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  1. High alert off for Penguins fans, Eric Tangradi recalled from ECHL and should play tonight

    Oct 7, 2010, 10:07 AM EDT

    Remember last night when we told you about that awkward move last night that lead to Pens prospect Eric Tangradi being sent to the ECHL? Yeah, about that… He was recalled by the Penguins this morning. You can bank on him being in the starting lineup tonight for Pittsburgh as they open the season at…

  2. PHT predicts the 2010-2011 Stanley Cup playoffs

    Oct 7, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    Earlier we told you about how we thought the regular season was going to play out and now it’s time to look at how we think the playoffs will go. Joe says: Eastern Conference quarterfinals Washington over Tampa Bay New Jersey over Montreal Philadelphia over Buffalo Pittsburgh over Boston Eastern Conference semifinals Washington over Philadelphia…

  3. PHT predicts the 2010-2011 regular season

    Oct 7, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for since the Blackhawks lifted the Stanley Cup in June. It’s the start of the regular season. Every day there will be hockey that counts. Every day there will be amazing goals, unbelievable saves, incredible passes, thrilling fights, and completely boneheaded mistakes.And we will enjoy every second of…

  4. Maple Leafs president and CEO loves job Brian Burke has done with team

    Oct 7, 2010, 12:28 AM EDT

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    Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment president and CEO Richard Peddie was asked for his thoughts on the job Leafs GM Brian Burke is doing with the team, and you have to wonder if maybe Peddie’s underlings are showing him tapes of other teams winning and calling them the Leafs. Shi Davidi of The Globe And…

  5. Awkward salary shuffle gets Penguins prospect Eric Tangradi sent to ECHL

    Oct 6, 2010, 11:46 PM EDT

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    While we outlined some of the more interesting starting roster notes of the day earlier, the most eyebrow-raising move of the day came when the Pittsburgh Penguins released their opening day roster and one name was missing from it. While Pens prospect forward Eric Tangradi was mentioned in the press release announcing the roster, it…

  6. Shane O'Brien trashes Canucks coach Alain Vigneault after being traded

    Oct 6, 2010, 11:04 PM EDT

    While yesterday’s trade involving Vancouver and Nashville sending defenseman Shane O’Brien to the Predators may not have made waves around the league, Shane O’Brien would not go quietly away from Vancouver just yet. O’Brien, while being quizzed by reporters following the trade got a chance to open up about Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault. Iain…

  7. Thrashers start the season without team captain, opt for three alternates

    Oct 6, 2010, 9:54 PM EDT

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    It’s a rarity in the NHL but on occasion a team will sometimes go without a team captain. The Minnesota Wild went without a permanent one for years before choosing Mikko Koivu. The Montreal Canadiens last year went without a captain in the wake of former captain Saku Koivu leaving the team. This year, the…

  8. Former coach Pat Burns continues to laugh over false reports of his death

    Oct 6, 2010, 9:02 PM EDT

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    Many folks while stricken with life-threatening illness will sometimes be morose or downbeat about things going on in their lives. It’s understandable to do so, so when you see former three-time Jack Adams Award winning coach Pat Burns yukking it up and having fun at the expense of those seemingly eager to report on his…

  9. Opening night roster choices in Vancouver, New Jersey, LA, and Philly cause a stir

    Oct 6, 2010, 8:19 PM EDT

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    With teams setting their final rosters for the start of the season, some of the teams with salary cap issues are making what appear to be curious moves but may ultimately prove to be nothing more than paper shuffling for the bookkeepers. In Vancouver, the Canucks recalled defenseman Lee Sweatt while sending goalie Cory Schneider…

  10. Devils may start season with just 20 players thanks to salary cap crunch

    Oct 5, 2010, 4:46 PM EDT

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    We all know that the Devils have some cap issues to deal with by now. They’ve also got some injury problems as well and both fortunately and unfortunately for them, they can use those two issues to help themselves out of a bit of a mess. Defensemen Bryce Salvador and Anssi Salmela are expected to…

  11. Maple Leafs name alternate captains, Tomas Kaberle not among them

    Oct 5, 2010, 4:05 PM EDT

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    It wouldn’t be a Maple Leafs season without a little bit of controversy, right? Today, the Leafs announced who would be serving as the team’s alternate captains to team captain Dion Phaneuf. Not surprisingly, two defensemen were chosen. Surprisingly, one of them wasn’t a guy who served as an alternate captain in previous Leafs seasons…

  12. Rangers rookie Derek Stepan hoping to stick around NHL for a while

    Oct 5, 2010, 3:14 PM EDT

    The preseason for the New York Rangers has provided a fair bit of intrigue. From the Wade Redden-to-Hartford situation, to captain Chris Drury breaking his finger, Vinny Prospal having knee issues, to today’s action on waivers with Tim Kennedy and Todd White there’s been more than enough drama for everyone in the organization and their…

  13. Today's waiver wire madness: Isles claim Grabner, Lightning snag Ritola

    Oct 5, 2010, 1:33 PM EDT

    After the last few days of waiver wire action went quietly with players being placed on waivers and then unclaimed to be sent to the minors, today brought some action. Yesterday saw the Panthers put Michael Grabner on waivers for the purpose of sending him to Rochester in the AHL. He won’t be heading to…

  14. Vancouver trades Shane O'Brien to Nashville for Ryan Parent

    Oct 5, 2010, 1:13 PM EDT

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    With a flurry of moves happening at noon today, one move that stands out is a trade. Vancouver traded defenseman Shane O’Brien and forward Dan Gendur to Nashville for defenseman Ryan Parent and forward Jonas Andersson. Vancouver then followed that trade up by putting Parent on waivers with the purpose of sending him to Manitoba.…

  15. Andreas Lilja will not be signed by San Jose, may have to leave the country

    Oct 5, 2010, 10:37 AM EDT

    If you’ve ever wondered how life for a professional athlete can be difficult, looking at the story of defenseman Andreas Lilja might make for a good place to start. During the off-season Lilja held out hope that he’d get a better offer from his, now former team, the Detroit Red Wings. The one-year, $1 million…

  16. Canadiens getting healthy: Roman Hamrlik and Andrei Markov return to practice

    Oct 5, 2010, 9:51 AM EDT

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    Even though the season has yet to begin, the Montreal Canadiens are getting dose of good news. While they’re slated to start the year without the services of defensemen Roman Hamrlik and Andrei Markov, things aren’t far off from returning to normal. The Montreal Gazette’s Pat Hickey tells us that both players rejoined the team…

  17. Las Vegas says Blackhawks are favorites to win Stanley Cup

    Oct 5, 2010, 12:52 AM EDT

    If you’re curious as to what the odds makers in Las Vegas have to say about the upcoming NHL season, fear not because online gambling site has come up with their odds on who they think will win the Stanley Cup this year. If you’re ready to know what you can set your wagers…

  18. PHT predicts the division standings

    Oct 4, 2010, 10:31 PM EDT

    We here at PHT have given you all the information you need to get ready for the season by previewing all 30 teams. Now it’s time to show off just how we think the divisions will play out, standings-wise. James previewed the Atlantic, Pacific, and Southeast Divisions while I took care of the Northeast, Northwest,…

  19. 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,…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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.…

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