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James O’Brien

  1. Chew on this: All 30 NHL teams passed on drafting Game 2 hero Alex Burrows

    Jun 5, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Two

    Say what you will about some his antics, it’s still hard to believe that Alex Burrows went from an undrafted free agent to one of Vancouver’s most valuable forwards.

  2. Comparing Vancouver noise levels in Stanley Cup finals to Chicago and Philadelphia in 2010

    Jun 5, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Stanley Cup Bruins Canucks Hockey

    While there were some noticeable lulls in the Vancouver crowd during Game 2’s less promising moments, the Canucks received some “loud rock concert” type roars from Rogers Arena in the best times.

  3. Report: True North offers newly vacated GM job to Chicago assistant Kevin Cheveldayoff

    Jun 5, 2011, 6:27 PM EDT

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    Winnipeg Thrashers Hockey

    One report indicates that True North offered their newly vacated GM position to Chicago assistant GM Kevin Cheveldayoff.

  4. Mark Recchi’s Game 2 goal made him the oldest goal scorer in Stanley Cup finals history

    Jun 5, 2011, 5:01 PM EDT

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    Mark Recchi, Patrice Bergeron

    Mark Recchi’s Game 2 goal didn’t win the Bruins the game, but it did break a record. He became the oldest player to score a Stanley Cup finals goal at 43.

  5. Your Boston Bruins-Vancouver Canucks 2011 Stanley Cup Finals Game 2 primer

    Jun 4, 2011, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Tim Thomas

    Want to catch up on a bunch of PHT content heading into Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals? Read up on the Bruins and Canucks in these posts.

  6. Dan Hamhuis is also a game-time decision for Canucks in Game 2

    Jun 4, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game One

    Much like his inspiring teammate Manny Malhotra, Vancouver Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis has been listed as a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Boston Bruins. Unlike the increasingly likely (and undoubtedly inspiring) return of Malhotra, the general consensus isn’t very optimistic about the chances of Hamhuis actually playing, though. Hamhuis is a valuable defensive…

  7. Manny Malhotra takes part in morning skate, will be game-time decision for Game 2

    Jun 4, 2011, 3:07 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin, Raffi Torres, Alex Burrows, Jeff Tambellini

    It seems like the chances of Manny Malhotra returning for Game 2 are getting stronger. He upgraded himself from day-to-day to a game-time decision after the team’s morning skate.

  8. Report: Evgeni Malkin on the ‘fast track’ to recovery from knee surgery

    Jun 4, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Evgeni Malkin,  Tim Thomas

    With Sidney Crosby’s status still uncertain, the Penguins must be happy to hear that Evgeni Malkin is making progress in rehabbing his injured knee.

  9. Drive to 13 complete: Winnipeg season tickets sell out in 17 minutes

    Jun 4, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT

    NHL in Winnipeg

    In just 17 minutes, Winnipeg fans gobbled up the remaining available season ticket packages, completing the “Drive to 13″ with stunning speed.

  10. Next season’s Buffalo Sabres could look very different

    Jun 4, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Buffalo Sabres

    With new owner Terry Pegula in place, the Sabres could makeover their roster this summer. Before they do that, they must decide which free agents will come and which ones will go, though.

  11. Leafs GM Brian Burke hopes to package picks to earn a higher 2011 first rounder

    Jun 4, 2011, 11:48 AM EDT

    Brian Burke

    Leafs GM Brian Burke hopes to move up the first round ladder by packaging one of his two first rounders and his second round pick for a higher first rounder.

  12. Drive to 13 update: Remaining season tickets for Winnipeg games expected to go fast

    Jun 4, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT

    Thrashers Future Hockey

    Winnipeg fans are on pins and needles as the new franchise opens up the opportunity to buy the remaining season tickets this afternoon.

  13. Zdeno Chara isn’t succeeding in a Tomas Holmstrom role on the Bruins’ power play

    Jun 4, 2011, 10:12 AM EDT

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    Zdeno Chara ; Roberto Luongo

    Putting enormous defenseman Zdeno Chara in front of opposing goalies on the power play seems like a great idea, but it doesn’t seem to work in reality. (At least with the group of players the Bruins have available.)

  14. Despite Game 2 being in Vancouver, the Canucks are sleeping in a hotel tonight

    Jun 4, 2011, 1:21 AM EDT

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    Stanley Cup Bruins Canucks Hockey

    So much for home cooking: the Canucks are choosing to stay at hotels instead of the comfort of their own home before big games in Vancouver.

  15. Adam Larsson, Gabriel Landeskog produce solid showings at 2011 Draft Combine

    Jun 4, 2011, 12:40 AM EDT

    Gabriel Landeskog

    Gabriel Landeskog and Adam Larsson kept themselves in the discussion to become the top pick of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft with strong workouts during the 2011 Draft Combine. Read this post for more on them and other workout warriors.

  16. Is the NHL’s ‘monster deal’ with Molson Coors in danger after Labatt’s wins case against league?

    Jun 3, 2011, 11:42 PM EDT

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    Labatt_Logo

    Labatt’s contested the NHL’s “monster deal” with Molson Coors and won in court today.

  17. Alex Burrows hopes to limit his mistakes (and snacks?) in Game 2

    Jun 3, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

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    Alex Burrows Roberto Luongo

    Canucks forward Alex Burrows avoided a suspension for biting Patrice Bergeron in Game 1 and goat status because his team won, but he knows he needs to make better decisions going forward.

  18. Vancouver’s Green Men draw Brad Marchand’s ire, sponsored trip to Boston for Games 3 and 4

    Jun 3, 2011, 9:53 PM EDT

    Canucks Green Men

    The Green Men drew the attention of Bruins pest Brad Marchand in Game 1. It’s likely they’ll receive even more attention – some of it unwanted and scary – when they travel to Boston for Game 3 and 4 next week.

  19. Flyers won’t re-sign Joacim Eriksson, another sign of their confidence in Sergei Bobrovsky

    Jun 3, 2011, 9:03 PM EDT

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    Paul Holmgren

    The Flyers elected not to re-sign goalie prospect Joacim Eriksson today. This will be surprising news to many since he was once considered the top goalie in the team’s farm system.

  20. Buffalo Sabres sign Drew Stafford to four-year, $16M contract extension

    Jun 3, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT

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    Drew Stafford

    The Sabres wrapped up pending restricted free agent Drew Stafford to a four-year deal reportedly worth $16 million today.

  21. Matthew Barnaby served two protective orders after incident with his ex-wife

    Jun 3, 2011, 7:26 PM EDT

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    NHL All Star Player Media Availability

    The Associated Press reports that Matthew Barnaby was served with two protective orders* following an alleged incident between Barnaby and his ex-wife and her boyfriend on May 13. Those two orders prohibit Barnaby from “making offensive contact” with Barnaby’s ex-wife or her boyfriend. The former NHL player and current ESPN/TSN analyst pleaded not guilty to…

  22. Winnipeg’s team name will emerge once they sell 13,000 season tickets; Front office questions linger

    Jun 2, 2011, 6:17 PM EDT

    NHL in Winnipeg

    The hockey world won’t know what the new Winnipeg team’s name will be until after they sell 13,000 season tickets. While people await that question, perhaps the franchise should decide who will run the team as well?

  23. A step in the right direction: Sidney Crosby cleared to begin off-ice workouts

    Jun 2, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby

    Sidney Crosby has been cleared to participate in off-ice workouts, an important step as he hopes to be ready for Penguins’ training camp.

  24. Off-season bits: Sabres sign first rounder Mark Pysyk; Blues extend Roman Polak

    Jun 2, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

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    polakgetty

    The Sabres signed 2010 first rounder Mark Pysyk while the Blues gave Roman Polak a five-year contract extension.

  25. Report: Dallas Stars’ ownership uncertainty will force them to part ways with Brad Richards

    Jun 2, 2011, 3:55 PM EDT

    richardsgetty

    A shaky ownership situation will probably prohibit the Dallas Stars from offering Brad Richards a new contract. Read this post for the details, including the possibility of trading his exclusive negotiating rights.

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