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  1. Flyers have high expectations in Czechs: Jaromir Jagr and Jakub Voracek

    Oct 4, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    voracekjagrap

    The Flyers have high expectations for one Czech who might be past his prime (Jaromir Jagr) and one who might not quite be there yet (Jakub Voracek).

  2. Rangers waive Sean Avery; John Tortorella gives brutally honest explanation

    Oct 4, 2011, 11:28 AM EDT

    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    As PHT speculated about a week ago, the Rangers decided to waive pest Sean Avery. It marks another low point in a career that’s starting to have far more valleys than peaks and begs the question about the 31-year-old forward’s future.

  3. 2011-2012 season preview: Los Angeles Kings

    Oct 4, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Phoenix Coyotes v Los Angeles Kings

    After acquiring Mike Richards and Simon Gagne (and re-signing Drew Doughty), some say this could be the best Kings team in franchise history. But will that be enough to win the Pacific and make a deep run into the playoffs this season?

  4. 2011-2012 season preview: Anaheim Ducks

    Oct 4, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Teemu Selanne, Corey Perry, Saku Koivu

    Will the Ducks be able to ride their fantastic finish last season to yet another playoff appearance this season. Never underestimate the power of an elite scoring line and great goaltending.

  5. Bodog’s oddsmakers aren’t worried about Alex Ovechkin’s tough 2010-11

    Oct 3, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    Many people critique Alex Ovechkin for an off year in 2010-11, but Bodog gives him the best odds to win the Hart Trophy next season. Check out their picks for other awards in this post.

  6. 2011-2012 season preview: Phoenix Coyotes

    Oct 3, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Four

    People have vastly underestimated Phoenix over the last two seasons and the Coyotes have consistently exceeded expectations. But without Ilya Bryzgalov around and question marks in net, is this the season when the Coyotes fall from the playoff race?

  7. 2011-2012 season preview: San Jose Sharks

    Oct 3, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    Once again, the Sharks will battle among the league’s elite as they try to take the next step in their development. Back-to-back appearances in the Western Conference final have set the bar fairly high in the Bay Area; and they have a team that has the chance to fulfill the lofty expectations.

  8. Find all of PHT’s 2011-2012 season previews here

    Oct 3, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    If you missed out on any of our team previews for the upcoming season, fear not, we got your hookup.

  9. Troubles ahead? Marc Staal will miss at least the first two games of season

    Oct 3, 2011, 6:07 PM EDT

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    Marc Staal

    Marc Staal’s continued neck and post-concussion issues will keep him from joining the Rangers in Europe. Time to worry in Manhattan?

  10. Swiss cheese: Rangers lose to Switzerland’s EV Zug 8-4 in final exhibition game

    Oct 3, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT

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    Switzerland Hockey New York Rangers Zug

    All right, you can make the Swiss pun for yourselves as the Rangers were dropped like a sack of Toblerones by EV Zug 8-4 in an exhibition in Switzerland.

  11. 2011-2012 season preview: Dallas Stars

    Oct 3, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Dallas Stars v Phoenix Coyotes

    The Stars were within a single win on the final day of the regular season from a spot in the playoffs last season. Will they be able to take the next step and secure a playoff berth next season? Don’t bet on it.

  12. And Chicago’s backup goalie this year will be…

    Oct 3, 2011, 4:50 PM EDT

    Ray Emery

    The job for Chicago’s backup goalie position was down to veteran Ray Emery and youngster Alexander Salak. In Chicago’s case this time, the veteran leads the way.

  13. Alex Ovechkin heads back to Russia due to death in the family

    Oct 3, 2011, 4:25 PM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin

    Alex Ovechkin is heading back to Russia after a death in the family putting his status for opening night in question.

  14. Seattle lawmaker has a Nashville-like plan to build new arena to draw NHL to city

    Oct 3, 2011, 3:46 PM EDT

    Seattle

    One Seattle lawmaker has hatched a plan to get a new arena built in the city to help draw the NBA and NHL to town.

  15. 2011-2012 season preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

    Oct 3, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Jeff Carter

    Newcomers Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski had Blue Jackets fans hoping for a playoff spot this season. But without a better effort from Steve Mason in net, none of the offseason moves will make a difference.

  16. Ryan Malone won’t be suspended for hit on Chris Campoli; Shanahan explains why

    Oct 3, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    P.K. Subban, Ryan Malone

    Ryan Malone isn’t going to be suspended for his hit on Chris Campoli and Brendan Shanahan will tell you why.

  17. Second-chance Swede: Fabian Brunnstrom signs one-year deal with Detroit

    Oct 3, 2011, 2:26 PM EDT

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    Fabian Brunnstrom

    Fabian Brunnstrom spurned the Detroit Red Wings once to sign with Dallas. This time around he’s thankful to get a contract from them after having a solid tryout with the team.

  18. 2011-2012 season preview: Detroit Red Wings

    Oct 3, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v San Jose Sharks - Game Seven

    Once again, the Wings have the talent to not only make the playoffs, but do some damage once they get there. With Zetterberg, Datsyuk, and Lidstrom around for yet another season, just how deep can the winged-wheel go this season?

  19. Sidney Crosby starts season on injured reserve, but there’s hope

    Oct 3, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby

    Sidney Crosby starts the year on injured reserve for the Penguins, but it’s not long-term injured reserve. Fire up the speculation machine!

  20. Back to juniors: Panthers top pick Jonathan Huberdeau sent to Saint John

    Oct 3, 2011, 1:17 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Huberdeau

    One top pick from the 2011 draft that we’re not going to see this year is Jonathan Huberdeau as Dale Tallon and Kevin Dineed are sending him back to junior hockey.

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