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  1. Hurricanes look to complete some unfinished business

    Aug 26, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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    Paul Maurice

    After fading down the stretch and coming up one game short of the playoffs, the Carolina Hurricanes know they have some unfinished business next season.

  2. A player to watch: Anaheim Ducks forward Devante Smith-Pelly

    Aug 26, 2011, 12:58 AM EST

    Phoenix Coyotes v Anaheim Ducks

    After impressing scouts and fans alike at Team Canada’s World Junior camp, Devante Smith Pelly sets his eyes on making the Anaheim Ducks next season.

  3. Logan Couture and Sharks agree to two-year extension

    Aug 25, 2011, 11:59 PM EST

    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Two

    The Sharks and Logan Couture have agreed on a two-year contract extension that will keep Calder Trophy runner-up in San Jose until the end of the 2013-14 season.

  4. Blues hoping to pick new captain in training camp

    Aug 25, 2011, 10:41 PM EST

    David Backes, Alexander Steen, Brad Boyes

    For months, the St. Louis Blues have been trying to select a new captain. Now, we find out they’re not even sure if they want to go with a single captain or a rotating group of players.

  5. Marchand’s agent regarding contract negotiations: “Nothing is imminent”

    Aug 25, 2011, 9:33 PM EST

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    Boston Bruins Victory Parade

    Restricted free agent Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins are still talking, but as agent Wade Arnott said, “nothing is imminent.”

  6. Naming rights: Sabres will play in “First Niagara Center” next season

    Aug 25, 2011, 8:21 PM EST

    Philadelphia Flyers v Buffalo Sabres - Game Three

    HSBC Arena, the home of the Buffalo Sabres, shall henceforth be known as First Niagara Center.

  7. It’s not time for Isles fans to panic about Josh Bailey, right?

    Aug 25, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils

    The New York Islanders still have not come to terms with their restricted free agent Josh Bailey. There’s no need for fans to worry yet… but if there’s still no deal going into training camp, it could be a different story.

  8. Caps sign prospect Stanislav Galiev to entry-level deal

    Aug 25, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

    Saint John Sea Dogs v Mississauga St. Michael's Majors

    Stanislav Galiev, a member of the Memorial Cup winning St John Sea Dogs, signed an entry-level deal with the Washington Capitals.

  9. Tim Thomas inspires hope during his day with the Cup

    Aug 25, 2011, 1:49 AM EST

    The 2011 ESPY Awards - Press Room

    Not surprisingly, even Tim Thomas’ day with the Stanley Cup is inspiring.

  10. Should size matter in the NHL anymore?

    Aug 24, 2011, 11:43 PM EST

    Los Angeles Kings Rookies v Phoenix Coyotes Rookies

    Coaches, general managers, and scouting staffs are learning that size doesn’t matter as much as it used to. As long as the player is skilled, smart, and determined, it doesn’t matter how big the player is on the ice.

  11. Crosby sees leading concussion specialists; agent asks for “patience and understanding”

    Aug 24, 2011, 10:14 PM EST

    Sidney Crosby

    Amidst rampant speculation, Sidney Crosby and his agent spoke to the Penguins official site explaining that he’s seek second and third opinions from specialists and would “appreciate patience and understanding at this time.”

  12. Boudreau says Brooks Laich is a “modern-day Bob Gainey”

    Aug 24, 2011, 8:32 PM EST

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    New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Five

    Brooks Laich signed a monstrous 6-year contract this summer worth $27 million. Capitals Bruce Boudreau thinks the center is worth every penny.

  13. Which rookies are going to make the jump to the NHL next year?

    Aug 24, 2011, 7:35 PM EST

    2011 IIHF World U20 Championship - Day Ten

    Which rookies are worth watching during the 2011-12. There are always surprises and players who burst onto the scene, but there are already at least ten prospects ready to make a name for themselves next year.

  14. Who will the Sabres trade to get under the salary cap?

    Aug 20, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

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    Philadelphia Flyers v Buffalo Sabres - Game Six

    Sabres GM Darcy Regier says the team is looking to get under the salary cap by making a trade. But who is on the trade block?

  15. Brian Burke: “We’ll be the guinea pig”

    Aug 20, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

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    Brian Burke

    Brian Burke offered the Leafs as “guinea pigs” during the preseason to test out some of the potential rule changes from the Research and Development Camp. So what is stopping the NHL from taking him up on the offer?

  16. Shanahan explains how he’ll approach his new role as league disciplinarian

    Aug 20, 2011, 1:18 AM EST

    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Round One

    Brendan Shanahan promises to explain all league discipline decisions next season; both suspension and non-suspensions. Will we finally have a clear understanding of what constitutes supplemental discipline?

  17. New coach Mike Yeo travels to Finland to meet with Wild stars

    Aug 19, 2011, 11:35 PM EST

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    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Round One

    Newly hired Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo and GM Chuck Fletcher took the time to fly to Finland to talk to star goaltender Niklas Backstrom and captain Mikko Koivu. Sounds like they know exactly who they’ll need to impress going into the new season…

  18. Barclays Center leaders meet with NHL

    Aug 19, 2011, 9:03 PM EST

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    New Jersey Nets

    Leadership for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn met with NHL for general discussions regarding a potential NHL team. New York Islanders anyone?

  19. Coyotes already looking to lock up Doan

    Aug 19, 2011, 7:31 PM EST

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Four

    Even though they have about 300 days to negotiate, the Phoenix Coyotes are ready to get contract talks started with captain Shane Doan.

  20. Is it now or never for Alain Vigneault?

    Aug 18, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Six

    Expectations are sky-high in Vancouver. But if the Canucks get off to a slow start, should Vigneault’s job be in jeopardy?

  21. Evander Kane will wear Bobby Hull’s old number in Winnipeg

    Aug 18, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

    Vancouver Canucks v Atlanta Thrashers

    After trying to figure out the proper protocol for retired numbers in Winnipeg, the Jets have confirmed that Evander Kane will wear Bobby Hull’s old #9.

  22. Ehrhoff meets the press in Buffalo

    Aug 18, 2011, 7:00 AM EST

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    Buffalo’s new $40 million man stepped up to the mic and addressed the local media for the first time. His reason for choosing to sign with the Sabres? To win the Cup.

  23. Fans gather at Rogers Arena to celebrate Rick Rypien

    Aug 18, 2011, 3:12 AM EST

    Tyler Stychyshyn

    Hundreds of fans gathered today at Rogers Arena to pay their respects to the many they called Ripper.

  24. Aaron Boogaard’s attorney seeks to dismiss felony charge

    Aug 18, 2011, 1:27 AM EST

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    boogaardatmemorial

    Aaron Boogaard’s attorney is looking to have the one felony count of selling a controlled substance in relation to Derek Boogaard’s tragic death

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