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  1. Bouchard’s high stick could bring ‘Shanaban’

    Oct 9, 2011, 11:48 AM EDT

    Bouchard_Pierre-Marc

    Pierre-Marc Bouchard might be in line for league discipline after high-sticking Matt Calvert.

  2. Can the young Jets handle the pressure today?

    Oct 9, 2011, 11:21 AM EDT

    Winnipeg Jets

    Winnipeg fans are going to create an insane atmosphere during today’s franchise re-opener, but can a young Jets team keep its composure against the Canadiens?

  3. Coyotes can’t blame Sharks rout on Mike Smith alone

    Oct 9, 2011, 2:17 AM EDT

    Mike Smith, Patrick Marleau

    When you allow 52 shots in a game, you can’t blame it all on your goalie. The sad facts show that Mike Smith’s goaltending isn’t the only problem for the Coyotes, who dropped a 6-3 loss to the Sharks that wasn’t even that close.

  4. Will Ilya Kovalchuk learn to ‘trust’ Peter DeBoer?

    Oct 9, 2011, 1:18 AM EDT

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    Ilya Kovalchuk, Adam Oates

    Ilya Kovalchuk clearly responded differently to Jacques Lemaire last season. Will Peter DeBoer get the same kind of effort out of the Russian star, or will the Devils’ $100 million man tune him out?

  5. Renovation Watch: First impressions

    Oct 9, 2011, 12:34 AM EDT

    Thomas Vanek

    The NHL’s first three days of action gave the hockey world a taste of what’s to come from the league’s most dramatically altered teams. So which ones are looking good and which ones might want to buy a new decorator?

  6. Phil Kessel’s big night helps Leafs hold on vs. Senators

    Oct 8, 2011, 10:37 PM EDT

    Phil Kessel; Craig Anderson

    For two periods and change, it seemed like Dion Phaneuf’s brutal hit on Stephane Da Costa would tell the story of the Leafs’ win against the Senators. Ottawa made it interesting, though, which made Phil Kessel’s four-point game crucial.

  7. Ducks boost D slightly by trading for Kyle Cumiskey

    Oct 8, 2011, 10:24 PM EDT

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    Kyle Cumiskey, David Moss

    The Ducks gave up minor leaguer Jake Newton and seventh round pick in 2013 for exiled Colorado Avalanche defenseman Kyle Cumiskey.

  8. Money poorly spent? Martin Erat will miss game against Blues

    Oct 8, 2011, 8:23 PM EDT

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    Dan Hamhuis, Martin Erat

    The Nashville Predators’ $6 million forward Martin Erat will miss tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues with an “upper body injury,” according to Josh Cooper. Cooper and many others worry that the vaguely described problem is a recurrence of back issues that kept Erat out of 18 games last season. Erat is in a…

  9. Dave Bolland returns to frustrate Stars tonight

    Oct 8, 2011, 8:05 PM EDT

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    Vancouver Canucks v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Four

    There’s good news for the Blackhawks and bad news for their star opponents: Dave Bolland should be back in the lineup tonight.

  10. Peter Forsberg’s jersey retirement ends an era in Colorado

    Oct 8, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT

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    Peter Forsberg

    If it wasn’t already clear enough, the Avalanche can say officially say goodbye to their great first generation of hockey now that Peter Forsberg’s jersey number will be retired.

  11. Video: Old West villain George Parros takes Mike Rupp’s lunch money

    Oct 8, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Anaheim’s George Parros is one of the most infamous fighters in the league and he showed Rangers forward Mike Rupp just why he is.

  12. Sabres off to roaring start, smack the Kings 4-2 to sweep NHL Premiere series

    Oct 8, 2011, 5:24 PM EDT

    Jason Pominville,  Thomas Vanek, Luke Adam

    The Sabres apparently like starting abroad as they beat the Kings 4-2 to go 2-0-0 to start the year.

  13. Brad Richards scores but Rangers fall in shootout to Ducks

    Oct 8, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT

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    Jonas Hiller

    Brad Richards scored his first goal as a Ranger, but it was Jonas Hiller and Bobby Ryan taking care of business in the shootout.

  14. Florida Panthers don’t feel the need to have a captain to start the year

    Oct 8, 2011, 4:41 PM EDT

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    Stephen Weiss

    Who needs a captain? The Panthers don’t, they’ve got four guys wearing the “A” instead.

  15. Claude Noel thinks Winnipeg is a playoff team, might be a bit biased

    Oct 8, 2011, 3:01 PM EDT

    Claude Noel

    Jets coach Claude Noel believes that his team can be a playoff team. Being positive knows no bounds.

  16. Habs defense issues roll on: Chris Campoli out for months with leg injury

    Oct 8, 2011, 2:17 PM EDT

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    Campoli_Chris

    Chris Campoli was brought into Montreal to be injury insurance for Andrei Markov. Perhaps that position is just cursed as Campoli will be out for months with a leg injury.

  17. Wojtek Wolski’s wonky groin puts him back on the shelf against Anaheim

    Oct 8, 2011, 1:02 PM EDT

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    Wojtek Wolski

    Wojtek Wolski’s groin issues are putting him back in the press box for today’s game in Europe against the Ducks.

  18. Mike Commodore in for repairs, Brendan Smith called up with suspension to serve

    Oct 8, 2011, 12:38 PM EDT

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    James Neal, Mike Commodore

    Mike Commodore is on IR with a wonky knee so Brendan Smith gets called up from the AHL with time to serve for his head shot on Ben Smith.

  19. Tomas Vokoun not exactly happy about not starting Caps’ season opener

    Oct 8, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Tomas Vokoun

    Bruce Boudreau’s decision to start Michal Neuvirth in the team’s season opener over Tomas Vokoun isn’t giving Vokoun happy thoughts.

  20. Video: Jamie Benn’s slick scoring moves and glass-smashing glory

    Oct 8, 2011, 11:27 AM EDT

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    Niklas Hjalmarsson, Jamie Benn

    When we figured Jamie Benn to be a breakout player, we knew it meant a lot of goals. The smashed glass after a body check was a nice surprise though.

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