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  1. Belfour, Nieuwendyk, Gilmour and Oates generate most votes in 2011 PHT Hall of Fame voting

    Jun 28, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

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    belfourgetty

    Ed Belfour, Joe Nieuwendyk, Doug Gilmour and Adam Oates received the most theoretical Hockey Hall of Fame votes among PHT staffers, hockey bloggers and media experts.

  2. Wild place Cam Barker on waivers, is a buyout on the way?

    Jun 28, 2011, 2:02 PM EDT

    Minnesota Wild v Boston Bruins

    The Wild put struggling defenseman Cam Barker on waivers today, the first part of the process that might end with a buyout.

  3. Montreal police want to have a word with Zdeno Chara about hit on Max Pacioretty

    Jun 28, 2011, 1:08 PM EDT

    Max Pacioretty, Zdeno Chara

    Montreal police want to speak with Zdeno Chara about his controversial hit on Max Pacioretty.

  4. Hockey bloggers share their 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame ‘ballots’

    Jun 28, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

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    hhoflogo

    Seven hockey bloggers share their four hypothetical picks for induction into the 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame.

  5. Lightning retain Marc-Andre Bergeron and Adam Hall; bigger questions await

    Jun 28, 2011, 11:48 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Three

    The Lightning made some small decisions today, bringing back Marc-Andre Bergeron and Adam Hall.

  6. Penguins re-sign Pascal Dupuis to two-year, $3M deal

    Jun 28, 2011, 11:22 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders

    Who would have thought that Pascal Dupuis would be the player left standing from the deal that brought Marian Hossa to Pittsburgh? He signed his second contract with the Penguins today: a two-year deal worth $3 million.

  7. The PHT staff reveals their 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame choices

    Jun 28, 2011, 10:43 AM EDT

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    Joe Nieuwendyk

    Who should be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2011? Each PHT staffer shares their picks.

  8. Are they qualified? A list of players who did and didn’t receive qualifying offers

    Jun 27, 2011, 11:10 PM EDT

    Left Wing Dan Carcillo

    Having trouble following the team-by-team moves based on qualifying offers? Check out a (nearly) comprehensive list of players who did and didn’t receive qualifying offers in this post.

  9. 2011 free agents list: The restricted version

    Jun 27, 2011, 10:22 PM EDT

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    stamkoswebergetty

    Earlier today, we shared the most relevant unrestricted free agents. Now let’s take a look at the top restricted ones.

  10. Diving back in: Canucks re-sign pest Maxim Lapierre to two-year, $2M deal

    Jun 27, 2011, 9:25 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Six

    Re-signing top unrestricted free agent Kevin Bieksa wasn’t the only thing on Canucks’ GM Mike Gillis’ agenda today. He also brought back polarizing pest Maxim Lapierre with a two-year deal worth $2 million.

  11. Steve Sullivan’s days with the Nashville Predators are over

    Jun 27, 2011, 9:07 PM EDT

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    Anaheim Ducks v Nashville Predators - Game Three

    It looks like Steve Sullivan’s inspiring run with the Nashville Predators is over.

  12. Penguins bits: Crosby and Malkin make progress, team doesn’t give Kennedy qualifying offer

    Jun 27, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malki

    The future is looking brighter for Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin’s return, but Tyler Kennedy’s familiar face will probably be missing from the Penguins locker room. Kennedy’s absence only fuels more rumors of Jaromir Jagr’s return to Pittsburgh.

  13. Blackhawks send forward Tomas Kopecky to Panthers for seventh rounder

    Jun 27, 2011, 7:23 PM EDT

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    Florida Panthers v Chicago Blackhawks

    Panthers GM Dale Tallon continues to stock up on Chicago Blackhawks cast-offs, trading for Tomas Kopecky just days after adding Brian Campbell to the Florida mix.

  14. 2011 free agents list: The unrestricted version

    Jun 27, 2011, 9:57 AM EDT

    Calgary Flames v Dallas Stars

    2011 free agency is almost upon us. Here are the top 100 forwards, 50 defensemen and 20 goalies available as unrestricted free agents.

  15. Semyon Varlamov’s future with Capitals, NHL remains uncertain

    Jun 26, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Washington Capitals

    Things could change, but rumors indicate that pending restricted free agent Semyon Varlamov is unlikely to re-sign with the Washington Capitals.

  16. Did we witness the death of the ‘untradeable contract’ this weekend?

    Jun 26, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT

    Brian Campbell

    After a flurry of big-time trades, it’s time to wonder if there is such thing as an “untradeable contract” anymore.

  17. The next audition: Kirk Muller expected to become new head coach of Predators’ AHL affiliate

    Jun 26, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Kirk Muller

    Kirk Muller was a red-hot prospect for one of the NHL’s coaching vacancies but fell just short. Muller’s loss looks to be the Predators’ gain as it sounds like Muller will coach their AHL affiliate in Milwaukee.

  18. Oilers finally acquire Ryan Smyth from Kings for Colin Fraser, seventh round pick

    Jun 26, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT

    Ryan Smyth

    After struggling to make a deal work for two days, the Ryan Smyth deal is finally done. The Kings send Smyth back to Edmonton for Colin Fraser and a seventh round pick in 2012.

  19. Some interesting stats from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft

    Jun 26, 2011, 12:51 AM EDT

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    2010 NHL Entry Draft - Day 2

    Want a little more information about the 2011 NHL Entry Draft? Check out these interesting (and sometimes obscure) stats.

  20. Magnus Hellberg was the first goalie drafted in 2011 (by Nashville in Round 2)

    Jun 26, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT

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    Pekka Rinne, Anders Lindback

    For the third time in the last five years, a goalie didn’t go in the first round of the draft. The Predators made Magnus Hellberg the first goalie selected by choosing him in the second round (38th overall).

  21. Family ties: Hurricanes draft Kevin Lowe’s son Keegan, add their third Sutter

    Jun 25, 2011, 9:32 PM EDT

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    Brandon Sutter, Ondrej Pavelec

    If you look at Carolina’s Day 2 moves, you might wonder if their draft board looked more like a family tree.

  22. Capitals ship their 2011 first round pick to Chicago for Troy Brouwer

    Jun 24, 2011, 9:36 PM EDT

    Troy Brouwer, Maxim Lapierre

    The Capitals sent their 2011 first round pick (26th overall) to the Blackhawks for gritty forward Troy Brouwer.

  23. Winnipeg Jets make their first pick and name official; No sight of new uniforms yet

    Jun 24, 2011, 8:43 PM EDT

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    NHL in Winnipeg

    It’s official: the Winnipeg Jets are back. Sure, they did it in a rather anticlimactic way at the 2011 Entry Draft … but they’re back.

  24. Reunited after all: Kings reportedly send Ryan Smyth back to the Oilers

    Jun 24, 2011, 8:09 PM EDT

    Ryan Smyth, Nikolai Khabibulin

    The Oilers avoided the disaster of the Flames nabbing their former player by reportedly sending Gilbert Brule and a fourth round pick to the Kings for Ryan Smyth.

  25. Maple Leafs acquire defenseman John-Michael Liles from Avalanche for second rounder

    Jun 24, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT

    John-Michael Liles

    A deal that almost went down at the trade deadline happened today: the Maple Leafs traded their second round pick in 2012 to Colorado for offensive defenseman John-Michael Liles.

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