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Matt Reitz

  1. Lokomotiv will not play in KHL this season

    Sep 10, 2011, 3:55 AM EDT

    Russia Plane Crash

    As Yaroslavl and the hockey world try to make sense of this tragedy, Lokomotiv management has announced that they will not play in the KHL this season.

  2. Can Dougie Hamilton make the Bruins this season?

    Sep 9, 2011, 11:48 PM EDT

    Dougie Hamilton

    Will first round draft pick Dougie Hamilton be able to crack the defending Stanley Cup champs line-up this year? He certainly hopes so.

  3. Dennis Wideman eager to play after suffering hematoma

    Sep 9, 2011, 10:35 PM EDT

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    Chicago Blackhawks v Washington Capitals

    Dennis Wideman finally gets on the ice after suffering a hemotoma last season against the Carolina Hurricanes… and we explain what a hematoma is.

  4. Only a matter of time? Josh Bailey hasn’t even considered a holdout

    Sep 9, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT

    New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils

    Despite contract negotiations that have lasted all summer, New York Islanders restricted free agent Josh Bailey can’t wait to get a deal done and get on the ice for his team.

  5. KHL vice-president: “hockey has a fantastic ability to cure pain”

    Sep 9, 2011, 7:42 PM EDT

    People lay flowers in front of the Arena

    As the KHL tries to figure out where to go from here, the league’s vice-president thinks it’s in the best interests of the fans and people of Yaroslavl to put a team together as soon as possible.

  6. Drew Doughty reportedly turns down 9-year contract offer from Kings

    Sep 9, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks - Game Five

    With training camp opening next week, Drew Doughty and the Los Angeles Kings have yet to find a common ground. Are the Kings looking at a holdout to start the season?

  7. New leader in St. Louis? Blues finally set to announce captain

    Sep 9, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    St. Louis Blues v Florida Panthers

    The St. Louis Blues are finally set to announce their captain for the 2011-12 season. Is there any chance that it won’t be David Backes?

  8. Joey MacDonald could have been playing for Lokomotiv

    Sep 9, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

    Joey MacDonald

    People always wonder about the “what ifs” in life. Detroit goaltender Joey MacDonald revealed that he was close to signing with Yaroslavl this offseason before the Red Wings offered a one-way contract. What if…

  9. The untradeable player looking for redemption: Gilbert Brule

    Sep 9, 2011, 1:18 AM EDT

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    Edmonton Oilers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    After an offseason that has featured Bono hitchhiking stories and trades that fell through, Gilbert Brule looks to overcome demons and bounce back for the Edmonton Oilers this season.

  10. Jumbo Jets? Kyle Wellwood signs one-year deal with Winnipeg

    Sep 8, 2011, 11:20 PM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Anaheim Ducks

    It may not be the biggest signing of the offseason, but the Winnipeg Jets signed Kyle Wellwood to a one-year deal on Thursday.

  11. Old-school Giroux keeps his distance from opponents

    Sep 8, 2011, 9:08 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game One

    In an era when players from various teams fraternize with one another, Claude Giroux acknowledges that he “doesn’t really like all of them.”

  12. Minor moves: Panthers and Coyotes make deal, Canucks sign Oreskovich

    Sep 8, 2011, 7:56 PM EDT

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    Tim Thomas;  Victor Oreskovich

    As the regular season approaches, teams are making their final moves before training camp. The Vancouver Canucks re-signed Victor Oreskovich to a 1-year deal while the Panthers and Coyotes swapped ECHL prospects.

  13. Kings have plenty of leadership after offseason moves

    Sep 2, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Mike Richards

    With the additions of former captains Mike Richards, Ethan Moreau, and alternate captain Simon Gagne, the Los Angeles Kings will have plenty of leadership in their locker room next season.

  14. James Neal hopes to improve next season with Penguins

    Sep 2, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

    James Neal hopes to improve as he takes the ice in his first full season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Have the Pens finally found a winger to be Crosby’s running mate?

  15. Ovechkin signs long-term endorsement deal with Nike

    Sep 2, 2011, 2:17 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Washington Capitals - Game Two

    Alexander Ovechkin signs a long-term endorsement deal with Nike. Now that Reebok has Crosby and Nike has Ovechkin, how long before Converse or Adidas look to lock up Joe Thornton or Chris Pronger? Don’t hold your breath.

  16. Nieuwendyk says ownership issues aren’t affecting the Stars

    Sep 1, 2011, 11:24 PM EDT

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    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Round One

    Despite an ownership situation that will prolong the franchise’s sale until the middle of the season, Dallas Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk says he’s had no problem conducting business as usual. Hey, they even increased payroll this offseason.

  17. Stamkos says players need to be more accountable for head shots

    Sep 1, 2011, 10:20 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

    Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Steven Stamkos speaks out against head shot and says that his fellow NHLers need to be more accountable for their actions on the ice. He thinks the league is headed in the right direction, but ultimately the responsibility falls to the players.

  18. Belak’s widow releases public statement

    Sep 1, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Anaheim Ducks

    As the hockey world copes with losing yet another one of its players, Wade Belak’s widow releases a public statement.

  19. Cup Final riot investigation conclusion: “there were too many people and they were too drunk”

    Sep 1, 2011, 7:04 PM EDT

    Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver

    The City of Vancouver, British Columbia, and Vancouver Police Board commissioned an independent review of the riots in the wake of the Stanley Cup Finals. Let’s just say their findings were predictable.

  20. Sheldon Souray looks to fit in with Stars

    Sep 1, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Even though training camp is still a few weeks away, defenseman Sheldon Souray is already in Dallas looking to fit in with his new team.

  21. The cautionary tale of Jason Bonsignore

    Sep 1, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Oilers logo

    Fans and teams can use Jason Bonsignore as an example of what NOT to do with their draft picks. And not in the way that you may think…

  22. Shawn Matthias continues to hold out; two-way deal is the problem

    Sep 1, 2011, 2:17 AM EDT

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    Shawn Matthias

    For people wondering why restricted free agent is still unsigned, it’s not about money. He wants a one-way deal and the Panthers are only offering a two-way deal.

  23. Vesa Toskala: “The last few seasons haven’t been what I hoped for”

    Sep 1, 2011, 12:25 AM EDT

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    toskala

    Remember Vesa Toskala? After looking for a job for a full season, he’s returned to a his hometown team looking to get his career back on track.

  24. Hockey world reacts to Wade Belak’s death

    Aug 31, 2011, 9:49 PM EDT

    Wade Belak

    As news continues to filter in about Wade Belak’s untimely passing, the hockey world shares thoughts of yet another man who’s left too soon.

  25. Wells Fargo Center turns fifteen

    Aug 31, 2011, 7:43 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game One

    Fifteen years ago, the CoreStates Center opened its doors for business. Since the World Cup of Hockey christened the building, Wells Fargo Center has seen plenty of good hockey.

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