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  1. Reason to worry? Devils GM gives coach John MacLean a vote of confidence

    Oct 25, 2010, 8:02 PM EDT

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    New Jersey Devils Introduce John MacLean As Head Coach

    Devils GM Lou Lamoriello gives head coach John MacLean a vote of confidence. Is it time for John MacLean to start worrying?

  2. Hockey Fights Cancer comes out a big winner on Twitter and in Edmonton

    Oct 24, 2010, 11:50 AM EDT

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    You can say we’re big fans of doing good things for charity around here and with this month being the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer month, seeing some of the innovative ways teams are going about raising money for charity is interesting to see play out. The Kings and Avalanche decided to amp things up in…

  3. Around the rink – Sunday, October 24th

    Oct 24, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

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    Today’s got a bit of a light schedule with just three games, but expect the Ilya Kovalchuk drama 2.0 to get the bulk of the attention today.

  4. Vancouver’s Alex Burrows and Chicago’s Brian Campbell nearing return from injury

    Oct 24, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

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    A pair of key players for Western Conference contenders are getting close to returning to their teams lineups. In Chicago, defenseman Brian Campbell is back on his skates and working out after injuring his right knee during training camp. Campbell being out of the lineup has thinned things out for the Blackhawks, but they haven’t…

  5. Fight of the night: Biz Nasty vs. Jay Harrison

    Oct 24, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

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    Paul Bissonette (aka: Biz Nasty) is a renaissance man on the Internet. You might know him better as a Twitter superstar, but when he gets in the lineup for the Phoenix Coyotes, you better believe he’s in there to mix things up. In this case, his job was to try and light a fire under…

  6. Who had the most impressive hat trick last night?

    Oct 24, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Last night saw three different players score hat tricks in the NHL for the second night in a row. Which player had the most impressive hat trick of the bunch?

  7. Teemu Selanne upset over questionable hit says Niklas Kronwall “will get his”

    Oct 24, 2010, 2:42 AM EDT

    Teemu Selanne

    Teemu Selanne didn’t take kindly to a questionable hit received by Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall and says that “he’ll get his someday.” Was it a dirty hit though?

  8. Nightly recap – Saturday, October 23rd

    Oct 24, 2010, 1:45 AM EDT

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    Alexander Semin, Chris Mason

    All the night’s action summed up as briefly as humanly possible while expanding your minds.

  9. Video: Pavel Datsyuk’s game-winning goal with 12 seconds left in regulation

    Oct 24, 2010, 12:47 AM EDT

    The Red Wings and Ducks played another wild game in Detroit tonight and again it would be Pavel Datsyuk who stole the show. When the teams met earlier this year, Datsyuk earned himself a Gordie Howe hat trick scoring a goal, getting an assist and fighting Corey Perry. Tonight, Datsyuk would find a new way…

  10. Avalanche defenseman Scott Hannan leaves game with head injury

    Oct 24, 2010, 12:12 AM EDT

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    While the Avalanche are already dealing with a concussion to captain Adam Foote, the man who was meant to step up and supply more of that physical play is dealing with troubles of his own now. During the Avalanche’s 6-4 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, defenseman Scott Hannan left the game in the second…

  11. Devils coach John MacLean says it was his call to scratch Kovalchuk

    Oct 23, 2010, 11:09 PM EDT

    Ilya Kovalchuk

    When a team is struggling, sometimes you need a spark to jump the team. Perhaps Devils coach John MacLean might want to pick on someone other than Ilya Kovalchuk to send a message… If that’s even the case.

  12. Video: John Tavares nets first NHL hat trick, Isles lose 4-3 to Florida

    Oct 23, 2010, 10:20 PM EDT

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    If the Islanders didn’t have John Tavares, they wouldn’t have been on the scoreboard all night long. The Panthers took down the Islanders 4-3 but Islanders star John Tavares wouldn’t go down quietly, netting his first NHL hat trick in the defeat.

  13. Ilya Kovalchuk a healthy scratch tonight vs. Buffalo

    Oct 23, 2010, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v New Jersey Devils

    Consider this to be your heads up for the talking point for the next few days. Ilya Kovalchuk is out of the lineup for tonight’s game against the Buffalo Sabres as a healthy scratch. Head coach John MacLean wants to give him a night off to think about things. So far this season, Kovalchuk has…

  14. Tonight’s starting goalies – October 22nd

    Oct 22, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Here’s the rundown of tonight’s likely starting goalies in the NHL.

  15. Avalanche captain Adam Foote out indefinitely with a concussion

    Oct 22, 2010, 5:17 PM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v Colorado Avalanche

    The Colorado Avalanche are going to have to make due without defenseman and captain Adam Foote for an undetermined amount of time thanks to a concussion. The Denver Post’s Adrian Dater has the story on what’s going on with Foote. The 39-year-old defenseman suffered the injury at the end of the first period Thursday night…

  16. Fan attacked by Rypien not happy with suspension, gets call from Gary Bettman

    Oct 22, 2010, 4:47 PM EDT

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    James Engquist, the fan grabbed by Canucks forward Rick Rypien, isn’t happy with the punishment handed down by the NHL and says if he did that at his job he’d be fired. Welcome to reality, James.

  17. Where do third-string NHL goalies go when they’re not needed? Europe

    Oct 22, 2010, 3:49 PM EDT

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    Erik Ersberg

    If you’re a recently deposed former backup goalie in the NHL who was waived, what’s your next step for work? Turns out, playing in Europe is the answer.

  18. How’s the Olli Jokinen re-experiment going? Not too well

    Oct 22, 2010, 2:54 PM EDT

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    Olli Jokinen

    The start of Olli Jokinen’s second tour of duty in Calgary isn’t exactly off to the start the Flames were hoping for.

  19. Rick Rypien suspended six games for assaulting fan; Canucks fined $25,000

    Oct 22, 2010, 1:26 PM EDT


    Canucks forward Rick Rypien gets a six-game suspension, but we’re left feeling that that wasn’t enough.

  20. Poll results: You think Rick Rypien is going away for long time

    Oct 22, 2010, 11:04 AM EDT

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    Rick Rypien

    With Canucks forward Rick Rypien’s hearing in New York City with the NHL front office underway today to decide what his punishment for grabbing a fan during a game will be, it’s about time we caught up with what you think his punishment should be. We polled you guys recently to find out what you…

  21. Save and game-winner of the night: Pascal Dupuis and Kris Letang

    Oct 22, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    We’re doubling our pleasure here because it’s just that good. The save of the night comes from overtime between Pittsburgh and Nashville where Pascal Dupuis bailed out his goalie Marc-Andre Fleury from losing in embarrassing fashion, preventing Cody Franson from stuffing home a loose puck off a J.P. Dumont shot. Shortly after that, Kris Letang…

  22. Around the rink – Friday, October 22nd

    Oct 22, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

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    St. Louis Blues v Chicago Blackhawks

    Congratulations to everyone reading this, you’ve made it to Friday. Your reward for making to the weekend? An evening filled with hockey, five games worth. As always, here’s the schedule with all times Eastern. 7:00 pm Calgary @ Columbus I don’t suppose too many folks will be eyeballing the attendance in Columbus will they? After…

  23. Goals of the night: Lee Stempniak’s hat trick

    Oct 22, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    While there may not have been too many people there to see it, the highlights of the goals of the night belong to Phoenix’s Lee Stempniak for bagging a hat trick in the Coyotes 4-2 win over the Kings. It was Stempniak’s first career hat trick and we’ll not hear anything about the third goal…

  24. Nightly recap: Thursday, October 21st

    Oct 22, 2010, 2:40 AM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v Boston Bruins

    Here’s your wrap up on a busy night in the NHL and some of the big names came out to play, meanwhile no one came out to watch hockey in Arizona.

  25. Video: Johan Franzen returns, scores game-winner off Miikka Kiprusoff’s head

    Oct 22, 2010, 12:49 AM EDT

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    Johan Franzen’s return to the ice following a slight concussion last week turned out to be a pretty good one for the Detroit Red Wings. Franzen’s goal midway through the third period proved to be the game-winning goal for the Wings in their 4-2 win over Calgary. Franzen did it in an interesting way though,…

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