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James O’Brien

  1. Sidney Crosby’s hat trick powers Penguins past red-hot Thrashers

    Dec 2, 2010, 9:48 PM EST

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    The Thrashers came into Pittsburgh hot, but they couldn’t contain the molten Penguins and their peaking pivot Sidney Crosby.

  2. Web site names Sidney Crosby, Dustin Brown and Sean Avery among its ‘top 5 actors’

    Dec 2, 2010, 9:20 PM EST

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    An amusing column names the NHL’s “top five actors” including Sidney Crosby, Dustin Brown and Sean Avery. Click “Read More” to learn who earned the top spot.

  3. Hate Index: Comparing Cleveland’s reaction to LeBron vs. Ottawa’s toward Heatley

    Dec 2, 2010, 8:44 PM EST

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    Comparing the way Ottawa Senators fans are “greeting” Dany Heatley to the way Cleveland Cavaliers are “welcoming back” LeBron James.

  4. Report: Marco Sturm to L.A. deal dead … for now

    Dec 2, 2010, 7:19 PM EST

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    It looks like Marco Sturm’s knee problems/injury issues are holding up a trade between the Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings. For now, at least.

  5. Starting Goalies – December 2nd

    Dec 2, 2010, 6:33 PM EST

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    Check out the probable starters for tonight’s eight games, including the potential return of Nikolai Khabibulin.

  6. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 1st

    Dec 1, 2010, 6:08 PM EST

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

  7. Pierre-Marc Bouchard discusses his return to NHL action with Minnesota Wild

    Dec 1, 2010, 5:17 PM EST

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    Pierre-Marc Bouchard discusses his first game back after 14 months away from the game because of concussion problems.

  8. Taking a look at a recent run of last minute goals

    Dec 1, 2010, 4:30 PM EST

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    Six examples of last minute goals earning NHL teams unexpected points since November 19th.

  9. Ales Hemsky, Nikolai Khabibulin back from injuries tonight

    Dec 1, 2010, 3:13 PM EST

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    Ales Hemsky should play while Nikolai Khabibulin will suit up as a backup for the Edmonton Oilers. Martin Gerber was demoted to the AHL.

  10. Around the Rink – Tuesday, December 1st

    Dec 1, 2010, 2:28 PM EST

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    Let’s take a look at tonight’s seven contests.

  11. Report: Edmonton Oilers to discuss possible relocation to Quebec City

    Dec 1, 2010, 1:45 PM EST

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    The Edmonton Oilers’ brass is in Quebec today to discuss a possible relocation if the team cannot acquire a new arena in Edmonton.

  12. Sidney Crosby, Carey Price and Dustin Byfuglien named November’s three stars

    Dec 1, 2010, 1:16 PM EST

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    The NHL named its three stars of November: Sidney Crosby, Carey Price and Dustin Byfuglien. Read more about their accomplishments in this post.

  13. St. Louis Blues place David Perron on IR, make minor league swaps

    Dec 1, 2010, 12:48 PM EST

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    Some minor moves from the St. Louis Blues: they called up Stefan Della Rovere and Dave Scatchard, demoted T.J. Hensick and Chris Porter and put David Perron on the IR.

  14. Report: Rogers in talks to buy Toronto Maple Leafs as part of $1.3B mega deal

    Dec 1, 2010, 12:11 PM EST

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    Media company Rogers already owns the Toronto Blue Jays, but they might add the Maple Leafs and other Toronto sports teams in a whopping deal reportedly estimated at $1.3 billion in value.

  15. Save of the Night – Ondrej Pavelec (November 30)

    Dec 1, 2010, 11:00 AM EST

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    Ondrej Pavelec’s stellar play is a big reason why the Atlanta Thrashers are on a six game winning streak, making important saves like the one you’ll find in this post.

  16. Goal of the Night – Pavel Datsyuk (November 30)

    Dec 1, 2010, 10:00 AM EST

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    Pavel Dastyuk’s ridiculous display of deking earned him the Goal of the Night.

  17. Riding the Zamboni – November 30th

    Dec 1, 2010, 1:35 AM EST

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    Here are summaries of Tuesday’s five games.

  18. Maclean’s magazine names Sidney Crosby ‘Newsmaker of the Year’

    Dec 1, 2010, 12:46 AM EST

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    Maclean’s magazine named Sidney Crosby its newsmaker of the year. Not sportsman of the year … newsmaker of the year. Click “Read More” for the details.

  19. Hall of Fame hockey writer Jim Kelley dies at age 61 after battling cancer

    Nov 30, 2010, 11:55 PM EST

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    There’s some sad news for the hockey world tonight, as reports indicate that veteran columnist and Hall of Fame writer Jim Kelley died today after a long battle fighting pancreatic cancer. He was 61 years old. Kelley is survived by his wife Susan and two daughters, Erin and Megan, as well as three grandchildren. One…

  20. Jamie Benn wins Goal of the Week (November 22-28)

    Nov 30, 2010, 11:25 PM EST

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    One final call to vote propelled Jamie Benn to the November 22-28 goal of the week.

  21. Simon Gagne scores overtime game winner in return to Tampa Bay Lightning lineup

    Nov 30, 2010, 10:42 PM EST

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    Once again, Simon Gagne celebrated a return from injury by winning a game with a goal in overtime.

  22. Marc-Andre Fleury edges Sergei Bobrovsky for Save of the Week (November 22-28)

    Nov 30, 2010, 9:45 PM EST

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    Marc-Andre Fleury’s flashy glove save tops the save of the week voting for the week of November 22-28.

  23. David Booth and the Florida Panthers find goals difficult to come by

    Nov 30, 2010, 9:04 PM EST

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    How worried should the Florida Panthers be about David Booth’s scoring slump?

  24. Islanders sign Jeremy Colliton; Thrashers give Tim Stapleton two-year contract

    Nov 30, 2010, 8:02 PM EST

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    Two players who have spent most of their careers in the minors signed deals today, as the Islanders inked Jeremy Colliton and the Thrashers gave Tim Stapleton a two year deal.

  25. Rumors of Buffalo Sabres sale still strong and why it could be a great thing for the team

    Nov 30, 2010, 7:15 PM EST

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    Ken Campbell writes that the Sabres sale rumors are justified and that the team’s denials boil down to semantics more than anything else.

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