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  1. Kyle Wellwood can only laugh at fat jokes as ‘one of the lightest people in hockey’

    Jan 19, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT

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    Despite the fact that he’s one of the “lightest people in hockey,” Kyle Wellwood still deals with fat jokes. At least he can laugh about it too, now.

  2. Mike Danton hopes to return to NHL as his parole sentence ends this week

    Jan 19, 2011, 7:48 PM EDT

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    More than six years after being the focus of one of the strangest (and saddest) hockey stories ever, Mike Danton says he hopes to return to the NHL.

  3. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 19th

    Jan 19, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT

    Henrik Lundqvist

    Here are the probable starters for tonight’s three games.

  4. Jaroslav Halak wins January 10-16 Save of the Week

    Jan 18, 2011, 7:09 PM EDT

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    Jaroslav Halak beat out some of the biggest names in the NHL to earn the January 10-16th Save of the Week.

  5. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 18th (early edition)

    Jan 18, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Quick

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

  6. Flyers hand GM Paul Holmgren three-year extension reportedly worth $4.5M

    Jan 18, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

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    The Flyers handed their exceptional general manager Paul Holmgren a three-year contract extension reportedly worth $4.5 million today.

  7. Dave Bolland wins January 10-16 Goal of the Week

    Jan 18, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Dave Bolland

    There were some great contestants for the January 10-16th Goal of the Week, but Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland earned it with his “killer crossover.”

  8. Searching for Evgeni Malkin’s game

    Jan 18, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v Montreal Canadiens

    With Sidney Crosby missing time thanks to concussions, the spotlight turns to Evgeni Malkin. Yet the Penguins’ “other” star isn’t himself. This post goes in-depth to study why he might be struggling and what could be done to break him out of his considerable slump.

  9. Around the Rink – Tuesday, January 18th

    Jan 18, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT

    wingsvpens

    Here are previews for an exciting 10-game slate of games, including Detroit vs. Pittsburgh and Washington vs. Philadelphia.

  10. Good news for banged-up Blues: TJ Oshie expects to play tonight after being activated

    Jan 18, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

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    oshieinjured

    There hasn’t been much good news for the Blues lately, but here’s one promising bit: the team activated TJ Oshie today. He’s expected to play against the Kings tonight.

  11. NHL suspends Scott Nichol four games for elbow on David Schlemko

    Jan 18, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT

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    The NHL handed Sharks forward Scott Nichol a four-game suspension for his hit on Coyotes defenseman David Schlemko.

  12. Looking back at Mark Messier’s career as he turns 50

    Jan 18, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Let’s celebrate Mark Messier’s 50th birthday with a look back at his great career.

  13. Sidney Crosby’s agent shoots down boycott rumors

    Jan 18, 2011, 12:42 PM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby’s agent Pat Brisson shot down rumors of his client boycotting the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. Let’s not ignore the possibility that he isn’t very happy with the way the league handled the hits that caused his concussion, though.

  14. More Sharks news: Scott Nichol faces discipline, team claims Kyle Wellwood off waiver wire

    Jan 18, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

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    More Sharks news: the team claimed Kyle Wellwood to thwart the Blues while Scott Nichol faces a disciplinary hearing for his elbow on Coyotes defenseman David Schlemko.

  15. Crosby concussion confusion: Will he be ‘cooperative’ or could he boycott the All-Star Game?

    Jan 18, 2011, 12:06 PM EDT

    crosbyandsteckel

    On one side, Brendan Shanahan says that Sidney Crosby “couldn’t be more cooperative” regarding the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. Yet rumors are circulating that the league’s top star might “boycott” the game in protest of the way the NHL handles concussions. Click “Read More” for the details.

  16. Sharks bag brute Ben Eager in trade with Thrashers; Atlanta receives 5th round pick

    Jan 18, 2011, 11:47 AM EDT

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    The Sharks added some grit (and another former Blackhawk) by trading for enforcer Ben Eager. The Thrashers received San Jose’s fifth round pick in the exchange.

  17. Brendan Shanahan answers questions, reflects on 2011 All-Star Game Fantasy Draft

    Jan 18, 2011, 11:27 AM EDT

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    More on the 2011 NHL All-Star Game Fantasy Draft: Brendan Shanahan discusses the draft format, how someone might react to being “Mr. Irrelevant,” splitting up the Sedin twins and more.

  18. Eric Staal, Nicklas Lidstrom named 2011 NHL All-Star Game captains

    Jan 18, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

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    Instead of seeing Sidney Crosby’s squad versus Alex Ovechkin’s bunch like many expected, the 2011 NHL All-Star Game will come down to Team Eric Staal versus Team Nicklas Lidstrom.

  19. Saves of the Night: Kari Lehtonen (January 17)

    Jan 18, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Kari Lehtonen, Jack Johnson

    Kari Lehtonen’s stop on a Jack Johnson penalty shot earned him the January 18th Save of the Night.

  20. Goal of the Night – Mattias Tedenby (January 17)

    Jan 18, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Mattias Tedenby’s impressive speed and incredible deke and backhand move earns him the January 17th Goal of the Night.

  21. Report: Flames, Canadiens will stage alumni game for ’86 Cup Finals during 2011 Heritage Classic weekend

    Jan 18, 2011, 1:01 AM EDT

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    The Flames and Canadiens will reportedly look back to their ’86 Stanley Cup finals series during the weekend of the 2011 Heritage Classic by holding an alumni game featuring players from both teams.

  22. Riding the Zamboni – Monday, January 17th

    Jan 17, 2011, 11:40 PM EDT

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    Let’s take a look at the games that took place on January 17, 2011.

  23. Ryan Whitney might miss rest of season after ankle surgery

    Jan 17, 2011, 10:03 PM EDT

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    Edmonton Oilers v Montreal Canadiens

    Ryan Whitney could miss most – if not all – of this season’s remaining games after undergoing ankle surgery.

  24. Report: 11 NHL teams could see jersey changes in 2011-12 season

    Jan 17, 2011, 9:36 PM EDT

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    Chris Neil, Mattias, Ohlund

    These teams are expected to wear slightly to dramatically different duds next season: Atlanta Thrashers, Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs. Click “Read More” for the details.

  25. Milestone watch: 1,300th point for Selanne, Marleau and Langenbrunner play 1,000th game of their careers

    Jan 17, 2011, 8:36 PM EDT

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    Teemu Selanne scored his 1,300th point while Jamie Langenbrunner and Patrick Marleau hit the 1,000th career game in the last two games.

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