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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. It's "put up or shut up" time for Habs' Benoit Pouliot

    Sep 21, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

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    When Benoit Pouliot was traded by the Minnesota Wild to the Montreal Canadiens for Guillaume Latendresse, it was viewed as a deal that sent team headaches going in each direction. For a while afterward, it looked like it was a great deal for both teams as the issues each player had in their old cities…

  19. Flyers enforcer Jody Shelley was apparently born to be a Flyer

    Sep 21, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

    If you thought that the easiest way to make friends with the fans in Philadelphia as a member of the Flyers was to punch players on the opposing team in the face you’d be completely right. For newest Flyers enforcer Jody Shelley, he’s going above and beyond the call of duty to endear himself to…

  20. Flames forward Matthew Stajan is tired of hearing about Dion Phaneuf

    Sep 20, 2010, 11:44 PM EDT

    As it turns out, being one of “the other guys” in a blockbuster trade featuring one major star isn’t quite as glamorous as you’d think. Last season, the Toronto Maple Leafs sent a package of players to the Calgary Flames to obtain defenseman Dion Phaneuf. Matthew Stajan, Niklas Hagman, and Ian White all headed to…

  21. Return of the Hartford Whalers… Sort of

    Sep 20, 2010, 11:14 PM EDT

    Like a long dead television franchise or a band that broke up long ago that is looking to cash more checks, the Hartford Whalers will rise again. Before you get too excited and dust off that green Kevin Dineen jersey with “Pucky” the Whale on the shoulders, let’s just stress that this isn’t about the…

  22. Leafs' Mikhail Grabovski being sued for punching Habs fan and wife in the face

    Sep 20, 2010, 9:33 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski could be in some trouble off the ice. If law suits and allegations are to be believed, you could say that Grabovski’s still got some bad feelings about his past days as a Montreal Canadiens forward who sparred with the Kostitsyn brothers. A man from British Columbia claims that…

  23. Martin Gerber's return from the KHL sees battle with goalies rather than henchmen

    Sep 20, 2010, 8:25 PM EDT

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    When a player takes off the KHL from the NHL, they usually go away to never be heard from again aside from the occasional “What ever happened to…?” profile pieces. In an effort to prove that you can go home again, so to speak, former Hurricanes/Leafs/Senators goalie Martin Gerber is back trying to win a…

  24. Tyler Seguin gets his chance to play center while Marc Savard is out

    Sep 19, 2010, 5:56 PM EDT

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    With every bad turn, something good must come from it. In Boston, with Marc Savard sidelined dealing with post-concussion-like symptoms, this offers the opportunity for the team’s other talented centers to step up and prove their worth in camp. For 2010 first round pick Tyler Seguin, it offers him the chance to show the Bruins…

  25. Sather: Talent, not contracts, will decide Rangers roster

    Sep 19, 2010, 5:05 PM EDT

    One NHL GM that has his hands full with roster wrangling during training camp is the Rangers Glen Sather. Sather, often the focus of derision from Rangers fans and haters alike, is under the gun to make the right decision(s) to get the Rangers under the salary cap before the season starts. While the leading…

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