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  1. Sabres name Jason Pominville team captain with four alternates

    Oct 6, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT

    Thomas Vanek,  Luke Adam,  Jason Pominville

    The Sabres will head into the season with a new captain in Jason Pominville and an army of alternates to back him up.

  2. Trendy Sabres vs. defending champion Bruins: Who’s the favorite in the Northeast?

    Oct 6, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Paul Gaustad, Andrew Ference

    A surprising amount of people are making a trendy pick by choosing the Sabres to win the Northeast Division title, even though the Bruins just won the Stanley Cup. Which team should really be the favorite, though?

  3. After ugly accident with Taylor Fedun, Minnesota waives Eric Nystrom

    Oct 6, 2011, 11:34 AM EDT

    Eric Nystrom

    After an ugly accident on an icing race with Edmonton’s Taylor Fedun, Eric Nystrom sees things get worse as the Wild place him on waivers.

  4. PHT staff projects the Eastern Conference playoff teams

    Oct 6, 2011, 11:14 AM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins

    How does the PHT staff see things working out in the Eastern Conference for the playoffs? We’ve got our ideas.

  5. Does the Atlantic Division have a true favorite?

    Oct 6, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    There are plenty of good teams in the Atlantic Division, but with injury concerns and personnel changes running rampant through many rosters, is there a true favorite going into 2011-12?

  6. Two days that could set up Capitals for a bright future

    Oct 6, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v Washington Capitals

    The Capitals took a tough situation – being unable to sign Semyon Varlamov – and turned it into two moves that could set the stage for some special times in Washington.

  7. Why it might not be safe to expect a significantly improved Rangers team

    Oct 6, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils

    One might assume that the Rangers are bound for glory after adding Brad Richards, but there are some reasons for concern in the Big Apple.

  8. Personal challenges for Teemu Selanne starting season in Finland

    Oct 6, 2011, 1:07 AM EDT

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    Phoenix Coyotes v Anaheim Ducks

    Starting the season in Europe is a tough change from the normal routine for just about every NHL player. But for Teemu Selanne, starting in Finland is a completely different story.

  9. Phoenix gets Nasty: Bissonnette signs two-year extension with Coyotes

    Oct 5, 2011, 11:57 PM EDT

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    Paul Bissonnette, Guillaume Desbiens

    Biz Nasty signs a two-year contract extension worth $725k next season and $750,000 in 2013-2014. It’s only a matter of time before he makes it rain…

  10. 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.

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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