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James O’Brien

  1. Numbers don’t back up nostalgia when it comes to bringing the NHL back to Quebec, Winnipeg

    Dec 9, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT

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    In an ideal world, the Quebec Nordiques and Winnipeg Jets could play in the NHL again. Unfortunately, the numbers say that the two markets would probably struggle to support a pro team.

  2. Gone in .1 second: Flyers barely miss overtime winner, fall to Sharks in shootout

    Dec 8, 2010, 11:12 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers were a tenth of a second away from winning in overtime against the San Jose Sharks, who ended up besting the Broad Street Bullies in the shootout.

  3. Penguins extend winning streak to 11 games; Sidney Crosby scores two more goals

    Dec 8, 2010, 10:23 PM EDT

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    The Penguins extended their winning streak to 11 games while Sidney Crosby scored two goals, bringing his point scoring streak to 17 games.

  4. Alex Tanguay, Clarke MacArthur rank among biggest steals from the 2010 free agent crop so far

    Dec 8, 2010, 9:33 PM EDT

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    The big-ticket free agents seem like they’re big-time busts so far this season, but some NHL teams ended up with some big steals with smaller contracts.

  5. So what now for P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens?

    Dec 8, 2010, 8:46 PM EDT

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    The Montreal Canadiens made P.K. Subban a healthy scratch for three games in a row now. At some point, he’ll be back again … so who will be the odd man out on the Habs blueline?

  6. Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen will miss tonight’s game with ‘tightness in lower body’

    Dec 8, 2010, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Kari Lehtonen won’t play for the Dallas Stars tonight because of “tightness in his lower body” so Andrew Raycroft will start tonight. Should the Stars be worried?

  7. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 8th

    Dec 8, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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

  8. Today’s Starting Goalies – December 7th

    Dec 7, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

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

  9. Pavel Datsyuk’s spellbinding tally earns him the Goal of the Week (November 29-December 5)

    Dec 7, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Pavel Datsyuk’s splendid sequence of stickhandling made some San Jose Sharks players look stupid … but voting that goal the best of the week makes PHT readers look very wise.

  10. Concussion will sideline Blues center Andy McDonald indefinitely

    Dec 7, 2010, 4:23 PM EDT

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    Blues center Andy McDonald will be out indefinitely after suffering from a concussion during the team’s overtime loss to the Oilers on Saturday.

  11. Tim Thomas easily wins Save of the Week (November 29-Dec 5)

    Dec 7, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Tim Thomas made an amazing glove save, earning himself the Save of the Week award for November 29-December 5.

  12. Patrick Kane injury update: He could miss up to three weeks

    Dec 7, 2010, 3:19 PM EDT

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    Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said that Patrick Kane is expected to miss “upwards of three weeks” while addressing the media today.

  13. Marty Turco claims he’s fine with Blackhawks starting Corey Crawford vs. Stars on Wednesday

    Dec 7, 2010, 2:52 PM EDT

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    Is Marty Turco really OK with the Chicago Blackhawks starting Corey Crawford instead of giving him the nod against his former team, the Dallas Stars? He says as much.

  14. Video: Bill Guerin’s emotional retirement speech

    Dec 7, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Bill Guerin gets emotional when talking about his family during his retirement press conference.

  15. Around the Rink – Tuesday, December 7th

    Dec 7, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Here are some previews for tonight’s five games.

  16. Save of the Night – Jonas Gustavsson (December 6)

    Dec 7, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Jonas Gustavsson made the save of the night while helping the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Washington Capitals during the two team’s shootout.

  17. USA Hockey names preliminary roster for 2011 U.S. National team

    Dec 7, 2010, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Team USA named its 29-man preliminary roster for the 2011 World Junior Championships today, which includes eight returning members from the team that won the gold medal in the 2010 WJC tournament.

  18. Report: Patrick Kane’s injury will keep him out ‘weeks, not days’

    Dec 7, 2010, 11:13 AM EDT

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    Awful news for the hard-luck Blackhawks: Patrick Kane may reportedly miss “weeks, not days” with his scary-looking leg injury from Sunday.

  19. Goal of the Night: Mikhail Grabovski (December 6)

    Dec 7, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Mikhail Grabovski’s shootout goal won the game for the Toronto Maple Leafs last night … and earned him the goal of the night.

  20. Changing dynamics in the Eastern Conference (and proof that it is very different from the West)

    Dec 7, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    An interesting trend is developing in the Eastern Conference: there seems to be four “classes” of teams. Meanwhile, the muddled West seems more like a communist society of hockey clubs.

  21. Crunching the numbers from an amazing run by Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins

    Dec 7, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    PHT presents an in-depth breakdown of an insane run by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury. You’ll find the numbers you’ll read in many other places, but most importantly, there are also obscure/deeper stats to stimulate your mind this morning.

  22. Vancouver Canucks forward Mikael Samuelsson will miss at least one week with ‘mild concussion’

    Dec 7, 2010, 7:00 AM EDT

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    A “minor concussion” will sideline Vancouver Canucks forward for Mikael Samuelsson for no less than a week, meaning he’ll miss at least three games.

  23. 24/7 Winter Classic Video: Brooks Laich

    Dec 7, 2010, 1:34 AM EDT

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    Check out this captivating video of Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich discussing the upcoming Winter Classic as part of HBO’s 24/7 series.

  24. Ray Emery continues to pursue comeback

    Dec 6, 2010, 11:50 PM EDT

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    Ray Emery continues to attempt a comeback to the NHL after dealing with a career-threatening hip injury.

  25. Jeff Schultz expected to miss four to six weeks with fractured thumb

    Dec 6, 2010, 11:20 PM EDT

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    Bad news for the Washington Capitals: underrated defenseman Jeff Schultz is expected to miss four to six weeks with a fractured thumb.

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