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  1. Mike Mottau reflects upon being ‘lucky’ enough to survive eye injury

    Oct 1, 2011, 1:00 AM EDT

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    Mike Mottau

    It’s strange to hear a player talk about being “lucky” about a year after a puck hits him in the eye, but Mike Mottau’s perspective actually makes some sense.

  2. 2011-12 season preview: Montreal Canadiens

    Oct 1, 2011, 12:30 AM EDT

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    Henrik Lunqvist; Travis Moen; Roman Hamrlik;

    The Canadiens’ 2011-12 season rests on the young shoulders of Carey Price and P.K. Subban.

  3. Will Colorado’s super-sized defense help turn things around?

    Sep 30, 2011, 11:10 PM EDT

    Colorado Avalanche v San Jose Sharks

    Time will tell if Colorado’s revamped defense will be better next season, but one thing is certain: they’ll be bigger.

  4. Taylor Fedun ranks as the latest victim of NHL’s archaic icing rules

    Sep 30, 2011, 10:31 PM EDT

    Jordan Eberle, Taylor Fedun

    How many more player need to get unnecessarily injured thanks to the league’s lack of progress with icing rules? The answer is one more, as Oilers defenseman Taylor Fedun was carted off the ice as he went to play the puck. Update: Fedun suffered a broken right leg.

  5. 2011-12 season preview: Buffalo Sabres

    Sep 30, 2011, 9:10 PM EDT

    Ville Leino, Jiri Tlusty

    The Sabres made three splashy moves during the 2011 off-season, but will they match all that style with on-ice substance? PHT previews their 2011-12 campaign.

  6. Brendan Smith feels ‘terrible’ about illegal check on Ben Smith

    Sep 30, 2011, 8:11 PM EDT

    Dave Bolland, Brendan Smith, Ben Smith

    Although he said that he didn’t intend to hit Ben Smith in the head, Brendan Smith still expressed remorse for the end result.

  7. 2011-2012 season preview: Vancouver Canucks

    Sep 30, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Roberto Luongo

    The Vancouver Canucks came so close to winning it all last season. Trying to get back there again this year is not going to be easy but they’re prepared.

  8. Marc Staal is dealing with neck issues, opening day status remains in doubt

    Sep 30, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT

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    Staal_Marc

    Marc Staal skated for the first time since Sunday today. While there are some hopes that he might be ready for the regular season opener, logic points to him missing at the European tour altogether.

  9. 2011-2012 season preview: Boston Bruins

    Sep 30, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Zdeno Chara

    Can the Bruins make it back-to-back championships? PHT previews their 2011-12 season.

  10. Adam Larsson’s Calder campaign can begin now in New Jersey

    Sep 30, 2011, 6:26 PM EDT

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    Adam Larsson

    New Jersey’s 2011 first round pick Adam Larsson is all but set to be a starter for the Devils. Let the Calder hype commence for the 18 year-old Swede.

  11. Back-loaded schedule should help Sharks start strong

    Sep 30, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v Anaheim Ducks

    November and December should be kind to the Sharks this season. They better be, because February is going to be tough.

  12. 2011-2012 season preview: Minnesota Wild

    Sep 30, 2011, 5:13 PM EDT

    Mikko Koivu, Dany Heatley

    The Wild got a bit better in the offseason finally injecting offense into their lineup. Is that enough of a change to get them back to the playoffs though? Ah ha, that’s the question.

  13. Another successful tryout: Kings sign Trent Hunter to one-year deal

    Sep 30, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

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    Trent Hunter

    Trent Hunter’s great training camp in Los Angeles earned him a one-year contract with the Kings.

  14. Drew Doughty’s contract details show he’s not actually making more than Anze Kopitar

    Sep 30, 2011, 3:23 PM EDT

    Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar

    Some thought it was wrong that Drew Doughty was going to make more than Anze Kopitar. Technically, that’s not the case at all.

  15. No question: Los Angeles are the kings of the road in 2011-12

    Sep 30, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v Phoenix Coyotes

    By kicking off the season in Europe and playing the vast majority of games in February and March on the road, it’s no surprise that the Kings will travel more miles than any other team in the NHL this season.

  16. Ducks will have to overcome nightmare schedule to compete

    Sep 30, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Lubomir Visnovsky, Jonas Hiller

    The Ducks will have to survive a 7-game road trip early in the season and an 8-game trip in February if they want to have a shot at the playoffs.

  17. Video: Brendan Shanahan explains reasoning behind Brendan Smith suspension

    Sep 30, 2011, 1:41 PM EDT

    Brendan Shanahan

    Brendan Shanahan breaks down the reasons behind why Detroit’s Brendan Smith is sitting down for a total of eight games for hitting Chicago’s Ben Smith.

  18. 2011-2012 season preview: Edmonton Oilers

    Sep 30, 2011, 1:34 PM EDT

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    Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    The Oilers were abysmal last season. Can things get better this year or are Oilers fans taking their lumps one more time while a very young team grows together? Yeah, you know how this is going.

  19. 2011-2012 season preview: Colorado Avalanche

    Sep 30, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

    Matt Duchene

    2010-2011 record: 30-44-8, 68 points; 4th in Northwest, 14th in West Playoffs: Did not qualify After making the playoffs two seasons ago, everything went wrong for the Avalanche last season. With injuries and poor goaltending being the main culprits, the Avs hope good health shines through and that offseason moves will help move them out…

  20. Steve Staios’ tryout with Islanders went well, signs one-year deal worth $800,000

    Sep 30, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Steve Staios

    Steve Staios’ tryout with the New York Islanders must’ve gone pretty well as the team signed him to a one-year deal.

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