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  1. There are plenty of ‘All-Star’ coaches available for next season

    Mar 3, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT

    Ken Hitchcock

    With NHL teams focusing on scooping up AHL coaching talent, there are plenty of quality former bench bosses looking for a job. Which “free agent” coaches might be the most deserving? Read this post to find out.

  2. Michael Del Zotto will miss 4-6 weeks with fractured finger

    Mar 3, 2011, 3:57 PM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v New York Rangers

    A rough season got that much tougher for Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto, as the offensive blueliner is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured finger.

  3. Ales Hemsky injures his right shoulder, expected to miss up to 10 games

    Mar 3, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

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    Bruins Oilers Hockey

    Ho, hum: another Ales Hemsky injury. This time it’s a left shoulder ailment that could keep him out 2-3 weeks.

  4. Barack Obama will welcome the Stanley Cup, Chicago Blackhawks on March 11

    Mar 3, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

    Barack Obama

    The Chicago Blackhawks will present the Stanley Cup to Barack Obama on Friday, March 11th.

  5. Sidney Crosby’s status is still in limbo, with no clear window for his return

    Mar 3, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby

    No news might be bad news for the Penguins, as there’s still no word on when Sidney Crosby will return.

  6. Around the Rink – Thursday, March 3rd

    Mar 3, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT

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    Joe Corvo, Rob Niedermayer, Cam Ward

    Here are previews of a busy 11-game schedule of NHL games.

  7. Northeast Division Watch (March 3)

    Mar 3, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Zdeno Chara, Steve Kampfer, Roman Hamrlik, Max Pacioretty

    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 Northeast Division.

  8. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 2

    Mar 2, 2011, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Minnesota Wild v Anaheim Ducks

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

  9. Looking for a free agent goalie this summer? Go for a backup

    Mar 2, 2011, 5:34 PM EDT

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    New Jersey Devils v Dallas Stars

    It’s true that the 2011 free agent market for high-end starters is very dry, but there are plenty of great options for teams looking for a strong backup.

  10. St. Louis Blues place Vladimir Sobotka on IR with left foot injury

    Mar 2, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

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    sobotkair

    The St. Louis Blues placed Vladimir Sobotka on the injured reserve with a left foot injury today.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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?

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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