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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Relocation audition time? Kings-Penguins game in Kansas City sold out

    Sep 27, 2011, 4:43 PM EDT

    Sprint Center - Kansas City

    Fire up your relocation theories, the Kings and Penguins game in Kansas City is a sellout. So who wants to move to the midwest?

  5. Wayne Simmonds denies making homophobic slur toward Sean Avery

    Sep 27, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    Do we have problems reading lips or is Wayne Simmonds just poorly denying making a homophobic slur at Sean Avery?

  6. Rangers face lengthy home and road swings in 2011-12

    Sep 27, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

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    lundqvistoviap

    The Rangers begin the season in Sweden. Perhaps that only seems fitting, because they’ll be away from home for large periods of time during a very uneven schedule of home and road contests.

  7. White netting at Verizon Center causes issues for some fans (Update)

    Sep 27, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT

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    The Capitals first run of using white netting above the glass in Verizon Center is being met with disapproval by Capitals fans. Much ado about nothing or do they have a legit beef?

  8. Can Zac Dalpe have a Jeff Skinner-like breakout for Carolina?

    Sep 27, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Zac Dalpe

    Chances are you haven’t heard much about Carolina’s Zac Dalpe. If his performance in training camp carries over to the regular season, you might be hearing a lot about him.

  9. Soft schedule could help the Islanders turn things around

    Sep 27, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Matt Moulson, John Tavares

    The Islanders could justify the building optimism surrounding their team thanks to a soft 2011-12 schedule.

  10. Wayne Simmonds to meet with NHL over using homophobic slur

    Sep 27, 2011, 12:03 PM EDT

    Wayne Simmonds

    Wayne Simmonds’ alleged use of a homophobic slur has earned him a date with Colin Campbell to discuss the incident. GLAAD is also looking into an already very ugly situation.

  11. Sabres welcomed to life under the salary cap by sending Kotalik and Morrisonn to AHL

    Sep 27, 2011, 11:14 AM EDT

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    Ales Kotalik

    The Sabres got under the salary cap in the modern old fashioned way: By sending two fat contracts to the AHL.

  12. Devils could be blessed by light travel schedule next season

    Sep 27, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils

    The league’s lightest travel schedule could greatly benefit Martin Brodeur and the Devils.

  13. Sean Avery accuses Wayne Simmonds of making homophobic remarks during preseason game

    Sep 26, 2011, 11:28 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    Not even a week after dealing with an ugly racial display, Wayne Simmonds is being accused of using a homophobic comment in a trash-talking exchange with Sean Avery. It was an ugly game tonight, as Tom Sestito’s hit might also generate some suspension controversy.

  14. David Perron returns to Blues, will take a baseline concussion test next week

    Sep 26, 2011, 9:56 PM EDT

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    Evgeni Nabokov, David Perron

    David Perron joined his team again today, although he didn’t practice. He still has a way to go before that happens, with the next big step being a baseline concussion test scheduled for next week.

  15. NHL hands James Wisniewski a heavy suspension that includes eight regular season games

    Sep 26, 2011, 8:44 PM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets Press Conference Introducing New Players Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski

    James Wisniewski received the harshest suspension yet, as the Blue Jackets defenseman will sit out the rest of the preseason and a whopping eight regular season games for his illegal hit on Cal Clutterbuck. In case players haven’t been paying attention, Brendan Shanahan clearly means business.

  16. Wild sign Aaron Boogaard, honor Derek Boogaard and Pavol Demitra with helmet sticker

    Sep 26, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT

    Boogaard Family

    The Wild will wear a “24/38″ helmet sticker in memory of Pavol Demitra and Derek Boogaard, while the team signed Derek’s brother Aaron to a a two-way deal.

  17. NHL suspends Brad Staubitz for preseason, three regular season games for hit from behind

    Sep 26, 2011, 6:29 PM EDT

    Brad Staubitz, Cam Janssen

    Brad Staubitz will sit out the rest of the preseason and three regular season games for his hit from behind on Cody Bass. Check out this post for more details and an explanation via league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan.

  18. Patrick Sharp hits the ice for first time since appendectomy, won’t start at center

    Sep 26, 2011, 5:19 PM EDT

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    Patrick Sharp

    Patrick Sharp is back on the ice for the Blackhawks for the first time since his appendectomy. That’s great news for Chicago.

  19. Markov worries? Montreal signs Chris Campoli to one-year, $1.75 million deal

    Sep 26, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    Chris Campoli

    Perhaps the worries about Andrei Markov’s knee are a bit stronger as the Montreal Canadiens have signed Chris Campoli to a one year deal.

  20. Devils to retire Scott Niedermayer’s “27” on December 16 vs. Dallas

    Sep 26, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

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    Scott Niedermayer

    He’s a legend in New Jersey and now he’ll have his number retired. Scott Niedermayer will join Ken Daneyko and Scott Stevens with the honor.

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