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  1. Former NHL forward Bill Guerin named Pittsburgh Penguins’ player development coach

    Jun 8, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT

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    Bill Guerin

    The Penguins made Bill Guerin their player development coach. This post elaborates on his role and also depicts the stability the franchise is setting up for itself.

  2. Beware the hip check: Keith Ballard looks to make Stanley Cup finals debut tonight

    Jun 8, 2011, 4:20 PM EDT

    ballardhipcheckgetty

    Could we see another huge hip check tonight? It’s quite possible since Keith Ballard will make his first-ever appearance in a Stanley Cup finals contest in Game 4.

  3. Tyler Seguin will play in Game 4; How will Bruins replace Nathan Horton?

    Jun 8, 2011, 3:41 PM EDT

    Sergei Bobrovsky, Tyler Seguin, Michael Ryder

    Tyler Seguin will play in Game 4 while Nathan Horton is done for the series. So which Bruins players could skate in Horton’s spot on the team’s top line?

  4. Nashville Predators hope to court jilted Atlanta Thrashers fans

    Jun 8, 2011, 3:07 PM EDT

    THRASHERS FAN

    One market’s loss is another market’s gain? The Predators hope to attract Thrashers fans to Nashville for select games. Find out more about this clever marketing idea by clicking “Read More.”

  5. Much like Tim Thomas before him, Roberto Luongo will stay the course despite defeat

    Jun 8, 2011, 1:40 PM EDT

    Roberto Luongo

    Much like Tim Thomas did as Game 3 approached, Roberto Luongo won’t let some bumps in the road change his style. He shouldn’t either; isn’t that what got him this far in the first place?

  6. Chicago Cubs draft Wayne Gretzky’s son Trevor in MLB Draft’s seventh round

    Jun 8, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Trevor Gretzky,

    The Chicago Cubs made Trevor Gretzky – son of NHL legend Wayne – their seventh round pick in the MLB Draft.

  7. Voting for new Quebec arena deal won’t come until fall, putting NHL future on hold

    Jun 8, 2011, 11:53 AM EDT

    Calgary Flames v Ottawa Senators

    Quebec City’s dreams of following Winnipeg’s footsteps by bringing back the NHL were put on pause – if not dashed – by a decision to postpone voting on a new arena until the fall.

  8. Binghamton Senators defeated Houston Aeros for their first-ever Calder Cup win last night

    Jun 8, 2011, 11:28 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Ottawa Senators

    The Binghamton Senators won the 2011 Calder Cup last night with a 3-2 win against the Houston Aeros. Read more about their AHL championship victory in this post.

  9. Report: True North will announce Kevin Cheveldayoff as Winnipeg’s new GM on Wednesday

    Jun 7, 2011, 6:33 PM EDT

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    cheveldayoffgetty

    Reports indicate that Blackhawks assistant GM Kevin Cheveldayoff will become the GM for Winnipeg’s new team.

  10. Boston’s Game 3 crowd was louder than Rogers Arena in Game 2

    Jun 7, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

    Adam McQuaid; Raffi Torres

    Boston’s Game 3 crowd was louder than Vancouver’s in Game 2, according to NHL.com’s Decibel Meter results. Check out this post for more.

  11. Interesting stats and facts from Game 3 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals

    Jun 7, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT

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    Milan Lucic, Alex Burrows

    Check out some interesting facts from Game 3 and the 2011 Stanley Cup finals in general.

  12. Daniel Alfredsson will undergo back surgery on Friday, could take 4-6 weeks to recover

    Jun 7, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Daniel Alfredsson

    Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson is expected to undergo back surgery on Friday. He’s expected to take four to six weeks to recover.

  13. Chara, Doan and Lidstrom named Mark Messier Leadership Award finalists

    Jun 7, 2011, 1:36 PM EDT

    2010 NHL Awards Portraits

    Take a look at the 2011 Mark Messier Leadership finalists: Zdeno Chara, Shane Doan and Nicklas Lidstrom.

  14. Carolina promotes Rod Brind’Amour, Ron Francis; adds Dave Lewis to coaching staff

    Jun 7, 2011, 12:57 PM EDT

    2010 NHL Draft - Round One

    The Hurricanes added Dave Lewis to its coaching staff, while promoting Ron Francis and Rod Brind’Amour within their organization. They also moved Tom Rowe to a scouting position on a busy day of front office tweaks.

  15. Your Boston Bruins-Vancouver Canucks 2011 Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 primer

    Jun 6, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT

    Manny Maholtra

    Need the lowdown as Game 3 approaches? This post has all the bases covered, with plenty of PHT content to whet your appetite for Bruins-Canucks coverage.

  16. Could home ice advantage tilt things in the Boston Bruins’ favor?

    Jun 6, 2011, 5:36 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Five

    The first two games of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals took place in Vancouver, resulting in narrow wins for the Canucks. Could the advantages of being at home help the Bruins swing the balance in Boston? Some numbers indicate they might have a chance.

  17. Coaching news: Flames add Craig Hartsburg as associate; Columbus adds Ian Clark

    Jun 6, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT

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    Brent Sutter

    The Flames made Craig Hartsburg an associate coach and Jamie Pringle their new video guy while the Blue Jackets named Ian Clark as their new goalie coach.

  18. Report: NHL, Molson Coors will appeal court ruling in favor of Labatt’s lawsuit

    Jun 6, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

    Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Molson Coors and the NHL plan to appeal the decision to uphold Labatt’s/Anheuser-Busch’s lawsuit regarding their exclusive beer deal.

  19. Small signings: Blues sign T.J. Hensick, Coyotes wrap up Jason LaBarbera for two years

    Jun 6, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

    Phoenix Coyotes v St. Louis Blues

    Two teams signed two players to two-year contract extensions today: the Coyotes kept Jason LaBarbera on board and the Blues did the same with T.J. Hensick.

  20. Bruins, Canucks won’t blame jet lag in Game 3 after history-making trek

    Jun 6, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

    Zdeno Chara

    The Bruins and Canucks made a 2,500+ mile trip from Vancouver to Boston for Game 3. Neither team seems like they’ll let jet lag be an excuse for flat play, though.

  21. Bruins hope to cut down their mistakes, improve their neutral zone play in Game 3

    Jun 6, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Two

    The Bruins hope to improve their decision making and limit turnovers, especially after neutral zone and defensive zone mishaps cost them dearly in the first two games of the Stanley Cup finals.

  22. True North: The Winnipeg team won’t be named the ‘Whiteout’

    Jun 6, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

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    Winnipeg fans

    There are plenty of possibilities for the new Winnipeg team’s name, but True North shot down rumors that it would be the “Whiteout.” The rumors had some legs for a reason, though: they registered the trademark for special events when fans would wear all-white, instead.

  23. Roberto Luongo has a slight edge on Tim Thomas through two games

    Jun 6, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Two

    The edge has been just two goals in two games, but so far Roberto Luongo has been just a bit better than Tim Thomas in the 2011 Stanley Cup finals. This post looks at why Luongo’s on top through two.

  24. Will the bounces continue to go Vancouver’s way in Game 3?

    Jun 6, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Two

    It might seem like the Canucks are getting all the bounces, but this post shows that they’ve gone both ways in their playoff run. That being said, they’ve received more breaks lately … so will that trend continue during Game 3 in Boston?

  25. Conn Smythe Trophy watch: Leading candidates after Game 2

    Jun 5, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

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    keslerluongoap

    With the first two games of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals in the books, which Canucks and Bruins players have the best chance to win the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP?

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