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  1. Carey Price matures, takes his responsibility as Montreal's #1 goalie seriously

    Sep 18, 2010, 9:30 PM EST

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    Being the starting goalie for the Montreal Canadiens could be viewed as one of the toughest jobs in the NHL. There’s pressure to be the absolute best in the world game in and game out or else you’ll be run out of town like a witch would in Colonial America. For a guy like Carey…

  2. Ducks forward Bobby Ryan to get tried out at center during training camp

    Sep 18, 2010, 8:45 PM EST

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    Ducks forward Bobby Ryan’s summer was one that was a bit distracted by contract negotiations and discussion over whether or not he might be traded because of said negotiations. Now that he’s signed on for the next five years and ready to go, the Ducks and GM Bob Murray have a new challenge in store…

  3. Sid the Kid grows up and moves out of Mario Lemieux's house

    Sep 18, 2010, 7:57 PM EST

    It looks like the NHLs biggest superstar is finally all grown up. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has decided to leave the nest of Pens owner/legend Mario Lemieux and scored a pad of his own to live in. From the moment he joined the Penguins organization, Crosby has called Lemieux’s home his home as well, basically…

  4. Ducks sign Matt Beleskey to a two-year extension

    Sep 17, 2010, 6:06 PM EST

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    The Anaheim Ducks announced today that they’ve signed forward Matt Beleskey to a two-year contract extension. Details of the contract were not released due to team policy. (Update: Curtis Zupke gets the contract details for us. $625,000 in 2011-12 and $850,000 in 2012-13.) Beleskey got his first real shot with the Ducks last season, playing…

  5. Thrashers' Patrice Cormier sidelined indefinitely with a broken foot

    Sep 17, 2010, 5:30 PM EST

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    The redemption of embattled Thrashers prospect Patrice Cormier will be delayed through training camp. It was revealed today that Cormier broke his foot blocking a shot during the final day of rookie camp. The Thrashers prospect will be out indefinitely after suffering a broken right foot during rookie camp. According to the team, surgery will…

  6. Penn State University will add varsity men's and women's hockey starting in 2012

    Sep 17, 2010, 4:55 PM EST

    Today marked a landmark day filled with both hope and worry for fans of NCAA hockey. Penn State University announced today that they will be spending $88 million in donated funds by Terry and Kim Pegulas to build an ice hockey facility on campus and join the ranks of Division I hockey. “We feel extraordinarily…

  7. No date set for Daymond Langkow's return to Calgary

    Sep 17, 2010, 3:56 PM EST

    Daymond Langkow’s recovery from a neck injury suffered last season is progressing slowly. Sportsnet reports that no timetable has been set for Langkow’s return to the ice as he rehabilitates a broken bone in his neck suffered after taking a slapshot from teammate Ian White in a game against the Wild in March. Langkow is…

  8. Ilya Kovalchuk considered Russia as an option, but eager to get started in New Jersey

    Sep 17, 2010, 3:32 PM EST

    Ilya Kovalchuk’s wild summer is over and he’s in training camp ready to go. Of course, arriving at training camp for the first time means having to answer some questions about just how stressful the summer was. Thankfully, Tom Gulitti was there to get the word from the Devils superstar about how he handled the…

  9. Pat Burns laughs in the face of erroneous reports of his death

    Sep 17, 2010, 1:40 PM EST

    While Chuck Norris might be an inspiration to goalies and Internet memes around the world, one guy who’s managed to be tougher than everyone is former head coach Pat Burns. While Burns is struggling with terminal lung cancer and reported to be in worsening condition, it seems that some are in a hurry to be…

  10. Marc Savard still feeling effects of post-concussion syndrome

    Sep 17, 2010, 1:18 PM EST

    After the Bruins incredible exit from the playoffs last year it was assumed that center Marc Savard was healthy following his return to the team during the playoffs after suffering a concussion at the hands of Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke. As it turns out, that may not be all too correct as Savard is still dealing with…

  11. Mike Babcock looks into shuffling his defensive pairs around

    Sep 17, 2010, 12:54 PM EST

    With the Red Wings not having won the Stanley Cup the last two seasons, head coach Mike Babcock is looking to tweak things with his defensive pairings. The Freep’s Helene St. James finds out that Babcock is going to shuffle things around defensively having Nick Lidstrom pair up with Niklas Kronwall and Brian Rafalski team…

  12. 2010 NHL free agency: Hurricanes sign forward Patrick O'Sullivan

    Sep 17, 2010, 11:59 AM EST

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    The Carolina Hurricanes have made a late addition to their roster that could help figure out their dearth of talent up the middle. Former Kings and Oilers centerman Patrick O’Sullivan has signed a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 with the Hurricanes. Chip Alexander of Canes Now grabs some quotes. “He can win a spot,” Rutherford…

  13. Kari Lehtonen, Texas Ranger? No, that's just Chuck Norris on his mask

    Sep 17, 2010, 11:19 AM EST

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    Kari Lehtonen doesn’t sleep. He waits. It doesn’t quite have the same ring to it that it does with Chuck Norris, does it? That’s all right because Lehtonen is summoning the aura of cinema’s favorite B-level martial artist with his new goalie mask with the Dallas Stars. In an effort to become the Internet’s favorite…

  14. IIHF changes format for the World Championships starting in 2012

    Sep 17, 2010, 11:00 AM EST

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    We know it’s not all that well known or, ahem, respected by most North American hockey fans, but the IIHF is changing the format of their annual World Championships. The old format, which will be used for the last time in 2011 in Slovakia, had four groups of four teams play a round-robin style within…

  15. Devils defenseman Anssi Salmela still months away from playing

    Sep 17, 2010, 10:29 AM EST

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    With the Devils eventually having to shuffle players around to get under the salary cap, having injuries to players that will be counted on to play bigger minutes in the meantime is a killer. In the case of defenseman Anssi Salmela, his wait to get back on the ice could be a bit longer than…

  16. Rumored Gionta captaincy leads Quebec party leader to say that the Habs aren't French-Canadian enough

    Sep 17, 2010, 10:06 AM EST

    The funny part of being the Montreal Canadiens is that sometimes, just being a successful hockey team isn’t enough when you’re in Quebec. While the team on the ice often has its own problems to contend with, the politicians in the Province of Quebec can get a bit anxious about things. No, they’re not passing…

  17. Sean Avery spills the beans on new Rangers third jersey

    Sep 17, 2010, 9:45 AM EST

    New York Rangers agitator/fashion mogul Sean Avery had a surprise for everyone on his website blog recently. (Update: The post has been removed from his page. Apparently the Rangers didn’t care for this surprise).   Yes, that’s Avery posing seemingly awkwardly in a pair of glasses not seen since Buddy Holly’s days rocking out in…

  18. Legendary coach Pat Burns' health worsens

    Sep 16, 2010, 11:58 PM EST

    The health of former NHL head coach Pat Burns has taken a turn for the worse. According to a report out of Canada, the three-time Jack Adams award winner’s struggles with terminal lung cancer are becoming more dire and those close to him are fearing the worst. Former NHL coach Pat Burns has taken a…

  19. Arguing with the head coach got Keith Ballard traded from Florida

    Sep 16, 2010, 11:05 PM EST

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    Keith Ballard’s seemingly mysterious trade out of Florida this summer came out of the blue without much rumor or warning. Ballard was sent to Vancouver in exchange for Steve Bernier, Michael Grabner, and the 25th overall pick in the 2010 draft giving the Panthers some much needed forward depth while giving the Canucks a more…

  20. 2010 NHL free agency: Ducks sign defenseman Paul Mara

    Sep 16, 2010, 8:52 PM EST

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    With training camps about to start, the last of the signings are being finalized and one late signing today by the Ducks comes at the perfect time. The Ducks have signed defenseman Paul Mara to a one-year deal worth $750,000 to help add experience and depth to their blueline corps. Mara struggled with injury last…

  21. 2010 NHL free agency: Stars re-sign James Neal and Matt Niskanen for two years

    Sep 16, 2010, 7:41 PM EST

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    The final two restricted free agents left in the pool are now signed. The Dallas Stars announced the signings of forward James Neal and defenseman Matt Niskanen to two-year contracts. Neal will make $5.75 million over the next two years while Niskanen will make $3 million. Neal’s cap hit comes to $2.875 million while Niskanen’s…

  22. Oddsmakers weigh in on Montreal and Vancouver vacant captain spots

    Sep 15, 2010, 6:04 PM EST

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    Both the Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens are in the running for new team captains and we should know who both teams will pick before the season begins in October. What does that mean for us? It means it’s time to lay down some betting odds as to who the favorites are. Luckily for us,…

  23. Rookie tournament hype alert: Oilers "Big Three" to play on same line tonight

    Sep 15, 2010, 5:21 PM EST

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    Tonight’s major hype alert goes out to Penticton, British Columbia where the Edmonton Oilers will face the San Jose Sharks in the Young Stars Rookie tournament. Why the hype alert? Only because the future faces of the Oilers franchise will be playing on the same line together. Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal shares the…

  24. Thrashers prospect Patrice Cormier looks to put ugly past behind him

    Sep 15, 2010, 4:59 PM EST

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    To call Thrashers prospect Patrice Cormier’s last year turbulent would be being nice. The former Devils prospect spent the better part of the last year looking to get past being labeled as a reckless and careless player after a vicious elbow he laid on Mikael Tam during a QMJHL game last season, one that saw…

  25. Hurricanes defenseman Tim Gleason gives figure skating a try

    Sep 15, 2010, 3:44 PM EST

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    We’ve talked about how hockey players will sometimes do curious things to cross-train for the season. Justin Abdelkader of Detroit, for instance, took boxing classes earlier this off-season to be better prepared for the season. Other players, like Carolina’s Tim Gleason, an experienced pugilist in his own right, look for other methods to improve their…

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