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  1. 2011 NHL Draft: PHT’s pick-by-pick analysis

    Jun 24, 2011, 11:02 PM EDT

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    The PHT crew follows the 2011 NHL Draft and gives immediate analysis for each first round pick.

  2. 2011 Draft Profile: Sean Couturier

    Jun 24, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Sean Couturier is a big body center who has excellent vision and hands. He’s responsible in his own zone, can grind with the best of them, and is one of the best face-off guys in this year’s draft. If this were the pre-lockout NHL, scouts would be drooling all over him (more than they are)…

  3. 2011 Draft Profile: Jonathan Huberdeau

    Jun 24, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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

    A winner and a natural scorer, Saint John Sea Dogs center Jonathan Huberdeau has shot up the draft rankings.

  4. 2011 Draft Profile: Adam Larsson

    Jun 24, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    2011 IIHF World U20 Championship - Day Eight

    Widely regarded as the best defenseman in the 2011 draft, the Swedish blueliner is the obligatory comparisons to Nicklas Lidstrom.

  5. 2011 Draft Profile: Gabriel Landeskog

    Jun 24, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    USA Hockey National Evaluation Camp - Finland v Sweden

    Gabriel Landeskog projects to be a top 5 pick and the best leader in this year’s draft.

  6. 2011 Draft Profile: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    Jun 24, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    2011 Home Hardware CHL-NHL Top Prospects Game

    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is rated by most draft experts as the #1 prospect in the 2011 Entry Draft

  7. Brad Richards refuses to waive no-trade clause

    Jun 24, 2011, 1:46 AM EDT

    Brad Richards

    Brad Richards tells the Dallas Stars that he will not waive his no-trade clause before free agency opens on July 1. The bidding war should be fun.

  8. Kings and Blue Jackets excited about their blockbuster trades with Flyers

    Jun 24, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers' Richards celebrates his game-winning goal against Ottawa Senators with teammate Carter during their NHL hockey game in Philadelphia

    Both the Columbus Blue Jackets and Los Angeles Kings are excited about their respective acquisitions from the Philadelphia Flyers.

  9. Habs secure Andrei Markov for 3 more years, $5.25 million cap hit

    Jun 23, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Montreal Canadiens

    The Montreal Canadiens have committed to their oft-injured start defenseman Andrei Markov for the next three seasons. Will he be able to stay healthy?

  10. Devin Setoguchi signs 3 year, $9 million extension with Sharks

    Jun 23, 2011, 8:45 PM EDT

    Devin Setoguchi; Jannik Hansen

    The San Jose Sharks signed restricted free agent Devin Setoguchi to a 3-year deal with $3 million per season. It looks like the young forward corps in San Jose just got a little stronger next season.

  11. Salary cap officially set at $64.3 million for 2011-12 season

    Jun 23, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    General managers learned today that they’ll have $64.3 million to play when when they’re putting their teams together this season. They also learned that the salary cap floor was raised to $48.3. Now how will they spend the extra money?

  12. PHT makes the case for the Vezina Trophy finalists

    Jun 22, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    The PHT staff makes a case for each of the three Vezina Trophy finalists.

  13. PHT makes the case for the Selke Trophy finalists

    Jun 22, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Six

    The PHT staff debates the merits of all three Selke Trophy finalists: Jonathan Toews, Ryan Kesler, and Pavel Datsyuk

  14. PHT makes the case for the Calder Trophy finalists

    Jun 22, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    The PHT staff makes the cases for Logan Couture, Jeff Skinner, and Michael Grabner for the 2011 Calder Trophy.

  15. Varlamov wants to stay with the Caps, only if the price is right

    Jun 21, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Anaheim Ducks

    Semyon Varlamov has told the Capitals that he’d like to stay in the NHL and sign an extension. The problem is that he’s not willing to take a huge pay cut from the KHL; and SKA St. Petersburg would reportedly offer approximately $4 million.

  16. Jagr’s camp contacts Penguins about a possible return to NHL

    Jun 21, 2011, 2:14 AM EDT

    Jaromir Jagr (C) of Czech Republic celeb

    Jaromir Jagr’s agent has contacted the Pittsburgh Penguins about a reunion… and the Pens are interested.

  17. Despite conflicting reports, Kings and Oilers have talked about deal centering around Ryan Smyth

    Jun 21, 2011, 12:52 AM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Six

    Multiple outlets are reporting that LA Kings left winger Ryan Smyth has asked management for a trade… to Edmonton.

  18. Craig Ramsay will not coach Winnipeg next season, search narrowed to Noel and Haviland

    Jun 20, 2011, 9:04 PM EDT

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    The Winnipeg franchise has narrowed their coaching search down to Claude Noel and Mike Haviland; (now former) coach Craig Ramsay was informed that he is no longer a candidate.

  19. Bettman says Atlanta franchise “wasn’t economically viable”

    Jun 20, 2011, 7:55 PM EDT

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    In an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, NHL Commission Gary Bettman said, “the franchise wasn’t economically viable. We are not happy about it.”

  20. Tomas Vokoun’s agent: “looks like he’ll hit the open market”

    Jun 18, 2011, 6:20 PM EDT

    Florida Panthers v Chicago Blackhawks

    Even though the Florida Panthers and Tomas Vokoun still have almost two weeks to reach an agreement, it’s looking like Tomas Vokoun will “hit the open market” on July 1.

  21. Bruins parade biggest in Boston sports history

    Jun 18, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins Victory Parade

    Boston Police Department says the Bruins “rolling rally” is the largest sports celebration in the city’s history.

  22. Tampa Bay Lightning close to re-signing defenseman Eric Brewer

    Jun 18, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

    Both the Tampa Bay Lightning and Eric Brewer are optimistic they’ll be able to reach an agreement on a contract extension in the near future.

  23. USA Hockey and Hockey Canada announce Development Camp rosters

    Jun 18, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    2011 IIHF World U20 Championship - Day Four

    As soon as a season ends, fans from 29 other teams are ready for the next season to begin. With Hockey Canada and USA Hockey announcing their Development Camp rosters for next year’s World Junior Championships, the future seems a little closer.

  24. Infamous Vancouver rioter arrested for his role in destruction

    Jun 18, 2011, 4:39 AM EDT

    A Canucks fan holds a hockey stick after smashing the windows of a bank as he reacts to the Canucks losing the NHL Stanley Cup to the Bruins in Vancouver

    Vancouverites continue to take back their city as yet another “infamous” rioter is arrested for his role in Wednesday night’s destruction.

  25. Predators chose to file for arbitration with Shea Weber, rivals unable to tender offer sheets

    Jun 18, 2011, 12:58 AM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    The Nashville Predators have filed for arbitration with Shea Weber; not so much to settle a salary dispute, but more to protect themselves from any potential offer sheets.

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