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James O’Brien

  1. More trouble for Coyotes sale, as interest rates and legal issues might force a move to Winnipeg

    Mar 2, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT

    Coyotes-logo

    The Phoenix Coyotes sale hit another big bump in the road, as a potential lawsuit and rising interest rates throw another curve ball at the league and possible new owner Matt Hulsizer.

  2. From waivers to Rooke of the Month: Michael Grabner wins February award

    Mar 2, 2011, 1:57 PM EDT

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    Tomas Vokoun, Michael Grabner

    Michael Grabner scored 10 goals and six assists for 16 points – 13 of which came during an outstanding six game stretch – to win the Rookie of the Month award for February.

  3. Around the Rink – Wednesday, March 2nd

    Mar 2, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Viktor Stalberg, Robyn Regehr

    Here are previews of tonight’s six games.

  4. Atlantic Division Watch (March 2)

    Mar 2, 2011, 11:20 AM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v New York Rangers

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Atlantic Division.

  5. Save of the Night – Ryan Miller (March 1)

    Mar 2, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Chris Butler, Ryan Miller, Artem Anisimov

    Ryan Miller robbed Mats Zuccarello point blank for the March 2nd Save of the Night, although Jochen Hecht deserves credit for helping the Sabres keep their lead.

  6. Goal of the Night – Alex Ovechkin (March 1)

    Mar 2, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin, Dennis Wideman, Karl Alzner

    Alex Ovechkin is looking like Alex Ovechkin again, as you can see from the overtime game-winner that ended up being the March 2nd Goal of the Night.

  7. Riding the Zamboni – Tuesday, March 1st

    Mar 2, 2011, 1:22 AM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v Phoenix Coyotes

    Get up to date on Tuesday’s late games in this recap post, including solid first

  8. Catching up with former NHL enforcer Donald Brashear

    Mar 2, 2011, 12:24 AM EDT

    Eric Goddard, Donald Brashear

    The New York Times tracked down former NHL enforcer Donald Brashear, who’s now toiling away as a “point per game player” in an obscure semipro league.

  9. Boston Bruins make another big statement, roll through best road trip since 1972

    Mar 1, 2011, 11:34 PM EDT

    Manny Malhotra

    The Bruins’ perfect six game road trip is their best away output since the team’s Stanley Cup winning season way back in the 1971-72 season. Does this indicate that they’re legitimately among the cream of the crop in the East?

  10. Early Ride on the Zamboni – Tuesday, March 1st

    Mar 1, 2011, 10:46 PM EDT

    Joni Pitkanen, Mike Santorelli, Cam Ward

    There were two common themes in tonight’s first six games: great goaltending and contenders beating possible pretenders. Click “Read More” for summaries of those contests.

  11. Pierre-Marc Bouchard wins Goal of the Week (February 21-27)

    Mar 1, 2011, 9:36 PM EDT

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    Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Nikolai Khabibulin

    Pierre-Marc Bouchard’s spin-o-rama goal earned him the February 21-27th Goal of the Week.

  12. Marc-Andre Fleury wins Save of the Week (February 21-27)

    Mar 1, 2011, 8:06 PM EDT

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    Tomas Plekanec ;  Marc-Andre Fleury

    Marc-Andre Fleury edged Niklas Backstrom to win the February 21-27 Save of the Week.

  13. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 1 (late edition)

    Mar 1, 2011, 7:36 PM EDT

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    Martin Gerber

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s four late games, including a rare start from Martin Gerber.

  14. Central Division Watch (March 1)

    Mar 1, 2011, 7:15 PM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Central Division.

  15. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 1 (early edition)

    Mar 1, 2011, 6:34 PM EDT

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    Ben Bishop

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

  16. The five biggest trade deadline losers

    Feb 28, 2011, 10:01 PM EDT

    Chris Campoli, Jonathan Toews

    While there weren’t any catastrophically bad trades during a timid trade deadline, there still were teams who did something foolish (or did nothing at all). With that in mind, we count down the day’s five biggest losers … with a little twist at the end.

  17. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – February 28

    Feb 28, 2011, 7:13 PM EDT

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    Jimmy Howard

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

  18. Around the Rink – Trade Deadline Day Edition

    Feb 28, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT

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    Troy Brouwer, Jose Theodore, John Madden

    There are two important games in the shadow of the trade deadline tonight, as the Wild and Hawks meet in a bubble bout while the Kings host the Detroit Red Wings.

  19. Wrapping up the 2011 Trade Deadline: Minor moves

    Feb 28, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT

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    Brian McGrattan

    To catch you all the way up to date, here are some of the lower level deals from the 2011 trade deadline.

  20. Rangers can’t snatch Brad Richards, settle for John Mitchell

    Feb 28, 2011, 4:25 PM EDT

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    Rick Nash, John Mitchell

    The Rangers settled for a marginal move today, shipping a 2012 seventh rounder to the Maple Leafs for center John Mitchell.

  21. Canucks add depth wingers Maxim Lapierre and Chris Higgins for 3rd rounders in two deals

    Feb 28, 2011, 3:58 PM EDT

    Edmonton Oilers v Anaheim Ducks

    The Canucks made some minor moves to bolster their depth at the forward position, sending marginal players and picks to the Panthers for Chris Higgins and Ducks for Maxim Lapierre.

  22. No news is good news? Dallas Stars decide to keep Brad Richards

    Feb 28, 2011, 3:26 PM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v Chicago Blackhawks

    For at least the rest of the 2010-11 season, Brad Richards will remain a member of the Dallas Stars. Of course, that just opens up a new set of questions.

  23. Finally a blockbuster: Kings nab Dustin Penner for Colten Teubert, two quality draft picks

    Feb 28, 2011, 3:01 PM EDT

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    Blackhawks Oilers Hockey

    This time around, the Kings got the biggest name in a trade with the Oilers. Dustin Penner isn’t a superstar, but he’s a huge addition … who came at a big price. Check out this post for the details.

  24. Hurricanes acquire hulking D Bryan Allen from Panthers for Sergei Samsonov

    Feb 28, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT

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    Bryan Allen, Mattias Tedenby

    The Hurricanes added a big defenseman in Bryan Allen while the Panthers acquired a speedy forward (and an expiring contract) in Sergei Samsonov in the latest trade.

  25. Brad Richards after today’s skate: ‘I’m a Dallas Star’

    Feb 28, 2011, 1:35 PM EDT

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    Brad Richards

    Will he stay or will he go? It’s still unclear, but right now, it seems like Brad Richards might remain a Dallas Star. For the rest of this season, at least.

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