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  1. Niemi won’t be ready for Sharks opening night

    Oct 8, 2011, 2:53 AM EDT

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    Thomas Greiss

    Good thing the Sharks brought Thomas Greiss back as an insurance policy. With Antero Niittymaki out and Antti Niemi unable to return for opening night, Greiss will be the man between the pipes for opening night.

  2. Brewers’ hero Nyjer Morgan has hockey ties?

    Oct 8, 2011, 1:02 AM EDT

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    Arizona Diamondbacks v Milwaukee Brewers - Game 5

    Brewer’s hero Nyjer Morgan thrived on the biggest stage of his career in Game 5 of the NLDS. But how close was he to thriving in the hockey world?

  3. Jeff Carter performs well in Columbus debut, not enough as new look Jackets fall in opener

    Oct 7, 2011, 11:31 PM EDT

    Jeff Carter, Justin Falk

    Jeff Carter got off to a great start in his first regular season game with the Columbus Blue Jackets. His team, however, wasn’t quite as good.

  4. Babcock excited for protégé Paul MacLean’s opportunity

    Oct 7, 2011, 10:25 PM EDT

    Paul MacLean

    Former Red Wings assistant coach Paul MacLean makes his head coaching debut against his former team. Now that he has a new gig, he might need a new team.

  5. Jets cancel season ticket accounts for scalping

    Oct 7, 2011, 8:58 PM EDT

    Winnipeg Jets MTS Centre

    As opening night approaches in Winnipeg, the Jets organization is cancelling season ticket accounts for scalping.

  6. Seen Stamkos: young sniper will wear the “A” to start the season

    Oct 7, 2011, 7:12 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Six

    With veteran Mattias Ohlund out for opening night, 21-year-old sniper Steven Stamkos steps up and is named one of Tampa’s alternate captains.

  7. Video: Mike Milbury and Keith Jones debate Mats Zuccarello hit and suspensions

    Oct 7, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT

    Sweden Hockey NY Rangers LA Kings

    Mike Milbury and Keith Jones debate Mats Zuccarello’s hit in the first period of Friday afternoon’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. Should these types of hits be two-minute minors or suspension worthy?

  8. The wacky Patrick Kane at center experiment continues

    Oct 7, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Pittsburgh Penguins v Chicago Blackhawks

    Surprisingly enough, the Blackhawks will roll Patrick Kane out at center during the team’s season opener against the Stars tonight.

  9. Kings win battle of the Richards against Rangers

    Oct 7, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT

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    Phoenix Coyotes v Los Angeles Kings

    Mike Richards won round one of the battle of Richards as his Kings beat Brad Richards’ Rangers 3-2 in overtime today.

  10. Buffalo exposes Anaheim’s shaky defense in Finland

    Oct 7, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT

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    Toni Lydman, Thomas Vanek

    It might just be one game against a potent Sabres team, but this season might be a long one for the Ducks’ defense.

  11. Ryan Whitney might return to save the Oilers defense soon

    Oct 7, 2011, 3:11 PM EDT

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    Dany Heatley, Nikolai Khabibulin, Ryan Whitney

    It’s strange to see a team depend on Ryan Whitney as much as the Oilers do. Either way, Edmonton fans should be glad to know that he might be ready for the team’s season opener.

  12. Michal Neuvirth swipes Caps’ opener start from Tomas Vokoun

    Oct 7, 2011, 12:14 PM EDT

    Michal Neuvirth

    In a surprising move that will cause many to overreact, the Capitals will start Michal Neuvirth in their first game of the season instead of Tomas Vokoun.

  13. Kings expect Dustin Penner to miss season-opener

    Oct 7, 2011, 11:56 AM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

    Dustin Penner’s efforts to redeem himself with Kings fans will be put on hold because he’s expected to miss the Kings’ season-opener against the Rangers this afternoon.

  14. Video: Ed Olczyk and Keith Jones break down coaches on ‘the hot seat’

    Oct 7, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

    Bruce Boudreau

    Keith Jones and Ed Olcyzk name two coaches of contending teams who might be at risk of losing their jobs if they don’t generate the right results in 2011-12.

  15. Kings, Rangers fans set to engage in Twitter battle

    Oct 7, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings v New York Rangers

    Kings and Rangers fans will engage in a Twitter “hashtag battle” that will ultimately benefit charities.

  16. Matt Cooke steals headlines in Penguins’ shootout win

    Oct 7, 2011, 1:29 AM EDT

    Matt Cooke Pascal Dupuis Matt Niskanen

    Whether he’s a changed man or not, Matt Cooke made a difference by scoring two goals in the Penguins 4-3 shootout win over the Canucks.

  17. Brooks Laich and direct deposit: A perfect match

    Oct 7, 2011, 12:26 AM EDT

    Brooks Laich

    Brooks Laich shared the amusing story of two (briefly) lost hockey paychecks on Thursday.

  18. Video: Sidney Crosby discusses head shots, rehab process

    Oct 6, 2011, 11:54 PM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby

    Sidney Crosby shared his thoughts about the league’s attempts to cut down on hits to the head as well as his rehab process in this video.

  19. Ilya Bryzgalov looks solid in first win for Flyers

    Oct 6, 2011, 11:05 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Boston Bruins

    After allowing a tough first goal, Ilya Bryzgalov buckled down for a 22-save win.

  20. James Reimer exhilarates Leafs fans with 32-save shutout

    Oct 6, 2011, 10:32 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Leafs

    Forgive Toronto fans for dreaming big after the Maple Leafs’ 2-0 home opening win against the Canadiens.

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