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  1. Wild goalie Josh Harding leaves game against Blues injured

    Sep 25, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT

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    If you’re a Minnesota Wild fan, tonight’s game with the Blues had added nausea for you. Not only did the Wild lose their pre-season bout 5-0 but backup goalie Josh Harding left the game after a collision with Blues forward Brad Boyes. Harding was playing in his first game since having surgery to repair a…

  2. With Peter Mueller out, could Devils and Avalanche talk trade?

    Sep 24, 2010, 8:25 PM EDT

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    With the news coming yesterday that Avalanche forward Peter Mueller would be out indefinitely thanks to receiving a concussion during a pre-season game the other night, the Avs are potentially in the hunt for a replacement. While there’s not too much left going on with the free agent wire, scouting for trade possibilities could be…

  3. Dennis Wideman seeks redemption in Florida after tough year in Boston

    Sep 24, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT

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    It can be tough to be traded as it’s always a major disruption in a player’s life and his career. For a guy like Dennis Wideman, it may have come as a blessing in disguise. Last year, the offensively-talented Wideman had some growing pains dealing with the playoff-anxious Bruins. Bruins fans were about as bi-polar…

  4. Avalanche forward Peter Mueller out indefinitely with a concussion

    Sep 23, 2010, 5:59 PM EDT

    Bad news for the Colorado Avalanche today as The Denver Post’s Adrian Dater breaks the story. Peter Mueller is out indefinitely with another concussion. He suffered it late in last night’s game and a diagnosis wasn’t made until today. Mueller dealt with concussion issues last season after taking a questionable hit from San Jose’s Rob…

  5. Tonight's pre-season schedule

    Sep 23, 2010, 5:19 PM EDT

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    Strap on your favorite jersey with the player on the back that hasn’t played for your team in years, it’s time for your pre-season schedule for the night and there’s another baseball spring training special on the card as two more teams do it up split-squad style. All times listed are Eastern time since we’ve…

  6. What they're saying about HBO's upcoming Winter Classic series

    Sep 23, 2010, 4:08 PM EDT

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    With the news breaking early this morning that cable giant HBO would be producing a documentary leading up to the Winter Classic featuring the Penguins and Capitals, it’s only fair that we hear from those who will be involved in everything. The production will be called “24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic” and…

  7. Carey Price and the Habs sound off at booing fans

    Sep 23, 2010, 2:41 PM EDT

    Last night was not a good one for either Carey Price or for the Montreal Canadiens fans who booed him after the Habs 4-2 loss to the Bruins in pre-season action. Losing the perspective that it was a pre-season game to let their without-a-doubt number one goaltender know they weren’t thrilled with his lackluster performance…

  8. Red Wings unhappy with Brooks Orpik's knee-on-knee hit on Johan Franzen

    Sep 23, 2010, 12:57 PM EDT

    Consider tensions escalated between the seemingly bitter rivals in Detroit and Pittsburgh. Familiarity breeds contempt for sure, but the two teams saw business pick up a bit in their pre-season game last night when Pittsburgh’s Brooks Orpik connected with a knee-on-knee collision with Red Wings forward Johan Franzen. The hit resulted in Franzen getting a…

  9. Report: League unhappy with Nick Boynton's "throat slash" gesture

    Sep 23, 2010, 12:20 PM EDT

    In case you missed it in our recap of last night’s pre-season action, Blackhawks defenseman Nick Boynton got himself in a little bit of trouble. After delivering a highly-questionable knee-on-knee hit to Lightning forward Chris Durno, Lightning teammate Blair Jones grabbed Boynton to settle things via fisticuffs. After the fight concluded, Boynton, while being hauled…

  10. Is it Kyle Turris' time to shine in Arizona?

    Sep 23, 2010, 10:55 AM EDT

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    If you didn’t know better, you’d think that former Coyotes first round pick Kyle Turris had already busted out of the NHL. He made his NHL debut in 2007-2008 after leaving the University of Wisconsin after one season. It was clear that Turris was rushed and in 2008-2009 he played 63 games for the Coyotes…

  11. Wild play at home in front of non-sellout crowd for first time ever, hysteria ensues

    Sep 23, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Who says history doesn’t happen in the preseason? The Minnesota Wild managed to do something in their 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues that they’ve never done before. They managed to not play the game in front of a sellout crowd. With an announced crowd of 16,219 it marked the first time in franchise…

  12. HBO to produce documentary series based around Capitals and Penguins in the Winter Classic

    Sep 23, 2010, 2:38 AM EDT

    Are you ready for some uncensored, behind the scenes NHL action? You’d better be because cable network HBO is going to be jumping head-long into the league to produce a documentary series based around the Penguins and Capitals playing in the Winter Classic this winter. Seth Rorabaugh of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette breaks the news on…

  13. Pre-season quick recaps – September 22nd

    Sep 23, 2010, 1:55 AM EDT

    Here’s your recap of tonight’s pre-season action. Please try to contain your excitement reading these scores and remember, nothing actually counts. It’s nice to have hockey to talk about at least. Pittsburgh 5 – Detroit 1 Plus: New Penguins Mike Comrie, Brett Sterling, and Ryan Craig all made great first impressions in the first game…

  14. Habs goalie Carey Price gives up four goals in first eight shots, gets booed off the ice

    Sep 22, 2010, 11:06 PM EDT

    Signs you know hockey means something different in Montreal: Your starting goaltender gets booed off the ice in his first start in a pre-season game. Habs netminder Carey Price stopped six out of ten shots he faced in the 30 minutes he played against the Bruins in a 4-2 loss in Montreal tonight and was…

  15. Johan Franzen leaves tonight's game with "charley horse"

    Sep 22, 2010, 10:27 PM EDT

    Detroit’s Johan Franzen left tonight’s game with what the team is calling a “charley horse” after a knee-on-knee collision with Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik. If you think that didn’t cause a fracas, you’d be wrong. Then, after Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik committed a kneeing penalty at 18:17 on Franzen, Orpik and Todd Bertuzzi went at…

  16. Stars 2010 first round pick Jack Campbell sent back to his junior team

    Sep 22, 2010, 9:38 PM EDT

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    While it’s not surprising at all it’s news that we should keep you updated on. Team USA 2010 World Junior Championships star and Dallas Stars 2010 first round pick Jack Campbell was sent back to his junior team in Windsor today. Campbell is a guy with a lot of hope attached to him and we’ll…

  17. Isles prospect Kirill Kabanov oversleeps again, earns bag skate and criticism

    Sep 22, 2010, 8:19 PM EDT

    New York Islanders 2010 third round pick Kirill Kabanov is having a training camp to forget. On the first day of rookie camp, Kabanov over-slept and was held off the ice from workouts. Now with the rest of the NHL vets in place and working out, Kabanov has done it again and over-slept causing him…

  18. Your morning moment of zen: Jay Rosehill pounds Zack Smith

    Sep 22, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Pre-season NHL action isn’t usually something to get overly excited about. Sure, we’ve got you covered with quick recaps of last night’s action but what else is better to get you in the mood for hockey season than a good ‘ol fashioned slobberknocker. Thankfully, the Maple Leafs and Senators obliged us by having Toronto heavyweight…

  19. Flames' Matt Stajan leaves game with apparent shoulder injury

    Sep 22, 2010, 2:03 AM EDT

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    Matt Stajan has had a rough couple of days. First, he complained about being one of the “other guys” in the Dion Phaneuf trade saying so much as he was sick of hearing about Phaneuf from Toronto media. Tonight, Stajan left tonight’s game against the Canucks with a shoulder injury. Flames assistant GM Jay Feaster…

  20. Pre-season quick recaps – September 21st

    Sep 22, 2010, 12:53 AM EDT

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    Since it’s just the pre-season, we’re going to keep this really simple and not get too excited about things. Cut us some slack here though folks, the season is fast approaching and this is our first taste of the year. Pre-season hockey is our really crappy appetizer that we totally love despite how unhealthy it…

  21. Tyler Seguin to play against Montreal on Wednesday night

    Sep 22, 2010, 12:11 AM EDT

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    Gratuitous hype alert everyone! Buckle up and get ready for it… Tyler Seguin will be on the ice tomorrow night in Montreal for the Bruins first pre-season game of the year against the Montreal Canadiens. With Marc Savard out for an indeterminate amount of time, this is the start of Seguin’s chance to seize the…

  22. Former Virginia chiropractor who treated members of the Caps pleads guilty to steroid charges

    Sep 21, 2010, 10:53 PM EDT

    File this news away as something to remember in the future. The Virginia chiropractor who treated a number of current and now former Caps players plead guilty to steroid possession charges today. A spokesman for the state attorney in Polk County, Fla., says Douglas Nagel was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty…

  23. Isles owner Charles Wang commits to staying in Long Island through 2015

    Sep 21, 2010, 9:11 PM EDT

    It may officially be time to put the “Islanders moving from Long Island” rumors to bed for a while. Islanders owner Charles Wang addressed the media in New York today to say that he’s more than happy to commit to staying in Nassau Coliseum until 2015 while also working to get a deal done for…

  24. Report: Marc Savard could miss the season; Bruins deny everything

    Sep 21, 2010, 8:10 PM EDT

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    Bruins forward Marc Savard certainly isn’t lacking intrigue. After being held off of the ice during the start of training camp due to lingering effects from post-concussion syndrome, worry grew about just what Savard’s condition actually was. After all, he came back seemingly early to rejoin the Bruins in the playoffs last season and now…

  25. How did your favorite team come up with their nickname?

    Sep 21, 2010, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Picture, if you will, a world where the NHLs most popular team in northern California would hit the ice being introduced as, “Your San Jose Rubber Puckies!” That sounds rather insane, I know, but it almost came to be. Of course, they also might’ve been known as the San Jose Salty Dogs or the San…

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