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  1. Why the Islanders should call Evgeni Nabokov’s bluff and make him their No. 1 goalie

    Aug 12, 2011, 12:15 PM EDT

    Evgeni Nabokov

    Call it awkward and unlikely if you must, but the Islanders would probably get more out of Evgeni Nabokov if he became their starting goalie than if they trade him for a marginal return.

  2. Brian Burke says Leafs won’t rush Matthew Lombardi back into action

    Aug 12, 2011, 11:40 AM EDT

    Matthew Lombardi, Robert Lang, Ian Laperriere

    If you’re wondering if the Maple Leafs are anxious to get Matthew Lombardi on the ice after trading for him this off-season, Brian Burke has your answer: they’re taking a cautious approach with the center’s concussion issues.

  3. Could Colorado’s zany goaltending experiment actually work out?

    Aug 12, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    Semyon Varlamov

    The hockey world has labelled the Colorado Avalanche’s handling of their goaltending situation as crazy. While there’s no denying that they’ve made some odd moves, there’s at least some reason to believe that Semyon Varlamov and Jean-Sebastien Giguere might actually work out.

  4. Best and worst sweaters of all-time: Washington Capitals

    Aug 12, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Washington Capitals - Game Two

    The Caps best and worst shows us that you can improve on a classic look while trying to ignore that pesky experimental teal-blue and black phase.

  5. 5 European prospects ready for the NHL

    Aug 12, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Four

    We take a look at five European players who are poised to make the jump to the NHL in 2011; and a player who’s ready but won’t be in North America until 2012.

  6. Infamous Graham James has trial delayed again

    Aug 12, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    2011 Heritage Classic - Alumni Game

    Former Western Hockey League coach Graham James had his sexual assault trial pushed back until September because “he and his lawyer need more time to discuss his case.”

  7. Question: Was Alexei Kovalev too talented for his own good?

    Aug 12, 2011, 1:59 AM EDT

    Alex Kovalev

    Sure, Alexei Kovalev has some of the most impressive talent the NHL has seen over the last 20 years. But did his pure talent handicap the talent Russian over the last two seasons?

  8. More updates on Coyotes and Stars sales

    Aug 11, 2011, 11:41 PM EDT

    Jerry Reinsdorf

    There were a few small updates regarding the Phoenix Coyotes and Dallas Stars sales. One of them can even be construed as a St. Louis Blues sale update to complete the trifecta!

  9. Davis Payne looks to lead Blues in final year of contract

    Aug 11, 2011, 9:30 PM EDT

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    St. Louis Blues v Los Angeles Kings

    In the final year of his contract, the Blues will look for head coach Davis Payne to produce results on the ice with the Blues.

  10. Best and worst sweaters of all-time: Colorado Avalanche

    Aug 11, 2011, 8:27 PM EDT

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    Joe Sakic

    The Avalanche sweaters might be pretty good, but compared to what they were running with in their past it’s tough to keep up with a legendary look.

  11. Are these 10 players primed for bounce back seasons?

    Aug 11, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

    Nicklas Backstrom, Martin Brodeur

    NHL.com put together an interesting list of 10 players who might bounce back next season. PHT weighs in regarding which ones might actually do that.

  12. Best and worst sweaters of all-time: Winnipeg Jets

    Aug 11, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

    Dustin Byfuglien, Nik Antropov

    You know that awkward moment when you’re doing a sweater history of a team that just relocated? This is it as there’s not a Jets sweater to be seen here.

  13. Blue Jackets’ rebound hopes ultimately rest on Steve Mason’s shaky shoulders

    Aug 11, 2011, 5:31 PM EDT

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    Mike Knuble, Steve Mason

    The Blue Jackets are gambling a crucial season on Steve Mason turning things around after two lousy seasons. PHT explores why that’s a shaky proposition that might cost Columbus GM Scott Howson his job.

  14. Buffalo Sabres sign Marc-Andre Gragnani to one-year deal, must clean up salary cap mess

    Aug 11, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

    Marc-Andre Gragnani

    The good news is that Sabres re-signed Marc-Andre Gragnani to a one-year contract. The bad news is that they’re hovering high above the salary cap ceiling this summer and will face some tough decisions next off-season as well.

  15. Best and worst sweaters of all-time: Nashville Predators

    Aug 11, 2011, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Stu Grimson

    Carving out a great look on the ice when it comes to a sweater is something the Nashville Predators have had a very hard time with.

  16. A big new contract won’t hurt Brooks Laich’s world-class work ethic

    Aug 11, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Brooks Laich, Chris Drury

    Brooks Laich’s six-year, $27 million contract might be a bit much, but it looks like he’s going to do his best to earn every penny.

  17. Andrei Kostitsyn shouldn’t blame Jacques Martin for his struggles

    Aug 11, 2011, 1:58 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Florida Panthers

    Andrei Kostitsyn was quick to blame Jacques Martin for his flat numbers, but most of the facts point to the fact that he’s the one who falling short.

  18. Best and worst sweaters of all-time: Toronto Maple Leafs

    Aug 11, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

    Wendel Clark

    The look of the Maple Leafs is a timeless one and one that you either love or hate.

  19. Vancouver angst could sully Milan Lucic’s day with the Stanley Cup

    Aug 11, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins Victory Parade

    Bitter Canucks fans will probably ensure that Vancouver native Milan Lucic’s day with the Stanley Cup will be subdued.

  20. Best and worst sweaters of all-time: New York Rangers

    Aug 11, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT

    Henrik Lundqvist

    The New York Rangers are another original six team that knows what works best: Not screwing with what’s worked so well for a virtual NHL eternity.

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