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  1. Analyzing the Rangers blue line with Wade Redden out of the picture

    Sep 25, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT

    Now that the Rangers have cast defenseman Wade Redden aside on waivers with the intent of sending him to the AHL to rid themselves of his $6.5 million cap hit, the Rangers will have to figure out who, exactly, is going to take his spot along the blue line. Redden’s production last year wasn’t outstanding…

  2. Tonight's preseason schedule – September 25th

    Sep 25, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Tonight’s hot preseason action features 14 games and 26 teams in action. Fuzzy math, right? No, the Coyotes and Sharks have a split-squad affair going on in San Jose and Phoenix later tonight. As for the other games, here’s your taste of tryout greatness. All times are Eastern because we’ve got an insufferable eastern bias.…

  3. Islanders' Mark Streit injures shoulder during scrimmage

    Sep 25, 2010, 4:25 PM EDT

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    What was shaping up to be an intriguing year for the New York Islanders might be getting off to the worst start possible. During today’s scrimmage, defenseman Mark Streit left the game with an apparent shoulder injury. As for how it happened, TSN shares the awkward details. New York Newsday is reporting that Isles’ All-Star…

  4. Flyers goalie Michael Leighton hurts back, time to worry in Philadelphia?

    Sep 25, 2010, 2:12 PM EDT

    Lost in last night’s game action, Flyers goalie Michael Leighton left last night’s preseason game against the Maple Leafs after playing 65 minutes worth of game action with a strained back. With Leighton having played through most of the game, missing out only on the shootout, speculation is picking up amongst Flyers faithful about how…

  5. Cristobal Huet and Michael Nylander also waived in cost-cutting moves

    Sep 25, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    While Wade Redden was the first of the notable waiver victims today, there are two others that were placed on waivers this afternoon to help their teams legally lose some money off of the salary cap. If you think that these names will be surprising, then I don’t know what to tell you. Chicago placed…

  6. Wild's Josh Harding has torn ACL/MCL, likely out for the year

    Sep 25, 2010, 12:44 PM EDT

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    The Wild have an update on goaltender Josh Harding’s condition after leaving last night’s game against St. Louis with an injury and it’s not good news. Harding has a torn ACL and a torn MCL and will likely be out for the season. For Harding, it’s a brutal blow in what was due to be…

  7. Marc Savard speaks out about dealing with post-concussion syndrome

    Sep 25, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins star Marc Savard took time out this morning to speak with media about the lingering effects of post-concussion syndrome that he’s dealing with.  Savard being sidelined comes as a surprise to most fans because he returned to the Bruins lineup during the playoffs, yet now he’s not even skating with the team and…

  8. Rangers place Wade Redden on waivers, free up $6.5 million cap hit

    Sep 25, 2010, 10:31 AM EDT

    Today marks an interesting day for NHL transaction watchers as the freeze on placing players on waivers is lifted once again and the New York Rangers aren’t wasting any time. The Rangers announced today that they’ll be placing high-priced defenseman Wade Redden on waivers with the likelihood of having him sent down to the AHL…

  9. Alex Kovalev seeks to impress one more time to earn a new contract

    Sep 25, 2010, 10:13 AM EDT

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    If you asked ten fans what they thought of current Senators star Alex Kovalev, you’d likely get ten different takes on him. In his career as a Ranger, Penguin, Hab, and Senator he’s found ways to both dazzle and frustrate the hometown fans. As he begins his 18th season in the league coming off of…

  10. Pre-season quick recaps – September 24th

    Sep 25, 2010, 1:58 AM EDT

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    Here’s your recap of tonight’s pre-season action. Get the foil on because things got a bit rambunctious tonight, especially in San Jose. Detroit 3 – Chicago 2 Plus: Detroit’s stars took care of business. Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist while Tomas Holmstrom added a goal and Jimmy Howard played well in a…

  11. Wild goalie Josh Harding leaves game against Blues injured

    Sep 25, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT

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    If you’re a Minnesota Wild fan, tonight’s game with the Blues had added nausea for you. Not only did the Wild lose their pre-season bout 5-0 but backup goalie Josh Harding left the game after a collision with Blues forward Brad Boyes. Harding was playing in his first game since having surgery to repair a…

  12. With Peter Mueller out, could Devils and Avalanche talk trade?

    Sep 24, 2010, 8:25 PM EDT

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    With the news coming yesterday that Avalanche forward Peter Mueller would be out indefinitely thanks to receiving a concussion during a pre-season game the other night, the Avs are potentially in the hunt for a replacement. While there’s not too much left going on with the free agent wire, scouting for trade possibilities could be…

  13. Dennis Wideman seeks redemption in Florida after tough year in Boston

    Sep 24, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT

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    It can be tough to be traded as it’s always a major disruption in a player’s life and his career. For a guy like Dennis Wideman, it may have come as a blessing in disguise. Last year, the offensively-talented Wideman had some growing pains dealing with the playoff-anxious Bruins. Bruins fans were about as bi-polar…

  14. Avalanche forward Peter Mueller out indefinitely with a concussion

    Sep 23, 2010, 5:59 PM EDT

    Bad news for the Colorado Avalanche today as The Denver Post’s Adrian Dater breaks the story. Peter Mueller is out indefinitely with another concussion. He suffered it late in last night’s game and a diagnosis wasn’t made until today. Mueller dealt with concussion issues last season after taking a questionable hit from San Jose’s Rob…

  15. Tonight's pre-season schedule

    Sep 23, 2010, 5:19 PM EDT

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    Strap on your favorite jersey with the player on the back that hasn’t played for your team in years, it’s time for your pre-season schedule for the night and there’s another baseball spring training special on the card as two more teams do it up split-squad style. All times listed are Eastern time since we’ve…

  16. What they're saying about HBO's upcoming Winter Classic series

    Sep 23, 2010, 4:08 PM EDT

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    With the news breaking early this morning that cable giant HBO would be producing a documentary leading up to the Winter Classic featuring the Penguins and Capitals, it’s only fair that we hear from those who will be involved in everything. The production will be called “24/7 Penguins/Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic” and…

  17. Carey Price and the Habs sound off at booing fans

    Sep 23, 2010, 2:41 PM EDT

    Last night was not a good one for either Carey Price or for the Montreal Canadiens fans who booed him after the Habs 4-2 loss to the Bruins in pre-season action. Losing the perspective that it was a pre-season game to let their without-a-doubt number one goaltender know they weren’t thrilled with his lackluster performance…

  18. Red Wings unhappy with Brooks Orpik's knee-on-knee hit on Johan Franzen

    Sep 23, 2010, 12:57 PM EDT

    Consider tensions escalated between the seemingly bitter rivals in Detroit and Pittsburgh. Familiarity breeds contempt for sure, but the two teams saw business pick up a bit in their pre-season game last night when Pittsburgh’s Brooks Orpik connected with a knee-on-knee collision with Red Wings forward Johan Franzen. The hit resulted in Franzen getting a…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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