9:20 PM EDT

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    An amusing column names the NHL’s “top five actors” including Sidney Crosby, Dustin Brown and Sean Avery. Click “Read More” to learn who earned the top spot.

  15. Hate Index: Comparing Cleveland’s reaction to LeBron vs. Ottawa’s toward Heatley

    Dec 2, 2010, 8:44 PM EDT

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    Comparing the way Ottawa Senators fans are “greeting” Dany Heatley to the way Cleveland Cavaliers are “welcoming back” LeBron James.

  16. Report: Marco Sturm to L.A. deal dead … for now

    Dec 2, 2010, 7:19 PM EDT

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    It looks like Marco Sturm’s knee problems/injury issues are holding up a trade between the Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings. For now, at least.

  17. Starting Goalies – December 2nd

    Dec 2, 2010, 6:33 PM EDT

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    Check out the probable starters for tonight’s eight games, including the potential return of Nikolai Khabibulin.

  18. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 1st

    Dec 1, 2010, 6:08 PM EDT

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

  19. Pierre-Marc Bouchard discusses his return to NHL action with Minnesota Wild

    Dec 1, 2010, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Pierre-Marc Bouchard discusses his first game back after 14 months away from the game because of concussion problems.

  20. Taking a look at a recent run of last minute goals

    Dec 1, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Martin St. Louis

    Six examples of last minute goals earning NHL teams unexpected points since November 19th.

  21. Ales Hemsky, Nikolai Khabibulin back from injuries tonight

    Dec 1, 2010, 3:13 PM EDT

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    Ales Hemsky should play while Nikolai Khabibulin will suit up as a backup for the Edmonton Oilers. Martin Gerber was demoted to the AHL.

  22. Around the Rink – Tuesday, December 1st

    Dec 1, 2010, 2:28 PM EDT

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    Let’s take a look at tonight’s seven contests.

  23. Report: Edmonton Oilers to discuss possible relocation to Quebec City

    Dec 1, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

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    The Edmonton Oilers’ brass is in Quebec today to discuss a possible relocation if the team cannot acquire a new arena in Edmonton.

  24. Sidney Crosby, Carey Price and Dustin Byfuglien named November’s three stars

    Dec 1, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT

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    The NHL named its three stars of November: Sidney Crosby, Carey Price and Dustin Byfuglien. Read more about their accomplishments in this post.

  25. St. Louis Blues place David Perron on IR, make minor league swaps

    Dec 1, 2010, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Some minor moves from the St. Louis Blues: they called up Stefan Della Rovere and Dave Scatchard, demoted T.J. Hensick and Chris Porter and put David Perron on the IR.

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