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James O’Brien

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

    Jan 27, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Jan 27, 2011, 10:10 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Jan 27, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

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    Colorado Avalanche v Vancouver Canucks

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

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

    Jan 27, 2011, 8:52 PM EDT

    Vincent Lacavalier, Steve Downie, Simon Gagne, Brett Clark

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

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

    Jan 27, 2011, 8:23 PM EDT

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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.

  6. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 26th

    Jan 26, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Jan 26, 2011, 5:07 PM EDT

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    Craig Conroy, Jessica Conroy

    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.

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

    Jan 26, 2011, 3:59 PM EDT

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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.

  9. 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 EDT

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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.

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

    Jan 26, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

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

  11. Around the Rink – Wednesday, January 26th

    Jan 26, 2011, 2:07 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Jan 26, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT

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

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

    Jan 26, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT

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

  14. Save of the Night – Niklas Backstrom (January 25)

    Jan 26, 2011, 10:32 AM EDT

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    Niklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer, Martin Havlat

    It looked like he was down and out, yet Niklas Backstrom made a surprising stop for January 25th’s Save of the Night.

  15. Goal of the Night – Mike Weaver (January 25)

    Jan 26, 2011, 9:52 AM EDT

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    Artem Anisimov, Henrik Lundqvist

    Mike Weaver gets a lucky bounce to help the Panthers win Tuesday’s game while he receives the January 25th Goal of the Night.

  16. Riding the Zamboni – Tuesday, January 25th

    Jan 26, 2011, 12:49 AM EDT

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    Montreal Canadiens v Philadelphia Flyers

    Here are summaries of tonight’s eight games, including the 1,000th home win in franchise history for the Philadelphia Flyers.

  17. Dion Phaneuf sends Dana Tyrell over the Leafs bench, but Tampa Bay gets last laugh with 2-0 win

    Jan 25, 2011, 11:43 PM EDT

    Dion Phaneuf, Dana Tyrell

    Dion Phaneuf landed a big hit on Dana Tyrell that will dominate highlight clips, but the Lightning got the best of the Leafs 2-0 tonight.

  18. Pekka Rinne narrowly edges Braden Holtby for Save of the Week (January 17-23)

    Jan 25, 2011, 11:24 PM EDT

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    Pekka Rinne barely edged Braden Holtby for the January 17-23rd Save of the Week.

  19. Report: Jason Bailey sues Anaheim Ducks for ‘multiple verbal anti-Semitic attacks’

    Jan 25, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT

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    TMZ Sports reports that former Ducks prospect Jason Bailey is suing the team for anti-Semitic behavior displayed by coaches of their former affiliate the Bakersfield Condors.

  20. Is the neutral zone trap creeping back into the game?

    Jan 25, 2011, 9:09 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Boston Bruins

    Darren Eliot of Sports Illustrated thinks that the neutral zone trap is starting to creep its way back into the league. Click “Read More” to find out the details.

  21. Jeff Carter wins the Goal of the Week (January 17-23)

    Jan 25, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT

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    Claude Giroux and Jeff Carter combined for an effort worthy of the Goal of the Week for January 17-23rd.

  22. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 25th

    Jan 25, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT

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

  23. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 24th

    Jan 24, 2011, 5:49 PM EDT

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

  24. Around the Rink – Monday, January 24th

    Jan 24, 2011, 4:41 PM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin, Brandon Dubinsky

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

  25. Making lemonade from puck burglary: Chris Pronger says he’d auction Cup finals puck for charity

    Jan 24, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT

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    Chris Pronger says he’d be willing to auction off the game puck from the Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals and give the proceeds to charity.

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