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  1. Blue Jackets want to start Steve Mason but there’s one issue: they need to win

    Dec 18, 2010, 9:23 PM EDT

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    Is it possible that the Steve Mason who took the NHL by storm during the 2008-09 season was just a mirage? The Columbus Blue Jackets sure hope not. Click “Read More” to find out if they should be worried.

  2. Is Ilya Bryzgalov banged up because the Coyotes give him too many starts?

    Dec 18, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

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    The Coyotes sent Ilya Bryzgalov back to Phoenix as he’s dealing with an “upper body injury” along with flu symptoms. It begs the question: is he banged up because the Coyotes aren’t giving him enough rest?

  3. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 18th

    Dec 18, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starting goalies for today’s remaining 10 games.

  4. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 17th

    Dec 17, 2010, 6:15 PM EDT

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

  5. Report: NHLPA set to officially name Donald Fehr its leader ‘within 24 hours’

    Dec 17, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

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    Reports indicate that the NHLPA will finally make it official that Donald Fehr will head their union.

  6. Signing Steve Stamkos, Drew Doughty and other 2011 free agents will be a struggle with a new CBA looming

    Dec 17, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    The 2011 free agency period might end up being a real summer of uncertainty, especially for restricted free agent stars like Steve Stamkos and Drew Doughty.

  7. PHT readers think Tampa Bay makes the most sense for Evgeni Nabokov

    Dec 17, 2010, 4:06 PM EDT

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    While the Washington Capitals and his former team the San Jose Sharks received plenty of votes, the greatest number of PHT readers think that Tampa Bay is the ideal location for Evgeni Nabokov.

  8. Will there be mixed feelings for Blackhawks fans during Chris Chelios Heritage Night?

    Dec 17, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

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    There might be some mixed feelings during Friday’s Chris Chelios Heritage Night, as the Chicago Blackhawks honor a great defenseman who happened to spend a larger part of his career with the Detroit Red Wings.

  9. Dallas Stars coach Marc Crawford proves critics wrong

    Dec 17, 2010, 2:40 PM EDT

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    Marc Crawford is proving a lot of people wrong as the Dallas Stars are exceeding the expectations of many observers this season.

  10. Washington Capitals hand John Erskine a two-year, $3M contract extension

    Dec 17, 2010, 1:35 PM EDT

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    John Erskine signed a two-year extension with the Washington Capitals, reportedly worth $3 million overall and $1.5 million per season.

  11. Around the Rink – Friday, December 17th

    Dec 17, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

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    Let’s take a look at tonight’s four games.

  12. Save of the Night – Cam Ward (December 16)

    Dec 17, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Cam Ward made Thursday’s best stop, earning him the save of the night.

  13. Goal of the Night: Linus Omark (December 16)

    Dec 17, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Linus Omark’s first “real” goal earned him the December 16 Goal of the Night award.

  14. Watch Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Jeremy Roenick on ‘The Price is Right’

    Dec 17, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Check out a sneak preview of the Price is Right appearance by Jeremy Roenick, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin.

  15. Video: P.K. Subban’s hip check on Brad Marchand

    Dec 17, 2010, 2:30 AM EDT

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    Maybe the hip check isn’t a dying art form after all? Check out this great hit by P.K. Subban on Brad Marchand.

  16. Blackhawks shore up their depth with former Canucks forward Ryan Johnson

    Dec 17, 2010, 2:07 AM EDT

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    The Chicago Blackhawks have enlisted former Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Johnson to help them deal with some injuries.

  17. Riding the Zamboni – Thursday, December 16th

    Dec 17, 2010, 1:10 AM EDT

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    Check out summaries of the last two games, as the Oilers dominated the Blue Jackets and the Flames humbled their former defenseman Dion Phaneuf and the Maple Leafs.

  18. Rare good injury news for Blues: Erik Johnson’s knee injury is only a sprain

    Dec 17, 2010, 12:38 AM EDT

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    The St. Louis Blues got a rare bit of semi-good injury news today, as Erik Johnson’s knee injury is only a sprain.

  19. Another unexpected fight: Michael Cammalleri vs. David Krejci

    Dec 17, 2010, 12:05 AM EDT

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    Once again, unexpected players dropped the gloves tonight, as Boston Bruins center David Krejci fought Montreal Canadiens sniper Michael Cammalleri on Thursday.

  20. Early ride on the Zamboni – Thursday, December 16th

    Dec 16, 2010, 11:15 PM EDT

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    Let’s take a look at summaries of the first seven of tonight’s nine games.

  21. Matt Greene missed tonight’s game after Niklas Kronwall hit left him ‘wobbly’

    Dec 16, 2010, 10:21 PM EDT

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    Matt Greene couldn’t play in tonight’s Kings-Blues game after a hit by Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall left him “wobbly.”

  22. Bruce Boudreau’s mother scolds him for his profanity-laced speech aired on HBO

    Dec 16, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Brouce Boudreau is hearing it from his mother about his profanity-laced speech, much like Rex Ryan experienced with his mother during HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks.’

  23. Security agency returns 12 of 30 autographed jerseys stolen during Pat Burns’ funeral

    Dec 16, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

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    While 18 signed jerseys are still unaccounted for, the good news is that Pat Burns’ family received 12 of the autographed jerseys stolen during his funeral in late November.

  24. Mike Keenan says ‘Neon’ Dion Phaneuf caused some locker room issues, but praised his overall play

    Dec 16, 2010, 7:57 PM EDT

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    Mike Keenan says he enjoyed coaching Dion Phaneuf, but the former Calgary Flames defenseman wasn’t always the most popular guy in the locker room.

  25. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 16th

    Dec 16, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable starting goalies for Thursday’s nine games.

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