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  1. Devils expected to place Brian Rolston on re-entry waivers this week with hopes of cap relief

    Dec 28, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

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    The Devils are preparing to place Brian Rolston on re-entry waivers, in hopes that another team will relieve them of half of his salary and cap hit.

  2. Around the Rink – Tuesday, December 28th

    Dec 28, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

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    pavelecandcrosby

    Tonight’s nine games features some elite matchups, including Philly-Vancouver, Pittsburgh-Atlanta, Boston-Tampa Bay and Montreal-Washington.

  3. Blue Jackets fans say ref gave them the finger, made ‘crying gesture’

    Dec 28, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Blue Jackets fans say that veteran NHL ref Paul Devorski gave them the finger and made a “crying gesture” in their direction during last night’s game against the Wild.

  4. St. Louis Blues sign former Avs winger Marek Svatos to one-year deal

    Dec 28, 2010, 11:55 AM EDT

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    He might need to clear waivers first, but the injury-depleted Blues announced that they signed former Avs forward Marek Svatos to a one-year deal today.

  5. Saves of the Night – Chris Osgood (December 27)

    Dec 28, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    We were tempted to give him an honorary save of the night award for his 400th win anyway, but Chris Osgood earned the December 27th one on merit.

  6. Goal of the Night – Dustin Brown (December 27)

    Dec 28, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Anze Kopitar’s great saucer pass sets up a nice Dustin Brown tally for the December 27th goal of the night.

  7. Riding the Zamboni – Monday, December 27th

    Dec 28, 2010, 1:31 AM EDT

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    dustinbrownhighfive

    Let’s take a look at summaries of tonight’s games, featuring the Rangers raining on Rolo’s star of the week parade and the Kings exploding in the third period versus the Sharks.

  8. Snow storms lead to a long, cold night for Patrik Elias and Travis Zajac

    Dec 28, 2010, 12:38 AM EDT

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    Patrik Elias and Travis Zajac spent about eight hours stranded on a Newark highway last night because of snow storms, with only a bag of peanuts, 102.7 FM, the car’s heater and each other to keep them company along the way.

  9. Chris Osgood becomes 10th goalie of all time to earn 400 wins

    Dec 28, 2010, 12:08 AM EDT

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    Chris Osgood made 46 saves to earn his 400th career win tonight. Read all about it in this post.

  10. World Junior Championships force Buffalo Sabres to deal with tough ‘boomerang’ schedule

    Dec 27, 2010, 11:38 PM EDT

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    toughroadforbuff

    Did the NHL’s schedule designers “screw” the Buffalo Sabres by sending them to the West, then home and then back out West to accommodate the 2011 World Junior Championships?

  11. Vote for the Save of the Week (December 20-26)

    Dec 27, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

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    Who made the best save for the week of December 20-26: Marc-Andre Fleury, Ryan Miller, Dan Ellis or Marek Zidlicky?

  12. Vote for the Goal of the Week (December 20-26)

    Dec 27, 2010, 9:45 PM EDT

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    Tom Gilbert

    Who scored the best goal of the holiday-shortened week of December 20-26: Derek Stepan, Kevin Bieksa, Andrew Gordon, Danny Cleary or Alex Steen?

  13. The latest addition to the Panthers’ injured reserve: Stanley C. Panther?

    Dec 27, 2010, 9:10 PM EDT

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    floridasportsmascots

    Florida sports mascots are rallying around Stanley C. Panther of the Florida Panthers, who is on the IR with an “undisclosed injury.”

  14. Emerson Etem bad-mouths Buffalo, calling it a ‘ghost town’

    Dec 27, 2010, 7:55 PM EDT

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    Ducks prospect and U.S. world juniors team member Emerson Etem bashed Buffalo, calling it a “ghost town,” saying it “makes Medicine Hat look like paradise.”

  15. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 27th

    Dec 27, 2010, 6:05 PM EDT

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

  16. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 26th

    Dec 26, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s 11 games.

  17. Report: Snow storms might prevent refs from making it to Caps-Canes game tonight

    Dec 26, 2010, 5:31 PM EDT

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    snowyoutside

    Internet reports indicate that tonight’s Capitals-Canes game might be in danger of being postponed because snow storms could have canceled the referees’ flight to Carolina.

  18. Early Pittsburgh weather forecasts for Winter Classic cast shadow over game

    Dec 26, 2010, 5:07 PM EDT

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    It’s too early to tell, but early weather forecasts have some worrying that the Winter Classic might be in danger of being postponed.

  19. Report: Zach Parise won’t start skating again until March; is his season over?

    Dec 26, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

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    pariseoncrutches

    Bad news for Zach Parise: his original return date of February was overly optimistic. He reportedly won’t even be back on skates until March at the earliest. It begs the question: should they just pull the plug on his season? Click “Read More” for the details.

  20. Remember that possible Peter Forsberg MODO/NHL comeback? It’s over

    Dec 26, 2010, 3:21 PM EDT

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    laterfoppa

    Is this it for Peter Forsberg? The talented Swede told MODO that his foot problems would end his season. It’s hard not to speculate that this might be it for his career too.

  21. Jordan Staal practices, ‘didn’t rule out’ return by Winter Classic

    Dec 26, 2010, 2:34 PM EDT

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    jordanstaalmightbeback

    It might not be much more than dreaming big, but after returning to practice today, Jordan Staal isn’t ruling out the possibility that he might be able to play in the Winter Classic on Saturday.

  22. U.S. NHL Network set to carry two WJC games today

    Dec 26, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Hockey’s best answer to March Madness – the World Junior Championships – begin today, as Russia plays against Canada and America takes on Finland.

  23. Marian Hossa, Viktor Stalberg back in Chicago’s lineup; Corey Crawford out with flu

    Dec 26, 2010, 1:56 PM EDT

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    hossayay

    While Corey Crawford won’t be able to go for Chicago, the team will finally re-gain the services of Marian Hossa and Viktor Stalberg tonight. Patrick Kane won’t make the game, though.

  24. Inside the Western Conference Standings – December 26

    Dec 26, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Why the Red Wings might be in a little trouble, while the Kings, Coyotes and Blues have some reason for optimism and more in this month’s Western Conference standings study.

  25. Inside the Eastern Conference Standings – December 26

    Dec 26, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Why we might be on a collision course for a Capitals-Flyers first round series, the Lightning are the conference’s team to watch and much more in our monthly analysis of the Eastern Conference standings.

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