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  1. Predator goalie Pekka Rinne’s jersey is headed to outer space

    Oct 19, 2010, 10:34 PM EDT

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    While we know the stretch of the NHL to reach all parts of the globe is ever expanding, the limits of exactly where it can go are starting to reach even further than you could believe. Sure, the NHL has started their season in Europe and Japan in the past, but how about reaching out…

  2. Video: Ondrej Pavelec speaks about getting back on the ice

    Oct 19, 2010, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec returned to the ice today in practice. It was Pavelec’s first time back to action after fainting mid-game on opening night and suffering a concussion when his head hit the ice. Afterward, he spoke with the press to discuss what it was like to get back out there after his scary…

  3. Oilers Tom Gilbert fined for head shot on Flames Matt Stajan

    Oct 18, 2010, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Turns out Shane Doan wasn’t the only one making noise today regarding shots to the head. This time, Oilers defenseman Tom Gilbert was fined $2,500 for a head shot delivered to Flames forward Matt Stajan. Gilbert was penalized for interference on the play which earned him a review of the hit by the league. The…

  4. Hurricanes’ Joe Corvo not exactly a fan of their schedule

    Oct 18, 2010, 5:55 PM EDT

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    The Carolina Hurricanes start to the year has taken them across half the globe. They began the season playing in Europe, doing exhibition games in Russia and then opening the season against the Wild playing two games in Helsinki, Finland. Since coming back to North America, they’ve gone from Ottawa across to the west coast…

  5. Coyotes Shane Doan suspended for three games for head shot on Dan Sexton

    Oct 18, 2010, 4:39 PM EDT

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    Shane Doan was suspended for three games by the NHL. It’s a good first step for the NHL to show they’re serious about cutting down illegal head shots, but it’s just the first step towards improvement.

  6. Vinny Prospal out 6-8 weeks following knee surgery

    Oct 18, 2010, 3:46 PM EDT

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    Rangers playmaking forward Vinny Prospal underwent knee surgery today and the Rangers announced that he’ll be out for 6-8 weeks. Prospal’s injury status has been a bit murky lately, leading to speculation that Prospal could miss a significant amount of time this season and put his career in jeopardy. Instead, there’s a timetable squared away…

  7. Today’s moment of zen: Rick DiPietro’s Hockey Fights Cancer pink goalie pads

    Oct 18, 2010, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Do not adjust your eyes, those goalie pads are, indeed, pink and they’re for a good cause too.

  8. Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec will practice this week, may play again soon

    Oct 18, 2010, 12:52 PM EDT

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    Finally there’s more good news for ailing Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec. After Pavelec’s scary fainting spell during the Thrashers first game of the season and subsequent concussion from his fall, he’s been off the ice and not playing as he recovers. Now, according to the Blueland Blog, he’s been medically cleared to start practicing so…

  9. Are the Stars in a bad position with centerman Brad Richards?

    Oct 18, 2010, 11:57 AM EDT

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    It’s awfully early to go looking ahead towards the off-season at who is going to be an unrestricted free agent, but one of the players that figures to get a lot of attention then if he’s available is Stars forward Brad Richards. Richards is one of the best set-up men in the league, perpetually at…

  10. Coyotes Shane Doan may face discipline for hit on Ducks Dan Sexton

    Oct 18, 2010, 10:58 AM EDT

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    Coyotes captain Shane Doan might be getting a call from the NHL about his shot to the head on Ducks forward Dan Sexton.

  11. Around the rink – Monday, October 18th

    Oct 18, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

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    It’s Monday and you’re already upset about that. Don’t worry, hockey’s here for you after you get out of work.

  12. Oilers management not rushing to trade Sheldon Souray

    Oct 18, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Sheldon Souray is a man without an NHL team that wants him right now, and the one that does have him isn’t in a hurry to get him out.

  13. Nightly recap: Sunday, October 17th

    Oct 18, 2010, 1:18 AM EDT

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    With just two games, the nightly recap makes for a light bit of reading.

  14. Cam Fowler scores first NHL goal, leaves game with injury

    Oct 18, 2010, 12:53 AM EDT

    Cam Fowler had a game to remember scoring his first NHL goal. Unfortunately he wasn’t able to stick around to see his team win 3-2 after getting knocked out on his next shift. See the video inside this post.

  15. Being Tomas Vokoun’s backup is tough work: Clemmensen may not play til November

    Oct 17, 2010, 10:42 PM EDT

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    You think it’s hard to be a backup goalie? How about when you’re backing up Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun who plays all the time? All of a sudden, life seems easy.

  16. Today’s starting goalies – October 17th

    Oct 17, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT

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    A look at tonight’s starting goalies in the NHL’s light schedule.

  17. Daly: Glendale lease deal will lead to sale of Coyotes

    Oct 16, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

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    The NHL is excited about the prospect of selling the Phoenix Coyotes to Matthew Hulsizer. Shocking that they’d be excited about making $165 million right?

  18. Sean Avery won’t be punished by NHL for slashing Mike Komisarek

    Oct 16, 2010, 4:50 PM EDT

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    Last night’s game between Toronto and the New York Rangers saw business pick up late in the game when away from a scrum near the boards, Rangers agitator Sean Avery and Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek got to chatting. Apparently whatever was being said wasn’t to Avery’s liking and he slashed Komisarek twice, first in the…

  19. Ducks’ Andreas Lilja gets his visa cleared, joins team; Sbisa sent to AHL

    Oct 16, 2010, 3:54 PM EDT

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    Andreas Lilja finally gets to join the Ducks after getting his visa issues worked out.

  20. Caps defenseman Mike Green to miss tonight’s game vs. Nashville

    Oct 16, 2010, 2:38 PM EDT

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    Discouraging news for the Capitals today as they’ll be without the services of defenseman Mike Green tonight against Nashville. Green left their game on Wednesday against the Islanders with what appeared to be a shoulder injury. Also missing tonight’s game for Washington is defenseman Tom Poti who is out with a lower body injury. Jumping…

  21. Joe Thornton signs three-year extension with Sharks

    Oct 16, 2010, 1:38 PM EDT

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    Sharks captain Joe Thornton was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season, but it appears that he’s not about to go hitting the open market. The Sharks announced this afternoon that they’ve signed Thornton to a three-year contract extension worth $21 million. Thornton taking a deal worth $7 million…

  22. Islanders get good news: Tavares and Wisniewski to play tonight

    Oct 16, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Good news, everyone! Well, for everyone who is an Islanders fan at least.

  23. Expecting a bloodbath in Chicago tonight for Sabres-Blackhawks? Think again

    Oct 16, 2010, 11:40 AM EDT

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    With Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson coming back tonight from his two-game suspension for his hit from behind on Buffalo Sabres forward Jason Pominville, his return to the ice comes at a rather peculiar time as the Blackhawks face the Sabres once again tonight in Chicago. Revenge is on the mind of many fans and perhaps…

  24. Dangle and goal of the night: Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown

    Oct 16, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    L.A. Kings forward Anze Kopitar was working his magic last night in helping the Kings beat Roberto Luongo and the Canucks. Check out his sweet stick handling to get through Canucks defense to dish to Dustin Brown for Brown’s first goal of the game on the way to a 4-1 Kings win. If you’re not…

  25. Around The Rink: Saturday, October 16th

    Oct 16, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Here’s your Saturday full of action across the NHL. Clear out your evening schedules because you’ve got a full night of sitting around in front of your TV/computer to soak in some hockey action.

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