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  1. Rounding up today's roster cuts

    Oct 4, 2010, 9:22 PM EDT

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    With teams paring down their rosters to prepare for the start of the regular season on Thursday, getting the last round of roster cuts can provide some fascinating results. Today was no different across the NHL and here’s your tour of links to show you some of what went down. Toronto sends down Kadri, Caputi,…

  2. Despite reports to the contrary, still no agreement between NHL and KHL

    Oct 4, 2010, 8:01 PM EDT

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    Sometimes playing the rumor game in the NHL can get interesting when parties attached to the situation are on different continents. Making things a bit less interesting is that the rumors this time have to deal with bureaucratic dealings and contracts between the NHL and KHL. Earlier today, USA Today’s Kevin Allen tweeted that the…

  3. NHL and NHL Officials Association reach tentative four-year Collective Bargaining Agreement

    Oct 4, 2010, 7:18 PM EDT

    If you were worried that the NHL and the NHL Officials Association wouldn’t be able to work things out to get the full-time NHL referees and linesmen on the ice this season, fear not. The NHL and the NHLOA have come together on a tentative four-year agreement on a collective bargaining agreement. The release from…

  4. Who replaces Brian Campbell in the Blackhawks lineup?

    Oct 3, 2010, 6:22 PM EDT

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    The road to repeat for the Chicago Blackhawks was already set to be a difficult one given all the roster turnover during the off-season. Now the team will be dealing with the loss of key defenseman Brian Campbell for the next four to five weeks with a knee sprain will make at least the start…

  5. Former Canucks prospect Michael Grabner waived by Florida

    Oct 3, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    At one point in his career, Michael Grabner was seen as the next big thing as far as prospects go. Coming up in the Canucks organization where fans can get a bit too eager about things can often exacerbate the situation, but Grabner was always viewed as a future big gun. This summer, he was…

  6. Derek Boogaard may face NHL discipline for spearing Chris Neil's man-parts

    Oct 3, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

    It turns out that Mike Cammalleri wasn’t the only guy getting wild with his stick last night. The NHL could be busy taking a look at last night’s game between Ottawa and the New York Rangers thanks to the frisky stick work of Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard. Boogaard was given a five-minute major for spearing…

  7. Report: Brendan Morrison to be released by Vancouver

    Oct 3, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

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    The hopes and dreams of many Vancouver Canucks fans may have been dashed today. A report out of Vancouver says that former Canucks star Brendan Morrison will be released from his professional tryout. Ian Walker of Puck World has the story. Brendan Morrison will not finish his National Hockey League career with the Vancouver Canucks.…

  8. Today's preseason schedule – October 3rd

    Oct 3, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Sweet hockey monkey, today’s the last full day of the NHL preseason. There will still be preseason games played in Europe featuring NHL teams taking on some of the European elite teams, but for those still in North America, today is it. Real hockey awaits later this week. Until then (then being Thursday) you’ll have…

  9. Did Mike Cammalleri have just cause to go after Nino Niederreiter?

    Oct 3, 2010, 11:33 AM EDT

    Last night we told you about Mike Cammalleri’s bad night in Quebec City where he seemingly went bonkers going after Islanders rookie Nino Niederreiter and ultimately slashing him in the ankle. Cammalleri was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the action and Niederreiter left the game with a bruised ankle. Cammalleri isn’t…

  10. Preseason quick recaps – October 2nd

    Oct 3, 2010, 10:52 AM EDT

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    Here are the rest of the preseason recaps from action last night. If you’re missing the goods from earlier in the day from Europe, don’t worry we got to that already. Columbus 4 – Atlanta 3 Plus: Maybe there’s something to this Nikita Filatov kid after all. Two more goals in the preseason certainly helps…

  11. Panthers prospect Erik Gudbranson to sign entry-level deal, get chance to stay in NHL

    Oct 2, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

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    Florida Panthers 2010 first round pick Erik Gudbranson is getting his wish. At the very least, he’s getting his chance to prove to the Panthers that he can stick in the NHL. The Florida Sun Sentinel’s Harvey Fialkov gives us the scoop on the news that Gudbranson will sign an entry level contract with the…

  12. Mike Cammalleri could be facing a suspension after ugly slashing incident against Islanders

    Oct 2, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT

    We’re going to have ourselves some controversy even before the season gets underway. Tonight in Quebec City, Montreal’s Mike Cammalleri lost his head a little bit trying to goad Islanders rookie Nino Niederreiter into a fight after taking exception to a play earlier in the game. What happened saw Cammalleri high-sticking, cross checking, and then…

  13. Flames injury woes continue; Moss and Kotalik out indefinitely

    Oct 2, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

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    If you thought the Calgary Flames’ off-season was difficult on the fans, then the preseason has been a vile curse from beyond the grave as far as injuries go. While the team has seen Olli Jokinen and Rene Bourque get a little banged up, Matthew Stajan separated his shoulder, Daymond Langkow continues to be out…

  14. Early preseason quick recaps – October 2nd

    Oct 2, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

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    A couple of NHL teams got their preseason fun started early today by our schedule, mostly because they played their games in Europe. San Jose and Boston each did their part to spread the good word of the NHL to some local favorites in Ireland and Germany, and one team nearly did their ultimate part…

  15. Poll: Who will win the Pacific Division?

    Oct 2, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    The San Jose Sharks were a steamroller of sorts last season in what turned out to be one of the most competitive divisions in the NHL. With the surprise run by the Phoenix Coyotes as well as the rise of the LA Kings, despite the Sharks coming away as the top team in the division…

  16. Poll: Who will win the Northwest Division?

    Oct 2, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Last year the Vancouver Canucks somewhat ran away with the Northwest Division after struggling with Colorado for a while to get there. Calgary just missed out on the playoffs while Minnesota and Edmonton were mired at the bottom. Do things go the same way this year or is there a chance for a surprise contender…

  17. Poll: Who will win the Central Division?

    Oct 2, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

    Last year saw the Chicago Blackhawks win the Central Division and that was a shock because the Central was always the Detroit Red Wings division to run away and hide with. Chicago is seemingly a bit worse off while Detroit continues to be Detroit. Columbus, Nashville, and St. Louis are still here but do you…

  18. Poll: Who will win the Southeast Division?

    Oct 2, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    The Capitals were a wrecking crew in the Southeast Division last season on their way to a 120 point year and the Presidents Trophy. Atlanta and Tampa Bay have done some radical reconstruction in the off-season while Carolina and Florida are poised for interesting seasons, to be nice about it. Do the Capitals have anything…

  19. Poll: Who will win the Northeast Division?

    Oct 2, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

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    The Northeast Division saw four teams make the playoffs last year and while the Sabres won the division, it was the Montreal Canadiens that made the biggest impact in the playoffs (unless colossal playoff failures is your thing, then it was Boston). So who takes the division this year? Will it be Buffalo again? Ottawa?…

  20. Poll: Who will win the Atlantic Division?

    Oct 2, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    It’s always divisive, it’s never the same each year it seems, and it’s pretty clear everyone doesn’t like each other in some way. The race for the playoffs always starts within the division and the Atlantic Division and the defending champion Devils will be gunning for the title again. Is that who you think will…

  21. Tonight's preseason schedule – October 1st

    Oct 1, 2010, 6:47 PM EDT

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    Here’s the preseason schedule tonight. OMG it’s October! Hey, wait a minute, these games still don’t count. I want a refund! Anyway, here’s tonight’s schedule and, yeah, one game is already over because the Hurricanes have to leave the country to go to Europe. All times listed are Eastern because we’re like that. Carolina 2…

  22. 2010-2011 NHL season preview: St. Louis Blues

    Oct 1, 2010, 6:06 PM EDT

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    Last season: (40-32-10, 90 points, 4th in Central Division, t-9th in Western Conference) A terrible start derailed the Blues’ chances at making the playoffs. The team got in such a hole that despite their furious play in the second half of the season, they weren’t able break into the playoffs the way they did two…

  23. 2010-2011 NHL season preview: Nashville Predators

    Oct 1, 2010, 4:27 PM EDT

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    Last season: (47-29-6, 100 points, 3rd in Central Division, 7th in Western Conference) Each and every year, people try to count out the Predators and each and every year they seem to make the playoffs. For a team that’s gotten the runaround when it comes to rumors about being moved and talk of financial instability,…

  24. NHL players pick Quebec City as city they'd like NHL to move to

    Oct 1, 2010, 2:18 PM EDT

    While we’ve gotten caught up on what a big deal it is now for Quebec City to look into getting an NHL team back there, what with their desire to build a new arena and the “Blue March” to rally support for the old days of the Nordiques, it turns out the NHL players might…

  25. Agitator extraordinaire Darcy Tucker announces his retirement

    Oct 1, 2010, 1:08 PM EDT

    Love him or hate him, Darcy Tucker has made an impact on your NHL fandom. From the Canadiens, to the Lightning, to the Maple Leafs, to the Avalanche, Tucker has left his mark on the NHL and not generally for things that leave a good taste in the fans’ mouths. With a history of dirty…

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