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Matt Reitz

  1. What’s wrong with the Islanders?

    Nov 3, 2011, 10:25 PM EDT

    Winnipeg Jets v New York Islanders

    After a promising start, the Isles have dropped six straight. We’re not looking at another 14 game losing streak, are we?

  2. Bettman: “Work stoppages aren’t good for any of us”

    Nov 3, 2011, 9:02 PM EDT

    Gary Bettman

    Does the NHL have an opportunity to grow during the NBA lockout? If so, what should they do to exploit the opportunity?

  3. Van Riemsdyk is day-to-day with lower-body injury

    Nov 3, 2011, 7:57 PM EDT

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    St. Louis Blues v Philadelphia Flyers

    James van Riemsdyk was a late scratch for tonight’s game against the New Jersey Devils. The official word is that he’s day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

  4. Rangers Plan B: Sign Anton Stralman to one-year deal

    Nov 3, 2011, 7:19 PM EDT

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    Columbus Blue Jackets v Pittsburgh Penguins

    With Marc Staal’s status up in the air, the New York Rangers addressed the void on their blueline by signing Anton Stralman to a one-year deal.

  5. Predators GM speaks out about Rinne signing

    Nov 3, 2011, 6:50 PM EDT

    Pekka Rinne

    Predators GM David Poile speaks out about the Pekka Rinne deal. The man sounds like he has a plan– for this season AND the future.

  6. Video: Mike Keenan takes Ovechkin to task

    Nov 2, 2011, 1:11 AM EDT

    Alexander Ovechkin

    Alex Ovechkin wasn’t on the ice at the end of the game against the Anaheim Ducks. If you ask Mike Keenan, he shouldn’t have been either.

  7. Do not anger Guy Boucher

    Nov 2, 2011, 12:07 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Seven

    Guy Boucher did not have kind words for his team after the Lightning’s poor effort against the Carolina Hurricanes.

  8. Backstrom the hero, but where was Ovechkin?

    Nov 1, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

    Nashville Predators v Washington Capitals

    Nicklas Backstrom is the hero as the Caps come back from a three goal deficit to escape with the 5-4 win. But where was Alex Ovechkin at the end of the game?

  9. Note to Chicago power play: The season started a month ago

    Nov 1, 2011, 9:48 PM EDT

    Anaheim Ducks v Chicago Blackhawks

    The power play in Chicago has been incredibly unproductive in the early going. How dangerous will the Hawks be when they figure out how to score on the man advantage?

  10. Landeskog: “I should have been more aware”

    Nov 1, 2011, 8:49 PM EDT

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    Colorado Avalanche v Toronto Maple Leafs

    Gabriel Landeskog showed some serious maturity by telling the media that he should have been more aware during the Andy Sutton hit. Yeah, he’s still 18-years-old.

  11. Linus Omark sent down to AHL, shootout fans mourn

    Nov 1, 2011, 8:29 PM EDT

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    Shootout fans remorse: Linus Omark sent to the AHL to work on those other 60 minutes every game.

  12. Could Eric Staal’s sluggish start be related to his hit on brother Marc?

    Nov 1, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT

    Eric Staal

    There are people who are wondering if there is something wrong with Eric Staal early this season. Does it have anything to do with last season’s hit on his brother? Maybe Marc isn’t the only one that hasn’t recovered.

  13. PHT’s Morning Skate: That Pekka Rinne guy is really good

    Oct 30, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Pekka Rinne

    It should have been good enough for Pekka Rinne to earn his 100th win in his career in a Predators jersey. But he went further and set the franchise’s record for most shutouts on the same night. We take a look at Rinne’s night and much more in our Morning Skate full of links.

  14. Rangers send prospect Tim Erixon to AHL, Flames fans cheer

    Oct 29, 2011, 11:21 PM EDT

    Sweden Hockey NY Rangers Anaheim Ducks

    The New York Rangers sent highly acclaimed prospect Tim Erixon down to the AHL today. But why? Maybe it’s because he hasn’t been playing well…

  15. Don Cherry: “I don’t think Vancouver’s paying the price”

    Oct 29, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

    Alex Pietrangelo Barret Jackman Ryan Kesler

    Don Cherry’s uses Coach’s Corner segment to call out the Vancouver Canucks for whining and not paying the price.

  16. Pronger still experiencing blurred vision

    Oct 29, 2011, 8:47 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Philadelphia Flyers

    Chris Pronger met with the media to tell everyone that he still has blurred vision and is not sure when he’ll come back.

  17. Shana-banned: Daniel Carcillo gets two-game unpaid vacation

    Oct 29, 2011, 7:09 PM EDT

    Daniel Carcillo

    Daniel Carcillo got the call that he’d been waiting for from the NHL offices in New York. The verdict? A two-game suspension for his hit on Joni Pitkanen.

  18. Welcome tradeoff: St Louis wins the World Series, loses Kent Huskins

    Oct 29, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT

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    St Louis Blues v San Jose Sharks

    While the St. Louis Cardinals were busy making history in Game 6 on Thursday night, St. Louis Blues defenseman Kent Huskins was busy breaking a bone in his left ankle.

  19. Wojtek Wolski elbows Daniel Alfredsson – in the face

    Oct 29, 2011, 5:58 PM EDT

    Florida Panthers v New York Rangers

    Watch Wojtek Wolski catch Daniel Alfredsson in the head with an illegal check that Brendan Shanahan will be reviewing this weekend.

  20. Goaltending optional: Jets beat Flyers 9-8

    Oct 27, 2011, 10:53 PM EDT

    Ilya Bryzgalov

    The Winnipeg Jets kicked three field goals to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 9-8… and Ilya Bryzgalov feels shame.

  21. Must see TV: Marchand and Subban get it on

    Oct 27, 2011, 9:44 PM EDT

    Brad Marchand

    It looks like the Habs/Bruins rivalry is alive and well. After trying to fight for the better part of the 2nd period, villains Brad Marchand and PK Subban finally got it on.

  22. Video: Carey Price vs. end-zone faceoffs

    Oct 27, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT

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    Philadelphia Flyers v Montreal Canadiens

    We’d like to congratulate Carey Price on his 100th victory last night. Now that we have that out of the way, enjoy Price giving up the dreaded “own goal.”

  23. Which prospects should start booking flights to Pittsburgh?

    Oct 27, 2011, 8:16 PM EDT

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    draft_2012

    The NHL has officially announced that the 2012 Entry Draft will be held in Pittsburgh next June. Here are a few prospects who should start packing their bags…

  24. Cancel the parade: Reimer put on IR

    Oct 27, 2011, 7:16 PM EDT

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    Brian Gionta;  James Reimer

    It’s official: James Reimer has officially been put on injured reserve by the Toronto Maple Leafs. It’s the dreaded “concussion like symptoms.”

  25. Hazing in hockey: How far is too far?

    Oct 27, 2011, 6:53 PM EDT

    Brian Elliott

    How far is too far for hazing? For an example of too far, you might want to check out this article.

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