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  1. Terrifying Trend: Evaluation shows Rick Martin had brain damage

    Oct 5, 2011, 10:38 PM EDT

    Terry Pegula, Rick Martin, Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert

    In what is becoming a disturbing trend, yet another former NHL player’s brain has shown signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. But this one is different: this time it wasn’t a fighter.

  2. Shocker: Martin Havlat to miss opening night

    Oct 5, 2011, 8:42 PM EDT

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v Minnesota Wild

    Martin Havlat is set to miss his first game in a San Jose Sharks uniform on Saturday night. Some guys just can’t catch a break…

  3. Jason LaBarbera honors Pat Tillman with new mask

    Oct 5, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT

    Phoenix Coyotes v New York Islanders

    Goaltenders find plenty of sources for inspiration when creating new masks for the upcoming season. In Jason LaBarbera’s case, he found a concept that honors his country AND a local hero…

  4. Former Coyotes savior Matthew Hulsizer has verbal agreement to purchase the Blues

    Oct 5, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Matthew Hulsizer

    Matthew Hulsizer was supposed to be the guy to save the Phoenix Coyotes. Instead, he’s going to be the guy to buy the St. Louis Blues.

  5. EA Sports’ NHL 12 simulation predicts a Penguins Stanley Cup victory in June

    Oct 5, 2011, 6:06 PM EDT

    EA Sports NHL 12 Cup winners

    EA Sports’ NHL 12 simulation shows us that the Stanley Cup finals will be a Pittsburgh-Chicago throwdown with Sid the Kid coming out on top.

  6. College hockey: Notre Dame set to join Hockey East in 2013-2014

    Oct 5, 2011, 4:56 PM EDT

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish

    Notre Dame is joining up with Hockey East in 2013-2014 after seeing the CCHA turn to ruins this offseason. They’ll also be bringing NBC Sports Network along with them.

  7. PHT staff predicts the Stanley Cup finals and award winners

    Oct 5, 2011, 3:38 PM EDT

    Tim Thomas, Zdeno Chara

    You’ve been dying to find out and we’ve got it for you. The PHT staff predicts who they think will make the Stanley Cup finals and win it all as well as the postseason awards.

  8. Is Justin Faulk the secret to Carolina’s success this season?

    Oct 5, 2011, 3:06 PM EDT

    Justin Faulk, Some jerky Sabres fan

    Last year, Justin Faulk was helping Minnesota-Duluth win a national championship. This year, Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford says he’s a top-four defenseman.

  9. Captain America: Zach Parise named New Jersey Devils captain

    Oct 5, 2011, 2:12 PM EDT

    Zach Parise

    New Jersey has settled and picked a captain for the upcoming season and American Zach Parise gets the call to wear the “C.” Perhaps this will help get his long-term contract negotiations settled.

  10. Waiver news: Canadiens claim Blair Betts from Philly, Sean Avery goes unclaimed

    Oct 5, 2011, 12:35 PM EDT

    Blair Betts

    Today’s waiver wire fun sees Sean Avery going unclaimed and Blair Betts being plucked by the Canadiens after being waived by Philadelphia.

  11. Comeback complete: Petr Sykora signs one-year deal with New Jersey

    Oct 5, 2011, 11:18 AM EDT

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    Petr Sykora, lya Bryzgalov

    Petr Sykora’s comeback to the NHL is complete and he’ll be looking to fill in the goals in New Jersey this year.

  12. Video: Brendan Shanahan shows us the right way to hit someone

    Oct 5, 2011, 10:52 AM EDT

    Brendan Shanahan

    Brendan Shanahan shows us how some players are making sure to take notes on how to hit guys into the boards. He’ll also show us what a great, legal hit looks like.

  13. Glen Sather: No timetable for Marc Staal’s return

    Oct 5, 2011, 10:26 AM EDT

    Marc Staal

    Bad news for the Rangers as GM Glen Sather says Marc Staal could be out of action for up to a month.

  14. Can Jaroslav Halak pull out all the stops for St. Louis to make the postseason?

    Oct 5, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

    Jaroslav Halak

    The Blues enter the season with a lot of buzz surrounding them to be a potential playoff team in the Western Conference. They’ll need Jaroslav Halak to pull out all the stops to do it. Can he?

  15. Brandon Saad signs entry-level deal with Chicago, gets to start on first line

    Oct 5, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    Brandon Saad

    Brandon Saad’s impressive camp in Chicago leads to signing a pro deal and starting the season on a line with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp.

  16. Paging Matthew Stajan? Calgary’s Mikael Backlund out six weeks with broken finger

    Oct 5, 2011, 12:20 AM EDT

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    Mikael Backlund

    Calgary’s depth at center will be tested at the start of the year thanks to youngster Mikael Backlund breaking his finger. So about Matthew Stajan being in the doghouse…

  17. Rangers waiving Sean Avery could screw up Dallas’ salary cap situation

    Oct 4, 2011, 11:14 PM EDT

    Sean Avery

    The Rangers choice to waive Sean Avery could very well help screw up the Dallas Stars’ salary cap situation. How? The Stars might be off the hook in a special way if Avery is demoted.

  18. Is Chuck Kobasew a top six forward? He is in Colorado

    Oct 4, 2011, 10:01 PM EDT

    Alec Martinez ,Chuck Kobasew

    Chuck Kobasew has never been a big time scorer in the NHL. This year in Colorado, he’ll get to be a top six forward. Is this a good move?

  19. Islanders signings: 2011 first round pick Ryan Strome and tryout Jay Pandolfo make the cut

    Oct 4, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT

    Ryan Strome

    The Islanders got some work done today by inking both 2011 first round pick Ryan Strome as well as tryout candidate Jay Pandolfo to separate deals.

  20. Devils trade David Steckel to Maple Leafs for a fourth round pick; More moves coming?

    Oct 4, 2011, 7:15 PM EDT

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    David Steckel

    After being a fan favorite in Washington, and not for injuring Sidney Crosby, David Steckel is on the move again this time from New Jersey to Toronto where there’s more than a few centers ready to play there.

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