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  1. 2011 NHL SuperSkills results: Fastest skater event dominated by Michael Grabner

    Jan 29, 2011, 7:51 PM EST

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    Just about every talking head predicted that Michael Grabner would have a great chance of ending up the fastest skater tonight and he didn’t disappoint. The speedy New York Islanders right winger earned the fastest times of the night and helped Team Staal defeat Team Lidstrom 5-3. Full times at the bottom of this post.…

  2. Report: Witnesses deny that Mike Komisarek punched woman at Hollywood club

    Jan 29, 2011, 6:55 PM EST

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    “Multiple witnesses” claim that Mike Komisarek did not, in fact, punch a woman at a bar in a nightclub incident. Click “Read More” for the cloudy details.

  3. Fantasy Draft results: Team Staal and Team Lidstrom rosters

    Jan 28, 2011, 9:31 PM EST

    NHL All Star Player Media Availability

    Here are the rosters for Team Staal vs. Team Lidstrom. Cam Ward was the first pick, the Sedin twins were split up and Phil Kessel became Mr. Irrelevant. Want to know the full story? Click “Read More.”

  4. Poll results: PHT readers pick Team Staalbrien over Team Yerdstrom

    Jan 28, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

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    PHT readers chose Team Staalbrien over Team Yerdstrom. Click “Read More” for poll results regarding this epic imaginary battle.

  5. Joel Quenneville will coach Team Staal; Team Lidstrom gets Alain Vigneault and Peter Laviolette

    Jan 28, 2011, 5:47 PM EST

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    A coin flip determined the All-Star Game coaches: Joel Quenneville will sit behind the bench for Team Staal while Alain Vigneault and Peter Laviolette will coach Team Lidstrom.

  6. Ales Kotalik clears waivers, sent to AHL’s Abbotsford Heat; Can Jay Feaster clean up Calgary’s mess?

    Jan 28, 2011, 4:30 PM EST

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    To the surprise of just about no one, Ales Kotalik cleared waivers today. Will this be the beginning of a much-needed Flames renovation?

  7. Flyers defenseman Matt Walker clears waivers, opening up cap space for Philly

    Jan 28, 2011, 3:34 PM EST

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    The Flyers received the cap space they desired and kept a potentially useful depth player after Matt Walker cleared re-entry waivers today.

  8. Handicapping the Fantasy Draft: Who might end up on Team Staal, Lidstrom?

    Jan 28, 2011, 2:10 PM EST

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    It’s tough to predict what Eric Staal and Nicklas Lidstrom have up their sleeves, but we’ll give it a shot.

  9. Waffle-throwing Leafs fan only faces 5 hours of community service, but is still banned from games

    Jan 28, 2011, 1:09 PM EST

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    Joseph Robb got off lightly for disrupting a Toronto Maple Leafs game with his waffle-throwing antics, but the biggest punishment he’ll face won’t be the measly five hours of community service. (Joe found this interesting bit of “photographic evidence” of waffle tossing via the Toronto Star.) Nope, chances are that Robb is most upset that…

  10. Poll: Team Staalbrien vs. Team Yerdstrom

    Jan 28, 2011, 11:40 AM EST

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    The PHT authors conducted a Mock Draft for the 2011 NHL All-Star Team rosters, with James O’Brien taking Team Staal and Joe Yerdon taking Team Lidstrom. So which team do you think is better? Vote in the poll to tell us.

  11. PHT Mock Draft results: Team Lidstrom (by Joe Yerdon)

    Jan 28, 2011, 10:40 AM EST

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    The PHT authors conducted a Mock Draft for the 2011 NHL All-Star Team rosters, with James O’Brien taking Team Staal and Joe Yerdon taking Team Lidstrom. Now let’s look at Joe’s picks.

  12. Red Wings activate Pavel Datsyuk from injured reserve

    Jan 28, 2011, 1:14 AM EST

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    The Red Wings should be even tougher to beat beginning after the all-star break, as the team activated Pavel Datsyuk from the injured reserve on Thursday.

  13. Why the NHL should move the All-Star Game to the preseason

    Jan 27, 2011, 11:00 PM EST

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    Want a way to improve the All-Star Game? How about moving it to the preseason? Click “Read More” for reasons why it might work.

  14. PHT Mock Draft results: Team Staal (by James O’Brien)

    Jan 27, 2011, 10:10 PM EST

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    The PHT authors conducted a Mock Draft for the 2011 NHL All-Star Team rosters, with James O’Brien taking Team Staal and Joe Yerdon taking Team Lidstrom. First, let’s start with “Team Staalbrien,” which features All-American, All-Swedish and All-Canadian lines.

  15. Injury update: Alex Edler expected to miss 8-10 weeks with back surgery

    Jan 27, 2011, 9:54 PM EST

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    Here’s an update on Alex Edler’s injury situation: back surgery is expected to sideline him for 8-10 weeks.

  16. Flames place Ales Kotalik on the waivers (again)

    Jan 27, 2011, 8:52 PM EST

    Vincent Lacavalier, Steve Downie, Simon Gagne, Brett Clark

    The Flames placed Ales Kotalik and his $3 million on waivers today.

  17. Flyers put Matt Walker on waivers; Erik Cole ‘tops their wish list’

    Jan 27, 2011, 8:23 PM EST

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    The Flyers placed big defenseman Matt Walker on waivers today. Rumors indicate that the move might have been made to clear room for someone like Hurricanes forward Erik Cole.

  18. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 26th

    Jan 26, 2011, 6:00 PM EST

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    Miikka Kiprusoff, Robyn Regehr, Jay Bouwmeester

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s nine games, including the potential 500th game for Flames netminder Miikka Kiprusoff.

  19. Craig Conroy faces tough choice: AHL demotion or retirement

    Jan 26, 2011, 5:07 PM EST

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    Craig Conroy stares at two unsettling choices as the Flames enter the all-star break: either report to the Abbotsford Heat in the AHL or retire from hockey.

  20. Could the Phoenix Coyotes sale be in jeopardy again after failure of $100M public bond?

    Jan 26, 2011, 3:59 PM EST

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    The Phoenix Coyotes sale might be in some trouble again, as the crucial $100 million bond issue failed in public according to reports by radio station FAN 590.

  21. Jeff Skinner and Paul Stastny added to All-Star Game roster, P.K. Subban and Jamie McBain join SuperSkills contest

    Jan 26, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

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    Paul Stastny and Jeff Skinner have been added to the All-Star Game’s roster pool while P.K. Subban and Jamie McBain will appear in Saturday’s SuperSkills competition.

  22. Video: Some of Wayne Gretzky’s greatest moments

    Jan 26, 2011, 2:50 PM EST

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    As Wayne Gretzky turns 50, we celebrate his career with some of our favorite video clips featuring “The Great One.”

  23. Around the Rink – Wednesday, January 26th

    Jan 26, 2011, 2:07 PM EST

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    Rob Scuderi, Logan Couture

    Here’s a look at tonight’s nine games, as the NHL prepares for it’s final evening before the All-Star weekend.

  24. Is splitting the Sedin twins during the All-Star Game a ‘dumb idea’?

    Jan 26, 2011, 12:46 PM EST

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    Should the All-Star Game feature Sedin vs. Sedin? At least one Vancouver writer thinks it’s a bad idea.

  25. Gretzky 30 for 30 documentary ‘King’s Ransom’ will kick off NHL Network’s Film Week

    Jan 26, 2011, 12:05 PM EST

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    NHL Network will begin their Film Fest next week with the great Wayne Gretzky trade documentary “King’s Ransom.”

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