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  1. Paul Martin waiting for a new coach before talking with Devils

    Jun 2, 2010, 1:24 PM EDT

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    The New Jersey Devils have their hands full this off-season to say the least. On their docket they havd to look for a new head coach (again) as well as decide what they’re going to do about negotiating with soon-to-be unrestricted free agents forward Ilya Kovalchuk and defenseman Paul Martin. Paul Martin, however, wants some…

  2. Wings GM Holland wants to change overtime

    Jun 2, 2010, 12:52 PM EDT

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    It can be said that the current format for deciding games in the NHL isn’t exactly the most heartwarming way to get business done, even if television executives love it. The shootout has it’s problems and even though the Philadelphia Flyers might take umbrage with you over it considering they made the playoffs courtesy of…

  3. Canadiens first round pick might ditch Harvard

    Jun 2, 2010, 9:35 AM EDT

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    While the Stanley Cup finals move along, the Montreal Canadiens are preparing for the future by conducting a development camp for some of their top prospects, one of whom has a lot of drama surrounding him. 2009 first round pick Louis Leblanc had an outstanding year at Harvard University and while the Crimson did not…

  4. Hockey Hall of Fame media honorees announced

    Jun 2, 2010, 8:35 AM EDT

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    While we’ll eagerly anticipate the announcement of the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010 (with some of the possibilities talked about here), part of that group was made known when they announced who their media inductees would be for this year. Bill Hay, Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced today that Marc…

  5. Yzerman gets permission to speak with Wings salary cap guru

    Jun 1, 2010, 10:57 PM EDT

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    Steve Yzerman is new to the general manager’s job in Tampa Bay and while he’s still on the hunt for a head coach, there’s other positions to fill in Florida as well, one being the numbers man for Yzerman when it comes to contracts and Yzerman wants to stick with someone he knows. The Windsor…

  6. Taylor Hall ranked #1 prospect by ISS

    Jun 1, 2010, 10:21 PM EDT

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    The International Scouting Services put out their final listing of the top prospects available for the 2010 NHL Draft and, unsurprisingly, Windsor Spitfires forward Taylor Hall is their top prospect. As for the rest of the top five, things there also stayed the same. Plymouth Whalers’ playmaking centre Tyler Seguin remains hot on Hall’s heels…

  7. 2010's Hockey Hall of Fame class opens up the waiting list

    Jun 1, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

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    It’s coming sooner than you think. Not just the end of the season, but also the announcement of the newest class of hockey’s Hall of Fame on June 22nd. The Star-Tribune’s Michael Russo got the buzz started today wondering aloud if this is the year Dino Ciccarelli finally gets into the hallowed halls in Toronto.…

  8. Oilers future brightens with signing of Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson

    Jun 1, 2010, 7:26 PM EDT

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    The Edmonton Oilers’ future got a little bit brighter today now that the team announced they’ve signed their 2009 first round pick Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson to a three-year contract. Understandably so, Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini is excited about the Oilers future. “This is an exciting day for the Oilers organization,” said Oilers general manager Steve…

  9. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, Game 2: Hawks win 2-1, take 2-0 series lead

    May 31, 2010, 11:04 PM EDT

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    Both teams tightened thing up defensively, Dan Carcillo did his part to light a fire under the Flyers but it would go all for naught as the Chicago Blackhawks would take out the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals 2-1. The Blackhawks got on the board in the second period first…

  10. Bettman: Winnipeg and Quebec City first in line for expansion

    May 29, 2010, 12:40 AM EDT

    While Gary Bettman’s state of the league/Stanley Cup press conference covered a lot of topics that we’ve covered here today, an interesting topic that was touched on was about what the league plans to do should expansion or relocation come up in discussions. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expressed interest in seeing teams return to Winnipeg…

  11. Bettman fires back at IIHF for criticizing Crosby and others

    May 28, 2010, 9:50 PM EDT

    Another part of Gary Bettman’s Stanley Cup press conference today that has grabbed a bit of attention is the escalating feud between Bettman and the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). In case you didn’t know, IIHF President Rene Fasel was a bit upset that players like Sidney Crosby, Tomas Holmstrom and Henrik Zetterberg among others…

  12. 2010 Stanley Cup finals: Who has the better pre-game ritual?

    May 28, 2010, 9:26 PM EDT

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    In all the breakdowns we’ve done of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers going into the Stanley Cup finals, there’s one debate that seems to really draw the line between the two cities. No, it isn’t the debate between the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich and the Chicago deep dish pizza (come on, they’re both delicious),…

  13. Is the Blackhawks logo offensive? Damien Cox thinks so

    May 28, 2010, 7:54 PM EDT

    With the Stanley Cup finals beginning tomorrow without much in the way of drama or controversy, leave it to the Toronto Star’s Damien Cox to get find an angle of which to get people talking about something completely different than but related to hockey. Cox comes out with all guns blazing claiming that the logo…

  14. Mike Richards isn't superstitious at all

    May 25, 2010, 12:40 AM EDT

    By now, we’re used to the routine when it comes time to award the winner of the Eastern or Western Conference their trophy. Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks opted to treat the Clarence Campbell trophy like it had a mix of the plague, ebola and something from the jungle that hasn’t been discovered yet and…

  15. Flyers finals spot-clinching goals of the night: Richards and Asham

    May 25, 2010, 12:23 AM EDT

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    I know it seems like I’m hedging my bets by picking out two goals of the night, but sometimes the effort and skill dictates how we do things here. From tonight’s game, it’s easy to calculate the exact moment when Mike Richards put a knife in the Montreal Canadiens’ momentum for the night. With an…

  16. 2010 Stanley Cup finals schedule

    May 24, 2010, 10:38 PM EDT

    Now that the Stanley Cup finals opponents are all set, the NHL is more than happy to announce what the finals schedule will be. I think I speak for everyone here at NBC when I say that I hope it doesn’t end in a sweep. Game 1   Saturday, May 29    8:00 p.m.     Philadelphia…

  17. NHL playoffs – Habs v. Flyers Game 5: Destinies derailed and fulfilled, Flyers win 4-2

    May 24, 2010, 10:10 PM EDT

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    The Flyers are headed for a date in the Stanley Cup finals after beating Montreal 4-2 and taking the Eastern Conference finals four games to one. The Flyers were in full control of this game from the moment Mike Richards scored in the first period to tie it. Richards finished the game with three points…

  18. NHL playoffs – Habs v. Flyers Game 5: Flyers take control 3-1

    May 24, 2010, 8:53 PM EDT

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    You had a feeling that once Mike Richards scored shorthanded in the first period to tie the game that this game was going to start heading in the wrong direction for the Montreal Canadiens. Consider that gut feeling fulfilled as the Philadelphia Flyers are now 20 minutes away from reaching the Stanley Cup finals for…

  19. Jiri Hudler return official, signs for two years with Detroit

    May 24, 2010, 8:22 PM EDT

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    While the season enters the final stages, for some teams the preparations for next season are well underway and the Red Wings are already making themselves better. According to Chris McCosky at The Detroit News, Jiri Hudler is officially returning to North America for at least two years. General manager Ken Holland confirmed Monday afternoon…

  20. NHL Playoffs – Habs v. Flyers Game 5: Habs play give and take, end first period tied 1-1

    May 24, 2010, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Montreal has been accustomed to having their backs against the wall during these playoffs. They fought back against the Capitals in Round 1 and did the same against the Penguins in Round 2. Having to do the same against the Flyers this round seems like it’s asking too much of the #8 seed in the…

  21. Philly car vandal found via Facebook

    May 21, 2010, 6:21 PM EDT

    You might recall back on Tuesday when we told you about how Montreal Gazette reporter Pat Hickey had his car vandalized in Philadelphia helping to fulfill every awful stereotype Philly fans are labeled with. As it turns out, the Philly fan who did this was found out thanks to a very modern and historically stupid…

  22. Semyon Varlamov trashes Corey Perry and Steve Downie

    May 21, 2010, 4:47 PM EDT

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    While we understand that keeping track of the IIHF World Championships is often an afterthought of hockey fans (and some players alike) it’s not short on drama and explosive words. After Russia took out Canada 5-2 in the quarterfinals, Russian and Washington Capitals goaltender Semyon Varlamov was asked about Canada’s tough tactics used against the…

  23. Leonsis: NHL in better shape than NBA

    May 21, 2010, 4:23 PM EDT

    We’re sure you’re all familiar with Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis by now but what you may not know is that he’s now the owner of the NBAs Washington Wizards. Leonsis was asked about comparing the two leagues from a financial standpoint and his thoughts were pretty striking. “I’m surprised because now I see all…

  24. Ian Laperriere set to return in Game 4?

    May 21, 2010, 3:55 PM EDT

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    If what was seen at Flyers practice today is to be believed, then it’s looking like the Flyers are close to getting back two very important players to their lineup, one in particular may even be back in Game 4. Chuck Gormley of the Courier Post shares with us that Ian Laperriere skated with the fourth…

  25. Malkin won't be traded during off-season

    May 21, 2010, 2:51 PM EDT

    Yeah, I too read the headline I just wrote and have to shake my head that something like this is even a story but here we are nonetheless and we’ve all got the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Rob Rossi to thank for it for what he wrote here the other day. Shero should start making calls to…

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