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  1. Gary Bettman, NHL Board of Governors discuss hits to the head, concussions

    Jan 30, 2011, 1:36 PM EDT

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    Gary Bettman

    Gary Bettman admits that concussions have increased, but claims that blindside hits have decreased thanks to rule changes. Click “Read More” for the details.

  2. Crosby, Datsyuk dominate NHLPA poll; Montreal, Detroit and Edmonton face good news/bad news answers

    Jan 30, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk; Sidney Crosby;

    Check out some interesting results from an NHLPA and CBC poll of players from 30 different NHL teams.

  3. Jeremy Roenick: Sidney Crosby is ‘way more talented’ than Wayne Gretzky

    Jan 30, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Jeremy Roenick said that Sidney Crosby is “way more talented” than Wayne Gretzky was as he chatted on a radio show this weekend.

  4. Goal of the Night: Alex Ovechkin (January 29)

    Jan 30, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin, Eric Staal

    Alex Ovechkin’s oddball goal helped him win last night’s breakaway challenge and also the January 29th Goal of the Night

  5. All-Star flubs: Phil Kessel’s irrelevance, Tim Thomas falls and broken sticks for Alex Ovechkin

    Jan 30, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Honda NHL SuperSkills

    Even All-Stars have embarrassing moments, as you can see from Tim Thomas, Phil Kessel and Alex Ovechkin this weekend.

  6. Catch the puck if you can: Chicago FBI joins search for Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup winning puck

    Jan 29, 2011, 11:29 PM EDT

    Michael Leighton

    Members of the Chicago FBI are willing to help find the Blackhawks’ missing Stanley Cup winning puck. Click “Read More” for the odd story.

  7. Video: Zdeno Chara breaks his own record with 105.9 mph shot

    Jan 29, 2011, 10:25 PM EDT

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    Here’s video and discussion of Zdeno Chara breaking his own hardest shot record with a 105.9 mile per hour slapper.

  8. 2011 NHL SuperSkills results: Zdeno Chara breaks his own record with 105.9 mph slapper in hardest shot contest

    Jan 29, 2011, 9:27 PM EDT

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    Zdeno Chara

    Shea Weber beat him in the qualifying rounds and unleashed some great slappers of his own, but Zdeno Chara broke his own record for the hardest shot competition with an absurd 105.9 mile per hour effort.

  9. 2011 NHL SuperSkills results: Daniel Sedin goes 8 for 9, helps Team Staal win accuracy shooting handily

    Jan 29, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT

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    Edmonton Oilers v Vancouver Canucks

    Daniel Sedin showed that he has some talent outside of his time with his twin Henrik, going eight for nine in the accuracy shooting event to help Team Staal win 6-2 and take an 18-6 lead overall.

  10. 2011 NHL SuperSkills results: Fastest skater event dominated by Michael Grabner

    Jan 29, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT

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    Just about every talking head predicted that Michael Grabner would have a great chance of ending up the fastest skater tonight and he didn’t disappoint. The speedy New York Islanders right winger earned the fastest times of the night and helped Team Staal defeat Team Lidstrom 5-3. Full times at the bottom of this post.…

  11. Report: Witnesses deny that Mike Komisarek punched woman at Hollywood club

    Jan 29, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT

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    Mike Komisarek

    “Multiple witnesses” claim that Mike Komisarek did not, in fact, punch a woman at a bar in a nightclub incident. Click “Read More” for the cloudy details.

  12. Fantasy Draft results: Team Staal and Team Lidstrom rosters

    Jan 28, 2011, 9:31 PM EDT

    NHL All Star Player Media Availability

    Here are the rosters for Team Staal vs. Team Lidstrom. Cam Ward was the first pick, the Sedin twins were split up and Phil Kessel became Mr. Irrelevant. Want to know the full story? Click “Read More.”

  13. Poll results: PHT readers pick Team Staalbrien over Team Yerdstrom

    Jan 28, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

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    ericstaalhattrick

    PHT readers chose Team Staalbrien over Team Yerdstrom. Click “Read More” for poll results regarding this epic imaginary battle.

  14. Joel Quenneville will coach Team Staal; Team Lidstrom gets Alain Vigneault and Peter Laviolette

    Jan 28, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

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    A coin flip determined the All-Star Game coaches: Joel Quenneville will sit behind the bench for Team Staal while Alain Vigneault and Peter Laviolette will coach Team Lidstrom.

  15. Ales Kotalik clears waivers, sent to AHL’s Abbotsford Heat; Can Jay Feaster clean up Calgary’s mess?

    Jan 28, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

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    To the surprise of just about no one, Ales Kotalik cleared waivers today. Will this be the beginning of a much-needed Flames renovation?

  16. Flyers defenseman Matt Walker clears waivers, opening up cap space for Philly

    Jan 28, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v Philadelphia Flyers

    The Flyers received the cap space they desired and kept a potentially useful depth player after Matt Walker cleared re-entry waivers today.

  17. Handicapping the Fantasy Draft: Who might end up on Team Staal, Lidstrom?

    Jan 28, 2011, 2:10 PM EDT

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    stallallstar

    It’s tough to predict what Eric Staal and Nicklas Lidstrom have up their sleeves, but we’ll give it a shot.

  18. Waffle-throwing Leafs fan only faces 5 hours of community service, but is still banned from games

    Jan 28, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT

    MapleWaffle

    Joseph Robb got off lightly for disrupting a Toronto Maple Leafs game with his waffle-throwing antics, but the biggest punishment he’ll face won’t be the measly five hours of community service. (Joe found this interesting bit of “photographic evidence” of waffle tossing via the Toronto Star.) Nope, chances are that Robb is most upset that…

  19. Poll: Team Staalbrien vs. Team Yerdstrom

    Jan 28, 2011, 11:40 AM EDT

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    The PHT authors conducted a Mock Draft for the 2011 NHL All-Star Team rosters, with James O’Brien taking Team Staal and Joe Yerdon taking Team Lidstrom. So which team do you think is better? Vote in the poll to tell us.

  20. PHT Mock Draft results: Team Lidstrom (by Joe Yerdon)

    Jan 28, 2011, 10:40 AM EDT

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    The PHT authors conducted a Mock Draft for the 2011 NHL All-Star Team rosters, with James O’Brien taking Team Staal and Joe Yerdon taking Team Lidstrom. Now let’s look at Joe’s picks.

  21. Red Wings activate Pavel Datsyuk from injured reserve

    Jan 28, 2011, 1:14 AM EDT

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    The Red Wings should be even tougher to beat beginning after the all-star break, as the team activated Pavel Datsyuk from the injured reserve on Thursday.

  22. Why the NHL should move the All-Star Game to the preseason

    Jan 27, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

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    Want a way to improve the All-Star Game? How about moving it to the preseason? Click “Read More” for reasons why it might work.

  23. PHT Mock Draft results: Team Staal (by James O’Brien)

    Jan 27, 2011, 10:10 PM EDT

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    The PHT authors conducted a Mock Draft for the 2011 NHL All-Star Team rosters, with James O’Brien taking Team Staal and Joe Yerdon taking Team Lidstrom. First, let’s start with “Team Staalbrien,” which features All-American, All-Swedish and All-Canadian lines.

  24. Injury update: Alex Edler expected to miss 8-10 weeks with back surgery

    Jan 27, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

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    Colorado Avalanche v Vancouver Canucks

    Here’s an update on Alex Edler’s injury situation: back surgery is expected to sideline him for 8-10 weeks.

  25. Flames place Ales Kotalik on the waivers (again)

    Jan 27, 2011, 8:52 PM EDT

    Vincent Lacavalier, Steve Downie, Simon Gagne, Brett Clark

    The Flames placed Ales Kotalik and his $3 million on waivers today.

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