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  1. Capitals come to their senses regarding Alex Ovechkin’s power play role

    Sep 22, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    The Capitals are finally going to use Alex Ovechkin where he should be on the power play – close to the net, rather than in a less effective role on the PP point.

  2. Henrik Lundqvist’s excitement for new season bubbling over

    Sep 22, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Henrik Lundqvist

    Henrik Lundqvist is the guy that makes the Rangers go and his excitement heading into this season is off the charts.

  3. Mark Bavis’ family settles lawsuit with United Airlines over 9/11

    Sep 22, 2011, 8:15 AM EDT

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    The family of former Los Angeles Kings scout Mark Bavis has settled their lawsuit with United Airlines over what they feel was a lack of safety concerning his fateful flight on September 11, 2001.

  4. Jody Shelley could be facing suspension after brutal hit from behind on Darryl Boyce

    Sep 22, 2011, 1:27 AM EDT

    Jody Shelley

    Jody Shelley could be the first person that new NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan gets to discipline after Shelley’s horrible hit from behind on Toronto’s Darryl Boyce.

  5. Video: Can the Capitals get it done in the postseason this time?

    Sep 21, 2011, 11:25 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    There’s a lot of pressure on the Washington Capitals heading into this season and NBC’s Mike Milbury and Pierre McGuire talk to NBC Sports Talk’s Russ Thaler about how they have to win in the playoffs… Or else.

  6. Max Pacioretty plays for first time since Zdeno Chara hit

    Sep 21, 2011, 9:17 PM EDT

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    It’s been since March 8th since we last saw Montreal’s Max Pacioretty in a game after being severely concussed by Zdeno Chara. Tonight he played in his first game since the ugly incident.

  7. Calgary businessman’s cash bid to buy St. Louis Blues shot down

    Sep 21, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Calgary businessman Max Chambers wanted to buy the St. Louis Blues and pay for it all in cash. The Blues told him they weren’t interested.

  8. St. Cloud State and Western Michigan invited to join new college hockey conference

    Sep 21, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Tony Mosey

    The National Collegiate Hockey Conference has sent out two more invitations for their new college hockey conference and St. Cloud and Western Michigan are the potential benefactors.

  9. Minnesota welcomes back an old friend: The neutral zone trap

    Sep 21, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

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    MIke Yeo

    The word “trap” is a dirty word in the NHL, especially in Minnesota. Just think of how Wild fans will react when they hear coach Mike Yeo is bringing it back.

  10. Mike Modano explains retirement: ‘It’s just time’

    Sep 21, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Mike Modano reflects on his retirement decision, while former teammates such as Joe Nieuwendyk and Chris Osgood also share their thoughts on one of the best (and most important) American hockey players of all-time.

  11. NHL 12 produces biggest launch week in series’ history

    Sep 21, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

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    EA Sports announced that NHL 12 produced the best first week of sales in the history of the beloved hockey video game series.

  12. Police expert: Dustin Byfuglien ‘high on drugs’ during arrest

    Sep 21, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

    Dustin Byfuglien

    After observing Dustin Byfuglien’s symptoms after an arrest, a Minnesota police drug recognition expert believed that the Jets defenseman was “high on drugs.”

  13. Islanders make Mark Streit the NHL’s first Swiss-born captain

    Sep 21, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

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    Reports indicate that the Islanders tabbed veteran blueliner Mark Streit as their new captain. That would make him the first Swiss-born NHL player to wear the “C.”

  14. Mike Modano retires after 21 seasons, announces decision via Facebook

    Sep 21, 2011, 2:09 PM EDT

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    After an outstanding career in which he broke most of the all-time records for American born NHL players, Mike Modano announced his retirement via Facebook today. He’ll hold a press conference to make it official on Friday.

  15. Flyers sign first round pick Sean Couturier to entry-level deal

    Sep 21, 2011, 11:36 AM EDT

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    Sean Couturier gave himself a shot at making the Flyers lineup right out of the gate by signing an entry-level deal with the team today.

  16. Time to get worried? Brad Richards misses second day with groin injury

    Sep 21, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

    Brad Richards

    It sounds like Brad Richards’ groin injury is minimal, but should the Rangers be a little worried about the health of their team and the wisdom of the nine-year deal they handed Richards?

  17. Blue Jackets give R.J. Umberger a surprising five-year, $23M extension

    Sep 21, 2011, 10:44 AM EDT

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    The Blue Jackets handed R.J. Umberger a five-year, $23.5 million extension today, adding the forward to a growing list of long-term commitments. Are they going in the right direction or setting themselves up for lengthy struggles?

  18. Can Jack Johnson generate a ‘plus’ season in 2011-12?

    Sep 21, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Whether you measure a blueliner’s defensive ability by plus/minus or a more sophisticated metric, Jack Johnson hasn’t been very strong in his own end. Should the Kings expect that to change next season?

  19. Hobey Baker winner Andy Miele looks to make NHL this year in Phoenix

    Sep 21, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Andy Miele

    Last year’s Hobey Baker winner Andy Miele looks to earn a roster spot in Phoenix this year. For a man with this much heart and skill, it’s going to to be tough for Don Maloney and the rest of the Coyotes’ management to deny him the opportunity.

  20. Capitals, Predators avoid injuries on shoddy Baltimore ice

    Sep 21, 2011, 1:54 AM EDT

    Craig Smith, Chris Bourque

    Teams are probably relieved after any preseason game in which no one is injured, but that was especially true as the Predators beat the Capitals 2-0 on questionable ice in Baltimore.

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