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  1. Two brutal early stretches might doom Senators in 2011-12

    Sep 28, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Daniel Alfredsson

    The deck already seemed stacked against the Senators from a talent perspective, but the schedule makers didn’t do them any favors with two brutal stretches early next season.

  2. Happy birthday, Tom Sestito: Flyers winger gets waived, four-game suspension

    Sep 28, 2011, 4:21 PM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    Tom Sestito’s 24th birthday will be one to forget: the Flyers put him on waivers while the NHL suspended him for the rest of the preseason and two regular season games.

  3. Montreal’s favorable schedule could give them a shot to win the Northeast Division

    Sep 28, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Carey Price

    The Canadiens could be a dark horse candidate to win the Northeast Division because of their reasonable schedule – even if they’ll travel more than their rivals.

  4. NHL players react to Brendan Shanahan’s run of suspensions

    Sep 28, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

    Brendan Shanahan

    Players and coaches shared mixed reactions to Brendan Shanahan’s first run of suspensions in the 2011 preseason.

  5. Danny Cleary will miss remainder of preseason with upper-body injury

    Sep 28, 2011, 2:19 PM EDT

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    Daniel Cleary

    Red Wings forward Danny Cleary will miss at least the rest of the preseason with an upper-body injury.

  6. Minor eye surgery will sideline Jason Arnott for about a week

    Sep 28, 2011, 1:50 PM EDT

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    Jason Arnott

    Jason Arnott will miss about a week after undergoing minor eye surgery.

  7. Ontario police press charges on man suspected of throwing banana at Wayne Simmonds

    Sep 28, 2011, 1:26 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    A 26 year old man has been charged with throwing a banana peel at Wayne Simmonds. If convicted, he could face a maximum fine of $2,000.

  8. 2011-2012 season preview: New Jersey Devils

    Sep 28, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Zach Parise

    So many things can go right for the Devils this season, but why does it feel like they’re living on the edge this season?

  9. Dramatic highs and lows dominate Buffalo’s difficult schedule

    Sep 28, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

    Ryan Miller

    The Sabres’ 2011-12 schedule almost seems manic depressive in its highs and lows. Surviving a brutal beginning to 2012 could be the key for Pegulamania to run wild.

  10. Kirill Kabanov accepts your Facebook invitation to play pick-up hockey

    Sep 28, 2011, 10:41 AM EDT

    Kirill Kabanov

    Isles prospect Kirill Kabanov might have a bad reputation, but one thing is for sure, he’s a great Facebook friend to have.

  11. Jonas Hiller’s long road from cloudy unknown to world-class netminder

    Sep 28, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

    Jonas Hiller

    Jonas Hiller is showing that everything is back to normal this training camp. But listening to his teammates talk, we never really knew how bad it really was last season…

  12. Bruins must stock up on points early in 2011-12 because of tough final three months

    Sep 28, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    vtar101

    The Bruins need to take advantage of a very favorable first half schedule because the last three months of 2011-12 could be awfully challenging.

  13. Is it in Ottawa’s best interests for Mika Zibanejad to make an immediate NHL jump?

    Sep 28, 2011, 1:03 AM EDT

    James Reimer, Mika Zibanejad

    Mika Zibanejad is making a serious case to join the Ottawa Senators right out of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, but if the team is as bad as expected, it might be a waste of a bargain entry-level year.

  14. Scott Hartnell resumes practice, could play Thursday after meeting cardiologist

    Sep 27, 2011, 9:56 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Philadelphia Flyers

    Great news for Scott Hartnell: he cleared a cardiologist’s test and skated in practice on Tuesday. There’s even a chance that the Flyers forward could play in a Thursday exhibition contest after that scary incident involving an elevated heart rate.

  15. Penguins’ schedule indicates that they could finish strong

    Sep 27, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

    Phoenix Coyotes v Pittsburgh Penguins

    The Penguins’ schedule is pretty balanced and manageable, but they could go on a late season tear, especially in their final 11 games.

  16. NHL won’t punish Wayne Simmonds for alleged homophobic comment

    Sep 27, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    The Canadian Press reports that Wayne Simmonds won’t face disciplinary action for allegedly using a homophobic taunt in a verbal exchange with Sean Avery. How do you feel about the decision?

  17. Report: Ontario police might know who threw a banana at Wayne Simmonds

    Sep 27, 2011, 7:15 PM EDT

    Wayne Simmonds

    London, Ontario police might be aware of the person who threw a banana at Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds. No charges have been filed yet, though.

  18. NHL suspends Jean-Francois Jacques for 8 total games for leaving bench to start a fight

    Sep 27, 2011, 6:36 PM EDT

    Ryan Hollweg, J.F. Jacques

    Anaheim’s J.F. Jacques can now say he’s been Shana-banned as league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan hit him with an eight game suspension for making a legal line change to start a fight.

  19. Flyers schedule begins and ends friendly, but is challenging down the middle

    Sep 27, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    The Flyers could do some serious damage in the beginning and end of the 2011-12 season, but things could get a little shaky during tough stretches in November and December.

  20. Evgeni Nabokov to make first appearance for Islanders tonight against Calgary

    Sep 27, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT

    Tony Romano, Evgeni Nabokov

    It’s been over a year since an NHL game has seen Evgeni Nabokov’s shadow. Tonight he’ll get his shot to prove he can play as he suits up, finally, for the Islanders against Calgary.

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