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James O’Brien

  1. Looking back at Mark Messier’s career as he turns 50

    Jan 18, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Mark Messier

    Let’s celebrate Mark Messier’s 50th birthday with a look back at his great career.

  2. Sidney Crosby’s agent shoots down boycott rumors

    Jan 18, 2011, 12:42 PM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby’s agent Pat Brisson shot down rumors of his client boycotting the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. Let’s not ignore the possibility that he isn’t very happy with the way the league handled the hits that caused his concussion, though.

  3. More Sharks news: Scott Nichol faces discipline, team claims Kyle Wellwood off waiver wire

    Jan 18, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

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    wellwoodashark

    More Sharks news: the team claimed Kyle Wellwood to thwart the Blues while Scott Nichol faces a disciplinary hearing for his elbow on Coyotes defenseman David Schlemko.

  4. Crosby concussion confusion: Will he be ‘cooperative’ or could he boycott the All-Star Game?

    Jan 18, 2011, 12:06 PM EDT

    crosbyandsteckel

    On one side, Brendan Shanahan says that Sidney Crosby “couldn’t be more cooperative” regarding the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. Yet rumors are circulating that the league’s top star might “boycott” the game in protest of the way the NHL handles concussions. Click “Read More” for the details.

  5. Sharks bag brute Ben Eager in trade with Thrashers; Atlanta receives 5th round pick

    Jan 18, 2011, 11:47 AM EDT

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    eagerben

    The Sharks added some grit (and another former Blackhawk) by trading for enforcer Ben Eager. The Thrashers received San Jose’s fifth round pick in the exchange.

  6. Brendan Shanahan answers questions, reflects on 2011 All-Star Game Fantasy Draft

    Jan 18, 2011, 11:27 AM EDT

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    oldmanahanasg

    More on the 2011 NHL All-Star Game Fantasy Draft: Brendan Shanahan discusses the draft format, how someone might react to being “Mr. Irrelevant,” splitting up the Sedin twins and more.

  7. Eric Staal, Nicklas Lidstrom named 2011 NHL All-Star Game captains

    Jan 18, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

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    Instead of seeing Sidney Crosby’s squad versus Alex Ovechkin’s bunch like many expected, the 2011 NHL All-Star Game will come down to Team Eric Staal versus Team Nicklas Lidstrom.

  8. Saves of the Night: Kari Lehtonen (January 17)

    Jan 18, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Kari Lehtonen, Jack Johnson

    Kari Lehtonen’s stop on a Jack Johnson penalty shot earned him the January 18th Save of the Night.

  9. Goal of the Night – Mattias Tedenby (January 17)

    Jan 18, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    tedenby21

    Mattias Tedenby’s impressive speed and incredible deke and backhand move earns him the January 17th Goal of the Night.

  10. Report: Flames, Canadiens will stage alumni game for ’86 Cup Finals during 2011 Heritage Classic weekend

    Jan 18, 2011, 1:01 AM EDT

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    2011heritageclassic

    The Flames and Canadiens will reportedly look back to their ’86 Stanley Cup finals series during the weekend of the 2011 Heritage Classic by holding an alumni game featuring players from both teams.

  11. Riding the Zamboni – Monday, January 17th

    Jan 17, 2011, 11:40 PM EDT

    pavelecwins

    Let’s take a look at the games that took place on January 17, 2011.

  12. Ryan Whitney might miss rest of season after ankle surgery

    Jan 17, 2011, 10:03 PM EDT

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    Edmonton Oilers v Montreal Canadiens

    Ryan Whitney could miss most – if not all – of this season’s remaining games after undergoing ankle surgery.

  13. Report: 11 NHL teams could see jersey changes in 2011-12 season

    Jan 17, 2011, 9:36 PM EDT

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    Chris Neil, Mattias, Ohlund

    These teams are expected to wear slightly to dramatically different duds next season: Atlanta Thrashers, Buffalo Sabres, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Nashville Predators, New York Islanders, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs. Click “Read More” for the details.

  14. Milestone watch: 1,300th point for Selanne, Marleau and Langenbrunner play 1,000th game of their careers

    Jan 17, 2011, 8:36 PM EDT

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    selanne1300th

    Teemu Selanne scored his 1,300th point while Jamie Langenbrunner and Patrick Marleau hit the 1,000th career game in the last two games.

  15. Danny Briere fined $1K for punching Brandon Prust from the Flyers’ bench

    Jan 17, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT

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    Daniel Briere

    Danny Briere received a $1,000 fine for taking a swing at Brandon Prust despite being on the Flyers’ bench.

  16. Injury Update: Bryan McCabe expected to miss 4-6 weeks

    Jan 17, 2011, 7:26 PM EDT

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    mccabe4to6

    Bryan McCabe is expected to miss four to six weeks after surgery on his broken jaw.

  17. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 17th

    Jan 17, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    vokounandclemmensen

    Here are the probable starting goalies for MLK Day’s remaining three games.

  18. Vote for the Save of the Week (January 10-16)

    Jan 17, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

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    howardjimmysaveofweek

    Who made the best save for the week of January 10-16th? The contestants are: Jaroslav Halak, Henrik Karlsson, Marc-Andre Fleury, Tim Thomas, Roberto Luongo, Ryan Miller and Nikolai Khabibulin.

  19. Vote for the Goal of the Week (January 10-16)

    Jan 17, 2011, 4:07 PM EDT

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    bennottneal

    Who scored the January 10-16 Goal of the Week? The nominees are: Sean Bergenheim, Scott Hartnell, Martin St. Louis, Dave Bolland, James Neal, Mark Recchi and Mason Raymond.

  20. Capitals beat Senators 3-1, move into first place tie in Southeast Division

    Jan 16, 2011, 6:19 PM EDT

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    neuvirthstopsshannon

    The Capitals pulled into a virtual tie with the Lightning for the Southeast Division lead thanks to a 3-1 win over the Senators today.

  21. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 16th

    Jan 16, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

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    schneiderluongo

    Here are the probable goalies for Sunday’s remaining four games.

  22. Panthers captain Bryan McCabe expected to miss ‘several weeks’ after undergoing surgery for facial fractures

    Jan 16, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

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    bryanmccabe

    Panthers captain and offensive defenseman Bryan McCabe will miss “several weeks” after undergoing surgery to treat multiple facial fractures today.

  23. This afternoon’s starting goalies – January 16th

    Jan 16, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

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    brianelliottsaveofnight

    Don’t forget that weekends often include unusual start times like today: the Capitals and Senators play at 3:00 pm ET. We have the probable starting goalies for those two teams in this post.

  24. Premiere Games might be expanded to six teams in six cities; Could Ovechkin and Caps play in Moscow?

    Jan 16, 2011, 1:53 PM EDT

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    Reports indicate that the NHL wants to expand its season opening overseas Premiere Games to six teams in six cities. Learn about which teams were invited and other details by clicking “Read More.”

  25. Corey Perry, Ducks riled up by Keith Yandle’s ‘baseball swing’ slash

    Jan 16, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

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    perryvyandle

    Corey Perry and the Ducks are upset with a big slash delivered by Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle.

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