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  1. Rumor: Boston to trade Wheeler, Savard to Columbus for 4th overall pick

    Jun 17, 2010, 7:47 PM EST

    I’d like to preface this post with a quick disclaimer: right now, this can only be classified as a rumor, although one that certainly seems to have legs. Proceed with caution. Pro Hockey Talk has learned of a possible trade in the works, with the Boston Bruins dealing Blake Wheeler and Marc Savard to the…

  2. Dale Tallon not worried about getting his due from the Hawks

    Jun 14, 2010, 11:29 PM EST

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    Everyone knows that Dale Tallon was the man behind the curtain, building the Chicago Blackhawks into the team they were this past season as the won the coveted Stanley Cup. Forget that Tallon also managed to put the Blackhawks into an incredible hole when it comes to the salary cap; he deserves credit for making…

  3. Alex Burrows has shoulder surgery

    Jun 14, 2010, 9:30 PM EST

    Some small news out of Vancouver this evening after the Canucks released a statment that leading-scorer Alex Burrows had undergone successful shoulder surgery, “for damage suffered during the course of the season.” “At the conclusion of our season and after further consultation with our medical staff it was determined that shoulder surgery was the required…

  4. Rob Blake expect to announce his retirement on Friday

    Jun 14, 2010, 8:30 PM EST

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    There’s been speculation this was coming ever since last week, but with the Stanley Cup finals now over we have the formal announcement coming: Rob Blake will retire, announcing his retirement at a 11 a.m. press conference on Friday morning. From David Pollack at the San Jose Mercury News: Since the only real suspense surrounding…

  5. Richard Dent: Bears' Super Bowl more impressive than Hawks Stanley Cup

    Jun 14, 2010, 7:30 PM EST

    Everyone seems to want to rain on the Blackhawks’ proverbial parade. All of the local sports heroes are happy for the Blackhawks and their Stanley Cup win, as it’s always great to see a city rejoice in unison. Especially when hockey is involved. Yet a day after Ozzie Guillen claimed that the White Sox parade…

  6. Dallas Stars sale down to two Canadian businessmen

    Jun 14, 2010, 1:29 AM EST

    Dallas Stars fans, start rejoicing. The time when Tom Hicks is no longer the owner of the Stars is drawing ever closer, which can only be a relief during a time in which the team is completely handcuffed financially. Hicks Sports Group, the holding company that owns the Stars, is locked in a financial battle…

  7. Ozzie Guillen says the White Sox parade was better

    Jun 13, 2010, 6:38 PM EST

    Maybe he didn’t mean for it to come across the way it did. Then again, I doubt that Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen really cares about how his comments are perceived. Before tonight’s game at Wrigley Field, where the Chicago Blackhawks will be honored before the Cubs and White Sox crowd, Guillen made this…

  8. Blackhawks coming to terms with the coming changes

    Jun 13, 2010, 4:00 PM EST

    It’s unfortunate that the Chicago Blackhawks haven’t been able to just sit back and enjoy their Cup win. Oh, I’m sure they’ve been enjoying themselves individually. From what I’ve heard, the players have torn the city of Chicago upside down since their Wednesday night victory and I don’t doubt that the young superstars have had…

  9. Forsberg was offered chance to play for Flyers

    Jun 13, 2010, 3:00 PM EST

    Per TSN, and according to the Swedish newspaper Expressen, Peter Forsberg was offered the chance to sign with the Philadelphia Flyers on March 2nd. “Yeah, it’s true,” Forsberg told Expressen. “But I felt that I wasn’t in good enough shape to go.” “Obviously it would’ve been cool since I know so many of those guys…

  10. Todd Bertuzzi on his way out of Detroit?

    Jun 13, 2010, 2:00 PM EST

    Chris McCosky of The Detroit News has an interesting column up about the Detroit Red Wings and their attempt to re-sign Todd Bertuzzi. It seems that while it might have been thought Bertuzzi would be easy to sign – perhaps for a bit of a paycut — it turns out that it appears Bertuzzi is…

  11. Dion Phaneuf expected to be named Leafs captain on Monday

    Jun 13, 2010, 12:30 PM EST

    Two bits of good news coming tomorrow for the Maple Leafs: first, the Leafs will be announcing and unveiling a new team sweater, because we all know those traditional Leafs jerseys need an updating. Then the team is expected to announce Dion Phaneuf as the new team captain, the team’s first since Mats Sundin in…

  12. Chris Chelios wants to stay in Detroit

    Jun 13, 2010, 11:25 AM EST

    Chris Chelios hasn’t officially retired, but judging by his words yesterday it’s just about a foregone conclusion that the legendary defenseman will be hanging up the skates for good this season. From George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press: “Hockey’s been in my life so long, I can’t see myself not being in hockey the…

  13. Jay Cutler is happy for the Blackhawks

    Jun 13, 2010, 10:05 AM EST

    Chicago’s favorite NFL quarterback weighed in on the Blackhawks’ Cup victory, after absolutely destroying “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” yesterday at Wrigley Field. From Fred Mitchell: “I know a few of those (Blackhawks) guys and I am happy for them. It is very hard to win something like that of that status,” he said.…

  14. The Chicago Blackhawks are headed to Wrigley

    Jun 13, 2010, 12:30 AM EST

    Hey, it’s Chicago Blackhawks night here on Pro Hockey Talk. But since they went and won the Stanley Cup, I guess it’s only natural they’ll dominate the headlines for at least 11 days or so. Expect a big, rousing ovation tomorrow for the Hawks when a number of players and the team will be honored…

  15. Patrick Kane explains his post-parade remarks

    Jun 12, 2010, 11:00 PM EST

    It’s easy to forget that what was supposed to be a promising season for the Chicago Blackhawks didn’t start off all that great. First, Dale Tallon’s fax machine broke, and the team was forced to sign a couple of players to long-term contracts or else lose them to free agency. The mixup cost Tallon his…

  16. Coach Quenneville still cleaning up the mess

    Jun 12, 2010, 9:30 PM EST

    The fans in Chicago were thrilled to finally see the Stanley Cup finally back in the Blackhawks’ hands. After all, there’s a good chance that a high number of Hawks fans weren’t alive the last time the Hawks won the Stanley Cup — it’s understandable then why they were so pumped. So pumped, in fact,…

  17. Marian Hossa suffered sprained MCL in Cup finals

    Jun 12, 2010, 7:59 PM EST

    Everyone knew that Andrew Ladd was playing with a bum shoulder – which turned out to be fractured — and it certainly looked like he was playing injured at times. There were times I noted while watching Ladd after he returned that he just appeared to be laboring, unwilling to get into the corners at…

  18. Mark Hardy resigns as Kings assistant coach

    Jun 12, 2010, 6:30 PM EST

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    We haven’t really covered this much on PHT, as I prefer to focus on the actual hockey, but as expected Mark Hardy has resigned as assistant coach of the Los Angeles Kings. Hardy is facing felony fourth-degree sexual abuse, a charge than involves a family member. I’m not going to get into the details of…

  19. Toews, Kane hit bonuses; Blackhawks over the salary cap by millions

    Jun 12, 2010, 4:33 AM EST

    You have to give Dale Tallon credit. He was given free reign to do whatever was needed to build a Stanley Cup champion and that’s exactly what he did. He may not have been able to stick with the team due to an inability to work a fax machine, but he was able to bring…

  20. Will Michael Leighton be a Flyer next season?

    Jun 11, 2010, 11:26 PM EST

    If I were a betting man, I would say that the chances of Michael Leighton returning to the Philadelphia Flyers next season are slim. After making just $600,000 last season, and helping lead the Flyers to the Stanley Cup finals, Leighton will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Judging by the comments of Leighton…

  21. Chris Pronger responds to Burish's comments

    Jun 11, 2010, 9:30 PM EST

    Adam Burish made a bit of stir yesterday when video was circulated of him stating after the Hawks’ win that he thought Chris Pronger was “the biggest idiot in the league” and that he’d punch him in the face if he saw him again. The immediate response was one of incredulity, as most couldn’t believe…

  22. Don Maloney is feeling good about the Coyotes' future

    Jun 10, 2010, 4:15 PM EST

    It’s been one hell of a ride for the Phoenix Coyotes in the past year. This time last summer there was a campaign by Jim Balsillie to purchase the franchise and move it to Hamilton, as debate raged over the merits of a hockey team in Arizona versus in Canada. The case eventually went to…

  23. Tampa Bay Lightning officially announce Guy Boucher as head coach

    Jun 10, 2010, 2:45 PM EST

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    Guy Boucher had the chance to coach the Columbus Blue Jackets, yet turned them down. Some thought that perhaps the Montreal Canadiens had coaxed him to stay within the organization. Turns out, he had a chance to go to another beleaguered team except this one was being managed by Steve Yzerman. Today, the Tampa Bay…

  24. Video – Adam Burish: "Chris Pronger is the biggest idiot in the league."

    Jun 10, 2010, 1:45 PM EST

      My initial thoughts on this? This is just Adam Burish being himself, in a state of joy and for some reason uncontrolled honesty. What’s interesting about Burish calling out Pronger like this is that while Pronger was playing near 30 minutes a night, he was seeing very limited playing time and was scratched more…

  25. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Michael Leighton was expecting a pass

    Jun 10, 2010, 1:15 PM EST

    I am admittedly hard on goaltenders, especially NHL goaltenders in the playoffs. Many people wondered what Dan Boyle was doing when he threw his own puck on net; me, I was all over Evgeni Nabokov for not being square to the play. Before the Cup finals began everyone was all gaga over Michael Leighton and…

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