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  1. Wells Fargo Center turns fifteen

    Aug 31, 2011, 7:43 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game One

    Fifteen years ago, the CoreStates Center opened its doors for business. Since the World Cup of Hockey christened the building, Wells Fargo Center has seen plenty of good hockey.

  2. Former Leafs, Predators enforcer Wade Belak found dead at age 35 in Toronto

    Aug 31, 2011, 6:36 PM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets v Nashville Predators

    The NHL’s nightmare summer continues as Wade Belak was found dead at age 35.

  3. More progress for player safety: The OHL will switch to soft caps on pads next season

    Aug 31, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT

    Tomas Kopecky

    The OHL announced its biggest changes for the 2011-12 season, including one the NHL should adopt: switching to equipment that includes soft caps on elbow and shoulder pads.

  4. David Steckel calls Matt Bradley’s criticisms of Alexander Semin ‘not shocking at all’

    Aug 31, 2011, 4:41 PM EDT

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    Many people were surprised by Matt Bradley’s comments about his former Capitals teammates, but another former Washington grinder David Steckel echoed many of his sentiments today.

  5. Mikael Samuelsson and Alex Edler are among Canucks players hoping to get healthy for next season

    Aug 31, 2011, 4:04 PM EDT

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    The Canucks might still be a little bruised and battered going into next season, but a tough schedule might be the biggest threat to another strong campaign in Vancouver.

  6. Daymond Langkow passes Coyotes’ physical; Can he give them much-needed help at center?

    Aug 31, 2011, 3:17 PM EDT

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    Daymond Langkow

    Daymond Langkow passed his physical today, so he’ll be involved in all “club activities” for the Coyotes. Will he be the difference-maker they need at center, though?

  7. Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli says Marc Savard won’t play this year and might not ever play again

    Aug 31, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

    Marc Savard, Peter Chiarelli

    The doubts about Marc Savard’s NHL return continue as Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said he won’t play this season and probably won’t ever play again.

  8. Blue Jackets hand Fedor Tyutin a six-year, $27M extension

    Aug 31, 2011, 12:39 PM EDT

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    Columbus Blue Jackets v Anaheim Ducks

    The Blue Jackets continue their run of bold and expensive moves, signing defenseman Fedor Tyutin to a six-year, $27 million contract extension.

  9. Zack Kassian hopes to make Sabres’ roster, walk the line between physical and illegal hits

    Aug 31, 2011, 11:18 AM EDT

    Zack Kassian

    Zack Kassian hopes to bring his grit and size to a finesse-centric group of Sabres forwards, but he’ll have to find the right balance between being physical and going over the line with his bone-crushing hits.

  10. Bryce Salvador set to return to Devils after missing last season with a concussion

    Aug 31, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Bryce Salvador, Scott Hartnell

    After missing a full NHL season with a concussion, Bryce Salvador is ready to get back to action with the New Jersey Devils.

  11. Must-click link: Explaining the NCAA-CHL battle for players

    Aug 31, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

    Paul Kelly

    If you’re unaware of the ongoing battle for players between the NCAA and Canadian junior hockey for players, today’s must-click link tells the story as clear as possible and why the NHL has to keep an eye on things.

  12. Pascal Leclaire’s ailing hip leaves him longing for a NHL job this summer

    Aug 31, 2011, 12:13 AM EDT

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    Pascal Leclaire

    If you’ve been wondering why 29 year-old goalie Pascal Leclaire can’t land a job in the NHL this summer, you won’t be shocked to hear it’s because his health is letting him down.

  13. RFA watch: Ball back in Drew Doughty’s court after Kings refine contract offer

    Aug 30, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

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    Drew Doughty

    There’s some movement in the Kings’ negotiations with restricted free agent Drew Doughty. It’s up to Doughty to decide if he likes one of the team’s two offers on the table.

  14. Last go-round for Mike Knuble? Not if he has his way

    Aug 30, 2011, 9:43 PM EDT

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    Mike Knuble

    If you were thinking the this season might be Mike Knuble’s last in the NHL… Good luck telling him that.

  15. Will Chris Pronger or Daniel Briere end up being captain of the Flyers?

    Aug 30, 2011, 8:18 PM EDT

    Chris Pronger

    The Flyers haven’t chosen a new captain as of yet, but with guys like Daniel Briere and Chris Pronger as possibilities, why wouldn’t the menacing Pronger be the man with the “C” this season?

  16. Brian Burke says Matthew Lombardi is concussion symptom-free

    Aug 30, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Matthew Lombardi, Dany Sabourin

    While he hasn’t started skating yet and probably won’t be ready for the beginning of training camp, the Maple Leafs are still glad to hear that Matthew Lombardi was declared concussion symptom-free. Brian Burke also provides an update on Luke Schenn’s negotiations.

  17. Jaromir Jagr and Jarome Iginla rank among players eyeing impressive milestones next season

    Aug 30, 2011, 4:57 PM EDT

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    Calgary Flames v Phoenix Coyotes

    Jaromir Jagr and Jarome Iginla could reach some impressive milestones next season, particularly in Jagr’s case. This post goes deeper to look at other all-time rankings lists, showing why Mike Modano might want to come back for another season after all.

  18. Back in silver and black: Kings make Gretzky-like look their official color scheme

    Aug 30, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings

    The Kings completed their gradual change from their purple-themed look to the Gretzky era-inspired black, silver and white alternate uniforms today. Let us know how you feel about those changes in the poll and comments.

  19. Flyers sign budding star James van Riemsdyk to a six-year, $25.5M contract extension

    Aug 30, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v New Jersey Devils

    The Flyers are buying in to the notion that James van Riemsdyk is primed for stardom; they signed the budding power forward to a six-year deal worth $25.5 million.

  20. Video: Stanley Cup takes a fall on Michael Ryder’s day

    Aug 30, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Michael Ryder

    Blame it on the table if you like, but the Stanley Cup took a ding on Michael Ryder’s day with the silver chalice.

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