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  1. Which teams’ penalty kill units were the best and worst last season? (Penalty kill +/- in 2010-11)

    Jul 23, 2011, 11:05 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs

    Now that we shared which teams featured the best and worst PP units, we’ll give shorthanded squads the same treatment with the 2010-11 Penalty Kill Plus/Minus stats.

  2. Which teams really had the best and worst power plays last season? (Power play +/- in 2010-11)

    Jul 23, 2011, 10:22 PM EDT

    Derek Mackenzie

    The power play percentage stat might seem like a good indicator of the best units in the NHL, but it doesn’t factor in the total amount of PP goals scored or the shorthanded goals allowed. That’s why we like to take a look at “Power Play Plus/Minus” to see which power plays were really the best and worst.

  3. Hope in the desert? Phoenix Coyotes’ season ticket sales, renewals show promise

    Jul 23, 2011, 8:35 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes

    There hasn’t been a lot of good news for the Phoenix Coyotes the past few years, but ticket sales increases give them a little hope. Read about the rather promising boost in sales and renewals in this post.

  4. One year later, Blackhawks salary cap situation much easier to handle

    Jul 23, 2011, 7:16 PM EDT

    Brent Seabrook

    Last summer, the Chicago Blackhawks had an abject salary cap nightmare on their hands. This summer has been a lot more pleasant for GM Stan Bowman comparatively.

  5. Filling a need: Blue Jackets sign Vinny Prospal to one-year, $1.75 million deal

    Jul 23, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT

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    Vinny Prospal

    The Blue Jackets needed to find a way to replace Kristian Huselius and did so by signing former Rangers forward Vinny Prospal.

  6. Steven Stamkos more than happy to stay in Tampa Bay

    Jul 23, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

    Steven Stamkos

    We knew all along that Steven Stamkos wasn’t going anywhere in free agency and, frankly, so did he.

  7. Niklas Kronwall set to be Detroit’s next big contract commitment

    Jul 23, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Niklas Kronwall

    While the Red Wings were fretting over what Nicklas Lidstrom was going to do this summer, next summer could be a big one for Niklas Kronwall as the future cornerstone of Detroit’s blue line.

  8. Canadiens re-sign defenseman Josh Gorges for one year, $2.5 million

    Jul 22, 2011, 10:47 PM EDT

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    Josh Gorges

    Montreal’s defensive corps shapes up a bit better now that they’ve got Josh Gorges back in the fold for one more year.

  9. Race to the salary floor: Four teams still have cash to spend to compete

    Jul 22, 2011, 8:31 PM EDT

    Josh Bailey

    While some teams are looking to bring down their payroll, four teams still have some money left to spend to get to the salary floor.

  10. Aaron Boogaard receives two charges related to Derek Boogaard’s death

    Jul 22, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT

    boogaardatmemorial

    Friday brought more sad news for the Boogaard family as Aaron received two serious drug-related charges related to the death of Derek Boogaard. Click “Read More” for the details.

  11. Jeff Carter knows he’ll need to pass more on a line with Rick Nash, doesn’t expect big style changes

    Jul 22, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets Press Conference Introducing New Players Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski

    Some worry that Jeff Carter won’t be able to find a rhythm with Rick Nash because they’re both perceived as more prolific scorers than passers. While shooting will remain Carter’s strength, he said he expects to set up Nash as well.

  12. Evander Kane seeks Bobby Hull’s approval to wear No. 9 with the Winnipeg Jets

    Jul 22, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT

    9evanderkanegetty

    Evander Kane hopes to get Bobby Hull’s blessing to wear No. 9 with the Winnipeg Jets, as Hull did when he dominated the WHA in the mid-to-late ’70s.

  13. Coaching hires: Habs add Cunneyworth and Ladouceur, Jets nab Vincent

    Jul 22, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

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    cunneyworthgetty

    The Montreal Canadiens promoted Randy Cunneyworth and Randy Ladouceur to the assistant coach level from Hamilton while the Winnipeg Jets rounded out their staff by adding Pascal Vincent.

  14. Evgeni Nabokov will ‘stick things out’ in NHL this season, even if it’s with the Islanders

    Jul 22, 2011, 12:54 PM EDT

    Evgeni Nabokov

    After refusing to play for the Islanders after they snatched him off the waiver wire in 2010-11, Evgeni Nabokov’s agent confirmed that the wayward netminder will play in the NHL next season. Of course, the question is: who will he play for?

  15. Report: Alexei Yashin’s agent says they’re negotiating with Islanders, ‘seriously considering’ the offer

    Jul 22, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT

    alexyashingetty

    It’s tough to tell if this is just another negotiating ploy or not, but Alexei Yashin’s agent says that they’re negotiating with the Islanders. Yashin and his agent are reportedly “seriously considering their offer.”

  16. Days with the Stanley Cup: Kaberle and the Piggy Band, Krejci’s ‘Cupbombing’; Chara’s day begins

    Jul 22, 2011, 11:41 AM EDT

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    Tomas Kaberle, David Krejci, Zdeno Chara

    Check out videos of the Stanley Cup’s stay in the Czech Republic, where David Krejci and Tomas Kaberle’s celebrations intersected … and strange things ensued.

  17. Dave Checkett expects St. Louis Blues to have new owners by beginning of 2011-12 season

    Jul 22, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Dave Checketts

    Current Blues owner Dave Checketts agrees with the rumors that the Blues will have new owners by the beginning of the 2011-12 season.

  18. Bruins, Canucks, Red Wings and 4 other contenders have cap space to make big moves next season

    Jul 22, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    hollandandlidstrom

    Seven of the NHL’s top teams have the kind of cap space to get even better through trades, waiver wire pickups and other moves in the 2011-12 season. Find out which ones are flush and what that could mean by reading this post.

  19. Capitals’ cap dilemma: Tom Poti working to return for training camp?

    Jul 22, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Washington Capitals v Atlanta Thrashers

    Tom Poti is working hard to fully recover from his groin injury before Caps’ training camp starts in September. But does Washington want him back? Better yet, can they afford him?

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