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  1. Sharks and Ducks renew acquaintances in Anaheim

    Oct 14, 2011, 10:03 PM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v Anaheim Ducks

    The Sharks and Ducks renew their rivalry after lengthy absences from the ice. Who needs a six-day rest before games at the beginning of the season? Apparently the Sharks and Ducks.

  2. Katz gives a little; will an arena deal get done in Edmonton?

    Oct 14, 2011, 9:05 PM EDT

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    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Round One

    Oilers owner Daryl Katz has been negotiating with Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel for a downtown arena. They have about two weeks to pound out a deal…

  3. Guy Boucher wants Lightning to avoid “sophomore psychology”

    Oct 14, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Seven

    Guy Boucher isn’t happy with his team’s 1-2-1 start this season. While some coaches would work on X’s and O’s, Boucher thinks the problem is between the players’ ears.

  4. Ray Emery wins his Blackhawks debut

    Oct 14, 2011, 2:25 AM EDT

    Josh Green, Ray Emery

    Ray Emery wins his Blackhawks’ regular season debut against the Winnipeg Jets. Does that mean he has the back-up spot behind Corey Crawford wrapped-up?

  5. Kiprusoff beats Habs, new franchise wins leader

    Oct 14, 2011, 1:02 AM EDT

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    Miikka Kiprusoff; Andrei Kostitsyn;

    Miikka Kiprusoff stands on his head to become Calgary’s all-time winningest goaltender. Happy trails Mike Vernon, it was real.

  6. Injury hotline: Hemsky leaves game early in Minnesota, Oilers fall in shootout

    Oct 13, 2011, 11:34 PM EDT

    Bruins Oilers Hockey

    Edmonton Oilers winger Ales Hemsky left tonight’s game against the Minnesota Wild and did not return due to a sore shoulder. To add insult to injury (literally), the Oil lost in a shootout.

  7. Fight night: Arron Asham drops Jay Beagle, taunts afterwards

    Oct 13, 2011, 10:23 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v New Jersey Devils

    Arron Asham drops Jay Beagle with two punches in the 3rd period of Thursday’s Caps/Pens game. But it was his “asleep” gesture after the fight is what made waves…

  8. Brodeur leaves game early with injury

    Oct 13, 2011, 9:07 PM EDT

    New Jersey Devils v New York Rangers

    Martin Brodeur was unable to return for the 2nd period Thursday night; initial reports are an upper body injury.

  9. Byfuglien, Ladd return to Chicago for first time since winning Cup

    Oct 13, 2011, 8:13 PM EDT

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    Blue Jackets Jets Hockey

    Tonight’s game between the Hawks and Jets will be the first time Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien return to United Center ice since winning the Stanley Cup in 2010.

  10. Can Cam Fowler avoid the sophomore slump?

    Oct 13, 2011, 7:16 PM EDT

    fowler

    Players are always looking to avoid the dreaded “sophomore slump.” In Anaheim, Cam Fowler isn’t simply looking to survive the second-year jinx, he’s already trying to make himself into an even better NHL defenseman.

  11. Life after Bryzgalov: how will the Coyotes succeed in net?

    Oct 8, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Coyotes Oilers Hockey

    Losing Ilya Bryzgalov in the offseason created a huge hole between the pipes for the Phoenix Coyotes. Does the organization really think that Mike Smith can fill the void left by the star Russian netminder? Absolutely.

  12. Players understand NHL Premiere games in Europe are business… and pleasure

    Oct 8, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    NHL Premiere Series - Stockholm

    Members from the Kings and the Ducks knew what to expect by starting the season in Europe because they started the 2007-08 season in London. What lessons did they learn and what are they doing differently? A few different players share the positives and negatives of starting the season across the pond.

  13. Niemi won’t be ready for Sharks opening night

    Oct 8, 2011, 2:53 AM EDT

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    Thomas Greiss

    Good thing the Sharks brought Thomas Greiss back as an insurance policy. With Antero Niittymaki out and Antti Niemi unable to return for opening night, Greiss will be the man between the pipes for opening night.

  14. Brewers’ hero Nyjer Morgan has hockey ties?

    Oct 8, 2011, 1:02 AM EDT

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    Arizona Diamondbacks v Milwaukee Brewers - Game 5

    Brewer’s hero Nyjer Morgan thrived on the biggest stage of his career in Game 5 of the NLDS. But how close was he to thriving in the hockey world?

  15. Jeff Carter performs well in Columbus debut, not enough as new look Jackets fall in opener

    Oct 7, 2011, 11:31 PM EDT

    Jeff Carter, Justin Falk

    Jeff Carter got off to a great start in his first regular season game with the Columbus Blue Jackets. His team, however, wasn’t quite as good.

  16. Babcock excited for protégé Paul MacLean’s opportunity

    Oct 7, 2011, 10:25 PM EDT

    Paul MacLean

    Former Red Wings assistant coach Paul MacLean makes his head coaching debut against his former team. Now that he has a new gig, he might need a new team.

  17. Jets cancel season ticket accounts for scalping

    Oct 7, 2011, 8:58 PM EDT

    Winnipeg Jets MTS Centre

    As opening night approaches in Winnipeg, the Jets organization is cancelling season ticket accounts for scalping.

  18. Seen Stamkos: young sniper will wear the “A” to start the season

    Oct 7, 2011, 7:12 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

    With veteran Mattias Ohlund out for opening night, 21-year-old sniper Steven Stamkos steps up and is named one of Tampa’s alternate captains.

  19. Video: Mike Milbury and Keith Jones debate Mats Zuccarello hit and suspensions

    Oct 7, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT

    Sweden Hockey NY Rangers LA Kings

    Mike Milbury and Keith Jones debate Mats Zuccarello’s hit in the first period of Friday afternoon’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. Should these types of hits be two-minute minors or suspension worthy?

  20. Personal challenges for Teemu Selanne starting season in Finland

    Oct 6, 2011, 1:07 AM EDT

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    Phoenix Coyotes v Anaheim Ducks

    Starting the season in Europe is a tough change from the normal routine for just about every NHL player. But for Teemu Selanne, starting in Finland is a completely different story.

  21. Phoenix gets Nasty: Bissonnette signs two-year extension with Coyotes

    Oct 5, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT

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    Paul Bissonnette, Guillaume Desbiens

    Biz Nasty signs a two-year contract extension worth $725k next season and $750,000 in 2013-2014. It’s only a matter of time before he makes it rain…

  22. Terrifying Trend: Evaluation shows Rick Martin had brain damage

    Oct 5, 2011, 10:38 PM EDT

    Terry Pegula, Rick Martin, Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert

    In what is becoming a disturbing trend, yet another former NHL player’s brain has shown signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. But this one is different: this time it wasn’t a fighter.

  23. Shocker: Martin Havlat to miss opening night

    Oct 5, 2011, 8:42 PM EDT

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v Minnesota Wild

    Martin Havlat is set to miss his first game in a San Jose Sharks uniform on Saturday night. Some guys just can’t catch a break…

  24. Jason LaBarbera honors Pat Tillman with new mask

    Oct 5, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

    Phoenix Coyotes v New York Islanders

    Goaltenders find plenty of sources for inspiration when creating new masks for the upcoming season. In Jason LaBarbera’s case, he found a concept that honors his country AND a local hero…

  25. 2011-2012 season preview: Los Angeles Kings

    Oct 4, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Phoenix Coyotes v Los Angeles Kings

    After acquiring Mike Richards and Simon Gagne (and re-signing Drew Doughty), some say this could be the best Kings team in franchise history. But will that be enough to win the Pacific and make a deep run into the playoffs this season?

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