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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. Chicago’s cuts come and Brandon Saad is sticking around… For now

    Oct 3, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Brandon Saad

    The Blackhawks made their latest round of cuts and Brandon Saad is sticking around.

  18. 2011-12 season preview: Winnipeg Jets

    Oct 3, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Hurricanes Jets Hockey

    How will the Jets’ first year in Winnipeg since 1995 pan out? Check out this Dustin Byfuglien-sized 2011-12 season preview to find out.

  19. Petr Sykora is totally going to make the Devils lineup

    Oct 3, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT

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    Petr Sykora, lya Bryzgalov

    Petr Sykora’s tryout with the Devils is going well enough for us to declare that he’s going to land a job with them.

  20. Good impression: Jets sign first round pick Mark Scheifele

    Oct 3, 2011, 10:27 AM EDT

    Mark Scheifele

    Winnipeg Jets first round pick Mark Scheifele made such a good impression in training camp that the team signed him up for his three-year entry-level contract.

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